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Contracts for December 30, 2010



NAVY

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $69,098,221 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00383-06-D-001J) for the procurement of integrated logistics support, for the F/A-18 Integrated Readiness Support Team Program. The tasks include in-service engineering, information systems, technical data, support equipment engineering, automated maintenance environment, training/software integration support, provisioning, and A-D sustaining engineering service for continued support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G fleet. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (70 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (15 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (6 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (5 percent); and San Diego, Calif. (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($64,578,941; 93.6 percent); and the governments of Australia ($1,692,302; 2.5 percent), Canada ($513,996; 0.7 percent), Spain ($513,996; 0.7 percent), Finland ($513,966; 0.7 percent), Switzerland ($513,996; 0.7 percent), Kuwait ($513,996; 0.7 percent), and Malaysia ($256,998; 0.4 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $22,021,303 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0035) to exercise an option for logistics products and services in support of H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Services to be provided include logistics management support, technical material for maintenance planning, design interface, supply/material support, technical data, distribution and inventory management/packaging, handling, storage and transportation, logistics management information, supportability analysis, technical manuals, and logistics support/technical liaison support. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (96 percent), and Afghanistan (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 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.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $14,471,274 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0050) for additional persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle services in support of Marine Corps combat missions. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash. (97 percent), and St. Louis, Mo. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $14,471,274 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Mikel, Inc., Fall River, Mass., is being awarded a $9,068,671 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering services to Team Submarine and the PMS 425 program offices. These services will be rendered as needed to provide for research and combat system development and processing in the areas of automation and data fusion, target motion analysis, weapon employment, and tactical decision aids that extend and apply previous efforts that focus on improved automation, reduced manning requirements, and improved human system integration over current combat systems applicable to Navy submarines. In addition, these services will include development of tactical combat and surveillance system algorithms and software to include sonar, combat control, weapons, communications, C4I and navigation functionality as well as non-tactical software for undersea fixed and portable tracking ranges. Work will be performed in Fall River, Mass. (88 percent); Manassas, Va. (9 percent); Laurel, Fla. (1 percent); North Kingstown, R.I. (1 percent); and Poulsbo, Wash. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $1,432,438 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-6295).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,582,920 modification to a delivery order placed against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00421-05-G-0001) to exercise an option for engineering, technical and sustaining services in support of Taiwan Air Force E-2C aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (75 percent), and at the Pingtung Air Force Base, Taiwan (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 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.

AIR FORCE

Teradyne, Inc., North Reading, Mass., was awarded an estimated $28,377,673 contract for maintaining the B-1 automatic digital test systems and application development environmental systems. At this time, $9,617,451 has been obligated. OC-ALC/GKAKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8102-11-C-0001).

Integrated Data Services, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $10,436,911 contract for the Comprehensive Cost and Requirements System, a financial program management software tool which is used by Air Force acquisition and sustainment organizations to accomplish planning and execution of program budgets. At this time, $4,354,725 has been obligated. ESC/HIBK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8771-C-11-0001).

General Dynamics Advanced Information System, Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded a $7,832,414 contract which will provide a research and development program which seeks to develop an open architecture for modular open systems architecture common back end for radio frequency that conforms to interface standards. At this time, $230,000 has been obligated. AFRL/PKSR, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-1041).

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Santa Maria, Calif., was awarded a $7,189,632 contract for four adaptable multi-based land/ocean stabilized antenna systems to replace aging antenna systems. At this time, $6,657,099 has been obligated. SMC/PKTV, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA8818-06-D-0024).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Mass., is being awarded an $8,372,580 cost plus fixed-fee contract (HR0011-11-C0023). This award is for the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) program, to develop counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. The BLADE program will achieve this objective by developing novel algorithms and techniques that will enable Department of Defense electronic warfare systems to automatically learn to jam new radio frequency threats in the field. Work will be performed in Burlington, Mass. (63.6 percent); Nashua, N.H. (24.6 percent); and Piscataway, N.J. (11.8 percent). The work is expected to be completed May 2012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Navy Wastes No Time and Gives New LCS Contracts to Lockheed, Austal

With the split buy acquisition strategy approved by Congress the U.S. Navy wasted no time and ordered up to twenty more of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) from its two suppliers.

This week both the teams led by Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Austal America (ASB:AUS) received contracts for one ship plus up to nine more options. As Congress allowed the Navy went out and bought up to twenty ships. Each contract is worth between $460 and $500 million for the first ships. If all twenty are built the two teams will received close to $5 billion each.

While each team is building a dissimilar hull shape the two designs carry similar weapon loads. Lockheed is partnered with Marinette Marine’s yard in Wisconsin. Austal America is building their ships at their facility in Mobile, AL. The ships are designed to be built at smaller yards allowing more rapid construction.

So far the Navy has received three LCS ships. USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) were built by Lockheed Martin and USS Independence (LCS 2) by Austal America. The USS Coronado (LCS 4) is under construction in Mobile and is expected to be commissioned in 2012.

If all twenty ships are ordered and delivered under these contracts the LCS class will quickly become one of the largest in the current Navy. Ultimately up to fifty or more of the LCS could be acquired.

The decision to allow the split contracts in line with the original acquisition strategy for the ship rather then just using one source as the Navy had proposed when it restructured the program in 2009 is a boon to Austal and Marinette. Both companies had been planning layoffs and restructuring if they had not one the contract. Now they both will have to ramp up their capabilities to support the Navy’s program.

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Contracts for December 29, 2010



NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive contract for the fiscal 2010-2015 block buy of Flight 0+ Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The fiscal 2010 LCS Flight 0+ ship award amount is $436,852,639. There are additional line items totaling $54,742,639 for technical data package, core class services, provisioned items orders, ordering, a not-to-exceed line item for non-recurring engineering, and data items. The total amount of the contract is $491,595,278. The contract includes line items for nine additional ships and options for post delivery support, additional crew and shore support, special studies, class services, class standard equipment support, economic order quantity equipment, selected ship systems equipment for a second source and selected ship system integration and test for a second source which, if authorized/exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $4,570,604,367. The cumulative value excluding any option items related to the second source is $4,069,913,166. Work will be performed in Marinette, Wis. (56 percent); Walpole, Mass. (14 percent); Washington, D.C. (12 percent); Oldsmar, Fla. (4 percent); Beloit, Wis. (3 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (2 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (2 percent); and various locations of less than one percent, each totaling seven percent. Work is expected to be complete by August 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, except for fiscal 2010 RDT&E. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2300).

Austal USA, LLC, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive contract for the fiscal 2010-2015 block buy of Flight 0+ Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The fiscal 2010 LCS Flight 0+ ship award amount is $432,069,883. There are additional line items totaling $33,398,998 for technical data package, core class services, provisioned items orders, ordering, a not-to-exceed line item for non-recurring engineering, and data items. The total amount of the contract is $465,468,881. The contract includes line items for nine additional ships and options for post delivery support, additional crew and shore support, special studies, class services, class standard equipment support, economic order quantity equipment, selected ship systems equipment for a second source and selected ship system integration and test for a second source which, if authorized/exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $4,386,301,775. The cumulative value excluding any option items related to the second source is $3,785,807,006. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (50 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (17 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (3 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2 percent); Burlington, Vt. (2 percent); New Orleans, La. (2 percent); and various locations of less than two percent each totaling 24 percent. Work is expected to be complete by June 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, except fiscal 2010 RDT&E. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2301).

M.C. Dean, Inc., Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $85,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N65236-07-D-5884) for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance initiatives and programs supported by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is $324,513,981. Work will be performed in Europe (80 percent) and Southwest Asia (20 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic is the contracting activity.

Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $41,212,176 multi-year fixed-price incentive for production systems and firm-fixed price for spares, and cost-plus-fixed fee for engineering services contract for the production of eight AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems for installation on Virginia-class submarines SSN 784-791, plus associated engineering services and optional photonics mast spares. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines (SSN 784 - SSN 791). The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $123,335,849. Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass. (57.7 percent); Seattle, Wash. (6.4 percent); Westfield, Mass. (5.4 percent); Amesbury, Mass. (5.1 percent); Methuen, Mass. (5 percent); Moonachie, N.J. (3 percent); Joplin, Mo. (2.9 percent); Southampton, Mass. (2.2 percent); Orlando, Fla. (1.7 percent); La Mirada, Calif. (1.6 percent); Mason, Ohio (1.6 percent); Westminster, Colo. (1.5 percent); Radford, Va. (1.4 percent); San Diego, Calif. (1.4 percent); Westfield, Mass. (1.4 percent); Southwick, Mass. (1 percent); and Murrieta, Calif. (0.7 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Contract funds will not 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 (N00024-11-C-6293).

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $37,692,857 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0098) for the production and delivery of common cockpits for the MH-60S Lot 13 helicopters and MH-60R Lot 9 helicopters. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of common cockpit provisioned items and integrated logistics services in support of the MH-60R and MH-60S helicopter programs. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (58.8 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (13.9 percent); Farmingdale, N.Y. (12.7 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (4.7 percent); Woodland Hills, Calif. (3.7 percent); Lewisville, Texas (2.9 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Middletown, Conn. (.6 percent); and Butler, N.J. (.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2013. 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.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded $37,394,500 for indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order #0014 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for the purchase of 26 U.S. Special Operations Command Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and associated integrated logistics support sustainment. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by October 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.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $33,634,968 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0098) to incorporate the automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination radar into six MH-60R/MH-60S full rate production aircraft. Work will be performed in Farmingdale, N.Y. (86 percent), and Owego, N.Y. (14 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $24,694,108 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded $16,820,812 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0122, under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-04-D-5016) for the purchase of 137 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) reducible height armor kits and four MTVR reducible height wrecker armor kits for the Navy Seabees. Work will be performed in Israel (85 percent) and Oshkosh, Wis. (15 percent), and work is expected to be completed by June 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $12,000,000 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for government-furnished equipment workshare transportation efforts in support of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. The anticipated modification will provide government-furnished workshare transportation efforts for the procurement of material required for the fabrication of cradles, fixtures, and other equipment that are necessary to safely and securely transport class products from Northrup Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., to Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (95 percent), and Gulfport, Miss. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $7,800,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the retrofit and testing of 33 countermeasure receivers to digital countermeasure receivers in support of the F/A-18 E/F. Work will be performed in Forest, Miss. (65 percent), and Goleta, Calif. (35 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2013. 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.

Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc., Pasadena, Calif., is being awarded a $7,749,884 modification to firm-fixed-price task order EFE2 under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00178-05-D-4487) to exercise option year three which provides for program and engineering support of capital improvement projects in the metro San Diego area. The work to be performed provides for the following professional engineering services in support of capital improvement projects: project management and data management to support planning, design, and post construction award for the Navy and Marine Corp clients within NAVFAC Southwest area of responsibility. The total cumulative task order amount after exercise of this option will be $27,238,432. The task order also contains one unexercised option which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $35,140,123. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,183,378 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Archer Western/RQ, JV, Chicago, Ill., is being awarded a $7,592,110 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N40085-09-C-3215) for the design and construction of multiple bachelor enlisted quarters at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides for design, labor, material and equipment for a new ground source heat pump and geothermal well field systems for bachelor enlisted quarter buildings as an energy reinvestment effort. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $178,406,059. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Vigor Marine, LLC, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $6,894,175 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Ericsson. This regular overhaul will include cleaning and gas freeing tanks and spaces; tank rafting and checker boarding; cargo tank preservation; tank deck overhead preservation; and replacement of the surface search radar system. The ship’s primary mission is to provide fuel to Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $7,979,868. Work will be performed in Portland, Ore., and is expected to be completed by March 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two proposals solicited and two offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting authority (N40442-11-C-1050).

AIR FORCE

Jacobs Technology, Inc., Lincoln, Mass., was awarded a $185,000,000 contract modification for the extension of services to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, advisory and assistance services to the Electron Systems Center. At this time, zero dollars have been obligated. ESC/CAA, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8721-07-D-0015; P0009).

Tinker Support Services, Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $35,338,299 contract to provide all personnel, equipment, tools, material, vehicles and fuel, supervision and services necessary to perform base civil engineer tasks and functions as defined by the performance of work statement, except as specified in section three. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. OC-ALC/PKO, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8108-08-D-0006).

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla., was awarded an estimated $25,220,909 contract modification to provide sustaining and non-recurring engineering services to support research and development, aircraft modifications, aircraft maintenance and technical services for Boeing commercial derivative military-use aircraft. At this time, $13,472,645 has been obligated. OC-ALC/GKSKA, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-07-C-0001; P00075).

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification with a total value of $24,349,245 under Missile Defense Agency contract HQ0276-08-C-0001. The modification exercises an option to provide continued systems engineering and development of the Standard Missile-3. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. The performance period is from Jan. 1, 2011 through Jan. 31, 2011. Fiscal 2011 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to obligate $5,000,000 to provide the initial funding for this effort.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification with a total value of $7,546,581 under Missile Defense Agency contract HQ0276-10-C-0001. The modification will exercise an option to provide technical engineering services in support of an emergent threat to be identified by the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office. The work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. The performance period is from December 2010 through December 2014. Fiscal 2010 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to obligate $1,000,000 to provide the initial funding for this effort.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Freeman Holding of Washington, LLC, Moses Lake, Wash., is being awarded a maximum $15,127,892 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, contract for KMWH-BV 4,420,000 USG. Other location of performance is Grant County International Airport, Wash. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-0023).

Infrastructure Defense Technologies, Belivdere, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $30,000,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, contract for metal revetments. No other location of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. There was originally a proposal solicited through the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System website with three responses. The date of performance completion is Dec. 28, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8EG-11-D-0003).

AS&E Receives Multimillion Dollar Order for Z Portal Vehicle Screening System from Latin American Country for Customs Applications

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”) (NASDAQ:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today that the Company has been awarded a multimillion dollar order from a Latin American country for a Z Portal® vehicle screening system. This Latin American country will deploy the Z Portal system for customs applications to safely and effectively screen cars and trucks for explosive threats, drugs and other contr

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More V-22 Engines Ordered from Rolls-Royce

The controversial tilt rotor V-22 aircraft has now been in service with the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force for a few years now. Their production is at a pretty steady state and they have carried out successful deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. While the aircraft is produced by Bell and Boeing (BA) the two engines for each aircraft are manufactured by Rolls-Royce’s (RR:LSE) American operations.

As the V-22 builds up service time and continues production there will be a need for more engines. Not only to support the deliveries of new aircraft but to replace those in service or act as spares. Rolls-Royce has received two contracts in the last week for engines to support the V-22 program.

First the Navy executed a contract worth over $120 million to support their MV-22. Then the Air Force purchased 24 engines for the CV-22 at a cost of almost $50 million.

In November another contract to provide maintenance for in-service V-22 aircraft was also won. This will support all services operating the aircraft.

As a program goes through its life cycle the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) are able to make significant revenue from providing this kind of support. The Department of Defense does have the right to order parts, equipment and support from other then the OEM and even if they purchased the data rights to have another company manufacture the engine.

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Viper Aircraft Corporation approves Skygate Collection as preferred merchant for popular Viperjet scale flight models — Press Release

Viper Aircraft Corporation approves Skygate Collection as preferred merchant for popular Viperjet scale flight models

Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG located in Hasselroth, Germany have recently signed a preferred merchant license agreement. Directors of both companies agreed to a world-wide alliance where Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG will develop and sell all current and future Viperjet aircraft designs within the flight model builders’ marketplace.

Both companies will work together to produce the most authentic Viperjet flight model achievable. Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG will receive direct support and access to technical resources from Viper Aircraft.

“The popularity of the Viperjet aircraft with flight model (radio controlled) builders’ has exceeded our wildest expectations. It is our pleasure to work with Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG in developing an authentic representation of the Viperjet family of aircraft for the flight model industry. Their quality product and attention to detail is really what attracted us to their company,” stated Scott Hanchette, president, Viper Aircraft Corporation.

“For Skygate, it was a logical step forward for our organization to build closer relationships with developers and manufacturers of the full-size aircraft such as Viper Aircraft Corporation,” describes Stefan Vőlker, Managing Director of Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG.

“As we have already been in contact for some years with Viper Aircraft Corporation, the preferred license agreement for Skygate is a further milestone for closer co-operation, added Mr. Vőlker. With this license agreement, Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG sees a positive future
developing any new airplane designs from Viper Aircraft with a greater level of detail for our popular Skygate Collection.”

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Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG is a leading international manufacturer of flight models providing very high standards and processes as the product base.

The Viperjet is a two-place, tandem seat, fully aerobatic, composite personal jet aircraft designed and manufactured by Viper Aircraft Corporation in Pasco, Washington.

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Contracts for December 28, 2010



AIR FORCE

Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $272,552,404 contract modification to provide for 30 F117-PW-100 engines, spare engines, and associated data for the C-17 aircraft. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WNWK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0045).

ARMY

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $241,957,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 11 CH-47F Chinook remanufactured aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Contracting Center Aviation and Missile, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0098).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on Dec. 23 a $209,146,481 firm-fixed-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide 58 tactical Patriot missiles; five launcher mod kits; ground support equipment; and contractor field support. Work will be completed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Camden, Ark.; Lufkin, Texas; Chelmsford, Mass.; and Ocala, Fla., with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0001).

Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on Dec. 23 a $139,635,485 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for six high mobility artillery rocket systems full rate production consisting of 44 launchers, which include maintenance, training, and support equipment. Work will be completed in Grand Prairie, Texas, and East Camden, Ark., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0101).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on Dec. 23 an $80,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract. The award provides 800 underbody improvement kits for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2012. Five bids were solicited with five bids received. The U.S. TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0001).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on Dec. 24 a $68,302,431 firm-fixed-price contract. The award provides for full-motion video from commercial un-manned air intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms across Iraq. Work will be completed in Baghdad, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with two bids received. The U.S. Central Command, Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity (M67854-07-D-2052).

Raytheon Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $58,321,052 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award provides for 131 Patriot Advanced Capability 2 forebodies to guidance enhanced missile plus forebodies. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0072).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $38,985,511 firm-fixed-price contract, with cost reimbursement options. The award will provide for the operation and relocation of the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center to a government owned facility at Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Peachtree, Ga., and Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-11-C-0003).

NIITEK, Inc., Dulles, Va., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $38,408,358 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide 64 Husky mounted detection systems to be deployed to Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Va., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (W909MY-11-C-0021).

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $35,799,730 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 247 general transport trucks to the government of Afghanistan. Work will be completed in West Point, Miss., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-G097).

Chrysler Group International, LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $25,929,600 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 750 Wrangler long wheel base Jeep kits; 750 spare diesel engines; 375 spare transmissions; one contractor furnished spare parts; and one contractor special tools for Foreign Military Sales. Work will be performed in Cairo, Egypt; Cento, Italy; and Romulus, Mich.; with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0123).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $24,822,637 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for spares and ground support equipment to 40 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to the United Arab Emirates. Work will be completed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0003).

Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., Greenville, S.C., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $21,059,732 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide life support services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region District. Work will be completed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-11-C-0011).

Raydon Corp., Daytona Beach, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $15,733,767 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. Work will be performed in Daytona Beach, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet with one bid received. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (W9133L-11-F-0046).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $14,850,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification and application of B-kit to legacy and modified-legacy components of the modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-10-C-0023).

Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $14,818,642 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 82 wreckers, boom-underlifts and three years worth of spare parts for the wrecker. The work location will be determined with each task order, and is scheduled to be completed on Aug. 25, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet with 11 bids received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-G004).

Strategic Resources, Inc., Mclean, Va., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $14,316,246 firm-fixed-price, with a labor hour exception, contract. The award will provide services to supplement Joint Base Lewis-McChord mobilization mission. Work will be performed in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 26, 2013. Six bids were solicited with six bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the contracting activity (W9124D-11-C-90000).

Alpha Protective Services, Inc., was awarded on Dec. 22 an $11,210,012 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for security guard services for six posts at various compounds at Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet with 10 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-08-C-0006).

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for training, equipping, sustaining, and other support and services for the CH-47F Chinook program. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid was received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-04-G-0023).

Colonna’s Ship Yard, Inc., Norfolk, Va., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $9,540,882 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide dry-docking and repairs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Dredge McFarland. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., with an estimated completion date of May 1, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Philadelphia, Penn., is the contracting activity (W912BU-07-G-0001).

Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, New York, N.Y., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $7,317,604 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide architect and engineering design services in support of hospital design. Work will be performed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, with an estimated completion date of March 18, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, Kaiserslautern, Germany, is the contracting activity (W912GB-11-D-0007).

The Judy Co., Inc., Kansas City, Kan., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $6,766,329 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a temporary water collection and treatment system, a gallery grout curtain, and a plaza gallery curtain at the Wolf Creek Dam. Work will be performed in Jamestown, Ky., with an estimated completion date of July 20, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Nashville, Tenn., is the contracting activity (W912P5-11-C-0002).

Raytheon - Southeast Asia, Andover, Mass., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $5,678,120 firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide the government of Egypt with 264 man-months of Hawk missile system technical assistance. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0135).

NAVY

BAE Systems Controls, Inc., Johnson City, N.Y., is being awarded a $14,218,161 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System (IDWS) mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The IDWS provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device compatible defensive weapon system. Work will be performed in Johnson City, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0022).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,548,330 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0035) to exercise an option for system engineering and program management for the oversight of production efforts in support of H-1 helicopters upgrade program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 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.

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $12,557,128 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0010) for the fabrication and delivery of 15 organizational and intermediate level peculiar support equipment end items for the MV/CV-22 aircraft, including supportability data. Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas, and is expected to be completed in January 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $12,557,128 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($9,206,869; 73 percent) and Air Force ($3,350,259; 27 percent). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

ENSCO, Inc., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $10,426,319 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to provide support for the system survivability analysis, modeling and balanced survivability assessments program. Work will be performed in Fort Belvoir, Va., and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-07-C-0049-P00047).

AeroVironment Receives $46.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Digital Retrofit Kits

MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced today that it received an order valued at $46,226,984 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises 123 new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages as well as 186 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order also includes 339 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Army. The Raven system and retrofit order represents the remainder of the funds

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Military’s Effort to Go Green – January 2011

In this podcast, we focus on the military’s effort to go green by replacing its fuels with alternative energy, Marine Corps plans to lighten its equipment and some details about the Stuxnet worm that has reportedly infected Iranian computers.

Japan Continues to Fund U.S. Move to Guam

Since 1945 the U.S. has maintained bases and troops in Japan. The largest footprint was on the island of Okinawa where the U.S. Marines have most of a division and air wing stationed as well as supporting units. After lengthy negotiations with the Japanese government the majority of those troops will move to new facilities at Guam and the major airfield be relocated to a less populated part of Okinawa.

As part of their defense spending Japan contributes funds to maintain the U.S. bases in their country and is also committing to provide funding for the move of the thousands of Marines, sailors and families to Guam. In the latest defense budget announced last week $416 million has been set aside to aid the move which is about one percent of their total defense spending for 2011.

Between the United States and Japan billions are being spent to create the base at Guam, clean up Okinawa and work on the new airfield. The last is very controversial as the government and most people in Okinawa would like the U.S. airfield be gone not just moved. The funding set aside by Japan does not include money for the new airbase as political wrangling about its location continues.

Guam stands to benefit from the thousands of new military personnel and their families moving to that island adding millions to the economy. At the same time the U.S. must increase all aspects of its infrastructure including roads, schools, hospitals and water supply.

As the U.S. cuts defense spending there may be pressure to move troops from overseas bases back to the U.S. This will create mini-booms in the areas where these troops will be based as the military populations increase dramatically. The opposite will happen to the areas where they move from such as Germany where not all members of the local government and business community were happy to see the U.S. leave as they consolidated bases over the last twenty years.

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GTEC Secures $48 Million Contract to Provide Expeditionary Field Kitchens to the U.S. Marine Corps — Press Release

GTEC Secures $48 Million Contract to Provide Expeditionary Field Kitchens to the U.S. Marine Corps

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc.(Nasdaq: GTEC), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, today announced that the company has secured a $48 million contract to provide Expeditionary Field Kitchens (EFK) to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The five-year contract calls for GTEC to provide a maximum of 150 EFKs and includes initial orders totaling over $21 million. GTEC expects revenue from the initial orders to be generated in 2011 and 2012 with the remaining funding to be received over the contract’s five-year duration.

Designed to provide deployed Warfighters with the advantage of daily, fresh meals, the EFK is a completely self-contained, rugged and transportable commercial grade kitchen with the ability to provide troops with 500 meals, three times per day. To date, GTEC has delivered almost 800 field feeding systems to the U.S. military and those systems are currently deployed in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea and Germany.

John Hillen, President & CEO of GTEC commented on today’s award, “As a dedicated mission-partner of the U.S. military, we are pleased to continue supporting today’s Warfighters by designing and fielding highly-engineered systems that provide them with every advantage as they carry out their critical national security missions in some of the world’s toughest environments.”

All work on the EFKs will be performed at GTEC’s integration facility in Easton, Maryland.

About Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc.

Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (GTEC)provides mission-critical, technology-based, systems, solutions, and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government. Our services and solutions are integral parts of mission-critical programs run by the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, federal law enforcement agencies, and other parts of the federal government charged with national security responsibilities. Learn more about Global Defense Technology& Systems at www.gtec-inc.com .

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Contracts for December 27, 2010



NAVY

Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $494,257,945 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Trident II, D5 guidance system tactical engineering support and guidance applications program, and life extension development. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass. (82 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (11 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (2 percent); and El Segundo, Calif. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed Sept. 20, 2016. This contract was not competitively procured. Contract funds in the amount of $83,981,547 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00030-11-C-0005).

L-3 Communications Corp., Sylmar, Calif., is being awarded a $78,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price provisions contract to provide repairs to the TB-23 towed array and purchase the spare subassemblies and parts required to improve maintenance schedules. The contractor, by monitoring work flow, upgrade plans, ships schedules, overhaul, and repair plans, shall anticipate and prepare for repairs as needed to meet the performance goals. The contractor will provide inventory management services to support the timely repairs of the towed arrays and implement overhauls and upgrades as directed by the government. This contract will also require the contractor to manage spare parts and optimize purchases to improve maintenance and repair schedules and the operational profile of the Navy’s submarine fleet. Work will be performed in Sylmar, Calif., and is expected to complete December 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity (N66604-11-D-0179).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $66,180,000 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the procurement of weapon replaceable assemblies and other complex parts for use in retrofitting F/A-18C/D aircraft; 62 for the government of Finland, and 33 for the government of Switzerland. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (44.8 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (26.8 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (14.9 percent); Oakland, N.J. (6.4 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (3.3 percent); Butler, N.J. (1.3 percent); Sylmar, Calif. (1 percent); Killdeer, N.D. (0.5 percent); Mesa, Ariz. (0.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (0.3 percent); Wallingford, Conn. (0.2 percent); and Horsham, Pa. (0.1 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Finland ($44,598,959; 67 percent) and Switzerland ($21,581,041; 33 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $65,636,395 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5110) for production of the Aegis Weapon System, tooling, test equipment, and associated technical services for the Aegis ashore test site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (87 percent), and Clearwater, Fla. (13 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2014. 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.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $48,981,414 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0060) for the procurement of 24 AE1107C engines for the Air Force CV-22 aircraft (14 spares and 10 Lot 15 installs). Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent), and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2012. 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.

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $17,092,500 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-6311) for the production and support of 265 JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to Australia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Vehicle mounted CREW systems are one element of the DoD’s Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. This contract is for the urgent procurement and support of CREW systems, to be used by Australian forces. The Navy manages the joint CREW program for Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Joint IED Defeat Organization. The contract is for option P00089. Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2011. Contract Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Australia. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Robertson Aviation, LLC, Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $16,830,672 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-08-D-0009) to exercise an option for the procurement of V-22 mission auxiliary fuel tanks, refueling kits, and accessories. Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in December 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.

Science Applications International Corp., McLean Va., is being awarded a $13,576,972 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contact with cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing for technical and engineering services in support of the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) to provide interoperable communications support to first responder agencies. Support will include voice communications interoperability technical assistance to public jurisdictions, including law enforcement, fire protection, medical emergency services, and others involved in preventing or responding to threats to public safety. This one-year contract contains two one-year options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $41,778,679. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed Dec. 26, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured and represents a sole-source award, as authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304 c (1); only one responsible source and no other suppliers or services will satisfy government requirements. The intention to award this sole-source contract was published in the Commerce Business Daily, and posted to the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0051).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $10,957,245 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical and engineering services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Engineering Department and the manned flight simulator/air combat environment test and evaluation facilities. Services to be provided support the development and utilization of advanced air vehicle technology for evaluating air vehicle flying qualities and controllability, developing simulation software, and building prototype simulations. The estimated level of effort is 94,970 man-hours. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in December 2011. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. 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 (N00421-11-D-0030).

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $9,077,929 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 14 support equipment workarounds for organizational- and intermediate-level maintenance in support of the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $599,607 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-D-0002).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $7,350,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0027) for non-recurring efforts associated with productionization of drawing changes in support of E-2D advanced Hawkeye aircraft production. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (71.5 percent), and St. Augustine, Fla. (28.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Information Systems Worldwide Corp., Arlington, Va., was awarded a $23,625,517 contract to conduct gap filling research and enhance the existing software architecture to search information; rapidly acquire new contextual information; and deliver timely across domains. This research will support and enhance the currently analytic workflow and provide enhanced sharing of information. At this time, $4,049,359 has been obligated. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKE, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0045).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $10,010,693 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for prop rotor gearboxes used in support of MV-22 helicopter. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Marine Corps. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Oct. 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPRPA1-09-G-004Y-5638).

Cambridge Global Services to Appeal Verdict against Concentric Methods, LLC

CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Global Services, Inc. (CGS), a leading provider of medical and laboratory products to the Federal Government, announced today that it is appealing a recent verdict in its case against Concentric Methods, LLC of Alexandria, VA. On December 17, a Virginia court ruled in favor of Concentric Methods on their counter-claim against CGS—alleging fraud and multiple torts. CGS’ decision to appeal is based on multiple grounds—including unjust enrichment by Concen

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Orbit International Corp. Announces $800,000 Order for Displays for CVN 78 Super Carrier

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ: ORBT), an electronics manufacturer and software solution provider, today announced that it received an order for approximately $800,000 for displays from a leading defense contractor for the Machine Control System for the U.S. Navy’s CVN 78 class of super aircraft carriers. This order combined with approximately $1,300,000 of aggregate orders received earlier this year brings total awards for this program to approximately $2.1

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Germany Buys Protected Vehicles from GD

Due to the mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat that became so common in Iraq and Afghanistan many of the world’s military are equipping themselves with uparmored vehicles for most role and missions. The U.S. especially bought thousands of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for engineering, troop transport and combat support roles. They also redesigned the ubiquitous HUMVEE light truck to carry more armor. Now as new vehicles are designed and acquired a level of armoring much beyond what was in the last generation is now expected.

It is because of this situation that General Dynamics (GD) was able to win a contract from Germany for a further 195 EAGLE vehicles in a contract worth over $160 million. This order brings the total of these vehicles bought for use by the German Army and police to almost six hundred.

The market for this type of vehicle has become bigger later as the U.S. plans to buy the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and Australia and the U.K. to buy new light trucks. All will possess a level of armor and survivability design much higher then military systems of the past.

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Contracts for December 23, 2010



ARMY

DynCorp International, LLC, Falls Church, Va., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $1,043,726,525 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for specialized training and mentoring services for the government of Afghanistan, and provide logistics and life support components for 14 training facilities in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Aug. 19, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-11-C-0053).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on Dec. 20 a $916,165,020 firm-fixed-price, with some cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line item numbers, contract. This award will provide 226 tactical missiles; 24 launcher mod kits; ground support equipment; contractor field support; and initial spares in Foreign Military Sales to United Arab Emirates, and Taiwan. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; Ocala, Fla.; Camden, Ark.; and Chelmsford, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0001).

DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Horsham, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 21 a $46,187,024 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for hardware, services, and vehicles for Egypt’s border guard surveillance program. Work will be performed in Horsham, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2013. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-D602).

Global Strategies Group (North America), Inc., dba Global Defense Engineering, Easton, Md., was awarded on Dec. 21 a $21,701,993 firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The award will provide for expeditionary field kitchens, a deployable food preparation capability able to prepare and serve a minimum of 500 meals up to three times per day. Work will be performed in Easton, Md., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Federal Business Opportunities website with three bids received. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick Contracting Center, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-11-D-0002).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $21,385,584 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 368 M1076 palletized load system trailers. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0024).

Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., Niagara Falls, N.Y., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $19,144,833 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award provides for excavating, dewatering, and off-site transportation of contaminated materials from the Vineland Chemical Superfund Site. Work will be performed in Vineland, N.J., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. Four bids were solicited with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Philadelphia, Penn., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-10-D-3006).

LONGBOW, LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $13,345,191 firm-fixed-price contract. This award provides for management and logistic functions for the fire control radar system on Apache AH-64D helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-10-C-0126).

Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $9,400,235 firm-fixed-price contract. This award will provide for four high-powered illumination receiver cabinets; four high-powered illumination cooler cabinets; four continuous wave acquisition radar antenna housing for the hawk radar cabinets; and logistic and engineering assistance for the government of Egypt. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0420).

Palantir Technologies, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., was awarded on Dec. 21 a $9,125,264 firm-fixed-price contract. This award will provide for an integrated fusion and analysis platform capability in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Palo Alto, Calif., and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2012. Three bids were solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi Contracting Center, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-11-F-0007).

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $9,112,480 firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. This award will provide for the delivery of 8,002 Generation III extreme cold weather clothing system kits. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Va.; Fall River, Mass.; Newark, N.J.; North Conway, N.H.; Lancing, Mich.; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Post Falls, Idaho; Tullahoma, Tenn. and Mukilteo, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with three bids received. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-07-D-0003).

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Inc., San Jose, Calif., was awarded on Dec. 21 an $8,309,718 contract. This award will provide for one Troposcatter System, contractor furnished test equipment, contractor furnished spares kit, contractor support service, and contractor training. Work will be performed in San Jose, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-P-D603).

General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems, Scranton, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $7,423,955 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for 38,062 155MM M107 projectile metal parts. Work will be performed in Scranton, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2011. The bid was solicited through the Internet with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-07-C-0038).

Raytheon Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $7,254,493 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide 50 Patriot guidance enhanced missiles for Kuwait. Aspects of work will be performed in various cities throughout the United States with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0084).

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $78,344,738 contract modification which will provide funding for the annual C-32A and C-40B/C contractor integrated fleet support for Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WLVK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-01-D-0013).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Newton, Pa., was awarded a $74,781,995 contract modification which will exercise an option to buy long lead parts for the GPS IIIA space vehicles three and four. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/PKP, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8807-08-C-0010; PO0091).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $33,267,600 contract which will provide contractor logistics support for program management, urgent repairs and services, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, engineering technical services, contractor field service representative support, contractor inventory control point and spares management, depot repair, flight operation support, reliability and maintainability enhancements, maintenance data collection/entry and deport field maintenance. The entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038-0022-1279).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems of Marietta, Ga., was awarded a $16,366,293 contract for the development, integration, and testing activities of the first C-5 block upgrade program (BUP) 01 for those aircraft modified by the avionics modernization program. This portion of BUP is to establish a common software baseline between the two programs and install a third Core Processing Module. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Aerospace Sustainment Directorate - Galaxy Division, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8525-11-C-0001).

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Clearfield, Utah, was awarded a $14,695,916 contract modification which will exercise options 15 and 16 for the propulsion system rocket engine life extension program effort on the intercontinental ballistic missile prime integration contract and will provide refurbishment of 96 propulsion system rocket engines, and 12 months of production quality assurance. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. AFNWC/PKME, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (F42610-98-C-0001).

Integral Systems, Columbia, Md., was awarded a $13,688,167 contract modification which will extend the contract for the command and control system-consolidated contract for calendar year 2011, with an option for calendar year 2012. At this time, $2,600,000 has been obligated. MCSW/PK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FO4701-01-C-0012; PO0178).

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $9,942,456 contract which will provide initial spares for Multi Spectral Targeting System B. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-06-G-4041; 0014).

NAVY

Bluefin Robotics, Quincy, Mass., is being awarded a $30,329,563 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-07-D-0008) to exercise option III for the explosive ordnance disposal hull unmanned underwater localization systems (HULS) production systems. The HULS production systems support Naval Forces and the Naval Explosive Ordnance Technology Division in conducting ship hull and piers and pilings search operations. The contract was structured in three phases: demonstration, prototype, and production of the HULS systems. Work will be performed in Quincy, Mass., and is expected to completed by April 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems, Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $25,472,769 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-08-C-0061) to exercise an option for the procurement and integration of various CXP identification friend or foe hardware for the Navy, Army, and Air Force; and the governments of Canada, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. Hardware being procured includes common digital transponders, mounts, receivers and transmitters, signal processors, power supplies, battery packs, and Mode 5 modification kits. Work will be performed in Greenlawn, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in August 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $486,506 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Army ($17,209,826; 67.6 percent), Navy ($6,119,022; 24 percent), and Air Force ($202,220; 0.8 percent); and the governments of Taiwan ($999,211; 3.9 percent), Canada ($578,098; 2.3 percent), and Saudi Arabia ($364,392; 1.4 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Moog, Inc., East Aurora, N.Y., is being awarded a $17,269,746 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (SPM4A1-06-G-0002) for the procurement of 1,626 kits required to complete engineering change proposal #1054 for F/A-18 LA-d leading edge flap mechanical drive group system for the Navy (1,260) and the governments of Finland (138), Kuwait (94), Switzerland (68), Spain (50), and Malaysia (16). Work will be performed in Torrance, Calif., and is expected to be completed in November 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $13,382,460 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($13,382,460; 77.49 percent) and the governments of Finland ($1,465,698; 8.49 percent), Kuwait ($998,374; 5.78 percent), Switzerland ($722, 228; 4.18 percent), Spain ($531,050; 3.08 percent), and Malaysia ($169,936; 0.98 percent), and under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded an $11,882,162 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) to convert two TE-2C aircraft into E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft. These efforts will support the transition to an anticipated post-material support date performance based logistics solution. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded an $8,801,056 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option for maintenance services in support of the MV-22 engines. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent), and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $8,801,056 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a maximum $29,384,296 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for F-15 verticals. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is June 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM400-01-D-9406-473T).

NATO and IBM to Use Cloud Technology for Improved Command and Control — Press Release

NATO and IBM to Use Cloud Technology for Improved Command and Control

Technology Collaboration between IBM and NATO Allied Command Transformation

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) today selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organization to explore and demonstrate a new cloud computing model that could be used to consolidate and integrate technology capabilities for critical Command and Control programs.

The project supports NATO’s efforts to restructure the alliance to meet 21st century technology challenges, and will be developed by IBM at the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia.

The on-premise cloud will be used to test and develop network solutions for command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance projects. The goal is to demonstrate how recent developments in cloud computing can reduce ramp-up time for enhanced technology capabilities, while improving important operational functions, such as increasing situational awareness and faster decision-making.

“We look forward to working with IBM to help us understand emerging information technologies and see how we can use them to create a leaner and more agile organization,” said Johan Goossens, Head of ACT’s Technology & Human Factors Branch. “Through this collaborative project, we hope to be able to realize the potential of cloud computing to tackle new challenges more efficiently, ultimately benefiting the NATO member nations.”

“We are pleased to share IBM’s expertise in cloud computing with NATO and explore ways to help this important organization improve their technology capabilities,” said Anne Altman, general manager, IBM Global Public Sector. “Cloud computing has the potential to dramatically improve decision-making based on real-time data and lay a strong foundation for greater focus on innovation so that NATO can achieve its complex mission requirements.”

IBM will develop the computing environment to share a common operating environment across many mission processes, allowing the environment to be built in a way that is more secure, scalable and robust than the many disparate operating environments that have been used in the past. By aggregating and sharing disparate computing resources, from networks to servers to storage, a cloud computing model will help the Alliance deploy IT capabilities more broadly, quickly and cost effectively.

IBM provides cloud computing capabilities for private and public sector organizations globally. In the government market, IBM is using cloud environments to help clients speed technology implementations, reduce IT and energy costs, and employ new capabilities to improve services. In addition to building private clouds, IBM has an established Federal Community Cloud to meet the specific security requirements of the U.S. Federal government, and a Municipal Shared Services cloud for state and local governments. These capabilities are helping government organizations transform core IT processes, for example by analyzing large volumes of data, running faster military simulations, identifying waste, fraud and abuse in social services programs, conducting more comprehensive health care outcomes, constructing global climate models, and helping predict and manage real-time traffic patterns.

For more information about NATO’s Allied Command Transformation visit (www.act.nato.int).

For more information about IBM and cloud computing visit (www.ibm.com/cloud).

SOURCE IBM Corporation

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Latest CRA Allows Navy to Use Multiple Sources for LCS

In the on again off again tale of the Navy’s new small combatant Congress approved the revised acquisition strategy of using multiple sources for the next twenty ships. In the latest Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA) passed by Congress Tuesday and signed by President Obama the Navy is given permission to buy ten Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) from Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Austal America (ASB:AU).

Lockheed will team with Marinette Marine Corp. of Michigan while Austal originally worked with General Dynamics (GD) for the first four LCS but for this round of bidding submitted their own. General Dynamics had decided that for future contracts they might bid by themselves.

Ten days ago the Navy had asked the two bidders to extend their prices while asking Congress for this change in strategy from the plan to buy the next batch of LCS from a sole source. The prices offered were so good that the Navy had decided to try and return to the original LCS acquisition strategy of multiple sources.

Because the plan is to buy fifty or more of the ships the idea of having two or more builders of the small ship would maximize the number being delivered. While the two hull designs are very dissimilar the overall combat load out is the same. The LCS will be optimized for fighting close to shore and be able to carry different equipment so that it may carry out missions such as mine sweeping, anti-piracy as well as fighting other ships and submarines.

The decision is a boon to the U.S. ship building industry as it guarantees work at least for the next few years to two yards rather then one.

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Signature of the Contract for the Upgrade of 25 Tornado Aircraft of the Italian Air Force — Press Release

Signature of the Contract for the Upgrade of 25 Tornado Aircraft of the Italian Air Force

In accordance with the requirement of the Italian Air Force (IAF) to increase the Tornado aircraft capability by installation of the most advanced communication, navigation, armament and defence systems on 22nd December 2010 the Contract “RET 8” for the upgrade 25 Tornado Aircraft was signed between the Customer NETMA, represented by the General Manager and Panavia, represented by the Managing Director.

The upgrade contract of the 25 Tornado aircraft comprising 15 ECR version and 10 IDS version amounts to 96 Mio €, the majority of which is relevant to Alenia Aeronautica activities; this amount is in addition to the 65 Mio € already provided for the supply of the Equipment and Kits to be installed on the same aircraft.

The RET 8 upgrade installation and embodiment activities are following the completion of the “Italian Mid Life Update (IT MLU)”, Design and Integration Programme performed by the three European industries of the Tornado programme with Alenia Aeronautica, a Company of Finmeccanica as Lead Company with the support of BAE Systems and EADS of the Panavia consortium and of various European and North American suppliers.

By delivering the 25 aircraft of the RET 8 Contract, Alenia Aeronautica will, by 2015, complete the upgrade of the Tornado fleet of the Italian Air Force to the MLU Standard.

This contract follows the “RET 7” aircraft upgrade contract of which Alenia returned the 1st retrofitted A/C to IAF service at 6th Stormo Ghedi (Brescia) on 20th December 2010.

The Tornado Programme, commenced in 1969 with the participation of the three founding Nations: Italy, United Kingdom and Germany, with the Panavia Consortium performing the design, development and the production of almost 1,000 aircraft, including the aircraft exported to the Royal Saudi Air Force. To date Tornado has achieved over 2.6 million flying hours.

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Contracts for December 22, 2010



NAVY

Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Woodbridge, Va., is being awarded a $1,408,576,709 firm-fixed-price performance based logistics contract for repair of various line items for the SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S helicopter systems and components. This contract contains a four-year period of performance and does not contain a provision for option periods. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (70 percent), and Owego, N.Y. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2015. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-11-D-003F).

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $121,418,128 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0060) to exercise an option for the procurement of 58 AE1107C MV-22 engines. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent), and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2012. 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.

USA Environmental, Inc.*, Oldsmar, Fla., is being awarded a $95,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for munitions response actions at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR). No task orders are being issued at this time. The work provides for munitions response actions to permit lands and waters potentially affected by munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) to be safely used for their planned purpose. Work may be associated with the removal of MEC in terrestrial areas, on or beneath the land surface; or aquatic environments, such as marsh areas, surf zones, intertidal areas, or other under water areas. The work to be performed includes safely locating, identifying, recovering, evaluating, managing, and performing final disposition of MEC, material potentially presenting an explosive hazard, munitions debris, and range related debris. Work will be performed in Vieques, Puerto Rico (90 percent), and within the NAVFAC Atlantic AOR including the continental United States, southern Europe, Southwest Asia, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic (10 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of December 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 website, with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-11-D-8007).

Raytheon Technical Services, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded $32,997,536 for priced delivery order #7152 under a basic ordering agreement contract (N00383-07-G-008D) for components of the APG 65/73 radar system used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (65 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (20 percent); Forest, Miss. (13 percent); and Andover, Mass. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2015. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $22,708,335 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0024) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot-level maintenance for 44 F-5 aircraft operated by adversary squadrons. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla. (40 percent); NAS Fallon, Nev. (30 percent); and the Marine Corp Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. (30 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $22,708,335 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Converteam, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., is being awarded a $21,825,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4203) for the DDG 1002 integrated power system high voltage subsystem, including the baseline tactical advanced induction motor and its associated motor drive, and the main turbine generator and auxiliary turbine generator harmonic filters. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is expected to be completed by August 2012. 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.

Argon ST, Inc., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $16,020,606 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, design, fabrication, integration, and testing of next generation countermeasure (NGCM) special test units, engineering development models, associated products and engineering services. The NGCM is an acoustic torpedo countermeasure with advanced features that can be employed either as a static or mobile device. The NGCM will replace the legacy acoustic device countermeasure MK 2 and ME 3 torpedo countermeasures. The NGCM will improve the defense of Navy submarines against acoustic homing torpedoes. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. (65 percent); Durham, N.C. (17 percent); Reston, Va. (7 percent); Barrington, R.I. (7 percent); and Arvada, Colo. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2015. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers received. 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 (N00024-11-C-6292).

DynCorp International, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,661,622 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0308) to exercise an option to extend maintenance services in support of the Kuwait Air Force F/A-18 program under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Kuwait (90 percent) and Fort Worth, Texas (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 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.

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, Inc., Braintree, Mass., is being awarded a $13,095,564 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, design, fabrication, integration, and testing of next generation countermeasure (NGCM) special test units, engineering development models, associated products and engineering services. The NGCM is an acoustic torpedo countermeasure with advanced features that can be employed either as a static or mobile device. The NGCM will replace the legacy acoustic device countermeasure MK 2 and ME 3 torpedo countermeasures. The NGCM will improve the defense of Navy submarines against acoustic homing torpedoes. Work will be performed in Braintree, Mass. (45 percent); Middletown, R.I. (21 percent); Cambridge, Mass. (21 percent); and Fairfax, Va. (13 percent). Work is expected to be completed by May 2015. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers received. 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 (N00024-11-C-6291).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an $11,704,208 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0019) to provide non-recurring engineering in support of the F/A18E/F and EA-18G Multi-Year III procurement. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in February 2012. 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.

ManTech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $10,890,266 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and technical support for reliability, maintainability, testability, quality assurance, and diagnostic and system safety analysis during the design, development, production and in-service life cycles of all naval aircraft platforms and their systems. Funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (90 percent); China Lake, Calif. (5 percent); and Lakehurst, N.J. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2011. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. 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 (N00421-11-D-0027).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $10,300,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0010 under previously awarded contract (N00383-06-D-001J) for production of nose landing gears used on the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed by January 2015. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Pacific Propeller International, LLC, Kent, Wash., is being awarded a $10,062,300 firm-fixed-price contract for the depot level overhaul, repair, and refurbishment of 56 P-3C HS54H60-77 propeller assemblies for the Taiwan Navy under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Kent, Wash., and is expected to be completed in August 2014. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; four offers were received. 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 (N00019-11-C-0021).

Perot Systems Government Services, Inc., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $7,703,367 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide professional support services for the Program Executive Office, Submarine. Efforts will include support services in the areas of program analysis, development, control, and monitoring; administration, communication and human resources; business, finance and cost estimating; technical and engineering support; information technology; and life cycle support. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by January 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $1,474,300 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-6297).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Grimes Aerospace Co., Urbana, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $14,689,210 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for anticollision light power supply. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-11-D-0002).

*Small business

GE’s 1000th Dowty Propeller System Makes First Flight on C-130J

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE joins Lockheed Martin today to mark the 1000th Dowty advanced propeller system on a C-130J aircraft. The first flight took place December 20 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia.

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Raytheon BBN Technologies Awarded Defense Funding to Advance Optical Communications and Imaging — Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon BBN Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded $2.1 million in funding by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for two projects under the Information in a Photon, or InPho, program.

The goal of the two projects is to develop new theory and experimental techniques that enable optical communications and imaging systems to operate at their ultimate limits of information encoding efficiency as permitted by the laws of quantum physics.

The first project, PIECOMM (Photon Information Efficient Communications), aims to create techniques that increase the current limits of optical communications technology while approaching the ultimate limits of photon information efficiency. Achieving this goal will significantly increase power management, speed and reach on free space optical communication links, including far-field links used in deep space.

“Today, optical communications are far from ultimate performance and reaching the furthest limits of light’s information carrying capacity,” said Saikat Guha, Raytheon BBN Technologies scientist. “We are developing techniques that greatly improve the performance of current optical communications and approach the quantum limits of light’s information carrying capacity.”

Raytheon BBN Technologies will generate and demonstrate experimental solutions, such as multiple-spatial-mode design and adaptive joint-detection receivers that attain communications at 10-bits per photon and 5-bits/sec/Hz while simultaneously encoding information in space and time. This work will be done in close collaboration with leading researchers in optical communications, quantum optics and information theory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The second project, FINESSE (Fundamental Information Capacity of Electromagnetism with Squeezing and Spatial Entanglement), aims to determine the theoretical performance limits for imaging technology as determined by the laws of quantum physics. In collaboration with the University of Virginia, Raytheon BBN Technologies will conduct a theoretical and experimental program of study investigating newly engineered quantum states of light to perform imaging with performance superior to conventional techniques. The program will result in a fundamentally new technology for imaging in the near and the far field.

“Conventional imaging techniques use classical light pulses from lasers and detect the resulting reflection from a target or scene,” said Jonathan Habif, Raytheon BBN Technologies senior scientist. “We have set out to define new quantum states of light and subsequent detection methods from which we can obtain far more image information from a lot less light.”

Raytheon BBN Technologies will develop new sources of quantum-entangled light and state-of-the-art optical sensor technologies to demonstrate improvement in the information efficiency of light used for imaging.

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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