$28.4M more to Fix New Orleans M1117 Production Plant
Textron Marine & Land Systems in New Orleans, LA received a $28.4 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Phase II of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort for the Armored Security Vehicle Program. This DID article covers many of the extraordinary efforts that were made to restore the building, keep the workforce, and get the M1117 Guardian ASV mine-protected patrol vehicle back into production in order to meet rising US demand.
Work will be performed in New Orleans, LA and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 9, 2005 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-05-C-0470).