DRS Technologies wins US DOD thermal sight award
DRS Technologies has announced that its Imaging and Targeting Solutions Company (ITS) has been awarded a multi-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Department of Defence (DOD) for production of the Spot on Target (SPOTR) long-range day/night thermal sight. The contract, with a $40 million potential value, was announced 4 June, 2012.
The contract will see ITS qualify and manufacture the SPOTR thermal sight. The SPOTR weighs less than 2 lbs, and employs an ultra-compact integrated Dewar cooler assembly (IDCA) to produce a large, 640 x 480 pixel image. The system offers 'true see-spot capability in a single-sensor, single-optic design', according to the company.
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