Vectronix to provide precision targeting systems to US Army
Vectronix has announced that it is to provide the handheld precision targeting solutions to support the Handheld Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTD) programme for the US Army. The company made the announcement 17 August 2012.
Sponsored by the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF), HHPTD provides dismounted observers the ability to rapidly locate ground targets with a 'high degree of accuracy' allowing target engagement with precision munitions.
Vectronix will also deliver an equal amount of STERNA Precision Target Location Systems as part of the programme. The STERNA system is based on the company’s new and unrestricted capability to acquire and maintain the true north azimuth in all operating conditions, even in magnetically charged or GPS-denied settings. The system has already been tested by the US Army, and provides an azimuth accuracy ‘far exceeding that achieved by the current systems used by the military’.
According to Vectronix, the systems acquired ‘will significantly enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the dismounted soldiers, while reducing system size and weight as well as the need for power’.
Deliveries are scheduled for early 2013.
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