L3 Technologies Awarded $26 Million Special Operations Command Contract for EOTECH Optics

    Eotech & G33 mag

    EOTECH's Holographic Hybrid Sight I EXPS3-4 with G33.STS Magnifier - Unconfirmed exactly what models SOCOM have adopted (L3/EOTECH)

    L3 Technologies, parent company of EOTECH, has confirmed they have been awarded a $26.3 million contract to supplied the latest version of their EOTECH holographic weapon sight and G33 magnifier to USSOCOM. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will see an unspecified number of optics and magnifiers manufactured at EOTECH’s plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    The Department of Defense actually announced the award back on Sept. 20, 2018:

    L-3 Communications EOTech Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, is awarded a $23,637,320 firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the procurement of Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics close quarter combat sights and clip-on magnifiers in support of U.S. Special Operations Command.  Work will be performed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is expected to be completed by September 2028.  Fiscal 2018 procurement (Defense-wide) funding in the amount of $308,570 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured pursuant of 10 U.S. Code 2304(a). This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-18-D-JQ26)

    The selection mirrors a similar set up recently adopted by the German KSK, around the same time. Germany selected the EOTECH EXPS3-0 and G33 Magnifier for their new G95K (Heckler & Koch 416A7). Incidentally, this set up was tested by members of the Germany Army at the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in August 2018.

    Here’s L3 Technologies’ press release in full:

    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 www.eotechgear.com 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.

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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