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US Army Awards Raytheon Sensor Order

Photonics.com
Dec 2010
MCKINNEY, Texas, Dec. 17, 2010 — Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $42.9 million delivery order for 57 Common Sensor Payload electro-optical and infrared sensor systems. The order is part of a contract originally awarded by the US Army in November 2007, with options worth up to $1.2 billion.

The systems will actively support US troops engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as they work to maintain stable civil environments. Each sensor helps security forces on the ground recognize threats early and respond quickly and accurately.

"The Common Sensor Payload is a high-performance, cost-effective solution for the US Army, providing soldiers with accurate targeting, high resolution and full-motion video," said Tim Carey, vice president, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. "This sensor can be employed on a variety of aircraft, allowing soldiers to accurately assess threats and effectively engage targets."

Since winning the initial development contract, Raytheon has delivered 28 system development and demonstration units to the army. The day and night imaging sensor is designed for installation on numerous platforms, including manned, unmanned, and rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. It passed Milestone C review (conducted by the US Defense Acquisition System's Milestone Decision Authority) in June 2010, enabling the program to move into the low-rate initial production manufacturing phase.

Raytheon, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation company specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

For more information, visit:  www.raytheon.com 




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