Raytheon Company has recently been awarded $110.8 million by the US Army’s Special Operations Command for the design and delivery of 128 electro-optic (EO) sensors systems.
The ZSQ-1(V) sensor systems will provide improved navigation, surveillance, and targeting capabilities, as well as improve mission performance and situational awareness onboard MH-47, MH-60, MH-60 DAP, and AH- 6 helicopters during day or night operations.
Under the contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) will design, build and deliver two variants of the ZSQ-1(V) EO sensor suite for assault and attack operations.
The suites will contain laser range finders or laser spot trackers/designators, laser pointers, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensors, image intensified television (I2TV), and processing and control electronics.
Follow-on orders under the contract could bring the total number of sensor systems produced to approximately 260.
Contract work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and other Raytheon facilities in the United States and Canada. All deliveries are expected to be complete by 2010.