BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SENSORS FOR U.S. NAVY TARGET CUEING DEMONSTRATION
GREENLAWN, New York - BAE Systems has been named sensor subcontractor for Raytheon Technical Services Company's Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) Target Cueing System demonstration.
Under a $2.3 million contract with Raytheon, BAE Systems will use its Spectral Infrared Imaging Technology Testbed (SPIRITT) high-altitude hyperspectral technology to automatically detect, classify, and identify camouflaged and concealed targets based on their spectral signature.
Hyperspectral imaging extracts unique spectral data from hundreds of visible to infrared wavelengths to detect objects based on their material composition.
"BAE Systems' sensor technology will demonstrate a significant increase in capability to the SHARP system," said Paul Markwardt, vice president of Identification and Surveillance for BAE Systems in Greenlawn, New York. "It will demonstrate the potential for Navy pilots to identify targets in real time in daytime, at night, and in bad weather, improving their safety and effectiveness."
SHARP will provide a high-resolution, digital tactical air reconnaissance capability with advanced day/night and all-weather capability. It will be demonstrated on an F/A-18E/F aircraft in the first application of hyperspectral technology on a tactical fighter.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.
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Karen Spiller, BAE Systems
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