U. S. Army: up to USD 514 million to Finmeccanica for STORM-mLRF

Finmeccanica, through its company DRS Technologies, has been awarded a contract valued at up to USD 514 million by the U.S. Army to supply the Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted Micro-Laser Range Finder (STORM-mLRF).

The five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract calls for qualification and manufacturing of a minimum delivery of 150 and a maximum of 32,000 micro-laser range finders.

Integrated into a single system, the STORM sight combines a laser range finder with a digital compass and a processor that computes and displays targeting data, an infrared aiming laser, a visible pointer and illuminator, and the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to simulate tactical engagement in training exercises. It is designed to operate on an array of Army weapons including the M16A4, M4, M107 and M110 — as well as on the Stryker Remote Weapon Station and the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II).

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