Raytheon advanced optical sensor system being studied for missile defense application
6:22 PM on Oct 27, 2010
Raytheon advanced optical sensor system (AOSS) is an integral part of the Missile Defense Agency’s experimentation with forward-deployed, advanced infrared sensors for missile defense applications. AOSS is part of Raytheon's family of multi-spectral targeting systems family and is currently being examined by the Missile Defense Agency as a forward-deployed, advanced airborne infrared sensor. Raytheon is proud to provide this technology to the Missile Defense Agency. Our airborne optical sensor system allows operators to have an ‘unblinking eye’ over areas of interest and allows the Missile Defense Agency to locate, identify and track missile targets that could potentially threaten the U.S., its allies, and deployed troops. Multi-spectral targeting systems provide long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition and tracking of threat ballistic missiles.