Anticipating US Army proposal, upgraded to include dual-band thermal imager, hi-def camera
TUCSON, Ariz. - Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business has completed the development of its 3rd Generation Commander's Primary Sight ahead of the U.S. Army's anticipated Improved FLIR lethality engineering change proposal for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
"What sets our Commander's Primary Sight apart from others is Raytheon's coordinated reuse of existing Bradley vehicle components and interfaces," said Duane Gooden, vice president of Raytheon's Land Warfare Systems product line. "The CPS is an example of Raytheon's ability to provide a low-risk engineering and manufacturing path for upgrading combat vehicle sensors to 3rd Generation technology, sustaining the Army's combat overmatch for the future."
Raytheon's CPS is an integrated Electro/Optic system that provides a 3rd Generation, dual-band thermal imager and a high-definition color camera. Other features include:
-- Eye-safe laser range finder
-- Laser designator
-- Visible and infrared laser pointers
-- Line-of-sight director.
"Raytheon's CPS provides the Army's Bradley vehicle commander a 360-degree, panoramic viewing capability to detect, recognize and identify targets at extended ranges in all conditions," said Gooden. "The CPS also provides precision far-target location capabilities, which allows the system to hand that information off to GPS-guided weapon systems."
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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