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BAE to Provide Army with Laser Target Locators

Photonics.com
Aug 2012
NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 15, 2012 — BAE Systems has received a $23.5 million US Army order for its laser target locator modules (LTLMs), its third order from the Army since 2009.

BAE's lightweight LTLM system, TRIGR (Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder), provides dismounted warfighters with the ability to quickly and accurately identify targets day or night, and to deliver timely data to fire support, maneuver command and control, and intelligence systems.


Weighing less than 5.5 lb, BAE Systems’ TRIGR system consists of an integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, a laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver to locate targets of interest. (Image: BAE Systems)

The device consists of an integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, a laser rangefinger, a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver to locate targets of interest. It is housed in a rugged package and can be used in handheld mode or mounted on a tripod.

In 2009, the company received a $72 million contract for initial production of LTLM system, followed by an additional $23 million in February 2012 to provide the devices. (See: Lightweight Laser Targeting System Is Soldier Bound)

Work on this contract is being conducted at the company’s facilities in Nashua and in Austin, Texas.

For more information, visit: www.baesystems.com


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