AM General has been awarded a $23.1 million contract with options to modify several hundred of the Army National Guard’s Humvees, the U.S. Department of Defense announced in its Thursday publication of labor contracts.
The company will convert up to 251 M1151 Humvees to M1167 Humvees under the-fixed-price contract. AM General was the only company to have its services solicited for the work. The labor will be conducted in South Bend, Ind., and should be finished on Dec. 31, 2018.
It is also worth noting that GBL Systems will be granted $7.4 million for a contract option for weapons and aerospace technologies benefiting the systems and engineering division of the Naval Air Systems Command.
According to the DoD, the work conducted by the California-based engineering consultant company will help to produce “direct support to meet naval science and technology requirements for joint strike warfare involving air superiority and precision attack; and air and surface battle space requirements of joint littoral aircraft involving aircraft, naval surface fire support and ship self-defense.”
The applied research and technology development being conducted is similar to “current and future naval capability gaps and innovative naval prototypes in enhanced weapons systems, future naval capabilities, high-speed weapons technology, or high-density reactive materials,” according to the DoD.
The work will be conducted in Mugu and Camarillo, Calif., and is slated to be finished in February 2017.
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