Global rapid deployment equipment provider AAR division has won a contract to produce lightweight multi-purpose shelters (LMS) for the US Army.

Valued at an estimated $11.9m, the sole-source contract has been awarded to AAR Mobility Systems. The US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Under the firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract, the company will manufacture three variants of the of the lightweight multi-purpose shelters.

The threes LMS variants include the Type I (Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielded), Type III (EMI shielded with tunnel), and Type V (Non-EMI shielded with double rear doors).

AAR Mobility Systems senior vice-president Lee Krantz said: “AAR Mobility Systems is proud to continue providing this critical capability to support the warfighter.

“This sole-source firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract will ensure that the US Army will be provided the best equipment possible to meet the challenges of today and for years to come.”

The contract has a base performance period of five years. It is designed to allow the US Army to procure the shelters directly.

Work under the agreement will be carried out at the company’s facility in Cadillac, Michigan.

The shelters are developed to enable the US Army to support multi-domain warfare operational needs. LMS are used to store and operate command and control equipment.

They also support vehicle-mounted operations such as command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR).

According to AAR, the shelters can be transported by land vehicle, cargo ship, trailer, rail internal aircraft and external helicopter sling.