360-degree Situational Awareness on any platform
The Raytheon Distributed Aperture System, RDAS, gives pilots 360-degree spherical situational awareness, turning night into day and providing passive missile detection, autonomous target tracking and obstacle avoidance. RDAS is platform agnostic and tailorable to multiple platforms – from rotor wing to fighter jet to unmanned aerial vehicle and beyond.
Using the same next-generation technology as the Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System used on F-35 fighters, RDAS employs multiple high-resolution infrared sensors mounted around a platform to produce 360-degree spherical imagery to allow pilots and crew members to “look through” the airframe using a helmet-mounted display.
Turning night into day
RDAS turns the night into day – providing pilots with the ability to see in the dark without the need for night vision goggles. The system’s large focal plane array boasts best-in-class detection range and resolution, even in cluttered environments.
RDAS autonomously detects and warns about guided weapons, ballistic projectiles and other airborne objects, lightening crew workload and providing enhanced survivability. High-resolution imagery provides protection from air and surface launched missiles. The 360-degree imagery also helps pilots avoid obstacles and obstructions.