CHARLESTON, S.C., April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Critical Solutions International (CSI) announced today that Army Contracting Command – Warren has awarded the “Husky Long Term Contract” to the company for route clearance and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) vehicles, equipment and services. This three-year requirements contract is based around the Husky 2G Protected Payload Delivery Vehicle and its associated route clearance payloads.
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Enhanced Capabilities That Saves Lives.
This contract, with an estimated value of $132 million, provides an enduring mechanism for both U.S. and international foreign military sales (FMS) customers to purchase C-IED vehicles, equipment, spare parts, and training at pre-negotiated commercial prices. This opportunity also enables a rapid response to the growing international demand for proven route clearance and C-IED capabilities provided by CSI and its industry partners.
Patrick Callahan, CEO of Critical Solutions International said, “Our company is proud to serve as the leader in route clearance and C-IED solutions for both the U.S. Department of Defense and our international partners. Through this contract, the Husky 2G vehicle will continue to provide unparalleled route clearance capabilities to U.S allies and protect lives around the world. I thank our partner companies for their commitment to innovation and to providing the most advanced route clearance package available today.”
U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC, 2nd District) said, “Critical Solutions International is a global leader in route clearance solutions, so it is only fitting that they have been awarded this contract.” Rep. Wilson serves on the House Armed Services Committee while chairing the Readiness Subcommittee and is a member of the Emerging Threats & Capabilities Subcommittee. “When visiting CSI, I have seen firsthand their dedication to producing quality products that support our service members and allies overseas, protecting them from improvised explosive devices.”
The Husky Long-Term Contract includes the latest Husky 2G configuration featuring an innovative electrical architecture (J1939 CAN bus). In addition to reducing weight and streamlining troubleshooting procedures, the digital wiring harness enables forward compatibility with CSI’s RC-PACK autonomous applique system as well as future advanced sensors.
As international demand for adaptive route clearance and C-IED capabilities continues to grow, this contract streamlines the acquisition process and provides a mechanism for CSI to quickly satisfy urgent global needs. Foreign customers have already placed delivery orders against this contract, with twenty-one (21) Husky 2G vehicles currently committed to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Latvia.
An additional twenty (20) vehicles have been ordered through a U.S. Department of State funding source known as the Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF) in anticipation of equipment need by future Husky 2G customers with urgent requirements. In addition to allied national funds, various U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State funding sources are now available to purchase CSI clearance products and training including foreign military financing (FMF) and Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF) allocations.
CSI attributes their success in delivering urgent route clearance capabilities worldwide to the company’s diverse network of unique technology partners. Working closely with DCD Protected Mobility, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, FASCAN International, Denel Mechatronics, TORC Robotics, and QinetiQ North America, CSI provides a comprehensive equipment solution through this single contract. The coordinated application of these protection, detection, interrogation, and security systems creates a full spectrum of route clearance capability.
Dan Deguire, Vice President of Land Systems for QinetiQ North America said, “Our company is once again honored to partner with Critical Solutions International on the Husky Long Term Contract. We are pleased that the Q-Net® Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) defeat system has been selected as a critical component of the Husky route clearance program. Q-Nets have a long history of outstanding performance in the field. Our continued partnership with CSI has greatly increased the survivability for both American service members and our international allies against this deadly threat.”
CSI is the world’s leading provider of total package route clearance solutions. An essential supplier of the U.S. countermine and route clearance community, CSI’s products lead the way in the safe detection and neutralization of explosive threats. For more information please visit www.c-s-i.com
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