Archive for the ‘Contracts’ Category

Safran Optics 1 Inc, Awarded $304,522,367 Contract for Laser Target Locator Module II

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Safran Optics 1 Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, was awarded a $304,522,367 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for Laser Target Locator Module II. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received, with an estimated completion date of July 11, 2015. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-D-0018).

The LTLM II is a lightweight handheld laser target locator with a color day camera and night sight, as well as a selective availability anti-spoof module (SAASM) Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.  It’s big advantage over the currently fielded LTLM I is size, weight and power or SWAP.  Coming in at half the weight of its predecessor, LTLM II also offers redundant precision locating capabilities. 

USAF Security Forces Select Massif For Non-FR Combat Shirt

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Earlier this week, the USAF’s Security Forces Center awarded Samtech dba Massif $6,659,305.01 to provide non-FR Combat Shirts for all SF. It’s a Digital Tigerstripe variant of a combat shirt but non-FR for home station wear with body armor.

This photo is of a version procured under an earlier contract.

UPDATED – This is a photo of the actual Massif design.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Contract with US Army to Deliver Dragon Silk

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich., -July 12, 2016- Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, today announced that it has received a contract valued at up to $1.0 million, if the option phase is awarded, for the development of high performance fibers for protective apparel applications. Under the fully funded base effort, valued at $99,962, the Company will deliver ballistic shoot packs constructed from its proprietary Dragon Silk™ material for performance testing. These shoot packs will be tested and evaluated for critical Soldier protective applications including ballistic impact. If awarded, the option phase will significantly expand this work with the US Army.

“Dragon Silk scores very highly in tensile strength and elasticity, which makes it one of the toughest fibers known to man and the ideal material for many applications,” stated Jon Rice, COO. “Providing material for this ballistic shoot pack initiative is an important next step for Kraig and spider silk. This contract reinforces the many significant potential applications for recombinant spider silk. Today is a great day for spider silk.”

“We’re proud to be working with the Department of Defense to assess the exciting potential of spider silk for military applications,” stated Kim K Thompson, CEO and founder of Kraig Biocraft Laboratories. “We are honored that the U.S. Army has selected us for this program. This effort will provide Kraig Labs with the opportunity to validate our longstanding belief that spider silk technology has had an incredible potential for protective and lifesaving materials and expand our ability to design and engineer innovative materials solutions.”

The base effort on this contract is scheduled to last ten months and is the Company’s first US Department of Defense award.

Previous Kraig breakthroughs include;

Creating, with the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wyoming (the Company’s university development collaborators), the world’s first recombinant spider silk fibers via a transgenic silkworm capable of spinning recombinant spider silk
The first published peer reviewed study in this space, by the highly respected PNAS,
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories chosen as finalists for the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards in “Best innovation – Agrotextiles” and “Most innovative small company” categories. For further information please go to the following link:

Kraig is a biotech company with a proven track record of genetic engineering mastery. In a few shorts years the Company has gone from having the first peer reviewed recombinant spider silk technology to doing the unthinkable, exceed spider silk’s strength.

Bolt Technology, one of Kraig’s peers in this space, raised $40 million in its efforts to commercialize its version of spider silk technology,

The Company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a Vietnamese provincial government concerning its plans to establish advanced fiber production at sericulture facilities in Vietnam and is awaiting final approval. Kraig is on target to deliver the world’s 1st commercially feasible mass produced recombinant spider silk, produced using very environmentally friendly and sustainable methods. Their technology could soon become a global standard for super fibers.

The Advantages of Spider Silk
• Potential uses include ballistic protection.
• Unequalled combination of elasticity and tensile strength.
• Interest in spider silk has exploded as the technology approaches commercialization.
• Genetically engineered spider silk fibers are a powerful new technological approach to potentially opening up new application and markets.
• The market for technical textiles is in excess of $120 billion annually.
• Spider silk technology has the potential to revolutionize the multi-billion dollar silk industry.
• The market for traditional raw silk alone is in excess of $5 billion per year.
• Biodegradable and biocompatible.
• Spider silk production could greatly reduce many of the toxins and pollutants used in conventional petroleum based fiber and polymer production process.

High performance technical fibers are currently used in a wide variety of military, industrial, and consumer applications requiring superior strength, toughness and flexibility.

USSOCOM Selects Revision For Advancement Of Headborne Systems Technologies

Friday, July 8th, 2016

USSOCOM has awarded Revision a contract worth $726,000 for Advancement of Headborne Systems Technologies. This is in response to a Broad Area Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. That BAA can be seen below.


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During SOFIC, Revision unveiled their new Multi-Use Bump Shell With Ballistic Capability. It is a multi-component system with a bump shell and two-piece armored appliqué to allow the wearer to increase the protection level in response to the threat.

The rail system is skeletonized to save weight and the suspension system is easily removable to integrate comms.  Below is an artist’s rendition of the helmet with the appliqué mounted as we are unable to share photographs of the actual plates.

Unless there is something up Revision’s sleeve which we haven’t seen yet, we imagine that this helmet wil be used as the basis for this work. Eventually, we hope to see a fully refined requirement for SOCOM’s next helmet. While there is no guarantee that there will be a new helmet requirement or that Revision will eventually be selected, this development contract certainly gives them a leg up on any future helmet solicitation.

FBI Selects Glock Pistol

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

According to an award announcement posted today on FedBizOpps The Federal Bureau of Investigation has selected the Glock pistol as their new sidearm. In contrast to the US Army’s plodding attempt to find a new service pistol, the FBI’s program for a 9mm replacement took just nine months from issuing the solicitation to industry to award. The contract ceiling is $85 million.

Look for additional details soon. 

Zero Point Awarded 5-Year Contract to Support USSOCOM

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Virginia Beach Explosive Ordnance Disposal Firm Zero Point Awarded $49M Contract to Provide Technical and Program Assistance to Support US Special Operations Command

Virginia Beach, VA, June 27, 2016: Zero Point, a Virginia Beach-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal firm announced that the company has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by U.S. Special Operations Command. Under the IDIQ, which carries a maximum ceiling of $49M, Zero Point will provide technical and program support, training for radio-controlled improvised explosive devices, systems analysis, engineering support for explosive ordnance disposal and counter proliferation systems in addition to electronic countermeasures and strategic project support.
As a leading provider of Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) expertise. Since its inception in 2007, Zero Point has provided product and service support to the Special Operations community. Zero Point, along with its teaming partners, P3MS and Point One, will perform critical tasking across a broad scope of requirements supporting the USSOCOM mission both stateside and abroad.
?Regarding the award, CEO Perry Sasnett says, “we are honored to have the opportunity to continue working these critical efforts in support of USSOCOM and will remain vigilant so that we maintain our position as best in class and value. Our equation is simple but effective…Hard work and dedication by an incredible team”.


Wilcox to develop new US Army Grenadier Sighting System

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Newington, NH – Wilcox Industries Corp. was awarded a contract by the US Army valued at up to $151.8 million for a new day/night sighting device for 40mm grenade launchers. The Grenadier Sighting System (GSS) will serve as a replacement for the previously fielded sights for the M320/M320A1 Grenade Launcher Module (GLM).

The contract includes a short development and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract line items for production of up to 84,000 GSS units. In addition, the contract incorporates provisions for training and logistical support to the U. S. Military.

“Based upon the product sample and proposal submissions as well as the Government’s pre-award surveys, the GSS contract award is a significant achievement for our company”, said Jim Teetzel, Chief Executive Officer of Wilcox Industries Corp. “The award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Wilcox Team along with its partners to provide innovative and flexible solutions to meet unique customer requirements.”

The Wilcox GSS is being developed and produced at Wilcox’s state of the art 190,000 square foot facility located in Newington, NH, with an estimated contract completion date of March 28, 2022.

Wilcox is an innovative leader in design, development and manufacturing of tactical solutions for military, law enforcement and first responders around the world. Wilcox portfolio includes four core product areas: Night Vision Mounting, Small Arms, Hybrid Life Support and Combat Systems. The company prides itself on tailoring solutions for customer’s unique requirements. More information on the company and capabilities can be found at

Edgar Brothers Awarded Landmark MOD Contract to Provide L144 A1 – Cadet Small Bore Target Rifles

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Edgar Brothers has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide over 8,000 units and spares, of the Savage .22LR bolt-action rifle. The rifle has also been issued with it’s own unique reference ‘L144 A1’. The L144 A1 rifle will be used to teach cadets the fundamentals of weapons handling, safety, and the principles of target shooting.

Edgar Brothers’ Director of Police & Military Division, Mike Newman, commented that this announcement is a landmark achievement for the Macclesfield-based distributor: “The most satisfying element of winning this programme is knowing we are playing our part in the development of the Community Cadet Forces’ target shooting skills,” he said, adding: “Over the last 12 months our team, along with Savage Arms, have worked to develop a system to fit the requirement put to industry, by UK MOD, and we are extremely proud to have been selected as the winning bidder. It is very special to become part of a long dated history of in-service Cadet weapons, and we are extremely proud that the Savage ‘Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle’ now joins this list.”

Terry McCullough, Vice President and General Manager of Savage Arms Canada, added: “We were very confident going into the evaluation that our rifles’ performance would exceed the outlined requirements. The team here at Savage Arms Canada is indeed very proud to have been selected as the winning submission.”

A limited number of the rifles will also be available to the civilian market, making them highly collectable.
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