Raytheon invests in Unisys' ClearPath Forward technology for Patriot system


Raytheon has invested in Unisys' ClearPath Forward technology for its Global Patriot Solutions programme for missile defence.

The ClearPath Forward technology will be used in the development of a software that will help improve the performance of the combat-proven Patriot air and missile defence system.

Unisys North America Enterprise Solutions vice-president and general manager Michael Morrison said: "We are excited to continue supporting a programme that is crucial to the security of so many people in so many countries, and we are gratified that Raytheon recognises the business value of Unisys' ongoing innovation in ClearPath Forward technology for the Global Patriot Solutions programme.”

The ClearPath Forward is claimed to be a secure, scalable, hardware-independent software environment for high-volume enterprise computing.

"We are gratified that Raytheon recognises the business value of Unisys' ongoing innovation in ClearPath Forward technology for the Global Patriot Solutions programme."

The new-generation ClearPath Forward technology bought by Raytheon uses a software-based fabric architecture to facilitate faster and more efficient interconnection of components across the computing infrastructure, Unisys stated.

It is also claimed to improve system performance while enhancing security for the ClearPath OS 2200 operating environment.

Raytheon’s Global Patriot Solutions is a missile defence system comprising radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors.

The system has the ability to detect, identify and defeat tactical ballistic and cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft and other threats.

More than 3,000 ground tests and over 1,400 flight tests have been conducted on Patriot so far, Raytheon stated.

The Patriot is currently in service with 13 nations worldwide.