Thermal weapon sights from BAE Systems headed for Canadian army

LEXINGTON, Mass., 4 April 2010. BAE Systems will provide second-generation thermal weapon sights to the Canadian army under a $14 million multi-year contract announced late last week.

Apr 4th, 2010

Posted by John Keller

LEXINGTON, Mass., 4 April 2010. BAE Systems will provide second-generation thermal weapon sights to the Canadian army under a $14 million multi-year contract announced late last week.

The sights are lighter, quieter, and use less power than the first-generation units, reducing the load on soldiers. BAE's second-generation thermal weapon sight technology is in service with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The weapon sights are for rifles, machine guns, and mounted weapon systems to provide day and night surveillance and target acquisition. BAE Systems has delivered more than 75,000 thermal weapon sights to meet U.S. Army fielding requirements to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information contact BAE Systems online at www.baesystems.com.

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