Raytheon Awarded IDIQ Contract for Special Operations Forces Demolition Kits.
With a contract ceiling of $29.5 million, this award provides a vehicle for the procurement of special operations equipment by all services. With the exception of the explosives loading, work will be performed in Indianapolis. The contract was awarded by Program Manager, Closed Combat Systems, U.S. Army.
SDK is a family of demolition items and state-of-the-art attachment devices that provides special-purpose, remotely detonated explosive charges. The kits allow users to quickly assemble and attach a demolition charge that is tailored to any of a wide variety of targets, such as armored construction, masonry and reinforced concrete.
"SDK gives Special Operations Forces the capability to construct the smallest, lightest charge feasible with maximum precision and minimum time on- target," stated Roland Pangan, SDK program manager at RTSC. "The multiple sizes of high-performance explosively formed penetrator warheads contained in the kit enable accurate remote demolition. With SDK, demolition goals can be achieved quickly and precisely from a distance that provides added safety for the SOF users."
RTSC's initial involvement with the Special Operations Forces Demolition Kits was as a member of a government integrated product team tasked to transition the kits from the government's development to production. Since that time, Raytheon has evolved the program over six production builds, an evolution that will continue under this competitive award.
"Throughout the six previous builds, Raytheon has worked with the government to make SDK more producible by recommending design modifications," said Bryan J. Even, a vice president of Raytheon Company and president of RTSC. "We achieved this by improving our production process to increase quality, reduce labor cost, and ensure on-time delivery. The result was an improved demolition kit at a better value. Continued refinement of our processes throughout this award period will allow Raytheon to provide additional quality and value improvements to the Special Operations Forces."
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