UTC Aerospace Systems to continue supporting USAF DCGS

utc-aeroUTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced on September 15 that it will continue its mission to deliver global field service, sustainment and on-site expertise in support to Raytheon Corporation for their recent award to operate the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).  Farmington, CT-based UTC Aerospace Systems’ Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Space Systems business unit will provide the necessary expertise in electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) multi-spectral imaging (MSI) exploitation and training.

DCGS is the USAF’s primary ISR collection system, command and situational awareness tool. It enables military analysts and operations experts access to vast sets of data acquired from manned and unmanned ISR aerial platforms which employ UTC Aerospace Systems intelligence collecting sensors like the MS-177 and the SYERS.  DCGS also provides continuous on-demand intelligence sharing across many spectral domains so that U.S. and coalition military forces can rapidly anticipate and change the course of events in the battlespace.

“Our decades of expertise in providing airborne EO/IR multi-spectral imaging products and solutions enables us to meet our customers’ requirements, which includes ensuring vital mission support expertise is on the ground and available for the war fighter,” said Kevin Raftery, vice president of ISR Systems for UTC Aerospace Systems.

UTC Aerospace Systems has been supporting the USAF’s DCGS operations, flight line sensor maintenance and operator training for more than 25 years. The company will continue this essential function by providing subject matter experts in MSI sensors, analytics, intelligence analysis, equipment operation and mission support at the service’s DCGS facilities around the world.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems