Raytheon to provide optoelectronic sensors for manned and unmanned aircraft

McKINNEY, Texas, 9 Sept. 2005. Engineers at Raytheon Systems Co. in McKinney, Texas, are building optoelectronic sensors for the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and the MH-60 helicopter.

Sep 9th, 2005

McKINNEY, Texas, 9 Sept. 2005. Engineers at Raytheon Systems Co. in McKinney, Texas, are building optoelectronic sensors for the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and the MH-60 helicopter.

Raytheon is building the Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) "A" configuration, including 51 turret units for Predator UAVs and MH-60 helicopters.

The company is doing the work under terms of a $31.4 million order Sept. 8 from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind. The number of the previously awarded basic ordering agreement is N00164-00-G-0007.

The MTS is a forward-looking infrared system for the Predator that provides real-time imagery, selectable between infrared and visible-light TV, as well as a laser designation capability. Work will be finished by September 2007

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