$9.9M to ADSI Buys Crew Protection Kits for MAC-50 Cranes
American Defense Systems Inc. (ADSI) in Hicksville, NY received a $9.9 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 25 Add on Armor (AoA) Crew Protection Kits (CPKs), associated manuals and spares parts kits, for installation on Terex Corp.’s MAC-50 cranes. ADSI will perform the work at its Hicksville, NY, headquarters and expects to complete it by May 2012. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole source award to ADSI because it is the only manufacturer of the AoA CPKs. The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA manages the contract (M67854-09-D-5038).
The 50-ton all-terrain MAC-50 cranes will be fitted with ADSI CPKs on both the large driver cab and on the smaller side cab for the crane operator. Approximately $2.5 million of the award will fund field service representatives over the term of the contract. CPKs feature windows of fully transparent armor, opaque armor siding, a combat lock, tool-less emergency egress windows, fortified door hinges and an integrated crew system. The CPKs are modular and can be applied to the vehicle either during its assembly, or as a retrofit in theater. ADSI employs field service representatives that are on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait to train soldiers on the proper installation techniques and offer on-going expertise and assistance.
This U.S. Marines Corps contract builds upon several recent U.S. military-related awards and orders received by ADSI over the last 6 months, which combined are valued at more than $54 million. This includes an order representing approximately one-third of a $10 million revenue expectation from JCB Construction Equipment for CPKs through 2010. See also ADSI news release.