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US Army, USMC Order MICH, LWH Helmets

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Try one on!(click to view full) Sept. 25/12: Ops Core Inc. in Boston, MA, was awarded a $45.5M firm-fixed-price contract for Modular Integrated Communication Helmets (MICH). The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, MA, is the contracting activity (W911QY-12-D-0033). Sept. 24/12: The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Product Manager Infantry Combat Equipment (PdM-ICE) issued a market research notification (M67854-12-I-1079) to design and procure an Improved Helmet Suspension System (IHSS) that would “incorporate the comfort and low velocity/high mass impact protection provided by a pad system, with the stability and high velocity/low mass impact protection provided by a sling system.” This system should integrate with MICH, ECH, LWH and ACH as well as night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear. An Industry Day is planned on October, 17. March 24/11: Gentex Corp. in Carbondale, PA wins an $11.8 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for US Marine Corps light weight helmets/ modular integrated communications helmet. This initial order involves between 200-35,000 LWH helmets, between 200-9,132 MICH helmets, and MICH spares. The contract also contains options which could bring its value to $53.5 million for up to 184,000 Lightweight Helmets (LWH) and 16,000 MICHs. The Marines’ LWH is heavier and larger than than the […]

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