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ARL Enters 2-Year Cooperative Agreement With Raytheon to Develop Next-Gen Radar Program

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Raytheon and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) recently entered into a two-year cooperative research agreement through a $1.1 million grant from the lab. This collaboration will work to advance the design and integral parts of ARL’s Next-Generation Radar program (NGR).

The partnership’s research will take place within ARL’s Advanced RF Technologies Program, where the two parties will develop modular building blocks to incorporate into the next-gen radar system.

In a press release regarding the recent cooperative agreement, Raytheon’s vice president of Advanced Technology, Colin Whelan, recognized that the company and its resources are keenly matched to assist ARL’s development of the NGR system.

“With the [United States] Army Research Lab, our team will leverage Raytheon’s deep investment and unmatched expertise as a pioneer in gallium nitride (GaN) technology to dramatically improve radar capabilities and keep the Army ahead of its adversaries for many years to come,” stated Whelan.

The defense company’s GaN technology has been tested to demonstrate a capacity to deliver power for up to 100 million hours without failure, and allows radars to operate up to five times more power without overheating when compared to older semiconductor models.

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