Army holding virtual Family of Weapon Sights-Individual industry day

By Jaspreet Gill / March 23, 2020 at 1:49 PM

The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier is hosting an industry day for the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual system next month.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry day will be held virtually and consist of 30-minute teleconferences with vendors on April 14 and 15, according to an Army notice posted today.

The service will inform industry on the FWS-I acquisition strategy and is asking industry to help develop a contracting strategy.

According to the notice, the FWS-I is a “weapon-mounted long-range infrared sensor that provides imagery including a reticle bored sighted to the host weapon [i.e. the M4 Carbine or M249 Squad Automatic Weapon] that can operate in battlefield conditions.”

The FWS-I will provide rapid targeting acquisition when integrated into the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular and the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, both next-generation Army goggles.

The Army expects to release a request for proposals for the FWS-I in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 and award a contract in the third quarter of FY-21.

Industry should respond by March 27, according to the notice.