Infantry Weapons

BAE Systems, DRS Technologies to develop crew-served weapon sights

01 December 2016

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems and DRS Technologies separate seven-year contracts for developing and providing new crew-served weapon sights.

The Family of Weapon Sights - Crew Served (FWS-CS) is a weapon-mounted long-wave infrared sensor intended to deliver imagery, including a reticle bore-sighted to the host weapon, in all battlefield conditions (day, night, or obscured), according to the army. It is to integrate with the M2 .50 calibre machine gun, MK19 grenade machine gun, and M240 medium machine gun.

BAE Systems won up to USD383 million and DRS up to USD337 million for work on the effort, and the deals are to culminate in 2023.

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