Fibrotex USA Inc. has been awarded a 10-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth U$480 million by the U.S. Army to supply the Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS).
The contract award is the result of a nearly two-year long period of highly competitive testing, trials and data collection conducted by the Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center (PM-FSS), which assessed camouflage technologies from major global manufacturers against the army’s most advanced battlefield surveillance sensors.
Full-rate production is expected to begin in early 2019 in a new state-of-the-art vertical manufacturing facility in McCreary County, Kentucky.
“Today more than ever military forces and opposition groups are using night vision sensors and thermal devices against our troops, but by using Fibrotex’ camouflage, concealment and deception solutions we make them undetectable again, allowing them to continue keeping us safe and save lives,” said Eyal Malleron, CEO of Fibrotex USA.
“We have more than 50 years of experience, with thousands of hours in the field and a deep understanding of conventional and asymmetric warfare. The US Army tested our best camouflage solutions and the camouflage repeatedly demonstrated the ability to defeat all sensors known to be operating in the battlefield and throughout the electromagnetic spectrum.”
The $480M ULCANS increment 1 contract was awarded to HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc, Saab Barracuda LLC and Fibrotex USA Inc, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement on March 30, 2018. The U.S. Army Contracting Command located at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland was the contracting activity and the statement had added that five bids were received and work is expected to be complete by 30 April 2028.