NEWMARKET, Ontario—AirBoss Defense, the defense products line of the Engineered Products segment of AirBoss of America Corp., has won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for the manufacture of up to 600,000 pairs of molded overboots.
The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, worth up to an aggregate amount of $26.7 million, is for the Molded AirBoss Lightweight Overboot (MALO), an overboot manufactured with an injection-molded advanced specialty polymer, AirBoss said in a news release.
The MALO is designed to provide superior physical properties and protection compared with other overboots manufactured to protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contamination, the company said.
So far, AirBoss has received one order under the contract, for 84,800 pairs of MALOS worth $3.8 million, according to AirBoss. The company has received some $120 million in DOD contracts for protective equipment in the past 12 months.
"Governments internationally continue to recognize AirBoss' reputation for delivering high-quality CBRN solutions for front line personnel through the award of this type of contract," said Chris Bitsakakis, AirBoss President and Chief Operating Officer.