BAE to Provide Navy Sensors

Facebook X LinkedIn Email
BAE Systems has been named sensor subcontractor for Raytheon Technical Services Co.’s shared reconnaissance pod (SHARP) target cueing system demonstration.

Under a $2.3 million contract with Raytheon, BAE Systems will use its spectral infrared imaging technology testbed (SPIRITT) high-altitude hyperspectral technology to automatically detect, classify and identify camouflaged and concealed targets based on their spectral signature.

Hyperspectral imaging extracts unique spectral data from hundreds of visible to infrared wavelengths to detect objects based on their material composition.

“BAE Systems’ sensor technology will demonstrate a significant increase in capability to the SHARP system,” said Paul Markwardt, vice president of Identification and Surveillance for BAE Systems in Greenlawn, N.Y. “It will demonstrate the potential for Navy pilots to identify targets in real time in daytime, at night, and in bad weather, improving their safety and effectiveness.”

SHARP will provide a high-resolution, digital tactical air reconnaissance capability with advanced day/night and all-weather capability. It will be demonstrated on an F/A-18E/F aircraft in the first application of hyperspectral technology on a tactical fighter.

For more information, visit:

Published: May 2007
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
A term used to describe a convex surface having too short a radius of curvature. To correct this condition, material is cut from the outer portion of the polishing tool.
BAE Systemshyerspectral imagingNews & FeaturesphotonicsRaytheon Technical Servicesreconnaissance podSensors & DetectorsSharptarget cueing system

We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.