South Korea orders L-3 target designators

Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A $30 million contract for ground laser target designators has been given to a subsidiary of L-3 Communications by the military of the Republic of Korea.

The contract to L-3's Warrior Systems-ALST calls for delivery of L-3's Scarab GLTD system to begin in the middle of next year.

"This important win provides our customer with a new and advanced capability and demonstrates the ROK's [Republic of Korea] confidence in L-3 Warrior Systems' ability to fulfill global requirements for technologically advanced sensor fire-control systems, while consistently meeting cost and schedule constraints," said Steve Kantor, president of L-3's Electronic Systems Group. "It is also a strategic new business area for L-3, which expands our market share and creates near-term international opportunities for our advanced imaging product line."

Scarab is a lightweight, modular a modular laser designator equipped with range-finding and an IR thermal imager. It is man-portable and capable of more than one hour of continuous target designation per battery.

Under the contract with the ROK's Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the company will also conduct in-country operator and maintenance training, supply spares, and establish and maintain a full range, multiyear logistics support capability in Korea.

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