BAE Systems receives $41.9 million Army contract
BAE Systems received a $41.9 million U.S. Army contract for all-weather, lightweight, handheld laser target-locator systems that let soldiers identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in fog and smoke. The company will produce its Laser Target Locator Modules, or LTLMs, under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for PEO Soldier of Fort Belvoir, Va. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds, the LTLM consists of a direct-view optic system, a night-vision camera derived from the thermal cameras used in BAE Systems’ advanced thermal weapon sights, a laser range finder, a digital compass and a GPS receiver. The system will allow users to recognize targets in daylight and in total darkness, according to the company. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2010. The company received a $72 million contract for initial production of the LTLMs in June.