Connectec to provide contract manufacturing for Army mortar equipment

U.S. Army munitions experts needed contract manufacturing to produce electronic and non-electronic components and support equipment for 60-millimeter, 81-millimeter, and 120-millimeter mortar systems.

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U.S. Army munitions experts needed contract manufacturing to produce electronic and non-electronic components and support equipment for 60-millimeter, 81-millimeter, and 120-millimeter mortar systems. They found their solution from Connectec Co. Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., announced a $96.7 million five-year contract to Connectec to manufacture 60-millimeter mortar weapon components and 81-millimeter lightweight mortar weapon components.

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The contract also asks Connected to manufacture 60-millimeter, 81-millimeter, and 120-millimeter support equipment to include mortar mounts, base plates, direct support tools, basic issue items, and additional authorized list items.

The Army uses mortars to fire explosive shells at low velocities, at high angles, and at short ranges in support of ground troops. These weapons use muzzle-loaded tubes to deliver explosives on targets at relatively short distances that are concealed behind cover.

Connectec is a prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force, Army, Navy, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

For this contract Connectec prevailed over five other companies who bid on this job. Connectec will do the work at locations to be determined with each order, and should be finished by August 2021.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Connectec online at www.connectecco.com, and the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal at www.pica.army.mil/Picatinny.

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