Raytheon Develops Mini Antenna to Prevent Friendly Fire

1 August 2011 (Last Updated August 1st, 2011 18:30)

Raytheon has developed a mini interrogation antenna capability to help soldiers and unmanned aircraft to prevent friendly fire as part of the light vehicle demonstration contract. The new antenna, the latest enhancement of its cooperative target ID technology, has been certified at techni

Raytheon has developed a mini interrogation antenna capability to help soldiers and unmanned aircraft to prevent friendly fire as part of the light vehicle demonstration contract.

The new antenna, the latest enhancement of its cooperative target ID technology, has been certified at technical readiness level seven by the military for use on combat vehicles.

The technology can be easily integrated with surveillance, targeting and soldier systems whilst also providing air-to-ground and ground-to-ground mission capabilities.

Raytheon's Network Centric Systems' combat systems vice-president Glynn Raymer said, "This new miniaturised antenna is ideal for meeting the constrained size and weight requirements posed by individual soldier and UAS (unmanned aircraft system) applications."