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Contracts - Awards | Raytheon | Sensors & Guidance | UAVs | USA

$87.3M to Raytheon for MTS Surveillance and Targeting Turrets

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MQ-1’s MTS-A turret(click to view full) June 10/09: Raytheon Co. of McKinney, TX received a firm-foxed-price, not-to-exceed $87.3 million contract to buy 35 “MTS-A” AN/AAS-52 surveillance and targeting turrets for use on MQ-1 Predator UAVs. This contract also buys 25 of the more advanced pre-production “MTS-B” AN/DAS-1 units for the larger MQ-9 Reaper hunter/killer UAV. Other items will include a retrofit gyro, a retrofit imager, and associated replaceable unit spares and containers for these multi-spectral targeting systems. At this time, $14.1 million has been committed. The 703rd ASG at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH manages this contract (FA8620-06-G-4041). DID has covered similar contracts in September 2007 and February 2007. The biggest change over time appears to be the growing balance between MTS-A and MTS-B orders.

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