News Feature Archive
Looking beyond Landsat 7
In April 2021, the satellite marked its 22nd year of serving as a set of eyes on our home planet, documenting Earth’s splendors such as the expansion of cities and calamities like volcanic eruptions and historic wildfires. As the satellite notches another year, engineers from Raytheon Intelligence & Space are developing new technologies like a full-spectrum calibration system that could contribute to future generations of Landsat systems.
A bot built to stop spearphishing
Raytheon BBN is working on a solution for social engineering attacks, called SIENNA – Strategies for Investigating and Eliciting Information from Nuanced Attackers – that combats these attacks while simultaneously trying to gather information about the attacker’s identity.
Boot camp trains intel analysts
Raytheon Intelligence & Space developed a 1.5-day artificial intelligence and machine learning boot camp to familiarize National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency analysts with cutting-edge intelligence tools and a broad perspective on AI, deep learning in machines and neural networks. NGA analysts attended the RI&S boot camp virtually in 2020.
How to get ahead in cybersecurity
Cyber events like the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition help college students prepare for a career in cyber in the real-world, according to Raytheon Technologies, and it allows them to hit the ground running.
Remote testing: It’s just like being there
Raytheon Intelligence & Space and the FAA conducted testing and validation of the NextGen Weather Processor virtually to keep the program on track during the pandemic. Their innovative workaround earned them the Air Traffic Control Association's Team Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Six predictions for the 6th-gen fighter
Engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space are developing the systems that could fly aboard future aircraft including the 6th-generation fighter.
A message to girls: Math is cool
Julie Montoya, a Raytheon Intelligence & Space lead systems engineer on a space program, builds confidence in girls and young women, telling them that they can succeed in careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Was there ever life on Mars?
Raytheon Intelligence & Space developed technology to help a NASA rover bring back samples from Mars to determine if life ever existed on the Red Planet.
The Sentinel is retiring. What’s next?
At the end of this month, the Royal Air Force will officially retire its fleet of Sentinel R1 Airborne Stand-Off Radar wide-area ground-surveillance planes since it entered service with the RAF in 2007. The sunset of ASTOR is coming to pass, but in its wake – Raytheon Technologies is proposing a new special mission aircraft called the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance system, or ISTAR.
From space to ‘the cloud’
RI&S has spent the past several years working alongside NASA developing a secure cloud-based platform, known as Earthdata Cloud. Its goal is creating a cost-effective, efficient data distribution and archival method while helping NASA store its ever-expanding data repository.