C4iSR: Land

US Army seeking new sensors for ground combat vehicles

21 June 2019

The US Army is looking to outfit its ground combat vehicles with new sensors that will enable the crew inside to better visualise their surroundings.

In a 19 June request for information posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service announced that it is seeking "affordable and mature" uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensors with a wide field of view (FOV) to feed high-definition (HD) video to crews inside its fleet of ground combat vehicles.

"The proposed system must provide a capability to allow the vehicle crew [driver, commander, squad], in both open and closed hatch operations, to visualise their immediate surroundings while stationary and on the move, day and night," the service wrote.

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