News24 March 2022

Nedinsco signs contract with ESCRIBANO to deliver BACK-UP SIGHT for VCR 8×8 Dragon

Nedinsco announces that it has signed a contract with Escribano Mechanical & Engineering S.L. (EM&E) for the supply of its unique, non-powered BACK-UP SIGHT for integration into the Spanish Army’s VCR8x8 DRAGON wheeled combat vehicle.

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Nedinsco B.V. (NEDINSCO), announces that it has signed a contract with Escribano Mechanical & Engineering S.L. (EM&E) for the supply of its unique, non-powered BACK-UP SIGHT for integration into the EM&E GUARDIAN 30 turret. EM&E is part of TESS DEFENCE S.A., the Spanish consortium building the Spanish Army’s VCR8x8 DRAGON wheeled combat vehicle.

We are proud to be part of this prestigious and innovative Spanish MoD VCR 8×8 DRAGON program.”

Frank Puts, Product & Sales Manager Defence

The contract includes the delivery of 219 units of the unique NEDINSCO Back-Up Sight for integration into the EM&E GUARDIAN 30 turret. NEDINSCO will supply its field-proven, non-powered, rugged optical fiber-based BACK-UP SIGHT in a Single Field Of View version.

An important milestone

NEDINSCO is committed to continuing to work closely with EM&E to ensure successful integration of the BACK-UP SIGHT into the EM&E GUARDIAN 30 turret. “We are proud to be part of this prestigious and innovative Spanish MoD VCR 8×8 DRAGON program. This contract is an important milestone for NEDINSCO and proves that our unique and robust optical fiber-based BACK-UP SIGHT solution can be easily integrated on armored vehicle platforms. We are convinced that our products will fulfill EM&E’s needs and requirements for the GUARDIAN 30 turret for VCR 8×8 DRAGON and future programs” commented Mr. Frank Puts, Product Manager Defence for Nedinsco.

VCR 8×8 DRAGON with Nedinsco’s BACK-UP SIGHT situated left of the gun.

The first series of vehicles of the VCR 8×8 DRAGON, intended to modernize the capabilities of the Spanish Army, is scheduled to be made available in the second half of 2022.

For more information about NEDINSCO’ s unique optical solutions, please contact:

Mr. Frank Puts
Product Manager Defence
+31 6 36150896
frank.puts@nedinsco.nl