Teams with Leupold & Stevens for Optics and Manufacturing
L3 Harris Technologies has delivered 115 prototype units of its Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) to the US Army and conducted system training, the company announced on 25 January.
The Army will use the prototype systems for test and evaluation prior to selecting one company for a production contract award later this year. The solution provides an integrated approach to augmented aiming, by combining range-finding capability, ballistic computation and environmental sensors that increase the accuracy while decreasing the time taken to engage a threat.
Lynn Bollengier, President, Integrated Vision Solutions at L3Harris, says the solution “will enable soldiers to better detect, identify and engage threats at greater distances, as well as enhance situational awareness on the battlefield […] Our delivery of the production prototype systems is an example of L3Harris’ commitment to providing advanced technology to our customers.”
The company has teamed with Leupold & Stevens to integrate their superior optical assemblies and high volume, domestic manufacturing capabilities. This ensures the system meets the high quality and capacity requirements set forth by the Army to field this technology alongside the Next Generation Squad Weapons programme.