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  • Brashear Wins Contract for Small Arms Fire Control System
Sep 2001
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19 -- Brashear LP has been awarded a contract from the US Army, Picatinny Arsenal, for the type classification and production of a multipurpose fire control system -- SAFCS II (Small Arms Fire Control System II) -- that will be used on the MK-19 (40 mm) grenade machine gun and other weapons. This contract includes multiyear production options with a potential value of $54.5 million over the next 6 years.

The SAFCS II improves the accuracy of the MK-19 by 18 times at a range of 1,000 meters. A high-resolution video sight provides daylight range finding, target engagement and situational awareness while increasing the effectiveness of the weapon. For night operations, SAFCS II includes an internal infrared night-vision system. Field-testing by the US Army and Marine Corps demonstrated that the MK19 probability of hit P(h) increased from 12 percent to 75 percent at 600 meters with SAFCS II.

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