Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD) was selected by the U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) to demonstrate an advanced slew-to-cue sensor system designed to provide greater situational awareness during route clearance and surveillance missions.

The Multi-sensor Graphical User Interface (MS GUI), shown recently at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., is a backwards compatible upgrade kit for fielded Gyrocam systems currently deployed with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

MS GUI allows the operator to use a touch screen display capability to slew between reference cameras, such as the Driver’s Vision Enhancer, and the Gyrocam® Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS), to simultaneously search for potential threats while interrogating identified hazards on route clearance missions.

Lockheed Martin will continuously update capabilities of the MS GUI system for use in various situational awareness applications, paving the way for the eventual fielding of the technology.

For more information on Lockheed Martin technology, visit http://info.hotims.com/34461-538 . (Source: Lockheed Martin).


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