by Staff Writers
McKinney TX (SPX) Jul 13, 2012
Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper. The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems.
Based on a state-of-the-art digital architecture, this advanced EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding and laser designation for the HELLFIRE missile and all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions.
"The MTS-B system provides the warfighter superior surveillance capability necessary for making critical operating decisions," said Andy Bonnot, director of Surveillance and Targeting Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business.
"We look forward to continuing to provide technologically advanced solutions to the Air Force for their mission success."
As part of the contract, Raytheon will deliver 149 MTS-B EO/IR imaging systems to the Air Force for the MQ-9 Reaper program.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2013. The contract also includes support equipment and spares.
The MTS-B is used aboard the U.S. Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper and aircraft operated by Italy, the United Kingdom and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The sensor has also been selected for incorporation onboard the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft fleet.
For more than 10 years, the MTS-B systems have represented an essential intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for the Air Force and have supported its missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.
Raytheon awarded dismount detection radar for USAF
Farnborough UK (SPX) Jul 11, 2012
Raytheon has been awarded a contract to produce four radar pods with ground moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar technology for the U.S. Air Force. The radar will be mounted under the wings of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. The dismount detection radar will deliver accurate information in adverse weather, day and night, for U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissan ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|