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Oshkosh Defense Showcases Mission-Proven Vehicle Platforms at CANSEC 2011 — Press Release

OSHKOSH, Wis. & LONDON, Ontario (May 31, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will present a wide range of world-class vehicle platforms and capabilities at CANSEC 2011, hosted June 1-2 in Ottawa, Ontario.

As the only defense contractor actively manufacturing heavy, medium and light tactical vehicles for the U.S. military and international customers, Oshkosh Defense is applying its mission-proven expertise and capabilities to serve the Canadian Forces. Multiple Oshkosh vehicles have been qualified for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND) Standard Military Portion (SMP) of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) programs.

“We’ve been working with the DND for many years now to fully understand the capabilities the soldiers and the Canadian government require from the MSVS and TAPV programs,” said Serge Buchakjian, Oshkosh Defense senior vice president and general manager of International Programs. “The Oshkosh platforms on display at CANSEC have proven performance in extreme environments, including Afghanistan. Our MSVS and TAPV prototypes, specifically designed to meet DND requirements, are in the product validation and testing phase of our rigorous product development process. In addition to the vehicles themselves, we’ve created life-cycle support solutions through close collaboration with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Oshkosh Corporation’s London Machinery, Inc. (LMI) – all focused on long-term support and economic benefits for Canada.”

On Display at CANSEC

Oshkosh Defense will display two of its three vehicles down-selected for the MSVS program, the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 and the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR). The third down-selected vehicle is the Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), a proven, maneuverable platform that enhances unit mobility, safely transports troops and hauls equipment in support of a wide range of tactical operations.

More than 27,500 HEMTTs have been produced in multiple variants to fulfill a wide range of logistics operations for militaries across the globe. The latest generation of this 11.8 tonne-payload vehicle features an armored cab, which can be augmented with standardized, bolt-on kits allowing forces to more easily, quickly and cost-effectively increase protection based on mission requirements.

The MTVR was built to operate extensively in off-road missions and uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to help achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability. More than 10,000 MTVRs have been deployed with the U.S. Armed Forces.

Oshkosh also will have its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle Multi Mission Vehicle (M-ATV MMV) and SandCat protected, multi-role vehicle on display. The M-ATV is currently providing much-needed levels of protection and mobility to allied forces in Afghanistan. The M-ATV MMV was configured for command and control, reconnaissance, and missile carrier operations, and has many commonalities with the TAPV prototype Oshkosh unveiled earlier this year. The SandCat was designed specifically for the international market for military and special operations, security duties, peacekeeping, border patrol, and law enforcement. Oshkosh has received orders for the SandCat from Canada as well as Mexico, Sweden, Bulgaria, Nigeria and Israel.

Oshkosh Defense executives will be on hand at CANSEC to discuss these offerings and more at booth #3036. Oshkosh vehicles will be exhibited in the outside display area in booth #219.

About General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Mich. For 34 years, more than 2,200 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV). More information on the company is available at www.gdlscanada.com. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). More information about General Dynamics is available at www.gd.com.

About London Machinery
London Machinery Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company is a leading North American manufacturer of concrete mixer trucks. Products include Standard mixers, High-Performance mixers and Trailer mixers. In addition, London is Canada’s exclusive sales and support source for McNeilus® refuse trucks, CON-E-CO® batch plants and Oshkosh® S-Series™ trucks. To learn more about London, visit www.lmi.ca.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armoured wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armour options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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Contracts for May 31, 2011



NAVY

CH2M Hill, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a maximum amount $170,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility. The work to be performed provides for architectural and engineering services to provide program management and technical environmental services in support of the Department of the Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program, Munition’s Response Program, and other similar programs at any Navy and Marine Corps activity in the area of responsibility covered by NAVFAC Atlantic. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $780,194 for architect engineering services at the Program Management Office in Virginia Beach, Va. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by March 2012. Work will be performed in the mid-Atlantic region including, but not limited to, Virginia (30 percent); North Carolina (25 percent); Maryland (10 percent); West Virginia (5 percent); and Washington, D.C. (5 percent). Also included are Vieques, Puerto Rico (24 percent), and to a lesser extent, some overseas locations in Europe (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by May 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $780,194 will 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-8012).

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $45,967,010 firm-fixed-price-contract to provide deployment services and flight hours in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, and will encompass both the operations and maintenance of the ScanEagle UAS to provide real-time imagery and data to USMC personnel. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $45,967,010 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-2. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0061).

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $44,007,792 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-11-C-0026) for the development, integration, and flight test support for the AIM-9X System Improvement Program, for the Navy, Air Force, and the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates; Singapore; Korea, and Turkey. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $832,400 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($15,402,727; 35 percent); Air Force ($15,402,727; 35 percent); and Saudi Arabia ($4,620,818; 10.5 percent), the United Arab Emirates ($4,620,818; 10.5 percent), Singapore ($1,320,234; 3 percent), Korea ($1,320,234; 3 percent), and Turkey ($1,320,234; 3 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., is being awarded $18,483,666 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0012 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-09-D-5026) for the procurement of Marine Corps transparent armored gun shields, and battery-operated motorized traversing units, in support of the program manager, Motor Transportation. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, Calif., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

EDO (ITT), Arlington, Va., is being awarded $10,161,832 for task order #0013 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-05-A-5180). The scope of this effort is to obtain the services of qualified instructors to provide instructor-led training support to the Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps/Logistics Chain Management Increment 1 Program. This effort will include the capability to travel to locations inside and outside the United States; load software updates and configure the provided mobile training suite training devices; conduct a series of comprehensive classroom and virtual classroom training classes; schedule training events; track and report training results and effectiveness; and measure trainee comprehension. It will also require experience in revising curriculum in response to issues discovered during the conduct of training. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va., and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, VA, is the contracting activity.

JDS Uniphase Corp., Germantown, Md., is being awarded a $9,100,000 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for manufacture of bit error rate testers to support the general purpose electronic test equipment weapons system. Work will be performed in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is expected to be completed by May 2016. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with five companies solicited and one offer received. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-11-D-D005).

CEIA USA, Ltd., Twinsburg, Ohio, was awarded on May 26 a $7,028,964 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of 1124 carbon rod detectors with associated repair parts and training. The detector is a hand-held metal detector system with an additional sensor capable of detecting the zinc-carbon rod battery core from standard low-cost D-cells. It is a compact, collapsible battery-powered system designed to detect metal in conductive and non-conductive soils. Work will be performed in Twinsburg, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by May 2012. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-C-5080).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

CFM International, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $10,608,048 providing aircraft fan blade sets. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is December 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-11-G-0001-0004).

CORRECTION: Defense Logistics Agency contract SPRTA1-11-G-0001-0004, announced in news release 259-11, was not awarded on March 31, 2011.

PPD Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Support Biodefense and Vaccine Development Programs

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced it has been awarded the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Support contract to provide global regulatory and biostatistical services for a range of clinical development programs funded by the U.S. Army. The award is a multi-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling value of $45.5 million over a five-year period beginning April 15, 2011.

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Lattice Taps Noted Executive Leader To Accelerate Company’s Growth

PENNSAUKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ralph Alexander, an experienced M&A transaction expert, is expected to significantly accelerate the growth of Lattice Government Services. Lattice provides software and technology to govt agencies

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IDGA Amphibious Operations Summit

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the cancellation of the USMC’s Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, the Department of the Navy has had to re-emphasize their commitment to Amphibious Operations. The commandant of the Marine Corps, Secretary of the Navy, and Commanding General of MCCDC are all in agreement that the EFV was too expensive and that a more cost effective alternative is needed. The USMC Commandant has issued a statement that they will be issuing RFI’s and begin acquisition on the New Expedi

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Bourque Industries Announces Preliminary Strategic Partnership Agreement with Tactical Vehicle Manufacturer SRATS

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bourque Industries, Inc. (OTC:BORK) today announced that the Company has signed a letter of intent with Utah-based Stealth Reconnaissance Assault and Transport Systems, Inc. (SRATS) to jointly develop prototypes for future Army vehicle applications. SRATS vehicles are remarkable for their extreme off-road capability, redefining the standard of passable terrain for land-based tactical vehicles. Combined with Bourque's revolutionary Kryron armor technology, the join

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Oshkosh Defense Showcases Mission-Proven Vehicle Platforms at CANSEC 2011

OSHKOSH, Wis. & LONDON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Defense will present a wide range of world-class vehicle platforms and capabilities at CANSEC 2011. Oshkosh Defense vehicles have been qualified for the Canadian DND's TAPV and MSVS programs.

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IDGA Long-Range Strike Summit

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ability to conduct superior long-range strike operations has long given the US an important military advantage. But the DoD's long-range strike "family of systems" (land-based bombers, carrier-based strike aircraft, cruise missiles and supporting airborne EA platforms) is in critical need of an upgrade, amidst fears that the US is currently at risk of losing its ability to effectively penetrate anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) battle networks. In his January 2011 sp

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Oshkosh Defense présente des plateformes de véhicules éprouvées en mission lors du CANSEC 2011

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin et LONDON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Defense, une division de Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE : OSK), présentera une vaste gamme de plateformes et de fonctionnalités pour véhicules de niveau international lors du salon CANSEC 2011, qui se tiendra les 1er et 2 juin à Ottawa, Ontario. Unique prestataire pour la défense à fabriquer activement des véhicules tactiques lourds, moyens et légers, pour l'armée américaine et les clients internationaux, Oshkosh Defense met son expertis

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Encrypt Files On Mac With BestCrypt

HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jetico's acclaimed BestCrypt file encryption software is now available for Mac. Previously only on Windows and Linux, Mac users can store any selected files or folders in encrypted container files.

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CSC Offers Government Clients Fast, Easy Access to Security Solutions Under New GSA Contract

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded CSC a Schedule 84 contract that allows government agencies to acquire a range of cyber, managed services and physical security solutions.

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NCI Awarded $58 Million NETCOM G5 IDIQ Contract

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today that it has been awarded a competitive contract for the U.S. Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army office of Plans and Engineering (G5) (NETCOM/9th SC (A)/G5) to provide Global Enterprise Network Planning and Engineering Support. NCI will provide enterprise mission support services for t

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Is There a Market in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. Defense Contractors?

Now that the U.S. is beginning to seriously drawdown troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and scale back their missions the focus will move to building up those countries internal security and armed forces. Much of their training and equipment so far has been provided through the U.S. either by direct transfer, sales or funding. The removal of U.S. forces will accelerate these kinds of deals. Iraq, unlike Afghanistan, has its own funding available through its oil production which gives it a little more leeway in deciding what to buy.

The U.S. is committed right now to withdraw the last of its 47,000 troops from Iraq in this year. The two governments are in discussion of whether to extend the presence but no decision has been made yet. The British have already removed all of their forces. The end of that mission would mean security of the entire country of Iraq would belong to its Army and Ministry of Interior forces.

The U.S. has provided large amounts of equipment and training to Iraq. Much of this has been of Russian design although produced all over the world. Alliant Techsystems (ATK) for instance has been given contracts to provide “non-standard” ammunition. The company is the largest producer of ammunition in the U.S. and makes different types of bullets and shells for the U.S. military. “Non-standard” in this case means in the former Soviet Union sizes for use by Iraq and Afghan forces that tend to be equipped with AK-47 and Russian support weapons. ATK will use sources in Eastern Europe to provide them.

Afghanistan has also recently signed contracts with two U.S. companies for training helicopters and aircraft. MD Helicopters received a $186 million contract to build six light helicopters to train new Afghan rotary wing pilots. Initially six aircraft will be purchased but up to fifty-four could be. Cessna Aircraft, part of Textron (TXT), just won a fixed wing training contract worth about $88 million. This will be for six Cessna 182T and 26 208B aircraft for basic training.

One of the largest current contracts is through the U.S. State Department with DynCorp, privately held by Cerberus Capital. This is for training support to the Afghan military and police. The contract was controversial in that it was protested by then Blackwater who felt the billion dollar deal should have been awarded to them. This provides an example of the amount of money that is out there for these kinds of contracts.

The next step will be to determine what future opportunities are there. The Iraqi military will be buying much more heavy equipment then a nation like Afghanistan. It already has purchased tanks, armored vehicles, aircraft and helicopters. Many of these while not American made are bought through the U.S. military or with financial aid. Further contracts like this may be expected. For example last week the U.S. Army negotiated a contract with Russian company, Mil, to provide 21 Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan at a cost of up to $300 million. U.S. companies while they won’t be supplying hardware will be able to provide training, maintenance and program support to both the U.S. and the Iraq and Afghan users of these kinds of items.

One issue that hangs over all of this is the need for U.S. contractors to gain more overseas businesses. The U.S. defense budget will decline in the near future. In order to maintain the current level of sales and earnings more business will be needed from foreign sources. The Iraq and Afghanistan markets should favor the U.S. but due to the needs of those countries, their familiarity with Russian types of weapons, and the low level of technology they are buying it might be difficult. Certainly in a few years Iraq might be looking at American fighters such as the F-16 or F/A-18 but not in the immediate future. Technology transfer rules also affect the ability of these types of sales.

U.S. contractors have already made a great deal of money supporting the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of this has been through logistics and training support rather then providing hardware directly to these two new governments. There may be opportunities in the future for larger, more complex contracts but it may take several years as the two militaries are built up. In the short term though it will be contracts for supply, maintenance and training where the market will be. Much of the money for those efforts will still be provided by the U.S. taxpayer either directly or through foreign aid. The time when Afghanistan and Iraq place large orders with their own tax money is still a ways off.

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Chilean Navy Adopts Mincom’s Next-Generation Solution for Enterprise Asset Management

SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chilean Navy selected Mincom Ellipse 8, a powerful solution for enterprise work and asset management (EAM) that significantly enhances asset performance and workforce productivity.

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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics New Supply Ship Contract

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The U.S. Navy has been exploring a new concept in amphibious support and supply ships. The Mobile Landing Platform ship (MLP) will be a large cargo carrying vessel that is able to lower itself into the sea to make it easy for it to transfer cargo to smaller ships or other platforms including the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) and conventional landing craft. The program began in the last decades and included proof of purpose tests using existing commercial ships.

MLP will supplement the current Maritime Pre-Positioning Force (MPPF) ships located around the world. These ships which have been in use since the late Eighties provide stocks of equipment and supplies near potential conflict zones. They have the ability to quickly move to a location and offload the equipment to meet up with personnel flown to the area. This means that the U.S. only needs to move troops to an area where due to the MPPF their heavy equipment will be available.

In December of 2009 an initial contract was awarded to General Dynamics (D) to begin system design and other efforts. GD NASSCO shipbuilders on the West Coast was the primary contractor for this effort. The work has been going well and the Navy went ahead and issued a contract for the first two MLP ships to GD NASSCO. This has a value of over $700 million and the ships should be delivered early in 2014.

Investments such as this are necessary to continue the United State’s ability to project power across the globe. Despite the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan the Department of Defense still needs to upgrade its capabilities for all sorts of missions. As the defense budget shrinks money will be more focused on these types of efforts rather then supporting operations.

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Contracts for May 27, 2011



NAVY

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $744,129,956 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2229) for the procurement of the detail design and construction of two mobile landing platform ships. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (62 percent); Mobile, Ala. (7 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (6 percent); Beloit, Wis. (5 percent); Crozet, Va. (2 percent); Chesapeake, Va. (2 percent); and Belle Chasse, La. (1 percent), with other efforts performed at various sites throughout the United States (8 percent) and outside the United States (7 percent). Work is expected to be complete by February 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.

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Monroeville, Pa., is being awarded a $26,823,812 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2100) for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pa. (93.7 percent), and Schenectady, N.Y. (6.3 percent). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. No completion date or additional information is provided on naval nuclear propulsion program contracts. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

The PM2i, Inc.*, Austin, Texas, is being awarded $14,074,624 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-10-D-0773) for construction of operational facilities for T-6 Texan fixed wing turbo prop trainer aircraft at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The work to be performed provides for construction including a single-story fire station/crash crew facility at Outlying Landing Field Goliad, Texas. The facility has three apparatus bays, an office, storage/laundry room, dayroom/galley, restroom/shower, fitness room, bunkrooms and pilot lounge. Construction includes a new emergency generator building, runway lighting to include approach path indicators, tie-downs, grounding system, pavement markings, repair to access road, utilities and site improvements, security fencing around the new facilities and demolition of existing control tower and site improvements. Repair of existing runway includes milling of pavement, leveling, installation of reinforced fabric, repairing cracks, overlay and striping. Repair project also includes partial demolition and renovation of existing fire station to house support vehicles. Work will be performed in Goliad, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Global Fleet Sales, Inc., Southfield, Mich., was awarded on May 24 a $146,018,060 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 1,788 Cargo Transport II trucks; 3,955 police trucks; and 55 mobile maintenance trucks. Work will be performed in Chonburi, Thailand, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0338).

TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor, La Crosse, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0025).

MDM Construction Supply, LLC, La Crosse, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0017).

Fowler & Hammer, Inc., La Crosse, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0024).

Kraemer Brothers, LLC, Plain, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0020).

Platt Construction, Inc., Franklin, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0018).

C3T, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0021).

De Artega-Miron, JV, LLC, Neenah, Wis., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0022).

L.S. Black Constructors, Inc., Saint Paul, Minn., was awarded on May 24 a $24,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, eight-vendor contract. The award will provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of real property. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, Wis., with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 21 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-11-D-0023).

Anderson Commercial, Davenport, Iowa, was awarded on May 24 an $8,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of concrete machine mounting pads. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., with an estimated completion date of May 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W9098S-11-D-0033).

Goetz Concrete, Milan, Ill., was awarded on May 24 an $8,000,000 firm-fixed price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of concrete machine mounting pads. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., with an estimated completion date of May 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W9098S-11-D-0034).

CPI of the Midwest, Rock Island, Ill., was awarded on May 24 an $8,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of concrete machine mounting pads. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., with an estimated completion date of May 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W9098S-11-D-0035).

AIR FORCE

Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $82,972,665 firm-fixed-price contract modification for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy low rate initial production lot four. Work will be performed at Tucson, Ariz. AAC/EBJM, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-10-C-0007, PO0019).

Riverside Research Institute, New York, N.Y., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for graduate-level technical services and expertise for the Air Force Institute of Technology, for the Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and for the Center for Systems Engineering. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and a local contractor facility within ten miles. At this time, $434,649 has been obligated. ASC/PKESI, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8604-11-D-7980).

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Air Force Moves Out on New Weather Satellite

In the Nineties it was decided that the U.S. military and the Department of Commerce would work jointly on a new weather satellite constellation to orbit near the Poles. Previously the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of Commerce developed and operated civil weather satellites. This decision led to the National Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) which would deploy six systems to conduct data gathering in support of weather forecasting and earth science.

The program suffered various schedule and cost challenges which led to a Nunn-McCurdy breach and a major restructuring of the program in 2005. Major portions of the program were deleted and only four systems would be built. In 2010 as part of their budget the Obama Administration changed the program again with NOAA taking over management of one part of the program and DoD the other.

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In the summer of 2010 the Air Force proposed the establishment of the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS) which will be their part of the new NPOESS program. Northrop Grumman (NOC) was the prime contractor on NPOESS and will continue to support both Commerce and the Air Force.

This week Northrop announced that they had received authorization from the Air Force to begin work on the DWSS. This means that they begin the transition from the old contract and start the DWSS work.

The U.S. has seen several satellite programs started to replace aging Cold War era ones suffer from cost and schedule delays. Now many are starting to get on their feet and begin to make solid progress. DWSS will be one of those programs and illustrates again the difficulties of conducting joint programs between different services and parts of the government.

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MRO Military Europe 2011 – Conference

Aviation Week’s MRO Military Europe

September 28, 2011

IFEMA, Madrid, Spain

MRO Military Europe 2011 will address how military and defense agencies are overcoming current challenges and changes facing air assets maintenance and sustainment. Attend and stay abreast of the latest developments and future projections and requirements.

Primary topics include:

– Forecasts, spending projections, and rotary wing growth

– The future of outcome oriented solutions

– Intra-regional cooperation in the development of new weapons systems and sustainment

– A400M, NH90, and UAV/UAS sustainment and support requirements

– Mastering significant modifications and upgrade programs with local industry partners

– Supporting the rotary wing fleet in austere environments, including Gazelle, Lynx, Puma, Super Puma, Tiger, CH-47, and Cougar

Confirmed speakers include:

– GD Pedro José Abad Gimeno – Maintenance Director, Logistics Support Command (MALOG), Spanish Air Forces

– Reto Ambauen – Area Sales Director Europe, RUAG Aviation

– Philippe Bottrie – VP & Head of Institutional Relations, Eurocopter

– Denis Boulet – VP, Corporate Business Development, MacSema

– Major General (Ret) Antonio Chatzidakis – General Manager, NAMSA

– Hal Chrisman – Principal, AeroStrategy LLC

– Philippe Galland – Head of Customer Services, Airbus Military

– Rani Karmi – EVP, Business Development, Cassidian

– Thierry Lamant – Military Support Division, Dassault Aviation

– Andreas Lowenstein – SVP Strategy & Development, DCNS Group

– José Luis Quirós Cuevas – Sales, Marketing & Business Development VP, Iberia Maintenance

– Major General (Ret) David Shouesmith – VP, PRTM

– Emilio Tuñon – Program Manager, NH-90 and Tiger Helicopter, NAMSA

– Benjamin Wepfer – GM, Aviation Products, RUAG

Includes free access to MRO Europe: the region’s leading exhibition for the aviation maintenance community featuring over 3,500 aviation after-market professionals, 10,000 sq. meters of exhibition space, and 300 exhibitors.

For more information and to register please visit http://bit.ly/kkK4aN.

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Contracts for May 26, 2011



MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification under contract HQ0276-10-C-0005, P00011. The total award value of this action is $110,678,886, resulting in a new cumulative contract value of $275,967,245. The modification will extend contract line item number 0001 period of performance to continue engineering and development for Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missiles. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. The period of performance is May 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2011. Fiscal 2011 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used for this effort with $20,000,000 provided at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

The Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kan., is being awarded an $88,499,909 firm-fixed price, single award contract for items being procured for the Afghanistan Basic Trainer/Light Lift Family of Systems: six Cessna T-182T aircraft; 26 Cessna 208B aircraft; six aircrew training devices; and interim contractor support for the aircraft and training devices in Afghanistan and advisor training. This effort supports foreign military sales to Afghanistan. 877 AESG/SYI, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8617-11-C-6209).

EDO Corp., North Amityville, N.Y., is being awarded a $20,180,992 contract modification for the repair of AN/ALG-161A Radio Frequency Surveillance/Electronic Countermeasures System components; 225 repair contract line items; one contract line item for material; and one contract line item for travel. Work will be performed at North Amityville, N.Y. 638 SCMG/PKBB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8522-09-D-0006, PO0007, exercise option two).

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, Mass., is being awarded a $13,263,252 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Advanced Wireless Networks for the soldier radio platform. Work will be performed at Lowell, Mass. The Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0200).

Textron Systems Corp., Wilmington, Mass., is being awarded a $9,890,927 contract modification for the Sensor Fuzed Weapon India Foreign Military Sales case integration phase one eight-month effort. This effort supports foreign military sales to India. AAC/EBJI, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-11-C-0044 PO0001).

NAVY

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded an $83,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite- quantity contract for operations and maintenance services in support government-owned ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including: multiple training courses ranging from system pilot training, maintenance and operations, mission coordinator and payload operator; multiple kits for sustainment, payload and engine module kits; and multiple spare parts for ScanEagle UAS. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $62,700,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-2. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0012).

BAE Systems U.S. Combat Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $26,599,904 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4137) for manufacture and delivery of propulsor systems in support of the Virginia-class submarine propulsor system requirements, long lead time material, and the purchase of required spare parts in support of the propulsor program. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky., and is expected to be completed by March 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.

D&S Consultants, Inc., Eatontown, N.J., is being awarded a $7,314,236 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for perceptual training systems and tools. D&S Consultants, Inc., will conduct applied research and advanced technology development based on requirements and design recommendations for adapting or developing technologies to create a prototype for users that can improve the training of combat hunter-like knowledge, skills and abilities. Specifically these tools will be evaluated for use as performance assessment and training tools to support enhanced observation, combat trafficking (i.e., observing the physical terrain), and tactical profiling (i.e., observing the human terrain). The result will enhance the warfighter’s ability to perceive, observe, collect, and share critical information on people, places and insurgent activity to improve situational awareness, and to facilitate collaboration and information analysis among quad level trains. Work will be performed in Eatontown, N.J., and is expected to be completed in December 2015. The action will be incrementally funded with an initial obligation of $350,030. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the internet under an Office of Naval Research Broad Agency Announcement (10-001), with one award made. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00014-11-C-0193).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

L-3 Communications Westwood Corp., Tulsa, Okla., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $45,120,000 for generator cylinder engines. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2017. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (SPRBL1-11-D-0014).

Department of Defense Can Be a Leader in Deploying Technology for Advanced Biofuels, BIO Says

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Long-term DOD contracts for advanced biofuels can help companies attract investment for biorefinery construction. BIO thanks Sens. Murray and Cantwell of Washington state for introducing legislation.

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Constellation Energy Awarded New GSA Contract for Electricity, Renewable Energy for 146 Federal and Institutional Accounts in Washington, D.C.

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG) has been awarded a new federal contract to continue to provide electricity and renewable energy supply to more than 146 federal and institutional accounts in Washington, D.C. Under terms of the three-year contract with the General Services Administration, Constellation Energy will supply 1.72 million megawatt hours of electricity per year to federal sites that include the U.S. Capitol, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, GSA and th

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Lockheed Martin Delivers AH-1Z Cobra Targeting Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps Ahead of Schedule — Press Release

Lockheed Martin Delivers AH-1Z Cobra Targeting Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps Ahead of Schedule

ORLANDO, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently began early delivery of Target Sight System (TSS) follow-on production units for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. The TSS units feature upgraded software to provide additional targeting capabilities.

TSS is the multi-sensor fire control system for the AH-1Z, integrating state-of-the-art sensors to provide pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track and designate targets. The highly stabilized sensor suite includes a laser designator, color video display and a third-generation, mid-wave, forward-looking infrared sensor with advanced image processing.

“The TSS team has been working diligently to assure the AH-1Z Cobra is one of the most effective attack helicopters to counter today’s battlefield threats,” said Joseph Butera, TSS senior program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “The team ensured that the squadron had the hardware they needed when they needed it, and the sensors performed flawlessly during testing.”

The integration of the TSS with the AH-1Z Cobra fire control system gives pilots the capability to detect and identify targets before they fly into the range of the threat, ensuring increased standoff range and precise target engagements in every climate and location.

Lockheed Martin delivered the first follow-on production unit two months ahead of schedule. Early integration of upgraded system software provides enhancements based on flight test results and user feedback. Additional targeting capabilities include a new target sizing function, refined geo-location accuracy and superior weapon alignment. The Cobra attack helicopter achieved initial operating capability in February 2011.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center awarded the initial TSS production contract in March 2008 and a follow-on production contract in June 2010. The system is produced at Lockheed Martin facilities in Florida. Production is expected to continue through 2018.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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CPI Aerostructures Announces $2.85 Million Spares Contract from Sikorsky Aircraft

EDGEWOOD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) announced today that it has entered into a five year agreement covering up to $9.2 million in structural assemblies to be supplied to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for use as spares for its BLACK HAWK® military helicopter. The initial purchase order under this agreement is for $2.85 million. Delivery is expected to begin in early 2012. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The agreemen

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More Raytheon AESA Radars for Boeing’s F/A-18 Aircraft

The U.S. and other nations are investing in fitting new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars to their fighter and attack aircraft. AESA radars use fixed arrays and move the beams electronically rather then the traditional radar that moves up-and-down and side-to-side to scan the sky. Similar to the large phased arrays fitted to ships like the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS cruisers and destroyers AESA radars offer significant advantages over the older, mechanical designs.

Raytheon (RTN) is making the AN/APG-79 radar that is being installed on Boeing (BA) produced F/A-18 and EA-18 aircraft in use by the Navy, Marine Corps and other nations across the world. To support this production Boeing awarded Raytheon a contract for 42 radars. This buy will support the second year of Boeing’s current multi-year contract to produce the aircraft.

One of the major advantages the AESA offers over older systems is that due to the lack of moving parts it is much more reliable. This provides better capability at lower cost over the lifetime of the system. Both Raytheon and Northrop Grumman (NOC) are developing AESA systems to fit onto aircraft like the F-16 which equips not only the U.S. Air Force but also many allied nations. Both companies have displayed their independently developed systems for this market.

Raytheon has begun retrofitting their APG-63 AESA to F-15 fighters and F-15E strike aircraft for the Air Force. THe APG-79 is also being put on existing F/A-18′s as well as supporting new production.

Both Boeing and Raytheon have gained from delays in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. This led the Navy to order four more years of F/A-18 production to help fill the gap caused by the later then planned entry into service of the F-35 for them and the Marines. This extra order has provided revenue and earnings for the companies. Lockheed Martin (LMT) is the lead contractor for the JSF and Northrop makes that aircraft’s AESA radar.

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Contracts for May 25, 2011



ARMY

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on May 23 a $207,133,531 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 15 UH-60M aircraft for the Sweden’s armed forces and government furnished equipment to contractor furnished equipment. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0003).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on May 20 a $97,146,579 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 177 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles installed with underbody improvements kits. Work will be performed in McConnelsburg, Penn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0111).

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded on May 20 a $30,495,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a modified standard design aviation maintenance facility. Work will be performed in Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion date of May 12, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 18 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-C-0016).

Cadence Contract Services, LLC, Black River, N.Y., was awarded on May 20 a $28,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the method to fulfill requirements for sustainment, restoration, and modernization projects at Fort Drum, N.Y. Work will be performed in Fort Drum, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Drum, N.Y., is the contracting activity (W911S2-08-D-8002).

Tetra Tech NUS, Inc., Houston, Texas, was awarded on May 23 a $22,750,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract. The award will provide for the environmental services for compliance projects in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work location will be determined wish each task order, with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with ten bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-D-0035).

Science Applications International Corp., Oak Ridge, Tenn., was awarded on May 23 a $22,750,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract. The award will provide for the environmental services for compliance projects in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work location will be determined wish each task order, with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with ten bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-D-0035).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on May 19 a $19,758,772 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of special tooling and subject matter experts to perform installation and provide installation training associated with Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle underbody improvement kit. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. Five bids were solicited, with five bids received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0111).

Lakeshore TolTest Metag, JV, LLC, Detroit, Mich., was awarded on May 23 an $18,067,876 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the design and construction of entry control points and guard towers in Shank, Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Shank, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2012. Eighty bids were solicited, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-11-C-0030).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on May 23 a $16,239,028 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Stryker brigade combat team program management support. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-M112).

Qualis Corp., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on May 23 a $12,000,000 time-and-material contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to increase the total dollar ceiling for technical support services to the program executive office for the Ground Combat Systems Robotics Systems Joint Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 12, 2012. Fifteen bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (N61339-06-D-0020).

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Bellevue, Wash., was awarded on May 20 a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the multi-disciplinary architect and engineering design and drafting procured under the Brooks Act for civil works projects. Work will be performed in Walla Walla, Wash., with an estimated completion date of May 19, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with nine bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912EF-11-D-0001).

Universal Technical Resource Services, Cherry Hill, N.J., was awarded on May 23 a $9,598,059 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support of the Titanium Extraction, Mining and Process Engineering Research Program to identify and develop new extraction and mining technologies that will reduce cost of titanium and other strategic metals. Work will be performed in Butte, Mont., and Mount Laurel, N.J., with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2013. The bid was solicited through a Broad Agency Announcement, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-11-C-0143).

Radiance Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on May 20 an $8,862,733 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the production of the necessary hardware to equip a full battalion of AH-64D aircraft with the Ground Fire Acquisition System special mission kits. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of May 20, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W911W6-11-C-0043).

AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, Calif., was awarded on May 23 an $8,373,995 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 67 Army Digital Data Link Raven Systems and 67 Army Raven Digital Data Link spares package for the Army Raven small unmanned aircraft system. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, Calif., with an estimated completion date of May 14, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-11-C-0055).

NAVY

L-3 Communications Corp., dba L-3 Communications Integrated Systems - Waco Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, is being awarded a $104,059,653 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services in support of the P-3, EP-3, and NP-3 sustainment modification and installation program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, Zone 5 kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $4,105,717 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with two offers received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activities (N00019-11-D-0017).

TCOM LP*, Columbia, Md., is being awarded a $41,221,670 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of a prototype of the 22M Aerostat System in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Department of Defense. In addition the contract provides for technical support personnel for 22M systems outside the continental U.S., training, and prototype payload integration and test support. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, N.C. (45 percent); Columbia, Md. (45 percent); and Afghanistan (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement, with 59 offers received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0007).

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pa., is being awarded a maximum value $95,400,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The work will be performed in Philadelphia and is expected to be completed by May 24, 2016. This contract was awarded as a sole-source after approval of a justification and approval document as an exception to full and open competition under the authority of FAR Part 6.302-1. Technology Applications Contracting Office is the contracting activity (H92241-11-D-0001).

Amidon Contracting Solutions, Youngsville, N.C., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract in the amount of $8,064,508.94 for a base year and four one-year option periods for range support to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The work will be performed primarily in Fort Bragg, N.C., and surrounding areas under the direction of the government installation range officer. The last option year will expire in May 2016. U.S. Army Special Operations Command is the contracting activity (H92239-10-C-0003).

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $16,151,151 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation. Boeing will provide personnel and infrastructure, including supplies and services, to specifically perform software maintenance, hardware maintenance, sustainment engineering support and proposal preparation. SMC/GPK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FO4701-96-C-0025; PO0776).

CEMS Engineering, Ladson, S.C., is being awarded an $8,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architectural and engineering services at several Air Combat Command installations across the United States. AMIC/PKA, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-11-D-0001).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Science Application International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP06/P00028. Award is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, maintenance, repair, and operations contract with a maximum $60,000,000 for supplies. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 30, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $32,908,931 for radio components and various spare parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA2-11-D-0012).

Sylvan Forest Products*, Portland, Ore., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, tailored logistics support contract. The award is contract with a maximum $7,833,968 for wood products items. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 24, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0004).

S&S Forest Products*, Boerne, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, tailored logistics support contract with a maximum $7,833,968 for wood products items. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 24, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0005).

RD Buie Enterprises*, Boerne, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, tailored logistics support contract with a maximum $7,833,968 for wood products items. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 24, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0006).

Forest Products Distributors*, Rapid City, S.D., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, tailored logistics support contract with a maximum $7,833,968 for wood products items. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is May 24, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0007).

*Small business

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