BAE Systems — Lightweight Laser Targeting for Soldiers

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.

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U.S. Army sol­dier uses the LTLM

“Our laser tar­get loca­tor mod­ules helps sol­diers deter­mine tar­get coor­di­nates quick­ly and accu­rate­ly,” said Bill Ashe, LTLM pro­gram man­ag­er. “The sys­tem pro­vides mis­sion-crit­i­cal capa­bil­i­ty in a sin­gle, light­weight pack­age, com­bin­ing the func­tions of sev­er­al pieces of equip­ment that today’s sol­dier car­ries in his or her pack.”

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.

Issued by:
Karen Spiller, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 603 885 2818 Mobile: +1 603 566 2090
karen.spiller@baesystems.com

Source:
BAE Sys­tems

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