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AUSA 2011: US Army adopts ADAS

12th October 2011 - 16:15 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC

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The US Army has awarded Raytheon a $14.6 million contract for enhanced prototypes of its Advanced Distribution Aperture System (ADAS), according to company officials.

Speaking to Shephard at the AUSA conference in Washington, DC on 11 October, Raytheon director of surveillance and targeting systems, Andrew Bonnot said the system was ‘something that is needed and key to survivability’ of US air assets.

The contract requires a demonstration of the system aboard a US Army helicopter with improved visuals compared to systems showcased previously. A demonstration is expected to be conducted next year, and Bonnot said. By that point in time,

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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