US awards $1.7 billion contract to procure radios for Afghanistan
By Khaama Press - Thu Jun 23 2016, 2:49 pm
The contract has been recently awarded to the New York-based Harris Corp., the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced Wednesday.
“Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $1,700,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multi-year foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) to procure Harris family of radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services,” DoD said.
The Defense Department further added that the bids were solicited via the Internet with one received.
According to DoD, the estimated completion date is June 15, 2021 and the funding and work location will be determined with each order.
The announcement for the award of the new contract comes as the US officials earlier said that the United States will provide $3 billion to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDS) from 2018 to 2020.
The US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson informed regarding the commitment by US as he was at a think tank and said the United States planned to ask Congress for about $1 billion a year in development and economic assistance for Afghanistan from 2018 through 2020.
Meanwhile, reports emerged earlier said the United States and its allies are expected to raise $15 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security (ANDSF) in the NATO summit scheduled for next month in Warsaw.