Last week, the Navy announced that they had awarded a contract to L-3 for their binocular night vision device. These are actually built by the Insight business unit now part of L-3 Warrior Systems. Below is the announcement.

L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, N.H., is being awarded a $49,958,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Special Operations visual augmentation systems binocular night vision device (BNVD). The BNVD’s will provide special operations forces with enhanced surveillance, identification, recognition, and detection in all light and weather conditions especially where vision is limited or restricted due to obscured and low/no light conditions. Work will be performed in Londonderry, N.H., and is expected to be completed in February 2017. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-D-JQ01).

Remember how these contracts are written. The amount is a maximum amount (ceiling) and not necessarily the amount that the contractor will receive.

Source: SSD