Northrop To Provide Laser Targeting Systems To The U.S. Army

by: Matthew Potter
October 8, 2009

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The U.S. Army awarded Northrop a contract to build lightweight laser targeting systems. These will be mounted on a variety of weapon systems. The initial contract is worth about $73 million but if all options are exercised it could generate over $600 million in revenue. The company has been making these types of systems since 2002.

The U.S. military has invested a great deal of money into these kind of systems providing a technical advantage over their adversaries. They not only provide the ability to detect and classify enemy in low or bad visibility but can be used to guide different weapons. These types of systems are fully integrated and are able to provide information to other Army systems and units via digital communications.

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