Raytheon Advanced Tactical System readies for 2.0 launch

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced a fall release of its Raytheon Advanced Tactical System 2.0, which leverages the Google Android™ mobile platform to bring intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data to the warfighter. The 2.0 release will provide enhanced capabilities with interactive communications providing secure situational awareness, full motion video, buddy tracking and secure chat features.

"Our latest release significantly enhances ISR information sharing between Edge users and major ISR databases such as Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) enterprises, allowing users to quickly access intelligence data in real time from anywhere in the world," said Mark Bigham, vice president of  Defense and Civil Mission Solutions for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business.

2.0 Release

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Raytheon Advanced Tactical System, launched in April 2009, delivers multimedia content faster, in less time to warfighters and provides a common mobile device for tactical situations. Field trials for the 2.0 release were completed in April 2012. The Raytheon Advanced Tactical System 2.0 enhancements include:

  • A secure Android-based Real-Time Situational Awareness (RTSA) solution supporting warfighters to the tactical edge, search and rescue, law enforcement and special operations missions.
  • Multimode and multimedia interactive communication for intelligence and information collaboration that operates on the latest Android 4.0 operating system for both handhelds and tablets.
  • Bi-directional network database access through Raytheon's THUNDR product, providing access to DCGS and comparable data sources.
  • Portable, light-weight and feature-rich capabilities that include FIPS 140-2 encryption compliance, full motion video, buddy tracking, secure chat with attachments, status, incident and situation reports and more.
  • Multiple communications paths via 3G, WiFi and other tactical military radios.

The Raytheon Advanced Tactical System device disseminates vital intelligence data via the DCGS Intelligence Backbone (DIB) architecture system. Information is shared instantly and securely on the DIB and is searchable to mobile device users and other DIB users. Raytheon has demonstrated how the device provides the warfighter the ability to make decisions in seconds and minutes, rather than hours

Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Jul 10, 2012