BRITE Star  
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Also Known As: AN/AAQ-22E and BRITE Star II
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: FLIR Systems
Parent System: BRITE Star
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Description: FLIR Systems' BRITE Star is a cost-effective, military-qualified, multi-sensor laser designation system that incorporates an advanced third-generation thermal imager, a CCD-TV (768x494 resolution) camera, a laser designator and an laser designator/rangefinder. It is suitable for rotary-wing aircraft and shipborne platforms applications and is based on the AN/AAQ-21/22 SAFIRE family technology. BRITE Star also features 4-axis stabilization.
BRITE Star was selected by the US Marine Corps for its fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters and saw combat during the military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Its successor, BRITE Star II, was selected by Bell Helicopter for the ARH-70A helicopter in July 2006. BRITE Star II multi-sensor system will serve as the Target Acquisition Sensor Suite (TASS) for the US Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program.

BRITE Star Applications


Combat Helicopters ARH-70A Tactical Support Helicopters UH-1N Huey Tactical Unmanned Rotorcrafts MQ-8B Fire Scout

BRITE Star Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 229 millimeter
Height: 305 millimeter
Weight
Weight: 51 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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BRITE Star News

There are 6 news between
20 Aug 2008 and 24 Jul 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014FMS: Tunisia Requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters
Tuesday, September 27, 2011FMS: Ecuador Seeks Refurbishment of Two SH-2G Helicopters
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Land-Based MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes RSTA/ISR Demonstration
Monday, August 10, 2009Northrop Grumman Awarded Airborne Sensor Demonstration Contract
Monday, September 29, 2008US Navy Places Order for 116 BRITE STAR Thermal Imaging Systems
Wednesday, August 20, 2008MQ-8B VTUAV Completes First Flight Test with BRITE Star II and Tactical Common Data Link

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