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99 -- Multi-functioning Aiming Light System

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332995 — Other Ordnance and Accessories Manufacturing
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RDECOM Acquisition Center - Aberdeen, ATTN: AMSSB-ACC-A, 4118 Susquehanna Avenue, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-3013
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The Government has a requirement to procure commercial off-the-shelf/non-developmental item (NDI) Multi-Functional Aiming Lights (MFAL) for both U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps units. The MFAL will give the Soldier/Marine the capability to employ an IR aiming laser/pointer and IR illuminator in a small, lightweight aiming light that is weapon-mounted or hand-held. Desired, but not required, capabilities are a visible aiming laser and/or white light illuminator. When weapon-mounted, the MFAL will pr ovide the Soldier/Marine a capability to accurately aim his weapon during periods of darkness when used with an image intensification device such as the AN/PVS-7, Night Vision Device, or the AN/PVS-14, Monocular Night Vision Device. The MFAL shall incorpo rate a low power training mode for force-on-force training and a high power mode for combat operations. In the low power mode, the IR aiming laser/pointer and IR illuminator shall have a Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance (NOHD) of less than 25m and shall hav e a range of 600m in clear, quarter moon conditions. In the high power mode, the IR aiming laser/pointer and IR illuminator shall have a NOHD of less than 220m and shall have a range of 2000m in clear, quarter moon conditions. If the IR illuminator is a fixed-beam type, a capability to diffuse the IR illuminator beam shall be provided, which will allow illumination of a 20x30x8 feet darkened room or enclosure. If proposed, the visible aiming laser should be visible with the naked eye and have a minimum r ange of 25m in daylight (with daylight defined as that time between sunrise and sunset) but not in direct sunlight. If proposed, the white light illuminator should provide facial recognition at a range of 25m inside a darkened room or enclosure. The MFAL shall have the capability to be quickly mounted to and dismounted from the M16A4 modular weapon, M4/M4A1, M240B, and M249 (threshold), M136, M203, MK19 and M2 (objective) and must be able to mount on a U.S. Army standard rail (MIL-STD-1913) using an inter face device. The MFAL aiming lasers shall retain a zero position within 0.5 mrad after being subjected to the shock of one combat load (210 rounds/M855 ammunition) of the M4/M16 rifle. The MFAL must have dual activation controls: an on/off switch which shall be located on the device housing and a wired remote control switch which shall momentarily activate each of the functions i.e. IR aiming mode and IR illuminator mode. The device will weigh no more than 10oz with batteries installed (threshold), 8oz (objective). The MFAL System shall consist of the MFAL, a soft carrying case, MIL-STD-1913 interface mounting brackets, remote cable switch, batteries, operators/maintenance manual with detailed bore sight procedures included, and pattern generators for t he IR aiming laser. The Government may award one or more, 5-year, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a minimum quantity of 2,000 and a maximum quantity of 340,000 under full and open competition to meet u rgent requirements for deploying U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps combat units. Award will be made to the best value proposal which is determined to be most beneficial to the Government based on the criteria discussed in the solicitation. The official rel ease of the Request for Proposal (RFP) will be posted on the internet at the Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) web site located at the following address: https://acquisition.army.mil. The on-line version of the RFP includes all documents of the solicit ation package. No hard copy of this RFP will be issued. Amendments, if any, will be posted at the same location as the solicitation. The complete solicitation package, including any amendments should be received and reviewed prior to submitting a respon se. The proposal will be submitted in hard copy form. No electronic submission of those proposals will be accepted. It is the responsibility of those respond ing to the solicitation to obtain all amendments and/or other applicable documents. It is anticipated that this solicitation will be issued approximately 2 May 2005. The closing date of RFP listed in this synopsis is an approximate date. Mitzi Wall is t he point of contact for this action, telephone 410-278-0868; fax: 410-278-0904; or email: mitzi.wall@us.army.mil. All questions in response to this solicitation shall be submitted in writing and emailed or faxed to the above listed address/number.
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Address: RDECOM Acquisition Center - Aberdeen ATTN: AMSSB-ACC-A, 4118 Susquehanna Avenue Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
Zip Code: 21005-3013
Country: US
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