The Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly (SADA) is at the heart of second-generation infrared (IR) sensor technology. Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) offers the SADA line of IR sensors to satisfy a wide-range of thermal imaging applications. These applications include night vision, IR search and track, and thermal targeting sights. SADA has been proven on the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) for the TOW missile launcher, the second-generation tank sight, and others.

Focusing on concurrent engineering and manufacturing technology, RVS has achieved a high-level of performance, while reducing manufacturing costs. The result is a standardized Dewar package that gives our customer hardware flexibilities such as options on detectors, coolers, and coldshields, and software flexibilities such as system programmability.