MH-60 Helicopter Upgrades Include Predator’s Surveillance

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Current Predator MTS turret(click to view full) Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (Raytheon SAS) in McKinney, TX recently received a contract to provide its MTS-A sensors for MH-60 helicopters as well as MQ-1/RQ-1 Predator UAVs. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY received a broader contract to integrate a number of enhancements into the MH-60R Block I upgrade. H-60R Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) in McKinney, TX will deliver 32 MTS-A electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for the US Navy’s MH-60 helicopter and the Predator UAV programs. The task order falls under a Naval Surface Warfare Center firm-fixed-price task order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00164-00-G-0007, held by the Crane division in Crane, IN. The contract includes an option for an additional 19 systems. The AN/AAS-52 MTS-A configuration offers camera, infrared, and laser sensor capabilities, including seven fields of view, color TV, electronic zoom, three modes of automated video tracking, fused imagery, designation/range-finding and illumination for laser-guided weapons, and analog and digital video outputs. The AN/AAS-52 comes fully loaded for multiple mission applications in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on manned and unmanned aircraft. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY received a broader contract to integrate a […]

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