BAE Systems has won a $434 million contract from US Army for the integrated night vision and thermal targeting solution, which improves the speed and accuracy of targeting by soldiers.
The new offering helps troops to rapidly and covertly acquire targets in all weather and lighting conditions.
Terry Crimmins, vice president and general manager of Survivability and Targeting Solutions at BAE Systems said, “The ability to conduct surveillance in any light or weather condition increases mission safety and effectiveness.”
The night vision goggles currently used by soldiers for situational awareness and a weapon-mounted thermal sight for targeting requires them to identify and acquire the target through the goggle system and then raise the weapon sight into his field of view to engage. This slower approach is often further hampered by heavy smoke or weather conditions, risking soldiers’ safety and also reduces mission effectiveness.
By integrating night vision and thermal targeting capabilities into one sight displayed on the soldiers’ goggles, BAE Systems’ new solution allows troops to more easily acquire targets and engage faster.
With an initial award of $35 million, the US Army selected the BAE Systems to meet its Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (ENVG III/FWS-I) program goals of providing a smaller, lighter, tightly integrated, and cost-effective night vision and targeting solution.
The fully integrated ENVG III/FWS-I solution is being developed and manufactured at the company’s recently completed 47,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Hudson, New Hampshire.
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