Army awards $94 million contract to Leonardo DRS for infrared weapon sights

By Dan Schere / June 9, 2023 at 9:52 AM

The Army has awarded Leonardo DRS a firm fixed-price contract for $94 million to produce the next-generation infrared weapon sights for infantry snipers, the company announced Thursday.

The five-year contract is for the production of the Family of Weapon Sights-Sniper, Improved Night/Day Observation Device Block III, according to the announcement. It is designed for sniper or reconnaissance operators “that require extended-range target detection and identification, observation of environmental indicators and a capability to track bullet trajectory.”

The weapon sights use “passive, micro-cooled, mid-wave” infrared technology that is intended to increase the size of imagery for soldiers to make their missions more effective, according to the company.