Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem (IBAS)

High Resolution High Definition Color Day Camera & Biocular Display

IBAS Block 1

Identify and fire on targets from an even greater distance, keeping warfighters out of the danger zone.

The Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) provides the Warfighter with a significant improvement over the original TOW 2 targeting system that was used on the ODS Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The IBAS consists of a Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), a day television camera, a TOW tracker, direct view optics, a dual target tracker, an eye safe laser range finder, and a dual axis stabilized head mirror assembly. These advancements improve the Bradley’s capability to defeat the heaviest armored vehicles and to destroy fortified fighting positions at safer distances than before.

The IBAS’ FLIR uses a Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly (SADA) II. The combination of BELRF (Bradley Eye-safe Laser Rangefinder) and dual target tracker improves the lethality of the Bradley and enhances the on-the-move performance of the 25 mm main gun.

IBAS Block 1 Features

  • Second Generation FLIR
  • Day television
  • Enhanced situational awareness, silent watch capability
  • Direct-view optics
  • Automatic dual-target tracking
  • Eye-safe laser rangefinder
  • Dual stabilized head mirror
  • SADA II technology

IBAS Block 2

Enhanced Target Acquisition Through Advanced Technology

The new Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) Block 2 includes enhanced capabilities to improve operational efficiencies and lethality and provides life-cycle cost and reliability improvements. The most notable enhancement to IBAS is the high definition high resolution color imagery.

This allows the Warfighter to discriminate objects on the battlefield better than previous standard black and white images. The infrared imagery provides the Warfighter enhanced situational awareness and allows for quicker decisions in demanding military operations when trying to locate and identify targets.

Another major advancement is the new Diode Pumped Bradley Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder (DP BELRF), which leverages state-of-the-art technology to provide extended range performance with greater accuracy. The new DP BELRF provides superior reliability and power efficiency. The IBAS Block 2 retains the Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), a TOW tracker, a dual target tracker, and a dual axis stabilized head mirror assembly.

IBAS Block 2 Features

  • Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)
  • HD Color Day Television
  • HD Color Biocular Display
  • Enhanced situational awareness, silent watch capability
  • Automatic dual-target tracking
  • Eye-safe laser rangefinder
  • Dual stabilized head mirror
  • SADA II technology

Imagery Comparison

IBAS Block 2 provides an indisputable target identification advantage over legacy Black & White imagery.


Steve Metzger

Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems

+1 254 681 8892