DRS Wins Potential $514M Army IDIQ for Laser Range Finders

DRS Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract valued up to $514.3 million by the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

The company’s reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition group will qualify and manufacture up to 32, 000 small tactical optical rifle-mounted micro-laser range finders.

The finders integrate into a system with a digital compass and a processor that computes and displays targeting data. The system also includes an infrared aiming laser, visible pointer and illuminator.

The system operates on Army weapons including the M16A4, M4, M107 and M110, as well as on the Stryker remote weapon station and the common remotely-operated weapon station.

“We are in the business of strengthening and broadening the capabilities of today’s military forces through technology, ” said DRS’ RSTA group President Terry Murphy. “For nearly half a century, DRS has perfected the development of lightweight, portable, thermal-based detection and engagement systems to help protect hundreds of thousands of troops by enabling them to operate effectively. This contract is a welcome confirmation that our technologies provide value to our military customer.”

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