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New High-Resolution Thermal Weapon Sights Contract

BAE Systems to provide U.S. Army with high-resolution thermal weapon sights under the Family of Weapon Sights – Crew Served program.

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a seven-year contract worth up to $384 million to provide specialized weapon sights that improve soldiers’ ability to quickly and accurately engage targets at extended ranges. The Family of Weapon Sights – Crew Served (FWS-CS) system is designed specifically for machine gunners and operates during daylight, darkness, adverse weather, and obscured visibility conditions. The technology combines high-resolution sensors with a lightweight laser range-finder and wirelessly transmits weapon sight imagery in real time to a helmet-mounted display.

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On today’s battlefield, Army gunners need to accurately identify targets at greater ranges despite challenging battlefield conditions. At the same time, they need compact, lightweight, and energy efficient solutions. BAE Systems’ FWS-CS sight was designed to meet these needs and provide significant advantages in surveillance, situational awareness, engagement, lethality, and survivability.

“Supplying the Army with crew served, gunner-specific weapon sights builds on our heritage as a long time provider of weapon sight solutions,” said Marc Casseres, director of Imaging and Aiming Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our innovative 12-micron sensor technology allows us to provide soldiers with superior clarity and range to dominate the battlefield through increased situational awareness in all operational environments and conditions.”

Source : BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Nov 30, 2016


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