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The Wing Group Announces the Largest Contract Award in its 47-year History

Arcata, Ca/Lafayette Ca. September 14, 2021

For Immediate Release

The Wing Group of companies have built deep, trusted relationships with elite users and consumers over a collective span of nearly 75-years.  Built on a rich and authentic heritage of delivering confidence to people in the harshest operating environments in the world, the company brands have earned loyalty and recognition for designing and manufacturing innovative and high-quality product solutions.  

The Company is thrilled to announce that the Department of Defense, on behalf of the United States Marine Corps, has awarded Wing Inflatables, Inc. the single largest contract in our company’s history.

“Wing Inflatables Inc., Arcata, California, is awarded a $31,921,100 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of up to a maximum of 904 Enhanced – Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft. Work will be performed in Arcata, California, and is expected to be complete by August 2026. “as quoted from the United States Department of Defense.

Wing inflatables has been working on an evolutionary new design based on next generation fabric for over five years.  The new craft reduces operational stress by over 52% and significantly enlarges the potential mission profiles.

With this award, Wing Inflatables will need to add roughly 45 new positions in its current Arcata location.

Commenting on the award, Andrew Branagh, CEO of the Wing Group, “I don’t believe that there is a more focused center of excellence anywhere in the world for inflatable small combat rubber raiding boat design and manufacturing than has been created in Arcata California.  This is a stunning achievement. With this evolutionary design, the team has changed the definition of an inflatable high-performance craft.  This is an exciting time, and we are opening our doors for additional people to join the build team.”

The contract award required the first 10 boats to be delivered for first article testing in the 4th quarter of 2021.

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