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October 27, 2011 defpro.com
RICHARDSON, Texas | Optex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., and a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies for domestic and foreign military and related applications, announced that it has received a $1.15 million award from the Defense Logistics Agency for a Gunner's Head Assembly on the M1 Abrams Tank.
The award to Optex Systems calls for the delivery of 82 units in the next 12 months.
"This is an excellent win for Optex. It fits squarely within our core competencies of electro-mechanical and optical manufacturing technologies and it expands our footprint on the M1 Abrams Tank Platform," said Danny Schoening, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Optex Systems currently supplies various laser protected periscopes and weapon subsystems on the M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams Tank Platform.