Demonstration during Valiant Shield 22 proves its ability to collect, process and distribute targeting data between military units
ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the Department of Defense’s Valiant Shield 22 exercise this month, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a company of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), successfully demonstrated its ability to collect data on a simulated maritime threat and then share targeting solutions with distributed defense systems across the Western Pacific Ocean – a key test of the company’s cross-domain command and control infrastructure.
Raytheon’s Multi-Program Testbed, or RMT – a converted Boeing 727 – used a combination of radar and electronic intelligence sensors to characterize the simulated threat. On-board processors then synthesized the data in seconds to create a complete targeting solution that was fed to tactical platforms.
“In multi-domain combat, seconds could be the difference between victory and defeat,” said Eric Ditmars, president of Secure Sensor Solutions at RI&S. “This experience shows that we can deliver synthesized, multi-source data to commanders faster than ever, giving them a decisive advantage on the battlefield.”
Raytheon’s RMT, along with a KC-135 aircraft, four US Navy F/A-18 fighters and a command and control station on the continental United States quickly shared data in a highly contested simulated environment. This scenario demonstrates Raytheon’s ability to provide powerful machine-to-machine communication capabilities to securely share information between multiple sensors and defense systems.
“Bringing these capabilities to the field gives us the highest degree of confidence in their real-world applicability,” Ditmars said. “This allows us to test them in operational environments and accelerate their maturity.”
Valiant Shield 22 is a biennial US-only field training that builds real-world skills in sustaining US forces by detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in the air. cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.
About Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies company, provides the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any field, against any challenge. Developer of advanced sensors, cyber services and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space offers a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers around the world.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services to commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading companies – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense – the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries of avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics and quantum physics. The company was established in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the aerospace business of United Technologies Corporation.
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