Raytheon Blimp Helps Intercept Target in Test

Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) offers a variety of courses on Radar, Missiles & Combat Systems.  This story from Raytheon could be of interest to our readers. he U.S. Air Force and Army have tested a Raytheon-made air-to-air missile and airborne radar system with the goal of intercepting an anti-ship cruise missile target. Raytheon’s blimp-like Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense […]
Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) offers a variety of courses on Radar, Missiles & Combat Systems.  This story from Raytheon could be of interest to our readers.

he U.S. Air Force and Army have tested a Raytheon-made air-to-air missile and airborne radar system with the goal of intercepting an anti-ship cruise missile target.

Raytheon’s blimp-like Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System relayed targeting information via a Link 16 network to an F-15E fighter jet during the test.

The fighter pilot used information detected by JLENS to fire an AIM-120C7 AMRAAM, which destroyed the target.

JLENS works to track large-caliber rockets and tactical ballistic missiles and fly at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. Read more here.

Raytheon to Upgrade Missile Defense Radar Under Potential $176 Million Contract

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the […]
The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the contractor will upgrade the Early Warning Radar (EWR) at Clear Air Force Station (AFS), Alaska, with an option to upgrade the EWR at Cape Cod AFS, Massachusetts. This is a joint Missile Defense Agency/Air Force effort and will be funded by fiscal 2012 through 2017 Missile Defense Agency Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, and Air Force Other Procurement funds. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
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