Army Buys Thermal Sights From BAE

by: Matthew Potter
March 31, 2009

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The U.S. Army awarded BAE a contract to manufacture thermal weapon sights. writes that the contract is worth about $138 million. Over 16,000 systems will be purchased under this contract. The sights are made at the company’s Lexington, MA facility. These thermal sights are used for small arms and support weapons and support operations at night and during reduced visibility. The use of these systems along with night vision goggles gives U.S. troops a significant advantage over opponents as they maximize performance at night. BAE has been successfully selling such systems to the U.S. military for several years.

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