N2 Imaging Systems to build Army’s first clip-on thermal weapon sight designed for snipers

June 6, 2016
Publication: Military & Aerospace Electronics
By: John Keller, Editor

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD., 6 June 2016. U.S. Army night vision experts are asking electro-optical engineers at N2 Imaging Systems LLC in Irvine, Calif., to build the Army's first clip-on thermal weapon sight specifically developed and fielded for snipers.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced an $81.1 million five-year contract to N2 Imaging systems on Friday for full-scale development of the Army Family of Weapons Sights-Sniper.

N2 engineers will develop the new night-vision weapon sight for sniper rifles in three phases, of which Friday's contract represents the first phase.

First, N2 engineers will design, build, and test engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) versions of the sniper night vision weapon sights.