BAE Systems has secured a $202.4m contract from the US Army to manufacture explosives and related parts at a military ammunition factory.
The company will deliver the materials at Holston Army Ammunition Plant under the fixed-price-incentive contract, the US Department of Defense said Wednesday.
“BAE, Kingsport, Tennessee, was awarded a $202,437,733 fixed-price-incentive contract for the production and delivery of explosives and components at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Tennessee. One bid was solicited with one bid received.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-19-D-0074).”
BAE is expected to finish contract work by September the 30th, 2020.
According to BAE, Spanning more than 6,000 acres, the Holston Army Ammunition Plant is the major supplier of explosive materials (primarily RDX- and HMX-based products) to the U.S. Department of Defense.
“The facility has state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities for nitration chemistry, acid handling and recovery, and other chemical-processing operations.”
Holston recently earned industry and national acclaim, say BAE, for producing IMX 101, the first in a family of ‘insensitive munitions.’
Insensitive munitions are far more stable than conventional TNT and Composition B, making the weapons systems they support safer for troops to transport and handle.