Raytheon Company achieved a historic first with the delivery of its 2000th Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) from its factory in McKinney, Texas. As the leading 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 U.S. Army’s Common Sensor Payload, has been integrated on 35 different platforms, for every branch of the U.S. 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 applications 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.