Army taps Leonardo DRS for its vehicle-based infrared sensors

ARLINGTON, Va. U.S Army officials selected Leonardo DRS Inc. for a $67 million contract to deliver vehicle-based infrared sensors for surveillance and fire control systems for a variety of ground combat vehicles.

Under the fixed-price contract, the Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems business unit will provide Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared (SG-FLIR) Block 1 A/B-Kits, a key infrared sensor supporting fire control and surveillance on a range of critical U.S. Army ground combat vehicles, including M1A1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker vehicles.

The Army’s SGF-FLIR program provides soldiers with night vision capabilities for Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Stryker vehicles, and the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System.

Work on this program will be done at the Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems facility in Melbourne, Florida and is expected to be completed in early 2026.