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$34.9M to FLIR Systems for Special Ops Laser Markers

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Not an ETS or SOFLAM FLIR Systems Inc. in N. Billerica, MA received a maximum $34.9 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for enhanced targeting sights (ETS) for the AN/PEQ-1 Special Operations Forces Laser Marker (SOFLAM) system. The ETS is a companion sight for the SOFLAM. The system uses a special image intensifier that will “see” the wavelength of a single range finding pulse, as well as the repetitive pulses of precision munitions guidance laser designating a target. The ETS increases the accuracy of the SOFLAM by allowing operators to view the laser spot and target the scene simultaneously. Work will be performed in North Billerica, MA and is expected to be complete by August 2011. The contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Surface Warfare Systems, Crane Division in Crane IN (N00164-06-D-8582). Note: this Popular Mechanics article covering AFSOCOM may have a SOFLAM system in the main photo.

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