The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $23.5 million delivery order for the company’s advanced, lightweight laser target locator module (LTLM), TRIGR™ (Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder) systems. The TRIGR systems provide dismounted warfighters with the ability to quickly and accurately identify targets day or night, and deliver timely data to fire support, maneuver command and control, or intelligence systems.
“Our TRIGR system gives our deployed warfighters a decisive advantage in locating enemy targets on today’s battlefields,” said Bruce Zukauskas, LTLM program manager. “Our single handheld unit weighs less than 5.5 pounds and has been qualified through rigorous testing and environmental conditions.”
BAE Systems’ TRIGR system consists of an integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, laser range finger, digital magnetic compass, and a Global Positioning System, or GPS, receiver to locate targets of interest. The system works in all weather conditions, day or night, and is housed in a ruggedized package. It can be used in both a handheld mode or mounted on a tripod for easy use by forward observers, scouts, snipers, and small unit leaders.
This is the U.S. Army’s third contract for BAE System’s LTLM solution. In February 2012, the Army awarded the company a $23 million contract to provide these TRIGR devices. The company also won a $72 million contract for initial production of the system in 2009. Work on this contract award is taking place in Nashua, New Hampshire and Austin, Texas.