Raytheon Displayed Ground-breaking new Patriot Radar at United States Army Trade Show

Futuristic technology enables 360-degree capability to proven Patriot platform

Issue 67

The world’s newest missile defense radar is gearing up for a road trip.  Raytheon Company funded, developed and built a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered Active Electronically Scanned Array main antenna for the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.  Raytheon exhibited its prototype Patriot full-scale, GaN-based AESA radar in the company’s booth at the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama, from March 15-17.

“We’re bringing Raytheon’s GaN-based AESA radar to AUSA so current and future Patriot customers, decision-makers and thought leaders can see first-hand Raytheon’s vision for the future of lower-tier air and missile defense,” said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “This milestone confirms that Raytheon can rapidly design, build, test and deliver a GaN-based AESA radar capable of defeating all threats.”