US Special Operations Command Orders $53Mln More in Munitions
This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon said Tuesday, July 6, 2021, that it is canceling a cloud-computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion and will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Ultimate Training Munitions has won a $53.7mln contract to supply munitions to the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Defense Department said in a press release.”Ultimate Training Munitions [of] Somerville, New Jersey, was awarded a [SOCOM] contract with a period of performance of five years with a value of $53,733,000,” the Defense Department said in the release on Friday.The munitions are being purchased in support of SOCOM special operations forces acquisition, technology and logistics, the release said.”The majority of the work will be performed in Somerville, New Jersey. As cited in Justification and Approval for Other than Full and Open Competition for Force-on-Force Ammunition executed by SOCOM’s Director of Procurement,” the release added.The US Special Operations Command based at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida will supervise execution of the contract, according to the release.