Converting Data to Actionable Intelligence
We pioneered the modern reconnaissance field with the design and manufacture of cameras for the world’s first photo-reconnaissance satellite, CORONA, and continue to support strategic intelligence collection on manned and unmanned platforms. Our systems provide analysts and decision-makers with the intelligence they need to operate quickly, accurately and efficiently.
UTC Aerospace Systems offers a SEEK EAGLE certified pod for F-16 and other fast-jet applications. With an integrated DB-110 sensor, this pod offers advantages over competing systems by relying on dual-environmental conditioning systems, to provide robust ground cooling and operations over a wide range of altitudes. Full-size fore and aft data-link antennae enable maximum data-link range throughout a full 360° azimuth. UTC Aerospace Systems also offers a smaller, lighter weight pod designed for long-endurance UAV operations. Housing the same DB-110 reconnaissance system, this pod provides stand-off and vertical imaging capabilities and air-to-ground communication over constrained bandwidth systems.
MS-177: The New Standard in Long-Range Imaging
The MS-177 Family of Systems (FoS) sensor will provide better image resolution over a longer range and greater coverage area per hour than any other Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor in the U.S. military inventory. In addition to the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk, MS-177 will be able to operate from multiple other ISR platforms, satisfying military requirements for both land and maritime missions.
The MS-177 is the next evolution of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Senior Year Electro-optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS) sensor, currently flown on U-2S aircraft. The SYERS-2 sensor pivots from side to side, while the MS-177 also squints forward and backward, enabling new imaging capabilities. The MS-177 sensor will ultimately be converted into the MS-177A and will offer further expanded spectral performance, enhancing data identification capabilities and assisting in the collation of improved and actionable intelligence.
60 Years of Strategic Intelligence Support
A Multispectral imaging Sensor supporting strategic intelligence collection on the U-2 from the 1960s to the present, SYERS-2A collects seven spectral bands simultaneously providing very high-resolution operational standoff imagery. The system’s shortwave IR and mid-wave IR capability enables low-light operation, penetrates haze and smoke, defeats CC&D, and supports CIED/COIN operations.