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BAE Systems Receives Production Contract for Stryker Thermal Imaging Modules

29 Aug 2005 | Ref. 020-2005

NASHUA, New Hampshire -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Kongsberg Protech AS of Norway to supply the TIM1500 thermal imaging module for the Remote Weapon Station on the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Commands Stryker vehicle. This initial production contract is valued at $9.4 million and will require delivery starting in late 2005.

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 and obscurant conditions.

Developed and produced at BAE Systems IR Imaging facility in Lexington, Massachusetts, the TIM1500 uses state-of-the-art MicroIR microbolometer-based technology. This 640x480 uncooled thermal imaging camera technology is also being procured by the Armys 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.

The TIM1500 provides the extended range and performance necessary to achieve the mission, said Bruce Musicant, BAE Systems Stryker TIM1500 program manager. We are proud to provide the U.S. Army with this advanced capability for the benefit of the war fighter.

Kongsberg is the Remote Weapon Station supplier to TACOM prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems.


BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs over 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately 14.8 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

For further information, please contact:

Mary Corrigan, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 781-863-3023

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