CSI wins $132m contract for Husky 2G vehicle and route clearance payloads
Critical Solutions International (CSI) has been contracted to deliver route clearance and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) vehicles, equipment and services to the US Army Contracting Command – Warren.
Valued at $132m, the three-year requirements contract requires CSI to supply Husky 2G protected payload delivery vehicle and its associated route clearance payloads.
CSI CEO Patrick Callahan said: “Through this contract, the Husky 2G vehicle will continue to provide unparalleled route clearance capabilities to US allies and protect lives around the world.”
The Husky long-term contract covers the delivery of the latest Husky 2G configuration featuring an innovative electrical architecture (J1939 CAN bus), CSI stated.
In addition to reducing weight and streamlining troubleshooting procedures, the vehicle's digital wiring harness enables forward compatibility with CSI’s RC-PACK autonomous applique system and future advanced sensors.
The Husky’s radars and sensors are leading systems for countermine and non-conventional explosive detection, according to a statement posted on CSI's website,
CSI will work together with DCD Protected Mobility, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, FASCAN International, Denel Mechatronics, TORC Robotics, and QinetiQ North America to fulfil the terms of the contract.
An additional 20 vehicles have been ordered through a US Department of State funding source, known as the Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF).
Foreign customers have already placed delivery orders against this contract, with 21 Husky 2G vehicles currently committed to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Latvia.
Image: Critical Solutions International Husky 2G on display. Photo: courtesy of Critical Solutions International.