Leonardo DRS, Inc. (“DRS”) introduced at present that it has obtained a contract to provide its next-generation thermal weapon sights for the U.S. Military. The firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Military Contracting Command is valued at $579 million over 5 years. On the core of the expertise is many years of Leonardo DRS expertise within the uncooled thermal weapon techniques subject. The FWS-I employs a proprietary vanadium oxide micro-electromechanical focal airplane array that requires no seen gentle to function. The contract was initially awarded on April 28, 2022.

“We’re proud to proceed to supply this cutting-edge expertise that ensures our troopers could have essentially the most superior weapon sight techniques on the battlefield at present, and nicely into the longer term. We have now an extended historical past of supplying the Military with superior Electro-Optic and Infrared (EOIR) applied sciences, and this award will assist to maintain troopers protected and higher guarantee their mission is completed,” mentioned Jerry Hathaway, senior vice chairman and basic supervisor of the Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Programs enterprise.


Weapons Sights – Particular person (FWS-I)

The Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Programs (EOIS) enterprise will produce superior Household of Weapons Sights – Particular person (FWS-I) techniques for its U.S. Military buyer. Utilizing DRS’ uncooled thermal imaging expertise, FWS-I is a stand-alone, clip-on weapon sight that connects wirelessly to helmet-mounted imaginative and prescient techniques together with the improved night time imaginative and prescient goggle binoculars (ENVG-B) and the next-gen built-in visible augmentation system (IVAS) and offers fast goal acquisition capabilities to the soldier. It provides customers the power to amass targets day or night time and in smoke or fog, which offers strategic and tactical benefits to the soldier.

The Leonardo DRS EOIS enterprise is a part of the superior sensing and computing section, which has an intensive put in base throughout the U.S. army. Superior Sensing expertise is a key strategic focus for Leonardo DRS as the corporate integrates its world-leading sensing and computing applied sciences for the women and men of the U.S. armed forces. Manufacturing of the Household of Weapon Sight-Particular person will probably be within the firm’s Electro-Optical Infrared Programs facility Melbourne, Florida.