Raytheon Unveils Compact Multi-Spectral Targeting System Sensor
WALTHAM, Mass. — Raytheon Co. is developing a smaller, lightweight version of its Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS), a sensor turret that sees in infrared and the visible spectrum and delivers detailed intel in high-definition, full-motion video, the company said in a June 19 release. The Compact MTS, a 12-inch turret weighing less than 60 pounds, is designed for exportability and best-in-class performance.
The new, compact version has the same imaging and targeting capabilities that have made the MTS product family, including MTS-A, MTS-B, MTS-C and MTS-D (AN/DAS-4), the sensor of choice for U.S. military imaging and targeting systems.
“The Compact MTS delivers capabilities of sensors nearly twice its size at half the weight, making it ideally suited for platforms where space is at premium,” said Roy Azevedo, vice president of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems. “We’ve taken more than 4 million combat flight hours of experience and packed them into a compact turret.”
Raytheon has delivered more than 3,000 MTS systems on a wide range of platforms, including remotely piloted aircraft like the MQ-9 Reaper, helicopters like the MH-60 Seahawk and fixed-wing aircraft like C-130J Hercules. MTS is known for superior performance and reliability at the lowest life-cycle cost.