The United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday listing of military contracts was scant in comparison to average days. Just three contracts were announced, most notably a $24.9 million modification to an Army contract for 120 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, or Humvees.
The winner of the contract, AM General, will manufacture the vehicles for the Iraqi government. The labor will be conducted in Mishawaka, Ind., and should be finished on April 30, 2016.
Maryland-based small business RCT Systems, Power Systems has been given a $12.3 million contract for research and development for power conversion modules and energy storage components related to advanced shipboard electrical power systems. According to the DoD, RCT “will support the research and developmental testing and manufacturing of bi-directional power conversion modules to support a 4160 VAC 60Hz shipboard electrical architectures to interface with the battery or rotating machine energy storage and power load modules in support of next generation integrated power systems.”
In addition to the research and development testing and manufacturing, the company will execute various studies and analysis, and design, develop, and test resolutions pertaining to energy storage and power conversion modules.
There was a lot of competition for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, as 99 whitepapers were sent to the government, and 13 proposals were requested. The labor will be conducted in Linthicum, Md., and should be finished by January 2021.
U.S. Transportation Command contracts were given to 12 companies for international ocean transportation and intermodal distribution services. Two of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contracts, awarded to American President Lines and Maersk Line, have a value of more than $225 million. Another five contracts exceed $55 million. The work will be conducted at various locations worldwide, and should be finished on Feb. 28, 2017.
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