The TIM 1500 is an uncooled, extended-range thermal system in the 7.5-14 mm spectrum band used for day and night surveillance, target acquisition and situational awareness for troops in a vehicle. It is designed for use with vehicle-mounted weapons.
"For the warfighter, the TIM 1500 system provides a critical tool for mission success in less-than-ideal conditions, either day or night," said George Bartlett, program manager. "For the government, we are providing a proven and affordable solution for our military in a time of shrinking budgets."
BAE says it has supplied the Army with more than 13,000 of the systems.
The current order is worth $13 million but BAE didn't disclose the number of units to be supplied or a delivery schedule.