NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems announced a partnership with Vectronix Inc. to produce handheld laser target locators for military applications.
As part of the partnership, BAE and Vectronix will produce up to 200 laser target locator modules, or LTLM, per month to support the U.S. Army. Officials say the LTLM technology is designed to help soldiers identify targets in daylight or at night, and in difficult visibility conditions.
BAE and Vectronix Inc. partnered for the lightweight handheld laser technology production as part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $347 million.
"These modules will enable soldiers to determine target coordinates quickly, safely, and accurately," Dan Murray, BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H. LTLM program director, said in a statement.
"The system provides a much-needed capability in a single, lightweight package. Removing weight from soldiers' packs makes their jobs easier and enables them to complete missions faster and with greater precision."