January 24, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch
Yet another military equipment procurement project has gone off the rails with the government rejecting all the bids from companies to outfit soldiers with a futuristic system of sensors to better allow them to communicate and find their way on the battlefield.
The $316 million project called the Integrated Soldier System Project or ISSP was set to announce in December the firm that had been selected for the first phase of the program. But all bids have been rejected and the project will now be restarted from scratch.
As of Thursday the various bidding companies had not been contacted by the government.
The Defence Department and Public Works have not commented yet. Public Works hopes to issue a statement sometime today.