Ceradyne, Inc. recently announced the receipt of an $8.4 million delivery order from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The order is for modular supplemental armor protection as part of the family of ballistic plates for body armor load carriage systems (BALCS), and it will be shipped from August 2008 to February 2009.
“This delivery order is our sixth BALCS delivery order issued by SOCOM against the maximum value $400 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced in January 2008,” said David P. Reed, Ceradyne president of North American Operations. “We are pleased to receive this order and believe we will meet all SOCOM delivery and quality requirements.”
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