BAE Systems to continue Army deliveries of thermal weapon sights under terms of $56 million contract

Click to Enlarge

LEXINGTON, Mass., 26 April 2011. Military electro-optics experts at the BAE Systems Electronics Solutions segment in Lexington, Mass., will provide the U.S. Army with second-generation uncooled thermal weapon sights under terms of a $56 million contract. The thermal weapons sights help soldiers observe and engage enemy forces by providing imagery and targeting in darkness, smoke, dust, or bad weather.

BAE Systems Electronic Solutions will provide light, medium, and heavy variants of the thermal weapons sights for infantry rifles and machine guns.


BAE Systems will use the company's MicroIR uncooled infrared sensor technology to enable the thermal weapon sights to generate infrared imagery without cryogenic cooling. The company provides thermal weapon sight technology to the U.S. and the military forces of several other countries.

This order is the most recent under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Army Research and Development Command Acquisition Center. The company has provided more than $1 billion worth of thermal weapon sight since 2004, company officials say.

BAE Systems electro-optics systems designers developed the company's thermal weapon sight technology together with the Army's Program Executive Office for Soldier Sensors and Lasers. These thermal weapon sights offer a dual field of view through the company's E- Zoom technology. The sights feature electronically programmable reticles, and have overlay information on the user's eyepiece display and video output.

For more information contact BAE Systems Electronic Solutions online at www.baesystems.com/Businesses/ElectronicSolutions.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE