Leonardo DRS to supply advanced infrared weapon sights to U.S.Army


Leonardo’s U.S. defense unit has received an $89 million contract to supply advanced infrared weapon sights to the U.S. Army.


Leonardo DRS to supply advanced infrared weapon sights to U.S.Army
Leonardo IR weapon sight (Picture source: Leonardo DRS)


The follow-on delivery order is part of an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to supply soldiers with the Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (FWS-I) technology. The Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Systems are part of the uncooled, FWS-I technology. FWS-I is a stand-alone, clip-on weapon sight that connects wirelessly to helmet-mounted vision systems including ENVG III, ENVG-B and the next-gen IVAS, and provides rapid target acquisition capabilities to the soldier. It gives users the ability to acquire targets day or night and in smoke or fog.

Production of the Family of Weapon Sight-Individual will be in the company’s Electro-Optical Infrared Systems facility in Melbourne, Florida. Work is expected to continue through 2023.


 

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