January 9th 2020 – OIP Sensor Systems from Oudenaarde, Belgium, and its co-contractor Telefunken-Racoms, Ulm, Germany, were awarded a contract from the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) to deliver approximately 2620 FN SCAR®-H PR from FN Herstal, equipped with PMII ShortDot Dual CC sights from Schmidt & Bender, new TIGRIS clip-on sights (two variants, I² and IR) in large quantities, as well as ammunition from MEN Metallwerk Elisenhütte GmbH . OIP’s TIGRIS clip-on sights will feature main components from the French industry: 4G image intensifier tubes from Photonis for the I² variant, and Device-ALab thermal cores with Lynred infrared detectors for the IR variant.
The contract entered into force on December 13th, 2019, and includes a qualification phase followed by several batches to be delivered over a period to be determined during the execution of the contract. The total investment for the French Ministry of Defence, including optional batches, represents almost 100 million euros.
* «Fusil de Précision Semi-Automatique (FPSA) de calibre 7,62mm OTAN, d’optiques, d’accessoires, du système de soutien associé et de munitions»
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