IR sensor tool kit from RTX gets initial order from U.S. ArmyNews
July 05, 2023
MCKINNEY, Tex. RTX won a contract with the U.S. Army worth $117.5 million to start low-rate initial production of 3rd-generation forward looking infrared (3GEN FLIR) B-Kit sensors to be installed on combat platforms.
Under the terms of the contract, RTX will deliver 3GEN FLIR B-Kit sensors for combat platforms used by the Army, including the advanced Abrams Main Battle Tanks and possibly for optionally manned fighting vehicles.
According to the announcement, the 3GEN FLIR B-Kit is a platform-agnostic tool used on combat ground vehicles that ensures high-resolution imagery in order to provide standoff distance for target detection, recognition, and identification even at night and under adverse battlefield or weather conditions.