US: The US Marine Corps and Army have awarded a five-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity) contract to Trimble for providing construction grade control and survey systems. The contract is expected to generate approximately $63 million in revenue over its term; with a maximum not to exceed $99 million.
Trimble”s earthmoving grade control systems are currently used on heavy construction equipment owned by the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. The new equipment purchase will help the U.S. military to collect, manage and analyse complex information faster and easier during survey and construction missions, and reduce the exposure of soldiers in hostile conditions. Under the contract, Trimble will supply its GPS base station receivers, grade lasers, grade control systems and construction design software for the Marine Corps” and Army”s dozers, motorgraders as well as the Army”s DEUCE (Deployable Universal Combat Earthmover) and scraper equipment. Trimble will also supply the Marine Corps its GNSS survey systems, robotic total stations, data controllers and radios, Trimble and Spectra Precision laser levels, Nikon autolevels, and office software used for surveying. “The Trimble team is committed to assisting the U.S. military to achieve their objectives, including reducing the volume of heavy equipment deployed in geographic regions and fuel usage, which can enable significant cost savings for the U.S. military,” said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble.