SOCOM awarted L3 for Next-Generation Aiming Laser
L3 Technologies Inc., Londonberry, New Hampshire, – is awarded a $48,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of Squad Aiming Lasers (SAL), spare parts, and training in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The SAL is a compact, ruggedized, aiming, pointing and illuminating laser system for compact rifles and assault rifles. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the performance period to ten years. Work will be performed in Londonberry, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by September 2023. If options are exercised, work will continue through September 2028. Fiscal 2018 Defense-wide procurement funding in the amount of $8,668,680 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-18-D-JQ27).
ABOUT THE NGAL: L3’s NGAL is a rugged, ultra-compact and lightweight system designed to be compatible with all generations of night vision devices. NGAL uses an advanced illuminator design to achieve a more uniform Near Infrared (NIR) illuminator beam for increased situation awareness. High-efficiency electronics support increased system performance at reduced Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).
• Independent aim and Illuminator boresight adjusters
• Co-aligned aiming beams with boresight retention ≤ 0.5 mrad
• Power levels adjustable based on customer requirements