The U.S. Department of Defense announced a $8.4 million contract to Raytheon to provide Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) support services for India and Australia.
This order provides non-recurring engineering for the MTS software deficiency corrections, design and integration of four turret unit sensors and two electronics unit circuit card assemblies to address system obsolescence and provide a standard definition compatible system to multiple systems on various aircraft that utilize the MTS for the governments of India and Australia.
Raytheon has integrated 44 variants of the system on more than 20 rotary-wing, Unmanned Aerial System, and fixed-wing platforms – including the MH-60 Blackhawk, the C-130 Hercules, the MQ-9C Reaper, the MQ-1 Predator, and the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.
Raytheon’s MTS combines electro-optical/ infrared (EO/IR), laser designation, and laser illumination capabilities in a single sensor package. Using digital architecture, MTS brings long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range finding and laser designation for the Griffin missile and Paveway laser-guided bomb, as well as all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions. MTS sensors feature multiple fields of view, electronic zoom, multimode video tracking and are designed to incorporate future growth options and performance enhancements.