Military Embedded Systems

IR sensor tool kit from RTX gets initial order from U.S. Army


July 05, 2023

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image courtesy RTX

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. 

Featured Companies