BAE to Continue Producing Army Laser Locator Modules

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BAE Systems won a $23 million U.S. Army contract to provide handheld laser target locator modules, BAE announced Friday.

BAE received $72 million in 2009 for initial production of the modules from the Army’s soldier program executive office.

The modules weigh less than 5.5 pounds and allow users to locate targets in a variety of visibility obscured environments from up to 4.2 kilometers in daylight and 900 meters in darkness.

The devices contain a direct-view optic system, a night vision camera, a laser range finder, a digital compass and a GPS receiver.

BAE will perform work in Lexington, Mass., Nashua, N.H. and Austin, Texas.

Initial fielding of the units is slated for this month.

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