ADS to deliver 420 SMAW Mod 2 systems to U.S. Marine Corps

Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. (ADS) is receiving for delivery order to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the purchase of 420 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Mod 2 systems.

The delivery order, valued at around $18 million, was awarded by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) located in Quantico, Virginia.

Fiscal 2018 procurement (Marine Corps) funds for the amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The base contract was competitively awarded via the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website, with three offers received.

The work will be performed at Londonderry, New Hampshire (62.7 percent); and Lynchburg, Virginia (37.3 percent), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 1, 2019.

Mk 153 SMAW

Mk 153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a shoulder-launched rocket weapon with the primary function of being a portable assault weapon (e.g. bunker buster) and a secondary anti-armor rocket launcher.

Developed from the B-300, it was introduced to the United States Armed Forces in 1984. It has a maximum range of 500 metres (550 yd) against a tank-sized target.

It can be used to destroy bunkers and other fortifications during assault operations; it can also destroy other designated targets using the dual mode rocket and main battle tanks using the High-Explosive Anti-Armor (HEAA) rocket.

Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq saw a thermobaric rocket added (described as a “Novel Explosive” (NE)), which is capable of collapsing a building.

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