Radstone Technology Announces $5.5m Order From Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
G4DSP Digital Signal Processor selected for Phase 9 of MK-48 ADCAP/ACOT program Radstone Technology today announced that the company had been awarded a contract for $5.5 million from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. This follows the award in 2003 of a $4.5 million contract from Raytheon. Radstone is the world’s leading independent supplier of rugged, high-performance, embedded computer products for defense and aerospace applications. Radstone is to provide its latest G4DSP rugged digital signal processors for use in Phase 9 of the MK-48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP)/Advanced Common Torpedo (ACOT) upgrade program: the 2003 order was for Phase 8 of the program, and it followed an order received in 2002 for Phase 7. The ADCAP/ACOT program is a joint development between the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. The G4DSP helps the MK-48’s designers to achieve important advances in guidance, control speed and memory, and significantly reduce radiated noise. “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract for the latest phase of a highly prestigious program,” said Peter Cavill, Managing Director of Radstone Technology. “We enjoy a splendid working relationship with Raytheon and with NUWC, and this latest order demonstrates both the strength of that association as well as the strength of the performance of our rugged G4DSP digital signal processing solution.” The MK-48 ADCAP torpedo is the US Navy’s premier heavyweight submarine-launched torpedo and is widely recognized as the world’s most capable anti-submarine weapon. ADCAP is a wire-guided, thermal torpedo launched through the full submarine’s depth and speed profile.