Knights Armament to supply electro-optical night-vision sniper scopes to Army in $6.5 million contract
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 1 March 2011. The U.S. Army is ordering 10,479 AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight night-vision targeting systems from Knights Armament Co. in Titusville, Fla., under terms of a $6.5 million contract awarded 24 Feb. from the Army Contracting Agency at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The night-vision scope weighs 3.5 pounds, focuses from 25 meters to infinity, and helps snipers recognize targets as far away as 2,000 feet. Knights Armament will do the work in Titusville, Fla., and should be finished by February 2016.
The Clip-on SNS enables military snipers to maintain the current level of accuracy with the M110 rifle and to fire accurately to within 1 minute of angle. Use of the Clip-on SNS does not affect the zero of the day optical sight and allows the M110 SASS to maintain bore sight throughout the focus range of the Clip-on SNS and the M110 day optical sight.