DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

C16 Digital Compass Upgrade

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The project will replace the C16 digital magnetic compass with an improved pointing system and power supply.


The C16 fire control system is a complex electronic system in a rapidly evolving technology area. The project will upgrade the digital magnetic compass component within the C16 with an improved pointing system and power supply to improve weapons accuracy, reduce potential collateral damage and reduce the training burden.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2023 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868

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