Major General J.N. Mattis, Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, called them “the biggest improvement in lethality for the Marine infantryman since the introduction of the M1 Garand in WWII.” The USMC calls them the first-ever Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) of the United States Marine Corps. Trijicon Inc. in Wixom, MI calls them ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights.
Now the USMC’s initial $7.5 million contract has been followed by a multi-year $660 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with Trijicon for Rifle Combat Optics (RCO) fixed 4 power scopes. The TA31RCO will be a slightly modified version of the TA31F 4x ACOG, 6,000 of which are currently in service with the Marine Corps…
Karta Technologies, Inc. of San Antonio, TX has reeled off a series of defense-related contract successes for its consulting, IT, and e-learning services. The contracts, worth between $500 million – $2.3 billion, make Karta a company to notice among mid-range contractors in the IT and e-learning space.
FN Manufacturing, LLC in Columbia, SC received a potential $9.8 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, to provide a maximum quantity 1,100 (ea) MK46 MOD 0 Light Machine Guns (LMG) and auxiliary support equipment (fluted barrels and bolt assemblies).
The MK46 LMG is a special, lighter model of the 5.56mm M249 “Minimi” Squad Automatic Weapon in use with regular U.S. Army and Marines forces. It is also designed specifically to meet U.S. Special Operations forces requirements…
As a follow-up, Alliant Techsystems subsidiaries have recently received $38.1 million from The U.S. Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, IL, in order to modernize a pair of facilities associated with small-caliber ammunition manufacture.
Small business qualifier CCI in Anchorage, AK received a not to exceed $30 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery job order contract for construction, alteration, repair and short-term facilities maintenance services at naval installations in the Northern New England area. The total contract amount includes a base period and four one-year options, with a guaranteed minimum of $10,000.
DID has noticed a definite pattern with Alaska firms, who receive a very strong share of defense-related infrastructure jobs all over the continental USA as a result of small business and native-owned business set asides.