DRS Technologies wins new thermal weapon sight contract
DRS Technologies announced on 10 September that its DRS Imaging and Targeting Solutions (ITS) group has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver Improved Night Observation Device (INOD) Block III systems. The contract was awarded by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division.
The INOD Block III is a long-range, clip-on thermal sight for surveillance and targeting use on sniper weapons.
According to the company, the development of the INOD Block III ‘will allow DRS to continue driving leading-edge technology, allowing for the production of smaller, lighter, low-power thermal imaging devices. The end result will reduce the weight burden on the warfighter and improve their observation and targeting capabilities.’
ITS president, Todd Stirtzinger, commented on the contract win, saying: ‘With America’s military missions entering ever more difficult terrains and environments, our forces need the best available technology for more discriminate targeting from greater stand-off ranges. We appreciate our customer’s confidence in our ability to develop technology and systems that make a difference for our warfighters.’
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