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US Army Orders Continue for LLDR Systems

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AN/PED-1 LLDR(click to view full) The AN/PED-1 Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) is used by US Army Forward Observers and Forward Air Controllers to target enemy positions during the day, at night and even through haze, smoke, fog or rain. Using the system, an FO or FAC can use the LLDR to recognize a target, find the range with an eye-safe laser, calculate grid coordinates with built-in GPS, and add elevation and azimuth. The NATO-coded system can then transmit this information to other units, or directly illuminate targets for semi-active laser-guided munitions and laser spot trackers. LLDR is not the only laser designator/ rangefinder in use by the US military; Elbit Systems’ subsidiary Kollsman supplies the USMC [PDF]. Litton, who became Northrop Grumman, has nonetheless won a pair of significant contracts aimed at modernizing the US Army’s inventory. Major contracts were announced in September 2006 and October 2009, totaling over $800 million. Delivery orders continue… Contracts LLDR overwatch(click to view full) Unless otherwise noted, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD manages these contracts. March 5/10: Northrop Grumman Corp. in Apopka, FL picks up 3 delivery order contracts for lightweight laser designator rangefinders, […]

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