Leonardo DRS Awarded Contract To Provide Advanced IWS For Swedish MOD
Leonardo DRS, Inc.(DRS) introduced at the moment that it has obtained contracts to supply its superior thermal weapon sights for the Swedish Ministry of Protection (MOD). The firm-fixed-price contracts are price roughly $50 million. The DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Programs (EOIS) enterprise will present greater than 4,600 thermal weapon sights together with Particular person Weapon Sight (IWS) and Particular person Weapon Sight- Lengthy Vary (IWSLR) variants. The DRS EOIS manufacturing staff in Melbourne FL, delivered over 1100 weapons sights to the Swedish Ministry of Protection inside 30 days of contract receipt. The IWS household offers the power to accumulate targets day or evening and in smoke or fog and offers the operator each stand-alone and clip-on choices. This considerably will increase survivability and lethality on the battlefield.
“This contract represents the beginning of a relationship in offering our thermal weapon sights to the Swedish Ministry of Protection to extend safety and effectiveness of their dismounted forces. We’re proud that this vital U.S. ally continues to acknowledge the power and dedication we put behind our industry-leading EOIR merchandise from demonstration and testing to speedy supply,” mentioned Jerry Hathaway, senior vice chairman and normal supervisor of the DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Programs enterprise.
The IWS was designed for small arms, shoulder fireplace weapons and light-weight machine weapons, whereas the IWSLR was designed for heavy machine weapons and Sniper purposes. The contracts have been awarded to DRS accomplice Leonardo GmbH in Germany because the prime contractor. Via a number of orders, the Swedish MOD ordered greater than 3100 particular person thermal weapon sights and 1,500 long-range thermal weapon sights. The DRS EOIS enterprise is a part of the superior sensing and computing phase, which has an intensive put in base throughout the U.S. army. Sensing expertise is a key strategic focus for DRS as the corporate brings collectively its world-leading sensing and laser applied sciences for the usmilitary and allied militaries world wide. Manufacturing of the weapon sights was accomplished within the firm’s Electro-Optical Infrared Programs services in Melbourne, Florida and Dallas, Texas.
Leonardo DRS is a number one mid-tier supplier of protection merchandise and applied sciences for the U.S. army and its allies with core capabilities in superior sensing, pressure safety, community computing and electrical energy and propulsion. Via its two segments, Superior Sensing and Computing, and Built-in Mission Programs, the corporate is shaping the way forward for the battlefield. Headquartered in Arlington. On June 21, 2022 Leonardo DRS and RADA Digital Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ & TASE: RADA) introduced an all-stock merger to create a publicly-traded chief in superior sensing and pressure safety. Upon completion of the transaction, the mixed firm expects to be listed on the Nasdaq and on the TASE underneath the ticker image “DRS”.
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