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DESCRIPTION

The Family of Weapon Sights – Crew Served (FWS-CS) will mount to the M240 Medium Machine Gun, the M2 .50-Caliber Machine Gun and the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun and will provide the Soldier with High-Definition (HD) infrared (thermal) imagery in all weather conditions, under all lighting conditions and through obscurants. The FWS-CS will also integrate an HD day camera, a laser rangefinder and a wireless Helmet Mounted Display (HMD).

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

The EWPS reduces the distribution footprint for bottled water The FWS-CS HD thermal sensor and HD day camera will provide Soldiers with a long-range capability for crew-served weapons. The FWS-CS integrated laser rangefinder will support a ballistic crosshair that shifts based on the target range, enabling Soldiers to get first bursts on target. The FWS-CS wireless HMD allows the Soldier to receive weapon sight imagery while behind protective armor and when using a weapon system with the Objective Gunners Protection Kit.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Man-sized target recognition at night: 70 percent probability at 2,400 meters (threshold) and 2,600 meters (objective)
  • Man-sized target recognition through smoke or other obscurants: 90 percent probability at 500 meters (threshold) and 600 meters (objective)
  • Total system weight: Less than or equal to 3.25 pounds (threshold) and 2.5 pounds (objective)
  • Field-of-view: Greater than or equal to 9 degrees (threshold) and 18 degrees (objective)

PROGRAM STATUS

2QFY17: Preliminary Design Conference
3QFY17: Component Critical Design Review
4QFY17: System Critical Design Review
4QFY18:

  • BAE Contractor Developmental Test
  • BAE Government Development Test (GDT)

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

1QFY19: Reliability Growth Test (RGT) (mini – BAE)

2QFY19:

  • GDT (DRS)
  • RGT (mini–DRS)

3QFY19: RGT-1 start

4QFY19: Milestone C Decision