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June 16, 2014

Lockheed Martin to provide gyrocam sensor systems to Canada

Lockheed Martin will provide eight Gyrocam sensor systems to the Canadian Department of National Defense under a foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Marine Corps.

The sensor systems, which will be delivered in third quarter 2014, will be installed on Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Canada classified the Gyrocam sensor systems contract with a DX rating, which is used for programs that are of highest national priority.

“Gyrocam sensor systems have proven reliability and performance in combat operations supporting critical route-clearance and surveillance missions,” said Dana Rocca, turreted systems program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “These systems help save lives by enhancing warfighters’ situational awareness and providing them the ability to detect, identify and track threats from remote distances.”

This is Lockheed Martin’s third international order for Gyrocam sensor systems. Lockheed Martin has already delivered sensor systems to support Canadian Armed Forces Expedient Route Opening Capability teams and to Selex ES for installation on Italian Army Navistar MaxxProÆ MRAP and Iveco multi-role medium tactical vehicles.

Gyrocam sensor systems include high-resolution color, night vision and thermal sensors in a stabilized gimbal that can be mast-mounted on virtually any ground, airborne, maritime or expeditionary platform to provide unobstructed, 360-degree surveillance and threat detection capability.

More than 1,100 Gyrocam sensor systems have deployed with U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq with a 95 percent operational readiness rate over millions of hours in the harshest environments.




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