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$5.8M for Specialized Containers

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CROP Small business qualifier Summa Technology Inc. in Huntsville, AL received the full delivery order amount on a $5.8 million firm-fixed-price sole-source contract for Container Roll-in-Out Platform (CROP) Units. Work will be performed in Cullman, AL and is expected to be complete by Dec. 30, 2008. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI issued the contract (DAAE07-03-D-S019). The M3 containerized roll-in/out platform (CROP) is an A-frame type flatrack which fits inside a 20-ft ISO container. A container handling unit (CHU) enables self-loading PLS trucks to pick up and transport ISO containers without using a flatrack. The U.S. Army’s improved battlefield distribution concept is predicated on several key technological platform enablers, including CROP: * The palletized loading system (PLS), a truck-based, self-contained materials-handling system engineered to transport, drop, and retrieve flatrack loads, sometimes even via an integrated variable-reach MHC (materials handling crane). The prime mover truck and trailer form a self-contained system that loads and unloads its cargo without the need for forklifts or other material handling equipment. Without leaving the cab, the driver can load or unload the truck in less than one minute, and both truck and trailer in less than five minutes. * The container […]

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