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Raytheon Awarded Helicopter Sensor Contract

Photonics.com
Jun 2003
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11 -- Raytheon Co. was recently awarded a $110.8 million contract by the US Army's Special Operations Command for the design and delivery of 128 electro-optic (EO) sensors systems.

Raytheon said the ZSQ-1(V) sensor systems will provide improved navigation, surveillance and targeting capabilities and will improve mission performance and situational awareness onboard MH-47, MH-60, MH-60 DAP and AH-6 helicopters in day or night operations.

Under the contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will make two variants of the ZSQ-1(V) EO sensor suite for assault and attack operations. The suites will contain laser range finders or laser spot trackers, laser pointers, forward-looking infrared sensors, image-intensified television and processing and control electronics.

With follow-on orders, Raytheon will produce up to 260 of the sensor systems under the contract. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and other Raytheon facilities in the US and Canada. Deliveries are expected to be complete by 2010.

For more information, visit: raytheon.com



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