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Finland orders target acquisition system

Hand-held target acquisition systems have been ordered from Finland's Millog Oy for delivery to the country's defense forces beginning this year.
By Richard Tomkins   |   May 20, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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TAMPERE, Finland, May 20 (UPI) -- Finnish company Millog Oy is to supply the country's defense forces with its LISA hand-held target acquisition system under a $36.7 million agreement signed with the government.

The LISA system is a monocular thermal imager with the capability to provide target acquisition and range measurement. It features an uncooled thermal imager, optical day channel, eye-safe laser rangefinder, digital magnetic compass, GPS, wireless and C4I (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence) connectivity.

It is designed for use by forward observation squads, infantry and special units.

"We are very pleased that Millog's product was proven to fulfill the customer requirements in the best way in a very tough international completion," said Millog's senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Veli-Matti Kohtamaki. "Millog is actively focusing on international markets and this contract is an excellent reference and further strengthens Millog's role as a developer and manufacturer of high-quality optical devices.

"The Finnish Defense Forces are known as a demanding customer."

The number of sensors ordered was not disclosed. Millog, however, said delivery of the LISA system will begin this year and end in 2017.

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