Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the vehicle optic sensor systems II (VOSS II) and portable rapid deployment surveillance systems (PRDSS) and associated services.

Under the $58.6m contract, the company will provide 110 VOSS II and 30 PRDSS, including additional field services and equipment in support of the systems.

The Gyrocam VOSS is a vehicle-mounted sensor system, while the PRDSS is a portable, rapid deployment surveillance system.

VOSS provides high-resolution colour, night vision and thermal sensors in a 15in class gyro-stabilised gimbal for remote surveillance needs, and PRDSS provides the command personnel with a detailed view of activity in the area.

Production will be carried out at the company’s Gyrocam Systems facility in Florida, US, and the period of performance will continue through March 2012.