Centreville defense contractor wins $50.6M contract
Parsons Corp. will provide mine-resistant ground vehicles to USAF
Centreville-based Parsons Corp. has received a $50.6 million, six-year contract contract from the U.S. Air Force for 13 ground vehicles that clear mines and unexploded ammunition, the company announced Oct. 1. The military branch awarded Parsons the contract Sept. 23, with a completion date of Sept. 2023.
The vehicles are known as RADBO, or Recovery of Airbase Denied by Ordnance, made up of a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and a ZEUS laser weapon. Thirteen fully operational vehicles and three spares systems will be provided as part of the $39.9 million contract. According to C4isrnet.com, this is the first Department of Defense ground-based laser system to be ordered into full production.
Founded in 1944, Parsons provides technology services to defense, security and infrastructure customers. This year, the company ranked No. 648 on the Fortune 1000 list reporting nearly $4 billion in 2019 revenue. In August, the contractor announced it would raise $350 million through a debt offering.