Secure applications designed for government
environments where access to real-time information is essential
Raytheon Company has unveiled the first of a series of mission software
applications specifically designed for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch.
Raytheon has developed intuitive situational awareness applications to
leverage Apple’s rapidly growing mobile content and technologies, such as a
compass, global positioning system, accelerometer, 3G networks, Wi-Fi and a
multitouch screen. Raytheon has also designed other innovations for the device,
including disruptive-tolerant networking, content-centric networking and
augmented reality, incorporating security guards for tactical operations.
"Raytheon’s experience with mobile communications in the tactical environment
and the government customers’ need for low-power, simple plug-and-play
applications led to the development of a real-time situational awareness
application using Apple’s touch technologies," said Dr. J Smart, chief
technology officer of Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business.
"We are committed to providing innovative technology solutions for warfighters
and all of our customers."
With the market explosion of the iPhone and the more than 100,000
applications available, Raytheon has leveraged its innovations to provide U.S.
military forces with the best technological advantages. The company has seen
demand for the same innovations in mobile devices rise with its military and
"We have developed a situational awareness application based on military
messaging standards that provide multimedia access, audio and textual point of
interest, free text messaging, collaborative planning, spot reports and
emergency call for fire," said Tushar Patel, director of Advanced Programs and
Technology at Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems. "Raytheon is a leader in
secured wireless networking. Combining that with Apple’s expertise allows us to
provide rapid, low-risk and affordable interoperable system solutions."
Raytheon will work closely with Apple to deliver these and other powerful
capabilities to customers in the coming months.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 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
87 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 73,000 people worldwide.