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Monster Machines: Raytheon's Modular Missile Defence Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

As the number and variety of air, space and surface-based threats to our naval fleets continue to proliferate, defending against them all is getting harder and harder. But equipped with this new unified threat detection system from Raytheon, our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will know what’s coming from 30 times farther away.


US Military Drones Are Going To Start Running On Linux

Raytheon is making a bold move: It’s dumping the proprietary operating system Solaris in favour of Linux for the control systems of its US military drones.


Monster Machines: The Newest Tomahawk Is A Mighty Morphin' Cruise Missile

The Tomahawk is among the most widely used and effective conventional weapons in the US arsenal, especially since we began covertly launching them from the safety of submerged submarines during the Cold War. Recently, Raytheon debuted the latest upgrades to its newest generation of Tomahawks — cruise missiles smarter and more adaptable than ever before.


Monster Machines: This Multi-Launcher Spits Out Missiles Like A 12-Barrel Revolver

While the Phalanx has proven an immensely effective self-defence system for the US Navy, it’s far from a watertight solution. To intercept incoming threats that the Phalanx can’t handle, the US Navy is investing in a rotating missile-launcher that lobs a baker’s dozen of self-propelled missiles at anyone dumb enough to engage.


Raytheon's New Real-Life Minesweeper Will Make Seas Safer For Sailors

Even though Iran has backed away from from its threats to lace the Strait of Hormuz with mines, militaries around the world (the US included) continue to employ the devices in large numbers — as much as 200 times as often as any other kind of maritime weapon. So, to augment the DoD’s ageing fleet of Avenger-class vessels and empower the new fleet of Littoral Combat Ships, Raytheon has developed the helicopter-launched Airborne Mine Neutralization System.


A Fleet Of Blimps Will Soon Serve As A Missile Shield In The US

A still-chilling consequence of post-9/11 America is that we remain all too aware of the fact that we could be attacked at any moment. And so with worst case scenarios in mind, the US military is constantly upgrading its defence systems in increasingly creative ways. Washington DC is next in line. It’s getting blimps.


Defense Specialist Shows Off Terrifying Automated Web Stalker

Defence specialist Raytheon has an automated data harvesting process which can track you with pin-point accuracy and even predict where you’re going. Until two days ago it was top secret — but now a leaked video shows exactly what it can do.


Future Riot Shields Will Suffocate Protestors With Low Frequency Speakers

It’s not the first crowd control tool to use sound waves, but Raytheon’s patent for a new type of riot shield that produces low frequency sound waves to disrupt the respiratory tract and hinder breathing, sounds a little scary.



Now Every UAV In The US Arsenal Can Be A Hunter-Killer

Each Predator drone in the US arsenal costs between $4.5 and 10 million which puts them out of the reach of most forward-operating battalions who normally get stuck with smaller, unarmed UAVs. This new guided munitions from Raytheon is about to make those little fliers way more deadly.