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First-ever helicopter-based firing of High Energy Laser

MCKINNEY, Texas, June 26, 2017 — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache … Continue reading

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Raytheon’s PIKE 40mm Precision-Guided Munition

Raytheon Company has just extended the rage of the 40mm grenade launcher out to 2000+ meters. The company has successfully fired 2 PIKE 40mm grenades from the standard M320 Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (EGLM) launcher. Both rounds flew 2,300 meters … Continue reading

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Raytheon PhantomIRxr® 17 μm Binoculars

This is not your grandpa’s  binoculars he brought back from Europe at the end of World War II. The folks at Raytheon have come up with a light weight (3.6 lbs.) uncooled thermal binocular that will detect a man sized … Continue reading

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Last year, I wrote about Raytheon’s Excalibur guided 155mm munitions, but I did not have a good visual to provide you with a sense of just how accurate this round is. Raytheon has had enormous success with its Excalibur and … Continue reading

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Raytheon’s Excalibur S Undergoes First Successful Live Fire Test

The Excalibur S is a 155mm munition with a dual guidance system. The variant is built on the highly effective Excalibur 155 mm projectile. The new munition is  GPS-guided ;with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) and a semi-active … Continue reading

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US Army To Acquire Additional Thermal Weapon Sights From Raytheon

Raytheon announced that it was selected by the U.S. Army to supply thermal weapon sights (TWS). The award has a maximum potential value of $131 million. The contract is not new business, but a three year extension to the existing … Continue reading

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Raytheon and Motion Reality Inc develop 3D military applications.

The pressing need for versatile, timely and cost-effective training was obvious at this year’s SOFIC and an outgrowth of the GWOT. In the current operational environment, SOF operators need to construct flexible and accurate training scenarios, like the ones used to bring … Continue reading

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