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Dual Band Radar tech successfully tested

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 8 (UPI) -- Raytheon Co. announced it has achieved a milestone in the development of its Dual Band Radar technology after a successful test with the U.S. Navy.

U.S. company Raytheon said the initial light-off testing of its Dual Band Radar, an integrated active phased-array radar suite, at the Navy's Engineering Test Center in Virginia was successfully completed.

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Company officials said the test marked a milestone for the development of the next-generation radar technology that is expected to be integrated with the Zumwalt-class destroyer and other surface combat ships.

"This is an enormous milestone for Raytheon and the Navy -- demonstrating the reliability and effectiveness of the most advanced naval surface radar in the world," Bob Martin, Raytheon Integrated Defense System vice president and deputy of Seapower Capability Systems, said in a statement.

"The Dual Band Radar provides unmatched mission capabilities and functionality while delivering commonality and affordability for the fleet."

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