LPI Gets $84.1M US Navy Contract for Yellow Gear, HM&E Support

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Yellow gear on aircraft carrier Small business qualifier LPI Technical Services in Chesapeake, VA received an $84.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to furnish repair, maintenance, modernization, logistical, and technical support services for material handling equipment (yellow gear) and hull, mechanical, and electric (HM&E) machinery and systems for ship operation and performance. HM&E equipment includes a broad range of shipboard equipment, ranging from appliances to transformers. Material handling equipment known as “yellow gear” is used for aircraft handling, servicing, maintenance and fire fighting on aircraft carriers. The yellow gear has that name because it is painted yellow on the flight deck. Yellow gear includes: * aircraft tow tractors, * fire trucks, * electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic aircraft starting carts, * generator sets, * air compressors, * blowers, * portable hydraulic test stands, * air conditioners, * ground heaters, * light carts, * air cycling machines, * gas turbine compressors, * self-propelled bomb lifts * maintenance stands, * aircraft jacks and tow bars, * liquid or gaseous oxygen and nitrogen carts, and * hydraulic servicing parts. LPI will perform the work in Norfolk, VA (25%); Chesapeake, VA (15%); Mayport, FL (15%); Bremerton, WA (10%); San Diego, CA (5%); Philadelphia, PA (5%); […]

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