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BAE Systems OASYS delivering StalkIR

18th May 2011 - 06:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems OASYS recently completed its 2,000th delivery of the StalkIR, one of the highest performing and smallest thermal monoculars available. The device provides warfighters with an effective surveillance tool to detect improvised explosive devises (IEDs) and other threats on the battlefield.

Also known as the Universal Thermal Monocular, this clip-on system is the smallest device of its kind and serves as both a surveillance tool and a weapon sight. It features dual band aiming lasers, a modular rail interface for mounting on weapons and can be used in any situation where the warfighter needs to assess and engage threats.

"This device is a game changer in supporting the counter-IED mission" said Vadim Plotsker, president of BAE Systems OASYS in Manchester, where the StalkIR is built. "Our technology allows the user to detect, recognize, and identify threats in all weather conditions, day or night."

The StalkIR, which can also be used in a hand-held mode, is in full-rate production. The company expects more than 3,000 units to ship this year.

BAE Systems OASYS employs about 75 people in Manchester, New Hampshire. The electro-optical company has expertise in night vision, thermal imaging technology, and rapid product development.

Source: BAE Systems

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