Hardwire LLC receives $57 million U.S. Army contract
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andy Harris has announced the award of a $57 million federal contract to three military contractors across the country, including Hardwire LLC in Pocomoke.
We’re told the contract will provide the Army with Small Arms Protective Inserts hard armor plates to support Foreign Military Sales requirements. Work will be performed in Pocomoke City and is expected to be completed by 2025.
Two other armor manufacturers, one in Florida and one in Kansas, were also selected to receive portions of the contract award.
Hardwire has developed and fielded armor to protect against a variety of threats, including small firearms and improvised explosive devices.
“I congratulate Hardwire for winning part of this $57 million contract, which was competitively awarded by the U.S. Army. This is a significant contract for an important local employer that will contribute to our economy on the Eastern Shore. In recent months, Hardwire has been manufacturing face shields to respond to the demand from the Coronavirus pandemic. This local company and its employees should be proud of the work they do to protect American men and women who serve in harm’s way on a daily basis,” said Harris in a statement.