BAE Systems will produce Stryker thermal imaging modules

NASHUA, N.H., 29 August 2005. BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Kongsberg Protech AS of Norway to supply the TIM1500 thermal imaging module for the Remote Weapon Station on the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command's Stryker vehicle.

Aug 29th, 2005

NASHUA, N.H., 29 August 2005. BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Kongsberg Protech AS of Norway to supply the TIM1500 thermal imaging module for the Remote Weapon Station on the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command's Stryker vehicle.

This initial production contract is valued at $9.4 million and will require delivery starting in late 2005.

The Stryker, an eight-wheeled armored vehicle, provides infantry protection in open terrain and quick transport to critical battlefield positions. The TIM1500 program will provide Stryker with an advanced, uncooled thermal imaging camera that identifies targets deep in the battlefield, both day and night, in all weather and obscurant conditions.

Developed and produced at BAE Systems' IR Imaging facility in Lexington, Mass., the TIM1500 uses state-of-the-art MicroIR microbolometer-based technology. This 640x480 uncooled thermal imaging camera technology is also being procured by the Army's Program Executive Office - Soldier Equipment for the Thermal Weapon Sight program. The Stryker TIM1500 and the thermal weapon sight variants share the same thermal sensor engine design.

"The TIM1500 provides the extended range and performance necessary to achieve the mission," said Bruce Musicant, BAE Systems' Stryker TIM1500 program manager. "We are proud to provide the U.S. Army with this advanced capability for the benefit of the war fighter."

Kongsberg is the Remote Weapon Station supplier to TACOM prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems.

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. For more information, see www.baesystems.com.

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