BAE Systems wins $38 million to provide thermal imaging sights for Army weapon stations

LEXINGTON, Mass., 8 Dec. 2010. BAE Systems won 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 on remote weapon stations enable soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while protected inside a vehicle 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, says a representative.

Dec 8th, 2010
Posted by Courtney E. Howard
Posted by Courtney E. Howard

LEXINGTON, Mass., 8 Dec. 2010. BAE Systems won 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 on remote weapon stations enable soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while protected inside a vehicle 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, says a representative.

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

Under the contract, BAE Systems from its Lexington, Mass. operations will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS. The company has 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.

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