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Optics 1 Awarded $45 Mil Contract For Enhanced Clip-on Thermal Imagers and Enhanced Clip-on SWIR Imagers

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


According to the Department of Defense:

Optics 1 Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of enhanced clip-on thermal imagers and enhanced clip-on short-wave infrared imagers in support of special operations forces. Work will be performed in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by September 2022. Fiscal 2017 Navy working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $220,000 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 one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-17-D-JQ17).

Optics 1, Inc (Safran) I-CUGR Selected for USMC Sniper Range Finder Program

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Bedford, New Hampshire, August 23, 2017

Optics 1, Inc. (Safran) announced today that its Integrated Compact Ultralight Gun-mounted Rangefinder (I-CUGR) has been selected by the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

The I-CUGR is a small, lightweight, and rugged weapon-mounted laser rangefinder with integrated illumination and aiming lasers that will give USMC the ability to quickly range targets without taking hands off their rifles — providing more accurate first round hits.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue working closely with the U.S. Marine Corps in providing the Marines with superior technology that provides precise and accurate targeting solutions,” said Jose Andrade, Optics 1 Business Development Manager and a retired USMC Sergeant Major. “The selection of the I-CUGR solidifies the confidence in our commitment to providing technologies that are light yet powerful and are critical to the success of the USMC’s mission requirements.”

The I-CUGR has been designed by Optics 1 leveraging proven rangefinder technology from Safran Electronics & Defense. Production will take place in Bedford, New Hampshire at Optics 1. The initial order is for 315 units with deliveries beginning this year.

For more information: www.optics1.com or www.www.safran-group.com

SOFIC 2015 – Optics 1

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Optics 1 has a rich history in military optics components development going back to 1987. More recently, they’ve become well known in certain circles for full optics system development and manufacturing. At SOFIC they showed me several new products.  

The first is the Enhanced Clip On Thermal Imager which interfaces with any standard I2 optic. It offers improved image quality (640 x 480 @ 17 micron), integrated navigation software including route planning and execution (via Google Earth) and a winter battery pack which also incorporates a GPS receiver to power the navigation component. This battery pack will power BNVD or GPNVG long with the ECOTI.

Next is the Compact Ultralight Gunmounted Rangefinder. It’s the smallest rail mounted laser rangefinder available and offers accurate ranging out to 1500m for a man-sized target.  In addition to the phenomenal performance offered by the Vectronix 3013 module, they have developed an excellent user interface. Additionally, it interfaces with a new family of clip-on displays currently under development.


Clients should contact www.optics1.com for specific texhnical questions.