New multi-spectral targeting system for USAF by Raytheon

Raytheon Corp. recently won $90m contract for the production of the company's MTS range new variant AN/DAS-4. This is its first multi-spectral targeting system (MTS) with next-generation accuracy for the US Air Force (USAF).

The DAS-4 known features, besides much improved fire control and target location accuracy technology for precise coordinates than older systems are:
- high-definition cameras covering five spectral bands;
- a three-color diode pump laser designator/rangefinder;
- laser spot search and track capability;
- automated sensor and laser bore sight alignment;
- three mode target tracker;
- built in provisions for future growth.

This improvements give US combat aircraft huge advantage over any adversaries due to  more effective assessment of threats and engagement of targets.

Author: Daniel Kasprzycki
Photo: 4 different types of sensors of the newest Raytheon multi-spectral targeting system
Source: Raytheon Corporation

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