Raytheon has collaborated with Logos Technologies to co-develop advanced multi-intelligence (multi-INT) sensor systems for military applications.

Through the collaboration, Raytheon's high-definition multi-spectral targeting system (MTS) and Logos' wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) technology will be integrated into a modular, lightweight sensor system suitable for a wide range of platforms.

Logos Technologies president John Marion said: "WAMI provides the ability to monitor an entire city-sized area at once.

"You can track, from the air and in near-real time, multiple suspects scattering in different directions and see where they're going, who they meet up with and where they've been."

"WAMI provides the ability to monitor an entire city-sized area at once."

The new sensor system will allow military operators to identify hard-to-find targets during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, without extensive post-mission processing.

It will support multiple sensor types, based on customer size and weight requirements, such as WAMI, multispectral full-motion video (FMV), hyperspectral imaging, light detection and ranging, and signals intelligence, the companies said in a statement.

Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems vice-president Fred Darlington said: "Combining high-resolution FMV, wide-area motion ISR and other sensor modalities delivers an unparalleled advantage in real-time processing and data exploitation.”

The open architecture of multi-INT will allow it to be installed on existing platforms or positioned for next-generation platforms.

Image: When operated in collaboration with Multi-Spectral Targeting System, the wide-area motion imagery sensor can detect, track and cross-cue multiple vehicles. Photo: courtesy of Raytheon Company.