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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Raytheon to Supply Targeting System for Reapers

Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper.

The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems. Based on a digital architecture, this EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding and laser designation for the HELLFIRE missile and all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions, Raytheon said.

"The MTS-B system provides the warfighter superior surveillance capability necessary for making critical operating decisions," said Andy Bonnot, director of Surveillance and Targeting Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "We look forward to continuing to provide technologically advanced solutions to the Air Force for their mission success."

As part of the contract, Raytheon will deliver 149 MTS-B EO/IR imaging systems to the Air Force for the MQ-9 Reaper program. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2013. The contract also includes support equipment and spares.

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