WestWind Technologies wins $376 million Army contract

Image: army_mil-69485-2010-04-12-160416.jpg

WestWind will supply  Digital Backbone B-Kits for the Army's MRAP vehicles. Deliveries are expected throughout the first half of 2011.

WestWind Technologies Inc. has been awarded a multiyear contract valued at $376 million to supply Digital Backbone Kits to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM) for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. TACOM is the acquisition and support center for all of the Army’s ground vehicles. WestWind will supply the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Digital Backbone B-Kits in production quantities and package them for integration onto the vehicles. This land vehicle program integrates additional capability to the vehicles, enables future growth, and improves operational capability for the crews. The company has already received the first $35 million order under the new contract and will begin performance immediately. Deliveries on the initial order are scheduled throughout the first half of 2011. WestWind will perform the contract work at its assembly and distribution facilities in Huntsville. DRS-TEM, also located in Huntsville, will produce the video data distribution system, which is a key component of the kits.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2014-09-12
The new RR25 rotary speed sensor from Dynapar, which targets agricultural applications in the off-highway vehicle market, uses proven Hall-IC technology to provide reliable service in demanding environments where contaminants, corrosive chemicals, and high vibration are commonplace.
2014-09-23
At the recent Battery Show in Novi, MI, Enerdel showcased two applications for its battery technologies--one for high energy, one for high power.
2014-09-02
We huddled in a tight circle by the finish line, frantically waiting for radio updates on the progress of our team’s rider, Rob “Bullet” Barber, who was miles in the distance and closing fast. Our 11-person team of student engineers and support crew from The Ohio State University could hardly breathe as we got the report: Barber was battling for third place—a podium finish—in the TT Zero class for electric racing motorcycles at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.
2014-08-01
Given the worldwide desire to reduce road accident fatalities, it seems likely that the first applications of autonomous driving technologies will appear on heavy commercial vehicles. Daimler recently demonstrated how it could develop such technologies in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study, which will make its global debut at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show at Hanover in September.

Related Items

Standard
2013-05-16
Article
2014-12-12
Book
2002-04-15
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2003-11-10
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2003-11-10
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2003-11-10
Training / Education
2016-03-29
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2003-11-10