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Lockheed Martin to Supply Gyrocam VOSS to U.S. Army

Published on October 28, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Lockheed Martin has been offered a contract worth $138 million by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center for supplying 200 novel devices, support services and systems related to Vehicle Optics Sensor Systems (VOSS). 

A vehicle-integrated sensing device called the Gyrocam VOSS can be practically mast-fixed on any of the ground-based vehicles or armed services system for remote inspection requirements and it furnishes intense-resolution color, night vision and temperature sensing units in a 15” gyro-balanced gimbal.

Jay Pitman, general manager at Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems, commented that the company’s Gyrocam VOSS is a tested, successful device which facilitates defense persons to track and fight against dangers and insurgents. He continued that with the robust configuration of the Gyrocam VOSS in association with the powerful in-theater guidance crew, they could attain 99% functionality towards assisting the U.S. Army in their Warfighting mission.

The new devices will be developed at the Sarasota-oriented Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems’ facility in FL. The company has already integrated over 800 Gyrocam imaging systems on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles across Iraq and Afghanistan to execute various threat inspection missions in extreme situations.

The Gyrocam systems was widely accepted during the “Army Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2007” program and was selected as the “Most Innovative Defense Technology of 2008 by the Defense Update Magazine."

Bethesda-headquartered Lockheed Martin in Md. is a leading security firm focusing on development, manufacture, research, integration, design and maintenance of advanced technological devices and services.

Source: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

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