May 19, 2022
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US Army night vision deal
The US Army awarded $56 million to the team of Raytheon Company (RTN), and DRS Technologies to engineer, manufacture and develop the 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared B-Kit, an upgrade to night vision equipment that will allow ground troops to discriminate between friend or foe at twice the distance of current systems. The next generation B-Kit is a form/fit upgrade, allowing an affordable and low risk upgrade to the 17,000 fielded 2nd generation ground FLIR systems. Under the four-year engineering, manufacturing and development contract, the team will deliver B-Kit systems for platform system integration and testing. A two-year option to build additional systems for more comprehensive testing is also included.