Raytheon to provide MTS-B for MQ-9 Reaper
Raytheon has announced that it has been awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the US Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper. The company made the announcement 10 July 2012.
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, the advanced 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.
As part of the contract, Raytheon will deliver 149 MTS-B EO/IR imaging systems to the air force for the MQ-9 Reaper programme. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2013. The contract also includes support equipment and spares.
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