$7.9M for Shoulder-Fired “Bunker Defeat Munitions”
Small business qualifier Talley Defense Systems Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $7.9 million sole-source modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M141 SMAW-D Bunker Defeat Munitions (BDMs), field handling trainers, and training materials. The M141 BDM a disposable version of the USMC’s Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) that includes a night sight mounting fixture, weighs 15.7 lbs. and is 32″ in length. The BDM system can destroy earth and timber fortifications, breach 8-inch reinforced walls or 12 inches of triple brick, and defeat lightly skinned armored vehicles at effective ranges of 15-500 meters. A thermobaric version of the BDM is in development, as is a thermobraric version of Talley Systems’ lighter M72A7 LAW rocket.
Work will be performed in Mesa, AZ and is expected to be complete by May 30, 2006. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Picatinny, NJ issued the contract (DAAE30-00-C-1103).