US DoD awards contract to Invisio for hearing protection systems

2 October 2019 (Last Updated October 2nd, 2019 09:41)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to Invisio Communications to provide communication and hearing protection systems to the defence forces.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to Invisio Communications to provide communication and hearing protection systems to the defence forces.

The five-year contract has a potential value of up to Skr290m ($29.52m) over the course of the contract period.

It will allow Invisio to continue providing the systems to the American troops.

Invisio Communications CEO Lars Højgård Hansen said: “We are very proud of receiving a new long-term contract with the US Department of Defense. This contract and the size of it, together with our other US-engagements confirms our market-leading position.”

The new contract is the second long-term DoD contract won by Invisio and replaces the one awarded in 2017. The first contract expired earlier this year.

In March, the company secured an order worth around Skr29m ($2.95m) from an existing customer in the DoD.

The contract included equipping soldiers with communications and hearing protection equipment.

The DoD is procuring the equipment to ensure enhanced communication capabilities in noisy environments.

The advanced communication and protection systems will protect the hearing capability of the troops and enable improved situational awareness.

Invisio hearing protection soldier systems consist of advanced headsets and control units to protect forces on the battlefield.

The integrated system enables forces to effectively communicate on the battlefield using radios and intercom systems.

The US Army invested in the firm’s hearing protection technology in 2013 under the Tactical Communications and Protective System (TCAPS) modernisation programme to mitigate costs associated with hearing impairment.