Arma, Thales awarded deployed equipment contracts

Wednesday - 4/4/2012, 9:29am EDT

U.S. Special Forces Command recently awarded two big contracts for deployed equipment.

Arma Global Corporation of Tampa, Fla., received a $500 million contract for Tactical Local Area Networks, or TACLANs. Arma will handle everything from acquisition of TACLANs to installing them. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity award is a multi-year deal.

Thales Communications of Clarksburg, Md., landed a $390 million IDIQ contract for replacing legacy radios. Under the four-year contract, Thales would provide Joint Enhanced Multi-Band radios modified for Special Operations uses.

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