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Chemring, Ensign-Bickford Win Spots on $320M Army Explosive Line Charge Tech Contract

Jeff Brody

Chemring Group's ordnance business and Ensign-Bickford Industries' aerospace and defense subsidiary have won spots on a five-year, $320M contract to provide explosive line charge systems designed to help U.S. Army personnel breach enemy's minefields and wire obstacles.

Both contractors will vie for task orders under the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System program, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Army Contracting Command received two bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via the internet.

The Pentagon expects work to be complete by Sept. 4, 2024.

APOBS is designed to fire a rocket from a 35-meter standoff position and deliver fragmentation grenades to clear the target area for ground troops to access.

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