Raytheon was awarded a $50 million contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver 50 AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for use on the MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2011 and end in 2012.
A variant of Raytheon's Multi-Spectral Targeting System deployed with U.S. rapid response forces, the AAS-44C(V) employs a full-motion video camera for long-range surveillance and high-altitude acquisition, tracking and laser designation from a manned or unmanned aircraft.
"This system provides critical information to U.S. and coalition forces," said Capt. Dean Peters, U.S. Navy program executive officer for PMA-299. "The quality of its day and night environment imagery is making a difference in the lives of our troops."