Raytheon wins Navy contract to provide multi-INT surveillance system

Raytheon said July 2 that it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to build a multi-INT system to protect forward deployed forces. The Persistent Surveillance System Cross Domain Solution (PSS CDS) software package is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of impending threats from both classified and unclassified sources.

Raytheon said its PSS CDS software is designed to transfers sensor data, high-definition surveillance video, ISR imagery and situational awareness data. For intelligence gathering, it uses sensors mounted on aerostats, towers and unmanned aerial vehicles that can be located hundreds of miles away. The system can also be mounted in aircraft.

The system is intended to provide real-time access from remote locations to secure, multidomain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, according to Mark Kipphut, tactical intelligence systems director for Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Service business. The system is also designed to share between classified and unclassified environments, Kipphut added.

Last August, NAVAIR and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center completed a test of Raytheon’s PSS CDS system, successfully live firing two Raytheon Griffin missiles. The contract was awarded in Raytheon’s second quarter of 2013. 

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