Finland purchases Raytheon's PhantomIRxr precision-targeting thermal bioculars

Finland purchases Raytheon's PhantomIRxr precision-targeting thermal bioculars

Lightweight, rugged device provides superior accuracy in the dark

PR Newswire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2013

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finnish
Defence Forces awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract to procure
PhantomIRxr^®thermal biocular systems. The biocular uses thermal imaging to
pinpoint targets through darkness, smoke and dust. The bioculars will be on
display at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).


Since 2011, Raytheon has supplied Finnish Defence Forces with multi-role
thermal devices for missions that require close-combat imagery. The
PhantomIRxr thermal biocular, with the latest thermal imaging technology,
improves range and has advanced image processing algorithms and image
stabilization to provide crisp, clear, stable images. 

"The PhantomIRxr thermal biocular is a high-precision, low-cost infrared
device that has an important role in all phases of military operations," said
Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems in Raytheon's
Network Centric Systems business. "It helps forces perform search and very
precise targeting."

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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