Leonardo DRS has received a contract worth $800m from the US Army to deliver sensor systems in support of the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) electro optical/infrared (EO/IR) programmes.
The company will produce the next-generation, lightweight precision laser targeting system called Rangefinder 3, an advanced infrared Family of Weapon Sights-Individual (FWS-I) thermal weapon sight, as well as stabilised infrared camera sensors called Integrated Vision System (IVS), under the contract.
Leonardo DRS’ scope of supply also includes the delivery of advanced infrared components for horizontal technology integration (HTI) second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR).
The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $465m contract to General Dynamics One Source to manage and implement the hardware product line.
The contractual work is scheduled to be completed in September 2023.
L3 Technologies has been awarded a $454m contract by the US Army to provide modernised intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor systems.
The company will provide the next-generation WESCAM MX-10D EO/IR/laser designator sensor suite for integration into the US Army’s RQ-7Bv2 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system, under the contract.
The MX-10D multi-sensor, multi-spectral imaging system will provide the US Army’s air-ground manoeuvre team with tactical surveillance, target detection, and search-and-rescue (SAR) capabilities.
The contract has a base period of five years and a five-year extension option.
General Dynamics Land Systems has secured a $383m contract modification to modernise additional Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to A1 or Double-V Hull (DVH) Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration.
The company will update up to 173 Stryker vehicles to Stryker A1 configuration, which offers improved survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The contractual work will be performed at various facilities of General Dynamics Land System and at the Joint System Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, until April 2021.
BAE Systems has secured an order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver an additional 18 units of M777 155mm ultra-lightweight howitzers to the US Army.
The howitzer deliveries are scheduled to start in 2021.
The M777 towed artillery system provides enhanced artillery capability along with increased tactical and strategic mobility.