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Northrop Grumman Laboratory-Based Prototype Advances U.S. Army Training on Integrated Battle Command System Contract

Northrop Grumman Laboratory-Based Prototype Advances U.S. Army Training on Integrated Battle Command System Contract
March 31, 2010

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Virtual, Interactive, Collaborative, Training, Resource/Environment (VICTR/E) laboratory is revolutionizing U.S. Army training with its innovative use of avatars. The company created the lab, located in Huntsville, Ala., as part of its pursuit of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) contract.

Northrop Grumman developed the VICTR/E lab using the Army's capability development document for IAMD, which follows the U.S.
Department of Defense Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System procedure and ensures the implementation of capabilities-based requirements defined by combatant commanders. The VICTR/E lab was designed to not only address contract requirements; it also saves the Army time and money by replicating a fully operational system. The lab simulates air battle scenarios for warfighter training. The lab also uses avatars, or three-dimensional computer representations of humans, to train soldiers.

The avatars – which move and talk – interact with the soldiers in a scripted, life-like battle or air battle environment. The virtual
reality realm allows one or two soldiers to train with an entire battle staff. While the lab started with only scripted scenarios, the Northrop Grumman team has since developed "live" avatars that allow for unscripted training exercises.

"This type of immersive training will have great benefit for the warfighter," said Karen Williams, vice president of Air and Missile
Defense Systems for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "It will keep them trained and ready in the valuable skills needed to
prosecute an air battle."

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Raytheon Delivers on Miniature Air Launched Decoy Contract

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Raytheon Delivers on Miniature Air Launched Decoy Contract
March 31, 2010

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered an operationally significant quantity of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery allows the U.S. Air Force to reach its "required assets available" as scheduled.

"The commander of Air Combat Command now has the necessary quantity of decoys and support equipment to train, equip and deploy his forces with this mission-essential system," said Ken Watson, the U.S. Air Force's MALD™ program manager. "Raytheon committed to a 2010 delivery schedule in 2003, and the company delivered as promised, meeting its Air Force obligation."

MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (about 575 statute miles). Currently integrated on the B-52 bomber and F-16 fighter aircraft, MALD can be certified on any aircraft with a 14-inch suspension carriage.

Raytheon will continue to deliver additional MALDs to the U.S. Air Force to enable the service to meet other training and deployment commitments. The company continues to make progress developing a jamming variant of the MALD and expects to deliver its first system to the U.S. Air Force in 2012.

"We know how important this system is to the U.S. Air Force and made early delivery a priority," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Air Warfare Systems product line. "With the help of our patriotic and dedicated employees, Air Force partners and invaluable suppliers, we pulled out all the stops and met our 2010 commitment."

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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More than 125 Raytheon employees design and build the MALD and MALD-J in Tucson, Ariz.; Goleta, Calif.; and El Segundo, Calif.

Hundreds of employees in scores of businesses across the U.S. design and manufacture MALD and MALD-J components. Major suppliers include: AML Communications, Camarillo, Calif.; AUSCO, Port Washington, N.Y.; BAE, Berthoud, Colo.; CEI, Sacramento, Calif.; Celestica, Austin, Texas; Eagle Pitcher, Joplin, Mo.; EDO, Bohemia, N.Y.; Enser, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Engineered Fabrics Corp, Rockmart, Ga.; GDOTS, Redmond, Wash.; Hamilton-Sundstrand, Rockford, Ill.; Hamilton-Sundstrand, San Diego; LaBarge, Joplin, Mo.; Moog, East Aurora, N.Y.; Tecom, Westlake Village, Calif.

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Recent US Army reliability and characterisation testing demonstrates the reliability and maturity of ECLIPSE

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Recent US Army reliability and characterisation testing demonstrates the reliability and maturity of ECLIPSE
March 31, 2010

The results of recent US Government reliability and characterisation tests have demonstrated the maturity of the latest infrared countermeasure system jointly developed by SELEX Galileo and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

The ECLIPSE pointer tracker provides a low risk approach to protecting the US Army’s fixed and rotary wing fleet from surface to air missile threats. The benefit, experience and lessons learned from over 20 years of aircraft protection have influenced the design and development of this 5th generation, lightweight, low cost pointer tracker. With low mass, low power, minimal airstream intrusion and a predicted MTBF greater than 3,000 hours, ECLIPSE offers an ideal solution for the CIRCM programme.

SELEX Galileo and Northrop Grumman have a proven track record of meeting Urgent Operational Requirements and Quick Reaction Contracts. With a flexible, established and proven manufacturing and support capacity, SELEX Galileo has successfully produced and supported over 1200 pointer trackers to date.

SELEX Galileo supports existing DIRCM pointer trackers through facilities in both the US at Hurlburt Field, Florida and in the UK at Edinburgh, Scotland. With tens of thousands of DIRCM pointer tracker operational hours accrued and many years of support contracting experience, the partnership has the ability and flexibility to support any end customer’s logistical needs.

“We are confident that our experienced partnership with Northrop Grumman can meet the Army’s programme and delivery timescales. The ECLIPSE pointer tracker is ideally placed to provide a low risk, low-cost DIRCM capability for the US Army platforms,” said Alastair Morrison, Senior Vice President, Radar and Advanced Targeting at SELEX Galileo

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Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) Tri-Mode Seeker

Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) Tri-Mode Seeker
March 31, 2010 11:04 AM

ORLANDO, Fla., --Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed a wide-ranging series of tests on the multi-mode seeker for its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system. JAGM will provide a precision, adverse weather, low-collateral-damage weapon to rotary- and fixed-wing pilots, as well as the unmanned aerial system community.

Currently in the technology development phase, JAGM's tri-mode seeker includes imaging infrared, semi-active laser and millimeter wave radar sensors for precision-strike targeting.

"We've successfully demonstrated all of the sensor modes simultaneously and are very pleased with what we're seeing," said Rick Edwards, vice president for Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin. "Having fully functional seeker hardware this early in the program allows us to validate our software integration and test procedures. We are moving forward to deliver an unrivaled capability that will meet our Warfighters' needs."

Lockheed Martin has built several tri-mode seekers for tower, captive flight and missile flight testing. Upcoming captive-carry testing will verify performance in a flight environment. Additional testing in thermal and vibration performance, and electromagnetic interference effects will also take place this year.

Program officials also recently held Kaizen events, or Structured Improvement Activity (SIA), at Lockheed Martin's seeker and electronics production facilities in Ocala, FL, and Troy, AL.

"The SIA's were very successful and we have made significant progress in maturing our JAGM production manufacturing process. The recent tests and Kaizen events demonstrate the maturity of the tri-mode seeker, which is the heart of the JAGM weapon system," Edwards said. "Seeker maturity is the key to controlling program risk and ensuring an affordable, producible and supportable product."

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Today sees the last flight of the Nimrod MR2 fleet following over 30 years of service

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UK Ministry of Defence
March 31, 2010

Today sees the last flight of the Nimrod MR2 fleet following over 30 years of service. The Nimrod MR2 will mark its last operational flight with a flypast of airfields in the north of Scotland before the fleet is retired. Over the last few days, MR2s have visited some of the air bases that have helped form its history, such as the former RAF St Mawgan (now Newquay International Airport) and in Guernsey (to mark 201’s Squadron’s affiliation with the Island). On Friday 26 March VIPs, RAF personnel, their families and a number of veterans attended an event at RAF Kinloss to mark the last days of the aircraft. Attendees had the opportunity to look round a Nimrod aircraft, tour some exhibitions covering the operational role of the MR2 over its last 31 years including its Search and Rescue role.

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Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 MSE Intercept Flight Test

Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 MSE Intercept Flight Test
March 31, 2010 1:27 PM

DALLAS, TX, February 18, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] enhanced version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile , the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE ), successfully intercepted a threat representative tactical ballistic missile target yesterday at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The PAC-3 MSE Missile provides increased performance, greater altitude and range than the baseline PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Missile. As the first spiral development of the PAC-3 CRI Missile, the PAC-3 MSE Missile variant incorporates threat-driven and technology-enabled hardware and software upgrades to defeat the advancing threat set. The PAC-3 Missile is the only Patriot missile that utilizes hit-to-kill technology to destroy incoming targets.

"The PAC-3 MSE Missile performed extremely well," said Richard McDaniel, director of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control . "The continued evolution of the missile segment, combined with rigorous testing, will result in the fielding of a tremendous defensive capability for the Warfighter."

The PAC-3 MSE Missile was selected as the primary interceptor for the multi-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in September 2006. The MEADS program has completed hardware Critical Design Reviews and is now integrating and testing the radars, launchers, tactical operation centers and reloaders needed for system tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in 2012.

Upgrades incorporated into the PAC-3 MSE Missile include:
The solid-rocket motor now has a second pulse and is larger in diameter.

Aerodynamic surfaces are larger and the span of the aft control surfaces is greater to accommodate the increased performance envelope.

Thermal batteries have been sized consistent with increased performance and longer mission time.

The PAC-3 MSE Missile is packaged in a single canister that stacks to provide flexibility for the Patriot or MEADS launcher load-out requirements.

Lockheed Martin achieved the first-ever hit-to-kill intercept in 1984 with the Homing Overlay Experiment, using force of impact alone to destroy a mock warhead outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Further development and testing produced today's PAC-3 Missile, which won a competition in 1993 to become the first hit-to-kill interceptor produced by the U.S. Government.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. It also has considerable experience in missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

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Pentagon May Buy More F/A-18 Fighters as Navy’s JSF Order is Delayed

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To offset some of the expected delays in the Joint Strike Fighter the Navy had proposed buying more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft. Last year this…

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Labor is the New Front in Battle to Slow Defense Spending

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Boeing (BA) is saying that they must cut benefits of some of their non-union workers to compete. This might also extend to some of their union…

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General Dynamics Delivers First F-15 Wideband Radome to Boeing in Support of Radar Modernization Program

General Dynamics Delivers First F-15 Wideband Radome to Boeing in Support of Radar Modernization Program
March 31, 2010 1:01 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., --General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has delivered its first F-15 wideband nose radome to The Boeing Company in support of the F-15 Radar Modernization Program (RMP) under a system development and demonstration (SDD) contract that was awarded in October 2008. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The RMP radome will fly on the U.S. Air Force F-15E as part of the RMP upgrade. Benefits of the radome include superior electrical performance over a wide frequency range, low weight, low part count, and the ability to perform in high heat and stress environment. The radome also includes the installation and integration of an instrument landing system antenna.

"We are pleased to achieve this program milestone on schedule and within budget to support Boeing's work on the F-15 RMP," said Jim Losse, vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. "Our team in Marion has built wideband radomes for years, and we are excited to add the F-15 RMP nose radome to our facility and workforce's capabilities."

The SDD contract scope includes radome design, material strength and environmental testing, environmental and structural qualification, tool design, fabrication, assembly and repair-methods development. Production and program management is being performed at General Dynamics' advanced materials facility in Marion, Va. Ten radomes will be built as part of the SDD phase, with deliveries completed in April 2011.

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DOD CONTRACTS for March 31, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for March 31, 2010
March 31, 2010

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Cardinal Health, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $315,552,575 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. Other locations of performance are Missouri, California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Washington. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-3000).

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Malvern, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $267,000,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for radiology systems, components, upgrades, accessories, and installation. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web solicited with 48 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the forth option year. The date of performance completion is March 30, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2D1-09-D-8314).

DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.*, Park Ridge, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $35,137,641 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside, prime vendor secondary contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0901).

DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.*, Park Ridge, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $34,101,402 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside, prime vendor secondary contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0900).

Cardinal Health, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $20,056,210 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceutical items. Other location of performance is North Carolina. Using service is the Department of Defense. The original proposal was Web solicited with three responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-01-D-1606).

AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Wayne, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $20,049,630 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. Other location of performance is Hawaii. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-3500).

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Akron, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $19,179,356 firm-fixed, sole-source, requirements-type contract modification. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Aug. 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4AX-07-D-9006).

Dakota Drug, Inc.*, Minot, N.D., is being awarded a maximum $17,892,000 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0976).

General Electric, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $8,830,188 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, sole-source contract for aircraft turbine frame and tracking. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-ZBAB), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8122-09-G-0001-UN44).

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a maximum $8,216,225 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for beverages. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 26, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-10-D-9100).

PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., is being awarded a maximum $7,349,463 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for beverages. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 26, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-10-D-9200).

American Fuel Cells & Coated, Magnolia, Ark., is being awarded a maximum $6,722,740 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for aircraft fuel tanks. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was solicited via the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 29, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4A7-10-D-0144).

AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Wayne, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $4,431,229 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceutical items. Other location of performance is Hawaii. Using service is the Department of Defense. The original proposal was Web solicited with three responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-01-D-1604).

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RQ/FILANC I, JV, Carlsbad, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5414); EPC Corp.*, Glendale, Ariz. (N62473-10-D-5415); Hal Hays Construction, Inc.*, Riverside, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5416); Reyes Construction, Inc.*, Pomona, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5417); Watts Constructors, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62473-10-D-5418); Orion Construction Corp.*, Vista, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5419); and Tetra Tech/Pascal & Ludwig, JV, Irvine, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5425), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for wet utilities construction at various locations predominantly within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR) including, but not limited to, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all seven contracts combined is $300,000,000. Work provides for wet utilities construction including new work, additions, alteration, and repair. Projects may include water, steam, sewer, and storm sewer lines; wells, mains, pumping stations, treatment plants, storage tanks and facilities; and related work. All structures that are integral parts of the water, steam, and sewer networks are included. This contract will not include waterfront related construction, or oil and gas pipeline construction. Work will be performed at various federal sites within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to, California (83 percent), Arizona (12 percent), Nevada (2 percent), Utah (1 percent), Colorado (1 percent), and New Mexico (1 percent). The term of the contracts are not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with 30 proposals received. These seven contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $204,000,000 not-to-exceed contract for MK15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware. Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (30 percent); Andover, Mass. (19 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (16 percent); Syracuse, N.Y. (7 percent); Long Beach, Calif. (6 percent); Radford, Va. (6 percent); Burlington, Vt. (6 percent); Palm Bay, Fla. (2 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (2 percent); Bloomington, Minn. (2 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (2 percent); Norcross, Ga. (1 percent ); and New Albany, Ind. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $51,274,626 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-5427).

Accenture National Security Services, Reston, Va. (N00189-10-D-Z026); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (N00189-10-D-Z027); and KPMG, Washington, D.C. (N00189-10-D-Z028), are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract to provide accounting and financial management service to support the Navy Office of Financial Operations for the implementation of the Department of the Navy's financial improvement program. This contract includes a base ordering period with four one-year option periods. For Accenture national security services, the base amount is $40,675,073 and the contract's estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $181,867,958. For Booz Allen Hamilton, the base amount is $41,201,274 and the contract's estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $187,298,288. For KPMG, the base amount is $43,975,895 and the contracts estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $199,926,881. Work is to be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be complete March 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This requirement was awarded through full and open competition, with 11 offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $55,151,902 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0025) for non-recurring efforts associated with Increment III of the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 upgrade program. Efforts to be provided include concept definition, non-recurring engineering, drawings, and installation/integration of brake performance enhancements and the helmet mounted display upgrade. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (91 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (5 percent); and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $6,495,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., is being awarded a $41,454,003 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5343) for the delivery of AN/SPQ-9B radar sets and combat interface kits for use on U. S. Navy ships. The AN/SPQ-9B radar system provides the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, small radar cross section anti-ship missile targets in heavy clutter environments. Work will be performed in Melville, N.Y. (91.2 percent); Norwalk, Conn. (5.5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (3.3 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2011. 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.

Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $31,547,535 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology support services to sustain the Naval Education Technology and Professional Development Training Command, Pensacola, Fla.; Naval Education and Training Command; and Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Command. This contract includes four option terms which, if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $220,842,902. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla. (57 percent); Great Lakes, Ill. (10 percent); Norfolk, Va. (8 percent); and various locations inside and outside the continental United States (25 percent). Work is expected to be completed by March 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded through the Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with eight offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00189-10-R-Z014).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $20,654,852 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded delivery order #0011 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for integrated logistics support (ILS) and sustainment. The ILS sustainment will consist of spare parts for U.S. Special Operations Command variant vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by January 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Hourigan Construction Corp., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $15,218,200 for firm-fixed price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-07-D-7022) for the design and construction of a C-40 aircraft maintenance hangar at Naval Air Station Oceana. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a new aircraft hangar and associated support infrastructure, and will also include the demolition of two existing buildings. The task order also contains two unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative task order value to $15,418,400. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Va., and is expected to be completed by March 2012. 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.

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., is being awarded a $14,893,509 cost-type contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Broad Agency Announcement No. BAA-09-27 to provide research and development for "Brain Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury: Multi-scale and Multi-modal Models Enabled by Next Generation Neurotechnolgoy." This two-year contract includes a two-year option period which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $28,806,629. Work will be performed at Stanford University (34 percent) with subcontractor support at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (44 percent), the University of California, San Francisco, Calif. (15 percent), and the University College of London in the United Kingdom (7 percent). Work is expected to be completed March 30, 2012. 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 and SPAWAR e-Commerce Central Web sites. One offer was received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-10-C-2010).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $12,600,563 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0010) to complete active vibration control and downed aviator locator system retrofit upgrades to the MH-60S helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (60 percent); Norfolk, Va. (30 percent); and San Diego (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. 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.

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded an $11,380,330 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-08-C-0025) to exercise an option for aircrew, engineering, operations, and scheduling services in support of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic and Naval Test Wing Pacific. The estimated level of effort for this option is 18,757 man-hours. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in March 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

LCC/MZT Team II, JV*, Homedale, Wash., is being awarded an $11,109,000 firm-fixed price contract for design and construction of two new stand-alone training buildings and an addition to an existing building at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Training Facility. Work will be performed in Spokane, Wash., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with nine proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity (N44255-10-C-8000).

Branscome, Inc., Williamsburg, Va., is being awarded a $10,797,396 firm-fixed-price contract for repairs to the existing landing plane area taxiways at Chambers Field. The work to be performed provides for the repairs to the existing taxiways consisting of bituminous pavement; overlay and patches; crack repairs; concrete pavement; storm drainage system; pavement markings; taxiway lighting; and incidental related work. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with five bids received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-10-C-3004).

Nammo Talley, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., is being awarded a $10,222,340 modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-08-C-1123) under contracting line item number 0001 for system development and demonstration of the next generation Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW II) program. The SMAW II system is the predecessor to the SMAW system and is intended to consist of an encased fire-from-enclosure assault round and the next generation SMAW launcher. This modification is for the contractor to implement additional efforts required to design, develop, integrate, test, produce and prepare associated documentation; provide logistical support; provide technical support; and deliver the SMAW II system. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $9,828,388 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5346) for CVN 78 dual-band radar common array power system and common array cooling system long-lead time materials and associated efforts. These materials, and associated engineering and management efforts, are required to be procured now in order to meet the CVN 78 ship construction in-yard-need-dates at the receiving shipyard to ensure that critical production schedules are maintained for the CVN 78 program. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass. (87.8 percent); Sudbury, Mass. (10.4 percent); Tewksbury, Mass. (0.9 percent); and Portsmouth, R.I. (0.9 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 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.

Stauder Technologies, St. Peters, Mo., is being awarded $9,041,508 for modification P00041 to a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2062) for additional StrikeLink Systems software development, mobilized rugged tablets with accessories, tripod encoders, and associated travel costs for the tactical location designation hand-off system program. Work will be performed in St. Peters, Mo., and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $7,273,925 modification to a previously issued basic order agreement (N00019-05-G-0008) to exercise an option for the depot level rework of 142 LAU-115 guided missile launchers for the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed in March 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $2,285,230 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,814,557 cost-no-fee-contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Broad Agency Announcement No. BAA 09-27 "Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery." This work is expected to result in new methods for analysis and decoding of neural signals in order to understand how neural-based sensory stimulation could be applied to accelerate recovery from brain injury. This work will develop models of neural codes and temporal patterns that can provide an ability to interpret and predict changes in neural organization through plasticity at multiple scales of measurement. This two-year contract includes a two-year option period which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $12,877,705. Work will be performed at SUNY in Brooklyn, New York; the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.; Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; and NIRX Medical Technologies, Glen Head, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed March 30, 2012. 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 Web site, with five offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-10-C-2008).

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc., Austin, Texas, is being awarded a $6,669,583 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for non-recurring engineering associated with the production and integration of 600 new CPU/circuit card assembly (CCA) to replace the current AN/ALE-47 dispenser programmer CPU/CCA for various aircraft. The work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $6,669,583 will 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 (N00019-10-C-0008).

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $6,599,740 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the H-1 Helicopter. Equipment being procured includes 88 ARC-210 receiver transmitters; 22 radio set controls; 66 mounting bases; 22 amplifier mounts; 22 high power amplifiers, 22 LNA diplexers; 50 nine- inch tunable antennas and 48 digital converters. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in May 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.

Advex Corp.*, Hampton, Va. (N68335-09-D-0097); Dataline, LLC*, Norfolk, Va. (N68335-09-D-0098); Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.*, Portsmouth, Va. (N68335-09-D-0099); Ki, LLC*, Colorado Springs, Colo. (N68335-09-D-0100); Plexus Installations, Inc.*, Baltimore, Md. (N68335-09-D-0102); and Prism Maritime, LLC*, Chesapeake, Va. (N68335-09-D-0103), are each being awarded modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contracts to exercise options for installation and alteration support services for common aviation support equipment and aircraft launch and recovery equipment. These modifications will increase the ceiling for each of the current IDIQ holders as follows: Advex Corp. to $8,167,103; Dataline, LLC, to $7,120,600; Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., to $6,649,677; Ki, LLC, to $7,986,723; Plexus Installations, Inc., to $7,131,933; and Prism Maritime, LLC, to $6,825,482. Work will be performed at various shipboard and shore site locations and is expected to be completed in April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $23,799,062 contract which provides for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop, and deliver operations manuals, change proposals, system assessments/capabilities guides, software version description documents, data procedures documents software user's manuals, and wiring diagrams. At this time, $345,893 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Santa Maria, Calif., was awarded a $20,599,510 contract which provides support to complete the Mission Flight Control Center. At this time, no money has been obligated. SMC/ LRSW, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-C-0029).

*Small business

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US Navy Flag Officer Assignments

March 31, 2010 by · Comment
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US Navy Flag Officer Assignments
March 31, 2010

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas L. Brown II will be assigned as commanding general, Joint Forces Special Operations Command - Iraq, U.S. Forces - Iraq. Brown is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Vaihingen, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles K. Carodine will be assigned as deputy commander, Naval Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Va. Carodine is currently serving as chief of staff, JTF-100 Maritime Operations Center, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III will be assigned as commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va. Deets is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Karen A. Flaherty will be assigned as deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Flaherty is currently serving as deputy chief, wounded, ill, and injured, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm. (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo, Cuba. Harbeson is currently serving as deputy director, Surface Warfare for Combat Systems, N86F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm. (lower half), will be assigned as assistant chief of naval operations for Next Generation Enterprise Network System Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Herbert is currently serving as director, network centric capabilities, N2/N6F1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey S. Jones will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven/commander, amphibious force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Okinawa, Japan. Jones is currently serving as director, Iraq Training and Advisory Team Navy, U.S. Forces - Iraq.

Rear Adm. (lower half) William K. Lescher will be assigned as deputy director for resources and acquisition, J8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Lescher is currently serving as director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller/director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821, Office the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) David H. Lewis will be assigned as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C. Lewis is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Ron J. MacLaren will be assigned as military director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. MacLaren is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. Thomas P. Meek will be assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces, Norfolk, Va. Meek is currently serving as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James A. Murdoch will be assigned as fleet maintenance officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. Murdoch is currently serving as major program manager for littoral combat ships, Program Executive Office for Ships, Washington, D.C.

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USMC General Officer Announcements

March 31, 2010 by · Comment
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USMC General Officer Announcements
March 31, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President made the following nominations:

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Richard M. Lake for appointment to the rank of major general. Lake is currently serving as the deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Community Human Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Angela Salinas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Salinas is currently serving as the director, manpower management, Manpower and Reserve Affairs in Quantico, Va.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Bailey is currently serving as the commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; and commanding general, Western Recruiting Region in San Diego, Calif.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Timothy C. Hanifen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Hanifen is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James B. Laster has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Laster is currently serving as the commanding general, 3d Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. McKenzie is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff for stability, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert S. Walsh has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Walsh is currently serving as the assistant wing commander, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing in Cherry Point, N.C.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Peter J. Talleri has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Talleri is currently serving as the commander, Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jon M. Davis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Davis is currently serving as the assistant deputy commandant for aviation in Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James A. Kessler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Kessler is currently serving as the commander, Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, Ga.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David C. Garza has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Garza is currently serving as the chief of staff, U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Fla.

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DOD News Briefing with Geoff Morrell on the KC-X Tanker from the Pentagon

DOD News Briefing with Geoff Morrell on the KC-X Tanker from the Pentagon
March 31, 2010

MR. MORRELL: Sorry to keep you waiting. Good evening. Thanks for coming at this late hour.

I have a short announcement on the KC-X competition.

As you know, late last month the department announced the final KC-X request for proposal, unveiled the Air Force requirements for the replacement tanker and set May 10th as the deadline for bids to be submitted. Deputy Secretary Bill Lynn made it clear then that we are committed to a fair, open and transparent competition in order to get the best airplane to our warfighters at the best value to the taxpayers.

Recently the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company indicated a possible interest in competing and asked for some time -- some more time, that is -- to prepare a bid. This afternoon the Defense Department informed both EADS and Boeing that if we receive formal notification from EADS of their intention to make an offer, we will extend the deadline for bids from May the 10th to July 9th. That would provide both EADS and Boeing with another 60 days to submit their proposals. It is not uncommon to grant reasonable extensions in competitions of this sort, and we consider 60 days to be reasonable in this case.

Given that this plane is long overdue and we want -- and we do not want its delivery date to slip any later than it already has, we are prepared to compress our bid evaluation period to stay as close to the original award schedule as possible, so as to still award the contract early this fall.

No one should confuse our willingness to extend the bid deadline with willingness to change any of the plane's military requirements or the way bids will be evaluated.

Finally, there are those who have suggested that politics, both local and international, have somehow influenced this process. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have been and continue to make decisions on this critical program based solely on the law of the land and the needs of our warfighters. To that end, as the deputy secretary said last month, we will continue to play this straight down the middle.

Thanks for your time this evening. Appreciate it.

Q Question?

MR. MORRELL: I'll take one or two. What's up, Tony?

Q Sean O'Keefe met with you today -- the Pentagon. What are some of the reasons they needed the 60-day extension for? Was it to get a partner to review the briefing materials Northrop had access to? Just, can you give some clarity to that?

MR. MORRELL: I don't think it's appropriate for me to speak to the needs they expressed to us. You're certainly capable of calling up the company yourself and asking them if they wish to disclose that information. One of the reasons I'm not comfortable doing so is that many of the issues that were discussed involve proprietary information, so it would be inappropriate for me to discuss it from the podium, or anywhere else, for that matter.

Q Do you get a -- did you get an -- did you get an indication, though, that they are seriously interested in bidding this program or would bid if the extension was granted?

MR. MORRELL: I don't think we would be having the conversations that we have been having unless they were seriously considering a bid.

Yeah, Amy.

Q You said if you received formal notification. Do you know what the last -- the long pole in the tent is to get the formal notification?

MR. MORRELL: No, you'd have to ask them. I mean, they've made it clear, I think, in reading some of your press accounts of the current situation, that they intend to make this decision in the next couple of weeks. That seems like a reasonable period of time to us. And if we were to receive that formal notification, we would then go ahead and extend the deadline for bids by 60 days, as we discussed.

Yeah, Roxanna.

Q Did you get a sense from EADS, from your discussions, that 60 days would be enough for them to bid? I know they asked for 90 days, essentially, and you said 60 days is reasonable. Do you get the sense that it's somewhere in the middle and they would be able to compete?

MR. MORRELL: I think they are the best people to speak to that. I mean, obviously, they have asked for 90 days. We think that 60 days is a reasonable amount of time, given the needs that were expressed to us; balanced, also, against our desire to move on with this as quickly as possible and try to maintain as closely as we can the original award schedule. And as I mentioned, we are willing to compress our evaluation time so as to still award this contract in the early fall.

Yeah.

Q With the significance of this competition, you're – by compressing the time. How do you plan to do that? Do you plan to bring extra people in to read it?

And yesterday, General Schwartz said 60 days really -- or an extension of 60 up to 90 days -- really won't matter for IOC [initial operating capability]. Why compress it at all?

MR. MORRELL: We want to maintain the schedule as best we can. This program is long overdue. The replacement tanker is a critical need for our warfighters. And we believe that we can compress the evaluation period somewhat in order to maintain pretty closely to the original award schedule. And if we can do it, we want to do it, and so that's our intention.

Okay, last one. Jen.

Q To what extent is the -- you know, getting the award in by September, and before the November elections, important?

MR. MORRELL: Politics are not a part of this process -- never have been, never will be. As I mentioned in my opening statement, we are basing this strictly on the needs of the warfighter, the law of the land, and our desire to make sure the taxpayer gets their money's worth.

Thanks.

Q Geoff, this is --

MR. MORRELL: Thank you.

Q You said 90 earlier. Is there a reason why you went down to 60?

(No audible response.)

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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, April 01, 2010

Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, April 01, 2010
March 31, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Navy Adm. Eric Olson will deliver remarks and answer questions at 9 a.m. EDT regarding "USSOCOM: Function and Focus" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, 1800 K Street, Washington, D.C. Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to [email protected]

The Department of Defense will host a display of a Gunslinger Package for Advanced Convoy Security (GunPACS) outfitted vehicle on April 1. The GunPACS display will be held in the North Parking area of the Pentagon Reservation, adjacent to the Pentagon Conference Center, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. See press advisory for details.

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KC-X Tanker Announcement

KC-X Tanker Announcement
March 31, 2010

The Defense Department will make an announcement today concerning the KC-X tanker program at 5 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973.

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Contracts for March 31, 2010



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Cardinal Health, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $315,552,575 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. Other locations of performance are Missouri, California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Washington. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-3000).

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Malvern, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $267,000,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for radiology systems, components, upgrades, accessories, and installation. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was Web solicited with 48 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the forth option year. The date of performance completion is March 30, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2D1-09-D-8314).

DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.*, Park Ridge, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $35,137,641 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside, prime vendor secondary contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0901).

DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.*, Park Ridge, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $34,101,402 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside, prime vendor secondary contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0900).

Cardinal Health, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $20,056,210 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceutical items. Other location of performance is North Carolina. Using service is the Department of Defense. The original proposal was Web solicited with three responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-01-D-1606).

AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Wayne, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $20,049,630 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. Other location of performance is Hawaii. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-3500).

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Akron, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $19,179,356 firm-fixed, sole-source, requirements-type contract modification. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Aug. 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4AX-07-D-9006).

Dakota Drug, Inc.*, Minot, N.D., is being awarded a maximum $17,892,000 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the second option year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-05-D-0976).

General Electric, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $8,830,188 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, sole-source contract for aircraft turbine frame and tracking. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-ZBAB), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8122-09-G-0001-UN44).

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a maximum $8,216,225 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for beverages. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 26, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-10-D-9100).

PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., is being awarded a maximum $7,349,463 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for beverages. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 26, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-10-D-9200).

American Fuel Cells & Coated, Magnolia, Ark., is being awarded a maximum $6,722,740 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for aircraft fuel tanks. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was solicited via the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 29, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4A7-10-D-0144).

AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Wayne, Pa., is being awarded a maximum $4,431,229 firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceutical items. Other location of performance is Hawaii. Using service is the Department of Defense. The original proposal was Web solicited with three responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2010. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM200-01-D-1604).

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RQ/FILANC I, JV, Carlsbad, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5414); EPC Corp.*, Glendale, Ariz. (N62473-10-D-5415); Hal Hays Construction, Inc.*, Riverside, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5416); Reyes Construction, Inc.*, Pomona, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5417); Watts Constructors, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62473-10-D-5418); Orion Construction Corp.*, Vista, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5419); and Tetra Tech/Pascal & Ludwig, JV, Irvine, Calif. (N62473-10-D-5425), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for wet utilities construction at various locations predominantly within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR) including, but not limited to, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all seven contracts combined is $300,000,000. Work provides for wet utilities construction including new work, additions, alteration, and repair. Projects may include water, steam, sewer, and storm sewer lines; wells, mains, pumping stations, treatment plants, storage tanks and facilities; and related work. All structures that are integral parts of the water, steam, and sewer networks are included. This contract will not include waterfront related construction, or oil and gas pipeline construction. Work will be performed at various federal sites within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to, California (83 percent), Arizona (12 percent), Nevada (2 percent), Utah (1 percent), Colorado (1 percent), and New Mexico (1 percent). The term of the contracts are not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with 30 proposals received. These seven contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $204,000,000 not-to-exceed contract for MK15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware. Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (30 percent); Andover, Mass. (19 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (16 percent); Syracuse, N.Y. (7 percent); Long Beach, Calif. (6 percent); Radford, Va. (6 percent); Burlington, Vt. (6 percent); Palm Bay, Fla. (2 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (2 percent); Bloomington, Minn. (2 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (2 percent); Norcross, Ga. (1 percent ); and New Albany, Ind. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $51,274,626 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-5427).

Accenture National Security Services, Reston, Va. (N00189-10-D-Z026); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (N00189-10-D-Z027); and KPMG, Washington, D.C. (N00189-10-D-Z028), are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract to provide accounting and financial management service to support the Navy Office of Financial Operations for the implementation of the Department of the Navy’s financial improvement program. This contract includes a base ordering period with four one-year option periods. For Accenture national security services, the base amount is $40,675,073 and the contract’s estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $181,867,958. For Booz Allen Hamilton, the base amount is $41,201,274 and the contract’s estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $187,298,288. For KPMG, the base amount is $43,975,895 and the contracts estimated value, if all options are exercised, is $199,926,881. Work is to be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be complete March 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This requirement was awarded through full and open competition, with 11 offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $55,151,902 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0025) for non-recurring efforts associated with Increment III of the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 upgrade program. Efforts to be provided include concept definition, non-recurring engineering, drawings, and installation/integration of brake performance enhancements and the helmet mounted display upgrade. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (91 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (5 percent); and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $6,495,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., is being awarded a $41,454,003 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5343) for the delivery of AN/SPQ-9B radar sets and combat interface kits for use on U. S. Navy ships. The AN/SPQ-9B radar system provides the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, small radar cross section anti-ship missile targets in heavy clutter environments. Work will be performed in Melville, N.Y. (91.2 percent); Norwalk, Conn. (5.5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (3.3 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2011. 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.

Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $31,547,535 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology support services to sustain the Naval Education Technology and Professional Development Training Command, Pensacola, Fla.; Naval Education and Training Command; and Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Command. This contract includes four option terms which, if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $220,842,902. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla. (57 percent); Great Lakes, Ill. (10 percent); Norfolk, Va. (8 percent); and various locations inside and outside the continental United States (25 percent). Work is expected to be completed by March 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded through the Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with eight offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00189-10-R-Z014).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $20,654,852 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded delivery order #0011 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for integrated logistics support (ILS) and sustainment. The ILS sustainment will consist of spare parts for U.S. Special Operations Command variant vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by January 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Hourigan Construction Corp., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $15,218,200 for firm-fixed price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-07-D-7022) for the design and construction of a C-40 aircraft maintenance hangar at Naval Air Station Oceana. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a new aircraft hangar and associated support infrastructure, and will also include the demolition of two existing buildings. The task order also contains two unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative task order value to $15,418,400. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Va., and is expected to be completed by March 2012. 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.

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., is being awarded a $14,893,509 cost-type contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Broad Agency Announcement No. BAA-09-27 to provide research and development for “Brain Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury: Multi-scale and Multi-modal Models Enabled by Next Generation Neurotechnolgoy.” This two-year contract includes a two-year option period which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $28,806,629. Work will be performed at Stanford University (34 percent) with subcontractor support at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (44 percent), the University of California, San Francisco, Calif. (15 percent), and the University College of London in the United Kingdom (7 percent). Work is expected to be completed March 30, 2012. 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 and SPAWAR e-Commerce Central Web sites. One offer was received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-10-C-2010).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $12,600,563 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0010) to complete active vibration control and downed aviator locator system retrofit upgrades to the MH-60S helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (60 percent); Norfolk, Va. (30 percent); and San Diego (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. 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.

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded an $11,380,330 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-08-C-0025) to exercise an option for aircrew, engineering, operations, and scheduling services in support of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic and Naval Test Wing Pacific. The estimated level of effort for this option is 18,757 man-hours. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in March 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

LCC/MZT Team II, JV*, Homedale, Wash., is being awarded an $11,109,000 firm-fixed price contract for design and construction of two new stand-alone training buildings and an addition to an existing building at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Training Facility. Work will be performed in Spokane, Wash., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with nine proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity (N44255-10-C-8000).

Branscome, Inc., Williamsburg, Va., is being awarded a $10,797,396 firm-fixed-price contract for repairs to the existing landing plane area taxiways at Chambers Field. The work to be performed provides for the repairs to the existing taxiways consisting of bituminous pavement; overlay and patches; crack repairs; concrete pavement; storm drainage system; pavement markings; taxiway lighting; and incidental related work. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with five bids received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-10-C-3004).

Nammo Talley, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., is being awarded a $10,222,340 modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-08-C-1123) under contracting line item number 0001 for system development and demonstration of the next generation Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW II) program. The SMAW II system is the predecessor to the SMAW system and is intended to consist of an encased fire-from-enclosure assault round and the next generation SMAW launcher. This modification is for the contractor to implement additional efforts required to design, develop, integrate, test, produce and prepare associated documentation; provide logistical support; provide technical support; and deliver the SMAW II system. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $9,828,388 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5346) for CVN 78 dual-band radar common array power system and common array cooling system long-lead time materials and associated efforts. These materials, and associated engineering and management efforts, are required to be procured now in order to meet the CVN 78 ship construction in-yard-need-dates at the receiving shipyard to ensure that critical production schedules are maintained for the CVN 78 program. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass. (87.8 percent); Sudbury, Mass. (10.4 percent); Tewksbury, Mass. (0.9 percent); and Portsmouth, R.I. (0.9 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 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.

Stauder Technologies, St. Peters, Mo., is being awarded $9,041,508 for modification P00041 to a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2062) for additional StrikeLink Systems software development, mobilized rugged tablets with accessories, tripod encoders, and associated travel costs for the tactical location designation hand-off system program. Work will be performed in St. Peters, Mo., and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $7,273,925 modification to a previously issued basic order agreement (N00019-05-G-0008) to exercise an option for the depot level rework of 142 LAU-115 guided missile launchers for the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed in March 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $2,285,230 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,814,557 cost-no-fee-contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Broad Agency Announcement No. BAA 09-27 “Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery.” This work is expected to result in new methods for analysis and decoding of neural signals in order to understand how neural-based sensory stimulation could be applied to accelerate recovery from brain injury. This work will develop models of neural codes and temporal patterns that can provide an ability to interpret and predict changes in neural organization through plasticity at multiple scales of measurement. This two-year contract includes a two-year option period which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $12,877,705. Work will be performed at SUNY in Brooklyn, New York; the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.; Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; and NIRX Medical Technologies, Glen Head, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed March 30, 2012. 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 Web site, with five offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-10-C-2008).

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc., Austin, Texas, is being awarded a $6,669,583 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for non-recurring engineering associated with the production and integration of 600 new CPU/circuit card assembly (CCA) to replace the current AN/ALE-47 dispenser programmer CPU/CCA for various aircraft. The work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $6,669,583 will 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 (N00019-10-C-0008).

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $6,599,740 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the H-1 Helicopter. Equipment being procured includes 88 ARC-210 receiver transmitters; 22 radio set controls; 66 mounting bases; 22 amplifier mounts; 22 high power amplifiers, 22 LNA diplexers; 50 nine- inch tunable antennas and 48 digital converters. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in May 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.

Advex Corp.*, Hampton, Va. (N68335-09-D-0097); Dataline, LLC*, Norfolk, Va. (N68335-09-D-0098); Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.*, Portsmouth, Va. (N68335-09-D-0099); Ki, LLC*, Colorado Springs, Colo. (N68335-09-D-0100); Plexus Installations, Inc.*, Baltimore, Md. (N68335-09-D-0102); and Prism Maritime, LLC*, Chesapeake, Va. (N68335-09-D-0103), are each being awarded modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contracts to exercise options for installation and alteration support services for common aviation support equipment and aircraft launch and recovery equipment. These modifications will increase the ceiling for each of the current IDIQ holders as follows: Advex Corp. to $8,167,103; Dataline, LLC, to $7,120,600; Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., to $6,649,677; Ki, LLC, to $7,986,723; Plexus Installations, Inc., to $7,131,933; and Prism Maritime, LLC, to $6,825,482. Work will be performed at various shipboard and shore site locations and is expected to be completed in April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $23,799,062 contract which provides for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop, and deliver operations manuals, change proposals, system assessments/capabilities guides, software version description documents, data procedures documents software user’s manuals, and wiring diagrams. At this time, $345,893 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Santa Maria, Calif., was awarded a $20,599,510 contract which provides support to complete the Mission Flight Control Center. At this time, no money has been obligated. SMC/ LRSW, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-C-0029).

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New Blow to EADS: Britain Cuts Order for A400M Aircraft

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Earlier this month EADS was able to negotiate a deal to save the A400M transport aircraft program. This relied in part on a higher price for each…

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If You Want a Career in Government, Don’t Work for a Contractor

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President Obama’s latest choice for head of the TSA withdrew his name. There had been questions raised about former Army General Harden’s work as…

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U.S. Military Invests In Phillips Medical Equipment

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Phillips Healthcare a contract to purchase monitoring equipment for use by all of the military services. The contract has a value of over $70 million.

The military has several different medical systems including treating active duty military in the U.S. and overseas. They also need this kind of equipment for training and to use at their clinics and hospitals at major facilities. The contract will also allow other Federal agencies to purchase the equipment.

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President Obama Calls For “Free and Fair” Tanker Contest

At a joint press conference with France’s President Sarkorzy President Obama said that he expected the KC-X contest to be a “free and fair” one. This of course assumes that another company besides Boeing (BA) bids on the program.

France has spoken out strongly about concerns the current RFP was written in such a way that only Boeing could win it. Northrop Grumman (NOC) decided not to submit a bid this time around due to these kind of issues. EADS (EADS:P) who had planned on partnering with Northrop is currently considering submitting a separate bid. Sarkozy has expressed his support of EADS and supposedly discussed the issue with Obama today. Obama also stressed that the DoD makes the final decision and he has no role in any of this.

The political fallout if Boeing doesn’t win will be significant this time around — even for Obama.

AtHoc Receives ‘Positive’ Rating in Report from Leading Industry Analyst Firm for its Mass Notification Offering — Press Release

AtHoc Receives ‘Positive’ Rating in Report from Leading Industry Analyst Firm for its Mass Notification Offering

SAN MATEO, Calif. (March 30, 2010) – AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric unified emergency mass notification systems, today announced that AtHoc received a rating of “Positive” from Gartner in its January 2009 report titled, “MarketScope for Emergency and Mass Notification Services” based on evaluation of AtHoc IWSAlerts™.

AtHoc’s IWSAlerts third-generation mass notification technology transforms an organization’s existing IP network into a state-of-the-art mass notification system by:

a) communicating rapidly to all IP-connected devices;

b) integrating and unifying disparate existing mass notification capabilities including networked devices, mobile devices, telephony, sirens, radio and display boards;

c) providing bi-directional communication allowing collection of information and feedback from all personnel; and

d) achieving enterprise-level scalability and processes.

The result is the most effective enterprise-wide mass notification capability with the best cost to benefit ratio.

David Burns, Emergency Manager for University of California, Los Angeles said, “An IP-based approach to mass-notification has delivered significant value to UCLA, unifying our disparate existing communication systems and adding modern digital notification over IP and mobile networks. UCLA’s MNS system (BruinAlert) recently won the GSN Homeland Security Award and the California Emergency Services Association Gold Award for its state-of-the-art emergency alerting system.”

“We believe the positive ranking by Gartner is a significant validation of AtHoc’s leadership position in the mass notification market,” said Guy Miasnik, AtHoc President and CEO. “Our customers come to AtHoc because their requirements demand the best technology and support available. AtHoc’s continuous innovation, coupled with our commitment to our customers and thorough understanding of their evolving needs, are our core strengths. Proven success in environments as diverse as an army base in Iraq, to a university campus in Los Angeles, is testament to AtHoc’s innovative vision for mass notification technology.”

The Gartner MarketScope for Emergency and Mass Notification Services is available to Gartner clients on gartner.com.

About MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and PricewaterhouseCoopers rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Avaya, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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DOD CONTRACTS for March 30, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010

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PAE Government Services, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., is being awarded an $83,868,260 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification under a previously awarded cost reimbursement and IDIQ contract (N33191-07-D-0207) to exercise Option 3 for base operating support services at Camp Lemonier and forward operating location Manda Bay. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, comprehensive support functions in the following annexes: general information at Annex 1; management and administration at Annex 2; public safety at Annex 4; air operations at Annex 5; ordnance at Annex 7; supply at Annex 10; laundry services at Annex 11; morale, welfare, and recreation at Annex 12; galley at Annex 13; housing at Annex 14; facilities support at Annex 15; utilities at Annex 16; base support vehicles and equipment at Annex 17; and environmental at Annex 18. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $295,243,649. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and Kenya, Africa, and is expected to be completed by April 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe and Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded $49,912,663 for delivery order #7130 under a Basic Ordering Agreement contract (N00383-07-G-008D) to repair components for the APG 65/73 radar systems used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (55 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (30 percent); Forest, Miss. (12 percent); and Andover, Mass. (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

TEC-AECOM, JV, Charlottesville, Va., was awarded a maximum amount $40,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on March 29 for environmental planning and engineering services for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order (EO) 12114, "Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions - Ship Homeporting Issues," at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities worldwide. The work to be performed provides for the preparation of various documents to support the proposed infrastructure-related actions with respect to ship homeporting issues. The preponderance of documents to be prepared under this contract are NEPA documents including the following: categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements, as well as environmental reviews and environmental studies under EO 12114. Examples of tasking may also include homeporting of ships, new construction, renovation, base realignment and closure actions, proposed operational actions, and demolitions. Work will predominantly be performed in Virginia (20 percent), Florida (20 percent), California (20 percent), and Washington (20 percent). Work may also be performed within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility and the adjacent waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including the continental United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa (20 percent). Tasks associated with this contract may be assigned anywhere in the world. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-10-D-3008).

BAE Systems, Inc., Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $9,233,109 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00039-09-C-0129) for the production of the first optional compact low frequency active transmit system and spares. This contract includes additional options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $29,709,200. Work will be performed in Hudson, N.H., and is expected to be completed by September 2011; if all options are exercised, work will be completed by December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-09-C-0129).

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $6,395,328 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-05-G-0026) for 144 retrofit kits under the Engineering Change Proposal 6240R1, "FT 50 18K Main Landing Gear Sidebrace Fitting Failure - Revision for Retrofit" for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed in October 2014. 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.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $13,200,000 modification for planned and growth supplemental work under a previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for the accomplishment of the fiscal 2008 Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) of USS Enterprise (CVN 65). As a result of this contract modification, the total estimated amount of this contract will be $654,854,987. This contract modification is in accordance with the overall program plan for the CVN 65 EDSRA. EDSRAs are similar to overhauls in that they restore the ship, including all subsystems that affect combat capability and safety, to established performance standards. Additionally, an EDSRA provides an opportunity to perform hull inspections, recoating, and other maintenance related evolutions below the waterline that cannot be accomplished while the ship is waterborne. The EDSRA provides sufficient time to perform more extensive repairs and testing than are possible during an extended selected restricted availability. Work that results from subsystem open and inspects is added to the contract as it is identified. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed in April 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $13,200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $6,223,862 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0310) for integrated logistics support of the advanced targeting/forward looking infrared pods for the F/A-18C/D and F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (98 percent), and El Segundo, Calif. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 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.

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

L-3 Communications Corp., EOS Division, Garland, Texas, is being awarded a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of MX 10160 image intensifier assemblies in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters Procurement Division. The work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in 2012. The estimated value of the contract is $30,000,000. The contract number is H92222-10-D-0012.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC, Madison, Miss., is receiving a firm-fixed-price modification of $6,260,514 for exercise of option periods one and two, providing an additional six months of lease services of four helicopters for pilot training in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, beginning on April 1, 2010, and ending Sept. 30, 2010. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The contract modification number is H92222-09-C-0048-P00005.

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Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $23,847,566 contract which provides for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop, and deliver concept recommendations, architecture analysis, ontological models, alternatives analysis, life-cycle costs estimates, prototype development assessments, and prototype tools. At this time, $797,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005).

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PAE Government Services, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., is being awarded an $83,868,260 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification under a previously awarded cost reimbursement and IDIQ contract (N33191-07-D-0207) to exercise Option 3 for base operating support services at Camp Lemonier and forward operating location Manda Bay. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, comprehensive support functions in the following annexes: general information at Annex 1; management and administration at Annex 2; public safety at Annex 4; air operations at Annex 5; ordnance at Annex 7; supply at Annex 10; laundry services at Annex 11; morale, welfare, and recreation at Annex 12; galley at Annex 13; housing at Annex 14; facilities support at Annex 15; utilities at Annex 16; base support vehicles and equipment at Annex 17; and environmental at Annex 18. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $295,243,649. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and Kenya, Africa, and is expected to be completed by April 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe and Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded $49,912,663 for delivery order #7130 under a Basic Ordering Agreement contract (N00383-07-G-008D) to repair components for the APG 65/73 radar systems used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (55 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (30 percent); Forest, Miss. (12 percent); and Andover, Mass. (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

TEC-AECOM, JV, Charlottesville, Va., was awarded a maximum amount $40,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on March 29 for environmental planning and engineering services for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order (EO) 12114, “Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions - Ship Homeporting Issues,” at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities worldwide. The work to be performed provides for the preparation of various documents to support the proposed infrastructure-related actions with respect to ship homeporting issues. The preponderance of documents to be prepared under this contract are NEPA documents including the following: categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements, as well as environmental reviews and environmental studies under EO 12114. Examples of tasking may also include homeporting of ships, new construction, renovation, base realignment and closure actions, proposed operational actions, and demolitions. Work will predominantly be performed in Virginia (20 percent), Florida (20 percent), California (20 percent), and Washington (20 percent). Work may also be performed within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility and the adjacent waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including the continental United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa (20 percent). Tasks associated with this contract may be assigned anywhere in the world. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-10-D-3008).

BAE Systems, Inc., Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $9,233,109 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00039-09-C-0129) for the production of the first optional compact low frequency active transmit system and spares. This contract includes additional options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $29,709,200. Work will be performed in Hudson, N.H., and is expected to be completed by September 2011; if all options are exercised, work will be completed by December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-09-C-0129).

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $6,395,328 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-05-G-0026) for 144 retrofit kits under the Engineering Change Proposal 6240R1, “FT 50 18K Main Landing Gear Sidebrace Fitting Failure - Revision for Retrofit” for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed in October 2014. 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.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $13,200,000 modification for planned and growth supplemental work under a previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for the accomplishment of the fiscal 2008 Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) of USS Enterprise (CVN 65). As a result of this contract modification, the total estimated amount of this contract will be $654,854,987. This contract modification is in accordance with the overall program plan for the CVN 65 EDSRA. EDSRAs are similar to overhauls in that they restore the ship, including all subsystems that affect combat capability and safety, to established performance standards. Additionally, an EDSRA provides an opportunity to perform hull inspections, recoating, and other maintenance related evolutions below the waterline that cannot be accomplished while the ship is waterborne. The EDSRA provides sufficient time to perform more extensive repairs and testing than are possible during an extended selected restricted availability. Work that results from subsystem open and inspects is added to the contract as it is identified. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed in April 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $13,200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $6,223,862 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0310) for integrated logistics support of the advanced targeting/forward looking infrared pods for the F/A-18C/D and F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (98 percent), and El Segundo, Calif. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 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.

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

L-3 Communications Corp., EOS Division, Garland, Texas, is being awarded a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of MX 10160 image intensifier assemblies in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters Procurement Division. The work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in 2012. The estimated value of the contract is $30,000,000. The contract number is H92222-10-D-0012.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC, Madison, Miss., is receiving a firm-fixed-price modification of $6,260,514 for exercise of option periods one and two, providing an additional six months of lease services of four helicopters for pilot training in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, beginning on April 1, 2010, and ending Sept. 30, 2010. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The contract modification number is H92222-09-C-0048-P00005.

AIR FORCE

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $23,847,566 contract which provides for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop, and deliver concept recommendations, architecture analysis, ontological models, alternatives analysis, life-cycle costs estimates, prototype development assessments, and prototype tools. At this time, $797,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005).

Colfax Supplies Initial Shipment of Valves for U.S. Navy Block lll Virginia-Class Submarines — Press Release

Colfax Supplies Initial Shipment of Valves for U.S. Navy Block lll Virginia-Class Submarines

Company will supply products for new Virginia-class submarines with an estimated value of $52 million through 2013

RICHMOND, Va., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) , a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced it has shipped the first set of valves worth $3.7 million from its Portland Valve business located in Portland, Maine. This shipment is the first of $36 million in orders for products for U.S. Navy Block III Virginia-class submarines being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. Block III includes the North Dakota (SSN-784), John Warner (SSN-785) and six additional submarines. Colfax will supply highly engineered valves, centrifugal pumps and screw pumps with a total expected value of approximately $52 million through 2013.

“Because of our extensive engineering expertise, Colfax is uniquely positioned to provide these pump and valve systems for use aboard mission-critical U.S. Navy submarines,” said Clay Kiefaber, president and CEO of Colfax. “We’ve done extensive testing at our state-of-the-art Defense Centre of Excellence, to ensure our systems will work reliably in the demanding environment aboard these Virginia-class submarines.”

Colfax businesses have more than 100 years of fluid-handling application expertise in the defense industry.

ABOUT COLFAX CORPORATION – Colfax Corporation is a global leader in critical fluid-handling products and technologies. Through its global operating subsidiaries, Colfax manufactures positive displacement industrial pumps and valves used in oil & gas, power generation, commercial marine, defense and general industrial markets. Colfax’s operating subsidiaries supply products under the well-known brands Allweiler, Fairmount Automation, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Portland Valve, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker “CFX.” Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.

ABOUT COLFAX DEFENSE SOLUTIONS – Colfax Defense Solutions serves militaries around the world with fluid-handling solutions that deliver precision performance for demanding conditions. Colfax Defense Centres of Excellence – located in Mumbai, India; Tours, France; and Warren, Massachusetts, USA – have specialized staff, engineering support, advanced software, fabrication facilities and testing equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of the defense industry.

CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Colfax’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on Colfax’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Colfax’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Colfax’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as its Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption “Risk Factors”. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. This press release speaks only as of this date. Colfax disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

The term “Colfax” in reference to the activities described in this press release may mean one or more of Colfax’s global operating subsidiaries and/or their internal business divisions and does not necessarily indicate activities engaged in by Colfax Corporation.

Source: Colfax Corporation

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Kelly Aviation Center Receives Important AS9110 Certification

Kelly Aviation Center Receives Important AS9110 Certification
December 14, 2009 3:24:00 PM

SAN ANTONIO, -- Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), earned AS9110 certification. The certification puts Kelly Aviation Center in a select group of organizations that go well beyond basic AS9100 standards to include additional safety, reliability and airworthiness requirements for both military and commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.
AS9110 certification will be especially important to Kelly Aviation Center as the company continues to penetrate the international commercial market.

"The AS9110 certification elevates our quality management system to the global standard and clearly demonstrates Kelly's commitment to deliver quality products and services to our customers," said Chuck Artymovich, vice president and general manager of Kelly Aviation Center.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. is a center of excellence for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul for both military and commercial aircraft, including state-of-the-art engine testing and field service support. Kelly Aviation Center is AS9110 certified as well as FAA and EASA certified for the CF6-50 engine.

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