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Samson Manufacturing to Supply Israeli Defense Forces with Flip-up, Backup Iron Sights

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

KEENE, NH – Samson Manufacturing announced today that they have been chosen to supply the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with their flip-up, backup iron sights (BUIS) for IDF M4 Carbines.

Working closely with the IDF, the Samson sights passed rigorous environmental and field testing prior to being assigned IDF Part Number 2888-88124. Significant quantities of this rugged and dependable sight have been in IDF field trials for almost a year. 

These sights differ slightly from Samson’s standard offerings, featuring a slotted mounting screw and modified picatinny clamp. Also, per IDF specifications, the A2-style aperture is mounted such that the small aperture presents when the sight is deployed.

Samson COO Tim Mulverhill confirmed the announcement, “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen to support the IDF with our back-up sights. The IDF operational tempo and physical environment is notoriously hard on small arms equipment. The Israelis thoroughly test their field gear accordingly, and I am pleased to say that Samson sights have met the challenge.”

All work will be completed at Samson’s facility in Keene, New Hampshire. Samson will be adding this IDF version to their regular product offerings as IDF 2888-88124. Interested customers can review the IDF Sight and other Samson products at SHOT Show, booth 20327, in Las Vegas from January 22-25, 2019. 

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BE Meyers & Co to Deliver $14M+ Order of LA-22/U to USMC MARCORSYSCOM OIS Program

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Redmond, WA (January 15, 2019) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., a designer and manufacturer of Advanced Photonic Solutions, is delivering an additional $14M+ GLARE RECOIL® (JETDS identifier LA-22/U) eye-safe green laser hail and warning systems for the MARCORSYSCOM (Marine Corps Systems Command) Ocular Interrupter System (OIS) Program. The first delivery is scheduled for April 30th, 2019. This $14M+ order follows multiple orders that have been successfully delivered over the last two years as part of a sole source IDIQ contract.

The LA-22/U is the USMC designated variant of the B.E. Meyers & Co. GLARE RECOIL®, the only Class 2M, eye-safe series of Escalation of Force laser dazzlers for hail and warning, with an NOHD of 0 meters. This industry leading NOHD rating is achieved with B.E. Meyers & Co.’s SmartRange™ technology that identifies the range to target and automatically regulates the power to correspond with output that is safe for that distance. If the target moves, the systems self-regulates power on target accordingly. The GLARE RECOIL® can easily envelope both short-range and long-range target areas through the motorized zoom functions. The GLARE RECOIL® technology was recently spotted in use by the U.S. Marine Corps as a long range, subterranean illuminator during training exercises, highlighting the product’s versatility and value to end-users.

The LA-22/U is available for procurement as NSN 5860-01-657-3893. It is currently in production and being delivered by B.E. Meyers & Co., the sole source provider to MARCORSYSCOM for the $49M IDIQ Ocular Interruption System (OIS) program, contract number M67854-14-D-1040.

L3 Technologies Awarded Special Operations Command Contract for EOTECH Optics

Monday, January 7th, 2019

NEW YORK, January 3, 2019 – L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a $26.3 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide close-quarters sights and clip-on magnifiers from its EOTECH brand for the Miniature Aiming System–Day Optics suite. The award marks the continuation of an 18-year relationship between USSOCOM and EOTECH.

Under this five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (with five option years), EOTECH will deliver an updated model of its holographic weapon sight and the G33 clip-on magnifier. All work will be performed at EOTECH‘s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“We are extremely proud to continue to provide America’s tip-of-the-spear warriors with the most advanced holographic sights in the world,” said Jeff Miller, Corporate Senior Vice President and President of ISR Systems business segment that includes EOTECH. “It’s a testament to L3’s commitment to quality that SOCOM has once again competitively selected EOTECH as their choice for battle optics.”

EOTECH has provided Special Operations Forces with rugged and advanced holography weapon sights since 2001.

A part of L3 Technologies’ Field Vision Systems sporting optics business, EOTECH delivers cutting-edge technology and products, including holographic sighting systems and magnified field optics. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality, ruggedized products for military, law enforcement and commercial markets around the world. Visit to learn more.

L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at L3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and othermaterial information regarding L3 is routinely posted on the company’s website and is readily accessible.

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Kuwait’s Zain Group Purchases DroneShield’s Equipment

Friday, December 21st, 2018

DroneShield Ltd (the “Company” or “DroneShield”) is pleased to announce that, following the execution of a Teaming Agreement with Kuwait’s Zain Group (“Zain”), a US$7 billion leader in telecommunications in the Middle East, announced to the market on 5 December 2018, Zain has now placed an order for DroneShield’s equipment. While the value of the order is not material to DroneShield’s overall revenues, it represents an important step in the evolution of DroneShield’s relationship with Zain.

DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer Oleg Vornik, said “Our key Middle Eastern partner Zain, which operates across a number of Middle Eastern countries and has a workforce of over 6,000 and over 47 million active individual, business and governmental customers in the region, has financially committed to the partnership by ordering our equipment. Just weeks ago, Zain announced the establishment of its Zain Drone business that will serve governments and enterprises in Kuwait, with plans to extend the business gradually across Zain’s regional footprint. Zain selected DroneShield as its counterdrone partner because, in the words of Zain Group’s CEO Bader Al Kharafi, as set out in Zain Group’s release about its partnership with DroneShield, “DroneShield’s product range, coupled with our telecommunications expertise, provides exactly what our [Zain’s] customers are looking for. Consequently, after an extensive review of the counterdrone market, we [Zain] opted to enter into a Teaming Agreement with DroneShield.”

DroneShield looks forward to building on its recent successes in the Middle East and elsewhere, together with Zain.”

U.S. Army Contracting Command Issues Award to SIG SAUER for MCX, MPX, and 716G2 Rifles, along with SP2022 Pistols, TANGO6 Riflescopes, and Suppressors

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (December 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER has confirmed the award of a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command for commercial off the shelf (COTS) rifles and pistols to include MCX rifles, MPX sub-guns, 716G2 rifles, SP2022 pistols, TANGO6 series riflescopes, suppressors, and various SIG SAUER accessories.

“This is a very exciting announcement for SIG SAUER and we are extremely proud that the U.S. Army has selected SIG SAUER products for this award,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “For this contract the U.S. Army has identified a wide array of SIG SAUER product including pistols, rifles, optics, and suppressors. We are extremely humbled that they have recognized our ability to meet the broad scope and demands of this contract while recognizing the quality and versatility of our products for the battlefield.”

The U.S. Army identified the following SIG SAUER product for the COTS contract:

SIG SAUER MCX Rifles: conceived for the demands of the special operations community and engineered for adaptability, accuracy, and durability. Available in over 500 configurations the MCX offers the utmost in mission-specific flexibility featuring user changeable barrels, free-floating M-LOK™ handguards, ambidextrous AR style controls, a folding adjustable stock, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER MPX Rifles: a groundbreaking sub-gun with a short-stroke gas piston operating system, featuring user changeable barrels available in varying lengths, a short aluminum KeyMod™ handguard, ambidextrous AR controls, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER 716G2 Rifles: a short-stroke pushrod gas system on an AR platform and 7.62 NATO caliber performance, a free-float handguard, ambidextrous controls, a telescoping stock, ambidextrous steel QD sling mounts, and a 20-round magazine.

SIG SAUER SP2022 Pistols: full-size suppressed and non-suppressed pistols featuring a durable, lightweight, and wear-resistant polymer frame with a nitron stainless steel slide, a double action/single action trigger, SIGLITE Night Sights, and an integrated M1913 accessory rail.

SIG SAUER TANGO6 Series Riflescopes: ruggedized and optimized for military use to withstand both close quarter battle operations and long range shooting. All TANGO6 series riflescopes are manufactured using anodized aircraft grade aluminum maintubes, and are available in multiple reticle and illumination options.

SIG SAUER Suppressors: designed to be part of a completely integrated pistol or rifle system to maximize overall performance resulting in the most advanced, most dependable suppressors.

SIG SAUER Accessories: to include various uppers, threaded barrels, and magazines.

To learn more about the SIG SAUER products in this U.S. Army COTS Award please visit

Marine Corps Awards OTAs to Assess Handheld Targeting Capabilities

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded four Other Transaction Authorities to assess industry’s capability to produce a Next Generation Handheld Targeting System that is compact, rugged and lightweight.

The use of OTAs were approved by Congress in 2016 as a procurement method to pay for prototypes and to use nontraditional defense companies to spur innovation.

The OTAs were awarded to BAE Systems, Elbit Systems of America, Fraser Optics and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation. The four companies will explore possibilities focused on the following criteria:

-The system’s overall ergonomics for supporting forward deployed, foot mobile users
-Target recognition, location and designation ranges during day and night operations
-The ability to integrate the system with the Target Handoff System Version 2 to view and manipulate target information
-Technological maturity, manufacturability and value engineering
-Sustainability at the operational user level

The Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, or NGHTS, is a single, lightweight, man-portable system that enables Marines to quickly acquire targets; perform guidance of against targets; and generate target location data during combat operations.

“During the first phase, the four awarded companies will explore potential system capabilities and provide Marine Corps Systems Command with an in-depth study of the best solution for our Marines at the best price,” said Megan Full, contract specialist supporting Program Manager Fires at MCSC. “We will collect the findings by the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 and choose one or more vendors to move onto phase two where they will develop and demonstrate prototypes.”

Currently, the Marine Corps uses four legacy systems: the Portable Lightweight Designator Rangefinder, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Laser Target Designator and Thermal Laser Spot Imager. The intent is for NGHTS to replace all four systems.

“For the last four years, we have worked diligently to explore an option that condenses the legacy versions into one lightweight system with a reliable power supply that is rugged enough to throw onto a Marine’s pack,” said Jeff Nebel, Fire Support Coordination Team lead, PM Fires.

“The NGHTS will combine all of the legacy capabilities into one system that is compatible with both current and future fire support systems, and will support the Marine Corps for the next 15 to 20 years.”

“The NGHTS will be an important advancement because it is planned to reduce the current weight of the laser designation and laser spot imaging capability by 60 percent, which will increase the mobility and lethality of our fire support-focused Marines,” said Maj. Nathan Morales, Targeting Systems project officer, PM Fires. “This capability is focused on our ability to fight in the compartmentalized terrain outlined in the Marine Operating Concept.”

By Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | Marine Corps Systems Command

Hornady to supply 300 PRC Ammunition to US DoD

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Grand Island, NE — Hornady has been awarded a contract to provide its 300 PRC ammunition to the United States Department of Defense.

The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), released by Hornady earlier this year, was tested and selected by the Department of Defense for its extended long range sniper program following a rigorous evaluation process that saw the new 300 PRC outperform the 300 Norma Mag as well as several other cartridges in testing past 2,000 yards.

“We’re thrilled to be able to do our part to support our military members by providing a superior cartridge that will enhance their capabilities on the battlefield,” said Scott Javins, Hornady Law Enforcement & Military Product Manager. “Over a 10-year development process, we packed all of our knowledge and experience into designing the 300 PRC as a cartridge that will not only win matches and bring home that trophy elk, but also meet the needs of the best-of-the-best within the Department of Defense. This contract confirms that we’ve met or exceeded their requirements for a new small arms ammunition solution for extended range engagements.”

Starting with the 375 Ruger cartridge case, Hornady built the 300 PRC from the ground up to launch long, heavy-for-caliber, aerodynamic bullets over long distances. Designed for maximum efficiency with common, temperature-stable, magnum-speed rifle powders, the 300 PRC delivers the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

The 300 PRC is commercially available in the Hornady® Match™ line with 225 gr. ELD bullets and the Precision Hunter® line with 212 gr. ELD-X bullets. Both options feature the Heat Shield® tip, which resists drag inducing bullet tip deformation from aerodynamic heating.

The U.S. Department of Defense has also awarded a contract to Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to provide an undisclosed number of MRAD rifle systems chambered in the Hornady® 300 PRC caliber.

PEO Soldier Surveys Textile Industry for Army Green Service Uniform Manufacturers

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Last week, Program Executive Office Soldier, Ft. Belvoir, VA issued a market investigation to identify domestic manufacturers as sources of the complete Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU).

The US Army announced adoption of the new dress uniform on Veteran’s Day. According to the announcement, the AGSU is part of an effort to help form a stronger connection between the Army and the country. The uniform invokes an image of our Army at its most popular and connects that heritage to today’s Soldier. Adopting the AGSU will enable the Army to re-establish a distinctive look, renew a strong uniform tradition in the Army and distinguish our Soldiers from the other services.

An complete AGSU includes dress coat, two pairs of pants, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt, one tie, one pair leather oxfords, two pairs of socks, garrison cap, belt with buckle and all-weather coat.

This survey does not include optional items such as the service cap, Ike jacket, windbreaker, leather flight jacket or jump boots.

In addition to information on potential offerers’ manufacturing capabilities including equipment, facilities, and quality management systems, PEO Soldier wants to know if the could deliver the following quantities to the Government:

– Provide product demonstration models for the AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 90 days of contract award?

– Provide 6,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 275 days of contract award?

– Provide up to 150,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 19 months of contract award?

– Offer subcontracts for like items to current manufacturers of Army Blue Service Uniform, supplying them fabrics, in lieu of GFM and meet the financial obligations required to do so?

– Make, stock, maintain and ship on order an tariff/inventory of 1,000 (minimum) and 50,000 (maximum) complete AGSU uniform ensembles for up to 36 months after contract award?

– Provide Special Fielding services for up to 5,000 uniform ensembles. Services may include off site sizing, alterations, make-to-fit, expedited production, expedited delivery, and full set up of uniforms.

Naturally, this requires domestic sourcing and all materials and work must be Berry compliant. Responses are due Dec 14, 2018 11:59 pm Eastern. For full details, visit