London, UK Radstone Technology has been awarded a contract worth US$4.5 million from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, to provide rugged signal processing boards for use in the MK48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) torpedo upgrade program.
The ADCAP program is a joint development between the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), in Portsmouth, RI and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. The MK48 ADCAP torpedo is a submarine-launched torpedo. It is a wire-guided, thermal torpedo launched through the full submarine's depth and speed profile.
This production contract is Phase 8 of the program and is in addition to the Phase 7 contract that Radstone was awarded in 2002. Radstone's G4DSP and PowerPC processors will enable Raytheon to take advantage of the latest rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer technology to achieve advances in guidance, control speed and memory, and reduce radiated noise.