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Schumer: Pentagon Change Levels Field for Radio Bids from Harris RF

Schumer: Pentagon Change Levels Field for Radio Bids from Harris RF

Rochester, NY -- Senator Chuck Schumer says the Department of Defense has reversed course and will now allow Rochester’s Harris RF and other companies to compete for 5-year multi-million dollar military radio contracts.

Specifically, the Army has committed to a multi-vendor, multi-award acquisition process - set to be finalized by the end of the month - that would not only allow multiple companies to compete for the contracts, it would allow the Army to select multiple contractors to each make a percentage of the radios.

Prior to the decision, the Army was pursuing a single-vendor process for each of its next-generation radio contracts: the "Manpack" and "Rifleman" versions, leaving Harris and other companies -- in Schumer's words -- without an even playing field to compete.

 

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