Visible Assets and its partner Lewis Machine & Tool Visible (LMT) have secured a contract to supply an initial 16,000 automatic weapons to the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF).

Weapon shot counters, unique identifier (UID) tracking, and wireless RuBee security tags will be delivered between 2019 and 2021.

All these weapons have integrated RuBee wireless weapon shot counter (WSC) tags.

Under the contract, Visible Assets will also supply handheld Javelin readers with ‘Allegro 20/20’ analytics and weapon maintenance software.

The delivery will also include an additional optional 9,000 weapons with integrated WSC tags over 2021 and 2026 for a total of 25,000 units.

Visible Assets noted that the combination of the LMT automatic firearm and RuBee wireless weapon shot counter tags offer several advantages.

The Allegro 20/20 software and the WSC tag provide interval statistics and shot counting analytics that automatically notify the user or the manufacturer of critical weapon maintenance required in advance of any failure.

The software can optionally geolocate weapons in the armoury within a foot.

Visible CEO John Stevens said: “We have many armoury and WSC government customers who have set a high bar for weapon maintenance and weapon security and determined that RF-based systems are simply not acceptable.

“The software can optionally geolocate weapons in the armoury within a foot.”

“RuBee wireless magnetics has consistently met the most critical customer requirement of 100% accurate audit read rates, 99.9% exit-entry detection, even in high steel content environments and high EMI noise environments where RFID based systems have challenges.”

Visible and Lewis Machine & Tool CEO Karl Lewis said: “We are excited to be selected as the supplier of the EDF service weapon, we are committed to making high-quality weapons for our Nato partners and worldwide customers.”