QinetiQ US has secured an $84 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to deliver over 700 units of Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suits to the U.S. Army.
Under the five-year agreement, the company, which produces autonomous, sensing and protection solutions, will work with the service’s Project Manager Soldier Protective Equipment unit to develop the NGAB suits.
In a statement, QinetiQ US President and CEO Shawn Purvis, a three-time Wash100 winner, said the partnership will provide enhanced protection for the Army’s mission operations worldwide.
She added that the advanced protective suit is engineered to improve soldiers’ survivability.
According to the company, the NGAB suit will protect explosive ordnance disposal soldiers when deployed for missions to detect and neutralize improvised explosive devices.
The modern protective suit features a modular sensor suite and head-up display to support increased situational awareness in low or no-light operation.
The NGAB also provides 360-degree ballistic protection that enables EOD soldiers to respond to evolving threats, QinetiQ US added.
Steve Iwicki, executive vice president for defense technologies and solutions at QinetiQ US, said the suit boasts of technology and hardware components that provide soldiers with increased mobility, allowing them to accomplish their missions safely and securely.