Special Operations Command looks to Insight Technologies for handheld laser marker systems

MacDILL Air Force Base, Fla., 13 June 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., are purchasing handheld laser marker systems from Insight Technology Inc. in Londonderry, N.H., under terms of a potential $75 million contract announced Friday.

MacDILL Air Force Base, Fla., 13 June 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., are purchasing handheld laser marker systems from Insight Technology Inc. in Londonderry, N.H., under terms of a potential $75 million contract announced Friday.

Laser markers enable fighting forces to mark and illuminate targets at night and in low-light conditions, and are designed to enhance night-fighting capability. Laser markers can be invisible to the naked eye, but visible to fighting forces using night-vision devices.

Insight Technologies will receive an $8.6 million deliver order for 218 handheld laser marking systems, which is the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract's minimum amount. The maximum rate of the contract is $75 million. Insight Technologies will do the work in Londonderry, N.H., and should be finished by June 2013.

Insight Technologies was acquired this year by L-3 Communications Inc. in New York, which plans to make Insight's operations part of the newly created L-3 Warrior Systems sector. L-3 Warrior Systems will include Insight and L-3's existing electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) businesses involved in soldier systems, and will be part of L-3's Electronic Systems segment.

For more information contact Insight Technologies online at www.insighttechgear.com, or U.S. Special Operations Command at www.socom.mil.

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