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Third-gen infrared night vision tech to be developed for U.S. Army

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April 06, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Third-gen infrared night vision tech to be developed for U.S. Army
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TUCSON, Ariz. DRS Technologies and Raytheon will engineer, manufacture, and develop the 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared B-Kit for the U.S. Army. The four-year contract with an additional two-year option is worth an estimated $56 million.

Under contract, Raytheon and DRS Technologies will provide B-Kit system for platform system integration and testing. The B-Kit aims to upgrade night vision equipment and allow ground troops to differentiate friend or foe at an increase range. It is a form/fit upgrade to the 17,000 fielded 2nd generation ground FLIR systems, officials say.

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