Using a 4D walk-in simulator at the 2011 Paris Air Show, Raytheon is showcasing its role as the leader in the development, manufacturing and installation of state-of-the-art situational awareness technology for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Raytheon's situational awareness technology can be added to existing aircraft with no operational flight program or mission computer impact, allowing aging instruments to be easily upgraded, quickly and economically, on platforms such as the F-16.
"What you are going to see in the evolution of technology is bringing more sensory experience into the cockpit," said chief engineer Todd Lovell, of Customized Engineering and Depot Services at Raytheon Technical Services Company. "There is so much information coming into the cockpit that you cannot take it in with just your eyes anymore; now it is going to be eyes, ears and maybe even touch as we go forward," he concluded.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.