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.

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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