Collins wins IDIQ contract for USAF’s Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod

10 March 2021 (Last Updated March 11th, 2021 09:48)

Raytheon Technologies unit Collins Aerospace has received an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification contract.

Collins wins IDIQ contract for USAF’s Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod
The MS-110 sensor provides advanced multispectral imagery to detect targets with a higher degree of confidence. Credit: Collins Aerospace.

Raytheon Technologies unit Collins Aerospace has received an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification contract.

The contract has been awarded by the US Air Force (USAF) for its new Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod, dubbed ‘MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system’.

According to Collins Aerospace, the newer MS-110 sensor is an advancement in airborne reconnaissance capability.

It provides next-generation capabilities that are claimed to be ‘unmatched’ by targeting pods or sensors equipped inside the aircraft body.

These capabilities include achieving high-resolution imagery at long / stand-off range in scenarios such as peacetime cross-border surveillance or high-threat wartime.

The MS-110 sensor also provides advanced multispectral imagery to detect targets with a higher degree of confidence or even in poor weather conditions.

Other capabilities include wide-area coverage in high resolution, flexible planning / re-tasking for real-time changes in dynamic operational situations by aircrew.

Furthermore, the sensor comes with SCi-Toolset, a software suite that helps end-users extract critical intelligence from the MS-110’s imagery.

Collins Aerospace ISR and Space Solutions vice-president and general manager Kevin Raftery said: “The combination of spatial and spectral resolution modalities provides customers with an exponential increase in intelligence gathering capabilities against challenging targets.”

Recently, Collins won a performance-based logistics (PBL) CH-47F Chinook avionics support contract.