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UTC to Integrate Sensor Tech Into Air Force ISR System; Kevin Raftery Comments

UTC to Integrate Sensor Tech Into Air Force ISR System; Kevin Raftery Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NavyC5ISRLockheed Martin has awarded a contract to United Technologies Corp. to integrate a sensor system with the U.S. Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection and processing infrastructure.

UTC said Monday its aerospace systems unit will perform a study on the integration of the MS-177 sensor system into the Distributed Common Ground System to help provide image processing tools, command and control and battlefield information to warfighters.

DCGS uses a global communications architecture designed to link intelligence platforms and sensors and works to help airmen collect data from various sensors installed on the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and other ISR platforms.

Kevin Raftery, vice president of UTC aerospace systems, said the project is an inter-dependent effort with the Global Hawk MS-177 program to “provide DCGS operators and analysts with very similar capabilities to those employed by the U2’s Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System mission operatives.“

The MS-177 sensor comprises a new wide area field of view, a high-resolution imaging system and a motion imagery modality.

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