Posts Tagged ‘BAE Systems’

SHOT Show – SOCET GXP by BAE Systems

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

BAE Systems is working to bring the software used to produce customized Gridded Reference Graphics to the first responder and LE communities. In particular, they want to prepare products to support counter active shooter operations.


The software can also be used by investigators and prosecutors to recreate crime scenes. Data sets can come from a wide variety of sources. For example, the parking lot image in the graphic above was taken by a DSLR from a state police helo. They later mensurated the image using the software.


Now the exciting part. It will run on a mobile device. You don’t have to hand out hard copies.

This product is available through

SHOT Show – Unifire/BAE Systems/Ace Electronics

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Developed by Ace Electronics, this battery box was developed as a remote power source for OASYS IR Sensor customers who can’t access CR123As. Instead, it accepts 4 lithium or alkaline AA batteries and not only can be used in lieu of the 123s but will also extend the life of an OASYS optic by about 4.5 hours. Tye battery paxk mounts to a Mil Std 1913 rail and is waterproof.

Available through Unifire and other authorized dealers.

BAE Systems – TracIR Software Available Now for IR Systems

Friday, January 15th, 2016


Last year, BAE Systems announced the TracIR software solution which integrates their OASYS line of IR sensors with Wilcox Industries‘ RAPTAR-S to provide the marksman with range to target, windage and elevation, 100 yard zero, and a ballistically-solved hold over.  Now this “disturbed reticle” technology is ready for order.  The TracIR software is not only available as an option for new systems, but can applied as an upgrade existing devices.  It’s as simple as using the data cable which is also,used to connect the RAPTAR-S to the OASYS line of IR sights.  This means a affordable, seamless transition for current customers.  With this implementation, BAE Systems has lived up to their goal of making TracIR easy to find, buy, and use.

BAE Systems – Broadsword Spine

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Broadsword Spine is BAE Systems’ smart textile demonstrator. It offers both power and data connectivity through an etextile that is inserted as a fabric layer in a garment or piece of equipment. Early work in this field centered around cables inserted into webbing or run through a garment. But this new etextile from intelligent textiles limited is woven from conductive yarns.

As you can, see the etextile is extremely versatile and can be adapted to a wide variety of applications. It is not an outer fabric but rather sandwiched in between layers like an insulation material would be.

A wide variety of low profile ports can be integrated into the design to accommodate different cables. They are placed whe they are needed and sandwich the etextile in order to connect to the integrated power and data grid allowing ports to do double duty.

These ports also mean you can hot swap power sources/batteries as well as devices. Additionally, the elimination of cables lowers snag hazards and improves heat dissipation as the power load is carried over a wider surface area. For you guys who are now terrified you will be electrocuted, relax, the fabric is insulated just like a cable.

MDM – UTB x-LRF from BAE Systems

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

This is BAE’s Universal Thermal Binocular – Laser Range Finder.

It’s an uncooled thermal binocular with 640×480 resolution and features narrow, medium or wide FOV lenses. The binocular also incorporates a digital magnetic compass and ranges targets out to 2100m.  Detection ranges are over 1000m for the short range lens (40mm), over 2200m for the standard lens (75mm) and over 2600m for the long range lens (120mm).  The user can also take 100 image snapshots, stored onboard.  Additionally, there are optional visible or IR laser pointers.  It runs for five hours using four L91 batteries.

SHOT Show – BAE Systems

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

We recently told you that BAE Systems had developed the first mil certified 12 micron thermal sight. I wanted to show what that difference actually means.


To the left is the original 17 micron Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTC XII). To the right is the new 12 micron version. You’re looking at a 30% reduction in objective lens size and a lot less electronics behind it.

BAE Systems Announces 12 Micron Thermal Weapon Sight

Monday, January 19th, 2015

This is a big deal for those of you who use Thermal Weapon Sights. The improvement will result in smaller and lighter sights which use less power. While the new technology is initially being integrated into the Universal Thermal Clip-On, I’m told you’ll see it brought over to new versions of the Skeet-IR and the UTM which are widely used.


HUDSON, New Hampshire — BAE Systems today unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTC XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering improved image quality.

“This 12-micron-based solution builds on our decades-long history of providing special operations and tactical customers with cutting edge thermal imaging products,” said Marc Casseres, director of Imaging and Aiming at BAE Systems. “Our 12-micron technology, will allow users to detect, recognize, and defeat threats in all weather and visibility conditions, like never before.”

Similar to the 17-micron Universal Thermal Clip-On, which is currently fielded by the U.S. military in support of long-range sniper and surveillance missions, the UTC XII will also complement existing day sight systems. This versatility allows users to rapidly move from day to night vision with no mission interruption.

Providing 12-micron technology furthers BAE Systems’ commitment to delivering the latest technology in unrivalled thermal imaging and aiming products for the most discriminating operators. The UTC XII allows the user to detect, recognize, and identify threats in all weather conditions, day or night, and provides the ability to simultaneously observe the target area through fog, smoke, dust, and haze to provide superior situational awareness. The company plans to integrate 12-micron technology into its full line of thermal imaging and aiming monoculars, weapon sights, and binoculars.

BAE Systems will publicly display the UTC XII, in conjunction with its distribution partners TSSI and Source One, at the upcoming SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tactical Advantage, Inc. Now Carrying All Remaining BAE Systems ECLiPSE Gear

Friday, October 17th, 2014

ECLiPSE product sheet

Over this past Summer, Tactical Advantage, Inc. negotiated with BAE Systems to purchase all remaining ECLiPSE load carriage equipment inventory from all of BAE’s production facilities. As a result, they’ve taken in over 23,000 pieces of ECLiPSE LCE MOLLE gear in ABU, ACU, Coyote Brown, MJK Khaki, Multicam OCP, Ranger Green, and a small amount of Black.

ECLiPSE was originally developed in conjunction with Matt Johnson, formerly of Eagle, while under the employment of BAE Systems. The product line started with the RBAV-SF, developed to fulfill a USSOCOM contract for a SPEAR BALCS compatible carrier. Different configurations of the RBAV have been in use with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, as well as Air Force Security Forces, TACPs, and PJs.

In 2008, BAE Systems began to offer the RBAV family of vests and complementary load carriage equipment through the commercial market. In 2012, BAE Systems was outbid on the standard issue MOLLE contract, and any new production of the ECLiPSE line discontinued. Now, Tactical Advantage, Inc. is the sole commercial source of all remaining ECLiPSE Performance Gear, although BAE Systems maintains the copyright of the brand.

Key features of the ECLiPSE line include:

  • Unique secondary closure system on select pockets
  • Double layered for increased durability
  • Triple stitching
  • SilentStrips, which eliminate noise created by hook and loop extraction
  • Currently, Tactical Advantage, Inc. is offering a 25% discount on all Coyote, Khaki, and Ranger Green ECLiPSE products, and a 50% discount on all ABU and ACU ECLiPSE products, until current stock runs out. ECLiPSE products are wholly US made and Berry compliant.