Lex Products to Supply USMC Mobile Power Distribution System
Lex Products Corp. in Stamford, CT received an $8 million task order under a blanket purchase agreement (M67854-07-A-5016) to provide the mobile electric power distribution system – replacement [pdf] (MEPDIS-R) to the US Marine Corps.
The system distributes electrical power from all standard tactical generators to military shelters and systems requiring power.
MEPDIS-R is a modular power distribution system consisting of portable power distribution boxes and interconnecting power cables. The system includes a series of cable adapters permitting the use of older power generation systems…
According to the original solicitation for the MEPDIS-R, the system contains the following components:
- 5 kilowatt power panel for indoor use;
- 5 kilowatt power panel for outdoor use;
- 15 kilowatt power panel;
- 30 kilowatt power panel;
- 100 kilowatt power panel;
- 300 kilowatt power panel;
- 10 different cable assembly/set types;
- CAM lock connectors set; and
- 2 sizes of cable reels.
The MEPDIS-R is a replacement for the Mil-Standards MEPDIS, which the USMC found to be too heavy and expensive, with a long-lead-time procurement cycle and military-style connectors. The new version consists of lightweight, modular, distribution panels and COTS connectors.
Lex Products will perform the work in Stamford, CT and expects to complete it by Nov 30/10. The blanket purchase agreement was awarded on a competitive basis by the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA.