Elbit Systems of America Awarded Contract for USMC Laser Target Designators

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USMC LTD(click to view larger) A New Hampshire-based subsidiary of Israeli electronics firm Elbit Systems received a pair of follow-on orders for a laser rangefinder that can easily be carried and operated by individual soldiers. Carried and operated by Forward Air Controllers and Reconnaissance Marines, the system provides both range readings and a “bull’s eye” for targeting laser-guided precision weapons. Kollsman, Inc. of Merrimack, NH received a $33.7 million contract modification and a $16.4 million modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract M67854-06-C-6001 for an additional 400 U.S. Marine Corps Laser Target Designators (LTD). Work will be complete by June 2010. These requests follow a $4 million initial order on July 12, 2006 from Elbit Systems of America (ESA) for several LTD systems and a logistics support package. A corporate spokesperson confirmed that the entire contract runs for 5 years, with total potential orders of $123 million. Laser designation(click to view larger) Work will be performed in Merrimack, NH (70%) and in the parent company’s manufacturing facility in Rehovot, Israel (30%); and part of the work will be performed by Elbit Systems Electro-Optics (Elop) Ltd. Elbit Systems has production facilities in Karmie and Rehovot, Israel; at EFW Inc. in […]

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