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Leonardo DRS to Deliver Sniper Weapon Sights Under $94M US Army Contract

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Leonardo DRS to Deliver Sniper Weapon Sights Under $94M US Army Contract

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Leonardo DRS a five-year, $94 million contract for sniper weapon sights systems.

Leonardo DRS will provide its Family of Weapon Sights – Sniper, Improved Night/Day Observation Device Block III system. The INOD Block III is designed for sniper and reconnaissance operators who need to detect targets, identify landscapes and track bullet trajectory at an extended range, Leonardo DRS said.

The INOD Block III uses a passive, micro-cooled mid-wave infrared technology to deliver high-quality imagery to snipers and spotters. The solution can be attached to sniper scopes with up to 25 times magnification and comes with night vision capabilities.

Other features include rapid target acquisition and engagement, passive threat detection and engagement and internal and external power features. The system has been in operation with the Army and the Special Operation Forces Sniper.

The award comes after the Army issued a $40 million contract to Leonardo DRS in January for additional Mobile-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integrated Defeat System vehicles. M-LIDS allows soldiers to detect, jam and stop drones using electronic and kinetic methods.

In December, Leonardo DRS received a $39 million Army contract to start low-rate initial production of a forward-looking infrared long-range sensor that converts infrared radiation to video images. The solution will replace second-generation sensors installed on armored platforms like the Abrams tank and the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

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