by Richard Tomkins
Fort Worth, Texas (UPI) Mar 23, 2015
The U.S. Marines are to receive a new lightweight all-weather targeting capability from Elbit Systems America LLC through a new IDIQ contract.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award for the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability, or CLRF-IC, is worth $73.4 million and extends through March of 2020.
Elbit Systems America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd of Israel, says it has already received an initial order worth $7.5 million under the contract.
"We are pleased to provide the USMC with their new rugged CLRF-IC, a lightweight system that is mission-ready and safer for the foot-mobile Marine," said Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America. "Leveraging the innovative capabilities of our imaging, range finding, and degraded environment navigation solutions, Marines are now able to acquire targets without breaking cover from their concealed fighting positions and minimize impact while on the move."
The CLRF-IC provides 24-hour observation capability for mobile troops; accurate range to targets; the ability to confirm spot-on-target with laser designation systems; and accurate target location in a variety of conditions, "including magnetically disturbed environments, areas with overhead clutter, and in GPS-denied situations," the company said.
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