5 Vendors Contracted for Army $495M P25 Contract
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Comments

Motorola Solutions announced it was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract capped at $495 million by the U.S. Army to update its global mission-critical communications network. As part of the contract, Motorola Solutions will supply the Army with Project 25 (P25) subscriber unit radios, accessories, warranty and ancillary services to include installation, programming, training and maintenance.

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the contract June 18. Motorola Solutions is one of five vendors contracted to modernize the Army’s communications using the P25 standard to ensure interoperability between devices, enhance security and improve reliability of communications. The other four vendors are JVCKENWOOD, EF Johnson division; Harris; Icom America; and BK Technologies (Relm Wireless).

The Army said the companies will compete for each order of the firm-fixed-price contract for LMR supplies and services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 17, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

“The U.S. Army’s continued investment in LMR demonstrates the essential role this technology plays in supporting reliable mission-critical communications to improve the safety and protection of people all over the world,” said Mark McNulty, vice president and general manager, U.S. federal government markets, Motorola. “The Army sees LMR and the P25 standard as the best approach to create a system of interoperability across multiple technologies on a massive scale.”

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