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Contractor: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH dba Niederlassung NICO Trittau
Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH, doing business as Niederlassung NICO Trittau, Trittau, Germany, is being awarded $38,999,996 for delivery order #0003 under a previously awarded firm-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-1027) for the production of 1,496,000 40mm MK281 Mod 0 Practice Cartridges and non-recurring costs. The MK 281 is a training cartridge consisting of 32 rounds linked together in a belt for use in the Mk19 Grenade Machine Gun. Upon impact with the ground, the cartridges expell a non-toxic orange dye that is visible up to a minimum of 1,200m in normal daylight conditions and a chemiluminescent insert that is visible up to 500m in darkness and is greatly enhanced with the use of night vision goggles. Work will be performed Trittau, Germany, is work is expected to be completed by September 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Program Manager for Ammunition, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Total Contract Value: $38,999,996