Raytheon is being given a five year contract for $59.7 million to sustain the availability of the Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) systems installed on the CH-53 Super Stallion and V-22 Osprey. The US Marine Corps currently has 165 CH-53 Super Stallions in service. The helicopter is equipped with the lightweight, high performance AN/AAQ-29A FLIR on a 12 inch turret. The FLIR pod helps helicopter pilots in low-level navigation as well as in high altitude long-range targeting. The V-22 Osprey has a nose-mounted AN/AAQ-27 FLIR that provides navigation and target recognition capabilities in darkness and low-visibility conditions.