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USSOCOM Awards L3 $48 Million Contract For Squad Aiming Lasers

It’s the end of the fiscal year and Special Operations Command is wrapping up several of their requirements such as the Squad Aiming Laser. The Department of Defense made this announcement, late last week to L3 for the Squad Aiming Laser, who offers the 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).

Below is a USSOCOM quad chart, summarizing the Squad Aiming Laser requirement.

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9 Responses to “USSOCOM Awards L3 $48 Million Contract For Squad Aiming Lasers”

  1. jbgleason says:

    No MAWL? People are going to be disappoint.

  2. Joe_momma says:

    “Assault Riffles”

  3. Ethan says:

    Londonderry, New Hampshire, not LondonBerry…

  4. ThatBlueFalcon says:

    I would very much like to get my hands on one to play with. I’ve only heard good things about the NGAL.

  5. Ed says:

    So how is this different than the ATPIAL/PEQ-5 shown in the second pic? Dimensions, weight, hours of battery, type of battery? It does look as if it takes a C123 3-V.