The US Department of the Navy has awarded a new contract to aerospace company Peraton to support the efforts of the country’s armed services to detect, locate, remove and secure unexploded ordnance, both on land and at sea.
US-based Peraton is set to provide assistance to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Management Office as part of the arrangement.
The current order features a total ceiling value of $40.97m and will continue for a base period of one year.
It can also be extended by exercising up to four option years.
The latest award represents Peraton’s tenth consecutive EOD support contract since 1983.
The scope of the deal is set to include the delivery of onsite engineering, logistics and curriculum development solutions, as well as training support services for the Joint EOD Community.
Peraton Defense and Electronic Warfare Sector president Gus Bontzos said: “Detecting, locating, removing or neutralising unexploded ordnance that threaten our forces and innocent civilians is a critical Department of Defense (DoD) and humanitarian mission, and it is an honour to be a part of it.”
“Unfortunately, armed conflicts continue around the world, and so does the proliferation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines and other unexploded ordnance.
“It is our job to help our military do this work more safely and efficiently, and ultimately help make former conflict areas safe for people to live, work and travel.”
The EOD Program Management Office provides technicians with the systems, tools and equipment needed to locate, identify and neutralise unexploded ground and underwater ordnance, including sea mines, IEDs and other devices.