Raytheon is set to demonstrate an updated targeting system for reconnaissance aircraft that uses GPS technology, Defense News reported Thursday.
Joe Gould writes the updates were designed to work with the sensor payload on the Grey Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle and Kiowa Warrior helicopter.
The new system works to remotely launch satellite-guided weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition and the Joint Standoff Weapon.
“What makes it complicated is it’s a dynamic situation, you’re moving, the target may be moving,” said Andrew W. Bonnot, director of surveillance and targeting systems at Raytheon.
“You have to have the (software to do the math and the) hardware to properly extrapolate the target,” he added.
Raytheon updated the Army’s common sensor payload to provide warfighters high-definition imagery last year, according to Defense News.