AAVs to gain new thermal sight
US Marine Corps Systems Command is buying up to 163 thermal sights, spare parts, special tools and test equipment from L3Harris – Space & Sensors.
Under a $37.06 million contract, L3 Harris will provide its M36E-T1 system and M36E-3 conversion kits.
The new sights will be installed on the AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicle used by the USMC.
FMS customer Taiwan will also receive the new sights.
Work will be performed in Mason, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 2026.
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