Army Tests Northrop’s Handheld Laser Targeting Device; Gordon Stewart Comments

northrop-Grumman_BLUEThe U.S. Army has conducted developmental testing on the Northrop Grumman-developed Hand Held Precision Targeting Device at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to demonstrate the device’s target engagement functions.

The company said Wednesday that the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force and Program Executive Office’s Project Manager ““ Soldier Sensors and Lasers evaluated the digitally connected device in environments with different terrain types and temperatures.

Gordon Stewart, vice president and general manager of Northrop’s laser systems segment, said the company expects the device to deliver precision targeting capabilities by leveraging celestial navigation technology, which allows it to operate even in GPS-degraded locations.

Northrop worked with FLIR SystemsGeneral Dynamics‘ Global Imaging Technologies division and Wilcox Industries to develop HHPTD and similar handheld target location systems.

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