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Friday, June 12, 2015

Raytheon completes milestones on path to production-ready GaN-based AESA Patriot

Patriot batteryMilitaries of the future will soon have access to a single radar capable of protecting troops' backs from threats such as ballistic and cruise missiles, and drones. Raytheon Company recently completed a series of milestones, bringing the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with 360-degrees of coverage one step closer to production readiness.

The milestones involve upgrading the Patriot' radar main array with Gallium Nitride- (GaN) based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology.

Completion of those milestones keep Raytheon engineers, who are currently building a GaN-based AESA full size main panel radar array, on track to having the system up and running in early 2016.

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