Army Releases Solicitation for Fire Control Prototypes, Seeks Long-Range Firing Capability

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army plans to award two five-year agreements for the production of fire control system prototypes that are capable of utilizing adjusted aiming points based on the distance of the target and perform ballistic calculations and wireless data transmission, reported Saturday.

Without compromising the capacity to carry out close-quarters combat, the military service intends to obtain a weapons system that will allow warfighters to engage targets at distances up to 656 yards. In addition, itt must also be designed to work with Microsoft’s visual augmentation tool, which is currently under development.

Scope of work will include the delivery of 115 fire control platforms, spare components and accessories that will support the testing of the prototypes for 14 months.

Higher-level functions such as weapon stabilization and facial recognition may also be required of the prototype.

Interested vendors may respond to the notice until Nov. 4.

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