The U.S. Army has approved continuing a contract with video eyewear manufacturer Vuzix Corp. of New York for that company to keep producing display engine electronics for the Army’s thermal weapons sights.
The $1.9 million follow-on production order is for an unknown number of low-power display electronics for light, medium and heavy thermal weapon sights which Vuzix is to fill over the next six to eight months, the company says.
Vuzix is part of a three-company subcontracting team to the U.S. military delivering our proprietary, high-reliability, low-power electronics modules, according to Paul Travers, Vuzix’s president.
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