New Stryker armored vehicles will be equipped with high performance uncooled VOx microbolometer sights. The Stryker vehicles, which are made by prime contractor, General Dynamics Land Systems, GDLS, are the centerpiece of the U.S. Army’s effort to transform itself into a more agile and deployable force.
The U.S. Army is seeking to define a series of low-power, lightweight, standard uncooled modules. The move comes at a time when dramatic improvements have been made in the performance of uncooled focal plane arrays (FPAs) thus setting the stage for major procurements of uncooled sensor systems across a wide range of military applications.
BAE Systems is seeking to obtain direct cross-border access to the advanced VOx microbolometers made by its U.S. affiliate BAE Systems Infrared Imaging Systems, IRIS.
The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) seeker is getting a new infrared focal plane array.