Raytheon Highlights FLIR Enhancements

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    Raytheon Highlights Forward Looking Infrared Enhancement At DSEI
    (Source: Raytheon Company; issued September 12, 2013)

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    LONDON --- Raytheon Company is unveiling a new technology that improves forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors used by warfighters in the battlespace. Multispectral Reflective Lightweight Optics Technology (MeRLOT) metal mirror development improves the accuracy, weight and cost of FLIR systems on multiple platforms.

    "Raytheon is at the forefront of an exciting new development in diamond point-turning electro-optical mirrors used in FLIR sensors," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "With this technology, we're giving the solider in the field a better FLIR by lightening and improving the performance of handheld and crew-served systems for precision targeting and surveillance operations."

    Raytheon's FLIR sensors provide U.S. and international allied military forces with increased situational awareness, giving warfighters the ability to see in the dark and conduct operations in any kind of weather or battlefield obscurant conditions, no matter the time of day.

    About Multispectral Reflective Lightweight Optics Technology

    Raytheon is one of the largest suppliers of custom engineered optical components. MeRLOT technology is a new method of integrated optical and opto-mechanical design that leverages a new blank material.

    -- Creates a high-performance, lightweight, low-cost reflective optical system.
    -- Replaces traditional heavier aluminum-based systems.
    -- Improves daytime imaging and laser ranging, and enhances night vision performance.

    Raytheon, Falck Schmidt Unveil Remotely Operated Long-Range Surveillance System
    (Source: Raytheon Company; issued September 12, 2013)

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    LONDON --- Raytheon Company and Falck Schmidt Defence Systems are debuting a remotely operated, mast-mounted, long-range reconnaissance and surveillance (LRRS) forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. The new system, displayed at the DSEI trade show, provides greater situational awareness while enhancing soldier safety by allowing the operator to stay under cover.

    "Raytheon's FLIR sensor allows warfighters to detect targets outside the direct-fire range, 24 hours a day, so they can identify and locate targets before they become threats," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.

    LRRS sensors can be integrated on wheeled or armored combat vehicles and towers.

    "We have already demonstrated this system to the Danish land forces, and we plan to introduce it soon in the U.S. at the AUSA trade show," said Steen Garnaes, chief sales officer for Falck Schmidt Defence Systems. "Retrofitting and integrating the latest technologies on armored vehicles improves their performance and increases soldier survivability."

    LRRS sensors provide U.S. and international allied military forces with increased situational awareness.

    -- Warfighters have the ability to see in the dark.
    -- Operations can be carried out in any kind of weather or battlefield obscurant conditions.


    Falck Schmidt Defence Systems has more than 40 years experience in design, manufacturing and delivering electrically driven telescopic masts, auxiliary power units, structural composites, and cable harness and instrumentation to land combat customers worldwide. The company offers system integration of its own and third party products, fully integrated solutions, and assembly of armored vehicles including integration of sensors and weapon systems.
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    Raytheon, Falck Schmidt unveil remotely operated long-range surveillance system

    Raytheon and Falck Schmidt Defence Systems are debuting a remotely operated, mast-mounted, long-range reconnaissance and surveillance (LRRS) forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. The new system, displayed at the DSEI trade show, provides greater situational awareness while enhancing soldier safety by allowing the operator to stay under cover.

    “Raytheon’s FLIR sensor allows warfighters to detect targets outside the direct-fire range, 24 hours a day, so they can identify and locate targets before they become threats,â€￾ said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.

    LRRS sensors can be integrated on wheeled or armored combat vehicles and towers.

    “We have already demonstrated this system to the Danish land forces, and we plan to introduce it soon in the U.S. at the AUSA trade show,â€￾ said Steen Garnaes, chief sales officer for Falck Schmidt Defence Systems.

    “Retrofitting and integrating the latest technologies on armored vehicles improves their performance and increases soldier survivability.â€￾

    LRRS sensors provide U.S. and international allied military forces with increased situational awareness.

    Warfighters have the ability to see in the dark.
    Operations can be carried out in any kind of weather or battlefield obscurant conditions.
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    Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $136.2 million contract for federal FY13 to re-manufacture, overhaul and upgrade 19 Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems and produce four SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems.

    This contract includes a $94.8 million option for FY14 covering an additional 12 Phalanx and four SeaRAM systems. The option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $231 million.

    “Phalanx is a vital ship self-defense system, providing the critical inner-layer of protection to sailors, Marines and ships,†said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Naval and Area Mission Defense product line.

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    “With SeaRAM comes a significant extension of that inner-layer battlespace and the capacity to effectively engage multiple high-performance threats. Raytheon’s ability to remanufacture Phalanx equivalent to new manufacture condition — in appearance, operation and performance — provides a significant cost savings to our customers.â€

    Close-in Defense Solutions
    Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and deployed in the navies of 25 nations.

    Intended to enlarge Phalanx’s keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM uses advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide. SeaRAM is aboard the USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4).
  4. The Drdo Guy
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    Re: Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    I wonder if we should also buy Phalanx system? We have the Russian kashtan, but for some reason I feel that for the never vessels Phalanx or similar system can be good investment
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  6. Manmohan Yadav
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    Re: Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    Kashtan system is better than Phalanx
  7. smestarz
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    Re: Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    any links to support?
  8. Manmohan Yadav
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    Re: Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    nopes, but i do know its radar + IR optics guided
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    In regards to the convo above:

    I believe the Talwar-class frigates are outfitted with Kashtan, and other IN ships employ the AK-630 series. Wouldn't make sense to switch to Phalanx unless the Kashtan/AK-630 guns are proven to have some major defect, or the Phalanx is deemed exponentially more effective in air and missile defence.
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    also phalanx will come in big dollars whereas kashtan with almost similar capabilities is cost effective.
  11. smestarz
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    Re: Raytheon awarded Phalanx upgrade contract

    Now the Americans are upgrading it with an upgraded systems.
    Sea RAM is smaller missile, I prefer the gun to the missile

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