Leonardo DRS (DRS) introduced that it has obtained a contract award from the U.S. Military to offer superior infrared sensors for the next-generation sighting methods. These sensors will change the present Horizontal Expertise Integration (HTI), 2nd Era Sensors for high-value platforms throughout the US Military fleet, together with the Abrams Important Battle Tank, and the Optionally Manned Combating Car. The Agency-Mounted-Worth and Price Plus-Mounted-Price contract is value $39.5 million. Below the contract, awarded on August 23, 2022, DRS will develop and produce Low-Price Preliminary Manufacturing of the 3GEN Ahead Wanting Infrared (FLIR) Dewar Cooler Bench (DCB) long-range sensor.

“We’re proud to be the one firm chosen to offer this next-generation expertise that can assist guarantee our warfighters are utilizing essentially the most superior lifesaving expertise out there at the moment,” stated Jerry Hathaway, Senior Vice President and Common Supervisor of the DRS Electro-Optical and Infrared Methods enterprise, “For the final 20 years, we have now efficiently supplied our buyer with the HTI, the earlier era of this sensor, and this award positions DRS for a number of many years of sustained manufacturing whereas setting the stage to increase its place because the U.S. Military’s premier provider of floor fight automobile sensors and sights.


The DCB converts infrared radiation into video photos and is the important thing enabler for the subsequent era of FLIR sights, offering improved situational consciousness with vital enhancements in vary and backbone beneath a full spectrum of degraded climate and battlefield situations. The US Military selected DRS as the one supplier for this key expertise functionality. On the core of the infrared expertise is many years of expertise from the corporate’s Electro-Optical and Infrared Methods (EOIS) enterprise, growing and offering trade main modern capabilities that the U.S. and allied army forces have come to depend on.

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. Sensing expertise is a key strategic focus for Leonardo DRS as the corporate brings collectively its world-leading sensing and laser applied sciences for the women and men of the U.S. armed forces. Manufacturing of those sensors shall be within the firm’s Electro-Optical Infrared Methods facility Melbourne, Florida. The corporate broad expertise portfolio focuses on superior sensing, community computing, drive safety, and electrical energy and propulsion and different protection priorities. Leonardo DRS, Inc., headquartered in Arlington VA, develops and manufactures superior protection merchandise for the U.S. army, intelligence businesses and allies world wide.