Military Embedded Systems

Navy's new telemetry system will offer multirole capabilities


November 17, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Raytheon received a $79 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the service's Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy's aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s.

Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon's solution will offer multirole capabilities in telemetry data collection, range safety and surveillance, and communications relay.

Once operational, the Range Support Aircraft will collect and process telemetry data from missiles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and ships. Raytheon will perform system design, fabrication and aircraft integration. Once integration is complete, the company will conduct flight testing, training and mission operations with the Navy team before delivering the much-needed range support asset.


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