Increasing Warfighter survivability in various operational conditions is just one of the features of the new infrared weapon sight from Leonardo DRS’ Electro-Optical Infrared Systems business unit.
The Family of Weapon Sights Crew Served (FWS-CS) integrates with the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, MK19 Grenade Launcher, and the M240B machine gun. It wirelessly communicates with a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) allowing Soldiers to receive the imagery from the sight while remaining behind protection.
The FWS-CS contains a long-wave infrared imaging sensor along with a Color Day Imager (CDI), a Laser Range Finder (LRF), and a Ballistic Computer Calculator (BCC). The Weapon Sight displays a static reticle for all weapons and their ammunition. All images displayed within the weapon sight can be displayed to the user within the HMD. When using either the CDI or Thermal Channel, the operator can fire the LRF on a target and the FWS-CS will provide the range to target and display a disturbed reticle for aimpoint to increase the probability of a first burst on target.
Enhanced target engagement provides a significant advantage for Soldiers. This advanced technology enables Soldiers to acquire and engage targets more rapidly while providing increased accuracy resulting in first-burst impacts on target. This capability ensures Soldiers are equipped with the best sensors and targeting devices to dominate the battlefield through lethality and situational awareness in all operational environments.