Lockheed Martin has received delivery orders totaling $138 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center for additional 200 Vehicle Optics Sensor Systems (VOSS). These delivery orders are new releases against a multi-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to Gyrocam in 2008. The company was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2009.
The vehicle-mounted sensor system, can be mast-mounted on virtually any land vehicle or expeditionary system for remote surveillance needs, and it provides high-resolution color, night vision and thermal sensors in a 15-inch class gyro-stabilized gimbal. Sofar more than 800 VOSS camera systems are operational on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles throughout Afghanistan and Iraq. These systems provide Warfighters with crucial capabilities to conduct threat surveillance missions in the harshest environments.
“The Lockheed Martin Gyrocam VOSS is a field-proven solution that provides the Warfighter with capabilities to identify and engage in the fight against threats and insurgents,” said Jay Pitman, general manager of Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems, LLC. “With the rugged design of the Gyrocam VOSS and our strong in-theater support team, we have sustained a 99 percent operational readiness rate that supports the U.S. Army in its Warfighting mission.”
Gyrocam Systems was recognized during the “Army Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2007” program as part of the Reconnaissance Vehicle System and was also nominated by Defense Update Magazine as a “Most Innovative Defense Technology of 2008.”