VOSS vehicular EO payload

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‘Most Innovative Defense Technology’ 2008 Award Nominee

In May 2008 GyroCam received a follow-on order for the delivery of 500 second phase ‘Vehicle Optic Sensor System’s (VOSS), to be mounted on MRAP and other vehicles operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. VOSS is an integrated system comprising multi-spectral optronic sensors (night vision, day and thermal imaging cameras) mounted on a telescopic mast. Fielded as a standard equipment on current route clearing MRAPs and future Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV), VOSS enables route clearing teams riding on MRAPs to detect, locate, analyze and engage suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from a safe distance, as they patrol and secure roads for patrols or supply convoys. VOSS can also be integrated with a remotely-controlled weapon station for standoff detection and elimination of IED threats.

Gyrocam ISR300 mast mounted EO payload is used as part of the VOSS system, on this Cougar vehicle  in Iraq. Photo: Gyrocam.

ISR300 VOSS system deployed on a RG-31, fitted with slat armor cage . Photo: GyrocamGyrocam has responded to the urgent IED threat in theater by supplying hundreds of mast mounted multi-sensor camera systems for the VOSS program to assist in IED detection” says Greg Rose – Program Managerat Gyrocam Systems, “We support the VOSS program by providing the Gyrocam ISR 300; a multi-mission capable sensor system that integrates advanced thermal imaging, high resolution color, and next generation night vision sensorsinto one package to help in the detection, identification and elimination of dangerous roadside threats. The warfighter depends on our industry leading reliability and performance to provide safe standoff detection and situational awareness for critical route clearance and surveillance missions.  Gyrocam Systems is dedicated to providing force multiplying sensor systems to meet the current and future requirements of our warfighter.”

Reasons for recommendation:

What attracted our interest were deliverables – this program evolved efficiently, delivering great value and lifesaving service to the warfighter in time and within budget constraints. Rapidly responding to the requirements from the field, GyroCam Systems matched the accelerated fielding of the MRAP expediting fully integrated VOSS systems in theater, deploying complex systems within weeks. In total, the company is providing the military some 800 systems. A field support team deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, facilitated all support services necessary to support news users.

A tecnitian from Gyrocam inspects a VOSS EO Payload. Photo: Gyrocam