Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AN/PAS-13C and AN/PAS-13E
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AN/PAS-13 TWS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 40,400
Production Cost: USD$563 million
Total Cost: USD$563 million
Family Members: AN/PAS-13B(2) MTWS and AN/PAS-13B(3) HTWS
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Description: The AN/APS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) is a second generation FLIR for use on rifles, surveillance missions and shoulder-launched missiles. The PAS-13 can be used to see in total darkness, in adverse weather conditions, and through battlefield smoke and dust. The TWS provides interchangeable telescopes for quick adaptation to any mission. It has video output and has been selected as the sight for the US Army's Land Warrior program. The combat-proven PAS-13 thermal sight is electronically programmable, requires no visible light to operate and will not shut down when hit by direct light. It is lightest enough to be hand-held operated. There are three PAS-13 variants the Light, Medium and Heavy, the LTWS, MTWS and HTWS respectively.

Deliveries to the US Army began in 1998 with the Thermal Omnibus contract, with more than 12,500 units already delivered to the US Army, US Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces. In 2004, the US Army placed four orders (3+1) worth $201 million ($165 million + $36 million) covering deliveries of 11,812 (9,956 + 1,856) in support of US military troops deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. With the current contracts, Raytheon will have delivered more than 27,000 light, medium and heavy TWS. The AN/PAS-13 LTWS can be installed on the M4, M16, M203 and M136 weapons.

AN/PAS-13 LTWS Applications

Cannons & Gear Carl Gustaf

AN/PAS-13 LTWS Specifications

Max Detection Range: 600 meter
Battery Life: 7 hour
Weight: 1.40 kilogram (3.09 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 6 news between
20 Jul 2006 and 21 Oct 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012US Army Chooses Raytheon to Provide Thermal Weapon Sights
Thursday, April 14, 2011Raytheon Receives Best Value Thermal Weapon Sight Delivery Order
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Australian Army to Get Thermal Weapon Sight for its Carl Gustaf M3 Weapons
Tuesday, July 3, 2007Raytheon Awarded New AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight Procurement Contract
Monday, July 2, 2007US Army Awards Thermal Weapon Sight Contracts
Thursday, July 20, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks 724 Additional LAVs

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