Last Updated: 09/19/2012*
A new remote weapons station from Raytheon allows soldiers to see twice as far as with competing technologies while remaining safely inside their vehicles.
The BattleGuard mounting system also allows troops to look at something without pointing their weapons at it, an important feature when operating around civilians.
Designed for tracked and wheeled vehicles, BattleGuard provides trained operators with 360 degrees of unobstructed coverage. It can carry nonlethal weapons as well as a variety of machine guns and missile launchers.
"The significance to the commander is the plug-and-play nature of the system,” said Glynn Raymer, vice president of combat and sensing systems in Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. “It is easy and fast to change configuration, to take off and put on another device.”
BattleGuard’s integrated, electro-optical infrared sensors allow troops to avoid enemy fire because they can see further than the maximum effective range of enemy weapons. Since 1963, Raytheon has provided the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines with more than 30,000 high-performance infrared sensors.
BattleGuard’s innovative sensors and “plug and play” capabilities create a highly versatile weapon station that helps keep troops out of harm’s way.
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