Manufacturer: Rheinmetall Defence  
Product type: C4ISR  
Name: Observation And Reconnaissance Equipment  

The optronic observation and reconnaissance equipment "BAA" provides a 24-hour reconnaissance capability for a wide field of applications. It consists of a sensor head and an operating and display unit. The sensor head contains a thermal imaging sight, a daylight camera and a laser rangefinder.

The sensor unit of the BAA is used both vehicle-based, e.g. in observation vehicles, and detached on a tripod.

Main Features:

• Mountable on a variety of platforms

• All-weather day/night ground or low-level air target direction, localization and acquisition capability

• Range measurements up to approx. 20 km

• Remotely controllable up to 40 km


Series production


• 150 units of the tripod version for border control

• 360 units for Fennek NL/GE (selected)

• 120 units for artillery observer vehicle (CH)

• 1 prototype for BRDM2 (PL)

• 1 prototype for PRIMUS (GE)

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