Honeywell to continue Marine Corps support


The US Marine Corps has renewed a Honeywell contract to support its fleet of 14 Maritime Prepositioning Ships that are based at three locations, including Diego Garcia in the central Indian Ocean.   

Under the 10-year contract, Honeywell must ensure the Marine Corps ships are stocked and available for deployment to combat zones. The contract is valued at $700 million if all options are exercised.
“For 25 years, the Marine Corps has relied on Honeywell to accurately inventory, repair and re-supply the equipment they need to sustain forward deployments,” said Vince Trim, President of Honeywell`s HTSI business.

“HTSI has been an integral part of the MPS program since its inception and it is an honour to serve the Marine Corps in this outstanding program for ten more years.”

Under the agreement, Honeywell oversees three squadrons stocked with supplies to sustain 15 000 Marines in theater operations for 30 days.

From the Blount Island Command in Jacksonville, Florida, HTSI employees provide the management, inventory accountability, service checks, maintenance, repair and upgrades to equipment and supplies placed aboard these ships.

In a typical three-year cycle, HTSI repairs 11 000 items and tracks 45 million items that represent the equipment and supplies needed for deployment.

The Marine Corps has one squadron deployed at Diego Garcia in the Chagos Archipelago south of the Maldives, one in the Mediterranean Sea and a third in the western Pacific at Guam and Saipan.

Pic: A Diego Garcia-based MPS