BAE Systems, DRS Technologies Win Army Contracts for Night-Vision Technology

night visionBAE Systems and DRS Technologies have been selected by the U.S. Army to develop new night-vision weapon sight technology and head-worn goggles, Military & Aerosapce reported Thursday.

The Family of Weapon Sights-Individual and Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III contracts were awarded by the Army Contracting Command as a follow-on to previous ENVG contracts,  John Keller writes.

The FWS-I weapon sights are connected to the ENVG III goggle displays wirelessly to aid soldiers in combat at night or from behind cover, with upgrades to the resolution and field of view.

According to the report, the FWS-I uses long-wave infrared sensor technology designed to boost target acquisition capability, and improve soldier lethality, effectiveness and survivability.

BAE Systems and DRS can receive individual task orders during the next five years.

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