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 MK 48 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.