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US Navy Selects Optics 1 for G-BOSS Light Optical Cameras

Naval Sea Systems Command, NSWC Crane Division has announced a $12,000,000 Contract to Optics 1 Inc for the Ground-Based Optical Surveillance System (G-BOSS) Light Optical Camera (GBLOC).

Optics 1 Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, is awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract action for production, repair, and engineering support services for the ground based operational surveillance system light optical camera. The primary work is to manufacture and deliver a tripod mounted electro-optical and infrared sensor that provides both daylight and night vision imagery for detecting, classifying, and identifying targets to be mounted on a variant of the ground based operational surveillance system. Work will be performed in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by March 2024. Fiscal 2019 and 2018 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $253,413 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 two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N0016419DJV28).

GBLOC is a tripod mounted Electro-Optical and Infrared sensor that provides both daylight and night vision imagery for detecting, classifying, and identifying targets.

The Safran Optics 1 Solution is the High-Resolution Thermal Viewer (HRTV) which provides Cooled Thermal, Color Day, and Low-Light Level video channels.

Integrating Digital Magnetic Compass, Inclinometer, GPS, Laser Pointer and Laser Rangefinder the HRTV weighs less than 4.4 lb (including battery).

2 Responses to “US Navy Selects Optics 1 for G-BOSS Light Optical Cameras”

  1. Ex Coelis says:

    Or reminiscent of the ‘optics’ used by the Navy SEAL’s in 2018’s movie ‘Hunter-Killer’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1846589/ and no mention of it here either – Internet Movie Firearm Database http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Hunter_Killer
    but this Optic 1 HRTV does bear a striking resemblance to the one used in Hunter-Killer(think the one in the movie may also have had a Sat-link antenna).
    Fair to also point out that JUGGERNAUT phone cases were also used by the SEAL’s in Hunter-Killer… Thank you for this post!