RAYTHEON COMPANY announced On October 22 that it has achieved a historic first with the delivery of its 2,000th Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) from its factory in McKinney, Texas. As a provider of electro-optical, infrared, laser designation and laser illumination capabilities integrated into a single sensor package, Raytheon offers detecting, ranging, tracking and precision fire control capabilities for a wide range of customers.
The MTS product family, which includes the US Army’s Common Sensor Payload, has been integrated on 35 different platforms including the MQ-1C Reaper, for every branch of the US military and various international partner countries. MTS platforms include unmanned aerial vehicles, manned fixed-wing aircraft and rotary-wing aircraft.
“This milestone demonstrates that the MTS is the military’s system of choice for high performance surveillance and targeting that require long-range target identification, reliable tracking, precision geo-location and proven fire control,” said Andy Bonnot, director of Surveillance and Targeting Systems in Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business.
In another milestone, Raytheon Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems have successfully completed more than 2.5 million flight hours. The systems are in use around the world, logging almost 50,000 flight hours a month supporting missions that save lives, reduce threats and protect borders.