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27 Nov 06. Raytheon Company again successfully demonstrated the enhanced navigation accuracy capability of a new variant of HARM (High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile). Called “HDAM” for HARM Destruction of enemy air defense Attack Module, the new variant adds INS/GPS (inertial navigation system/global positioning system) capability to the battle-proven HARM, greatly improving its effectiveness while significantly reducing collateral damage and the threat to friendly troops. The test flight took place at the China Lake Test Range, Calif. The missile, launched from an F-16, was fired against a simulated surface-to-surface missile launcher. The target was not emitting radar signals — the normal target locater used by the current HARM system. In this case the missile was given the target’s geographic location. After launch the missile flew a range-enhancing profile and the fuze successfully activated over the target well within the required parameters. Pieces of the destroyed target were observed flying through the air, which was significant as the missile was not carrying a warhead. The first test on June 20 saw HDAM, also launched from an F-16, successfully face two radar sources and select the correct one. The test demonstrated that the added INS/GPS capability ensures that the intended target is attacked instead of other radar sources.
28 Nov 06. TENET Defence Ltd and Galdos Systems inc. have completed the integration of multiple geospatial data across the UK Ministry of Defence into a single source through the use of open-standard web services. Geospatial data is a key information component in all defence systems for planning, tasking, and task execution. Most of the time missions require the coordination of air, maritime and land forces, and hence geospatial information for these domains must be integrated in real time. Latencies in information update can easily translate into lost missions and lost lives. TENET Defence, who produce geospatial technology used in many of the worlds most advanced mission planning and situational awareness systems, believes that the general adoption of the standards that underpin Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) will bring massive benefits to defence systems in allowing them to meet users needs. TENET are already supplying solutions which integrate firmly into SDI frameworks and see collaboration with partners such as GALDOS as the key to success.
27 Nov 06. Raytheon Company, led by its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, will conduct its third demonstration of a multi-theater, multi-service Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) capability in December as it expands its Joint Fires (JFires) program. Highlights of JFires Demo 3 will be multiple integrated fire control engagements by U.S. Army SLAMRAAM (Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile), U.S. Navy Standard Missiles-2 and 3, and ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile) interceptors — all built by Raytheon — against simulated cruise and ballistic missile threats.
29 Nov 06. Raytheon Company successfully demonstrated its communications network radio system(CNRS), an advanced communication technology that networks every soldier onthe battlefield. “Plugging our soldiers into an integrated, wireless communications network on the battlefield and during engagement is absolutely critical,” said Colonel Richard Hansen, the Army’s project manager for soldier warrior. During a recent test of the U.S. Army Land Warrior system at Fort Lewis, Wash., Raytheon, in conjunction with the Land Warrior contractor team led by prime systems integrator General Dynamics C4 Systems, successfully demonstrated CNRS’ ability to connect the dismounted soldier to the
battlefield network. Raytheon’s CNRS solution provides the connectivity to give commanders and soldiers the ability to share critical mission information electronically, securely and on-the-move