Elbit to Equip and Support US Mortar Fire Control Systems
M95 and M96 MFCS systems equip mechanized 120mm mortar carriers. The M95 can be found on the tracked M1064 M113 variant, and on wheeled M1129 Strykers. The M96 equips the M577 fire direction center M113 variant. Components include the Commander’s interface (CI) for linkage and ballistic computing, a Gunner’s Display, a Driver’s Display, and the Pointing Device and Position System (PDPS). The PDPS lets the system “know” its own location, based on inertial measurement, GPS, and a vehicle motion sensor (VMS), which can all cover for each other to ensure accuracy.
The M32 Lightweight Hand-held Mortar Ballistic Computer is the new primary electronic fire control system for USMC and US Army dismounted forces…
Contracts & Key Events
Unless otherwise indicated, Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, TX is getting the contracts from U.S Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.
Sept 13/10: An $8.7 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, time-and-material task order contract to buy mortar fire control system (MFCS) components. This follow-on FIRECON contract, includes all development, procurement, fielding and related sustainment activities such as RESET for the MFCS mounted M95 gun and M96 fire direction center variants; M32 lightweight handheld mortar ballistic computer; and any future variants, derivatives and replacement of the above systems from FY 2009-2014.
Work is to be performed in Fort Worth, TX, with an estimated completion date of April 30/14. One bid was solicited with one bid received (W15QKN-09-D-0009, #0004).
April 22/10: An $8.9 million firm-fixed-price “FIRECON” contract. The contract includes all development, procurement, fielding, and related sustainment activities during FY 2009-2014 timeframe for the mortar fire control systems mounted M95 gun and M96 fire direction center variants; the M32 LHMBC; and any future variants, derivatives, and replacements of the above systems.
Work is to be performed in Fort Worth, TX, with an estimated completion date of April 20/14. One bid was solicited with one bid received by U.S Army Contracting Command, CCJM-CA in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (W15QKN-09-D-0009).