A team comprising Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and DRS Technologies has been awarded a potential $154.4 million contract by the U.S. Army to help develop sensor technology for soldiers to detect targets through fog, Defense News reported Thursday.
Jen Judson writes the companies will provide up to 96 3rd Generation FLIR B-Kits to the Army as part of the program’s engineering, manufacturing and development phase.
Col. Anthony Sanchez, project manager of terrestrial sensors at the Army, told Defense News the 3GEN FLIR system will be built to function across mid- and long-wave band frequencies and to help ground troops operate in the presence of battlefield obscurants.
The report said the Army aims to integrate the sensor technology into the military branch’s fleet of Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1 Abrams tanks.
Raytheon and DRS have also collaborated on a predecessor FLIR technology, Judson reports.