Army orders 21,877 thermal weapon sights from three companies in contracts worth $194.9 million
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 16 Feb. 2011. The U.S. Army is ordering 21,877 thermal weapon sights from three U.S. military electro-optics companies in contracts worth $194.9 million, announced Tuesday. Awarding the contracts were officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The TWS is designed to give warfighters the ability to shoot equally well day or night. The thermal sights are for small-arms, surveillance, and fire-control applications ranging from individual rifles to medium and heavy machine guns and mounted weapon systems.
For more information contact Raytheon Combat Systems online at www.raytheon.com, DRS RSTA at www.drs.com, the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions at www.baesystems.com, or the Army Contracting Command at www.army.mil/acc.