Leupold and L3 Awarded U.S. Army Optics Contract

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posted on April 30, 2020
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L3Harris, in partnership with Leupold, has been awarded a contract to deliver 115 production prototypes to the United States Army for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Program. The NGSW-FC will replace traditional direct-view optics currently fielded by the Army.

“Leupold is excited to be teaming with L3Harris to deliver the highest-quality optical solution to the U.S. Army,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer of Leupold. “We are the top manufacturers in our respective fields. Leupold brings more than a century of optical expertise and unrivaled domestic manufacturing capacity to the table, and L3 has a proven track record of performance with high-volume government contracts for night vision, electrooptics and laser aiming devices. The U.S. military requires the very best, and this partnership will deliver it—with optics that are designed, machined and assembled in the United States.”

The NSGW-FC provides an integrated approach to targeting by combining range-finding capability with ballistic computation and environmental sensors to increase probability of accurate targeting. The time required to effectively engage a threat is also reduced, providing decided advantages for troops.

The optic ultimately selected for the NGSW-FC will support many of the current and future weapon platforms deployed by the Army. Both Leupold and L3Harris have been awarded a variety of military contracts in the past.

“L3Harris is proud to offer the U.S. Army a revolutionary fire-control solution that will increase soldier lethality and enhance situational awareness,” Lynn Bollengier, president of Integrated Vision Solutions at L3Harris said in a press release. “Our solution leverages nearly 30 years of expertise in fire-control technology, enabling faster identification and target acquisition, ensuring soldiers achieve overmatch capability on the battlefield. Additionally, we have teamed with Leupold & Stevens to integrate their superior optical assemblies and high volume, domestic manufacturing capabilities to ensure we meet the high-quality and capacity requirements set forth by the Army to field this technology alongside the Next Generation Squad Weapons program.”

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