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Brashear Wins Contract for Small Arms Fire Control System

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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.
Sep 2001
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