Raytheon, Falck Schmidt unveil remotely operated long-range surveillance system Mast-mounted FLIR improves soldier safety
LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Falck Schmidt Defence Systems are debuting a remotely operated, mast-mounted, long-range reconnaissance and surveillance (LRRS) forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. The new system, displayed at the DSEI trade show, provides greater situational awareness while enhancing soldier safety by allowing the operator to stay under cover.
"Raytheon's FLIR sensor allows warfighters to detect targets outside the direct-fire range, 24 hours a day, so they can identify and locate targets before they become threats," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.
LRRS sensors can be integrated on wheeled or armored combat vehicles and towers.
"We have already demonstrated this system to the Danish land forces, and we plan to introduce it soon in the U.S. at the AUSA trade show," said Steen Garnaes, chief sales officer for Falck Schmidt Defence Systems. "Retrofitting and integrating the latest technologies on armored vehicles improves their performance and increases soldier survivability."
LRRS sensors provide U.S. and international allied military forces with increased situational awareness.
- Warfighters have the ability to see in the dark.
- Operations can be carried out in any kind of weather or battlefield obscurant conditions.
About Falck Schmidt
Falck Schmidt Defence Systems has more than 40 years experience in design, manufacturing and delivering electrically driven telescopic masts, auxiliary power units, structural composites, and cable harness and instrumentation to land combat customers worldwide. The company offers system integration of its own and third party products, fully integrated solutions, and assembly of armored vehicles including integration of sensors and weapon systems. Visit us at www.f-sds.com.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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