SRC, a research and development company based in Syracuse, N.Y., has been awarded a $49.2 million Army contract to improve the capabilities of the company’s counter-IED device, the Duke system, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
The U.S. military uses the vehicle-mounted Duke system to counteract Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Device, or RCIED, threats, according to SRC. The contract tasks the not-for-profit with researching, developing, testing, and assessing new improvements to the system. SRC was the only company to submit a bid for the fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity deal. The location of the work and additional funding information will be decide with each order.
Sikorsky Aircraft has been granted a $10.1 million Army contract for the renovation and recapitalization of tail rotor gearboxes for 165 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Sikorsky was the only company to submit a bid for the firm-fixed-price contract. The work will be conducted in Stratford, Conn., and should be finished on May 31, 2020.
AM General is being given a 14 month, $13.7 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for de-tuned engines featuring container units to be used in Humvees. The labor will be conducted in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, and is slated to be finished on April 29, 2017.
LGS Innovations Applied Research & Technology has been granted an $11.1 million Air Force contract to create a portable system used to detect and identify small amounts of chemical residues on surfaces using active spectroscopy at an approximate range of 98 feet. LGS was one of 17 companies to submit an offer for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Nearly $2 million in fiscal 2015 research, development, test, and evaluation funds are being assigned at the time of the award. The labor will be conducted in Florham Park, N.J., and should be finished by Oct. 26, 2020.
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