Raytheon has been awarded a $2.5 million DARPA contract for the Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT) program.
SXCT aims to give the soldiers in an infantry squad real-time knowledge of themselves and their teammates, with an accuracy of less than 20 feet in GPS-denied environments.
"We are working to enable ground troops to more effectively operate in urban and complex environments," said Tom Bussing, Raytheon's vice president of advanced missile systems, in a company news release. "Raytheon's experience as the systems integrator for DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support program, which offered distributed coordination between air and ground forces, will provide an ideal starting point to help squads effectively perform manned and unmanned teaming."
Raytheon is a prime contractor a team that includes Draper Labs and Torc Robotics.