$30M to Maintain USA’s Avenger LLAD Units
Boeing Co. in Huntsville, AL received a $30 million firm-fixed-price contract for engineering services for the Avenger fire units. The Avenger is a Hummer-mounted system that combines Stinger missiles with .50 cal machine guns for low-level air defense. The US Army has also discovered that their advanced sensors and “slew to cue” capabilities can be used in other contexts, and back in May 2005 DID covered the conversion of some Avenger vehicles into gun trucks to protect convoys in Iraq.
Work on this contract will be performed in Huntsville, AL and is expected to be complete by Nov. 28, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on April 17, 2006 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W31P4Q-06-C-0338).