Third-gen infrared night vision tech to be developed for U.S. ArmyNews
April 06, 2016
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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