The central theme of MTSI’s Innovation Program is to develop high quality differentiating capabilities that enable us to help solve real-world challenges facing our current and future customers. Our continuous focus on developing and delivering innovative solutions and products is an integral part of MTSI’s vision and a driver for high employee engagement and exceptional customer service. MTSI's innovation process achieves a relatively high return on innovation investment (ROI2) and establishes Intellectual Property (IP) in several key enabling markets. We also work closely with our customers to ensure they are able to attain the necessary IP rights required to implement the MTSI-developed solution to solve their challenge.


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Rapid Aerial Extraction System (RAES®)

Rapid Aerial Extraction System (RAES®) is a tethered deployment system that dramatically increases the range and speed for payload handling. RAES provides vertical lift hoist-like capability to a fixed wing aircraft, making traditional aircraft equal to a helicopter without having to land. CLICK HERE to view the RAES Operational Concept video.

Sense & Avoid Flight Encounter Simulation Toolset (SAFEST)

 SAFEST® is a trademarked modeling, simulation, and analysis toolset designed to provide the analytical rigor to support unmanned aircraft system (UAS) airspace integration efforts. The tool is used to perform collision encounter studies, probabilistic risk analysis, safety assessments, and sensor trades. 

UAS Services and Solutions

MTSI is successfully demonstrating the cost effectiveness and efficiencies enabled by sUAS to help solve real world challenges across the civil and commercial marketspace.  We specialize in the areas of sensor integration and testing, personnel/vehicle tracking, surveying, photogrammetry, agriculture, and counter-UAS operations.

Modular Integrated Tracking Solution (MITS)

A dynamically configurable, scalable, low-cost mesh network of miniature transponders that provides a highly reliable range instrumentation enhancement solution for tracking both personnel and vehicles.


MTSI is crafting, implementing, and deploying a modular cost effective DevSecOps software factory pipeline that can be used as a launching-off point for new or existing DoD projects (classified or unclassified). Click here to download – DevSecOps 1010: How MTSI is Investing in the New USAF DevSecOps Initiative.

Responsive Airborne Test Solution (RATS)

RATS is an agile, cost-effective airborne targeting solution that leverages high performance COTS radio controlled jet aircraft to help address the shortage of realistic targets for training purposes.  RATS is capable of deploying to the users location and offers several options to include multi-ship formations and adjustable radar and infrared characteristics.

MTSI Analytic Suite for Space Technologies (MASST)

Government customers need the ability to evaluate proposed space architectures, new technologies, potential COAs, and blue/gray/red space capabilities. Our proposed solution is to build a suite of unclassified analytic tools that will perform one or more of the following functions in the space domain: access management; link analysis; level of redundancy/resiliency; COA analysis; and space debris / break-up modeling.

Hypersonic Rapid Analysis and Design System (HyperRADS)

HyperRADS is a validated, high-fidelity hypersonics modeling, simulation and analysis capability for conducting offensive and defensive research and analysis. This tool provides an accelerated path towards down-selecting the most promising hypersonic designs and concepts; resulting in significant time and cost savings for design, development, test and fielding of advanced hypersonic systems.

Supervised Autonomous Function Executive (SAFE)

SAFE implements MM-RTA best practices across the federal government and commercial industry to assist with certification efforts of autonomous platforms. It stands up a software and hardware integration lab (SIL / HWIL) to evaluate the implementation of the proprietary and non-proprietary elements.

Phased Array Analysis Tools Objects and Models (PHANTOM)

The federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC) and industry community lack flexible, modern digital phased array models for supporting phased array radar development, test, integration, and sustainment on government programs. This effort strives to develop an efficient, flexible, high fidelity phased array modeling software package to leverage across programs.

Augmented Visual Inspection Tool (AVIT)

A flight line visual inspection tool used to evaluate and track damage to low observable (LO) aircraft. The hand-held tool enables easy and accurate creation and modification of data representing LO damage. AVIT is also designed to provide simple one-way transmission of data into a classified database for further evaluation, scheduling of maintenance and tracking.

A3R (Autonomous Air to Air Refueling System)

MTSI developed a patented autonomous air-to-air refueling concept called A3R that makes the receiving aircraft passive. This capability has the potential to vastly improve overall safety of aerial refueling missions by accurately maneuvering the hose to the receiving aircraft. A3R is not dependent traditional probe and drogue technology and allows manned or unmanned tanker to refuel autonomous systems in a manner that keeps them focused on the mission at hand. This solution is scalable and can easily be configured to various host platforms.