Navy chooses laser designators with infrared illumination from B.E. Meyers for boat crews

CRANE, Ind., 6 July 2016. U.S. Navy surface warfare specialists needed laser designators with infrared illumination capability to enable Navy Special Operations boat teams to illuminate targets in low-light conditions. They found their solution from B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. in Redmond, Wash.

Jul 6th, 2016
Navy chooses laser designators with infrared illumination from B.E. Meyers for boat crews
Navy chooses laser designators with infrared illumination from B.E. Meyers for boat crews
CRANE, Ind., 6 July 2016. U.S. Navy surface warfare specialists needed laser designators with infrared illumination capability to enable Navy Special Operations boat teams to illuminate targets in low-light conditions. They found their solution from B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. in Redmond, Wash.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in Crane, Ind., announced their intention Tuesday to negotiate a sole-source contract with B.E. Meyers for 15 of the company's DIAL-100G aiming laser. The value of the upcoming contract has yet to be negotiated.

The B.E. Meyers DIAL-100G (AN/PEQ-11A) is a high-power multi-function aiming laser that combines an infrared pointer and illuminator and visible green laser.

The DIAL-100G (SKU: 432P) was designed for the crew-served weapons of Navy special operations boat teams to provide day and night target marking with infrared laser-in-laser technology, B.E. Meyers officials say.

These devices help Navy Special Operations sailors operate machine guns and other crew-served weapons in darkness and other low-light conditions.

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The DIAL-100G provides illumination for infrared night-vision goggles and other infrared sensors, as well as provides a green laser dot to help aim weapons.

The DIAL-100G laser target designator and infrared illuminator weighs 13.5 ounces, measures 3.75 by 1.2 by 3 inches, and can illuminate targets with its green laser as far away as 1.5 miles. Its infrared illuminator can light-up targets as far away as three miles and provides a 55-degree field of view.

Although Navy officials say they intend only to negotiate with B.E. Meyers or the company's distributors, companies whose officials believe they could offer a competitive product should contact the Navy's Casandra O'Neall no later than 15 July 2016 by phone at 812-854-3765, or by email at casandra.e.oneall@navy.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00164/N0016416T0126/listing.html.

Also contact B.E. Meyers & Co. online at http://bemeyers.com, or Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane at www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NSWC-Crane.

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