ORBIS Awarded BPA With U.S. Army Through Benét Laboratories
July 11, 2016 – ORBIS was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) W15QKN-16-A-0121 to provide instrumentation and programming support for ballistic testing and R&D application components for the U.S. Army through Benet Laboratories in Waterliet, NY through July of 2021. This BPA has an unlimited ceiling, which means the contract value ($) is not capped. ORBIS will provide data acquisition systems, programming of test systems with logical user interface, reconfiguration of existing systems and schematics for integration of measurement devices. This work will be performed at ORBIS Labs in Mt. Pleasant SC, Benet Laboratories at Watervliet NY, Picatinny Arsenal NJ, and Adelphi Proving Ground in Adelphi MD, and Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois.
Benét Laboratories is the U.S. Army’s design authority for large caliber cannon and cannon safe life considerations. A research, development, and engineering facility, Benét is responsible for the full life-cycle of mortars, tank guns, and artillery cannon for howitzers; provides tank turret support for ABRAMS and Crew Cooling for ABRAMS, Bradley and LAV combat vehicles; and provides support to the Army’s industrial base at the Watervliet Arsenal.