L3Harris secures order for delivery of STORM 2 to US Army

6 November 2020 (Last Updated November 6th, 2020 14:58)

L3Harris Technologies has received a contract from the US Army for the supply of Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted Micro Laser Rangefinder 2 (STORM 2).

L3Harris secures order for delivery of STORM 2 to US Army
Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted Micro Laser Rangefinder 2 (STORM 2). Credit: L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

L3Harris Technologies has received a contract from the US Army for the supply of Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted Micro Laser Rangefinder 2 (STORM 2).

As per the multi-million dollar contract, the company will provide the army with over 1,100 combat-ready systems.

This is the first order related to the $215m STORM 2 contract that the company was awarded last year.

L3Harris Integrated Vision Solutions president Lynn Bollengier said: “STORM 2 represents a next-generation laser technology that enables the soldier to perform laser ranging and target hand-off operations in all battlefield conditions.

“Our STORM portfolio has been a staple of the US Army’s laser rangefinding capabilities for more than 15 years and we are proud to continue delivering combat-ready systems that provide a tactical edge for our soldiers.”

The STORM 2 is a rifle-mounted, multifunction laser system that offers heightened performance and enhanced visibility to soldiers, during field manoeuvres, surveillance and engagement.

It helps them remain undetected during dismounted and vehicle-mounted missions.

Last month, L3Harris received an order from the US Army for the delivery of its Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B).

The initial $442m other transaction authority (OTA) order was awarded for the ENVG-B Program of Record and L3Harris is one of the two firms to receive the funding.

In April, L3Harris won a third low-rate initial production (LRIP) order from the US Army to deliver AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radios to the battlefield.

The company secured the $95m order under the Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit (HMS) infinite-delivery, infinite-quantity contract.