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NEW SYSTEMS TO COMPLEMENT VEHICLE EFFECTIVENESS

As we stated earlier, the new lines of rapid deployment and patrol vehicles have a myriad of advanced equipment to complement their speed and manoeuvrability

BAE Systems Q-Warrior™

The Q-Warrior™- the latest iteration of our helmet-mounted display technology, looks like a pilot’s head-up display but has been specially designed for the soldier who needs unique capabilities, such as identifying hostile and non-hostile forces, as well as co-ordinating small unit actions.

Designed and built by engineers at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems business in Rochester, Kent, the system significantly increases situational awareness capabilities for the ‘dismounted soldier’ – in other words military personnel operating out of their vehicles. Q-Warrior™ introduces a high transmission and high luminance see-through display which incorporates a high-resolution colour, collimated display to allow the use of symbols and video to blend intuitively with the user’s view of the world. Waypoints, other points of interest and targets can all be displayed overlaid on the real view of what’s actually out there.

Paul Wright, Soldier Systems’ Business Development Lead at BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems in Rochester, Kent, said these are only some of the innovations which have been incorporated into the new display. “Q-Warrior™ increases the user’s situational awareness by providing the potential to display “eyes-out” information to the user, including textual information, warnings and threats,” he said. “Other key features include enhanced night vision, waypoints and routing information, and the ability to track both personnel and assets.

“The biggest demand, in the short term at least, will be in roles where the early adoption of situational awareness technology offers a defined advantage,” added Mr Wright. “This is likely to be within non-traditional military units with reconnaissance roles, such as Forward Air Controllers/Joint Tactical Aircraft Controllers (JTACS) or with Special Forces during counter terrorist tasks. The next level of adoption could be light role troops such as airborne forces or marines, where technical systems and aggression help to overcome their lighter equipment.”

Q-Warrior™ also features a large eye-motion box to allow the soldier to make relatively large movements of his or her helmet while continuing to maintain his view of the display.

Although it is expected that Q-Warrior™ will initially be employed at the section commander level, the technology could become an essential but standard issue piece of kit for every soldier.

The Q-Warrior™ builds upon technologies developed for our Q-Sight® range of display systems.

CONTROL SOLUTIONS CS5100 LIGHTWEIGHT MOTORIZED GUN TURRET

The Lightweight Motorized Gun Turret (LMGT) system is a self-contained motorized gun turret for military and law enforcement tactical vehicles that is battery-powered through a built-in rotary slipring that connects to the vehicle’s power source. The slipring allows the gun turret to rotate a continuous 360 degrees without wires getting in the way of the gunner. With it’s simple one-piece design, the turret can be easily engineered to fit the roof of most vehicles with almost no space taken-up inside the vehicle. It’s low center-of-gravity and low weight do not impact the overall vehicle stability.

The LMGT can be up-armored with ceramic or steel sidewall gunner protection kit as well as a front-mounted gun shield and can also be operated manually.

Control Solutions LLC has fielded over 60,000 Turret Control Systems on heavily-armored US military vehicles. Lightening the vehicle weight will continue to be a key requirement of military and police forces worldwide. The LMGT can be easily mounted on almost any vehicle.
* One-finger motorized operation on the move
* Rotate 360º in less than 7 seconds
* Adjustable gun mount pintle from -15 to +60 degrees
* Common ringmount solution for various vehicles
* Easy vehicl

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