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HTC/Rogue Gunfighter Low Vis Demo Day – L-3 Warrior Systems Insight LWTS

Friday, October 11th, 2013



The LWTS – Light Weapon Thermal Sight – is the latest thermal weapon sight from L-3 Insight Technology. It features a 640×480 17 micron uncooled micro bolometer with a 30 hertz refresh rate, compared to 340×240 found in older models. The LWTS is video capable with an output jack. It has an integrated shutter and non-uniformity calibration. Four integrated reticle patterns are boresightable to better than 1 MOA. It’s capable of 2x digital zoom, with adjustment for white or black hot thermal and contrast and saturation adjustment. The LWTS is powered by four AA batteries and is compatible with ACOG and Close Combat Optics.


SOCOM Purchases L-3 BNVD

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Last week, the Navy announced that they had awarded a contract to L-3 for their binocular night vision device. These are actually built by the Insight business unit now part of L-3 Warrior Systems. Below is the announcement.

L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, N.H., is being awarded a $49,958,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Special Operations visual augmentation systems binocular night vision device (BNVD). The BNVD’s will provide special operations forces with enhanced surveillance, identification, recognition, and detection in all light and weather conditions especially where vision is limited or restricted due to obscured and low/no light conditions. Work will be performed in Londonderry, N.H., and is expected to be completed in February 2017. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-D-JQ01).

Remember how these contracts are written. The amount is a maximum amount (ceiling) and not necessarily the amount that the contractor will receive.