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E19767G AN/PAS-13D(V)2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V)3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS)

The Thermal Weapon Sight is a selfcontained lightweight, compact, durable, battery-operated, infrared imaging sensor used for target acquisition. It can be used under conditions of limited visibility such as darkness, smoke, fog, dust and haze, and is effective during daylight hours. The MWTS and HWTS have the same design but the difference lies in the telescope and the software. The system comes with a MIL-STD-1913 rail grabber interface, including a vertical spacer. The MWTS can effectively engage targets out to 1,100 meters while the HWTS can effectively engage targets out to 2,200 meters. The U.S. Marine Corps is procuring both the Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13D (V)2) and the Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13D (V)3).

The AN/PAS-13D (V) 2 can be mounted on the M240B Machine Gun and the M249 series. The AN/PAS-13D (V) 3 can be mounted on the M16A1/A2 Rifle, M4 series, M2 Machine Gun, and the MK19 Machine Gun.

These items are replacing the AN/PAS-13B (V) 2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V) 3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS).

E0020 – SCOUT SNIPER MEDIUM RANGE NIGHT SIGHT (SSMRNS)

The SSMRNS will provide a new medium-range night sight capability that will integrate with the M40A3, M82A3, and a semi-automatic sniper rifle. The SSMRNS is a lightweight, weapon mounted, battery operated, imaging device for engagement of targets at night and low light conditions. The SSMRNS is an individual optic, capable of assisting scout sniper teams engaging targets during reduced light and/or obscured targets with increased identification certainty from 400-800 yards. The SSMRNS shall be used in conjunction with the Scout Sniper Day Scope (SSDS).

E0018 – Scout Sniper Urban Night Sight (SSUNS)

The SSUNS will provide a new shortrange (urban) night sight capability that will integrate with the M40A3, M82A3, and a semi-automatic sniper rifle. The SSUNS is a lightweight, weapon mounted, and battery operated imaging device for engagement of targets at night and low light conditions. The SSUNS is an individual optic, capable of assisting scout sniper teams engaging targets during reduced light and/or obscured targets with increased identification certainty from 25-400 yards. The SSUNS shall be used in conjunction with the SSDS.