Army chooses Connectec to provide contract manufacturing for Army mortar equipment
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 17 Aug. 2016. 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 Tuesday to manufacture 60-millimeter mortar weapon components and 81-millimeter lightweight mortar weapon components.
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 provides engineering design and development, prototype and modeling, manufacturing, fabrication, and tooling for a wide variety of products that include distributions boxes, circuit board assemblies, light and lamp assemblies, mechanical and electrical assemblies for ground support, transportation, medical applications, aerospace systems, electrical connectors, and cable rope assemblies.
The company also provides interconnect products such as RF coaxial connectors, adapters, terminations, telecommunication patching systems, audio connectors, video connectors, multi-pin connectors and accessories, and cable and wiring harness assemblies.
Connectec is a prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force, Army, Navy, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the 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.
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