Raytheon Company has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems’ US subsidiary for the delivery of the Two Color Laser System (TCLS).
Under the contract, Elbit Systems of America will provide TCLS for installation on Raytheon’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS).
Elbit Systems of America president and CEO Raanan Horowitz said: “The Two Color Laser System provides increased targeting accuracy and flexibility, minimising the potential for collateral damage. These attributes are key to US warfighters who depend on these systems for a successful mission.”
Financial details of the contract were not disclosed by Elbit Systems, which noted ‘the initial contract is in an amount not material to’ it.
However, the company said that work under the contract will be carried out during this year.
Designed as a production component, TCLS is fitted within the electro-optical surveillance system deployed on several military airborne assets, as well as the next-generation targeting systems on board unmanned aerial vehicles.
MTS is designed to provide capabilities such as electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR), laser designation, and laser illumination. These abilities are integrated into a single sensor package and provide the user with detailed intelligence data from the visual and infrared spectrum.
Over 3,000 MTS sensors have been delivered by Raytheon, which includes 44 variants of the system that are integrated on more than 20 rotary-wing, unmanned aerial system, and fixed-wing platforms deployed with the US and international armed forces.
The MTS product family of sensors includes Compact MTS, MTS-A, MTS-B, MTS-C, MTS-D (AN/DAS-4), which are combat proven and have logged in nearly four million operational flight hours.