DRS Awarded Contract From NSWC for Advanced Clip-On Thermal Weapon Sight
DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division has awarded the DRS Imaging and Targeting Solutions Group (ITS) a contract to develop and deliver Improved Night Observation Device (INOD) Block III systems.
The INOD Block III is a long-range, clip-on thermal sight for surveillance and targeting use on sniper weapons.
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“With America’s military missions entering ever more difficult terrains and environments, our forces need the best available technology for more discriminate targeting from greater stand-off ranges,” said ITS President Todd Stirtzinger. “We appreciate our customer’s confidence in our ability to develop technology and systems that make a difference for our warfighters.”
The development of the INOD Block III will allow DRS to continue driving leading-edge technology, allowing for the production of smaller, lighter, low-power thermal imaging devices. The end result will reduce the weight burden on the warfighter and improve their observation and targeting capabilities.
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Source : DRS Technologies Inc., A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)