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Contracts for October 31, 2011



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Alliant Techsystems, Missile Products, Defense Electronics Systems, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $54,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production, three, of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). This contract provides for the conversion of 51 U.S. government-provided AGM-88B high-speed anti radiation missiles into 44 AGM-88E AARGM all-up-round (AUR)/captive air training (CATM) missile systems for the U.S. Navy; and seven AGM-88E AARGM AURs/CATMs missile systems for the government of Italy, including related supplies and services. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif. (89.2 percent); Fusaro, Italy (7.5 percent); Ridgecrest, Calif. (1.7 percent); Piacenza, Italy (1.4 percent); and Clearwater, Fla. (0.2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in May 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $517,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($47,150,000; 87 percent) and the government of Italy ($7,250,000; 13 percent). The AARGM Italian Cooperative Program is in accordance with the Production Sustainment and Follow-On Development Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Navy and the Italian Ministry of Defense. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-12-C-2005).

Vigor Marine, L.L.C., Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $14,240,406 firm-fixed-price contract for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of Military Sealift Command submarine tender USS Frank Cable. The overhaul will include replacing switchboards and the ship’s electrical power control panel, replacing LP turbine rotors and steel, installing fuel oil overflow headers, and conducting machinery and habitability overhauls and repairs. This contract includes an option, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $20,102,767. Work will be performed in Portland, Ore., and is expected to be completed June 15, 2012. With options exercised, work will be completed July 1, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $20,102,767 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by posting the solicitation via Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with four offers received. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-12-C-7501).

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $13,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) to exercise an option for fiscal 2012 class services in support of class product fabrication, delivery, engineering, and engineering support of the Zumwalt-class destroyer. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (95 percent), and Gulfport, Miss. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2012. 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.

IAP World Services, Inc., Cape Canaveral, Fla., is being awarded an $11,800,592 firm- modification under a fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40080-07-D-0470) to exercise option five for base operating support services at Naval Air Station Patuxent River; Webster Outlying Field; and Solomons Recreation Center. The work to be performed provides for base operating services including all labor, supervision, management, tools, materials, equipment, facilities, transportation, and other items necessary to provide facility, refuse collection, swimming pools, wastewater, water and environmental maintenance services. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $84,392,015. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (91 percent); Solomons, Md. (5 percent); St. Inigoes, Md. (2 percent); and Point Lookout, Md. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $8,918,272 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Public Works Department, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

MEB General Contractors, Chesapeake, Va., is being awarded a $7,971,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of the bulk storage and distribution facility at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a new pump house; three 600 gallons per minute pumps; one stand-by pump; filter separators; pipeline inspection gauge launcher/receiver; JP-8 fuel above-ground storage tank; 4,000 gallon product recovery tank; fire alarm; leak detection device; cathodic protection system; and 8-inch fuel transfer line; utilities and site improvements; and the removal of an aged pump house, pumps, and fuel transfer line. Work will be performed in Camp Spring, Md., and is expected to be completed by May 2013. 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 eight proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N40080-12-C-2004).

MIL Corp., Bowie, Md., is being awarded a $7,861,098 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, technical, and management services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Division, which supports the Navy’s research, development, test, and evaluation networks. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured under FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-12-C-0007).

Ten Technologies the U.S. Military Needs for the Next War – November 2011

In this podcast, we explore the ten technologies the U.S. Military needs for the next war.


KBR Receives Further Iraq Contract

President Obama may have announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing all of its troops from Iraq by the end of this year but that does not mean the U.S. is leaving the country that it invaded almost 9 years ago. The State Department and other Government agencies will still maintain a presence and provide support to the Iraqi Government.

This means that those entities will still require logistical support themselves. Under the existing Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV run by the U.S. Army a task order was awarded to KBR (KBR) to provide housekeeping services for that personnel. The TO has a value of over $500 million for its two years if both are executed.

The size of the award indicates that the U.S. Government will need a great deal of support during those two years. KBR will provide basic services such as facilities, utilities, food service, laundry, transport as well as other types of support.

The LOGCAP contracts have been controversial as they have had billing problems and issues since their inception. They have had the ability though to allow the U.S. to get the necessary services they need to support thousands of troops and other personnel across Iraq in very trying conditions. They are omnibus service contracts allowing what type of support needed to be bought.

Because of the nature of the U.S. armed forces today and their structure they are now reliant on contracted support for most housekeeping services and contracts like LOGCAP are inevitable. Combined with the fast changing nature of requirements in Iraq which quickly went from invasion to stabilization to counter insurgency operations the LOGCAP needed to be awarded quickly and executed.

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Contracts for October 28, 2011

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Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $83,739,829 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N62793-07-C-0001) to exercise an option for the fiscal 2012 continuation of advance planning efforts to prepare and make ready for the defueling and inactivation of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and its reactor plants. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $5,000,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems Corp.*, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,007,288 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6207) for phase three engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Topic N03-220, “Extensible After Action Review Acquisition, Retrieval and Storage System.” The concept for this SBIR is to identify technologies that can be used to address emerging non-propulsion electronics system network administration training and maintenance support requirements while concurrently supporting test data collection and analysis requirements. This procurement will use the prototype products, processes, and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR phases one and two efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to air, surface, and undersea warfare combatants. Progeny Systems will also procure analogous technology products that result from the engineering studies and engineering development models as needed. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Sees Slowing With Latest Earnings Report

Raytheon (RTN) also posted their third quarter results and did not do so well as some of its peers. Not only did earnings and profits fall from a year ago the company is more pessimistic about the whole of 2011. While several other defense contractors also saw reduced sales they all were able to increase profit due to cost cutting efforts and how their money was earned.

Raytheon on the other hand who specializes in radars and missiles reported profit of $1.43 a share which is well below last year’s $1.94. Sales were $6.13 billion only down a little. Analysts had expected lower earnings on more revenue.

Raytheon also lowered its predictions for the year from $25.5 – 26.3 billion to $25 to 25.3 billion. The company suffered as sales at its Integrated Defense Systems were lower due to reduced demand for its electronic systems and sales of the PATRIOT air defense missile. The Network Centric Systems vision also suffered. Other divisions did better but overall the company saw lower profit.

The company is hoping that foriegn sales of systems like the PATRIOTS and air launched missiles will help make up for any further reductions in U.S. defense spending. The company is bidding on the Army’s Joint Air-to-Ground (JAGM) missile system which will be used from helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and has the potential for several billion in sales. They are teamed with Boeing (BA) and competing against Lockheed Martin (LMT).

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Coffee and Protein ~ A New, All-in-One, Healthy Beverage for the Troops — Press Release

Coffee and Protein ~ A New, All-in-One, Healthy Beverage for the Troops

Entrepreneur Couple Donates CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® to Operation Gratitude

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — One of the top requested items from the U.S. Troops is protein drinks and bars, a convenient way of getting sustenance for our active military. Of course, a cup of Joe has long been a popular staple for the troops. CLICKco LLC has donated over 35,000 servings of CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® to Operation Gratitude so the troops can now get their coffee and protein all in one.

Each serving of CLICK contains 15 grams of protein, a double-shot of real espresso coffee, 23 essential vitamins and minerals with a taste that’s more like a gourmet, coffee-house drink rather than a typical protein shake. “I was thrilled when Greg Smith, Co-Founder of CLICKco LLC, contacted us to donate such a fabulous product,” said Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude. “With limited space in our packages, and minimal room in the troops’ living quarters, we are always looking for products that combine delicious taste with healthy nutrition. CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is a perfect addition to the Operation Gratitude Care Packages.”

CLICK by definition means to connect, make a success. “We are so honored to be making this positive connection with the troops,” shares CLICKco LLC Co-founder, Greg Smith. “Combining coffee for energy and protein to stabilize blood sugar, this 1-2 combination helps to provide the essential energy and nutrition support that the troops need along with a gourmet, coffee-house taste that they can enjoy hot or cold.”

About Operation Gratitude (http://www.OperationGratitude.com)

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way, to their Children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors recovering in transition units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people.

Operation Gratitude receives the names of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from commanders in the field who see the positive impact of care packages on their troops’ morale. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 700,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.

About CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® (http://www.drinkclick.com)

CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is the brainchild of life-long fitness buffs and entrepreneur couple, Greg and Beth Smith. The innovative idea for CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® started just a couple of years ago. The healthier beverage solution has clearly “CLICKed” with consumers; now CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is available nationwide in over 350 The Vitamin Shoppe stores and is a top rated nutrition drink at http://www.Amazon.com. CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is also available at a variety of online retailers including http://www.GNC.com, http://www.Drugstore.com and http://www.drinkclick.com.

For more information and additional press releases, log on to http://www.drinkclick.com.

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Contracts for October 27, 2011



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L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $26,344,361 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60, and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev. Work will be performed in Fallon, Nev., and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $26,344,361 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $19,453,196 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0004) to exercise an option for security, project engineering, integrated logistics support, VH training, and technical manual updates in support of the VH-60N and VH-3D presidential helicopter fleet. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (88 percent), and Quantico, Va. (12 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Funds will not be obligated at time of award. 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.

Mimar Architects, Inc.*, Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a maximum $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, architect-engineering contract for civil/structural/architectural/mechanical/electrical/fire protection services in support of projects at military installations throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for architect-engineering services including, but not limited to: building construction and addition of special projects and military construction facilities; general building renovation work; life safety code studies; marine facilities; facility planning; plans; specifications; design-bid-build packages; design-build request for proposal packages; government collateral equipment lists; project preliminary hazard analysis; obtaining permits and regulatory approvals; review of contract submittals; field consultation and inspection during construction; United States Green Building Council leadership in energy and environmental design; checklists and sustainable design reports; operation and maintenance support information; sustainable engineering design practices; and record documentation preparation. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $85,293 to provide support services for the repairs and renovations to Building 534, at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by February 2012. 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 October 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $85,293 are obligated on this award and 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 (N40085-12-D-1700).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes, Troy, Ohio, was issued a modification on the current contract SPRHA1-09-C-0042/P00008. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $14,319,535 for C-130 main wheel and brake assemblies. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There were four solicitations made with two responses. Type of appropriation is Improved Item Replacement Program Supply Management Activity using fiscal 2012 funds. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Ogden, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Cyber Security Asia — Conference

Cyber Security Asia

Date: 9 – 10 November 2011
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

SMi proudly presents the launch of its inaugural Cyber Security Asia conference and exhibition, which will be held in Singapore on 9th and 10th November 2011. The conference offers you the opportunity to hear from International Cyber Commands and assess how Cyber Commands are conducting full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains.

Cyberspace concerns extend throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and they are increasingly playing key roles in how nations define security and threats. Traditional area geopolitical rivalries are enhanced by the potential for cyber operations, and nations once secure behind rugged borders or vast bodies of water now face potential threats to their national infrastructure through a realm that knows no borders.

Don’t miss the chance to meet and network with a diverse mixture of international experts from the Cyber Security community. Taking part in this event will ensure you are kept fully updated with the latest challenges, threats and solutions, so that you stay at the forefront of this important sector.

The Cyber Security Asia conference taking place on the 9th and 10th November will run parallel with the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, where vendors will showcase their latest products, technology and solutions for the Cyber Security community.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/cybersecurityasia34.asp. Alternatively, contact Stuart McLaren at Tel: +44 (0)207 827 6110 or Email: [email protected]

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Defense Contractor Earnings Continue to Be Steady

Several of the larger U.S. defense contractors released their quarterly statements this week and so far the trend has been to remain steady or show growth. As of now the planned reduction in U.S. defense spending has not yet seriously affected their performance but many expressed concerns with future plans and trends in the industry.

Lockheed Martin (LMT) saw an increase in profit compared to last year’s quarter of almost 25%. Profit was $700 million on revenues of $12.1 billion compared to the previous $560 million. The company though had a charge of almost $40 million related to cuts in its workforce.

Lockheed also expressed concerns with statements by the Pentagon that in the next batch of production F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that it should share in some of the costs caused by design changes related to testing results. This would be a major change in how defense procurements are normally done and could open up Lockheed for a large amount of liability and cost. The company and some in Congress have been meeting with Defense Department officials to push back on the idea of shared liability.

General Dynamics (GD) reported a slight increase in profits to $1.80 a share up ten cents from last year. This was on lower revenues of $7.85 billion compared to $8. GD expects for the year to deliver $7.15-$7.20 a share in earnings. The company like all of the other large contractors will continue plans to lower costs and shed employees over the next year to position itself for cuts in spending.

Northrop Grumman (NOC) also had an increase in profits. They were up 4.6% to $1.86 a share on slightly lower revenue of $6.61 billion. The growth was due to sales at their electronic systems segment as aerospace systems and information systems were lower. The company does expect overall earnings for the year to be higher then previously stated at $6.95-$7.05 a share. Northrop also saw pension impacts affect their earnings related to eliminating some jobs. Northrop had earlier this year spun off their naval systems business into Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) which reduced revenue substantially.

Boeing (BA) also did well beating analyst estimates by 36 cents at $1.46 a share. Boeing’s net income was over a billion dollars an increase of almost $260 million compared to last quarter on sales of $17.7 billion. Boeing is different from other defense contractors in that 50% or more of their business is commercial aviation. This earnings report was dominated by discussion of the 787 airliner which has just started deliveries and service with airlines. Boeing delivered more jets this quarter then last and has sold out almost 8 years of 787 production. Boeing too will look at reducing overhead and cost structure on their defense side in order to compete in what is expected to be a tight market.

So far earnings by defense contractors have yet to see the effects of the end of fighting in Iraq, plans to draw down Afghanistan and expected cuts in defense spending. Although the 2012 budget has yet to be finished it is expected to be flat. The Government is already making decisions on ending programs such as radios, missiles and potentially vehicle systems. Next year may not be so good and 2013 might be much worse. All of the companies are looking at their costs and how to deal with a Defense Department that is pushing initiatives to reduce prices and risk in acquisition programs. As illustrated by the F-35 the contractors will only do so much to absorb this risk and the related costs.

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CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team Receives DoD Top 5 Programs Award — Press Release

CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team Receives DoD Top 5 Programs Award

STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team won the Department of Defense Systems Engineering Top 5 Programs Award today at the annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference Award Luncheon in San Diego, Calif.

The National Defense Industry Association presented the prestigious award to the CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team, consisting of both Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation engineers, in recognition of excellence in the application of systems engineering practices resulting in highly successful DoD programs, as exemplified by their 2010 performance.

“The evaluation team, made up of senior individuals from across the Department of Defense, felt that the CH-53K program’s efforts are clearly in keeping with the award’s intent to honor programs who ‘demonstrate successful implementation of systems engineering best practices resulting in program success,'” said Col. Donald W. Robbins, Chairman of the Top 5 Awards Evaluation Team.

“The CH-53K Systems Engineering Team worked hard over the past few years and we are seeing the benefits of a disciplined and systematic approach,” said Col. Robert Pridgen, USMC, H-53 Heavy Lift program manager. “The Systems Engineering Team set the foundation for us to deliver a marinized, heavy-lifting helicopter that meets the future war fighting requirements of the Marine Corps, sustains the expeditionary capabilities and is supportable, maintainable and reliable throughout its entire lifecycle.”

David Zack, Sikorsky’s CH-53K Helicopter Program Manager, said the recognition is extremely rewarding and validates the approach taken by the CH-53K Systems Engineering Team, including its government partners as well as its 150 industry partners, to integrate systems engineering process and principles from the program’s inception.

“It is an honor for the CH-53K helicopter program to be recognized with this award, particularly because it is the system engineering approach that has successfully established the key processes and procedures throughout each stage of the program,” Zack said. “These principles are deeply rooted within the joint Sikorsky/Navy integrated product teams. This close collaboration continues to create a solid foundation as the program moves forward and a balanced approach in bringing the best capability to the customer at the right cost.”

Dr. Michael Torok, Sikorsky Vice President and Chief Engineer for Marine Corps Programs, noted that focusing on requirements stability, functional and physical system integration, and risk management is essential to success. “We took lessons learned from other programs and existing system engineering processes and established an integrated program approach that has proven successful,” Torok said.

The CH-53K Helicopter Ground Test Vehicle, the first of five prototype aircraft to be built, is currently being built at Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly and Flight Operations facility in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The CH-53K heavy lift helicopter will replace the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter. First flight is expected to occur during fiscal year 2014.

The CH-53K helicopter will maintain virtually the same footprint as its predecessor, the three-engine CH-53E SUPER STALLION™ helicopter, but will nearly triple the payload to 27,000 pounds over 110 nautical miles under “high hot” ambient conditions. The CH-53E helicopter is currently the largest, most powerful marinized helicopter in the world. It is deployed from Marine Corps amphibious assault ships to transport personnel and equipment and to carry external (sling) cargo loads.

The CH-53K helicopter’s maximum gross weight (MGW) with internal loads is 74,000 pounds compared to 69,750 pounds for the CH-53E aircraft. The CH-53K’s MGW with external loads is 88,000 pounds as compared to 73,500 for the CH-53E helicopter.

Features of the CH-53K helicopter include: a modern glass cockpit; fly-by-wire flight controls; fourth generation rotor blades with anhedral tips; a low-maintenance elastomeric rotor head; upgraded engines; a locking cargo rail system; external cargo handling improvements; survivability enhancements; and improved reliability, maintainability and supportability.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). United Technologies Corp. is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning potential production and sale of helicopters. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in government procurement priorities and practices, budget plans or availability of funding or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

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Contracts for October 26, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

World Fuel Services Europe, Ltd., London, United Kingdom, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum $938,401,050 for jet fuel. Other location of performance is Transit Center Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Using service is Air Force. The requirement was solicited on a full and open, competitive basis with four offers received. Type of appropriation is Defense Working Capital Funds using fiscal 2012 -- fiscal 2013 funds. The performance period is one base year with two six-month option periods. The date of performance completion is Oct. 25, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-1002).

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Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Arlington, Va. (N65236-12-D-4800); ManTech SRS Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va. (N65236-12-D-4801); Schafer Corp., Arlington, Va. (N65336-12-D-4802); and System Planning Corp., Arlington, Va. (N65236-12-D-4803), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract for advance technical engineering services to support Defense Advance Research Project Agency/Tactical Technology Office programs and initiatives. Each contractor will be awarded $6,250 at the time of award. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to a combined estimated $150,000,000. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va. (95 percent), and Charleston, S.C. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until October 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $91,151,493 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2118) for lead yard services efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (91.1 percent); Newport News, Va. (4 percent); Quonset. R.I. (3.5 percent); and Newport, R.I. (1.4 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems, U.S. Combat Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $73,000,000 fixed-price incentive-fee firm target undefinitized contract action for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) for DDG 1002. The AGS is a 155mm, vertically loaded, stabilized gun mount that is capable of storing, programming, and firing the Long Range Land Attack Projectile. It is a fully automated weapon system capable of firing 10 rounds per minute supplied via a fully automated magazine loading system. The gun’s primary mission is land attack. The Zumwalt-class destroyer will employ two AGS gun mounts and magazines in support of ground expeditionary forces. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $168,000,000. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (40 percent), Minneapolis, Minn. (30 percent), and Cordova, Ala. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2018. 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 D.C, is the contracting activity (N00024-12-C-5311).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., was awarded on Oct. 25, 2011, a not-to-exceed $64,500,000 modification under previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee completion contract (N00030-11-C-0100) to exercise contract line item number 0030 to deliver the following Trident II life extension components to Strategic Systems Programs: 12 flight control electronic assemblies; two active inert missile (AIM) flight control electronic assemblies; 12 command sequencer assemblies; 12 interlocks package assemblies; two AIM interlocks package assemblies; and 12 missile inverters. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. (53.5 percent); Bloomington, Minn. (15.2 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (12.4 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (11.5 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3.7 percent); Camarillo, Calif. (2.5 percent); and Middletown, Pa. (1.2 percent). Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $16,884,918 modification, which exercises priced research, development, test and evaluation options under previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for continuation of construction preparation efforts for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Huntington Ingalls Industries will provide all services and material in preparation for construction which will include necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detailed design and procurement of long lead material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data; and other data to support the anticipated ship detail design and construction of CVN 79. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $16,884,918 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Va., is being awarded an $119,715,682 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, test, and deployment of Increment 10.2, modernization of the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System. Increment 10.2 is intended to bring net-centric capabilities to the Geographic Air and Space Operations Center Weapons Systems, thereby allowing data to flow seamlessly across various platforms and process workflows rather than being locked in separate information technology system “silos” to be accessed and retransmitted by humans, as is the process today. Increment 10.2 capabilities will be fielded to the Geographic Air and Space Operations Centers; a help desk at Langley Air Force Base, Va.; and the Formal Training Unit at Hurlburt Field, Fla. In addition, the modernization contractor will be responsible for maintaining interoperability and sustainment of the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System baseline, to include site-specific tailoring. The primary location of performance is Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Va. Electronic Systems Center (ESC/HSGK), Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8707-12-C-0002).

L3 Communications Corp., Systems Field Support, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $21,296,938 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract modification for contractor logistics support for the C-12 aircraft for Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Materiel Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Defense Security Cooperation Agency, consisting of maintenance, repair, and support functions for one year from Nov. 1, 2011, through Oct. 31, 2012. The location of performance is L3 Communications, Systems Field Support, Madison, Miss. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC/GKSKH), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-11-D-0002-P00005 and Order 0002).

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., is being awarded a $10,506,529 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost contract modification to exercise Award Term Option Year 2 for the Joint Terminal Engineering Office (JTEO) and the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Program. This contract modification will provide systems engineering and integration support to the Military Satellite Communications System Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, in support of JTEO/GBS through Oct. 21, 2012. The locations of performance are McLean, Va., and Herndon, Va. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-08-F-0003, P00049).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Duke University, Durham, N.C., is being awarded a $15,553,239 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (HR0011-10-C-0073). Current imaging systems are fundamentally limited in field of view and resolution; wide field of view and high resolution cannot be achieved using conventional camera design. On the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Maximally Scalable Optical Sensor Array Imaging with Computation Program, Duke University seeks to overcome the limits of conventional imaging system designs and demonstrate the feasibility of near-linear growth of optical information throughput with increasing imaging system scale. The efficacy of the technology will be demonstrated by developing an unprecedented 10 to 50 giga pixel with 114-degree field of view. P00006 exercises phase two, option one. Work will be performed in Durham, N.C. (25.14 percent); Champaign, Ill. (12.57 percent); Cambridge, Mass. (2.12 percent); McKinney, Texas (4.53 percent); Rochester, N.Y. (8.11 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.81 percent); Thousand Oaks, Calif. (31.81 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (8.90 percent); La Jolla, Calif. (3.01 percent). The work is expected to be completed by April 27, 2013. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Defence Exports Asia-Pacific — Conference

Date: 1st & 2nd February 2012
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Every year new export controls, regulations and laws are introduced and it is pivotal that defence contractors comply with these new regulations.

Following the success of Defence Exports in Europe, the conference is heading to the Asian market to discuss the major Defence Export controls and regulations in the region. SMi is therefore proud to present Defence Exports Asia-Pacific, which will be held in Singapore on 1st & 2nd February 2012. With speakers from across Asia and the three U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defence and State, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

With key topics being discussed from the latest ITAR and EAR regulations to the latest treaties being introduced in the region, take this chance to network with the key policy makers and participate in interactive panel discussions on all the talked about export controls. Listen to industry examples of how to comply with the new regulations, controls and laws so your company does not get caught out.

Defence Exports is a major discussion area within the Defence arena and this conference will provide a fantastic insight into the Asia Export Controls and the future for Defence Exports in the region.

Hear key presentations from our international speakers:

• Angelina Gurunathan, Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia
• Naeem Azid, Director, Licensing and Regulations, Strategic Export Control Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
• Donald Pearce, Commercial Consul, US Consulate General (Singapore)
• David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls and Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, UK
• Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
• Robert. S. Kovac, Managing Director, Directorate of Defence Trade Controls, US Department of State
• James Hursch, Director of the Defence Technology Security Administration (DTSA), US Department of Defense
• Ian Stewart, Lead Researcher on Proliferation Procurement & Anti-Proliferation in the Private Sector, Ministry of Defence, UK

To view our conference agenda and full speaker line-up, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/defence-exportsasia38.asp.

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Two More Major Armored Vehicle Contracts Announced

Following up on Canada’s decision to award General Dynamics (GD) a contract to upgrade their existing fleet of LAV III armored vehicles two more major contracts were announced this week by the U.S. and United Kingdom related to their existing vehicle systems. While there are new armored vehicle programs in development the trend right now is to continue to procure and upgrade existing ones.

First the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced that they had awarded Lockheed Martin (LMT) a contract to upgrade their Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) personnel transports. The Warrior is similar to the M2 Bradley and did see heavy use in Iraq. The goal of the over $1.6 billion contract is to extend the life of the Warrior out beyond 2040. The work will be done in Britain at the Lockheed facilities there. The upgrade program will add armor, new weapons and improvements to the turrets.

General Dynamics in the U.S. also received a production contract for more Stryker Interim Combat Vehicles (ICV). The Stryker is a wheeled armored vehicle that comes in different versions including troop transport, mortar, ambulance and anti-tank vehicle. It was originally planned to be a bridge between the current heavy armored force of M1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradly IFV until the new Future Combat Systems (FCS) program delivered its family of vehicles. The FCS was cancelled in 2009. The Stryker has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan and this contract worth about $350 million is for a further 177 vehicles with improved armor and double hull to provide better protection against IED and mines.

The U.S. is working on a M2 replacement called the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV). This is in the early stages of development with two EMD contracts recently awarded. Due to a protest by one of the losing bidders the program is on hold. Canada and the U.K. have decided for now to invest in upgrading the capabilities of their existing systems rather then develop a new one. The GCV and these different upgrades reflect the experience of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan with a focus on better armor, improved weapons and networked capability.

With the withdrawals from these countries there should be a decline in investment in new systems and the manufacturers will have to look to other sources for contracts. The work though upgrading and “resetting” existing systems should be available over the next 5 years or so.

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Ramora UK’s New Diving Service Unmatched Outside The Armed Forces — Press Release

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Ramora UK’s New Diving Service Unmatched Outside The Armed Forces

Tuesday 25th October 2011

Ramora UK, world-class experts in dealing with items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and the associated risks, has announced a new service offering to be delivered by a highly qualified bespoke bomb disposal diving team.

Comprising of former Royal Navy Clearance Divers, the team will provide a truly global service, including operations in past and present conflict zones. Able to deploy as a stand-alone, fully self contained unit from a range of vessels this new service represents considerable time and cost savings for clients, the specialist unit will undertake UXO search and disposal operations down to a maximum depth of 50m. (For operations at greater depths, Ramora UK will continue to use its proven remote-controlled REODS system). Using many of the skills and techniques employed by Royal Navy divers, all operations will be conducted in accordance with HSE best practice and utilise state of the art diving equipments.

Outside of the armed forces, Ramora UK will be the first and only organisation in the UK providing this level of reactive UXO service. Indeed, in some areas, the company’s capabilities and experience now exceed those that can be deployed by the MOD.

Ramora UK anticipate that demand for this new service will come from a number of quarters, including the offshore oil and gas industry and, increasingly, from the offshore renewables sector.

According to David Welch MIExpE, Ramora UK’s Managing Director:

“We are confident that our new UXO Clearance Diving service, a unique offering in the commercial world, will give us a truly distinctive edge and confirm our world-class expertise in the UXO field.”

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Contracts for October 25, 2011



AIR FORCE

General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $17,503,911 firm-fixed-price contract for the service life extension program kits and time compliance technical order upgrade kits in support of the upgrade of eight Egyptian Air Force F110 engines. The location of the performance is General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. 848th Supply Chain Management Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8122-09-G-001-0019).

L-3 Communications Corp., Communications Systems – East Division, Camden, N. J., is being awarded a $9,585,657 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for advanced extremely high frequency/special test equipment systems and three interface tester adapters; training course and maintenance manuals; technical data package (Level 3); building and installing one duplicate advanced extremely high frequency/special test equipment tester; and three interface tester adapters; data, and cost-reimbursable travel. The location of performance is L-3 Communications, Camden, N.J. Electronic Systems Center, Cryptologic Systems Contracting Division (ESC/HNCK), San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-12-C-1000).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., is being awarded a $7,147,416 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activities a), genre-independent translation and information retrieval system; b), human-machine communication system; c), human-human dialogue system; and d), Arabic dialect components. Work will be performed in Menlo Park, Calif. (50.22 percent); Flushing, N.Y. (2.49 percent); New York, N.Y. (11.39 percent); Hong Kong (2.41 percent); Portland, Ore. (1.00 percent); Rochester, N.Y. (1.58 percent); Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (2.41 percent); Seattle, Wash. (6.56 percent); Marseille, France (2.56 percent); Amherst, Mass. (10.68 percent); Richardson, Texas (1.26 percent); and Sunnyvale, Calif. (7.43 percent). The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-12-C-0016).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Gulfport Aviation Partners, L.L.C.*, Houston, Texas, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $6,603,727 for jet fuel. Other location of performance is Gulfport Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0001).

*Small business

India To Announce New Fighter In November

The Indian Government yesterday stated that it had completed their evaluation of the offset reports submitted by the two bidders for their new fighter program. This will allow Eurofighter and Dassault to submit their final offers with a goal of announcing the winner in November.

The two Western European companies were chosen from among a total of six offerors to go on in the contest after a series of evaluations earlier this year. Lockheed Martin (LMT), Boeing (BA), MiG and SAAB had also proposed aircraft but their proposals were knocked out after a series of reviews and flight demonstrations.

Since Brazil’s contest for a similar combat aircraft has seemed to stall the Indian contract is one of the largest foreign sales available at about $10 billion and became very important as the U.S. and Europe plan to reduce their defense spending. With the U.S. focusing on the F-35 from Lockheed and countries like Great Britain, Germany and France ending their buys of the Eurofighter there has been little sales for other fighters. The Dassault Rafael and SAAB Gripen have not found another user other then the home nation as well which put pressure on them to try and keep their production line going.

The elimination of the two U.S. aircraft was also a surprise as India had been looking to that country for more equipment. This has included purchases of Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft and C-17 transports. The choice not to have one of their fighters continue into the next round dealt a blow to the U.S. defense contractors hope of selling more to India.

When the decision is made it will mark the end to an over four year acquisition process with a hope that there will not be any corruption issues as has happened with so many Indian procurement programs in the past. The new fighter is a key component of the upgrading of the capabilities of India.

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Nation’s Third Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials — Press Release

Nation’s Third Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials

MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team completed Builder’s Sea Trials for Fort Worth, the nation’s third littoral combat ship.

The trials – a coordinated effort between the U.S. Navy and the Lockheed Martin team including Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) – were conducted in the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. They included operational testing of the vessel’s propulsion, communications, navigation and mission systems, as well as all support systems.

“Successful completion of Builder’s Sea Trials means we are on track for the Navy’s Acceptance Trials, putting us a big step closer to getting the Navy the ships it needs,” said Joe North, vice president of littoral ship systems for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Sensors business. “We support the Navy’s effort to grow their fleet affordably and effectively.”

The rigorous trial period included maneuverability tests; high-speed runs; power and navigation system checks; rescue boat launch and recovery; and tracking exercises, as well as other ship and system evaluations.

Following the successful completion of Builder’s Sea Trials, Fort Worth returned to MMC to prepare for Acceptance Trials. LCS 3 will be delivered to the Navy next year and its home port will be San Diego, Calif.

Fort Worth, the second Freedom variant ship in the LCS program, was christened in December 2010. It is more than 96 percent complete and remains on cost and on schedule. LCS 3 is being constructed with 30 percent fewer production hours as a result of lessons learned from designing and building LCS 1, USS Freedom.

The team began construction on LCS 5, the future USS Milwaukee, in August.

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 about Lockheed Martin, visit:

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ms2/ and http://www.lmlcsteam.com

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Contracts for October 24, 2011



ARMY

Global Integrated Security (USA), Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded a $480,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the reconstruction 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 Oct. 19, 2015. Five bids were solicited, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-12-D-0001).

Core Engineering and Construction, Inc., Winter Park, Fla., was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the remediation services in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2016. There were 54 bids solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-12-D-0002).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $33,336,156 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to produce 12 launcher mod kits. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Camden, Ark.; Lufkin, Texas; Chelmsford, Mass.; and Ocala, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0001).

Benard Associates, Wayne, N.J., was awarded a $23,974,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the renovation and addition services for West Point Middle School. Work will be performed in West Point, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 15, 2015. Thirty bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York, N.Y., is the contracting activity (W912DS-12-C-0001).

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $14,395,550 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of UH-60 fault-function panels. Work will be performed in Columbus, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-D-0010).

BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $9,031,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the refurbishment and analysis services for the Paladin integrated management bridge, three. Work will be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-C-0550).

NAVY

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded an $89,954,864 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-11-C-2109) to exercise an option for engineering and technical design services to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (75 percent), and Newport News, Va. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $16,868,744 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to contract (N00024-11-C-5106) to exercise options for Aegis Weapon System and Aegis Combat System combat systems engineering, in-country support services, and staging support to fulfill Aegis lifetime support requirements for the Republic of Korea Navy. This contract modification involves the Republic of Korea under Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (85.8 percent); Seoul, South Korea (10.8 percent); Pusan, South Korea (1.7 percent); and Chinhae, South Korea (1.7 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2016. 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.

AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is being awarded an $11,129,648 firm-fixed-price contract for spares and will provide five major subassemblies required to build-up six AC-130U 25 mm ammunition storage handling systems assemblies. These subassemblies are conveyor assembly, loader/downloader, magazine transfer unit, magazine driver gearbox, and the gun drive gearbox. Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8520-12-D-0003).

Canada Makes Big Investments In Its Defense, U.S. Industry To Benefit

Since 9/11 Canada has been one of the most supportive allies of the United States committing troops multiple times to Afghanistan. They have suffered over 150 military casualties and four civilian ones in that fighting. The Canadian government has also made efforts to modernize and equip their forces with better equipment to aid in their operations such as Boeing’s (BA) CH-47 heavy lift helicopters and Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) C-130J transport aircraft.

At the same time both the Liberal and Conservative Party government’s that have been in power since 2001 have planned to improve the nation’s basic armed forces. One of their responses to the world economic downturn since 2008 has been to spend targeted funds on selected military projects to aid the economy and counter unemployment. This has included investments in infrastructure and training capabilities. Canada has benefited from these contracts even when they award them to foreign suppliers, primarily the big U.S. defense contractors, because they have a 100% offset requirement.

This means that the foreign company must invest an amount equal to 100% of the value of the contract in the Canadian economy. This means they may hire Canadian suppliers for parts or maintenance or just do it in a completely unrelated part of the economy. For example Sikorsky Aircraft, part of United Technologies (UTX), sold helicopters to upgrade Canada Navy’s anti-submarine, search and rescue and surveillance capability. The program has seen delays and cost growth and Canada adjusted it by accepting more offsets from UTX.

In this vein the country announced two major contracts this week to continue their improvement of their military. The first is a major new armored vehicle upgrade contract that will go to General Dynamics Land Systems (GD). GD has been building wheeled military vehicles for Canada and the U.S. for several years. This $1 billion contract will allow the current LAV III fleet of vehicles to remain in service for another 20 years by improving armor, weapons as well as survivability against the IED and mine threat. GD is an American company and the contract will help it weather cuts in the U.S. defense budget but it will also help Canada as most of the work will be done in that country and it will employ significant amounts of domestic workers.

Also this week the Canadian government announced the results of a contest among its domestic shipbuilders for contracts to construct a new fleet of large naval combatants and patrol ships. This contract is worth over $32 billion total and was awarded to two shipyards, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan Marine Corp. Irving will build up to 15 warships and 6 patrol craft while Seaspan 8 support vessels such as icebreakers.

While the contract is a huge deal for the nation’s shipbuilders it will have spill over effects into the U.S. Most of the weapons and combat systems will have to be provided by U.S. defense contractors since Canada tends to use their guns and missiles. There is a chance that radar will come from Europe as it has in the past. Either way this is win-win for Canada as they recipients of the sub-contracts will have to invest to meet the offset requirements. This means that billions of dollars will flow back into the Canadian economy one way or another.

Canada has been very proactive over the last decade in their military spending. This has meant not only benefits for their economy but also the U.S. and other countries. There offset policy allows money spent on non-domestic defense goods to grow their economy as well. The U.S. and some European defense contractors also gain as they provide some key components and systems not available on the domestic Canadian market. Canada is able to take advantage of this to gain state-of-the-art, modern equipment without having to build up their defense industry.

Article first published as Canada Makes Big Investments In Its Defense, U.S. Industry To Benefit on Technorati.

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Contracts for October 21, 2011



AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $518,909,311 firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract modification for the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), full rate production, lot five material and fabrication. Work to be performed under this effort includes the acquisition of material items and fabrication of material items required to meet the needs to the modification of 11 Lot 5 C-5 RERP aircraft. ASC/WLK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-07-C-6471 PO0107).

L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $469,560,000 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract for the F-16 training system (TS), aircrew and maintenance. This effort consists of contractor logistics support (CLS) and change management to include concurrency and trainer-unique changes. There are no training device purchases associated with this procurement. F-16 TS support (183 training devices) is required across 33 locations of the Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and Pacific Air Forces; and Bahrain, Greece, and Jordan, three Foreign Military Sales countries. Training systems support (TSSC) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is also covered. TSSC operations include: training, system configuration control, trouble shooting, maintenance of a logistics data library, on-site engineering liaison support, feasibility studies, and modifications to visual system databases. ASC/WNSK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-12-D-6337).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $159,969,912 firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract modification for the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), full rate production, lot six advanced procurement. Work to be performed under this effort includes the acquisition of long-lead items (items with a lead time in excess of 12 months required to meet the needs for the modifications of 11 Lot 6 C-5 RERP aircraft. ASC/WLK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-07-C-6471 PO0103).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $126,674,272 firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract modification for the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), full rate production, lot four installations. Work to be performed under this effort includes the installation of the enhanced engines on seven Lot 4 C-5 RERP aircraft. ASC/WLK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-07-C-6471 PO0102).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga., is being awarded an $83,501,475 firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract modification for the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), full rate production, lot five initial spares. Work to be performed under this effort includes the acquisition of spare items required to meet the field needs for the use of 11 Lot 5 C-5 aircraft. ASC/WLK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-07-C-6471 PO0104).

Joint Forces Simulation & Training – Conference

Joint Forces Simulation & Training

Date: 24th & 25th January 2012
Venue: Grange City Hotel, London, UK

Joint forces training enables real war to be fought jointly by facilitating asset-sharing and effective projection of force under a joint command structure. This level of interoperability is exceptionally important to expeditionary campaigns and the ability to fight in foreign theatres.

Against this backdrop, SMi is proud to announce its 3rd annual Joint Forces Simulation & Training conference, to be held in London on 24th and 25th January 2012.

JFS&T is designed to address the ever-changing operational training needs, technological aspects & challenges within the global training & simulation community. This event brings together leading members of the industry, senior military training experts and technicians to discuss, develop and compare global training strategies & procurement priorities.

Our expert speaker line-up includes:
• Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Training, NATO
• Brigadier General Meelis Kiili, Commandant, Baltic Defence College
• Colonel David Smith, Program Manager Training Systems (PMTRASYS), US Marine Corps
• Colonel A C Cuthbert, Commander, BMATT (CZ), UK MoD
• Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Armstrong, CI Strike-Integrate, Royal School of Artillery
• Major Peter Handibode, OC RGAT SO2 AD, HQ RG, British Army
• Dr. Jim Blake, Program Executive Officer, Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), US Army
• Dr. Dai Morris, Head of Capability Joint Training Evaluation and Simulation, UK MoD
• Dr. Michael D. Woodman, Section Head, MAGTF Training Simulations Division, USMC Warfighting Laboratory
• Mr. Andrew Gray, Helicopter Project Manager, European Defence Agency

To view our conference agenda and full speaker line-up, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/simulation-training20.asp

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Cobham Sells Sparta Unit to Parsons

In yet another M&A action in the defense industry British contractor, Cobham plc (COB:LSE), has agreed to sell its Analytic Solutions group to Parsons Corporation. The transaction is estimated at about $350 million.

Sparta was formerly a private company started in 1979 that provides SETA support as well as technical products and services to the U.S. defense and intelligence business sector. The company was acquired by Cobham a few years ago. Foreign defense contractors, especially those from Great Britain, had grown their presence in the U.S. defense market in the last decade through mergers, acquisitions as well as winning some contracts. Due to the rapid expansion of the defense budget post-9/11 the market was their for them to provide competition to the U.S. domestic industry.

Sparta provides design, development, fielding and sustainment support for ballistic missile defense systems primarily working through the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). It also supports tactical weapon systems especially in the area of logistics as well as network-centric warfare operations. Sparta also supports the intelligence community through developing software and hardware tools and operating computer networks and systems.

Parson’s is about a $2.7 billion engineering support company that not only provides defense services but also civil efforts across the globe. These include engineering and construction, transportation and infrastructure support. Many of their efforts in defense have synergy with Sparta’s but they provide some that are different such as range and training support. Parson’s revenue recently peaked in 2008 and is now about $700 million less then that year. Stock price and Net Operating Income though have gone up steadily though.

If the U.S. defense budget does see major cuts it might be harder for the U.K. and other non-U.S. companies to sustain their current level of revenue. The pressure to always choose a domestic provider will be high on the U.S. Defense Department and the Services. Cobham could also be looking at the market and believing that what Sparta provides may be an area of shrinkage or more competition and now has decided to focus on more core assets. Sparta formed one of nine business units in the company. Last year the company had revenue of about $3 billion.

If the expected decline in defense spending does occur then the U.S. defense industry may see major consolidation as happened in the 1990’s though M&A as well as companies moving out of the sector. The government reportedly has made it clear that they would not like to see any of the big 5 defense contractors (Boeing (BA), Raytheon (RTN), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and General Dynamics (GD), who are the primary hardware providers merge as did happen in the 90’s.

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U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Multi-Sensor Situational Awareness Technology — Press Release

U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Multi-Sensor Situational Awareness Technology

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was selected by the U.S. Army’s Research Development And Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) to demonstrate an advanced slew-to-cue sensor system designed to provide greater situational awareness during route clearance and surveillance missions.

The Multi-sensor Graphical User Interface (MS GUI), demonstrated recently at the Association of the U. S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., is an affordable, backwards compatible upgrade kit for fielded Gyrocam systems currently deployed with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

MS GUI allows the operator to use a touch screen display capability to slew between reference cameras, such as the Driver’s Vision Enhancer, and the Gyrocam® Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS), to simultaneously search for potential threats while interrogating identified hazards on route clearance missions.

Under a cooperative research and development agreement with NVESD, Lockheed Martin will continue to enhance capabilities of the MS GUI system for use in various situational awareness applications, paving the way for the eventual fielding of the technology.

“We are pleased to partner with NVESD to integrate MS GUI into the Gyrocam VOSS suite of capabilities to support route clearance missions,” said Kennan Walker, business development manager in Lockheed Martin’s Gyrocam Systems business. “By working together to meet the increasing demand for enhanced situational awareness, we are providing our warfighters with an advanced capability that detects, identifies and tracks insurgent threats from safe stand-off distances and significantly reduces operator fatigue.”

A recognized world leader in the design, production and integration of advanced electro-optical/infrared systems, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 7,600 targeting, navigation and surveillance sensors to the United States military and its allies. Through the VOSS program, Lockheed Martin is developing and fielding vehicle-mounted, gyro-stabilized, long-range optical systems for all branches of the U.S. military.

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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Contracts for October 20, 2011



AIR FORCE

Jacobs Technology, Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., is being awarded an estimated $135,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Technical and Engineering Acquisition Support Program, providing a wide range of diverse, high-quality engineering, technical, and acquisition support required for development, production, and sustainment of various highly complex munitions systems within the Air Armament Center and other organizations at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This effort supports Foreign Military Sales programs to Australia, India, Turkey, Greece, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Chili, Malaysia, and Singapore (2.7 percent). Air Armament Center/PKES, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-12-D-0085).

NAVY

L-3 Communications Corp., doing business as L-3 Communications Integrated Systems - Waco Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, is being awarded a $112,995,124 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-11-D-0017) to exercise an option for services in support of the P-3, EP-3, and NP-3 Sustainment Modification and Installation Program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, zone five kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $5,630,837 will 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 $28,564,747 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for 425 spall liner kits and 295 window retrofit kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in Waltham, Mass (88 percent), and Selma, Ala. (12 percent), and is expected to be completed July 2012. Fiscal 2011 other procurement appropriation funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

ManTech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded an $11,177,725 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-11-D-0027) to exercise an option for engineering and technical support for reliability, maintainability, testability, quality assurance, and diagnostic and system safety analysis during the design, development, production and in-service life cycles of all naval aircraft platforms and their systems. Funds will not be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (90 percent), China Lake, Calif. (5 percent), and Lakehurst, N.J. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Dennis K. Burke, Inc.*, Chelsea, Mass., was issued a modification on the current contract SP0600-11-D-8521/P00004. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $25,409,268 for fuel. Other locations of performance are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is April 30, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $6,675,000 for transmission assemblies. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Nov. 30, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-G-0003/ZB63).

*Small business

Contracts for October 17, 2011



ARMY

Anautics, Inc., Newcastle, Okla. (W91247-12-D-0001); Charles F. Day & Associates, L.L.C., Stafford, Va. (W91247-12-D-0002); Paramount Solutions, Inc., Woodstock, Ga. (W91247-12-D-0003); Potawatomi Training, L.L.C., Oklahoma City, Okla. (W91247-12-D-0004); The Talmadge Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. (W91247-12-D-0005); Totalis Consulting Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. (W91247-12-D-0006); Yorktown Systems Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (W91247-12-D-0007); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (W91247-12-D-0008); Cubic Applications, Inc., San Diego, Calif. (W91247-12-D-0009); L-3 Services, Inc., Alexandria, Va. (W91247-12-D-0010); Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va. (W91247-12-D-0011); RLM Communications, Inc., Spring Lake, N.C. (W91247-12-D-0012); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (W91247-12-D-0013); and Serco, Inc., Reston, Va. (W91247-12-D-0014), were awarded a $458,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award-task-order contract shared amongst 14 contractors. The award will provide for the support services in support of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence in its mission to develop and product training strategies, doctrine, capabilities, analysis, instruction and products for the current and future force. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 34 bids received. The Mission Contracting Office, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $30,279,377 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for additional engineering services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System program. Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0136).

Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., was awarded a $15,201,212 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide modification of an existing order to procure 61 standard automotive tool sets. Work will be performed in Gainesville, Ga., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-D-0085).

WareOnEarth Communications, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., was awarded a $12,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide operations and maintenance services in support of the High Performance Computing Management Program, Defense Research and Engineering Network. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of March 7, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Mission Support Contracting Activity, Ford Hood, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9115U-07-D-0002).

Wise Web Connections, L.L.C., Dover, N.J., was awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the mechanical and engineering support services for Benet Laboratories. Work will be performed in Watervliet, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 7, 2016. One bid was solicited, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-12-D-0001).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

System High Corp., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded an $89,495,679 cost-plus-award-fee contract. This work is for contractor support services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Support Services Office, Security and Intelligence Directorate for the period of Dec. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2012; and if options are exercised, through Dec. 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-12-C-0024).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

US Foodservice - Atlanta Division, Fairburn, Ga., was issued a modification on the current contract SPM300-12-D-3383/P0011. Award is a firm-fixed-price, prime vendor bridge contract with a maximum $58,022,835 for food and beverage support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army and Air Force. The date of performance completion is July 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C., doing business as IJ, a division of Reinhart Foodservice, Valdosta, Ga., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor, bridge contract for a maximum $27,462,891 for full line food service distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is Oct. 16, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3411).

Sysco Foodservice - Alabama, Calera, Ala., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, prime vendor, bridge contract for a maximum $27,237,771 for food and beverage support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army and Air Force. The date of performance completion is July 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3384).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, N.Y., is being awarded a $39,977,957 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 U.S. and U.K. TRIDENT II (D5) Navigation Subsystem Engineering Support Services requirements. Specific efforts include U.S. and U.K. Fleet Support, U.S. and U.K. Trainer Systems Support, Ohio Replacement Program Support, Engineering Refueling Overhaul Support, Navigation Subsystem studies. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract total to $94,676,774. The work will be performed in Mitchel Field, N.Y., (99.8 percent) and Manassas, Va. (0.2 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 31, 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $30,701,193 expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0002).

AIR FORCE

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to advance passive electro-optical technologies for hyper-spectral target detection and material identification, extended range sensing with polar metric and other non-literal sensors, and persistent surveillance. AFRL/PKSE, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FAB650-12-D-1344).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $15,053,962 firm-fixed-price contract for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper Program providing for two MQ-9 Reaper air vehicles; three LYNX Block 30 radars; and one spare engine. The contract supports Foreign Military Sales to Italy (100 percent). ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038 0006).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $7,214,015 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for the F-22 Structural Maintenance and Repair Team. ASC/WWUK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2897 PO0093).

CORRECTION: Oct. 20, 2011 -- Army contract number W58RGZ-12-F-0002 for $11,203,191 to Logistics Services International, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., was announced in error. The award did not occur and the request for proposal remains open.

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