Life-Saving VOSS Sensor System Achieves U.S. Army Program of Record
Lockheed Martin’s Gyrocam sensor provides key capability
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 10, 2015 – The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently marked achievement of Milestone C on the U.S. Army Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS) program – the final milestone required to transition the quick reaction capability to a program of record.
Milestone C certifies VOSS as the standard sensor package on mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles, and enables VOSS to become a program of record in fiscal year 2015. Lockheed Martin provides engineering, production and sustainment support to the program.
Developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin, VOSS provides on-the-move, 360-degree surveillance and explosive hazard detection capability for route clearance and reconnaissance missions. VOSS includes high resolution color, night vision and thermal sensors in a stabilized 15-inch turret. The mast-mounted system has been used in combat with a 97 percent operational readiness rate in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“For more than eight years, Lockheed Martin has supported the urgent operational needs of the U.S. Army with VOSS’ mission critical surveillance capabilities,” said Dana Rocca, turreted systems director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “It has been through close partnership with the U.S. Army that we were able to achieve this important milestone and keep vital technology in the hands of the warfighter.”
Since 2006, more than 1,100 VOSS systems have been deployed with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and NATO Coalition forces.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.