DRS Technologies announced on Wednesday that it conducted the first airborne demonstration of its GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal.
At less than six inches in diameter and weighing less than nine pounds, the flight-proven GS205 offers targeting capability for all laser-guided weapons.
During its maiden flight at the Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida, the GS205-XRZ variant executed multiple laser designation exercises from a US Special Operations Command platform – demonstrating the ability to bring targeting capability to airborne and ground platforms.
"The size and performance of this gimbal is a testament to DRS engineers who understand that as customer needs evolve, no solution is too small," said Sally Wallace, president of the DRS Technologies C4ISR business group.
"We are proud of the capabilities of this unique system which should provide a distinct advantage to U.S. troops on the battlefield," Wallace added.
The GS205-XRZ variant is an extended-range version of the targeting system equipped with a cooled infrared camera with a zoom optic, an electro optical camera, laser pointer, and eye-safe range finder. It is unique in its weight/size class with a full pulse interval modulation / pulse repetition frequency compliant laser designator.
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