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FILBE Awarded

The Marine Corps has announced the awards for the Family of Load Bearing Equipment (FILBE) pack. As these are to be paid for with 2011 dollars the announcement came none-too-late.

The 16 September announcement:

Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc., Fenton, Mo., is being awarded a $50,184,913 delivery order, 0001, under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-11-D-3071) for Marine Corps packs, training materials, and data reports. Work will be performed in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (52 percent), and Lares, Puerto Rico (48 percent), and is expected to be completed Sept. 15, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $50,184,913 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract resulted from an unrestricted competition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Propper International, Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is being awarded a $47,527,535 delivery order, 0001, under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-11-D-3070) for Marine Corps packs, training materials, and data reports. Work will be performed in Puerto Rico (81.5 percent), and Bozeman, Mont. (18.5 percent), and is expected to be completed Sept. 15, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $47,527,535 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract resulted from an unrestricted competition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

At last week’s Maneuver Conference, Mystery Ranch informed us that they would have commercial versions of FILBE available soon in a variety of patterns.

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5 Responses to “FILBE Awarded”

  1. Aaron says:

    So what does this thing look like?

    • Administrator says:

      It’s Coyote and looks like a MOLLE and a FPLIF had a baby that they strapped to a DownEast 1606 Frame. The Marine Corps has yet to release any pictures of the pack. Personally, I find the sleeping bag compartment pretty sketchy.

  2. Travis says:

    So items made in Puerto Rico are considered Berry Compliant?

  3. Aaron says:

    Puerto Rico is a sovereign territory of the United States. All Puerto Ricans are as much US citizens as Virginians. Still have to pay the minimum wage…oh and it actually helps that wracked island economy.

  4. Design says:

    Thanks for clearing that up Aaron. Go Eagle!!!