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US Army seeking new sensors for ground combat vehicles

21 June 2019
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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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