Raytheon has performed simulation tests to demonstrate the sensor and response features of a new firing device to the U.S. Army.
The Forward Looking Infrared Improved Target Acquisition System was used to launch different types of TOW missiles during laboratory and field trials, Raytheon said Monday.
Updates ITAS FLIR are intended to give warfighters precision as they aim at their targets, said Jeff Miller, vice president of combat and sensing systems at Raytheon.
An objective of the development program is to give soldiers situational awareness as they identify the nature of unknown objects from far distances in the battlefield.
Representatives of the Army’s close combat weapons systems office and the branch’s Aviation and Missile Research and Development Engineering Center were present during the third-generation ITAS FLIR demonstration.