British BAE Systems has snagged a $42 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with a lightweight, handheld laser target locator system which is powered by GPS technology. This all-weather device enables soldiers to accurately identify target locations regardless of whether it is during the day or night, and despite having fog or smoke around as well. Dubbed the Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM), it will determine target coordinates by using direct-view optic system, a night-vision camera, a laser range finder, a digital compass, and a GPS receiver. Amazing thing, this, considering all that technology is crammed into a device that weighs no more than 5.5 pounds.
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