The US army has awarded RTX (Previously known as Raytheon Technologies) a 117.5 million USD contract to start the initial low rate production of the 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3GEN FLIR) B-Kit sensors by 2027. These thermal imagers will be installed on both Abrams Main Battle Tanks and potentially on the OMFV (XM30) Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The production for these will primarily be based at RTX’s location in McKinney, Texas.