Ceramic Industry News

Ceradyne Receives $400 Million ID/IQ Body Armor Order (posted 1/10/08)

Ceradyne, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) order estimated to be in excess of $400 million.

Ceradyne, Inc. has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) order from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The order is estimated to have a maximum value in excess of $400 million. The initial $4.9 million delivery order against the ID/IQ contract is scheduled for delivery in early 2008.

The order is for the family of ballistic plates for body armor load carriage system (BALCS). ID/IQ orders allow the government a great deal of flexibility as to the exact quantities that will be ordered, as well as the timing. This ID/IQ order is estimated to have less than a $6 million minimum value and a maximum value in excess of $400 million. It is Ceradyne’s policy to only book an order as firm backlog that has committed delivery dates, such as the above initial $4.9 million delivery order.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this multi-year BALCS order from the Special Operations Command (SOCOM),” said David P. Reed, Ceradyne president of North American Operations. “We have been supplying lightweight ceramic armor to SOCOM since the late 1990s and believe our past history of high quality and on-time deliveries helped us in this recent ‘win.’ Based on past practice and non-binding conversations with the government, we believe there will be a series of delivery orders issued in 2008 against the blanket ID/IQ contract.”

Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI May 2015 cover

2015 May

Our May issue covers bulk batching, pneumatic conveyors, high-temperature furnaces and more! Be sure to check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!