Saturday, September 25, 2021

USAF gives mandate to Raytheon to modernise missile warning architecture

Raytheon has been awarded by the US Air Force (USAF) a  five-yea $197 million contract to support the department with the update of its missile-warning architecture.

As part of this, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) has developed an open framework to provide advanced processing capabilities to the USAF.

Work will involve providing a new system dedicated to collect and integrate data from various sensors.

The capability of the framework encompasses the processing of overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) satellite data from the USAF’s constellations, as well as civil and environmental sensors.

Raytheon IIS president Dave Wajsgras said: “The US Government’s global satellite network produces a constant flood of data, petabytes and petabytes of it every day.

“The airforce wants to open that network up so they can use as much of that data as possible. That’s a huge transformation not just for the service, but for the whole government.”

Valerie Tricarico
Valerie Tricarico is a Security journalist specialized in C4ISR systems. She covers transnational security issues, such as international relations, terrorism, insurgency, state stability, organized crime, WMD proliferation and cybersecurity, as well as trends within OSINT analytics and news reporting on developments in the global intelligence community.