Contracts for July 29, 2011



ARMY

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Co., North Charleston, S.C. (W911QY-11-D-0039); Smith’s Detection, Edgewood, Md. (W911QY-11-D-0038); DRS C3 & Aviation Company, Gaithersburg, Md. (W911QY-11-D-0035); ITT, Colorado Springs, Colo. (W911QY-11-D-0032); International Logistics Systems, Glen Rock, Pa. (W911QY-11-D-0031); STS International, Inc., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. (W911QY-11-D-0029); ICx Technologies, Inc., Stillwater, Okla. (W911QY-11-D-0028); SRI International, Princeton, N.J. (W911QY-11-D-0025); Science Applications International Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (W911QY-11-D-0024); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (W911QY-11-D-0023); Lockheed Martin Corp., Las Vegas, Nev. (W911QY-11-D-0022); Evergreen Fire and Security, Tacoma, Wash. (W911QY-11-D-0041); PKMM, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev. (W911QY-11-D-0040); Murtech, Glen Burnie, Md. (W911QY-11-D-0036); Epiphany Mission Support Solutions, Middleburg, Va. (W911QY-11-D-0034); Ideal Innovations, Inc., Arlington, Va. (W911QY-11-D-0033); STS International, Inc., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. (W911QY-11-D-0030); International Logistics Systems, Glen Rock, Pa. (W911QY-11-D-0027); and Advanced Technology Systems Co., Arlington, Va. (W911QY-11-D-0026), were awarded a $997,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract divided between 16 contractors. The award will provide for the procurement of various components or systems for force protection measures in theater and throughout the continental United States. Work will be performed at the vendor’s listed city, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017. There were 27 bids solicited, and 27 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity.

J & J Maintenance, Inc., Austin, Texas (WW91278-11-D-0043, WW91278-11-D-47); CCE, L.C.C., Easton, Md. (WW91278-11-D-0041, WW91278-11-D-0045); Km. 1 Carretera a Occidente, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (WW91278-11-D-0042, WW91278-11-D-0046); Bonatti Ingenieros y Arquitectos, Guatemala City, Guatemala (WW91278-11-D-0044, WW91278-11-D-0048); Servicios para el Desarrollo de la Construction, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (WW91278-11-D-0049); and EEII SA, Bogota, Columbia (WW91278-11-D-0050), were awarded a $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award-task-order contract between eight contractors. The award will provide for the construction services with incidental design capabilities for various countries in Central America. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 25, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 34 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Genesis MW, J.V., Blue Springs, Mo., was awarded a $30,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the construction and repair services for facilities and structures at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Work will be performed in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., with an estimated completion date of July 20, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with nine bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-11-D-4006).

Guild Associates, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, was awarded a $27,378,573 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 75 Mobile Integrated Remains Collection Systems to provide mortuary service capabilities. Work will be performed in Dublin, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July 22, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-11-D-0008).

URS Federal Technical Services, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., was awarded a $26,598,785 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of an estimated 154 Linear Demolition Charge Systems over five years. Work will be performed in Albuquerque, N.M., with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0127).

MSE Technology Application, Inc., Butte, Mont., was awarded a $22,739,109 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the hypersonic weapons testing, development, and support program. Work location will be determined on a task order basis, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-D-0086).

Fairfield Systems, Inc., Catonsville, Md., was awarded a $16,466,666 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide authorized medical allowances lists, authorized dental allowance lists, and medical kits in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Catonsville, Md., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2015. Six bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W911QY-10-D-0054).

Management and Technology Solutions, Inc., Falls Church, Va., was awarded a $16,466,666 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide authorized medical allowances lists, authorized dental allowance lists, and medical kits in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Falls Church, Va., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2015. Six bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W911QY-10-D-0054).

MJL Enterprises, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded a $16,466,666 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide authorized medical allowances lists, authorized dental allowance lists, and medical kits in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Va., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2015. Six bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W911QY-10-D-0054).

Gannett Fleming, Inc., Camp Hill, Pa., was awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the engineering and design support services for dam inspection. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912EE-11-D-0015).

SOL Engineering, Jackson, Miss., was awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the business advisory and scientific technical support to assist with the appropriate personnel to support the execution of research tasks in both the civil work and military direct/reimbursable work areas. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912HZ-11-D-0005).

Coastal Environmental Group, Central Islip, N.Y., was awarded a $7,466,679 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the restoration services for native aquatic habitats along the Missouri River. Work will be performed in Atchison County, Kan., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2013. Four bids were solicited, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-09-D-1020).

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, L.L.C., Thousand Oaks, Calif., was awarded a $7,014,297 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the program development for high definition focal planes on alternative low cost substrates to reduce focal plane costs and develop high definition formats. Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 9, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (W909MY-11-C-0053).

Bullock & Tice Associates, Pensacola, Fla., was awarded a $7,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery contract. The award will provide for the architect and engineering services required to support the Mobile District Military Construction Design Program. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 109 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-D-0056).

CPM-PJD MPA, J.V., Pittsburgh, Pa., was awarded a $6,963,766 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of repair hangar exteriors. Work will be performed in Coraopolis, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2012. Seven bids were solicited, with five bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Annville, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912KC-11-C-0003).

NAVY

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $504,075,053 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2110) to complete platform non-recurring engineering supporting to Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction. Work will be conducted in Newport News, Va., and ship delivery is expected to complete September 2015. 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.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (LM MS2), Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $118,646,449 fixed-price-incentive contract for the production of two multi-mission signal processor equipment sets; three ballistic missile defense 4.0.1 equipment sets; and five Aegis Weapon System upgraded equipment sets to support fielding Aegis modernization capabilities to the fleet. Sets will be delivered to USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51); USS John Paul (DDG 53); USS Benfold (DDG 65); USS Barry (DDG 52); USS Princeton (CG 59); USS Cowpens (CG 63); and USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (74 percent), Clearwater, Fla. (25 percent), and Akron, Ohio (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2013. 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-5118.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $74,878,971 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics 92-170, N94-178, and AF083-006 for the development and use of the Persistent Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Systems. This effort includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; continued testing; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (35 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (30 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (20 percent); Warminster, Pa. (10 percent); and Johnstown, Pa. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in July 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $30,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0038).

Smiths Detection, Inc., Edgewood, Md., is being awarded a $69,811,290 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Rugged Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems (RMNIIS). The procurement is for 10 RMNIIS with a maximum ceiling of 45 RMNIIS. The contract includes spare parts, outside the continental United States installation, maintenance, sustainment, training, and provisional technical data. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed July 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $12,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through full and open competition, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-5022).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $54,849,283 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will provide engineering, technical and programmatic support services for development of products within the Airborne Electronic Attack Integrated Product Team; to include, EA-6B operational flight software, EA-6B unique planning component, and EA-18G operational flight software. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, Calif. (90 percent), and Bethpage, N.Y. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Port Mugu, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-11-D-0028).

DG21, L.L.C., Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $47,669,510 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification contract (N62742-06-D-4501) to exercise option one for base operating support services at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia. The work to be performed provides for all management, labor, administration, supervision, materials, supplies, and equipment. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $479,298,329. Work will be performed in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $10,499,848 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year ($19,113,122 is subject to the availability of funds in the next fiscal year). The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

The Lane Construction Corp., Cheshire, Conn., is being awarded a $19,200,000 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of airfield pavement and lighting at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress. The work to be performed provides for repairs to runway pavements, lighting and airfield infrastructure. The concrete runway ends are to be reconstructed, including new simulated carrier decks of continuously reinforced concrete. Runway and taxiway pavement areas are to be elevated throughout. Airfield lighting systems and components will be entirely replaced, including runway edge and threshold lighting, distance markers, taxiway edge lighting, all lighting cable and controls, and lighting vault. Landing safety officer observation shacks will be also be reconstructed. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website,with seven proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-C-0008).

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $16,620,037 cost-plus-fixed fee order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4314) to support nuclear carrier repair work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard during on-going availabilities. This contract is for skilled tradesmen support to two chief of naval operations carrier maintenance availabilities. Scheduled to undergo repairs include USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is scheduled to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $16,620,037 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $16,182,802 modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2100) for continued procurement of common missile compartment prototype material, manufacturing and test. The contractor will be manufacturing and testing equipment to be used in the manufacture of the common missile compartment for the Ohio Replacement Program. The majority of the work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is scheduled to be completed by August 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,507,896 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide for the repair coverage of seven items required to support the H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2013. Contract funds are Navy Working Capital Funds and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole-source contract. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting agency (N00383-11-D-012N).

PB Americas, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a maximum amount $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract with for civil/structural/architectural/mechanical/electrical and fire protection services in support of projects at military installations throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR). Task order 0001 is being awarded at $182,602 to conduct a concept study for Connolly Hall Renovations, Building 686, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by September 2011. All work will be performed in the Mid-Atlantic Northeast AOR including, but not limited to, Rhode Island (20 percent); Maine (20 percent); Connecticut (15 percent); New Jersey (15 percent); Pennsylvania (10 percent); New York (5 percent); New Hampshire (5 percent); Massachusetts (5 percent); Vermont (3 percent); and Delaware (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Ju1y 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $182,602 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 65 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-D-7210).

L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded an $8,788,309 modification to a previously award cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0012) to exercise an option for engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Requirements Division. Services will support legacy, current and next generation telecommunication and related C-E system requirements for various Navy, Army, Air Force, special operations forces, and other agencies. Work will be performed at St. Inigoes, Md., and is expected to be completed in October 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

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $42,311,839 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 10 additional kits for the Pakistan Block 15 F-16 A/B Aircraft Enhanced Modernization Program. The contract supports Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan (100 percent). ASC/WWMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8615-07-C-6032-P00038).

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $23,552,370 firm-fixed-price contract for 153 Legacy Paveway III guided bomb kits. Ogden Air Logistics Center/GHGKA, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-11-C-0023).

Nsync Services, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $22,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, no-fee contract for logistics support for the theater deployable communication. Ogden Air Logistics Center/GHSKB, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8217-11-D-0003).

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $21,293,794 firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide Block 40/50 F-16 mission training centers. ASC/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-09-C-6292-P00042).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga., is being awarded an $11,224,560 firm-fixed-price contract modification with time-and-material cost reimbursement to extend the ordering periods for three line items until January 2012. WRALC/GRBKA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8504-06-D-0001-P00019).

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $6,632,535 firm-fixed-price contract to supply 56 high power radar signal simulators. WRALC/GRVKAB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8532-11-C-0004).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Universal Sodexho, Tacoma, Wash., was issued an eight-month bridge contract to SPM500-05-D-BP07/P00020. Award is a firm-fixed-price, prime vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $24,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Korean region. 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 March 31, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Reinhart, La Crosse, Wis., was issued a modification exercising the second option year on the current contract SPM300-08-D-3236/P00026. Award is a firm-fixed-price, prime vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $12,161,450 for full line food service distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is July 30, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $7,139,288 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding Honeywell to design, develop, and deliver a demonstration of a gyroscope with a goal capability of absolute reference navigation in a compact, four diameter optically integrated gyro-head. Work will be performed in Pasadena, Calif. (16 percent); Somerset, N.J. (15 percent); King of Prussia, Pa. (8 percent); Glendale, Ariz. (16 percent) and Minneapolis, Minn. (46 percent). The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 27, 2012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-08-C-0019).

Contracts for July 28, 2011



NAVY

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $85,619,066 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 225 full rate production, lot seven, (FRP-7) AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles, including associated support equipment. In addition, this contract provides for one AGM-154C-1 for performance characterization test. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (44 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (24 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (22 percent); and McAllester, Okla. (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed in June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command,Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0032).

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., is being awarded a $29,119,944 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded contract (N00164-11-F-0142) for support to the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Modernization Program. The equipment being purchased includes the AN/PRC-117G man-pack radio and accessories. Work will be conducted in Rochester, N.Y., and is expected to complete by October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via E-Buy, with one offer received. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $24,932,926 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4302) to exercise option year two to continue providing Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department support to operational nuclear submarines at the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. Work will be performed in New London, Conn., and is expected to be completed by July 30, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $7,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $20,967,602 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5117) to establish new cost-plus-incentive-fee contract line item number for the procurement of the Advanced Gun System (AGS) Intra-Ship Rearmament System to be incorporated on DDG 1000 and DDG 1001. The Intra-Ship Rearmament System (AIRS) provides a safe method of moving AGS pallets between the DDG 1000 flight deck and the AGS magazine pallet hoist. AIRS is designed to operate with full performance in ship motion conditions up to sea state three. Work will be performed in Minneapolis, Minn. (90 percent), and Louisville, Ky. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Brady G2*, San Diego, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0142); Enviro Compliance Solutions, Inc.*, Tustin, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0143); Accord Engineering, Inc.*, Santa Ana, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0144); RORE-ITSI, J.V., L.L.C.*, San Diego, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0145); and Environmental Cost Management, Inc.*, Costa Mesa, Calif. (N62583-09-D-0146), are being awarded option year two under previously awarded firm-fixed-price multiple award contract for performance-based environmental consulting services in support of various Navy, Marine Corps, and federal government programs requesting assistance throughout the United States and its territories from the environmental restoration division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. The combined total value for all five contractors is $15,000,000. The work to be performed provides for obtaining support for innovative environmental solutions; support for guiding and managing innovative environmental projects; site characterization, data analysis, and data management utilizing the triad approach and Navy Installation Restoration Information System; environmental reporting and document preparation; innovative environmental solutions outreach; and environmental program management support. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $45,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed throughout the continental United States and its territories. The term for this option is from August 2011 to July 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Makers Architecture and Urban Design*, Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a maximum $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for facilities planning and industrial engineering projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for services and studies primarily related to industrial facilities, including: process flow; equipment relationship evaluation; computer-aided design floor plans; basic facility requirement development/evaluation, asset evaluations; master facility plans; material flow; efficiency analysis; cost estimates; feasibility studies; concept studies; minor interior/exterior renovation planning; historic structure preservation documentation; buildings or structure repair planning; construction support services for new and existing facilities; seismic evaluations and upgrades; grading; paving; utility systems; mechanical and/or electrical systems; identification of asbestos and lead paint abatement; life safety/site investigations and economic evaluations. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Northwest AOR including, but not limited to, Washington (95 percent), Oregon (2 percent), Idaho (1 percent), Alaska (1 percent), and Montana (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by July 2016. Contract funds ($10,000) will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity (N44255-11-D-6007).

Sauer, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $14,714,300 firm-fixed-price task order #0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-09-D-1277) for the renovation of Corry Station B3782 at Naval Air Station, Pensacola. The work to be performed provides for renovation of existing spaces into office and data center spaces. Work will include, but is not limited to, reconfiguring interior walls; replacing suspended ceilings and floor coverings; and modifying the heating ventilation and air conditioning system and fire suppression system. The task order also contains two unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $16,079,700. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Carolina Growler, Inc.*, Star, N.C., is being awarded an $11,630,934 fixed-price contract for the procurement of: 197 A/M32K-10 munitions trailers, including pilot production units (PPU); 51 stake rack sets, including PPU; 50 electrical test sets P/N 3847AS800-1, including PPU; 60 electrical test sets P/N 3847AS810-1, including PPU; 80 adjustment fixtures P/N 3847AS222-1, including PPU; two A/M32U-21 maintenance trailers PPUs; and associated technical and logistics data. Work will be performed in Star, N.C., and is expected to be completed in July 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using 100-percent HUBZone set-aside procedures. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0390).

Fairmount Automation, Inc., Newtown Square, Pa., is being awarded a $9,663,740 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed price contract for the procurement of G4 design pad controllers to upgrade nuclear and non-nuclear boiler, steam plant, and auxiliary control systems on various classes of Navy ships using state-of-the-art electronic control system equipment as needed over a five year period. Work will be conducted in Newtown Square, Pa., and is expected to complete July 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $503,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-11-D-0011).

P&S Construction, Inc.*, Chelmsford, Maine, is being awarded $9,582,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40192-10-D-2804) to upgrade the existing water, sanitary sewer and communications systems at South Ramp, Andersen Air Force Base. The work to be performed provides for upgrades to the existing water, sanitary sewer and communication systems. Work includes installation of elevated water tank, waterlines, gravity sanitary sewer manhole, upgrade of controls and electrical of two sanitary pump stations, supervisory control and data acquisition system on the new water tank, water booster pumps, sanitary pump stations, and a manhole duct system for communication lines. Work will be performed in Yigo, Guam, and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.

Diversified Service Contracting, Inc.*, Dunn, N.C., is being awarded a $9,519,430 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract for base operating support services at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, providing all labor, management, supervision, tools, material and equipment required to perform the following: pest control, grounds maintenance, street sweeping, snow removal operations, janitorial services, and base support vehicles and equipment/transportation maintenance. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years and two award option years, is $67,658,854. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Md. (75 percent); St. Inigoes, Md. (10 percent); Solomons, Md. (10 percent); and outlying areas in St. Mary’s County, Md. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 10 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N40080-11-D-3020).

Loving Couples Loving Children, Inc., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $9,380,746 firm-fixed-price contract for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Resiliency Program services in support of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. NSW Resiliency Program services to be provided include resiliency assessment analysis, workshops and training programs with a goal of enhancing the performance and readiness of the forces through increasing resilience of the service member and his or her family and thus the team, squadron, group and overall NSW community. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $44,443,211. Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash., and is expected to be complete July 2012. With options exercised, work will continue through March 31, 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two offers received. The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N00189-11-C-Z044).

S.T. Wooten Corp., Wilson, N.C., is being awarded $8,950,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-09-D-9024) for airfield pavement repairs at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point. The work to be performed provides for milling, crack repair, bituminous concrete overlay, light removal and replacement, joint resealing, grooving, striping, and other incidental work for Runways 5R and 32L as indicated. Work also includes bituminous concrete pavement repairs, sealcoat preparations, crack repairs, restriping, and incidental related work as indicated for Taxiway Mike, overrun end of Runway 32L, Taxiway Delta, Warm-up Area 3, Aircraft Weapons Area, Taxiway to Northeast Harrier Pad, and High Power Run-up Ramp all on an active airfield, emulsified asphalt sealcoat excluding traffic control, foreign object debris barriers, sealant and vegetation removal, crack repairs, joint resealing, pavement markings. Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C., and is expected to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Seven proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $7,556,127 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-08-C-0065) to exercise an option for maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation and engineering support for the C-2, E-2, Advanced Hawkeye (E-2D), and applicable platforms associated with airborne early warning equipment, rotor dome and vapor cycle system. Additionally, supportability/safety studies on various highly specialized and uniquely configured E-2 and C-2 aircraft and weapon systems maintenance engineering and logistics services will be performed. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in July 2012. 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.

Design Partners, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a maximum amount $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineer services contract with for architect-engineering services for design, engineering, specification writing, cost estimating, and related services at various locations in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, design and engineering services for the preparation of plans, specifications utilizing the NAVFAC SpecsIntact System, cost estimates utilizing the NAVFAC Success Estimator Program, functional analysis and concept development, request for proposal documentation for design-build and design-bid-build projects, and military construction project documentation at various locations in all areas under the cognizance of NAVFAC Pacific. If asbestos or hazardous materials exist, the architect-engineer contractor shall identify and provide for their disposal in the required documents in accordance with applicable rules and regulations pertaining to such hazardous materials. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR including, but not limited to, Hawaii (55 percent), Guam (30 percent), and the Far East (15 percent). The term of contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of July 2014. 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 15 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-11-D-0006).

ARMY

JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., was awarded a $70,076,247 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 396 All-Terrain Lifter Army Systems. Work will be performed in McConnellsburg, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 29, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-A001).

Hensel Phelps, Greeley, Colo., was awarded a $33,532,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the plant, labor, transportation, materials, equipment and appliances necessary to construct the High Altitude Army Aviation Training Site. Work will be performed in Gypsum, Colo., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with nine bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Aurora, Colo., is the contracting activity (W912LC-11-C-0003).

Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, Calif., was awarded a $15,142,466 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for the procurement of 404,200 M206 countermeasure flares; 41,280 MJU-7A/B countermeasure flares; and 5,472 MJU-10 countermeasure flares. Work will be performed in East Camden, Ark., and Milan, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The Rock Island Contracting Office, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-C-0055).

Charpie-Korte Design Build, J.V., S.B., L.L.C., Chicago, Ill., was awarded a $14,837,259 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a soldier family care clinic at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Work will be performed in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with an estimated completion date of March 26, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 20 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-C-0031).

Kilgore Flares Company, L.L.C., Toone, Tenn., was awarded a $13,546,053 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for the procurement of 404,200 M206 countermeasure flares; 41,280 MJU-7A/B countermeasure flares; and 5,472 MJU-10 countermeasure flares. Work will be performed in Toone, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The Rock Island Contracting Office, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-C-0056).

The Korte Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $12,636,683 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the phase-three infrastructure upgrade to Building 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Work will be performed in Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-11-C-0013).

Lakeshore TolTest Metag, J.V., L.L.C., Detroit, Mich., was awarded an $11,621,818 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a parking apron for six rotary-wing and two fixed-wing aircraft, taxiway, a concrete maintenance pad to support special operations, two aircraft maintenance shelters, and supporting facilities. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 15, 2012. There were 161 bids solicited, with 12 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-11-C-0031).

Tapestry Solutions, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $11,497,382 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract. The award will provide for the managing and operating battle simulation training services for U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, RCO Grafenwoehr, Germany, is the contracting activity (W912PB-11-D-0019).

CH2M Hill, Inc., Boise, Idaho, was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the architecture and engineering services primarily for the Walla Walla, Wash., district. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 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-0003).

INCA/Anderson-Perry, J.V., Bellevue, Wash., was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the architecture and engineering services primarily for the Walla Walla, Wash., district. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 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-0002).

MTNT Energy, Inc., McGrath, Alaska, was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the electrical support services for installation, distribution, repairs. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912BU-11-D-0016).

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded an $8,892,589 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the M230 gun in support of the Apache helicopter for Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52H09-10-D-0095).

Arcadis U.S., Inc., Highlands Ranch, Colo., was awarded an $8,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery contract. The award will provide for the architect and engineering services for the Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to provide environmental support to military, civil and federal agencies. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 26 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-D-0055).

Bertucci Contracting Co., L.L.C., Jefferson, La., was awarded a $6,966,250 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the dredging services, construction of a stone foreshore protection dike with geotextile fabric base, and all associated work along the shore of Lake Borgne, St. Bernard Parish, La. Work will be performed in St. Bernard Parish, La., with an estimated completion date of April 18, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 11 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-11-C-0048).

AIR FORCE

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Ariz. is being awarded a $70,000,000 maximum firm-fixed-price contract to provide Small Diameter Bomb II technical support. AAC/EBMK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-11-D-0107).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $45,000,000 maximum cost-plus-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Detachment 1/PKMT, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-D-5705 Task Orders 0001 and 0002).

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $45,000,000 maximum indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Detachment 1/PKMT, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-D-5704 Task Orders 0001 and 0002).

United Launch Services, Littleton, Colo., is being awarded a $34,419,058 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to complete the development of the RL10C-1 engine. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch and Range Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8811-11-C-0002).

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $32,480,252 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide additional aircraft closure redesign. The AAC/EDBK/EDBJ, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-09-C-0280, Modification No. P00022).

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U.S. Army Selects Lockheed Martin’s SMSS Autonomous Vehicle for Afghanistan Deployment — Press Release

U.S. Army Selects Lockheed Martin’s SMSS Autonomous Vehicle for Afghanistan Deployment

DALLAS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, through the Robotics Technology Consortium, selected the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) to deploy to Afghanistan for a first-of-its-kind military assessment. SMSS will deploy as the winner of the Project Workhorse Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition sponsored by the Army.

The largest autonomous vehicle ever to be deployed with infantry, the 11-foot-long SMSS can carry more than half-a-ton of a squad’s equipment on rugged terrain, easing the individual soldier’s burden, which can often exceed 100 pounds.

“SMSS is the result of more than a decade of robotic technology development, and we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate this capability in theater, where it can have an immediate impact at the squad level,” said Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “The Army has tested the system’s capabilities in three domestic user assessments, and SMSS has been deemed ready to deploy.”

As part of the three-month Military Utility Assessment (MUA), four vehicles and a field service representative will support light infantry in theater as the service evaluates how autonomous vehicles can support or ease the equipment burden for deployed troops. A fifth vehicle and an engineering team will remain in the U.S. for analysis and additional support. The Army plans to begin the Afghanistan assessment late this year, after a period of evaluations and training.

“An in-theater assessment is the next logical step in the process of informing the requirements for the Army’s future squad-sized UGV developments,” Greene said.

A fully-loaded SMSS is internally transportable on board CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters, providing new logistics capability to light and early-entry forces. The SMSS Block I variant, which will be deployed, has a range of 125 miles and features three control options: supervised autonomy, tele-operation or manually driven. The SMSS sensor suite allows it to lock on and follow any person by recognizing their digital 3-D profile (captured by the onboard sensors), and it can also navigate terrain on its own following a trail of GPS waypoints.

In addition to a month-long MUA at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2009, SMSS has been selected for further evaluation as part of the Army’s Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) Spiral G in November this year. While SMSS has already demonstrated its ability to reduce soldier loads and provide portable power, the November experiment will evaluate its ability to field a reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition mission equipment package.

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.

For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

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L-3 Restructures in the Face of Budget Realities and Policy Changes

As part of their earnings announcement of the second quarter L-3 Communications Holdings (L3) announced that it would separate most of its government service unit into a stand alone company called Engility. L-3 is a diverse provider of services and hardware to the U.S. Defense Department. Management stated concerns with new rules on Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) led them to this decision.

Interestingly the company has decided to keep the intelligence and cyber support parts of this business with L-3 while letting the more traditional Scientific, Engineering, Technical and Analytical (SETA) support go with the new company. The first two are potential high growth areas as illustrated by the moves of the larger defense contractors such as Boeing (BA) and General Dynamics (GD) buying up of smaller companies in that field. The use of SETA contractors who often work directly supporting new system development and acquisition is under pressure first through insourcing and now just through cuts to the size of the work force as the Pentagon moves to reduce its overhead and budget.

Overall the company reported a drop in sales due to the loss of one major contract but overall a rise in profits of about 32 cents a share. Revenue compared to the similar quarter last year fell to $3.77 billion or about fiver percent. The company followed other defense contractors reporting this week by increasing their guidance for the year raising it 15 cents a share from last quarter’s prediction.

The future defense budget remains in flux but different companies are positioning themselves for what is expected to be declines in business, more strict regulations and policies and pressure on pricing. This has been reflected in moves like ITT Corporation (ITT) which is spinning off its entire defense business into a separate company, to be called ITT Exelis or Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) plans to eliminate thousands of jobs to cut overhead and prices. L-3 is holding onto its business lines with the most potential while putting its services unit in a place where they will either sink, swim or end up being part of another company.

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Boeing and DoD Release Latest Estimate for KC-46A First Phase Contract

The Hill is reporting that Boeing (BA) currently estimates the first phase of the KC-46A contract at about $5.2 billion or 6% above the $4.9 billion ceiling price. All of that increase if that is what it turns out to be will be paid for by Boeing. The cost share of the difference between $3.9 billion target price and the $4.9 billion ceiling will be split between the Government and Boeing.

There was some consternation when the reports of Boeing’s efforts costing a great deal more then the $3.6 billion price at which the contract was awarded. This led to charges that Boeing “bought in” the contract by bidding deliberately low so that competitor EADS North America, part of European aerospace giant, EADS (EADS:P), could not win.

As the contract goes forward the total cost will change depending on what challenges the program faces and if it needs more time and investment to develop the variant of the Boeing 767 airliner. It may end up being less then $5.2 billion or even more as the program evolves.

International Port Security — Conference

International Port Security
Date: 28th – 29th September 2011
Venue: Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
URL link: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/port-security39.asp

Description:
SMi’s 4th annual International Port Security conference, held in association with Borderpol, will be held in Rotterdam for the first time on the 28th and 29th September 2011.

Seaports remain the primary gateway for international trade and the security of these ports cannot be understated. International Port Security Rotterdam will address the latest developments in seaport defence, law, treaty enforcement, counter-terror and organised crime activities by exploring a series of global case studies and briefing sessions.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from a line-up of key international speakers providing unrivalled insight into: defence against theft, people trafficking, illegal immigration, drug smuggling and weapon smuggling within your borders. This is set to be an exceptional event bringing together key players from within the port community.

>> Register today at http://www.smi-online.co.uk/port-security39.asp

Speakers will discuss the following key topics:
• Al-Qaeda and Libya’s maritime ambitions in the Middle East
• Challenges facing ports in Eastern and Southern Africa
• London 2012 Olympic Games – Security at the Port of London and the Port of Dover
• Managing borders for major public events
• Mitigating criminal activity at seaports
• Port of Miami – A case study on the award winning safety and security standards
• Review of the European Union (EU) Ship and Port Facility Security System
• Securing Sri Lankan ports and the predicted effects of future growth on security mechanisms
• Security operations in the Port of Antwerp
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/port-security39.asp. Alternatively, contact Teri Arri at Tel: +44 (0)207 827 6162 or Email: [email protected]

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Mixed Results Posted for Defense Contractors

Several of the largest U.S. defense contractors posted their second quarter results for 2011 recently and they were definitely a mixed bag. Perhaps reflecting the current uncertainty around the U.S. defense spending as well as the Federal budget overall many of the companies reported declines in revenue and earnings though overall they are confident that the year will end similar to their earlier predictions. 2012 though may be a different matter as some troubling trends arose in the reports.

Northrop Grumman (NOC) was probably the most disappointing of the group. The company has restructured itself considerably over the last few years first jettisoning its engineering service business, TASC, and then in the last few months its entire shipbuilding arm to form (HII). The maker of aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles as well as providing a variety of services to defense agencies reported a decline of 27% when compared to last year’s quarter. Earnings were only about $520 million down from $711 million or over 50 cents a share. Sales too declined almost ten percent or 700 million. The company is predicting that its guidance for the year will be met. Management blamed delayed awards for aircraft as a principal contribution to the decline. If the U.S. defense budget does begin a serious reduction as predicted then these programs may see further cut backs. If the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter overcomes its struggles Northrop will also see the end of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet production for the Navy as they transition to Lockheed’s aircraft.

General Dynamics (GD) was able to post an increase but it was only $5 million or 9 cents a share. The company feels that for the year they will see an increase in their annual Earnings Per Share (EPS) to $7.15 – 7.20. Increased sales of aircraft and defense equipment allowed the company to stay fairly constant although revenue fell almost 3 percent to $7.88 billion.

Lockheed Martin (LMT) the lead contractor for the largest defense program in history, the F-35, posted increases over last year. They said that revenue from the advanced aircraft as well as PATRIOT PAC-3 air and missile defense missiles spurred the improvement. On paper the company saw a decline compared to last year but that takes into account two divisions that the company has since sold. The company is now predicting the full year earnings to be between $7.35 – $7.55 up from an earlier $6.95 to $7.25.

Of course the news for the overall F-35 program has not been good as recent cost increases have had some question the further investment in the program. Cuts or slowing the F-35 will hurt Lockheed in the short term. As the program continues and gets sorted out it will become a major portion of their revenue as production increases from the 15-30 a year right now to 70 or more in 2015 and out. The U.S. Air Force projects spending over $6 billion a year on F-35 production in 2015. Much of that will go to Lockheed as the prime contractor. Lockheed is adjusting to the current spending environment by cutting several thousand personnel mainly in the support areas to reduce their overhead and help their ability to offer lower prices.

The whole industry is entering a time of uncertainty as the cut backs in funding for fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan along with the overall U.S. budget pressures will see less defense spending. They will need to adjust their business lines as well as their workforces to meet the changing needs of the U.S. military. The fallout may be worse for the smaller and mid-sized defense contractors many of which rely on single contracts or business areas that may see major contractions. All-in-all it is time for investors to evaluate companies and their holdings.

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Lockheed Martin JASSM® Lot 8 Software Validated During Flight Test — Press Release

Lockheed Martin JASSM® Lot 8 Software Validated During Flight Test

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed a successful Product Verification Test (PVT) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Released by a B-52 at an altitude of 25,000 feet, and speed of Mach 0.76, JASSM navigated through a preplanned route before destroying its intended target, meeting all mission objectives. The test validated software upgrades for 158 Lot 8 JASSM missiles, which will begin delivery in third quarter 2011.

“Flight validation of JASSM’s software enhancements continues our efforts to expand missile capability and demonstrate reliability,” said Alan Jackson, JASSM program director in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “Additionally, we are constantly striving to make JASSM more affordable for our customers.”

The JASSM PVT success follows the Lot 9 contract award for 170 baseline and 30 Extended Range (ER) missiles, ongoing F-15E integration test flights, and the January 2011 JASSM-ER Milestone C low rate initial production decision.

JASSM is a critical weapon for the U.S. Air Force. The program has over 1,400 missiles on contract, with more than 1,080 delivered. Also produced for foreign military sale, baseline JASSM is integrated on multiple aircraft including the B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-18 aircraft. F-15E integration is proceeding as planned with the F-35 designated as a future platform.

Armed with a dual-mode penetrator and blast fragmentation warhead, JASSM and JASSM-ER cruise autonomously day or night in all weather conditions. Both missile variants share the same powerful capabilities and stealthy characteristics, though JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of baseline JASSM for greater standoff range. Both 2,000-pound cruise missiles employ a state-of-the-art infrared seeker and Global Positioning System receiver to dial into specific target aimpoints.

Lockheed Martin manufactures JASSM at the company’s world-class, award-winning manufacturing facility in Troy, Ala.

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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http://www.lockheedmartin.com

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Contracts for July 27, 2011



NAVY

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $73,952,510 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics 92-170, N94-178, and AF083-006, for the development and use of the Helios unmanned air systems (UAS). This contract includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; engineering, integration, and test and evaluation efforts needed to fabricate and deliver UAS systems and advanced sensors with the UAS systems; continued testing; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration; and continental/outside continental U.S. program support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (35 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (30 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (20 percent); Warminster, Pa. (10 percent); and Johnstown, Pa. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0039).

CH2M Hill/Clark Nexsen Energy Partners, J.V., Englewood, Colo., is being awarded a maximum amount $60,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract (N62583-11-D-0533) for energy architect-engineering and design services for energy efficiency projects and services including shore facilities and utility systems at various locations worldwide. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, is $300,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities stateside (80 percent), and overseas (20 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $10,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 30 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

General Electric, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $59,599,950 requirements contract for the repair of 19 T-64 engine (CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters) components, spare parts, manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C., with a goal of improving monthly output. Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (90 percent), and Lynn, Mass. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012. Funding for this action is 2011-2012 Navy Working Capital Fund. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was sole-source. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00 383-11-D-003M).

Trieco TT Sustainable Resources, J.V.*, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract with a maximum amount of $50,000,000 for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and underground storage tank studies. No task orders are being issued at this time. All work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps installations including, but not limited to, locations in California (85 percent), Arizona (5 percent), Colorado (2 percent), Nevada (2 percent), New Mexico (1 percent), Utah (1 percent), Washington (1 percent) and other Department of Defense installations nationwide (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed by July 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $5,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 14 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-11-D-2205).

BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support, Electronic Solutions, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $36,711,988 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0069) to exercise an option for the full rate production, lot one, of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 subsystems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft, including associated technical support for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the Navy/Marine Corps ($26,854,450; 73 percent), and the government of Australia ($9,857,538; 27 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this option provides for recurring and non-recurring engineering efforts in order to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver the component hardware of the AN/ALE-55 subsystem. The AN/ALE-55 subsystem consists of an electronic frequency converter (EFC) and a fiber optic towed device (FOTD) round. This option further provides EFCs and FOTD rounds for the Navy and Marine Corps, and FOTD rounds for the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H. (80.6 percent); Mountain View, Calif. (12 percent); and Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom (7.4 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $142,574 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0069).

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $27,801,882 firm-fixed-priced delivery order #0001 under previously awarded contract (M67854-11-D-8100) to incrementally replace the Marine Corps’ Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter (SAT); man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules. The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol, M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles, the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and M2 and M240G machine guns. Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities. The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting. The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT Facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed in July 25, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded $13,860,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5405) for construction of the intermediate maintenance activity facility at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The task order also contains a planned modification, which, if issued, would increase the cumulative task order value to $14,366,600. Work will be performed in Yuma, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Seven proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

RDA, Inc.*, Doylestown, Pa., is being awarded a $9,986,704 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics N98-035 and N06-011. The primary objective of this effort is continued development of advanced technology products in the field of undersea warfare research and development, and to transition this technology to the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fleet. Applications to be further developed include acoustic and non-acoustic ASW systems, telemetry and recording systems, signal and data processing, algorithm development, mathematical modeling, prototyping, and analysis to predict the performance of the associated ASW systems. Work will be performed in Doylestown, Pa. (55 percent); Warrenton, Va. (35 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (5 percent); and various testing locations (5 percent) in and outside of the United States. Work is expected to be completed in July 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0269).

AIR FORCE

Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $49,999,989 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide software maintenance and enhancements to Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System tool kit baselines. The Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-09-D-0022/0014).

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $35,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification to develop, demonstrate, and transition Tactical Targeting Network technology and related interoperable technologies such as Quint Network technology to support information exchange between the tactical edge platforms and users within the Department of Defense. This action increases the maximum ordering amount from $49,900,000 to $85,400,000. The Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-10-D-0042, Modification No. PO0005).

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Savannah, Ga., is being awarded a $26,816,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification for the purchase of one leased aircraft in accordance with option terms of the contract. OC-ALC/GKSKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (F33657-00-C-0038-PO0183).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

BRS Aerospace*, South St. Paul, Minn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $21,244,339 for low velocity parachutes. Other locations of performance are Florida and North Carolina. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Dec. 26, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4A7-11-C-0595).

Niche, Inc.*, New Bedford, Mass., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $19,750,500 for low velocity parachutes. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Dec. 26, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4A7-11-C-0596).

*Small business

Cyberwarriors Wanted – August 2011

In this podcast, we focus on the severe shortage of cybersecurity experts, tech-warriors that are changing the face of the army and power generating military trucks.

More E-2D Hawkeye LRIP Aircraft Ordered from Northrop Grumman (NOC)

Almost four years ago the U.S. Navy placed a contract for the initial advanced procurement and long lead items for their next generation carrier based Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft, the E-2D Hawkeye. The E-2D manufactured by Northrop Grumman (NOC) is an evolution of the E-2C which has been in service since the late Seventies.

The E-2D offers an advanced radar, APY-9, that offers much improved performance over the radar of the E-2C. This includes the ability to detect smaller targets nearer the surface. Something that is becoming more critical due to the proliferation of small, fast anti-ship cruise missiles now used by even smaller threat nations such as Iran.

This week the Navy continued the program by awarding the third lot’s production contract. This $760 million effort pays for the five more of the aircraft as well as the long lead items for the fourth lot. With these two lots added to the first two there are well over a dozen E-2D in production now for the Navy.

The U.S. currently operates two primary AEW aircraft – the Hawkeye and the Air Force’s E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft based on the Boeing (BA) 707. The Air Force has consistently upgraded the E-3 while it has considered replacement with a variety of systems including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) such as the Global Hawk system also manufactured by Northrop. So far nothing has been brought forward into production.

The Navy has continued incremental improvements leading to the development and production of the E-2D which offers much improved performance over the E-2C on the same basic airframe and form. As long as the U.S. Navy continues to operate large deck aircraft carriers there will be a need for AEW aircraft and the E-2 should continue in service for several more years.

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ATK Selected as a Major Subcontractor for Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target Rockets – Press Release

ATK Selected as a Major Subcontractor for Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target Rockets

ATK Award has Initial Value of $48 Million with Options to Grow to $90 Million
Award Represents New Application for ATK’s Orion Commercial Rocket Motors

SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48 million major subcontractor award from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to provide commercial solid rocket motors for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target rocket program. With follow-on options ATK believes the contract has a potential value of up to $90 million. Orbital is the prime contractor for the IRBM program.

ATK’s contract includes an initial award of $48 million for the first eight Orion 50S XLT and 50 XLT vehicles to be delivered by first quarter 2013, with contract options for delivery of 14 additional vehicles over the following two years. ATK’s Orion solid rocket motors will provide first and second stage propulsion for the target rocket.

“This is an entirely new application for our versatile Orion solid rocket motor family,” said Scott Lehr, ATK Aerospace Systems vice president and general manager of Strategic and Commercial Systems. “ATK Orion motors are currently used by MDA and Orbital for missile defense and in a variety of Orbital commercial launch vehicles.”

The Orion motor product line was initiated in 1988 in a joint venture with Orbital for the development of the winged Pegasus® space launch vehicle. Since that time, the motors have been modified for use on a variety of platforms, including Pegasus® XL, Taurus® and Taurus® XL, Minotaur I and IV, Hyper-X. Versions of Orion motors are also used on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Orbital Boost Vehicle.

“There is a significant cost and reliability benefit gained by selecting solid rocket motors that are already in production for other applications,” said Lehr. Derived from Orbital’s air-launched Pegasus® vehicle, the IRBM target is a multi-stage vehicle that will be air-launched from a standard C-17 cargo aircraft via a parachute extraction system, providing MDA with increased flexibility in testing its Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies and product sourcing strategies; the company’s competitive environment; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; and economic conditions. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contracts for July 26, 2011



NAVY

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $49,530,355 firm-fixed-priced/indefinite-delivery contract to incrementally replace the Marine Corps’s Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter (SAT); man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules. The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol; M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles; the M249 squad automatic weapon; and M2 and M240G machine guns. Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities. The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting. The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed in July 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited and three offers received. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-8100).

CDW-G, Vernon Hills, Ill., is being awarded a $10,526,400 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 320 high performance Uniplexed Information and Computing System scalable processor architecture based servers to enable a technical refresh required for the Global Command and Control System and Tactical Combat Operations Systems of the Marine Corps. Current hardware has been in the field for over six years and is no longer under warranty and is now considered end-of-life. Likewise, the aging equipment is unable to keep pace with changes in operating software and increased technological capabilities and requirements. This purchase is for information technology capabilities that are not available within current Marine Corps enterprise supplies or contracts and are essential to the successful execution of command initiatives that are clearly needed. Work will be performed in Vernon Hills, Ill., and is expected to be completed 30 to 120 days after award. Contract funds in the amount of $10,526,400 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited both through the General Services Administration eBuy website and the Government-Wide Point of Entry via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with four offers received. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-P-4172).

Stronghold Engineering, Inc., Riverside, Calif., is being awarded an $8,562,127 firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5483) for construction of a solar photovoltaic system at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for design, engineering, procurement and construction of a solar photovoltaic system. The new solar photovoltaic system shall occupy four to six acres within Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Installation Restoration Site Seven (Box Canyon). The solar photovoltaic system shall contain all balance of system components, electrical utilities, communication utilities, monitoring and metering, utility equipment building and associated equipments and devices for a complete and usable system, tested, accepted and beneficial to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Work will be performed in Oceanside, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Magnum Construction, Inc., Broken Arrow, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0001); Acumen Enterprises, Inc., Desoto, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0002); Arnold Electric, Tulsa, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0003); Blackhawk, San Antonio, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0004); C3, L.L.C., Broken Arrow, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0005); Caddell & Co., L.L.C., Norman, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0006); Carlson Constructors Corp., Joliet, Ill. (W912L6-11-D-0007); Construction Specialist, Newalla, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0008); Diversified, Edmond, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0009); Downey, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0010); Far East Construction Corp., Middletown, Conn. (W912L6-11-D-0011); Futurenet Group, Inc., Detroit, Mich. (W912L6-11-D-0012); GW Hastings Construction Co., Inc., Lawton, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0013); Nabholz Construction Co., Conway, Ariz. (W912L6-11-D-0014); Karrington NE, J.V., Dallas, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0015); K-Con, Inc., North Charleston, S.C. (W912L6-11-D-0016); Kellogg Electric, L.L.C., Ada, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0017); Lee Construction & Maint Co., d.b.a. LMC of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0018); Milcon Construction, L.L.C., San Antonio, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0019); MJPM Constructors, San Antonio, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0020); Osage Pinnacle Design Group, L.L.C., Tulsa, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0021); Paragon Industrial Applications, d.b.a. PIA, Hooks, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0022); Pardee Construction, L.L.C., Tulsa, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0023); Piazza Construction, Ltd., Denison, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0024); Prudent Technologies, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. (W912L6-11-D-0025); Robinson Mechanical Contractors, Inc., d.b.a. Robinson Construction Co., Perryville, Mo. (W912L6-11-D-0026); Ryan Herring Construction, Inc., Lawton, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0027); Signature Underwriters, Inc., Lakewood, Colo. (W912L6-11-D-0028); Sturzenbecker Construction Co., Inc., Myrtle Beach, S.C. (W912L6-11-D-0029); Terra Construction, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0030); TT/KOO, J.V., West Sacramento, Calif. (W912L6-11-D-0031); Tri-City Seal Co., Tuttle, Okla. (W912L6-11-D-0032); Triune-Beck, J.V., Dallas, Texas (W912L6-11-D-0033); Warden Construction Corp., Jacksonville, Fla. (W912L6-11-D-0034); and WB Construction & Sons, Inc., Pierre Part, La. (W912L6-11-D-0035), were awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award-task-order contract between 35 contractors. The award will provide for the sustainment, maintenance, and repair services, and construction projects of various size and value for the National Guard in the state of Oklahoma. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 39 bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Contracting Office, Oklahoma City, Okla., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

URS Federal Services, Inc., Germantown, Md., was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with a maximum $16,503,845 for hazardous materials management services supporting the fleet readiness centers with performance occurring at Defense Logistics Agency aviation sites in Jacksonville, Fla.; Cherry Point, N.C.; and North Island, Calif. Using service is DLA Aviation. The date of performance completion is July 27, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pa., is the contracting activityi (SP3300-11-C-0012).

The Jankovich Co.*, Paramount, Calif., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $13,494,008 for marine gas oil. Other locations of performance include locations in California. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is April 30, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0363).

SERVCO FS Cooperative, Antigo, Wis., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $7,122,837 for marine gas oil. Other locations of performance include St. Ignace, Mich.; Cheboygan, Mich.; and Cleveland, Ohio. Using service is Coast Guard. The date of performance completion is April 30, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0377).

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security - Global Mobility Systems, Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded an $11,131,261 contract modification which provides funding for the fiscal 2011 C-17 material improvement projects which support repair of safety of flight and other, non-emergency type deficiencies. The C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership is designed to provide total C-17 weapon system sustainment responsibility under a single prime contractor with the goal of achieving improvements in logistics support and mission readiness while reducing operating and support costs. ASC/WLMK, C-17 Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004 PO0425).

*Small business

8th Annual Global MDA: Coastal Surveillance 2011 — Conference

8th Annual Global MDA: Coastal Surveillance 2011

Date: 28 – 30 November, 2011

Venue: Orchard Hotel Singapore, Singapore, 442 Orchard Road Singapore 238879

Coastal Surveillance will complement the series of Defence IQ’s conferences by creating additional value for you with new conference topics, new speaker faculty and more operational focused case studies from the region and beyond.

With a continued focus on inter agency collaboration to improve regional maritime awareness, the 8th annual Coastal Surveillance promises to discuss the technologies and strategies to develop the first line of defence against growing maritime asymmetrical threats.

For the past seven years, Defence IQ has been hosting Coastal Surveillance – an event that repeatedly attracts the senior most stakeholders in Asia’s maritime network. Moving the brand forward, we invite you to be a participant in this year’s event and contribute to its success.

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Pentagon Clarifies Cost Increases on the JSF Production

A few weeks ago when a funding reprogramming from the Defense Department was submitted to the Congress for their consideration it caused Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) to question the program’s status. As part of the request it was asked by the Air Force to move over $240 million to pay cost increases on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) first production contracts. The total bill was actually closer to $750 million as the plan was to move internal JSF funding to make up the difference. Needless to say given the history of the program the SASC was not happy to see the further increases.

As part of their response McCain and Senator Levin (D-MI), the Chair, sent the Defense Department six questions about the reprogramming and the program’s funding status. One of the questions asked the Government to state how much of the cost increase is recoverable and most interestingly the cost to terminate the program.

The Pentagon has now responded to parts of the letter. They revealed that Lockheed Martin (LMT), the prime contractor, and Pratt & Whitney, part of United Technologies (UTX), will pay $283 million of the increase based on the cost sharing provisions of the production contracts.

One could assume this means the total bill to the Government now is below $500 million once this figure is subtracted. Unfortunately that is wrong. The total increase may ultimately be closer to $1 billion and the $283 million is the contractor share with the Pentagon picking up the rest, or just over $700 million. Pratt & Whitney estimates that their portion of the increase is about 6% of the total cost of the contracts.

The F-35 has suffered a series of production delays and cost increases due to testing issues and changes in the design of the aircraft. It had long been expected that there would be cost increases with the first three production batches. The Senate, though, has been trying to draw a hard line on future cost increases and have written into their version of the 2012 Authorization Act a requirement that Lockheed pick up all cost overruns beyond the target price and that the contract be a fixed price one. Normally at this stage in the program where much development and testing remains the contract would be cost plus and there would be some risk sharing as on the current ones.

There are many who are starting to get tired of the JSF status. The program has been re-baselined and repriced but it is not near its original schedule and cost. That is why the SASC raised the idea of terminating the program at its current state. This would be expensive, although no official estimate has been made, and would still leave the requirement for a new aircraft that would either require a new development program or a decision to buy an existing U.S. or foreign aircraft.

As with most things about the JSF there will be more to come in the near future on these latest rounds of cost increases and their ultimate effect on the program.

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Contracts for July 25, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Graybar Electric Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP11/P00029. Award is a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $660,000,000 for the maintenance, repair, and operations prime vendor for zone one of the South Central region. 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 July 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

SupplyCore, Inc., Rockford, Ill., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP10/P00023. Award is a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $320,000,000 for the maintenance, repair, and operations supplies for the North Central region. 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 July 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP12/P00025. Award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $40,000,000 for the maintenance, repair, and operation supplies and related services for zone two of the South Central region of the United States. 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 July 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

NAVY

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $549,999,711 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0015) for long lead materials and components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 19 lot eight UH-1Y build new aircraft; eight AH-1Z remanufactured aircraft; and six lot eight AH-1Z build new aircraft. This modification is the production definitization of the AAC to include negotiated lot eight aircraft pricing. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent), and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

SES-Tech Atlantic*, Norfolk, Va. (N40085-11-D-0043); H&S Environmental*, Westborough, Mass. (N40085-11-D-0044); and Osage of Virginia*, Norfolk, Va. (N40085-11-D-0045), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award remedial action operation, long term management, environmental multiple award contract for environmental projects within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic Hampton Roads area of responsibility. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option years, for all three contracts combined is $65,000,000. SES-Tech Atlantic is being awarded task order 0001 at $426,954 for the remediation of the entry road to Oceana Salvage Yard Virginia Beach, Va. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by February 2012. All work on this contract will be performed in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of July 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $436,954 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $21,012,546 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0022) to provide additional funding for long lead materials in support of low rate initial production of seven lot two P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (63.80 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (11.69 percent); Baltimore, Md. (10.98 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (8.24 percent); and McKinney, Texas (5.29 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $15,439,238 cost-plus-incentive-fee letter modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off the shelf based hardware and software. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Fla. (70 percent), and Manassas, Va. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Healthcare Services of North America, J.V., Petal, Miss. (W91YTZ-11-D0015); Magnum Opus Technologies, San Antonio, Texas (W91YTZ-11-D0016); and Nurse Etc Staffing, Universal City, Texas (W91YTZ-11-D0017), were awarded a $492,000,000 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract between three contractors. The award will provide for the personal and non-personal service for medical specialties to include physician, nursing and ancillary services. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 17, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 40 bids received. The Healthcare Acquisition Activity, Frederick, Md., is the contracting activity.

AM General, L.L.C., South Bend, Ind., was awarded a $195,156,024 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide 808 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles of various models and 744 armored troop enclosures in support of foreign military sales to Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 29, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZ V-10-C-0405).

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $189,211,400 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide 16 AH-64D Apache aircraft and related support. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0161).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $78,670,000 firm-fixed-price, labor-hours and time-and-materials hybrid contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will provide for the coordinating, integrating, conducting and executing experiments in support of the Maneuver Battle Lab mission. Work will be performed in Fort Benning, Ga., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-11-D-0010).

Raytheon Co., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a $70,520,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the engineering and integration, logistical and field support, and post deployment software service support for the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System. Work will be performed in Fullerton, Calif., and Forest, Miss., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-DC604).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $30,463,852 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the production of 185 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles and one armor B-kit. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of April 31, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0159).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $29,348,146 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the procurement services to install underbody installation kits on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Va., and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., was awarded a $24,500,473 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 144 All-Terrain Lifter Army Systems. Work will be performed in McConnellsburg, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 29, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-A001).

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., was awarded a $19,176,464 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of design, development and qualification testing and analyses to upgrade the current single channel 250-C30R/3 engine full authority digital electronic control systems to a dual channel configuration. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 9, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-D-0072).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $17,805,402 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the task order services that will augment and sustain Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, and provides the joint logistics integrator capability for integrated logistics, engineering and fielding services. Work will be performed in McLean, Va., and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2011. Ten bids were solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

Sauer, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded a $13,388,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for design and construction of two single-story and one new two-story rigid steel frame, block and brick facility additions on Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of March 19, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 16 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-11-C-0010).

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $10,166,300 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide logistic support coverage for the UH-72A aircraft. Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-C-0194).

JCB, Inc., Pooler, Ga., was awarded a $9,924,733 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 40 High Mobility Engineering Excavator-I with A-kits. Work will be performed in Pooler, Ga., with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army TACOM-LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-D-0414).

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $9,566,728 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft systems. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Md., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-11-C-0103).

G2 Construction, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska, was awarded a $9,486,739 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a railhead operations facility at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Work will be performed in Anchorage, Alaska, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, is the contracting activity (W911KB-11-C-0024).

Mobile Concepts by Scotty, Inc., Mount Pleasant, Pa., was awarded a $9,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 55 Tactical Operations Center trailer for the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams. Work will be performed in Mount Pleasant, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 14, 2012. Eight bids were solicited, with 10 bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Operational Contracting, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (W9133L-11-F-0104).

SRC, Inc., North Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $9,000,970 firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the omni-directional weapon location radar prototype that is a 360-degree counter-fire prototype that offers full hemispherical coverage. Work will be performed in North Syracuse, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-H263).

North Wind Services, L.L.C., Idaho Falls, Idaho, was awarded an $8,365,931 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the remediation and removal of contaminated soil and miscellaneous surface debris in support of the Big Mountain RRS support. Work will be performed in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, with an estimated completion date of June 20, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson, Alaska, is the contracting activity (W911KB-11-C-0014).

Action Manufacturing Co., Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded an $8,263,688 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the facilities, personnel and equipment for the manufacture of M739A1 point detonating/delay fuzes. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., and Atglen, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 3, 2013. Seven bids were solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-09-C-2003).

Science Applications International Corp., San Antonio, Texas, was awarded an $8,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the environmental support to military, civil and federal agencies. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-D-0040)

*Small business

General Dynamics Grows Through Strategic Acquisition

July 25, 2011 by · Comment
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The U.S. defense budget is entering a time of uncertainty for not only defense contractors but also the Services themselves. They face decisions on what to spend available funding on when it is sure to shrink. The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq will shrink the Operations & Maintenance budget. The U.S. budget crisis will affect the amount of money available for investment in new hardware.

One of the ways defense contractors can make ready for this is by expanding their business lines. The easiest way to do that is through strategic acquisitions of other companies that already have a contract or work in a an area the bigger company does not. General Dynamics (GD) just did this through the acquisition of Network Connectivity Solutions, Corp (NETCONN).

NETCONN has only about 160 employees and provides IT support t various government agencies including the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). NETCONN is a contractor on the massive ENCORE II contract with DISA. ENCORE II is a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with multiple vendors. It allows DISA to buy necessary services and support through competitive bidding as necessary. NETCONN is qualified to bid on ENCORE task orders. As with all ID/IQ contracts there is no guarantee that any work will be awarded to any of the vendors on the contract.

The U.S. military will probably enter a period of reduction in spending on hardware items such as tanks, aircraft, ships and other weapons. Development of new weapons may also be limited. They will though still need to spend on existing infrastructure and also improve efficiencies with their IT assets and support. GD now has access to that market and those initiatives. This may offset any reduction in some of their bigger programs such as the M1 tank overhaul and upgrade which the Army has proposed freezing for two years although Congress has yet to accept the proposal.

It can be expected that more deals of this type begin to occur as companies position themselves in the best way they think to meet the new market. The bigger defense contractors like GD have the resources to make these kind of moves although a period of massive reduction in defense companies as in the 1990′s is not expected. This trend will be good for IT companies helping the military transition to the “Cloud” and other newer support structure constructs. There may be several more acquisitions and mergers of this type in the near future.

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Contracts for July 22, 2011



NAVY

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $760,783,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0044) for the manufacture and delivery of five low rate initial production (LRIP), lot three, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) aircraft, including associated non-recurring support. In addition, this modification provides for long lead materials and related support for five LRIP, lot four, E-2D AHE aircraft. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y. (25.36 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (25.10 percent); St. Augustine, Fla. (19.3 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (5.34 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (4.84 percent); Menlo Park, Calif. (4.64 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (2.50 percent); and various locations within the United States (12.92 percent). Work is expected to be completed by May 2015. 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.

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $41,576,052 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for 111 field service representatives (FSR) to install engineering change proposals on 691 RG-31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles at the MRAP sustainment facility in Kuwait. The costs include mobilization, FSR labor, transportation, lodging, and tools required for the effort. Work will be performed in Kuwait, and is expected to be completed no later than Oct. 31, 2012. Fiscal 2010 Other Procurement Army funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $38,287,457 modification to a previous cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0010) for additional common aircraft sustainment spares, including carrier vertical take off and landing, short take off vertical landing, and carrier variant unique spares, associated with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter air system low rate initial production, lot four. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in January 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.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $34,000,000 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0027). This modification definitizes the previously awarded modification for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low rate initial production, lot two, aircraft. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y. (25.36 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (25.10 percent); St. Augustine, Fla. (19.3 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (5.34 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (4.84 percent); Menlo Park, Calif. (4.64 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (2.50 percent); and various locations throughout the United States (12.92 percent). Work is expected to be completed in July 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.

General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $10,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee modification to existing previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-09-G-2301) to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the post shakedown availability for USS Independence (LCS 2). Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (72 percent); Pittsfield, Mass (20 percent); and Mobile, Ala. (8 percent). Work is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Bath, Maine, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on the current contract SPM50004-D-BP13/P00127. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, integrated prime vendor contract with a maximum $112,514,498 for the material, and material management, of consumable items. Other locations of performance are Florida, California, and North Carolina. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $20,563,657 firm-fixed-price contract. The instant buy for the Pakistan air force procures one aircrew training system (ATS) to support the Pakistan air force pilot training. The ATS consists of two F-16 Block 52 aircrew training devices, the mission support systems with 18 panel “simusphere,” and includes a new F-16A Block 15/52 ATS; a new F-16C Block 52 ATS; 21 months contractor logistics support (12 months on-site and nine months on-call); common ATS Block 15 and Block 52 software load; high fidelity cockpit; 360 horizontal X250; version MMC 7000 hardware and software; geo-specific database with high resolution inputs; full APG-68 version nine radar with digital radar land mass simulation; full weapons simulation; Maverick missile; targeting pod; joint helmet mounted cueing system; threat environment A-G and spot jamming; emergency procedures and malfunctions; and an instructor-operator station. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas. ASC/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

ATK Receives Contract to Continue Development of Army’s New Tank Round

ATK (ATK) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to continue development of a new round for the M1 Abrams tank. This three year contract is for the second phase of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD). At the end of the EMD the round should enter Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and then ultimately Full Rate. The value of the contract is about $77 million.

The new M829E4 120mm cartridge is a kinetic energy round optimized for engaging other tanks at extended ranges. It is designed to defeat modern, advanced armor including explosive reactive designs. Ideally the improved performance of the new ammo will require fewer rounds to be used for each engagement improving the overall survivability of the M1 tank.

ATK won a competition with its design to enter this phase of development although it had carried out the previous EMD contract as well.

The M1 has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and seen a great deal of work providing fire support for U.S. troops as they engaged in irregular warfare. It has been the Army’s primary main battle tank since the 1980′s. Originally equipped with a 105mm gun it was up-gunned to the 120mm early in its service life.

The Army does not build new M1 tanks but relies on a program of modification and re-equipping to keep the M1 abreast of advances in new technology. In the FY12 budget the Army had proposed shutting down the M1 production and retrofit facility run by General Dynamics (GD) to save money and because current inventory objectives have been met. That plan did not meet with much approval from Congress and right now the 2012 budget bills working their way through the House and Senate have money to keep the plant open.

Incremental improvements such as the M829E4 keep the M1 capable of engaging modern threats and providing the necessary capability required on the modern battlefield.

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Contracts for July 21, 2011



AIR FORCE

Harris Information Technology Services Corp., Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $64,660,233 firm-price-incentive firm-with-award-fee contract modification for the network and space operations and maintenance, maintenance and logistics support to be provided to Air Force Space Command’s 50th Space Wing. This includes configuration management, electrical power systems management, database applications support, 24-hour maintenance management, industrial safety, communications security, information management, communications network control center operations, communications circuit management, satellite control center support, computer operations support, communications-computer systems maintenance and operations and maintenance for the Defense Satellite Communications System, Secure Communication System, and MILSTAR. In addition, the network and space operations and maintenance contract will provide operations, maintenance, logistics and training support for the Air Force Satellite Control Network at remote tracking stations around the world. Maintenance and logistics support will also be provided for Global Positioning System (GPS) ground antennas and monitoring stations, software analysis and support for GPS, orbital analysis of military satellites in orbit in support of military satellite controllers and security forces at New Boston Air Station, N.H. Work will be performed at Colorado Springs, Colo. 50 CONS/GLCZW, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA2550-08-C-8011).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Hamilton Sunstrand Corp., Windsor Locks, Conn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $37,704,099 for control indicators. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is July 29, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-11-D-0064).

NAVY

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $18,346,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5437) for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships’ defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems are installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and used by more than 20 foreign militaries. This modification will be incrementally funded in the amount of $11,625,546 at time of award. After award of this modification, the total estimated contract value will be $197,548,604. This contract combines purchases for the United States government (82 percent), and the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan (18 percent combined) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,547,225 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $10,000,000 modification for planned supplemental work to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2107) for the refueling complex overhaul of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete by February 2013. 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.

SAIC Winning Contracts for Physical Security

The United States military and government needs to protect a variety of sites in Afghanistan in Iraq. These include embassy facilities, administrative sites, airbases, forward posts as well as resupply points. They have heavily invested in physical security systems including traditional items such as fortifications, x-ray systems for vehicles, as well as more high tech surveillance systems. One company that has a foothold in that market is defense contractor SAIC (SAI).

SAIC has recently been awarded multiple contracts dealing with security both to provide it and to develop new systems and methods. These have not only been for use in overseas locations but also in the United States as the U.S. has also worked on enhancing the security of their facilities here.

Earlier this week the Army gave SAIC a contract modification to continue to provide maintenance and sustainment of vehicle and cargo inspection equipment. This is worth about $44 million and work will take place not only in the U.S. but also Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Army also awarded under an existing contract a modification to purchase two complete “outpost surveillance and force protection systems”. This is an $8 million contract and no locations of the installation sites were provided.

The Air Force also purchased physical security system from SAIC. This will be installed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. SAIC is part of that service’s Electronic Systems Center’s Force Protection Security System (FPS2) contract. Under the award SAIC will also provide one years logistical support for the system.

Finally, a SAIC subsidiary, Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation (SET), a contract to purchase a portable system that could detect “suicide bombers” at a distance. That contract is worth over $48 million. The system detects potential bombers and then uses radar to analyze the target looking for returns that might indicate explosives. Over 40 of the systems have already been deployed.

The United States spends a great deal of money on protecting its personnel and assets. SAIC has obviously found work in that market sector. As long as the U.S. is involved overseas and there is a terrorist threat in the U.S. this kind of work will exist and funding will be available for these efforts. SAIC will continue to benefit from that.

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Contracts for July 20, 2011



NAVY

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Defense Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $109,245,120 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System for Navy and Marine Corps rotary aircraft. In addition, this provides for the hostile fire indication capability. Work will be performed in: Nashua, N.H. (40.2 percent); Woodland Hills, Fla. (27.6 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (12.9 percent); Danbury, Conn. (7 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (6.2 percent); Dallas, Texas (6 percent); and other sites in the United States (0.1 percent). Work will be completed in September 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through full and open competition via FAR Part 15; two offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0071).

Kollmorgen Corp, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $23,501,954 undefinitized contract action under previously awarded firm-fixed price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-only contract (N00024-11-C-5447) for the fiscal 2011 MK 20 MOD 0 Electro-Optical Sensor System units, including associated equipment, services and emergent provision item orders for spares requirements and level-of-effort engineering services. The MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System serves as a check sight and targeting sensor for anti-surface and anti-air warfare, and naval gun fire support missions, as well as ship self defense and situational awareness functions. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy, and the government of Australia (6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass. (95 percent), and Brattleboro, Vt. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2013. This contract was not competitively procured. 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.

General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $11,705,854 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-4410) for the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) fiscal 2011 extended docking phased maintenance availability. An extended docking phased maintenance availability provides for an extensive renovation and modernization of an LSD-class ship, including alterations and repairs as well as inspection and testing to all ships systems and components ensuring safe and dependable operation of the ship. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $11,705,854 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Largo, Fla., is being awarded an $11,009,124 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-5203) for a cooperative engagement capability (CEC) system for production of the AN/USG-3B systems and system test for E-2D Hawkeye aircraft. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information and making the data available to all participating CEC units. Work will be performed in Largo, Fla. (47 percent); St. Petersburg, Fla. (20 percent); Dallas, Texas (18 percent); and McKinney, Texas (15 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2013. 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.

Superlative Technologies, Inc., Ashburn, Va., is being awarded an $8,033,119 fixed-price, level-of-effort order under GSA Supply Schedule 70 to provide information technology support services for the command, control communications, and computer (C4) systems that support the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters. The scope of the contract is to provide services for program management business process improvement and operational support services to ONR as it further develops its emerging business processes supported by state of the art information technologies. ONR needs all of their legacy C4 support in one enterprise program that will support planning, program management, integration, operation, and maintenance of the communications, computer networks, software applications. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $35,661,623. Work will be performed in Ashburn, Va. (50 percent), and Arlington, Va. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed July 2012. With options exercised the completion date is July 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured under Request for Quotation N00014-11-R-0276, with nine proposals received. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00014-11-F-0276).

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Windsor Locks, Conn., is being awarded a $6,596,566 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to design and manufacture an advanced carbon dioxide removal device capable of qualification for use on a submarine. The Naval Sea Systems Command, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, investigated the possibility of utilizing a dry sorbent to remove carbon dioxide from submarine atmosphere. The dry sorbent is an animated self-assembled monolayer on mesoporous support wherein the monolayer provides the means to capture and release the carbon dioxide. The Navy is procuring innovative designs of the actual carbon dioxide removal unit that will utilize the aforementioned dry sorbent. Work is expected to be performed in Windsor Locks, Conn., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-11-C-0015).

ARMY

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Rockville, Md., was awarded a $23,679,888 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the personal and non-personal services to support the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers, to include clinics at various military treatment facilities, veteran hospitals and clinics and rehabilitation centers. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; Richmond, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Palo Alto, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Johnstown, Penn.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Carson, Colo.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Fort Hood, Texas; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and Charlottesville, Va., with an estimated completion date of March 17, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The North Atlantic Regional Contracting Office, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (W91YTZ-11-C-0033).

Rodale Electronics, Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., was awarded a $23,219,843 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of enhanced position location reporting systems dual power adapters. Work will be performed in Hauppauge, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of July 14, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-D-C207).

National Sourcing, Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded a $22,785,708 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the administrative support services for claims processing and support for written inquiries with regard to benefits and entitlements programs which are processed by the Human Resources Command. Work will be performed in Fort Knox, Ky.; Crystal City, Va.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Fort Lewis, Wash., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the contracting activity (W9124D-11-C-0011).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $20,913,483 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 75 technicians, for a one-year period of performance, necessary for underbody improvement kits installation on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0111).

Global Integrated Security USA, Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide security support services throughout Afghanistan in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 11, 2012. Six bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W917PM-08-D-0001).

Cajun Constructors, Inc., Baton Rouge, La., was awarded an $8,373,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of the Highway 18 crossing and Union Pacific railroad floodgate in support of the West Bank and vicinity hurricane protection project. Work will be performed in Lake Cataouatche, St. Charles Parish, La., with an estimated completion date of May 16, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912PB-11-C-0051).

AIR FORCE

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Greenville, Texas, is being awarded a $16,897,859 firm-fixed-price contract to incorporate the purchase of deployment labor required to support the deployment of C-27J aircraft to Afghanistan by issuing a delivery order against the subject contract. ASC/WLNJ, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-07-D-0099).

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a $9,222,544 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Foreign Military Sales Peace Drive II ALQ-211 (V) 9 integration. The AN/ALQ-213 countermeasures set (CMS) integrates electronic warfare suite functions by providing centralized control/resources management of the F-16 defensive suite. The ALQ-213 CMS software will be tailored in this technical task to integrate the AN/ALQ-211 (V) 9 into the existing F-16 A/B MLU Peace Drive II electronic warfare suite. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Ga., and is expected to be completed July 2014. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4000).

MDA Gives Boeing Contract Modification to Cover Delay in Awarding New Contract

The United States’ Missile Defense Agency (MDA) developed and deployed the Ground Based Missile Defense system over the last twenty years. This operates several interceptors in Alaska and utilizes sensors across the world. At one time it was to be expanded into Europe but the Obama Administration cancelled those plans and decided to invest in more ship based systems as well as shorter ranged Army programs.

Boeing (BA) has been the lead contractor on the program for most of its life. Once development and deployment was completed the company had a contract to maintain and operate the system. Last year MDA decided to put that contract out for renewal and bids were received from Boeing’s team and one made up of Raytheon (RTN) and Northrop Grumman (NOC).

The contract was supposed to have been awarded this summer but the MDA decided to delay the selection until early Fiscal Year 12. The contract is very large and both groups of bidders have worked hard to win it. Obviously Boeing as the incumbent does not want to lose this work.

Because of the delay in selecting a new vendor the MDA announced this week that they are awarding Boeing a contract modification to cover the delay. This is necessary as the system does need to be able to operate while the source selection continues. The value of the modification is almost $37 million and brings the total contract value to close to $700 million.

The U.S. will continue its investment into missile defense for the next several years. The current focus is on increasing the capability of the current AEGIS ship based system with newer radars and missiles. The Army has a version of the PATRIOT air defense missile and the larger THAAD system. The existing ground based system while it will not necessarily see the planned expansion will still be operated as well and the award of the support contract is eagerly awaited by the bidders.

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Contracts for July 19, 2011



MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification, option exercise, under contract HQ0147-09-C-0007 to The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Ala. The total value of this contract modification is $36,670,439, increasing the total contract value to $696,947,325. Under this contract modification, the contractor will manage the Ground-based Midcourse (GMD) Defense Weapon System sustainment and operations support to include system sustainment, training, and operations support of the GMD mission assets. The work will be performed in Fort Greely, Alaska, and Colorado Springs, Colo. The performance period is from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The MDA, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., is modifying a $24,509,183 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a contract modification of the existing engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) high component. This fiscal 2011 contract action will incorporate both hardware and software modifications which provide the groundwork for the overall SBIRS Survivable/Endurable Evolution (S2E2) program upgrade for fiscal 2012 and beyond. The contractor will perform a fiscal 2011 antenna platform subsystems vendor selection and provide sustainment support to the SBIRS program with a mobile ground system second path radio upgrade and S2E2 fiscal 2011 engineering and labs development. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colo., and is expected to be completed December 2012. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-0017).

Accenture Federal Services, L.L.C., Reston, Va., is modifying a $7,081,501 firm-fixed-price contract for the Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System which provides a system designed to allow U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Air Force the ability to reduce and ultimately eliminate reliance of legacy stove-piped systems. This modification is being issued to continue the post production support of the current contract to allow the system integrator to achieve system stabilization. Work will be performed at Reston, Va., and is expected to be completed October 2011. ESC/HIQK, Wright-Patterson, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8770-06-F-8001).

NAVY

BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems, L.L.P., Sealy, Texas, is being awarded a $10,198,021 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order #0011 under a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5030) for the procurement of field service representative mechanics to provide vehicle maintenance support for Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 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.

Intevac Photonics, Inc.*, Santa Clara, Calif., is being awarded a $9,596,806 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development that will improve and characterize the performance of the ISIE4000 electron bombarded active pixel sensor night vision camera in support of various Navy aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, Calif., and is expected to be completed in July 2016. This contract was competitively procured via Broad Agency Announcement, with one offer received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-11-D-0034).

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Cubic Receives Strategic Port Security Contract in Panama — Press Release

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Cubic Receives Strategic Port Security Contract in Panama

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2011) – Cubic Applications, Inc., a mission support services subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), has received a new, nine-month contract from the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) to provide seaport security assessments and training for six ports in Panama.

Cubic’s contract covers the six principal port facilities in Panama, four container ports/terminals, and two cruise ship terminals. It includes the Port of Balboa, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, and the Port of Cristobal, Port of Cristobal Cruise Terminal, Manzanillo Container Terminal, Colon Container Terminal, and Colon Cruise Terminal, all located on the Caribbean side of Panama.

“This is a strategic win-win project for both the Organization of American States and Cubic,” stated Al Sargeant, vice president and general manager of the Information Operations Division of Cubic Applications, Inc. “We understand that developing a truly effective maritime security program requires the full support of all maritime industry stakeholders. Cubic looks forward to being an active partner in the combined efforts of the OAS member states, the OAS and its Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) to enhance the overall maritime security environment in the Americas. We are committed to do our part to enhance both the safety of passengers and the efficient throughput of cargo, which we recognize as essential to the economic well-being and security of OAS member states.”

“By conducting seaport security training for Panama, the OAS and Cubic are providing an invaluable service to the maritime industry worldwide, since so much of the world’s cargo goes through the Panama Canal,” said Peter Miller, Director of Maritime Security Programs for Cubic Applications, Inc. “Panama is also an important destination for commercial cruise ships. Therefore, the project is an important OAS contribution to the security of passengers throughout the Americas through which Cubic can share not only its security expertise but also make strategic contacts with government and industry leaders.”

Cubic’s Maritime Security Directorate, based in Tampa, Florida, part of the Information Operations Division, will perform the security assessments and training. Cubic will examine physical security, cargo and access controls, customs procedures, critical infrastructure, screening techniques for passengers and crews, passenger and cargo security, and emergency consequence management at each port or terminal.

Cubic’s standard assessments include mitigation strategies and an analysis of the specific skills that security officers require to be effective in security, counterterrorism and law enforcement operations. OAS reviews these assessments and approves training plans.

“We review their overall security posture, and put together a series of reports which we send to the OAS,” Miller stated. “We also conduct a port security training assessment of each of the facilities, and that training report is also submitted to the OAS, who will decide what training to provide.”

Cubic has previously conducted seaport security assessments and training for the OAS in the ports of Buenaventura in Colombia; Manzanillo, Coatzacoalcos, Cozumel and Los Cabos in Mexico; and El Callao in Peru. It has also trained port officials in Trinidad & Tobago as well as Saint Vincent & The Grenadines.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world’s leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company’s Web site at www.cubic.com.

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