Elbit Systems' U.S. Subsidiary, Kollsman, Awarded Two Follow-On Orders for Laser Target Designators by the U.S. Marine Corps
Elbit Systems Ltd., announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Kollsman, Inc., an Elbit Systems of America company, received two follow-on orders from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) for its high-performance Laser Target Designator (LTD) systems that have proven successful in field test evaluations.
The additional orders, under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, consisting of approximately $16.9 million and $34 million respectively, represent an increase over the initial order of July 2006. Part of the work will be performed by Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd
.Elbit Systems' U.S. Subsidiary, Kollsman, Awarded Two Follow-On Orders for Laser Target Designators by the U.S. Marine Corps
Follow-on orders valued at approximately $51 million
Carried and operated by Forward Air Controllers and Reconnaissance Marines, the system provides a "bull's eye" for other units to target enemy troops and equipment with munitions specifically designed for laser guidance and high accuracy. During rigorous testing by the USMC, the LTD met the performance requirements for having the required marking range, operational suitability and life cycle support.
One of the characteristics of 21st century conflicts is a heightened sensitivity for avoiding unnecessary damage and loss of life. Tools like the LTD provide the extra measure of precision that ensures accurate targeting and safety for surrounding objects and personnel.