Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (FWS-I

AUSA 2019: U.S. Army Awards Infrared Weapon Sights to Leonardo DRS

October 2019 -- The US Army awarded Leonardo DRS a USD 89 million contract to produce advanced infrared weapon sights, the company confirmed on 15 October.

The follow-on delivery order is part of an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to supply soldiers with the Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (FWS-I) technology.

The Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Systems business is currently in production of the advanced, uncooled FWS-I, which is a stand-alone, clip-on weapon sight that connects wirelessly to helmet-mounted vision systems including Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG III), Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), and the next-generation Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and provides rapid target acquisition capabilities to the soldier.

Work for the contract is expected to continue through 2023 in the company’s Electro-Optical Infrared Systems facility in Melbourne, Florida.