This miniaturized interrogation antenna extends the use of its Cooperative Target ID technology to soldiers and unmanned aircraft to help prevent fratricide.
The new miniature antenna is approximately the size of a coin and weighs only a fraction of an ounce. It capitalizes on proven cooperative millimeter wave technology, which has been certified at technical readiness level seven by the military for use on combat vehicles.
This new mini-antenna is perfect for individual soldiers and UAS (unmanned aircraft system).
Raytheon's mini antenna development is the latest enhancement of its Cooperative Target ID technology successfully demonstrated to I2WD as part of the Light Vehicle Demonstration contract. This technology can be commonly applied to airborne platforms, ground vehicles and dismounted warfighters, providing air-to-ground and ground-to-ground mission capabilities. The technology is designed for ease of integration with surveillance, targeting and soldier systems.
Raytheon Company, with sales of $25 billion in 2010, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and other government markets throughout the world. With headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, Raytheon employs 72,000 people all around the globe.