NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, November 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Hesco Bastion, Inc. following a competitive tender process has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for force protection expeditionary barrier systems by the U.S Defense Logistics Troop Support Agency (DLA).
HESCO® earth-filled barriers have proven themselves repeatedly in conflict situations, protecting lives and assets, and yesterday the DLA, America's combat logistics support agency, announced the award with maximum contract limit of $500,000,000.
HESCO earth-filled barriers have been used throughout recent operations in Afghanistan, including Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion, forming areas of compartmentalisation to keep soldiers safe from indirect and direct fire within their accommodation areas. HESCO barriers were also used in remote areas to construct Forward Operating Bases at which entire compounds were made from HESCO baskets including guard posts, medical facilities, ammunition stores, and even washroom facilities.
Stephanie Victory, Chief Executive Hesco Bastion, Inc. says;
"We have protected the men and women of the United States Army for over a decade and we are proud to continue supplying the DLA with the defense barriers that soldiers have come to trust and rely on."
In 1991, HESCO defensive barriers were first deployed by the UK MOD, as the most appropriate solution for use in arduous and volatile environments, due to their speed of deployment, flexibility of design and proven protection capabilities.
When asked about his first experience with HESCO barriers a former US Solider said;
"I first saw HESCO barriers in '95 in Bosnia, and at that time only the Brits were using them. We were filling sandbags and were pretty jealous. When you arrive at camp and see the HESCO walls, you immediately feel safe."
The award is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods, and with the recent launch of Hesco Armor, LLC, offering specially engineered lightweight ballistic resistant plates, and the recent US Army Core of Engineers contract for the supply of HESCO Flood Lined units for the National Flood Fight Centre, Illinois, USA, the Hesco Group are keeping true to their Mission: Defend, Protect, Secure.
Hesco Bastion, Inc. is part of Hesco (Group) Ltd; Hesco provide rapidly deployable earth-filled barriers for military protection, manufacture body armor for homeland security, supply security solutions for workforces in austere environments, protect homes against flood and provide temporary shelters for humanitarian aid.
SOURCE Hesco Bastion, Inc.