UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded Turkey F-16 Reconnaissance Program
UTC Aerospace Systems has been awarded a contract to provide the advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system on the F-16 platform for the Turkish Airborne Reconnaissance Program (TARP). The contract was awarded by Aselsan Elektronic Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on behalf of the Turkish Air Force. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
Under the TARP contract, UTC Aerospace Systems will supply four DB-110 electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) reconnaissance pods for the Turkish Air Force F-16 aircraft and three fixed/transportable Imagery Exploitation Systems. The company will also provide training and logistics support.
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Kevin Raftery, vice president of ISR Systems said, "This selection by Turkey marks our ninth award on the F-16 aircraft and with this growing customer base; the DB-110 has become the standard for F-16 reconnaissance systems around the world."
The DB-110 digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system captures images day and night using electro-optical/infrared sensor technology. Images can then be transmitted in real-time to analysts on the ground as well as viewed on the cockpit video display, enabling the pilots to verify targets and re-task based on opportunities revealed during the mission.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
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