British firm Qioptiq has been awarded a $102.9 million contract to produce ISR equipment to the British military.

Under the contract, Qioptiq will provide "battle-winning handheld equipment — including night-vision goggles and day and night weapon sights — maintained over the next six years," according to a Ministry of Defense news release.

The choice of Qioptiq, a Welsh company, was also hailed as a win for Wales. "This massive contract for Qioptiq underlines Wales' reputation as a world leader in the defense technology sector, coming hot on the heels of the choice of DECA Sealand as the global repair hub for the F-35 aircraft," said Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns.