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  • 30-Jun-2008 09:23 EDT

Raytheon Co. has teamed with Swift Engineering Inc. to provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with an unmanned aircraft system for their respective Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Tier 2 missions. Raytheon leads the team and offers aircraft and mission systems integration with connectivity to the customers’ combat systems and command and control systems. Swift Engineering is providing its KillerBee UAV. Raytheon Missile Systems leads the integrated team, which includes other Raytheon business units for the ground control system, C4ISR integration, and mission support, plus the efforts of Swift Engineering and Optical Alchemy. The Swift Engineering blended-wing body design sets KillerBee apart from similar-sized UAVs and is designed to operate ashore or aboard ships with a minimal footprint.

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