The General Services Administration awarded the year-long BPA, which includes an option to extend for two more years, according to a Battelle statement.
“Under this contract, our vehicle systems team will execute on its custom designs and integrate complex systems to meet mission requirements—at a competitive cost,” said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Folkerts, vice president for Battelle’s special operations market group.
The company works to reengineer existing vehicles with protective armor and adds suspensions intended to help special operations forces withstand extreme weather.
Subcontractors for this project include Action Group of Blacklick, Hollingsworth Logistics, Defense Logistics Services, Gryphon Group, GS Engineering, Triad Services and UPI Manufacturing.
Battelle previously helped train U.S. armed forces and contractors on installing more than 500 vehicle armor kits in high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles.