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Raytheon Demonstrates Machine-to-machine Communications Ahead of Valiant Shield 2022


Raytheon Demonstrates Machine-to-machine Communications Ahead of Valiant Shield 2022

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Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT-727)
Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT-727)

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, successfully demonstrated machine-to-machine communications across multiple assets during a communications exercise. During the exercise, RI&S relayed data securely in seconds between the Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT-727), an airborne KC-135, a ground station located at Beale Air Force Base, California, and a satellite to address a set of joint warfighting mission requirements in the multi-domain battlespace. This exercise served as risk-reduction preparation ahead of the company’s participation in the Valiant Shield 2022 exercise currently in Guam. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.

“This successful communications exercise sets up our team – spanning our military and industry partners – for success in advance of Valiant Shield” said Conn Doherty, vice president of Future Assured Systems Technologies at RI&S. “During the exercise we will collaborate in a truly, experimental environment to strengthen that partnership and demonstrate the critical capabilities required to enable elements of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) for the joint force.”

At Valiant Shield, RI&S will demonstrate multi-domain, multi-intelligence, edge-based processing in an operationally representative and contested environment, emphasizing capabilities in advanced analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and machine-to-machine operations. Valiant Shield takes place June 1 – 17 at Andersen Air Force Base. JADC2 is the Department of Defense’s vision for a future command and control operating construct that connects the battlespace across every domain – sea, air, land, space, cyber and the electromagnetic spectrum. RI&S is contributing its multi-domain capabilities in space systems, resilient communications, sensors, AI/ML, and mission software to the DOD JADC2 architecture.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, cyber services and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers around the world. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the result of a merger between two former Raytheon Company businesses: Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) and Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). The merger was finalized on the day that Raytheon Technologies was formed, on 3 April 2020.

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