$66M Army Order at BAE Systems

Lexington, MA-based defense and aerospace giant BAE Systems said today that the U.S. Army has placed a $66 million order for thermal weapon sights used on rifles, machine guns, and mounted weapons. BAE’s thermal sights include sophisticated electronic infrared sensors that allow soldiers to spot targets even if they’re obscured by darkness, foliage, or camouflage. Part of a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the order increases BAE Systems’ total thermal weapon sight contracts to more than $400 million.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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