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BAE Systems Receives $38 Million to Provide Thermal Imaging Sights for Army Weapon Stations


LEXINGTON, Massachusetts - BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totaling $38 million to provide thermal imagers for the U.S. Army’s Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II and Stryker programs.

The TIM1500™ thermal imagers used on remote weapon stations 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. The TIM1500 provides extended viewing range capability to detect vehicle targets at a significant range for target acquisition, long-rang surveillance, and situational awareness.

“The TIM1500 provides high performance imaging while offering a smaller, lighter, lower power and lower life-cycle cost compared with other competitive options,” said Michael Mawn, product line manager for TIM1500. “Our world-class technology demonstrates how we understand the warfighter, and their needs for successful missions,” Mawn added.

Under the contract, BAE Systems from its Lexington, Massachusetts operations will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS. The company recently shipped its 10,000th TIM1500 imager, and increased its production rate in support of Army requirements, including 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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