Enemy in sight

BAE Systems has been awarded $9.4 million by Norway’s Kongsberg Protech to supply the TIM1500 thermal imaging module for the Remote Weapon Station on the US Army’s Stryker vehicle.


BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by Norway’s Kongsberg Protech to supply the TIM1500 thermal imaging module for the Remote Weapon Station on the US Army’s Stryker vehicle. This initial production contract is valued at $9.4 million and will require delivery starting later this year.



The Stryker, an eight-wheeled armoured vehicle, provides infantry protection in open terrain and quick transport to critical battlefield positions. The TIM1500 program will provide Stryker with an advanced, uncooled thermal imaging camera that identifies targets deep in the battlefield, both day and night, in all weather conditions.



Developed and produced at BAE Systems’ IR Imaging facility in Lexington, Massachusetts, the TIM1500 uses MicroIR microbolometer-based technology.


This 640×480 uncooled thermal imaging camera technology is also being procured by the Army’s Program Executive Office – Soldier Equipment for the Thermal Weapon Sight program. The Stryker TIM1500 and the thermal weapon sight variants share the same thermal sensor engine design.