mae.pennnet.com reports that the U.S. Army has awarded a $27 million contract to Taunton Mass military contractor Kopin (“The Nanosemiconductor Company”) for their latest gen thermal eyepiece. In case you were wondering.

Kopin’s TWS-IIB eyepiece is based on the company’s low-power CyberDisplay 640M LVR display designed to operate at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius with nearly instant-on capability, while dissipating less than 155 milliwatts during normal video operation.

Imaging system performance is consistent over the entire military temperature range, and the unit has been qualified for Light, Medium, and Heavy Thermal Weapon Sights (LTWS, MTWS, HTWS) for weapons such as the M14 and M4 rifles, the M2, M240, and M249 machine guns, and the M24 sniper rifle.

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