The US Army has asked American technology firm Raytheon to provide an electro-optical commander’s viewer for the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Dubbed the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) viewer, the device enables commanders to search the surrounding area while safely remaining inside the armored vehicles.
It reportedly provides improved target acquisition, tracking, and fire control for the vehicle’s 25- and 7.65-millimeter weapon systems.
The viewer uses a state-of-the-art infrared sensor and eye-safe laser rangefinder to allow commanders to detect, identify, and acquire targets at long range.
Once deployed, the system is expected to give warfighters crucial battlefield advantages in an operational environment with low light and poor visibility.
Raytheon will complete the $52 million order by March 2026.