Boeing delivers additional compact multi-spectral tracking systems to US Army

The system enables critical air and missile defense capabilities against myriad threats.

March 24, 2022 in Defense

  The compact, portable Boeing CMSTS The compact, portable Boeing CMSTS (Boeing photo)

Boeing has delivered additional Compact Multi-Spectral Tracking System, or CMSTS, units to the U.S. Army. The portable, ultra-precise acquisition, tracking and pointing, or ATP, system supports the Army’s integrated fires capabilities against threats ranging from rockets, artillery and mortars to unmanned aerial systems and cruise missiles.

“CMSTS is an advanced, multi-spectral ATP solution used to identify and score a variety of fast-moving and dynamic targets,” said Laser & Electro-Optical System program manager, Kurt Sorenson. “The data it captures is used to evaluate the accuracy and performance of defensive air and missile defense capabilities.”

The system also offers flexible use configurations — it’s able to be controlled by an individual operator on the move, from other CMSTS units, via a remote location, or through a command and control, or C2, network. Its compact design allows for numerous integration options, including fitting into the bed of a standard pickup truck.

“As threats continue to evolve and proliferate, it’s important that we give our service members every advantage and to safely and successfully carry out their mission,” said Kristin Hilbert, business development lead for Boeing’s Laser & Electro-Optical Systems. “This system is an essential piece of the puzzle to give Soldiers a decisive, real-time advantage on the multi-domain battlefield.”

Boeing’s Laser & Electro-Optical Systems leverages more than 40 years of innovation and expertise to deliver rapid, affordable and reliable air and missile defense capabilities. The company is committed to putting modernized, multi-domain air and missile defense solutions into the hands of warfighters in support of mission-readiness worldwide.

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