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Ace Electronics Defense Systems partners with Ricardo Defense in a Joint Venture to win Gateway to Sustainment Contract

Defense August 22, 2023

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD. 31 July 2023/- Joint Venture, AR1

Joint Venture, AR1, consisting of Ricardo Defense and Ace Electronics Defense Systems (ACE) announces award of the Gateway to Sustainment (G2S) contract. This G2S contract is established to facilitate the purchase of a wide range of communications equipment and system life cycle services. The contract supports the following agencies: U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Department of Defense (DoD).  This is a Multiple Award Contract (MAC) spanning a ten (10) year period of performance which is expected to include a five (5) year base period and up to five (5) one (1) year unilateral option periods. The contract will be executed through individual task order requests that are competed among the G2S awarded companies. “ACE has supported several logistics programs for the US Army and we are eager to deliver high-quality installation kits to enhance our troops’ capabilities”, said Bruce Cordelli, President of ACE. “This new award with our partner Ricardo Defense highlights our customer’s trust in delivering large amounts of critical communication equipment during unprecedented times.”

About Ace Electronic Defense Systems:

Ace Electronics Defense Systems specializes in manufacturing custom cable assemblies and electronics. Ace is 100% committed to meeting the specialized requirements for our customers to exceed all expectations. Also, our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities support rapid prototyping, full-scale production runs, and are equipped with the latest manufacturing and test equipment, as well as injection molding machines. We not only pride ourselves on setting high-quality standards but in achieving them as well; thus, we are proud to say that we are an AS9100D certified company.

About Ricardo Defense:

Ricardo Defense, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo plc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We provide solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in transitioning innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment.

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