United Defense Awarded $28.1 Contract Modification by U.S. Army for Opposing Forces Surrogate Vehicle Effort.Business Editors
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Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2003
United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :UDI (1) (Unified Display Interface) A digital interface from the United Display Interface SIG that is designed to replace the analog VGA interface common on CRTs and flat panel monitors. UDI is expected to provide backward compatibility with DVI and HDMI interfaces. ) has been awarded a $28.1 million contract modification by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Simulation Training and Instrumentation for the production of Opposing Forces Those forces used in an enemy role during NATO exercises. See also force(s). Surrogate Training System (OSTS OSTS On-Site Sewage Treatment Systems
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The modification exercises Option 1 for the production of 33 OSTS-MBT vehicles, one lot of spare parts Spare parts, also referred to as Service Parts is a term used to indicate extra parts available and in proximity to the mechanical item, such as a automobile, boat, engine, for which they might be used.
Spare parts are also called “spares. , two sets of special tools and test equipment and continuation of system technical support. The contract modification follows an original sole-source award made in November 2002 with a total contract value of $136.8 million if all options are exercised.
This modification is the first of four options provided in the original contract. Work is underway on the program and continues through 2007.
"This award continues our effort to support the U.S. Army in replacing M551 Sheridan-based opposing forces surrogate vehicles. The combined basic and Option 1 quantities will fulfill the total OSTS-MBT fielding requirement at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Ft. Polk, La.," said Greg Mole, United Defense's M113 derivative vehicles manager.
The system technical support work will be performed at United Defense's Santa Clara, Calif. facility. Vehicle production will be completed at United Defense's Anniston, Alabama facilities in partnership with the Anniston Army Depot Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) is a major United States Army facility fulfilling various depot operations. Primary missions are the repair of tracked vehicles and storage of chemical weapons (Anniston Chemical Activity). The depot is located in Anniston, Alabama. and Rock Island Arsenal The Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres (3.8 km²), located on Arsenal Island in the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. The island was originally established as a government site in 1816 - with the building of Fort Armstrong. in Illinois.
The OSTS-MBT is a tracked surrogate vehicle designed to operationally and visually simulate threat tanks during force-on-force training at the U.S. Army Combat Maneuver Training Centers in Ft. Polk, La., Ft. Irwin, Calif. and Hoenfels, Germany. The vehicle consists of an M113A3 chassis with an operational two-man turret equipped with simulated weapon systems and visual modifications.
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