Lightweight Laser Targeting for Soldiers
Government contracting News -
2012 Apr 16
Lightweight Laser Targeting for Soldiers – BAE Systems
HUDSON, New Hampshire — BAE Systems’ TRIGR™ target location system utilizes the latest targeting technology, enabling soldiers to identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in obscured-visibility conditions such as fog or smoke.
The device consists of a direct-view optic system, a night-vision camera derived from BAE Systems’ advanced thermal weapon sights, a laser range finder, a digital compass, and a GPS receiver – all in a single package weighing less than 5.5 pounds.
The system allows users to recognize targets more than 4.2 kilometers away in daylight and 900 meters in darkness. “Removing weight from soldiers’ packs makes their jobs easier, enabling them to complete missions faster and with greater precision,” Ashe said.This contract is awarded after the company received a $72 million contract for initial production of the LTLM systems in 2009 from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier. Work will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Lexington, Massachusetts, Nashua, New Hampshire, and Austin, Texas. Initial fielding of units is slated for this month.