Electro-optical infrared and laser sensor system for Navy helicopters to be provided by Raytheon

McKINNEY, Texas–The Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, is providing the U.S. Navy with a helicopter-based electro-optical sensor suite–with infrared capability, laser designator, illuminator laser, and visible light sensor–under terms of a $44.3 million order awarded in late September.

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McKINNEY, Texas–The Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, is providing the U.S. Navy with a helicopter-based electro-optical sensor suite–with infrared capability, laser designator, illuminator laser, and visible light sensor–under terms of a $44.3 million order awarded in late September.

Raytheon is providing 62 of its AN/AAS-52 Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) airborne sensor suites for Navy UH-60R and UH-60S helicopters to enhance forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor capabilities, Navy officials announced.

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Raytheon is providing the AN/AAS-53 Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) airborne sensor suite, shown above, for Navy UH-60 helicopters.
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The Raytheon MTS is a multi-use, electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) and laser detecting-ranging-tracking set for long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range finding, and laser designation for the Hellfire missile and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions.

The MTS is designed for growth options, such as multiple wavelength sensors, TV cameras (near-IR and color), illuminators, eyesafe rangefinders, spot trackers, and other avionics through add-in circuitry.

Raytheon will build the systems in McKinney, Texas, and should be finished filling the Navy’s order by November 2011. Awarding the order were officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind.

For more information, visit Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems online at www.raytheon.com.

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