Partner Broke Pact In $380M Marines Body Armor Deal: Suit

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor Eagle Industries Unlimited Inc. alleged in a suit filed Thursday that its business partner KDH Defense Systems Inc. broke an agreement to split work on a $380 million contract to make body armor for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Eagle claims in Missouri federal court that after a contract revision by the Marines, KDH backed out on a teaming agreement under which Eagle was to source parts for improved modular tactical vests, or IMTVs.

Both companies specialize in making ballistic-resistant body armor. In 2009, KDH...
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