AUSA 2022: Teledyne FLIR Defense Displays Mobile C2 Platform with Advanced Sensor Technology

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), has collaborated with AM General to display its Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System (LVSS) on a HUMVEE 2-CT (2-Door Cargo Truck) during the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual conference this week.

The display is a technology demonstrator for future Army mobile command and control (C2) vehicles, integrating newly advanced radar, long-range cameras, and other sensors to detect and defeat threats such as weaponized small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS).

With its cutting-edge air domain awareness technology, LVSS fits in the back of the HUMVEE 2-CT, ready to provide counter-UAS; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); and force protection capabilities. The LVSS platform features a 16-ft. fully retractable mast that leverages a combination of 3D radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera, plus RF detection and mitigation sensors to provide early warning alerts and recognition. Ready to meet the requirements of several Army programs, including Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (CPI2) and Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System-Expeditionary (GBOSS-E), the capability concept would aid commanders with multi-domain decision support in a mobile C2 vehicle.

Also on display for the first time at AUSA is StormCaster™-DX, a multi-role laser designator payload built especially for use on FLIR’s R80D SkyRaider™ Group 1 sUAS. StormCaster-DX is uniquely designed to manage target areas using a Laser Spot Tracker while affecting the terminal guidance of laser guided munitions. Until recently, this capability was only possible with larger UAS platforms or ground-based systems. Teledyne FLIR’s whitepaper published two weeks ago, ‘The Proliferation of Precision Fires,’ explores how troops can benefit from technology that enables them to call and direct fires on the battlefield anytime, in any environment.

Teledyne FLIR Defense also is introducing StormCaster-E, the latest in its StormCaster payload series designed for the company’s sUAS aircraft. The new long-range imaging sensor features a fully integrated EO camera built for demanding missions that require clear and precise imagery across daylight and low light conditions.

This first-time concept showcasing our LVSS in a HUMVEE truck illustrates how we can reduce the current command post footprint, while at the same time improve mobility and agility.

LVSS brings a host of sophisticated sensing technologies onto one platform. It provides mobile surveillance that can be quickly redeployed as threats change, a critical need on today’s battlefield as evidenced by events in Eastern Europe.

We’re also proud to launch our rugged new StormCaster-E payload, which marks a major leap forward in performance, line of sight stabilization, and range of motion for a low SWaP-C package.

Dr. JihFen Lei, executive vice president and general manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense

Source: Teledyne FLIR news release

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