PARIS-LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing a smaller, lightweight version of its Multi-Spectral Targeting System™. The Compact MTS, a 12 inch turret weighing less than 60 pounds, is designed for exportability and will deliver best in class electro-optical and infrared sensing performance.
MTS sensors provide detailed intelligence data from the visual and infrared spectra in the form of high definition full motion video. The new compact version has the same imaging and targeting capabilities that have made the MTS product family, including MTS-A, MTS-B, MTS-C and MTS-D (AN/DAS-4), the sensor of choice for U.S. military imaging and targeting systems:
- high definition sensors covering the spectral bands from visible to long wave infrared
- diode pump laser designator/rangefinder
- laser target marker
- automated bore sight alignment
- three mode target tracker
- automated moving target acquisition
- built in provisions for future growth.
"The Compact MTS delivers capabilities of sensors nearly twice its size at half the weight, making it ideally suited for platforms where space is at premium," said Roy Azevedo, vice president of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems. "We've taken more than 4 million combat flight hours of experience and packed them into a compact turret."
Raytheon has delivered more than 3,000 MTS systems on a wide range of platforms, including: remotely piloted aircraft like the MQ-9 Reaper, helicopters like the MH-60 Seahawk and fixed-wing aircraft like C-130J Hercules. MTS delivers superior performance and reliability at the lowest life-cycle cost.
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
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