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Thales Receives £54 Million Vehicle Sighting System For UK Scout SV Contract
Thales Vehicle Sighting System

Thales has won a £54 million contract for the supply of its DNGS-T3 Stabilized Day/Night Gunnery Sight for the Production Phase of the UK MoD’s SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) program from Lockheed Martin.

The Gunnery sight will be integrated onto the turret at LMUKs facility in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, UK.245 of the DNGS-T3 sights will be supplied by Thales on the Reconnaissance Variant of the SCOUT SV vehicle, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

This 2 axis stabilized sight is fitted with a Thermal (Infra-Red) Camera and Laser Rangefinder, and integrated with the vehicle’s digital architecture. DNGS-T3 enables the vehicle’s command team to adopt either a defensive or offensive role as required by the operational scenario.

The Production Phase of the program will cover a five year program between 2016 and 2021 and all equipment will be built at Thales’ optronics facility in Glasgow, sustaining 40 highly skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs.

The contract follows on from the recent £125M award to Thales from General Dynamics for the supply of SCOUT SV’s Commander’s Sight and Local Situation Awareness systems to give 360 degree vision for the crew.

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