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Texas firm nabs $1M sub-contract for LAV III optics systems

Optex Systems, Inc. will provide Digital Day and Night (DDAN) technology for weapons optics

RICHARDSON, Texas—A Texas-based optical systems contractor has inked a $1-million deal to provide new sights for the Canadian military’s fleet of LAV III combat vehicles.

According to Optex Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Optex Holdings, Inc., it was awarded the sub-contract by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada as part of a $1-billion deal to overhaul Canada’s fleet of 550 LAV IIIs.

“These sighting systems use Optex’s proprietary Digital Day and Night (DDAN) technology which upgrades the M36 weapon platform on the LAV III vehicles with the addition of both high definition digital video output for day use and third generation, 18mm image intensified technology for night use,” Optex Systems CEO Danny Schoening said in a statement.

DDAN technology is applicable to all M36 weapon platforms, according to Optex.

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