US Air Force Contracts Raytheon for GhostEye Radar Integration with ABMS

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US Air Force Contracts Raytheon for GhostEye Radar Integration with ABMS

Raytheon is integrating the GhostEye radar system with the US Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System to enhance radar capabilities and improve military command and control. This project aims to modernize and connect various platforms through advanced technology and secure communication methods.

The US Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $12.5 million modification to a previous contract, bringing the total value to over $50 million, to integrate the GhostEye radar system with the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). This work is expected to be completed by the end of 2025 and includes further development and testing of the GhostEye MR, an advanced medium-range sensor. The GhostEye radar, part of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), is designed to enhance altitude and range capabilities.

Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)

ABMS is a next-generation command and control system developed by the US Air Force to connect all its platforms, as well as those of the US Space Force, through cloud environments and new communication methods. This system is part of the Pentagon's Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative, which aims to link platforms across all military services.

Originally intended to replace current systems like the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), ABMS has since evolved. It now focuses on creating secure digital technologies, such as cloud environments, to facilitate data sharing across multiple weapon systems.

Project Funding and Timeline

An allocation of $8 million has already been made for fiscal 2024 to support this project. The overall effort to integrate GhostEye with ABMS includes rigorous testing and development phases to ensure the system meets the operational requirements of the US Air Force.

GhostEye Radar System

The GhostEye MR radar system is a critical component of NASAMS, providing enhanced detection capabilities for medium-range threats. Its integration into ABMS will enhance the US Air Force's ability to manage and respond to various aerial threats more effectively

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