FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) selected Elbit Systems of America to develop a prototype of the Next Generation Hand-Held Targeting System (NGHTS). Elbit Systems of America's solution merges multiple capabilities into a single, lightweight device that delivers superior performance for the forward deployed, foot mobile Marine.
Elbit Systems of America's NGHTS solution includes rugged laser designators, precision azimuth sensors, high performance day and night imaging systems and more. The concept is built on Elbit Systems of America's legacy in developing successful hand-held targeting systems, such as the Common Laser Range Finder – Integrated Capability (CLRF-IC) and the Joint Terminal Attack Controller – Laser Target Designator (JTAC-LTD), while addressing the needs of today's Marines.
"Our NGHTS solution is the product of Elbit Systems of America's deep understanding of this technology and more than 10 years of working with the Marines," said Ridge Sower, vice president of Ground Combat & Precision Targeting Solutions at Elbit Systems of America. "We're excited to develop this solution, so U.S. Marines are equipped with a robust, dependable and lightweight targeting system in the field."
The company's NGHTS prototype solution consolidates the components of previous USMC targeting systems into a single, ergonomic package that is manufactured within the company's electro-optics and targeting Center of Excellence in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
From lightweight, hand-held technology for ground forces to sophisticated airborne solutions, Elbit Systems of America is a leading supplier of systems employed by the U.S. military. The company is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that protect and save lives.
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