U.S. Army Orders 3GEN FLIR Advanced Targeting Systems

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 06:21 AM, July 6, 2023
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U.S. Army Orders 3GEN FLIR Advanced Targeting Systems

Raytheon has won a $117.5 million U.S. Army contract for low-rate initial production of 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3GEN FLIR) B-Kit sensors.

The advanced targeting sensor systems enhance lethality, survivability and situational awareness in austere environments, providing combat overmatch for the Army's ground combat platforms.

Under the contract, RTX will deliver 3GEN FLIR B-Kit sensors for the U.S. Army's combat platforms, which includes the advanced Abrams Main Battle Tanks and an option for optionally manned fighting vehicles.

The 3GEN FLIR B-Kit is platform agnostic, delivering a common operating picture for future combat ground vehicles. It also provides significant standoff for target detection, recognition, and identification. The advanced sensors ensure high resolution imagery is delivered to the right people in any environment so they can make the right decisions.

RTX's dual-band infrared system creates high-resolution images.

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