Raytheon To Supply Thermal Weapon Sights To U.S Army
12:00 AM, October 22, 2012
Raytheon has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS) with enhanced capabilities so soldiers can better detect and engage targets day or night. Under the $131 million contract, which extends the period of performance by three years, Raytheon could potentially supply more than 24,000 sights over the life of the contract. The thermal sights allow a soldier to spot targets at long distances through haze, dust, fog and other obscurants. "This is just one example of how Raytheon is putting rugged lightweight thermal imaging technology in soldiers' hands to deliver clear targeting and surveillance imagery, significantly increasing survivability," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems in NCS. "Our troops are getting equipment with improved detection ranges and the ability to operate effectively day or night".