Business

November 18, 2015
 

Raytheon delivers sonar for DARPA’s unmanned anti-submarine warfare vehicle program

Raytheon has completed delivery of its latest Modular Scalable Sonar Syste, the fifth-generation hull-mounted sonar system, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous TrailUnmanned Vessel program.
The delivery is a culmination of efforts under a subcontract from Leidos, Inc., whose prototype trimaran is designed to serve as the program’s unmanned vehicle.
MS3 marks an improvement in the performance and reliability of proven sonar technologies. It performs active and passive search and tracking; incoming torpedo warning; and small-object avoidance for safer navigation. Sensor data from the system is used in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission to help build a common operating picture for ACTUV. MS3 will be integrated into Leidos’ trimaran for ACTUV, and will deliver these capabilities in an autonomous operating environment.
“MS3 builds on a legacy of sonar expertise, integrating a host of capabilities in a single sonar system,” said Paul Ferraro, vice president of Advanced Technology for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “MS3 will provide DARPA with exceptional performance – from detection to tracking – from an unmanned platform.”
Flexible, affordable and high-performing, Raytheon’s MS3 addresses current and emerging threats from undersea. It is the fifth-generation hull- and bow-mounted sonar, building on the proven capabilities of Raytheon sonars currently in service worldwide. MS3 features a streamlined inboard electronics suite that can be configured for a range of sonar capabilities, including ASW, anti-surface Warfare (ASuW) and mine warfare, for most hull and bow-mounted arrays and towed systems. It was designed and developed with an open architecture for maximum flexibility, supporting phased upgrades or new construction programs. MS3’s unique, modular architecture enables tailored, capable solutions to counter today’s undersea threats with inherent scalability to adapt to the evolving threats of the future.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – January 21, 2019

News The Missile Defense Review is out. Will Congress fund it? – The Missile Defense Review, formally unveiled Jan. 17 at the Pentagon by President Donald Trump, calls for major investments from both new technologies and existing systems.   Trump says U.S. backs NATO ‘100%,’ after report he discussed withdrawal – Days after a report...
 
 

News Briefs – January 21, 2019

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west coast city of Taichung on Jan. 17, while Mirage fighter jets took off amid rainy conditions from the air base at Hsinchu to the...
 
 
Photograph by Peter Merlin

Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Photograph by Peter Merlin The NROL-71 prior to launch. Following a long string of delays, the nation’s newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19. The top-...