UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., was awarded a contract by the USAF to upgrade the entire fleet of SYERS-2 imaging sensors to the latest SYERS-2C variant.
The upgrade to the SYERS-2C configuration features the latest in multi-spectral technology and increases the spectral resolution and image interpretability beyond that of the baseline system, which already provides the longest range on the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS). This will extend the NIIRS range of the DoD airborne intelligence surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) inventory.
“Working with both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy to meet an urgent requirement, UTC Aerospace Systems was able to re-configure our highest performing operational system quickly,” said Kevin Raftery, vice president of UTC Aerospace Systems. “This SYERS variant brings unique capabilities, particularly advantageous to joint operations in the air/sea battle domain. The initial SYERS-2C system has just completed its initial operational capability phase and is now supporting the full COCOM ISR requirements. We are pleased to be contracted to deliver this advanced solution to the entire fleet.”