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Dayton T. Brown Inc. snags $82.6 million defense contract

Dayton T. Brown Inc., headquartered in Bohemia, has

Dayton T. Brown Inc., headquartered in Bohemia, has won an $82.6 million Defense Department contract to provide temporary mobile command units and other services. Credit: Dayton T. Brown Inc.

A Bohemia engineering company has won an $82.6 million Defense Department contract to provide temporary mobile command units and other services.

The contract, announced last week, calls for Dayton T. Brown Inc. to continue development of the 53-foot "secret compartmentalized information facilities" and to provide additional prototyping, maintenance, repair, logistics and procurement services.

About 9 percent of the work, worth roughly $7 million, will be done in its Bohemia headquarters, with the remainder performed at the company's Patuxent River, Maryland, unit.

The Bohemia facility, with about 175 of the company's roughly 220 employees, will do most of the engineering and design work, Stephen J. Marini, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said Monday.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, also in Patuxent River, awarded the indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract.

Marini said the contract is an extension of a 2012 award for the mobile command units.

The company has tested the units' electromagnetic interference shielding and integrated power and heating and cooling systems as part of the development work.

Work is expected to be completed on the latest contract by December 2025.

Funds will be earmarked for the project as delivery orders are issued, according to the Defense Department announcement.

Marini said Dayton T. Brown's contract had been unaffected so far by the federal government's partial shutdown that began in December.

"We'd been finalizing this with [defense officials] last week," he said. "It came during the shutdown."

Dayton T. Brown received $1.7 million in initial funding for the latest contract on Friday, Marini said.

Before the government shutdown that began Dec. 22, Congress passed appropriations bills for several government departments, including Defense.

At the dawn of 2019, President Donald Trump and Congress remained at loggerheads over his demand for at least $5 billion to fund a border wall.

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