Thursday, July 22, 2010

Raytheon Unveils New Modernized Patriot System Interface

Raytheon Unveils New Modernized Patriot System Interface
July 20, 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England, - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is providing attendees at the Farnborough International Airshow with a hands-on experience of its new state-of-the-art Patriot modern man station (MMS).

On display at Raytheon's all-new exhibit pavilion (building OE9), the MMS demonstrator provides the latest innovative technologies and capabilities of the new operator-machine interface and station.

Part of the modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System's command and control system, MMS provides improved target identification, decision-making and situational awareness for the warfighter.

"The new modern man station has played a significant role as part of the development of the next-generation Patriot. It is one of the key upgrades that delivers greater capabilities while reducing the cost of ownership," said Skip Garrett, vice president and deputy of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

MMS is used to identify objects; track potential threats; and engage hostile targets, including aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles. The color graphical user interface and touch-screen display enhance the operator's ability to identify targets and priority alerts. They are also part of the state-of-the-art ergonomics that help reduce operator fatigue.

The modernized Patriot system is globally deployed and readily available. Today, 12 partner nations rely on the combat-proven Patriot as the foundation of their air and missile defense capabilities.

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

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