BAE Systems Chosen for Additional Laser Target Locator Modules by U.S. Army
Aug 17, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $23.5 million delivery order for the company's lightweight laser target locator module (LTLM), TRIGR (Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder) systems.
According to the company, the TRIGR systems provide dismounted warfighters with the ability to accurately identify targets day or night, and deliver timely data to fire support, maneuver command and control, and intelligence systems.
"Our TRIGR system gives our deployed warfighters a decisive advantage in locating enemy targets on today's battlefields," said Bruce Zukauskas, LTLM program manager at BAE Systems. "Our single handheld unit weighs less than 5.5 pounds and has been qualified through rigorous testing and environmental conditions."
BAE Systems' TRIGR system consists of an integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, laser range finger, digital magnetic compass, and a Global Positioning System, or GPS, receiver to locate targets of interest. The system works in all weather conditions, day or night, and is housed in a ruggedized package. It can be used in both a handheld mode or mounted on a tripod for use by forward observers, scouts, snipers, and small unit leaders.
Over the last three years, the U.S. Army has awarded three contracts for BAE Systems' LTLM solution. In 2009, the company was awarded $72 million for initial production of the system, followed by an additional $23 million contract in February 2012 to provide these TRIGR devices. Work on this contract award is taking place in Nashua, New Hampshire and Austin, Texas.
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