BAE Systems has won a $23.5 million delivery order from the U.S. Army for its advanced, lightweight laser target locator module Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder systems.
According to BAE, the rangefinder systems enable dismounted warfighters to identify day or night targets quickly and accurately.
The TRIGR can also deliver timely data to fire support, intelligence and maneuver command and control systems.
Bruce Zukaukas, LTLM program manager at BAE Systems, said the TRIGR system gives deployed warfighters a decisive advantage in locating enemy targets in the battlefield. He added that the single handheld unit weighing less than 5.5 lbs has been qualified through rigorous testing and environmental conditions.
BAE’s said its rangefinder system is made up of integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, laser range finger, digital magnetic compass, and a Global Positioning System receiver for locating targets.
The TRIGR system comes in a ruggedized package and works in all weather conditions.
According to the release, it can also be used mounted on a tripod or handheld for snipers, observers, small unit leaders and scouts.