Marine Corps chooses Kollsman for laser target designator

MERRIMACK, N.H., 2 March 2007. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are choosing Kollsman Inc. in Merrimack, N.H., to provide high-performance Laser Target Designator (LTD) systems that have proven successful in field test evaluations under terms of orders worth $59.9 million.

MERRIMACK, N.H., 2 March 2007. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are choosing Kollsman Inc. in Merrimack, N.H., to provide high-performance laser target designator systems that have proven successful in field test evaluations under terms of orders worth $59.9 million.

The additional orders represent an increase over the initial order of July 2006. Part of the work will be performed by Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. in Rehovot, Israel. Kollsman is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel.

Carried and operated by forward air controllers and reconnaissance Marines, the system provides a "bull's eye" for other units to target enemy troops and equipment with munitions specifically designed for laser guidance and high accuracy. During rigorous testing by the Marine Corps, the LTD met the performance requirements for having the required marking range, operational suitability and life cycle support.

For more information contact Kollsman online at www.kollsman.com.

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