MSI Receives $1.8 Million Contract for Hand Controls on Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3)

WALLINGFORD, CT, November 6, 2006.  Ultra MSI continues as a subcontractor for hand controls selected for use on the most advanced U.S. military surveillance systems. Ultra MSI’s latest award, worth $1.8 million, is part of its $6 million contract work to date with DRS Optronics that is providing customized hand controls for Raytheon’s Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3).

The LRAS3 is a long-range multi-sensor system for U.S. Army scout vehicles and provides real-time detection, recognition, identification and pinpointing of distant target locations enabling U.S. Army scouts to conduct 24-hour reconnaissance and surveillance missions safely from outside threat acquisition and engagement ranges. The LRAS3 offers both Day TV and infrared sensor capability, a laser rangefinder and a GPS far target location system, providing the U.S. Army scout with a full-spectrum target detection and acquisition system.

Long-Range Target Detection for Soldier Safety

Raytheon’s Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System is the next generation target acquisition device designed to significantly reduce battle risk for U.S. Army personnel. The LRAS replaces obsolete systems that required scouts to close within direct-fire range of the threat being detected. It is mounted on the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and the Stryker armored vehicle, providing precise target location by incorporating an advanced second-generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor, a Global Positioning System and a Day TV camera. . The LRAS3 has greatly enhanced warfighter survivability by allowing the warfighter to maintain a significant standoff range outside enemy weapons systems.

Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc is the expert in precision Human Machine Interface (HMI) and electronic hardware solutions, including hand controls/grips, joysticks, trackballs and integrated systems. With the broadest line of products and accessories in the industry, and a proven track record of solving customer problems, Ultra Electronics MSI is recognized as the leading designer and manufacturer of positioning and tracking controls and electronic systems for military and commercial applications.

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