LONDON, 14 Sept. 2011. The BAE Systems OASYS business unit in Manchester, N.H., won an $11.1 million contract to provide the StalkIR high-performance small thermal viewer monoculars. The company, which made the announcement this week at the Defense Security Equipment International (DSEi) military trade show in London, did not specify which military authorities awarded the contract.The StalkIR thermal monocular, which uses longwave infrared sensor technology, can clip on to weapons or in handheld mode. The small thermal viewer features dual band aiming lasers, a modular rail interface, and one-touch menu.Military forces using the device can target objects in four ways, including standalone sighting, as a day sight clone, 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, company officials say.
“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,” says Vadim Plotsker, president of BAE Systems OASYS, which is part of the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions segment.
For more information contact BAE Systems Electronic Solutions online at www.baesystems.com.
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