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Army orders laser targeting systems

Feb. 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM   |   Comments

HUDSON, N.H., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- BAE Systems says it will produce and deliver a lightweight, handheld laser targeting system to the U.S. Army under a $23 million contract award.

The Laser Target Locator Modules aids soldiers on foot to identify a target location in day/night operations and in poor visibility conditions caused by smoke or dust.

"Our laser target locator modules helps soldiers determine target coordinates quickly and accurately," said LTLM Program Manager Bill Ashe.

"The system provides mission-critical capability in a single, lightweight package, combining the functions of several pieces of equipment that today's soldier carries in his or her pack."

The TRIGR target location system uses direct-view optics, a night-vision camera, compass, Global Positioning System receiver and a laser range finder. Its daylight range is more than 2.6 miles, while in night conditions it is 900 yards.

It weighs less than 5.5 pounds.

BAE Systems was awarded an initial production contract LTLMs in 2009.

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