BAE Systems is showcasing several new technologies designed to give soldiers a decisive advantage in detecting, observing and engaging the enemy – day or night – at the Defence and Security Equipment International trade show in London, England, Sept. 13-16.
The products on display for the first time at the exhibition include the 17-Micron Light Weapon Thermal Sight Clip-on, featuring 17-micron focal plane arrays, which require significantly less power and reduce weight; the SkeetIR thermal imager, which can be used in clip-on, hand-held, and helmet mount modes as well as clip-on thermal imager mode; and the UTB, a pair of thermal binoculars that contains two lasers and an integrated digital magnetic compass.
“Experiences on the battlefield in Afghanistan and Iraq helped us develop some of the most advanced equipment in the industry today,” said Mike Lewis, vice president/general manager of the BAE Systems’ Soldier & Vehicle Solutions business. “Our thermal imaging products can be used in any situation where the soldier needs to assess and engage threats.”
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