Military


M1200 Armored Knight

Program

In fourth quarter of FY06, the US Army gained approval to begin production of M1200 Armored Knight to replace the HMMWV-based M707 Knight. At that time it was hoped that in FY07 it was expected that the design/integration/verification would then be completed and production production would begin. By fourth quarter FY07, it was hoped that there would be 5 M1200 Armored Knights deployed in support of 10th Mountain Division's Operational Need Statement. In third and fourth quarter of FY08 delivery and fielding would then begin to the 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division, and 82nd Airborne Division.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded on 31 January 2007, an $18,393,224 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M1200 Armored Knight Vehicles and associated stock list spares. Work would be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and was expected to be completed by 31 December 2009. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on 14 April 2006. The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded on 29 February 2008, a $16,550,704 firm-fixed price contract for 82 each, M1200 Armored Knight vehicles and 22 each of 6 individual items of associated stock list spare parts and special tools. Work would be performed in St. Louis, Missouri and was expected to be completed by 30 January 2010. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. One bid was solicited on 14 April 2006, and one bid was received. The US Army TACOM LCMC-WARREN in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded on 25 July 2008, a $5,734,002 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for engineering and logistics level of effort, systems technical support in support of the M707 Knight and M1200 Armored Knight vehicles. Work would be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and was expected to be completed by 30 September 2009. Contract funds would not expire at the end of the fiscal year. One bid was solicited on 5 May 2006. TACOM, Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc of St Louis, Missouri was awarded on 26 September 2008, a $29,313,108 firm fixed fee price contract for M1200 Armored Knight vehicles, spare parts and special tools. Work would be performed in St Louis, Missouri with an estimated completion date of 30 January 2010. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. US TACOM in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. of Saint Louis, Missouri was awarded on 8 May 2009, a $ 22,972,589 STS cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the base award of 232,000 hours of system technical support for the M1200 Knight vehicle system for FY09/FY10, with an option for an additional 48,000 hours. Work was to be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of 31 March 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. US Army TACOM LCMC- Warren, AMSCC-TAC-AHLC in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Textron Systems Corp. of Slidell, Louisiana was awarded on 16 July 2009 a $99,491,233 firm-fixed-price contract for 191 each M1117 Armored Security Vehicles; 38 each M1200 Armored Knights; 32 each M1117 ASV special tool-field sets; 11 each M1117 ASV special tool-sustainment sets; 10 each M1200 AK special tool-field sets; three each M1200 AK special tool-sustainment sets. Work was to be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 31 December 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center-Warren, AMSCC-TAC-ATBD, Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Textron Systems Corp. in Slidell, Louisiana was awarded on 9 December 2009, a $10,001,880 firm-fixed-price letter-contract for 27 M1200 Armored Knights. Work was to be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 31 December 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. US Army Contracting Command, AMSCC-TAC-ATBD in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

In FY10, a cumulative total of 239 vehicle systems were produced out of 386 vehicle systems procured. The vehicles systems were fielded to deploying Heavy Brigade Combat Teams and Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded on 10 February 2010, a $20,231,594 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for resent of 42 each of M1200 armored Knight vehicles. Work was to be performed in St.Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of 28 February 2011. One bid was solicted with one bids received. TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, CCTA-AHL-C in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

BAE Systems announced on 10 March 2010 that it had been awarded a $10.5 million contract by Textron Marine and Land Systems to manufacture and deliver approximately 240 armor protection kits for M1117 and M1200 vehicles. As part of the agreement, BAE Systems' Security and Survivability business would produce armor kits for the M1117 Armored Security Vehicle and the M1200 Armored Knight. After delivering the armor kits to Textron, BAE Systems' applique armor panels would be installed, and the up-armored vehicles would be delivered to the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

Textron Systems Corp. of Slidell, Louisiana was awarded on 7 May 2010 a $290,169,680 firm-fixed-price contract to establish the following options to be exercised between the date of award and 30 September 2011: 475 M1117 armored security vehicles (ASV); 220 M1200 Armored Knights (AK); 82 M1117 ASV field sets; 28 M1117 sustainment sets; 63 M1200 AK field sets; 21 M1200 AK sustainment sets; 240,000 systems technical support hours; 19,710 Iraq/Afghanistan field services representative (FSR) man-days; 2,190 Kuwait FSR man-days; and 6,570 FSR man-days throughout the continental US. The contract exercised the following options: 327 M1117 ASVs; 96 M1200 AKs; 55 M1117 ASV sustainment sets; 19 M1117 ASV sustainment sets; and 44 M1200 AK field sets. Work was to be performed in Slidell, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 30 September 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, CCTA-ATB-D, Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

Textron, Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded on 2 July 2010, a $49,808,772 firm-fixed-price contract. This award exercised options for 52 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles; 21 M1200 armored Knights; and 12 special tool sets with Textron Marine & Land Systems. Work was to be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of 30 November 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. US Army TACOM, Warren, CCTA-ATB-D in Warren, Michigan was the contracting activity.

BAE Systems announced on 3 August 2010 that it had been awarded a $21 million order from Textron Marine and Land Systems to build and deliver more than 420 armor protection kits for M1117 and M1200 vehicles. This was a follow-on order to a contract for armor panels valued at $10.5 million that BAE Systems had announced in March 2010. Through its long-standing relationship with Textron Marine and Land Systems, BAE Systems had produced more than 2,500 armor kits as of that date for the ASV type vehicles.

Projected activities for the M1200 Armored Knight program between the second quarter of FY11 into FY12 were to procure and produce an additional 79 M1200 vehicle systems; and field to next deploying units in Heavy Brigade Combat Teams/Infantry Brigade Combat Teams in Active Component and Army National Guard. Activities for FY12 included: Complete design/integration/validation of Targeting under Armor Capability for M1200 Armored Knight for increased survivability.




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