The Family of Weapon Sights-Individual is an advanced Clip-On infrared weapon sight, based on Leonardo DRS’ field-proven thermal sensor technology. The FWS-I combines rugged, lightweight, modular construction with superior thermal imaging technology to give today’s Warfighter the capability to maintain uncompromising performance in day or night and in smoke or fog, significantly increasing survivability and decisive operations on the battlefield. The Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) capability enables rapid offensive targeting during Close Quarters Battle (CQB), in all battlefield conditions, by reducing target acquisition and engagement timelines, without the use of active lasers.
At the core of the FWS-I lies decades of experience in the uncooled infrared (IR) weapon systems field. The sight employs a proprietary high sensitivity vanadium oxide (VOx) focal plane array (FPA). The IR FPA requires no visible light to operate and will not shut down or create glare when exposed to direct light. The FWS-I operates silently and emits minimal heat and radio frequency (RF) energy, ideal for undetected reconnaissance.
Complete with 1x to 3x magnification, the modular FWS-I night vision system can be configured for use as a stand-alone sight or in an In-Line capability when used with a with a Day View Optic (DVO) on a wide variety of qualified weapons. It is uniquely designed as a cost effective, high-performance, and portable solution.
The Clip-On functionality eliminates the need for re-bore sighting as the DVO accuracy is undisturbed. Also, the FWS-I design allows the sight to be used as a stand-alone thermal weapon sight without a DVO or as a hand-held thermal imager.