Recon Provides $24.8M in Cameras for SHARP Recon Pods

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CA-270 family camera(click to view full) Recon/Optical Inc. in Barrington, IL is being awarded a $24.8 million modification to definitize a previously awarded firm fixed price contract (N00019-04-C-0120) for the procurement of 12 SHAred Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) Sensors. Recon/Optical is currently supplying CA-279/M and CA-279/H digital reconnaissance cameras to the U.S. Navy for the F/A 18E/F Super Hornet SHARP pod program. SHARP represents the U.S. Navy’s next-generation reconnaissance capability, and provides a quantum leap in digital reconnaissance. It is currently deployed on board Navy aircraft carriers, and derivatives of these cameras are also in production for several foreign allies. Recon/Optical’s CA-270 digital camera family simultaneously produces both infrared and visible spectrum images from low to medium altitudes, providing the user with day/night, near real-time data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The CA-270 family also incorporates a patented digital framing array and step frame technology to provide wide area coverage stereo imagery with both high resolution and excellent geometric fidelity. The SHARP system was developed by a government and industry team composed of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC; Boeing; Recon/Optical, Inc.; L-3 Communications; and the U.S. Navy. While the initial payload suite provides advanced day/night imaging and real- time data […]

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