Military Embedded Systems

New airborne recon sensor tested aboard F-16 for international customer


August 23, 2022

Dan Taylor

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy Collins Aerospace

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace has conducted a flight test of an airborne reconnaissance sensor on an F-16 on behalf of an unidentified international customer, the company announced in a statement.

The company completed the first flight test of its Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod, the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system, in order to demonstrate the technology's flightworthiness, aircraft integration, and full system performance on a tactical jet performing maneuvers, the statement reads.

The sensor is meant to provide pilots who are conducting airborne reconnaissance missions with longer range and a wider area of surveillance while increasing the degree of confidence in the system to detect targets.

Collins Aerospace also produces reconnaissance systems for the F-15, F-16, special mission ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) business jets, and certain unmanned aerial vehicles.

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