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U.S. Army accepts 10,000th Raytheon thermal weapon sight

Raytheon Company presented the 10,000th AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) to U.S. Army officials, including Brig.Gen. James R. Moran, Program Executive Office Soldier, during a recent ceremony. The event marked more than two years of on-time deliveries. Jointly developed by the U.S. Army and Raytheon, the TWS product line is based on forward looking infrared (FLIR) technology. TWS enables war fighters to engage targets 24 hours a day – despite adverse weather, battlefield obscurants and zero-illumination conditions. The advanced thermal imaging sensors are deployed on light, medium and heavy weapons that currently support the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Special Operations. U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have praised the TWS’ ability to “see” 24 hours a day, thereby enabling them to perform target detection, target engagement, perimeter surveillance and security missions.Dan Kitts, U.S. Army TWS project leader at PEO Soldier, said, “Day or night, TWS gives war fighters a proven advantage in combat.” Glynn Raymer, Raytheon Combat Systems vice president, said, “TWS systems are based on Raytheon’s rich heritage of FLIR development for the U.S.military. Raytheon will continue to develop lighter, more capable weapon sights.” Raytheon Company , with 2002 sales of 16.8 billion, is an industry provider in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.