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US Army Awards $15M Thermal Weapon Sights Contract to Teledyne FLIR

The US Army has awarded Teledyne FLIR a $15-million contract to deliver an undisclosed number of clip-on thermal weapon sights.

The equipment, which tracks the thermal signatures of enemies, is expected to give soldiers a tactical advantage in low-light environments.

Work will be performed in Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of January 2025.

Previously, the army awarded contracts to Leonardo for next-generation thermal weapon sights, which can be connected wirelessly to existing helmet-mounted vision systems.

Teledyne Portfolio

Oregon-based Teledyne manufactures at least four different versions of clip-on thermal weapon sights.

The high-resolution MilSight S135 enables snipers to detect man-size targets at a distance of 800 meters (2,625 foot).

The Milsight HISS-XLR boasts a longer operational range of 2,000 meters (6,562 foot) and is compatible with various weapons systems, including .50 caliber.

Teledyne FLIR also produces the MilSight T105, which enables tactical engagements up to 600 meters (1,969 feet) away, and the long-range ThermoSight T75, which runs on lithium batteries.

The US Army did not specify which of them is under order.

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