Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2008
Total Production: 875
Unitary Cost: USD$1.3 million
Total Cost: USD$1.2 billion
Also Known As: Army Common Sensor
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AN/AAS-52
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: 3,000
Family Members: AN/AAS-52 and AN/DAS-4
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Description: The Raytheon's AN/AAS-52 is a multi-spectral system designed to provide surveillance, targeting, rangefinding, tracking and laser designation for Hellfire missiles and other laser-guided munitions. Basically, it consists of spot laser, IR and Electro-Optical sensors. This system is combat proven and is available for rotary wing, UAVs and fixed-wing platforms. The US Army AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload is sensor suite designed for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition missions derived from the Raytheon's Multi-spectral Targeting System (MTS). The US Army awarded to Raytheon the $11 million Common Sensor development contract in November 2007. The program is valued at $1.2 billion for approximately 875 units of Army Common Sensor. The new payload is scheduled for integration into both manned and unmanned aircraft.

AN/AAS-53 Applications

Combat Aircraft ARH-70A

AN/AAS-53 News

There are 4 news between
12 Nov 2007 and 26 Feb 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010Multi-Spectral Targeting System Achieves 750,000 Flight-Hour Milestone
Friday, October 3, 2008Raytheon Delivers First US Army's AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload
Thursday, February 14, 2008US Army Places Order for Additional Common Sensors
Monday, November 12, 2007Raytheon Selected for Army Common Sensor Payload

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Grand Total 8751
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