Ultra & Raytheon to Support Hobart Class Destroyers

September 8, 2021 – Ultra (Australia) is pleased to announce it has entered into agreement for the 5th year of in-service support for the Australian Hobart Class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) ships together with Raytheon Australia. This contract ensures that the Integrated Sonar System installed on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) DDGs, which is comprised of a Hull Mounted Sonar and…

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New Eyes for the Fleet

Not so long ago, the U.S. Navy’s two newest radars were nothing more than ideas. One would rotate. The other would stand still. Together, they would cover the skies nonstop, helping the Navy defend its ships, conduct air traffic control and increase its overall situational awareness. Now, the SPY-6(V)2 rotating radar and the SPY-6(V)3 fixed-face radar – known together as…

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Integration of SPY-6 on USS Jack H Lucas

June 9, 2021 – The U.S. Navy’s new high-tech destroyer has made its first triumphant splash – and it has a powerful new radar on board. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is working with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to integrate four SPY-6 radar arrays onto the USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125). The ship is…

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DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIA for Chile

February 5, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Chile of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85.0 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Chile has…

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Raytheon Australia Selected to Assist in Arafura Class Introduction to Service

December 3, 2020 – The Morrison Government is backing Australian industry through its up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, with the selection of a new Capability Life Cycle Manager for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Raytheon Australia has been selected to initially help support the transition into service for the OPV’s, while setting the foundations for through…

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Reducing human error in ship navigation

October 12, 2020 – Many investigations, including the annual Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review, have identified human error as the main reason for incidents in global shipping. Human errors often relate to false situation assessment caused by poor or inconsistent presentation of data or confusing operation. Accordingly, intuitive and consistent user interfaces and operation concepts…

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Navy Awards First USV Family of Systems Contract Delivery Orders

August 28, 2020 – The Navy has awarded the first delivery orders from the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity – Multiple Award Contract (IDIQ-MAC) to support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Aug 28. Advanced Acoustics Concepts LLC, Arete Associates Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., and Peraton Inc. were awarded fixed-price contracts on…

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Raytheon’s StormBreaker® Completes First Guided Release from Navy Super Hornet

June 15, 2020 – Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker® smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become the second fighter jet to add the weapon when the program reaches initial operational capability later this year. The US Air Force’s newest weapon, StormBreaker®, has a unique tri-mode seeker…

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