BAE SYSTEMS to provide precise threat ID to U.S. Army

WASHINGTON, 5 October 2006. BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract for a new generation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that will provide precise detection and identification of known and potential threats.

Oct 5th, 2006

WASHINGTON, 5 October 2006. BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract for a new generation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that will provide precise detection and identification of known and potential threats.

BAE Systems' Aurora Generation IV spectral ISR system combines hyperspectral imaging technology with high-resolution electro-optic and infrared sensors with an airborne processing system that exploits and fuses spectral and imagery data in real time.

The Aurora Generation IV system has been developed for use on low- and high-flying vehicles that can accommodate payloads as low as 15 pounds. BAE Systems initially will integrate five systems on U.S. Army Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles.

The system combines imaging arrays and sensors with BAE Systems' Adaptive Spectral Processing and Identification System (ASPIS) to provide automated target recognition. ASPIS detects and identifies known or potential threats and then downlinks target imagery and other data to ground operators for rapid delivery into intelligence databases.

Work on the contract will be performed at BAE Systems' Advanced Technologies unit in Washington.

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