The non-kinetic assets, which do not cause effects through explosion or physical momentum, will become part of Raytheon’s Missile Systems business. Raytheon said Ktech’s compact pulsed power systems and high-efficiency magnetron technology will increase its capacity to integrate directed energy weapons on combat platforms.
Raytheon will also acquire Ktech’s linear accelerator technology, high-power microwave and RF and particle code simulation capabilities.
“Ktech’s expertise in directed energy and pulsed power make it a natural fit with Raytheon’s advanced security and directed energy systems product line, ” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “Ktech brings world-class people, technology and strong relationships with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to Raytheon and its customers.”