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PAS 2011: Raytheon advances hyperspectral capabilities

21st June 2011 - 11:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Paris


Production has begun on the first airborne tactical hyperspectral sensor system developed by Raytheon for the US Air Force (USAF).

Raytheon announced at the Paris Air Show that the contract for the Airborne Cueing and Exploitation System Hyperspectral (ACES HY) will provide the USAF with ‘low-risk technology’ in the form of a nine units of the infrared sensor system.

Flight testing of the system was completed last September when the company and the USAF tested the sensor on a manned Twin Otter aircraft, which the company said was a surrogate for the MQ-1 Predator UAV that the system will eventually

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

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

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