Qioptiq secures contract with NATO Defence Force

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Qioptiq has secured a multi-million pound contract to supply a major NATO Defence Force with its SniperVipir-2 thermal weapon sight.

Incorporating uncooled thermal imaging technology that displays a clear image of the thermal scene, SniperVipir-2 allows the combat soldier quickly to detect heat sources or potential threats 24 hours a day, even in adverse conditions. SniperVipir-2 is fitted on to the sniper weapon in front of the sniper's day scope via a quick release mounting arrangement.

David Marks, managing director of Qioptiq commented: 'The SniperVipir-2 sight will provide the latest in low powered uncooled technology for the end user. It is crucial that our customers have reliable equipment to enable them to fulfil their operational tasks successfully.'

The Vipir family of thermal weapon sights is currently in service with the British Army and a number of other major defence forces worldwide.

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