Raytheon to put the CIP into the F/A-22 fighter

Raytheon has received a $55.1 million contract from Lockheed Martin for the delivery of Common Integrated Processors (CIP) to the F/A-22 fighter program.

Raytheon has received a $55.1 million contract from Lockheed Martin for the delivery of Lot 4 Common Integrated Processors (CIP) to the F/A-22 fighter program.

The CIP is the ‘brains’ of the F/A-22’s avionics system and is said to provide a fully integrated, flexible and expandable architecture for performing communications, navigation, identification, electronic warfare, radar, and sensor fusion functions.

Raytheon has been a key supplier of major processing systems for Lockheed Martin’s F/A-22 since 1991. Contract work will be performed at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems’ facilities in El Segundo, California, and Dallas and McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2006.