DULLES, Va., July 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has tapped Raytheon to build an integrated cross-domain surveillance system to protect against impending threats.
Raytheon said the Persistent Surveillance System Cross Domain Solution to protect forward deployed forces is a software package small enough to mount on board an aircraft. It transfers sensor data, high-definition surveillance video, and traditional and non-traditional ISR imagery, as well as situational awareness data, to "give warfighters a complete picture of impending local threats, including an improvised explosive device or a group of insurgents."
It also protects U.S. forces by gathering intelligence through the use of sensors on aerostats, towers and unmanned aerial vehicles.
"The PSS CDS is a proven solution and one that offers protection to our warfighters in hostile, remote environments by granting them real-time access to secure, multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data," said Mark Kipphut, Tactical Intelligence Systems director for Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "What makes this system unique is its game-changing capability to quickly share data between classified and unclassified environments."
The monetary value of the contract and performance timeline was not disclosed.