BAE Systems to continue deliveries of StalkIR handheld thermal viewer monocular

The OASYS business unit of BAE Systems, located in Manchester, N.H., won an $11.1 million contract to provide the company's StalkIR high-performance small thermal viewer monoculars. The company did not specify which military authorities awarded the contract. The StalkIR thermal monocular, which employs longwave infrared sensor technology, can clip on to weapons or operate in handheld mode. The small thermal viewer features dual- band aiming lasers, a modular rail interface, and a one-touch menu. Military forces using the device can target objects in four ways, including: standalone sighting, as a day sight clone, as a visible/infrared pointer, or with an optional passive fixed sight. The company recently shipped its 3,000th StalkIR unit, and with this order, the number of units shipped will increase to approximately 5,000, according to company officials. "The StalkIR is both a surveillance tool and a weapon sight, and can be used in any situation where the warfighter needs to assess and engage threats," explains Vadim Plotsker, president of BAE Systems OASYS, which is part of the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions segment.

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