Contracts Begin for American Interceptor Vest Universal Camouflage Kits
The Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD has issued a pair of delivery orders for outer tactical vest conversion kits in the new universal camouflage pattern. The kits comprise a base outer shell carrier, ballistic yoke and collar, ballistic groin protector, and ballistic throat protector. They will be used in the Interceptor Body Armor ensemble. There were an unknown number of bids solicited via the World Wide Web on March 2, 2006, and six bids were received.
- DHB Industries subsidiary Point Blank Body Armor Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL received a first delivery order for $37.3 million as part of a 3-year, $169.4 million firm-fixed-price contract. Work will be performed in Pompano Beach, FL, with production and supply expected to begin this quarter and to be complete by Aug. 8, 2008 (W91CRB-06-D-0030). Larry Ellis, President and Acting CEO of DHB Industries said that “year to date, DHB has announced contracts with potential awards in excess of $290 million for its various product lines…”
- Small business qualifier Specialty Defense in Dunmore, PA received a first delivery order amount of $35.8 million as part of a 3-year, $172 million firm-fixed-price contract for outer tactical vest conversion kits in universal camouflage. Work will be performed in Dunmore, PA and is expected to be complete by Aug. 8, 2008 (W91CRB-06-D-0031).