BAE Systems to provide sensors for U.S. NAVY

BAE Systems to provide sensors for U.S. NAVY

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New York, USA, 25 May 2007: 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 signatures.

Hyperspectral imaging extracts spectral data from visible to infrared wavelengths to detect objects based on their material composition. BAE’s sensor technology will demonstrate its potential for Navy pilots to identify targets in real time at daytime, at night, and in bad weather, improving their effectiveness.

About BAE Systems:
BAE Systems is a global defence and aerospace company engaged in delivering a range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. It has branches in Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UK, US.