Raytheon Company’s advanced airborne optical sensor system (AOSS) is being studied by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US, for missile defence applications.

The AOSS will allow the MDA to locate, identify and track missile targets that could potentially threaten the US, its allies and deployed troops.

AOSS, part of Raytheon’s multi-spectral targeting systems, is currently being examined by the MDA as a forward-deployed, advanced airborne infrared sensor.

Raytheon’s multi-spectral targeting system provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition and tracking of ballistic missile threats.