The Afghan War after Musharraf

August 31, 2008 by · Comment
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Now that Pervez Musharraf has resigned as the president of Pakistan, America’s global war on terror has gotten a bit more difficult. Musharraf was unpopular in his own country, but he was perceived here as a strong ally of the United States in its fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. But was he a dependable ally, or did he play both ends against the middle? After all, it was the Pakistani military intelligence service, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which played a major role in the creation of the Taliban and was a key supporter of al-Qaeda since its inception in the late 1980’s.

SI International purchased by UK company

Serco, a large service provider from the UK with worldwide operations, announced that it had purchased the US defense contractor, SI International. The $400 M deal expands Serco into the US defense market and represents another broadening of their market base. This continues the trend of European companies buying US ones in order to reach the large DoD budget here. By buying a US company many of the technology transfer and security requirements that impact foreign companies doing business can be minimized. SI International has 4,500 employees and primarily supports the US Air Force, an area that Serco does not do much business with.

The Guardian has the story here.

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Union and Boeing try to agree

Boeing is negotiating with the machinists union who make up the core of its workforce on both military and commercial aircraft. Today they sent their best and last offer. This includes the employees who will build the tanker for the US Air Force. So in the middle of trying to write and cost a proposal to the Air Force for a program that is seen as key to the company holding onto a market they are trying to prevent work stoppages. Strikes are the kind of thing that can kill a program’s schedule.

See Excite News for more.

Update: The union leaders have recommended rejection of the Boeing proposal and striking on 4 September. While this will have a large effect on civil aircraft production it won’t help Boeing get ready for the KC-45 if they win again.

See Bloomberg.com for a story on this mess.

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DoD awards contract for C3I system.

Alphaport, an Ohio based contractor, was awarded a contract to act as the prime on development of a new Command, Control, Communications, & Intelligence (C3I) system for the US. The system will be worn by an airman and provide a way to provide control of air assets supporting the ground forces. The system is called BATMAN, Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge.

The press release can be found at the Military and Aerospace Electronics website.

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India goes with AW for new VIP aircraft

Like the US Navy, India awarded a contract to Augusta Westland for their new VIP transport helicopter. The contract is worth about $300 M. Sikorsky was one of the unsuccessful bidders with their S-92 aircraft. The EH-101 selected will offer a larger cabin, although it is a more expensive aircraft. US companies have been trying hard lately to break into the Indian market as that country has turned away from its traditional English and Russian suppliers. India has also made a great effort to begin developing a sophisticated, indigenous arm suppliers.

See The Hartford Courant article about this contract here.

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Former Undersecretary of Acquisition criticizes Boeing

The former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics was quoted in a newspaper article criticizing Boeing for wanting a delay in submitting their proposal for the KC-45 recompete. Jacques Gansler who worked in the second Clinton administration said that because of the critical need for the new aircraft if Boeing cannot support the schedule, perhaps they should just not bid. He feels that it would not be proper for the government to give the delay in this situation.

For more see The Guardian.

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Contracts for August 29, 2008



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

ExxonMobil Fuels marketing Co., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a maximum $84,669,874 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel oil, diesel fuel and gasoline. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and US/NATO personnel. There were originally seven proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-9410).

Eni S.P.A. Refining & Marketing Division, Rome Italy is being awarded a maximum $83,994,105 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel oil, diesel fuel and gasoline. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and US/NATO personnel. There were originally seven proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-9411).

Mabanaft Deutschland GMBH, Kassel, Germany*, is being awarded a maximum $25,051,905 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are in Germany. Using service is Army. The original proposal was web-solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va.,(SP0600-08-D-9405).

Valentin Gas W. Oel GMBH & Co., KG, Mainz*, is being awarded a maximum $8,010,833 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are in Germany. Using service is Army. The original proposal was web-solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va.,(SP0600-08-D-9407).

Georg Schart, Amberg, Germany*, is being awarded a maximum $6,134,798 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel oil, diesel and gasoline. Other locations of

performance are in Germany. Using service is Army. The original proposal was web-solicited

with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-9406).

World Fuels Americas dba Trans-Tec, Greenwich, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $47,378,119 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuels. Other locations of performance are in Va., Fla., Texas and La. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal Civilian Agencies. There were originally 55 proposals solicited with 18 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Apr. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va.

AIR FORCE

Dell Marketing L.P., of Round Rock, Texas, is being awarded a contract for $5,599,256. The objective of this award is to procure Symantec Software licenses and original equipment manufacture consulting support. The Combat Information Transport System program office deployment of Block 30 network management/network defense systems includes deploying the Symantec Mail Security, Netback up, and Command Central Storage licenses at Air Force locations worldwide. The location of performance is Dell Marketing L.P., Round Rock, Texas. At this time $5,599,256 has been obligated. Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8771-05-A-0301).

Battelle Memorial Institute, of Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded a contract for $9,984,489. This contract action will provide an extensive chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear knowledge base is required to identify and analyze chemical and biological defense archival information and make it available to the entire Chemical Biological Defense community. The location of performance is Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio. At this time $1,062,802 has been obligated. Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-3180).

Today the Air Force is a exercising an option with Call Henry, Incorporated, of Titusville, Fla., for $6,922,868. The action is a launch operations support contract. This contract provides management, modification, and modernization for aging facility, property and western range support equipment to ensure successful performance during tests, operations and launch. The LOSC program will satisfy the requirement for radi, reliable, economical and secure maintenance and operation service. These services include periodic maintenance, operation, and repair of various infrastructure, and mandatory certification, maintenance, operation, and repair of various infrastructure, and mandatory certification, maintenance, and operations of facility property and equipment (e.g. alarms, cranes and hoists, elevators, generators, mechanical, pressure vessels, structural, towers, utilities) which support critical mission requirements. This is the fourth option to be exercised out of five. The location of performance is Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; California Coastal Sites, (Pillar Point, Anderson Peak, and Santa Barbara); and the following Hawaii locations; Wheeler Army Base, Ewa Beach, Kaena Point and Molokai, Hawaii. At this time money has not been obligated. Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity. (F04610-04-C-0004).

NAVY

Harris Corp., Government Communications Systems Div., Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $53,061,171 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0130) for the procurement of 11 AN/ARQ-58 Aircraft Terminal Equipment (ATE) sets and 3 AN/ARQ-58 spare ATE sets for the MH-60R helicopter program, and 5 AN/SRQ-4 (ku) radio shipboard terminal sets for surface combatant ship classes CG-47, DDG-51, and FFG-7. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla., (63 percent) and Wayne, N.J., (37 percent), and is expected to be completed in Aug. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Services, Inc., Marlton, N.J., is being awarded a $43,387,937 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering, technical and programmatic support for maintaining and updating simulations and intelligence data bases for the EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft. In addition, this contract provides support for the transition of the EA-6B mission to the EA-18G. Work will be performed in Camarillo, Calif., (67 percent); at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, Calif., (37 percent); and Virginia Beach, Va., (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in Aug. 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $129,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-08-D-0027).

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz., is being awarded a $40,712,276 modification under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-02-C-2052) for CapSet II add/delete components and procure nine Combat Operations Center (COC) systems including 18 common ,modules and 36 Capability Set IIs. The CapSet II, COC system is an integrated, mobile, command and control center consisting of shelter, power, cabling, processing systems, and trailers. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz., and work is expected to be completed Jul. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded a $25,660,046 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with provisions for the issuance of cost-plus-fixed-fee (level of effort and completion) task/delivery orders to provide specialized technical and engineering support services for Navy’s identity management development and operations capability and other anti-terrorism/force protection programs. Work will be performed in San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured; it is a sole source procurement. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-08-D-3007).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on Aug. 28, 2008, a $24,836,648 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract (W58RGZ-06-G-0003) in for spares used on the H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 2011. Contract funds will expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded an $18,500,000 modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-96-C-2100) for the execution of the USS Hawaii (SSN 776) post shakedown availability. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., (99 percent) and Quonset Point, R.I., (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by Mar. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Kalman & Co., Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $14,125,627 for task order #0016 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-03-A5158). The scope of this effort is to provide business and analytical support to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense systems. Objectives of this initiative include risk analyses supporting enterprise-wide efforts and current programs of record, leading to concise business case analyses that identify cost and performance projections, schedule impacts, and sustainment/ lifecycle considerations. Work will be performed in Falls Church, Va., and work is expected to be completed in Sept. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $4,800,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Marshall Co., Ltd.*, Corpus Christi, Texas, is being awarded $12,562,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62467-04-D-0078) for construction of a T-45 flightline re-capitalization at Naval Air Station, Kingsville. The work to be performed provides for the design, renovation and repair of three buildings – Buildings 760, 2713, and 3786. Overall, this project will renovate existing building space, demolish substandard space and construct new warehouse/shop space. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $10,400,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order contract (N68936-06-D-0024) to provide specialized technical services in support of Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) work performed at the Fleet Readiness Center, Southwest (FRC-SW) on aircraft and rework of associated components and materials. Services to be provided include modifications, in-service repairs, and all other categories of service associated with aircraft DLM and its planning. The estimated level of effort for this modification is 346,666 man-hours. Work will be performed at FRC-SW, San Diego, Calif., (78 percent); the Marine Corps Air Station, (MCAS), Camp Pendleton, Calif., (9 percent); the Naval Air Station, (NAS) Lemoore, Calif., (4 percent); the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, Calif., (2 percent); NAS Whidbey Island, Bremerton, Wash., (2 percent); MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, (2 percent); MCAS Yuma, Ariz., (2 percent); and MCAS Miramar, Calif., (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in Dec. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.

CACI, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $7,961,512 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for education/training products and support services managed by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center, Pensacola, Fla., for the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Enterprise. This contract includes one base period and four one-year options that, if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $42,146,213. Work will be performed at Chantilly, Va., (95 percent), and Pensacola, Fla., (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 2009. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded through full and open competition via Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with 18 offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Detachment Philadelphia, is the contracting activity.

Oceaneering International, Inc., Chesapeake, Va., is being awarded a $5,711,065 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6269) for Dry Dock Shelter (DDS) Planning Yard, field change, and maintenance support. The contract modification will augment and supplement internal capabilities and provide for fleet-funded maintenance of DDS assets and procures material to support the alteration, modernization, and fit-up of DDS Program assets. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, (60 percent); Norfolk, Va., (30 percent); and Diego Garcia, (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by Sept. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., was awarded on Aug. 21, 2008,

a $14,604,152 cost/plus fixed fee price contract with Concurrent Technologies Corp., to provide operations and sustainment support for the Consolidated Analytic Spatial Initiative program. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and Bethesda, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity (HM157-08-C-0003).

Alliant Ammunition and power Co., LLC, Radford, Va., was awarded on

Aug. 28, 2008, a $31,409,100 firm/fixed price contract. This award is in support of the modernization effort at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Work will be performed in Radford, Va., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2010. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. HQ, Army Sustainment Command Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAA-09-03-E-0001).

The Logistics Co., Inc., Fayetteville, N.C., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2008, a $16,306,687 cost-plus-price contract for logistics services at Fort Knox, Ky., during the period Oct. 1, 2006 through 30 Sept. 30, 2007 with four one year option periods through Sept. 30, 2001. Work will be performed in Fort Knox, Ky., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited via Internet and eight bids were received. Mission & Installation Contracting Command Fort Knox, Ky., is the contracting activity (W9124D-06-C-0030).

General Dynamics Land Systems Division, Sterling Heights, Ill., was awarded on

Aug. 28, 2008, a $33,890,476 firm/fixed price contract. The purpose of this contract is thirty M1A1 Abrams integrated management vehicles with an option for an additional thirty vehicles. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio, Scranton, Pa., Tallahassee, Fla., and Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2010. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-G-0006).

MPRI A Division of L-3 Services, Inc., Alexandria, Va., was awarded on Aug.27, 2008, a $9,904,051 contract, to perform a broad range of technical financial and operational analysis in support of the Department of the Army. Contract support shall include all activities relating to the overall force development of the Army. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited via Internet and two bids were received. Contracting Center of Excellence, Washington, is the contracting activity (W91WAW-08-F-0129).

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2008, a

$9,145,424 firm fixed price contract. The work consists of beach renourishment in Tybee Island, Ga. Work will be performed in Tybee Island, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2008. Bids were solicited via Internet and three bids were received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-08-C-0046).

Hill Brothers Construction Co., Inc, Falkner, Miss., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2008, a

$58,826,055 firm fixed fee contract. The work consist of excavation, driving sheet pilling, driving timber pilling, driving steel pipe pilling, utility relocations, concrete box culvert construction, asphalt road work, fertilizing and seed, backfilling, and other incidental work. Work will be performed in New Orleans, La., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 13, 2012. Bids were solicited via FedTeds and four proposals were received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-08-C-0093).

General Dynamics Lands Systems Division, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on

Aug. 28, 2008, a $30,780,300 cost reimbursable contract to procure long lead material required to support 129 Third Armored Cavalry Regiment Abrams M1A2 system enhancement package. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio, Tallahassee, Fla., Anniston, Ala., Scranton, Pa., and Sterling Heights, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-G-0006).

Telford Aviation Inc., (TAI), Bangor, Maine, was awarded on Aug. 27, 2008, a $36,612,252 time /and material contract. The award of an undefinitized contract action will be made to Telford Aviation Inc for the procurement of components of the Multi Sensor Airborne Reconnaissance Surveillance System. Work will be performed in Hagerstown, Md., with an estimated completion date of Jun. 6, 2009. Bids were solicited sole source and one bid was received. CECOM Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-07-C-W009).

*Small Business

Analysis: Russian Military Modernization – Putins Power Play With NATO?

August 29, 2008 by · Comment
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Georgia's "Rose Revolution", like Ukraine's "Orange Revolution", is precisely the kind of popular uprising that the Russian elite fears most deeply. Any Western support for the Georgian cause will only increase Russian paranoia. The big question asked these days is whether the Kremlin bosses would have dared attacking Georgia, if it was already part of NATO?

Contracts for August 28, 2008



AIR FORCE

Science Applications International Corp., of San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a contract for $9,500,000. The purpose of this contract is to advance the technology and/or increase knowledge and understanding of chemical, biological and radiological threats to personnel, equipment, operations based on various environmental factors and develop capabilities to effectively communicate CBR impacts and issues including response and consequence management topics to a wide range of planning and decision-making levels. The location of performance is Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, Calif. At this time $999,844 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-08-D-6918).

The Air Force is modifying a contract with SRI International of Menlo Park, Calif. This action will provide Desert Owl Phase Two. The contractor will complete turn-key effort to deploy the PenRad 7 radar systems and modified King Air 200T aircraft for a 90-day deployment. The location of performance is Iraq. The contract modification is not to exceed $6,999,875. At this time, $3,429,939 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-08-C-3008).

Utah State University Research Foundation, Space Dynamics Laboratory, of Logan, Utah, is being awarded a contract for $9,998,094. The contract provides for the development and demonstration of new and innovative technologies that provide tactical assets for the battlefield using affordable plug-and-play components. The assets will be designed to provide key actionable intelligence and battlefield situational awareness using information collected from ground, air and space systems. The location of performance is Utah State University, Logan, Utah. At this time $1,391,027 has been obligated. Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA9453-08-C-0244).

Goodrich Corp., of Chelmsford, Mass., is being awarded a contract for $87,940,000. The purpose of this contract is for the delivery of four reconnaissance pods, one mobile ground station, one fixed ground station, two mission planners, in-country technical representatives, technical manuals, and test and integration support. This effort supports foreign military sales to Morocco. The location of performance is Goodrich Corp. Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems, Chelmsford, Mass. At this time $37,814,200 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-08-C-3013).

The Air Force is modifying a contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems, of Sunnyvale Calif., for $96,991,206. This is a contract modification to the existing Space Base Infrared System high component engineering, manufacturing, and development contract. This contract will exercise two options that provide for Fiscal Year 2009 continued sustainment of the contractor logistics support and legacy sustainment effort. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will provide personnel and infrastructure including supplies and services, to specifically perform space and ground software maintenance, depot maintenance, training, communications maintenance, increment “2” tactical intelligence off-line processing and integrated training suite operations. The location of performance is Lockheed Integrated Systems and Solutions, Boulder, Colo. Money has not been obligated at this time. Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-C-0017).

Wyle Information Systems LLC (formerly RS Information Systems, Inc.) of McLean, Va., is being awarded a contract for $18,491,900. The purpose of this contract provides services to operate, maintain, and support the Space Innovation and Development Center located at Schriever AFB CO. The SIDC is also the Air Staff executive agent for the Air Force’s Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities program. The contract is directed toward examining, assessing, and developing the means to integrate national system and DoD space systems support to enhance combat, and research and development capabilities within the Air Force. This includes and /or involves integrating existing and advanced technology weapons, platforms, and special test facilities; as well as the technical expertise (e.g., knowledge of emerging space-based technologies and systems such as space -based radar, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, microsats, space control, lasers, high power microwaves, communications, etc.) to assist SIDC related activities. Option VII will start Oct. 1, 2008. The location of performance is Space innovation and Development Center, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Money has not been obligated at this time. Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA2550-01-D-0003).

Sonalysts, Inc., of Waterford, Conn., is being awarded a contract for $10,141,173. The purpose of this contract is to provide Small Business Innovative Research Phase III effort procures commercial off-the-shelf hardware and operating systems, and one common training system architecture which will launch system specific simulations developed to execute space operations training for a number of different satellite systems. The first mission specific application is Defense Satellite Communications System trainer with a follow-on option for a Military Strategic and Tactical Relay trainer. The location of performance is Sonalysts, Inc., Waterford, Conn., and Lockheed Martin (subcontractor) of Orlando, Fla. At this time $445,000 has been obligated. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8806-08-C-0001).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a contract for $9,661,835. The purpose of this contract is for the Reliability Information Analysis Center will perform NAWCAD test aviation research and development. The location of performance Wyle Aerospace Group, Camarillo, Calif., a division of Wyle Laboratories, Inc., in Hunstville, Ala. At this time $266,667 has been obligated. Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005).

Air Force is modifying a contract with DTS Aviation Services, Incorporated, Fort Worth, Texas, for $40,723,558. This action will exercise option year for maintenance of T-38C, T-6, and T1A aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The location of performance is Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Money has not been obligated at this time. Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., is the contracting activity (FA3002-05-C-0016).

Air Force is modifying a contract with Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Air Combat Systems, San Diego, Calif., for $7,139,331. This effort is for the operation of the Global Hawk System in forward theaters of operation, for a classified length of time. The contractor shall also provide mission support plans, identify support equipment necessary to support operations at contingency locations and procure deployment spares critical for sustained flight operations for the period of time specified on any deployment order. The location of performance is Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Air Combat Systems, San Diego, Calif. At this time $7,139,331has been obligated. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-08-G-3005).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a contract for $5,918,448. This action will provide the U.S. Army Energetics, Warhead and Environmental Technology Directorate with studies and analysis. The location of performance is Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. At this time $120,773 has been obligated. Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380).

ARMY

Textron Marine & Land System, Division of Textron Inc., New Orleans, La., was awarded Aug. 26, 2008, a $6,560,000 firm-fixed- price contract. U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command life cycle management is exercising the option to purchase 10 armored security vehicles from Textron Marine & Land Systems. Work will be performed in New Orleans, La., with an estimated completion date of Jun. 30, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich., is the contract activity (W56HZV-05-C-0470).

Defense Technologies Corp., of America, Casper, Wyo., was awarded

Aug. 27, 2008, a $5,004,237 firm- fixed- price contract. The purpose of this contract is to obtain M1029 non- lethal 40mm cartridges. Work will be performed in Casper, Wyo., with estimated completion date of Apr. 30, 2010. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Command Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-06-C-0169).

Xcavators, Inc., Ripley, Miss., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2008, a $6,847, 228

firm-fixed- price contract. The purpose of this contract is for flooding control of Mississippi River & tributaries, west bank Mississippi River levees, Reid Bedford King, La., levee enlargement and berms, item 424-R. Work will be performed in Madison Parrish, La., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2009. Bids proposal were solicited under FedBizOps. Thirteen bids proposal were received. U.S.A. Corp of Engineer, Vicksburg District, Vicksburg Contracting Office, Vicksburg, Miss, is the contracting activity (W912EE-08-C-0024).

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vt., was awarded Aug. 27, 2008, a

$31,706,454 five- year- firm- fixed- price indefinite -quantity contract. This requirement is for the procurement of the crashworthy external fuel system, the internal auxiliary fuel tank system, and related spares support for the UH-60 aircraft. Work will be performed in Vergennes, Vt., with an estimated completion date of Jul. 31, 2013. One bid were solicited and one bid was received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-D-0224).

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, Hurst, Texas, was awarded on Aug. 27, 2008, a

$ 6,220,267, firm- fixed- price contract. This contract is to add three items to the

long term contract, including 30 cowl assemblies, each with Mod Fin assembly 126 blades, for the O58D Kiowa Program, establishing FY08 pricing for a potential award of $7,119,296.

Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Redstone Arsenal, Al., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-04-D-0110).

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., was awarded Aug. 24, 2008, a

$6,988,277 service contract, for berthage, drydocking and services for the dredge wheeler. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 13, 2008. Bids solicited FedBizOps and two bids were received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-08-H-0001)

Ciber Incorporated, Colo., was awarded Aug. 27, 2008, a $6,772, 552 cost plus award fee contract. Perform labor and material to perform DOIM (Directorate of Information Management) services at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., as a result of an A76 solicitation. Work will be performed in Carlisle, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2009. Bids were solicited via Internet and three bids were received. Mission and Installation Contracting Command -DOC Carlisle Barracks, Pa., is the contracting activity (DABT-60-02-C-006).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Alfona Hauer Gambri & Co., KG.*, Weiden, Germany, is being awarded a maximum $6,672,615 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel oil, diesel fuel and gasoline. Using service is Army. This proposal was originally web-solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SPO600-08-D-9404).

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., is being awarded a maximum $500,000,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery/quantity contract for maintenance, repair, and operations supplies contract. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other federal civilian agencies. Contract is exercising option year three. The original proposal was Web-solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Aug. 30, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-04-D-BP24).

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $125,566,777 firm-fixed-price contract for the full rate production (Lot IV) of nine AN/ALQ-218 Tactical Jamming System Receivers (TJSR), a component of the EA-6B Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft. In addition, this contract provides for a display lab asset and spares in support of the EA-6B. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md., (57 percent), Bethpage, N.Y., (30 percent); Nashua, N.H., (8 percent), and San Diego, Calif., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Oct. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0067).

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded an $111,426,635 indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract to provide all logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance required to support 71 T-45A and 108 T-45C aircraft based at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., NAS Kingsville, Texas; and NAS Pensacola, Fla. This requirement also includes the organizational level maintenance for the engine. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (58 percent); Meridian, Miss., (36 percent); and Pensacola, Fla., (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in Sept. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via electronic request for proposal and two offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-08-D-0014).

Sensor and Antenna Systems, Lansdale, Inc., Lansdale, Pa., is being awarded a $36,743,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded undefinitized contract action (N00019-08-C-0046) to procure 27 low band transmitters; 25 V-Pol antennas; 27 H-Pol antennas; and 18 Band 2 adapter interface assemblies for the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter Antenna Group in support of the EA-6B aircraft. In addition, this modification will include 3 RF Test Stations, 5 antenna test stations, 4 transmitter test stations, 3 lots of special tooling/test equipment, non-recurring engineering (NRE) for the IO#1 circuit card assembly re-design, and technical requirements documentation (TRD) to support test equipment at the depot level. Work will be performed in Lansdale, Pa., and is expected to be completed in Nov. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.

Data Link Solutions LLC, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded a $32,109,772 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract to provide Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) On Ship (MOS) and associated Link-16 systems. MOS provides high power Link 16 shipboard systems by integrating the MIDS Low Volume Terminal into the Shipboard Tactical Data Link environment. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM) awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Systems. This contract includes four one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $160,643,603. Work will be performed in Wayne, N.J., (80 percent) and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (20 percent), and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2009 (Aug. 2013 with options). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command E-commerce website, with an unlimited number of proposals solicited and one offer received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the contracting activity (N00039-08-D-0007).

Hedgecock Electric, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded an $11,681,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Airfield Lighting repairs and replacement of airfield lighting on the north and south airfield runways at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Work will be performed in Milton, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Mar. 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-08-C-0770).

Atlantic Marine Mayport, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $9,772,647 firm-fixed-price contract for the Dry-Dock Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) of the USS Simpson (FFG 56) to include drydock and topside maintenance repair work. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $13,575,754. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $30,000 willexpire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 10 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N40027-08-C-0091).

British Aerospace (BAE) Systems & Armaments, L.P., Armament Systems Division, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded an $8,141,770 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-5464) to exercise an option for procurement of additional FY08 MK 14 MOD 2 Canisters, including packaging, handling, storage, transportation equipment, and for additional FY08 reconfigurable coding plug assemblies. MK 14 canisters for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, store, transport in safety, and enable loading of Tomahawk missiles into MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems aboard DDG-51 Class and CG-47 Class ships. Work will be performed in Aberdeen, S.D., and is expected to be completed by Jul. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lambda Research, Inc.*, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $7,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program under topic N01-024 entitled “Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion.” The contractor will provide services and materials for engineering tasks, including research and development, and testing of the low plasticity burnishing system. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be completed in Aug. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This SBIR Phase III contract was competitively procured using SBIR Program Solicitation under Topic N01-024 and 29 offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-08-D-0019).

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY CONTRACT AWARD

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, Anchorage Alaska, is being awarded a $48,968,854 (maximum) indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity, sole source contract to provide launch services and logistical support at the Kodiak Launch Complex for MDA flight tests. The place of performance is Kodiak, Alaska. The contract base period and one option are expected to be complete by Aug. 2011. The contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (HQ0006-08-D-0004).

*Small Business

Navy to develop WMD simulator

The US Navy awarded Cubic Applications Inc a contract to begin development of a training simulator for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) environments. The contract is worth up to about $16 M, with $2M executed to date. The Navy will ultimately end up with a system that can conduct repeatable training on a range. The contract is for development of a system as well as looking at future technologies that can support this type of training.

See the press release at the The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com site.

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Marines order more rockets and their launchers

Talley Inc, owned now by the Norwegian company Nammo, won a contract from the USMC to develop a launcher for 83mm rockets. The current system has been in use since 1984. The ammunition, currently produced by Talley, will remain the same, but a new system for firing the rockets from a Marine’s shoulder will be developed. The contract is for an initial buy of 146 launchers and 900 rounds of ammunition. Talley has produced over 40,000 rounds of this type. Nammo purchased the company last year as a way in to the US defense market.

See The Arizona Republic business site, here, for more on this contract.

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Arrests in Afghanistan contracting scandal

Two Air Force personnel and three Afghan nationals were arrested over charges that bribes were paid to win contracts for military construction in Afghanistan. Two of the Afghans also resided in the United States. Supposedly a bribe of $30,000 was paid to the US Air Force officials to win a $1 M construction contract in 2004. Another bribe was paid later to win a road contract. Several US military and civilian personnel have been arrested and charged with contract related corruption in Kuwait, Iraq and the United States. With the amount of money going to the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq there is always a chance for such crime.

There is more at The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com site.

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Contracts for August 27, 2008



ARMY

Sterling Medical Associates, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded on Aug. 25, 2008, a $11,326,360 firm fixed price contract. The purpose of this contract is to obtain the personal and non – personal services of traumatic brain injury health providers for the military treatment facilities located throughout Germany and Vicenza, Italy. Work will be performed in Landstuhl, Germany with an estimated completion date of Sept 18, 2013. Ten bids were solicited and five were received. US Army Medical Command Europe Regional Contracting Office, Landstuhl – Kirchberg, Germany, is the contracting activity (W911F4F-08-C-0020).

Inglett and Stubbs, International, Smyrna, Ga., was awarded on Aug 26, 2008, a $8,900,000 firm fixed price contract. This award is for electrical inspection and repair services. Work will be performed in Combined Operation Joint Area, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 26, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. USA Engineer District, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity

(W912BU-08-C-0039).

B.L. Harbert International, Birmingham, Ala., was awarded on Aug 26, 2008, a $23,660,000 indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) (MATOC), firm fixed price contract. This project is required by the Army’s Military Construction Transformation initiatives and will provide single solider housing is similar to apartment type housing in the private sector, room shall include but not limited to private sleeping areas, walk-in closets, shared bathroom and kitchenette. Contractors will compete for the contract capacity of $225,000.00 for the IDIQ MATOC contracts. Work will be performed in Fort Campbell, Ky., with an estimated completion date of Aug 26, 2013. Bids solicited phase two, six offers and bid received phase two, six offers received. US Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-08-D-0041).

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Aug 26, 2008, a $722,713,876 firm fixed price contract. CH-47 multiyear contract for five years, 109 each CH-47F new build aircraft, 72 each CH-47F remanufacture aircraft, priced options for 34 each CH-47F new build aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Sept 30, 2013. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. US Army aviation & missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0098).

NAVY

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $87,441,266 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0569) for the procurement of 103 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round (AUR) missiles. The Tomahawk Block IV missile is capable of launch from surface ships equipped with the Vertical Launch System (VLS), submarines equipped with the Capsule Launch System (CLS), and submarines equipped with the Torpedo Tube Launch (TTL) System. This effort will include 71 VLS missiles, 32 CLS missiles, and 32 Composite CLS capsules. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., (32 percent); Walled Lake, Mich., (9 percent); Camden, Ark., (8 percent); Anniston, Ala., (5 percent); Huntsville, Ala., (4 percent); Glenrothes, Scotland, (5 percent); Ft. Wayne, Ind., (4 percent); Minneapolis, Minn., (4 percent); Ontario, Calif., (3 percent); Spanish Fork, Utah, (3 percent); Westminster, Colo., (2 percent); El Segundo, Calif., (2 percent); Middletown, Conn., (2 percent); Largo, Fla., (2 percent); Vergennes, Vt., (2 percent); Ontario, Canada, (1.4 percent) and various locations within the United States, (11.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in Jul. 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $725,578 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Analex Corporation, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a potential $63,291,724 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for lifecycle support services in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego (SSC San Diego), Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Programs Office in Philadelphia. Specific efforts include logistics planning, post-development assembly and testing, world-wide system maintenance, development of user documentation and training courses, delivery of training to users and maintainers, 7/24 help desk support, installation and fielding of systems at user sites, site installation plans, and site configuration management. Support efforts will also address supportability, maintainability and sustainability issues during system development and throughout the system’s life and retirement or recapitalization of the systems. This contract is one of two contracts awarded: both awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes one optional two-year award term and one three-year award term, which, if awarded, will bring the potential, cumulative value of the contract to $206,393,978. All work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., and is expected to be completed Aug. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. SSC San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-08-D-0149).

Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a potential $59,255,670, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for lifecycle support services in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego (SSC San Diego), Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Programs Office in Philadelphia. Specific efforts include logistics planning, post-development assembly and testing, world-wide system maintenance, development of user documentation and training courses, delivery of training to users and maintainers, 7/24 help desk support, installation and fielding of systems at user sites, site installation plans, and site configuration management. Support efforts will also address supportability, maintainability and sustainability issues during system development and throughout the system’s life and retirement or recapitalization of the systems. This contract is one of two contracts awarded: both awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes one optional two-year award term and one three-year award term, which, if awarded, will bring the potential, cumulative value of the contract to $189,482,372. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., and work is expected to be completed Aug. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. SSC San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-08-D-0014).

Vericor Power Systems, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., is being awarded a $20,541,344 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture, testing and delivery of 16 ETF40B marine gas turbine engines for the fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) requirements. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $57,779,224. Work will be performed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The solicitation was posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-08-C-4117).

Tetra-Tech, Inc. Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000, guaranteed minimum of $10,000 (base period), firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide natural resource management services, including biological resources studies, evaluations, and assessments for projects located within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility. Work will be performed primarily in Va.,(12 percent); N.C.,(15 percent); Maine, (5 percent); D.C., (3 percent); Fla., (12 percent); Texas, (3 percent); N.J., (7 percent), N.Y.,(2 percent); N.H.,(2 percent); Conn., (2 percent); Pa., (2 percent); W.V., (3 percent); Md., (4 percent); Calif., (10 percent), and overseas and other states (18 percent), and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-08-D-1008).

DTC Engineers and Constructors, LLC, North Haven, Conn., is being awarded $9,918,135 for firm-fixed-price Task Order #0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-06-D-4008) for design and construction of main gate and physical security upgrades at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides for construction of a gatehouse, visitors center, and canopies with supporting anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) facilities at the main entry gate; and construction of a gatehouse, canopy, and commercial inspection enclosure with supporting AT/FP facilities for a truck inspection gate at Piney Green. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by Mar. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Amplifier Research Corp.*, Souderton Pa., is being awarded a $5,688,581 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high power radio frequency amplifier systems in support of Expeditionary Electronic Warfare Systems. The high power radio frequency amplifiers required are portable, self-contained, broadband, solid-state amplifiers designed for instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity and range from 30 watts to 500 watts. Work will be performed in Souderton, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-08-D-WQ03).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Wolverine World Wide, Inc., Rockford, Mich., is being awarded a maximum $9,100,079 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for safety boots. Other locations of performance are Jonesboro, Ark.; Big Rapids and Cedar Springs, Mich. Using service is Navy. Contract is exercising option year one. Proposals were originally bidders list solicited with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. T he date of performance completion is Aug. 31, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SP0100-06-D-0352).

Graybar Electric Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment indefinite delivery/quantity contract for maintenance, repair and operations for the Northeast Region. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Contract is exercising option year three. Proposals were originally Web-solicited with seven responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Aug. 30, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-04-D-BP25).

Bremen-Bowdon Investment Co., Bowden, Ga.*, is being awarded a maximum $8,910,828 firm fixed price, total set aside contract for men’s coats. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. This proposal was originally DIBBS solicited with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM1C1-08-D-1101).

*Small Business

Laser Guided JDAM GBU-54 Debuts in Iraq

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Earlier this month the U.S. Air Force dropped the first 500 lb Laser Guided Joint Directed Attack Munition (LJDAM) on a target in Iraq. Developed by the U.S. Air Force and Boeing, in response to an urgent operational requirement raised early 2007, Guided Bomb Unit 54 (GBU54) completed development and testing in 17 months, and has been fielded aboard 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing aircraft in May. The weapon was dropped from an F-16s from the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq against a moving enemy vehicle in Diyala Province, Iraq.

Boeing Offers Super Hornet Fighter Aircraft to Denmark

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August 27, 2008: Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy delivered a proposal Aug. 15 offering the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Royal Danish Air Force as part of Denmark's New Combat Aircraft competition. Denmark is already evaluating a proposal from the Swedish Saab Group, offering the Gripen multi-role fighter. Denmark has an initial requirement for 48 aircraft to replace its F-16s.

Marine Corps Strategy – September 2008 National Defense Magazine

As they prepare to fight wars in the world's most unstable regions, Marines want to learn more about the local cultures of these troubled areas. The Marine Corps, meanwhile, continues to struggle to save one of its most expensive armored vehicles from the budget axe. The Air Force worries about the fate of its prized F-22 fighter jet. In this podcast, we bring you details on these critical stories. You will also hear about the challenges facing the Department of Homeland Security as it prepares for its first transition to a new administration. Also, we bring you the latest on the government"s increasing use of biometrics technology.

Army buys a lot of Hellfires

The US Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to produce Hellfire missiles. These are normally fired from AH-64 and OH-58D helicopters and some Air Force aircraft. The missile is used by the US and its Allies. In Iraq and Afghanistan the Army has been using these with great effect to strike a variety of targets. The contract is valued at over $350 M and will purchase 1400 missiles. It is estimated that over 6000 have been used to date in the Global War on Terror.

For more see the Orlando Sentinal.

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Army to buy more CH-47 aircraft

The Army awarded Boeing a 5 year contract for CH-47F cargo helicopters. The number procured is 181 with 10 options. There will also likely be some FMS sales from this contract. The CH-47F is the latest variant of the helicopter with sophisticated avionics and improved capabilities. 48 have been built to date. The CH-47F is one of the programs that was birthed from the Comanche termination. The others being the UH-60M, UH-72A and the JCA fixed wing aircraft. The CH-47F is especially effective in Afghanistan due to its high altitude and temperature capabilities.

To see the press release go to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch here.

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US Air Force looks to replace C-130E aircraft

The US Air Force has begun talks with Lockheed Martin on executing a multi-year procurement contract for C-130J aircraft. These would replace the Air Forces and other Service’s current inventory of C-130E Hercules. The contract could be for up to 110 aircraft and have a value over time of $6 B. Multi-year procurements must be authorized by Congress and they are typically done for aircraft and other large systems in order to save money over time.

For more see The Guardian’s Business Feed.

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U.S. Army Awards Boeing $4.3 Billion for CH-47F Helicopters

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The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a five-year U.S. Army contract valued at $4.3 billion for 181 CH-47F Chinooks and 10 additional Chinooks under Fiscal Year 2008 supplemental funding. There are options in the award for an additional 24 aircraft over the course of the contract. Boeing Rotorcraft Systems has delivered 48 CH-47F helicopters to the U.S. Army to date and has fully trained and equipped two units, with a third unit scheduled to stand up in August.

Contracts for August 26, 2008



NAVY

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $129,259,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action (UCA) for the fabrication and delivery of 13 P-3 Outer Wing Assembly (OWA) kits in support of the P-3 recovery plan. Work will be performed in Marietta, Ga., and is expected to be completed in December 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0066).

C. Pyramid Enterprises, Inc.,* Robbinsville, N.J., is being awarded a $48,375,200 firm-fixed-price construction contract for design and construction of fixed-wing aircraft hanger at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. The work to be performed provides for a new aircraft maintenance hangar with administrative and maintenance support space. The new facility will include high-bay Navy fixed-wing aircraft hangar area, aircraft maintenance shops and crew equipment areas, maintenance administrative and unit operations support space, plus Squadron Operations administrative space, POV parking and roadways. The contract is incrementally funded with the first increment of $24,133,400 being allocated at the time of award. The second increment will be funded in FY09 at $24,241,800. The contract contains two unexercised options, which if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $51,898,900. Work will be performed in Burlington County, N.J., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-08-C-2100).

URS Group, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum $40,000,000 (base and options - with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000) firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity architect/engineering contract for preparation of Navy and Marine Corps facilities planning and environmental documentation in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility. The work to be performed provides for plans, studies, events, project planning documents, geo-spatial information and service, GPSservices and National Environmental Policy Act planning. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to Calif. (87 percent); Ariz. (5 percent), Nev. (5 percent), Colo. (1 percent), N.M. (1 percent) and Utah (1 percent), and work is expected to be completed Aug. 2009 (Aug. 2013 with options exercised). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with seven offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-08-D-8603).

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $10,514,121 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-01-C-0109) for additional organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot-level maintenance for 44 F-5 aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla.; NAS, Fallon, Nev.; and Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. Work will be performed in Key West, Fla. (40 percent); Fallon, Nev. (30 percent); and Yuma, Ariz. (30 percent), and work is expected to be completed in December 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $2,996,871 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Robertson Aviation LLC, Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $10,485,067 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-08-D-0009) to exercise an option for the procurement of V-22 Mission Auxiliary Tank Systems and related hardware for the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in August 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $6,666,955 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Daniels & Daniels Construction Co., Inc.,* Goldsboro, N.C., is being awarded a $9,069,500 firm-fixed-price contract for interim facilities for counter battery radar platoon, artillery battery, and civil affairs at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. These interim facilities consist of trailers and pre-engineered buildings. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by August 2009. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (contract number N40085-08-C-8461).

Blue Rock Structures, Inc.,* Pollocksville, N.C., is being awarded a $9,066,505 firm-fixed-price contract for military police interim facilities at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides site work and interim facilities for military police. These interim facilities consist of trailers and pre-engineered buildings Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by August 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities website with, eight offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.,) is the contracting activity (N40085-08-C-8460).

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Oklahoma City, Okla., is being awarded a $7,341,248 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-01-C-0110) for additional organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot-level maintenance for 23 F-18, 4 H-60, 2 E-2C and 14 F-16 aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at the Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev. Work will be performed in Fallon, Nev., and is expected to be completed in December 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $2,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Strong Enterprise, Inc., of Orlando, Fla., is being awarded an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for a minimum of $45, 000,000. This action will provide Guardian Angel Advanced Parachute System (GAAPS). The GAAPS system will consist of three different parachute systems (GAAPS – freefall, GAAPS static line, and GAAPS tandem). The procurement includes the necessary development and integration effort, procurement of the systems, initial spares, training and sustainment. At this time $655,154 has been obligated. 670 AESS/PK, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629-08-D-2354).

Lockheed Martin Co. of King of Prussia, Penn., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract not to exceed $12, 2000,000. This action will design, fabricate, and test the Payload Delivery Vehicle for the calendar year 2010 flight demonstration of the conventional prompt Global Strike capability. At this time $5,600,000 has been obligated. SMC/XRC, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8814-08-C-0003).

ARMY

Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, Boston, Mass., was awarded on Aug 22, 2008, a $7,160,973 firm fixed price contract for a professional services contract for the development of exhibits for the National Museum of the United States Army. Work will be performed in Boston, Mass., with an estimated completion date Aug 22, 2013. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web and two bids were received. Corps of Engineers- New England District, Concord, Mass., is the contracting activity (W912WJ-08-D-006).

Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co., Llc, Independence, Mo, was awarded on Aug 22, 2008, a $6,817,136 firm fixed price contract. The award of the following small caliber ammunition: cartridge 5.6mm, ball LFS, M855, AA45. Work will be performed in Independence, Mo., with an estimated completion date of Sept 30, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. US Army Sustainment, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAA09-99-D-0016).

Hellfire Systems L.L.C., Orlando, Fla., was awarded on Aug 21, 2008, a $9,256,594 firm fixed price. The contract is for 14 missile spares to support various Hellfire II missile systems. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date June 30, 2012. One bid solicited and one bid received. US Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contract activity (W31P4Q-05-C-0021).

DynCorp International LLC, Falls Church, Va., was awarded on Aug 17, 2008, a $18,122,155 firm fixed price contract. The contract is for site improvement and construction of facilities to support the ANCOP Patrol Unit and Urban Unit in Garmser, Partika, Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Garmser, Partika, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date Aug 15, 2009. Bids solicited Web and one bid received. US Army Engineer District, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W917PM-07-D-0014).

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Sierra Vista (Garden Canon), Ariz., was awarded on Aug 25, 2008, a $6,490,931 cost plus fixed fee contract for increased operational tempo for Green Dart deployment to operation Iraqi Freedom. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista (Garden Canon), Ariz., with an estimated completion date Aug 24, 2008. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. US Army Aviation and Missile Command, AMSAM-AC-AR-A, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0025). At this time $5,600,000 has been obligated. SMC/XRC, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8814-08-C-0003).

Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Ind. is being awarded a maximum $5,806,314 firm fixed price, long term contract for bulldozer services. Other location of performance is East Peoria, Illinois. Using service is Multi National Security Command, Iraq. There were originally 4 proposals solicited with 2 responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is October 10, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM500-01-D-0059-0215).

* Small Business

Analysis: Brazil Restarts Big-Ticket Procurement with an Eye to the Future

August 26, 2008 by · Comment
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Although Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has no doubt been stirred by Venezuela's military buildup, he also recognizes the need for his own country to rectify its deficient level of armaments in order to strengthen Brazil's position as a regional leader. He has increased pressure to make funds available for two ambitious military programs, previously sidelined due to funding problems, in order to fulfill some of the armed forces' pressing equipment needs. In addition, a new strategic plan is being drafted that will garner long-term economic and military benefits for the entire nation.

Saab Offers Gripen NG as an Alternative for Dutch JSF

August 26, 2008 by · Comment
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Hague, August 26, 2008: Saab is offering the Gripen NG (Next Generation) multi-role fighter to the Netherlands, in response to the Dutch request for proposals for a successor to the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16. Saab is offering 85 Gripen NGs, and a comprehensive logistical support package including spares, training and simulators. The company detailed its offer at a news conference held in the Hague, today.

Marine Corps Contracts Nammo-Talley to Develop an Improved SMAW

August 25, 2008 by · Comment
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Nammo Talley, Inc., of Mesa Arizona will develop a new version of the Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW II), capable of being Fired From Enclosure (FFE) assault rounds. The program also includes the associated ammunition, optimized for urban operations. A contract worth potentially over $50 million, covering the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and initial production, was awarded this week by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Gripen NG pitched to the Netherlands

SAAB submitted a proposal to the Dutch government for replacement of the F-16 Fighting Falcons in service at this time. The current plan is to buy F-35 JSF aircraft. The SAAB proposal includes the Gripen aircraft, support, training and spares. No price for the 85 aircraft proposal was provided. If it is competitive there may be some desire by the Dutch to buy this aircraft over the F-35. SAAB has also proposed a Gripen to Norway and India.

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