BAE Systems Delivers 10,000th Thermal Imager for U.S. Army Weapon Stations

WASHINGTON, DCBAE Sys­tems announced at the Asso­ci­a­tion of the Unit­ed States Army (AUSA) Annu­al Meet­ing & Sym­po­sium that it has deliv­ered its 10,000th ther­mal imager for U.S. Army remote weapon sta­tions, an achieve­ment made pos­si­ble by a five­fold increase in pro­duc­tion capac­i­ty for the devices, which are used exten­sive­ly in cur­rent U.S. and NATO oper­a­tions.

BAE Systems
TIM1500 Ther­mal Imagers
Used on remote weapon sta­tions they allow sol­diers to detect and iden­ti­fy ene­my tar­gets while remain­ing inside their vehi­cles through remote­ly con­trolled, vehi­cle mount­ed plat­forms.
Source: BAE Sys­tems

The TIM1500™ imagers are used on remote weapon sta­tions and allow sol­diers to detect and iden­ti­fy ene­my tar­gets while remain­ing pro­tect­ed inside their vehi­cles through remote­ly con­trolled, vehi­cle-mount­ed plat­forms for light- and medi­um-cal­iber weapons. Uncooled ther­mal sen­sors are small­er, lighter, use less pow­er, and have low­er life-cycle cost than sen­sors that must be cryo­geni­cal­ly cooled to attain the nec­es­sary ther­mal sen­si­tiv­i­ty.

BAE Sys­tems’ com­mit­ment to ‘putting more eyes on the bat­tle­field™’ to sup­port our sol­diers is reflect­ed with our ship­ping 10,000 imagers,” said Michael Mawn, TIM1500 prod­uct line man­ag­er in Lex­ing­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, where the prod­uct is pro­duced. “Demon­strat­ing how BAE Sys­tems is rapid­ly deliv­er­ing cost-effec­tive capa­bil­i­ty to sol­diers, our pro­duc­tion rate was 20 units a week, which we’ve increased to more than 100 units a week.”

The com­pa­ny increased its pro­duc­tion rate in antic­i­pa­tion of grow­ing Army require­ments that includ­ed deploy­ment of the units on MRAP com­bat vehi­cles.

About BAE Sys­tems

BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defense, secu­ri­ty, and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions, and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009, BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

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