Raytheon has been awarded a $7.2 million Navy contract to provide sensors for the MQ-4C Triton UAV (manufactured by Northrop Grumman).
Raytheon’s system will provide detailed intelligence data from the visual and infrared spectrum, and incorporates greater fire control and target location accuracy for precise long-range surveillance, tracking, range finding and laser designation.
Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver “three multispectral targeting system (MTS) ‘B’ AN/DAS-3 and one electronic unit,” according to the Department of Defense contract announcement.
“The MTS ‘B’ AN/DAS-3 and electronic unit are in support of the low-rate initial production two efforts of the MQ-4C Triton program.”
The work is scheduled to be completed by January 2020. The contract was awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind.