Bedford, New Hampshire, March 9, 2017
Officials with the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., have selected Optics 1 (a Safran Electronics & Defense company) to deliver a next-generation lightweight targeting system to help soldiers identify and locate targets.
The Optics 1 team announced that it has been awarded a $304.5 million 5-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the production of the Laser Target Locator Module II (LTLM II) system.
The LTLM II is a lightweight, handheld system with day and night imagers, a laser rangefinder, digital compass, and a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.
“LTLM II gives the Soldier an unprecedented capability to locate targets – day or night – and in all weather conditions,“ stated Mark Belanger, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Optics 1. “The system is very lightweight with an intuitive user interface, and we are proud that the Army selected us to provide this important capability to our warfighters.”
“Optics 1 is committed to delivering a world-class system of greatest value and functionality for the US Army and the warfighter by combing our innovation, customer responsiveness, and agility with the exceptional reliability and performance we are known for,” said Joseph Bogosian, President and CEO.
“We appreciate the U.S. Army’s confidence in our technology and are proud to support the troops with the best products,” said Martin Sion, CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense.
The LTLM II systems will be produced in Bedford, New Hampshire, where Optics 1 is headquartered. The initial order is for $23 million with deliveries beginning this year.
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