US Army orders thermal imagers from BAE Systems

Defence, security and aersospace company BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totaling $38m (£24m) to provide thermal imagers for the US Army’s Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II and Stryker programmes.

Used on remote weapon stations, the TIM1500 thermal imager allows soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while remaining protected inside their vehicles through remotely controlled, vehicle-mounted platforms for light- and medium-calibre weapons.

The TIM1500 provides extended viewing-range capability to detect vehicle targets at a significant range for target acquisition, long-range surveillance and situational awareness.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS from its operations in Lexington, Massachusetts.