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Up to $41.1M to Bulova for US Army Pyrotechnics

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Celebrate Good Times…(click to view larger) Bulova Technologies in Tampa, FL received a contract worth up to $41.2 million to supply pyrotechnics to the US Army. The word pyrotechnics comes from the Greek for fireworks. The US military, however, uses pyrotechnics not for celebration but for illumination, marking, and signaling. Pyrotechnics, ranging from flares to signals, provide important military capabilities, such as communication, illumination, training and protection… According to the US Army Field Manual: “Pyrotechnics produce either smoke or light and are consumed in the process. When used for communications, prearranged or prescribed signals are developed and used throughout a unit. These signals are developed based on the color and characteristics of the pyrotechnic device used. Pyrotechnic signals supplement or replace normal means of communication and allow a large number of troops and/or isolated units to be signaled quickly. They can be used for friendly unit identification, maneuver element control, fire support control, target marking, and location reports. When pyrotechnics are used, the signal and its meaning are included in the command and signal portion of the operation order and in the unit’s communications-electronics operating instructions. Pyrotechnics are usually issued as complete rounds. There are two common types of military […]

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