Army orders $76 million of generators

ST. LOUIS, Mo., 27 June 2005. Engineered Support Systems, Inc. received orders totaling $76.2 million from the U.S. Army for the production of 5,902 Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets.

Jun 28th, 2005

ST. LOUIS, Mo., 27 June 2005. Engineered Support Systems, Inc. received orders totaling $76.2 million from the U.S. Army for the production of 5,902 Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets.

The orders, received by the company's Fermont subsidiary located in Bridgeport, Conn., are releases under three existing long-term contracts with the Army, and include 2,567 3-kilowatt TQGs, 975 5-kilowatt TQGs, 1,162 10-kilowatt TQGs, 1,015 15-kilowatt TQGs, and 183 100-kilowatt TQGs. The generator sets are slated for delivery through fiscal 2006 and until mid-fiscal 2007.

"These orders emphasize Engineered Support's enduring key role as the preeminent supplier of mobile electric power on the battlefield," said Gerald A. Potthoff, Engineered Support vice chairman and CEO. "Further, the commitment by the DoD of fiscal 2005 supplemental spending represented in the majority of these orders demonstrates the priority our military places on recapitalization of the sustainment-related equipment and programs that we specialize in."

Fermont has produced 3, 5, 10 and 15-kilowatt TQGs under two Army contracts over the past several years, and more recently began production of the 100 and 200-kilowatt generator sets under a third contract, according to Potthoff. Fermont has been a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged and reliable military generator sets since 1944, and is the largest supplier of generator sets to the U.S. military, he said.

The TQG family of generators meets the U.S. military's need for an efficient, rugged and portable source of electrical power for lighting and support equipment for troops during training, peacekeeping or combat operations. The 3, 5, 10 and 15-kilowatt TQG sets combine reliable performance with lightweight, low-noise capabilities for use in remote field locations wherever electrical power is needed.

The company delivered its 10,000th 3- kilowatt TQG to the Army in March of this year. The next-generation 100- kilowatt and 200-kilowatt TQGs feature an advanced electronic diagnostics and prognostics package, and a state-of-the-art digital control panel.

Engineered Support Systems, Inc. provides advanced sustainment solutions including the design, manufacture and supply of integrated military electronics, support equipment and technical and logistics services for all branches of America's armed forces and certain foreign militaries, homeland security forces and selected government and intelligence agencies. The company also produces specialized equipment and systems for commercial and industrial applications. For more information, see www.engineeredsupport.com.

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