JDW reports that the US Army is spending "$20 million for production of loader's thermal weapons sights for both M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams." I may have missed something here, but do we currently have any form of weapons sight for a loader (by this I mean more than a few vision blocks) in our MBTs? If so, does it need to be thermal? Are the US Army spending $20 million on a vital piece of battle-winning equipment or could this be used more effectively elsewhere? Answers on a post(card) please.