McKINNEY, Texas , July 25, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated its third generation infrared sensor technology to the Army last month at the Network Centric Systems production facility in McKinney .
The demonstration illustrated both the technical maturity of the third generation IR sensor and its ease of application in existing sensors. The assembly was integrated in a company-owned medium-range electro-optical infrared sensor module for the demonstration.
NCS' Raytheon Vision Systems, based in Goleta, Calif. , developed the third generation IR module under a research and development contract with the Army's Night Vision & Electronics Systems Directorate. The system is described as a staring, two-color, mediumwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR). It provides warfighters with the long-range observation capability typically associated with the MWIR and the robust battlefield obscurant penetration of the LWIR. It can also provide the Aided Target Recognition system with improved target and clutter discrimination capability.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of
SOURCE Raytheon Company