Raytheon develops microwave system for USAF deployment

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced it has received a contract from the US Air Force to deliver a prototype high-power microwave system (HPM) to be deployed to troops overseas, the company said.

Troops will use the HPM system to destroy hostile drones.

Raytheon´s HPM system uses directed energy to take down drones. HPM´s wide beam can disable multiple targets at one time. The contract follows a separate Air Force contract in which Raytheon will build two prototype high-energy laser systems, also to be deployed overseas. The HPM and HEL systems can be used independently or together to counter-unmanned aerial system threats.

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of USD 27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.