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Incident Control Systems, LLC Announces Release of Revolution Armor in Formed Configurations — Press Release

Incident Control Systems, LLC Announces Release of Revolution Armor in Formed Configurations

New Manufacturing Process allows Ultra High Hard Steel to be formed for vehicle armor and personal body armor applications.

New Bedford, MA, November 30, 2011: Incident Control Systems, LLC announced today that it has released Revolution Armor in curved and angled configurations. Originally released to the market, in flat plate configurations, Revolution Armor can now be fabricated to meet many design geometries.

“Bending an ultra high hard steel plate is not an easy problem to solve” stated Steve Monette, General Manager of Incident Control Systems. “Bending ultra high hard steel alloys usually leads to catastrophic failure of the plate. However, with our new process, we have been able to achieve bends up to 25-degrees and curvatures of 18-in radius without failure, loss of hardness, or degradation of ballistic performance.

The new curved and bent configurations increase the number of potential applications for usage by Law Enforcement, Military, and Civilian entities. For Law Enforcement, Revolution Armor in curved configurations can be used for ballistic shields, rifle plates and cruiser doors. For the Military, Revolution Armor can be used in military vehicle doors, gunners protections kits (GPK) as well as up armoring rotary wing aircraft. Utilizing this new technology, ICS has designed and built a multi-angled replacement door for HMMWV variants. ICS has already designed and built a low cost, multi-hit, Level III rifle plate for the Law Enforcement Market.

Revolution Armor utilizes an innovative steel alloy that features extremely pure alloying elements that are transformed into ultra high hard steel. This produces a steel that performs like a hard ceramic strike face, but without the high cost associated with ceramic-composite armor systems.

Incident Control Systems, LLC is a vertically integrated armor design, manufacturing and vehicle integration firm located in New Bedford, MA with over 15 years experience providing military and civilian personal and vehicles with composite armor solutions.

www.incidentcontrolsystems.com

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Contracts for November 30, 2011



NAVY

General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $29,703,712 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0088) for eight F414-GE-400 spare engines for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (51.8 percent); Madisonville, Ky. (20.9 percent); Hooksett, N.H. (12 percent); Rutland, Vt. (4.6 percent); Dayton, Ohio (2.5 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (1.8 percent); Muskegon, Mich. (1.6 percent); Terre Haute, Ind. (1.6 percent); Bromont, Canada (1.4 percent); Asheville, N.C. (1.2 percent); and Evandale, Ohio (0.6 percent). Work is expected to be completed in February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $15,634,738 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option for maintenance services in support of the V-22 AE1107C turboshaft engines. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent), and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $15,634,738 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

The Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $11,548,967 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide Comprehensive Automated Maintenance Environment, Optimized (CAMEO) system and software engineering support services in support of a range of Department of Defense programs, including the V-22 Osprey. Work will include software integration and test, product validation/verification analyses, product integration and release, and training. This three-year contract includes one, two-year option, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $18,968,584. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (50 percent), and at government sites nationwide (50 percent), and is expected to be completed Nov. 29, 2012, and with the option exercised, work will continue through Nov. 29, 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0048 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with one offer received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0048).

Sierracin-Sylmar Corp., Sylmar, Calif., is being awarded $10,001,687 for delivery order #5002 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00383-11-G-011F) to manufacture V-22 Osprey windshields. Work will be performed in Sylmar, Calif., and is expected to be completed December 2013. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. NAVSUP Weapons System Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $9,524,234 modification to 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. Work will be performed in Switzerland, and is expected to be completed by December 2013. This contract action combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (50 percent), and the government of the United Kingdom (50 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Drew Marine USA, Whippany, N.J., is being awarded an $8,335,401 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price delivery orders for worldwide chemical supply and services. The amount of $200,000 will be obligated at the time of award. The contract is for the worldwide supply, delivery, and services for shipboard chemical treatment; foam testing, supply, and disposal; industrial gases; and refrigerants for all U.S. naval ships of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and any other vessel specifically identified by MSC. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $44,117,363. Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed November 2012. With all options exercised, work will continue through December 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $8,335,401 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a solicitation posted to Military Sealift Command, the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with more than 50 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-12-D-8000).

Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,566,454 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s C4I programs and software support activity. This is one of a series of multiple award contracts; all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This one-year contract includes four, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $40,058,647. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed Nov. 29, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0054 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with nine offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0074).

Assured Space Access Technologies, Inc., Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,390,576 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s C4I programs and software support activity. This is one of a series of multiple award contracts; all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This one-year contract includes four, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,924,619. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Tempe, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed Nov. 29, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0054 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central web site. Nine offers were received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0067).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $6,885,669 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s C4I programs and software support activity. This is one of a series of multiple award contracts; all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This one-year contract includes four, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $36,338,639. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Fairfax, Va. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed Nov. 29, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0054 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with nine offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0069).

Serco, Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $6,639,308 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s C4I programs and software support activity. This is one of a series of multiple award contracts; all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This one-year contract includes four, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $34,899,132. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Reston, Va. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed Nov. 29, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0054 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with nine offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0072).

Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $6,636,415 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s C4I programs and software support activity. This is one of a series of multiple award contracts; all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This one-year contract includes four, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $35,041,870. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed November 29, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal N66001-11-R-0054 published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with nine offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0068).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Dynamic Fuels, Geismar, La., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $12,037,500 for aviation fuel. Other location of performance is Texas. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Energy. There were eight responses to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Navy funds. The date of performance completion is May 1, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0549).

Golden Manufacturing Co., Inc.*, Golden, Miss., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on contract SPM1C1-08-D-1030/P00031. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity, total set-aside contract with a maximum $8,960,265 for Navy task force working/utility uniforms and Army combat uniforms. Other locations of performance are in Marletta and Taylorsville, Miss. Using services are Army and Navy. There were 17 responses to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 3, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

P-8 Orders for Boeing Spill Over into Canada

The Boeing (BA) manufactured P-8 Poseidon is the new maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft for the U.S. Navy. A version has also been sold to India. The P-8 is based on the 737 commercial airliner and will ultimately replace the Cold War era P-3 Orion aircraft manufactured by Lockheed.

Boeing has recently received the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) orders from the Navy and the system is currently undergoing testing at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland. So far the contracts issued for the aircraft are well over $1.5 billion and ultimately 100 of them could be operated by the Navy. India has also ordered 12 of the new aircraft.

As with many new systems Boeing is providing not only the aircraft, but things like spares, support and training. As part of this they recently placed an order themselves with Canada’s CAE (CAE) for six more operational flight trainers to support the U.S. Navy’s program. These OFT are part of Boeing’s recent LRIP order.

The OFT’s along with Desktop Environment Trainers (AeDTE) are key components of the program and will support aircrew transitioning to the new aircraft as well as maintaining proficiency. Due to the high cost of operating aircraft more-and-more services are investing in high fidelity simulators and training devices to aid these efforts while reducing flight time on the actual aircraft.

CAE and its American subsidiary have over the last several years established themselves as one of the premier designers and manufacturers of simulators and training devices like these for the P-8.

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Contracts for November 29, 2011



AIR FORCE

Twenty-five companies are being awarded a total maximum $4,700,000,000 multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract. Small business awards go to Apogee Solutions, Inc., Chesapeake, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0001); Avanco International, Inc., McLean, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0002); Blue Force, L.L.C., Hampton, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0003); Catapult Consultants, L.L.C., Arlington, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0004); ComCon Technologies, Inc., Mililani, Hawaii (FA4890-12-D-0005); D3 Air and Space Operations, Saint Augustine, Fla. (FA4890-12-D-0006); Decypher-PSI, Arlington, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0007); ITility, L.L.C., Chantilly, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0008); Object CTalk, Inc., King of Prussia, Pa. (FA4890-12-D-0009); Phantom Eagle, L.L.C., Hot Springs, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0010); Pioneer Technologies Corp., Las Vegas, Nev. (FA4890-12-D-0011); Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio (FA4890-12-D-0012); ZCSolutions, L.L.C., McLean, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0013); B3H Corp., Shalimar, Fla. (FA4890-12-D-0014); Insignia Technology Services, L.L.C., Newport News, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0015); Prevailance, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0016); Quantell, Inc., Grantsville, Md. (FA4890-12-D-0017); and R&K Enterprise Solutions, Williamsburg, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0018). Large Business awards (non restricted) go to Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0019); CACI, Inc., Chantilly, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0020); Computer Sciences Corp., Chantilly, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0021); Cubic Applications, Inc., Hampton, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0022); Jacobs Technology, Inc./Tybrin Corp., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (FA4890-12-D-0023); L-3 Services Inc., Chantilly, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0024); MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA4890-12-D-0025); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0026); Spectrum Comm, Inc., Newport News, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0027); The Analysis Group, L.L.C., Falls Church, Va. (FA4890-12-D-0028); And USFalcon, Inc., Morrisville, N.C. (FA4890-12-D-0029). The contracts are to meet the advisory and assistance services requirement to provide support services IA W FAR Part 3 7.2 in the areas of management and professional support services; studies, analyses and evaluations; and engineering and technical services. Outputs may take the form of information, advice, opinions, alternatives, analyses, evaluations, recommendations, training and services. A portion of this acquisition was a small business set-aside. Therefore, there are two contractor pools: the full and open (F&O) competition pool, which will be comprised of large businesses; and the small business (SB) competition pool. Of note is that five small businesses have also been selected to be offered the opportunity to compete in the F&O competition pool, in addition to competing in the SB competition pool. Task orders may be issued in the form of firm-fixed-price, firm-fixed-price level-of-effort term, and cost-plus-fixed-fee term. AMIC/DRA, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.

Nineteen companies are being awarded a total maximum $950,000,000 multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract. Contractors include Array Information Technology, Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8001); BTAS, Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8002); The Centech Group, Inc., Falls Church, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8003); DCS Corp., Alexandria, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8004); Enterprise Information Services, Inc., Vienna, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8005); ERC, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (FA8622-12-D-8006); Intelligent Decisions, Beavercreek, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8007); Innovative Technologies Corp., Dayton, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8008); Leader Communications, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. (FA8622-12-D-8009); Linquest Corp., Beavercreek, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8010); National Technologies Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8011); Oasis Systems, Lexington, Mass. (FA8622-12-D-8012); Paragon Technology Group, Inc., Vienna, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8013); Peerless-MacB, J.V., Fairborn, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8014); PESystems, Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8015); Quantech Services, Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8016); Spectrum Comm, Inc., Newport News, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8017); Sumaria, Fairborn, Ohio (FA8622-12-D-8018); and MCR Federal, L.L.C., McLean, Va. (FA8622-12-D-8019). These contracts will provide support services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 37.2 in the areas of management and professional support services; studies, analyses and evaluations; and engineering and technical services. Outputs from this action will take the form of information, advice, opinions, alternatives, analyses, evaluations, recommendations, training and services to meet the needs of tenants at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Institute of Technology, and National Air and Space Intelligence Command. The location of performance is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $19,639,651 firm-fixed-price contract to provide High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile Targeting System (HTS) contractor logistics support depot support for the HTS pod. AAC/EBAS, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-12-C-0001).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $9,450,189 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract for research and development in order to complete/deliver the assessment of army warfighting challenges and integrated learning plans, the experiment final reports, and experiment-to-action plans. The U.S. Army will use these reports to develop and revise Army concepts and contribute to other services and joint concepts; make recommendations for the development of Army and joint capabilities development scenarios; research current and future warfare through experimentation; and build models and simulations to test new warfighting ideas. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offut Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, Delivery Order: 0452).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Brasseler USA*, Savannah, Ga., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $24,000,000 for distribution of general dental supplies to facilities that participate in the ECAT Program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were 14 responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is April 8, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DE-12-D-7458).

NAVY

Gnostech, Inc.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $13,512,796 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide information assurance-related services in support of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security programs. Support will include certification and accreditation documentation, security and certification test and evaluation, security control compliance evaluation, data recovery/prevention services, network security services, and information assurance planning and coordination. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (50 percent), and Philadelphia, Pa. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed Nov. 28, 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via request for proposal (N66001-11-R-0020) published on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with one offer received and selected for award. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-12-D-0020).

Moog, Inc., East Aurora, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,001,770 firm-fixed-price order 7038 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00383-09-G-002D) to repair the swashplate actuator for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in East Aurora, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2012. Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for this non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,228,070 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-5122) to exercise options for fiscal 2012 Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) platform systems engineering agent efforts. SSDS is a combat system that integrates and coordinates all of the existing sensors and weapon systems onboard ships. Work will be performed in San Diego (90 percent); Tewksbury, Mass. (5 percent); and Portsmouth, R.I. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

Australia Signs Contract with BAE for Warship Modernization

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Post World War II most navies end up keeping their ships for decades. This means that every several years they need to be modernized and upgraded with new equipment and systems as technology develops. This is often the most efficient way of introducing new capabilities rather then going through the process of designing and fabricating a whole new vessel. Often hull and engines had many more years of useful life allowing these systematic upgrades to occur over several decades.

Australia has over the last several years invested and plans to invest in much new and improved equipment for its armed forces. Part of this is to help spur their economy while another is to improve their overall capability. This includes plans for new armored vehicles, ships and aircraft. At the same time they continue to keep their existing assets and add to their capabilities when appropriate.

As part of this the Australian government has just issued a contract to BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) Australian subsidiary to upgrade the 7 ANZAC or Perth class frigates operated by their Navy. New Zealand also operates two of the same class ships. The contract is worth about $262 million.

The Perth are based on a the European design MEKO 200 frigate class used by Turkey, Portugal and Greece and originally manufactured by German builder Blohm + Voss. The Australian ships were delivered in the 90’s and were built in Australia.

The new contract calls for installation of new radars and combat information system. It will cause the removal of the existing masts and their replacements with new ones. The ship will continue to be armed with its existing guns and missiles which are based on American weapons. The work will be done in Australia and is expected to take about 6 years.

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Contracts for November 28, 2011



NAVY

AAI, Corp., Goose Creek, S.C. (N61340-12-D-5101); Aero Simulation, Inc.*, Tampa, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5102); The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo. (N61340-12-D-5103); CAE USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5104); Computer Science Corp., Falls Church, Va. (N61340-12-D-5105); Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc., Orlando, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5106); Indra Systems, Inc., Winter Park, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5107); FlightSafety International, Inc., Broken Arrow, Okla. (N61340-12-D-5108); J.F. Taylor, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md. (N61340-12-D-5109); L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas (N61340-12-D-5110); Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics, Orlando, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5111); QinetiQ North America, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (N61340-12-D-5112); Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N61340-12-D-5113); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (N61340-12-D-5114); Symvionics, Inc.*, Arcadia, Calif. (N61340-12-D-5115); Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc., San Diego, Calif. (N61340-12-D-5116); Thales USA Defense & Security, Inc., Arlington, Va. (N61340-12-D-5117); and Veraxx Engineering*, Chantilly, Va. (N61340-12-D-5118), are each being awarded a contract under the Training Systems Contract (TSC) III LOT I multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Aero Simulation, Inc.*, Tampa, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5201); CymSTAR, L.L.C.*, Broken Arrow, Okla. (N61340-12-D-5202); Environmental Tectonics Corp.*, Southampton, Pa. (N61340-12-D-5203); J.F. Taylor, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md. (N61340-12-D-5204); Logistics Services International, Inc.*, Jacksonville, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5205): Opinicus Corp.*, Lutz, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5206); Symvionics, Inc.*, Arcadia, Calif. (N61340-12-D-5207); TJ Drafting & Design, Inc.*, Christmas, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5208); Triton Joint Venture, L.L.C.*, Orlando, Fla. (N61340-12-D-5209); and Veraxx Engineering*, Chantilly, Va. (N61340-12-D-5210) are each being awarded a contract under the TSC III LOT II multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. These multiple award contracts provide for training systems design, development, production, test and evaluation, delivery, modification, and support. Included within this contract is associated instructional systems development products and training systems support, which includes interim contractor support or contractor engineering and technical services and provisioning for the initial support period. The scope of the TSC III multiple award contract is intended to encompass the training systems requirements of Naval Air Systems Commands Aviation Training Systems Program Office, as well as the Program Directorates for Aviation; Surface; Undersea; and Cross-Warfare/International at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts, inclusive of options, is $2,000,000,000, and the companies will have the opportunity to complete for delivery orders under their respective LOTs. Work will be performed at each awardee’s facility site, or at existing or future training sites. All orders are expected to be placed by November 2016, and all performance must be complete by November 2022. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were competitively procured via a multiple award electronic request for proposals, and 35 offers were received for LOT I. LOT II was procured as a 100 percent small business set-aside, and 27 offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity.

BREMCOR, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $21,028,650 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62470-06-D-4611) to exercise option five for base operation support services at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The work to be performed includes, but not limited to, the following functions: port operations, base support vehicles and equipment, elevator maintenance, equipment maintenance, utilities, environmental, transportation, bachelor housing, fire alarms, wastewater, steam, and facility management. Work also provides service calls consisting of repairs of base facilities, utilities, transportation, and fire alarm systems. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $115,046,778. Work will be performed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is expected to be completed November 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,262,617 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the design, development, and installation of engineering change proposal (ECP) 618 retrofit kits for eight Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18 aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales Program. This contract action also includes training for ECP 618 and ECP 624, and the installation of other systems that are part of the Malaysian upgrade. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (70 percent), and Butterworth, Malaysia (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 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.

L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $13,826,160 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0100) for logistics services in support of the C-9 aircraft located at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Wash.; the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C.; the Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Texas; and McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), N.J. Services to be provided include site support, inventory management, depot-level support, drop-in maintenance, component repair and overhaul of government-owned inventory, contractor field teams, and replacement of government-owned inventory. Work will be performed at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. (43 percent); MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (25 percent), JRB Fort Worth, Texas (17 percent); and McGuire AFB, N.J. (15 percent). Work is expected to be completed in July 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded an $11,994,145 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0061) to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in January 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $11,994,145 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Keystone Prepositioning Services, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is being awarded an $8,991,957 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of three of Military Sealift Command’s government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships: USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak, USNS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, and USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless. The ships will continue to support at-sea prepositioning of equipment and supplies and surge-sealift requirements for the Department of Defense. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $47,403,888. The contract includes four one-year option periods and an annual award fee of up to $125,000 per ship. The contractor can also earn up to $50,000 annually per ship for efforts that result in a reduction in ship energy consumption. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Completion date with all option periods exercised will be September 2016. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with more than 50 proposals solicited via solicitations posted to the Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with and six offers received. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-12-C-3116).

AIR FORCE

United Launch Services, L.L.C., Littleton, Colo., is being awarded a $150,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This undefinitized contractual action is to provide Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch services in support of the fifth Wideband Global Satellite Communication mission. The location of performance is United Launch Services, Littleton, Colo. The Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8811-11-C-0001).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Supply Core, Inc.*, Rockford, Ill., was issued a modification on contract SPM500-05-D-BP06. The award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $32,000,000 maintenance, repair, and operations prime vendor for the Japan region, award of an eight-month bridge contract. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were six responses to the Web-solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is July 31, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Infrastructure Defense Technologies, L.L.C.*, Belvidere, Ill., was issued a modification exercising option year one on contract SPM8EG-11-D-0003. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, long-term indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $28,300,468 for metal revetments. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. There were three responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Capital Revolving Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 28, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Oregon Freeze Dry*, Albany, Ore., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $13,085,154 for granola with milk and blueberries and granola with milk and banana for unitized group ration express. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army and Marine Corps. There was one response to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 28, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM-3S1-12-D-Z195).

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY

On Nov. 22, Claraview, a division of Teradata, Reston, Va., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract not-to-exceed ceiling price of $27,016,520 for continuation of system life cycle support services for data management/enterprise data warehouse/business intelligence environments. The period of performance is for a base period of Jan. 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012 and four one-year option periods. The period of performance for option year one is June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013; option year two is June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014; option year three is June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015; and option year four is June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Performance will be at Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, Va. The solicitation was issued as a full and open competitive action pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304, 41 U.S.C. 253, and FAR 6.101(b). Solicitation HC1028-10-R-2038 was posted at Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization Contracting Opportunities website and posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website Aug. 30, 2010, four offers were received. During the subsequent corrective action, two offers were re-evaluated. Claraview is a large business. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1028-12-D-0003).

DEFENSE HUMAN RESOURCE ACTIVITY

HP Enterprise Services, L.L.C., Herndon, Va., is being awarded an estimated $22,638,387 firm-fixed price, requirements contract for the Defense Manpower Data Center’s user support. Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed in November 2012. Contract funds will be obligated on individual task orders that will be placed in fiscal 2012. This requirement was advertised on the Federal Business Opportunities website on a sole-source basis. One bid was received. The Defense Human Resources Activity Procurement Support Office, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (H98210-12-D-0001).

*Small business

SAIC to Support Homeland Security Move

Just like the Department of Defense has gone through with its several Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rounds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is also moving. This time after a decade in existence to a new, permanent headquarters in the Washington D.C. area. Currently the DHS is in several different buildings scattered around the capital. The DHS move to the two new complexes of buildings will take several months, involve 22 agencies and requires millions of dollars in support.

SAIC (SAIC) has been able to earn a sub-contract from the prime supporting the move, General Dynamics (GD), worth over $90 million. This would be if all seven option years are exercised. The contract will help in establishing the necessary IT infrastructure for the complex.

The BRAC moves allowed niche contractors to gain a great deal of business in construction, IT support and physically accounting for and moving equipment. GD and SAIC will be doing the same for the DHS.

GD total contract has a value that could reach almost $900 million.

The SAIC IT contract also has the potential to lead to bigger and better contracts providing IT and other support after the move is complete and the DHS settled in it’s new headquarters.

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KC-46A Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) Indicates Higher Costs

The Department of Defense is required to submit Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR) annually for Major Defense Acquisition Programs. A SAR is also submitted at the beginning of the program and if a change to the baseline is approved. The KC-46A new aerial tanker program submitted a SAR dated 30 September to Congress and it shows that the current Estimate for Completions (EAC) for the current contract are above the ceiling.

This would mean that Boeing (BA) would make no profit on the initial contract for 17 aircraft as it is responsible for all costs above it.

The Washington Post reports that Boeing’s EAC is a $5.1 billion and the Government’s $5.3 billion. The ceiling is $4.8 billion.

Estimated costs for this initial development of the program have been up-and-down over the last six months but last reports had Boeing still under the ceiling.

The SAR also shows that the Air Force plans to spend $40 billion on procurement for the 179 tankers with the last order placed in 2027.

New AEGIS Weapon System Contract Attracting Interest

It is possible if a Service does not change a basic system or design for several decades for one company to dominate that program receiving the majority of the revenue and earnings from it. The U.S. Navy introduced anti-air warfare cruisers in the late 1970’s equipped with the new AEGIS weapon system as a major upgrade to its ship based air defense network. The AEGIS weapon system comprises the radars, software, command and control system as well as the missile and its launcher. The original version of the AEGIS was developed and produced by General Electric (GE).

In the early 1990’s Martin Marietta purchased that part of GE when the system had been in production and use for almost twenty years. By that time the Navy had completed production of the CG-47 class cruisers and was installing the system onto the DDG-51 destroyers. Martin Marietta was soon merged with Lockheed to form Lockheed Martin (LMT) who have been the prime contractor ever since. The U.S. Navy has purchased over 40 CG-47 and 50 DDG-51 although not all remain in use. The DDG-51 remains in production.

The AEGIS systems has also been sold to Japan and Spain.

The AEGIS weapon system has undergone incremental upgrades over the years most importantly to integrate Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability and using the STANDARD Missile-3 designed to conduct exp-atmospheric intercepts of missiles. All of this has added up to years of funding worth tens of billions of dollars for Lockheed.

Now the Navy is considering opening up the core contract to competition so that Lockheed may lose its hold on the business. This of course is attracting a great deal of interest from other large defense contractors as the initial contract will be worth a decent amount but down the road the contract could be worth billions.

Boeing (BA) and Raytheon (RTN) reportedly are considering submitting bids for the contract. Both have expertise in radar and missiles from a variety of other programs although Raytheon makes the STANDARD Missile used by U.S. Navy and other countries for the air and ballistic missile defense program which is part of the AEGIS system. Boeing has experience designing, integrating and operating the Ground Based Missile Defense (GMD) system based in Alaska.

The Navy of course is hoping for a better price for its support believing that competition will aid them in getting this. In the time of projected massive defense cuts competition will help the military save money in the future.

This will be major win for the company that either keeps the contract or acquires the work from Lockheed. Competition if the other companies believe they can do the work and win it should be quite fierce.

Photo from Surface Forces Flickr photostream.

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Contracts for November 25, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

W.S Darley & Co., Itasca, Ill.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0003. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Southeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0002. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Southeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Safeware, Inc., Landover, Md.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0004. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Southeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0005. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Northeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

W.S. Darley, Itasca, Ill., * was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0006. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Northeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Safeware, Inc., Landover, Md.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0007. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Northeast Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Atlantic Diving Supply Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0008. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Capital/Great Lakes Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

L.N. Curtis & Sons, Oakland, Calif.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0009. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Capital/Great Lakes Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

W.S. Darley & Co., Itasca, Ill.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0011. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Capital/Great Lakes Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0012. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Midwest Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

L.N. Curtis & Sons, Oakland, Calif.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0013. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Midwest Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

W.S. Darley & Co., Itasca, Ill.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0015. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the Midwest Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0016. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the West Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

W. S. Darley & Co., Itasca, Ill.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0017. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the West Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

The Mallory Co., Longview, Wash.,* was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM8EG-08-D-0018. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a tailored logistics support program for fire and emergency services for military installations located in the West Region of the United States. The maximum dollar value of $636,913,368 is the aggregate total for all 15 contracts in this program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were 13 responses to the FedBizOpps solicitation. Type of appropriation is FY12 Defense Capital Revolving Fund. The date of performance completion is December 27, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

*Small Business

GD to Begin Design of Mine Warfare System for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

The Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are small combatants that are optimized for missions in-shore. They are being designed to operate different modules depending on the missions that will add to and expand the capabilities of their standard gun and helicopter armament. One primary mission for them will be reconnaissance and clearing of minefields.

Currently there are over 20 LCS on order from two different builders who are offering two different designs. Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Willamette Marine are building a more traditional hull design while Austal USA, part of the Australian shipbuilder Austal, is offering a trimaran hull based on fast ferries they have previously built. Lockheed’s ships are being built in Wisconsin and Austal in Alabama. The decision to use two suppliers means that the LCS will be built and in service rather quickly.

Even though the two designs are very dissimilar they will operate the same weapons and combat modules. These will include ones that provide capabilities for the anti-air mission, to attack ships and mine warfare. The modules will be designed to plug into the ships.

Now General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract to begin developing one of the mine warfare systems for the LCS. This is the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCUUV) which is an autonomous system that will be used to search and classify mines. It will also collect environmental data to support operations. The contract has an initial value of $87 million.

More details about the SMCUUV may be found at the U.S. Navy’s website here.

The key to the LCS will be the ability to develop these modules and make sure that they work efficiently with the two different designs of ships.

Photo of the Austal design from Surfaces Forces’ Flickr Photostream.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF OUR U.S. READERS

November 24, 2011 by · Comment
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I hope everyone is able to take the day off and spend it with family and give thanks for what they have. Best wishes to the U.S. and other Service people deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq this Thanksgiving. Please return safely.

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Contracts for November 23, 2011



NAVY

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $95,956,445 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price incentive contract to provide fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 United States and United Kingdom Trident II Strategic Weapons Systems SSBN Fire Control Subsystem, SSGN Attack Weapons Control Subsystem, and United States SSBN replacement and United Kingdom SSBN successor common missile compartment engineering support. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $$225,038,227. The work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. With options exercised, the work will continue through April 14, 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $35,101,410 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0006).

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $25,114,404 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for the procurement of 71 field service representatives in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Program. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 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.

New Breed, Inc., High Point, N.C., was awarded on Nov. 8, 2011, a $12,308,694 firm-fixed priced, time-and-material General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule task order for logistics services in support of the Marine Corps Unit Issue Facility Network. This contract will serve as a bridge contract to New Breed, while the government conducts a new competitive source selection and successful transition to a single contractor for the Consolidated Storage Program. In order to maintain continuity of support during this interim period, the government intends to award a contract to New Breed to manage chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense equipment, special training allowance pool, field protective mask maintenance/sanitization, and contractor-owned asset visibility. Work will be performed in Barstow, Calif. (41 percent); Camp Lejuene, N.C. (20 percent); Camp Pendleton, Calif. (16 percent); Okinawa, Japan (14 percent); Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (3 percent); Twentynine Palms, Calif. (2 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (2 percent); and Beaufort, S.C. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2012. Fiscal 2012 Overseas Contingency Operations funds will be used initially to incrementally fund this contract. This was a sole-source solicitation and, therefore, was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga., is the contracting activity (M67004-12-F-2000).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded an $11,683,081 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5302) for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) ordnance alteration kits, production support material, interim support parts, and equipment in support of DDG 51 class new construction, Aegis modernization programs, and Aegis ashore programs. The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants of the Navy, surface combatants of allied navies, and Aegis ashore requirements for Missile Defense Agency’s Ground Ballistic Missile Defense Program. The MK 41 VLS is the primary missile launching system aboard Navy combatants used to store, safe, inventory and launch missiles of various types. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (41.1 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (19.1 percent); Ft Walton Beach, Fla. (18.8 percent); Johnstown, Pa. (9.2 percent); Simpsonville, S.C. (5.5 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3.2 percent); and Sterling Heights, Mich. (3.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

CORRECTION: Contract awarded Nov. 14, 2011, to Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems, L.L.C., Sarasota, Fla., and FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., should have stated the combined contract value as $755,597,528. Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $2,251,500; FLIR Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $2,985,226. Work will be performed in Sarasota, Fla.; North Billerica, Mass.; Aberdeen, Md.; and Afghanistan. The expected completion date is November 2016.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract with a maximum $87,900,000 for full line food distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. There were two responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 14, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3519).

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract with a maximum $87,500,000 for full line food distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. There were two responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 14, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3521).

ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Co., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $32,300,562 for aviation turbine fuel. Other location of performance is Louisiana. Using service is Foreign Military Sales, Israel. There were four solicitations with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 30, 2011, with a 30-day carryover. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0533).

Bethel Industries, Inc.*, Jersey City, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on contract SPM1C1-08-D-1028/P00034. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $14,509,728 for Navy task force working/utility uniforms, and Army combat uniforms. Other locations of performance are North Bergen, N.J., and Mississippi. Using services are Army and Navy. There were 15 responses to the Web solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 29, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Produce Source Partners*, Ashland, Va., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM300-08-D-P001/P00011. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, total set aside contract with a maximum $13,800,000 for full line fresh fruit and vegetables support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. There were three responses to the Web solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2010/2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is May 29, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo. (FA8750-09-D-0022 P00013), is being awarded an $85,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification. This action is for software development and system support for the Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System toolkit (WebTAS TK). The WebTAS TK Program is a General Defense Intelligence Program effort that provides a tool kit of capabilities for the Air Force, Department of Defense, intelligence community, other federal agencies, and coalition partners to find, fix, track and target the enemy. The toolkit provides a general data visualization and analysis infrastructure for the analysis of temporal, spatial, entity, and association information, report generation, data dissemination, workflow, and query/search. This action is a contract modification to increase the maximum ordering amount of the contract from $498,000,000 to $583,000,000. The location of performance is Intelligent Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colo . The Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-09-D-0022 P00013).

United Technologies Corp., doing business as Pratt & Whitney Military Aftermarket Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FA8121-10-D-0006), is being awarded a $25,890,769 firm-fixed-price, four-year contract. This contract provides for the remanufacture of 6,601 F100-PW-100/220/220E engine 6th-13th stage stators and 4th-5th shrouds for F-15 and F-16 aircraft. The location of the performance is United Technologies, doing business as Pratt & Whitney Military Aftermarket Services, San Antonio, Texas. The 848th Supply Chain Management Group/PKAA, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8121-10-D-0006).

InDyne, Inc., Reston, Va. (F04684-03-C-0050), is being awarded a $15,594,033 cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract modification. This contract provides a single contractor for range operations, communications, and information services required to support the 30th Space Wing mission. This contract provides for the Western Range operations and maintenance; support services; training; command; control; communications; information and computer system services; testing, modifying and installing communications, electronic and security systems at launch facilities, launch control centers and test facilities. This action is a four-month interim extension for Dec. 1, 2011, to Mar. 31, 2012, to be followed by further extension(s) for 18 months, for a total of a 24-month extension. The locations of performance are InDyne; Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; and California coastal sites, including Pillar Point, Anderson Peak, and Santa Barbara. The 30th Contracting Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04684-03-C-0050).

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Contracts for November 23, 2011



NAVY

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $95,956,445 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price incentive contract to provide fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 United States and United Kingdom Trident II Strategic Weapons Systems SSBN Fire Control Subsystem, SSGN Attack Weapons Control Subsystem, and United States SSBN replacement and United Kingdom SSBN successor common missile compartment engineering support. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $$225,038,227. The work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. With options exercised, the work will continue through April 14, 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $35,101,410 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0006).

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $25,114,404 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for the procurement of 71 field service representatives in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Program. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 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.

New Breed, Inc., High Point, N.C., was awarded on Nov. 8, 2011, a $12,308,694 firm-fixed priced, time-and-material General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule task order for logistics services in support of the Marine Corps Unit Issue Facility Network. This contract will serve as a bridge contract to New Breed, while the government conducts a new competitive source selection and successful transition to a single contractor for the Consolidated Storage Program. In order to maintain continuity of support during this interim period, the government intends to award a contract to New Breed to manage chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense equipment, special training allowance pool, field protective mask maintenance/sanitization, and contractor-owned asset visibility. Work will be performed in Barstow, Calif. (41 percent); Camp Lejuene, N.C. (20 percent); Camp Pendleton, Calif. (16 percent); Okinawa, Japan (14 percent); Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (3 percent); Twentynine Palms, Calif. (2 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (2 percent); and Beaufort, S.C. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2012. Fiscal 2012 Overseas Contingency Operations funds will be used initially to incrementally fund this contract. This was a sole-source solicitation and, therefore, was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga., is the contracting activity (M67004-12-F-2000).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded an $11,683,081 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5302) for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) ordnance alteration kits, production support material, interim support parts, and equipment in support of DDG 51 class new construction, Aegis modernization programs, and Aegis ashore programs. The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants of the Navy, surface combatants of allied navies, and Aegis ashore requirements for Missile Defense Agency’s Ground Ballistic Missile Defense Program. The MK 41 VLS is the primary missile launching system aboard Navy combatants used to store, safe, inventory and launch missiles of various types. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (41.1 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (19.1 percent); Ft Walton Beach, Fla. (18.8 percent); Johnstown, Pa. (9.2 percent); Simpsonville, S.C. (5.5 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3.2 percent); and Sterling Heights, Mich. (3.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

CORRECTION: Contract awarded Nov. 14, 2011, to Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems, L.L.C., Sarasota, Fla., and FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., should have stated the combined contract value as $755,597,528. Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $2,251,500; FLIR Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $2,985,226. Work will be performed in Sarasota, Fla.; North Billerica, Mass.; Aberdeen, Md.; and Afghanistan. The expected completion date is November 2016.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract with a maximum $87,900,000 for full line food distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. There were two responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 14, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3519).

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract with a maximum $87,500,000 for full line food distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. There were two responses to the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 14, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3521).

ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Co., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $32,300,562 for aviation turbine fuel. Other location of performance is Louisiana. Using service is Foreign Military Sales, Israel. There were four solicitations with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 30, 2011, with a 30-day carryover. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0533).

Bethel Industries, Inc.*, Jersey City, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on contract SPM1C1-08-D-1028/P00034. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $14,509,728 for Navy task force working/utility uniforms, and Army combat uniforms. Other locations of performance are North Bergen, N.J., and Mississippi. Using services are Army and Navy. There were 15 responses to the Web solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 29, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Produce Source Partners*, Ashland, Va., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM300-08-D-P001/P00011. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, total set aside contract with a maximum $13,800,000 for full line fresh fruit and vegetables support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. There were three responses to the Web solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2010/2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is May 29, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo. (FA8750-09-D-0022 P00013), is being awarded an $85,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification. This action is for software development and system support for the Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System toolkit (WebTAS TK). The WebTAS TK Program is a General Defense Intelligence Program effort that provides a tool kit of capabilities for the Air Force, Department of Defense, intelligence community, other federal agencies, and coalition partners to find, fix, track and target the enemy. The toolkit provides a general data visualization and analysis infrastructure for the analysis of temporal, spatial, entity, and association information, report generation, data dissemination, workflow, and query/search. This action is a contract modification to increase the maximum ordering amount of the contract from $498,000,000 to $583,000,000. The location of performance is Intelligent Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colo . The Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-09-D-0022 P00013).

United Technologies Corp., doing business as Pratt & Whitney Military Aftermarket Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FA8121-10-D-0006), is being awarded a $25,890,769 firm-fixed-price, four-year contract. This contract provides for the remanufacture of 6,601 F100-PW-100/220/220E engine 6th-13th stage stators and 4th-5th shrouds for F-15 and F-16 aircraft. The location of the performance is United Technologies, doing business as Pratt & Whitney Military Aftermarket Services, San Antonio, Texas. The 848th Supply Chain Management Group/PKAA, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8121-10-D-0006).

InDyne, Inc., Reston, Va. (F04684-03-C-0050), is being awarded a $15,594,033 cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract modification. This contract provides a single contractor for range operations, communications, and information services required to support the 30th Space Wing mission. This contract provides for the Western Range operations and maintenance; support services; training; command; control; communications; information and computer system services; testing, modifying and installing communications, electronic and security systems at launch facilities, launch control centers and test facilities. This action is a four-month interim extension for Dec. 1, 2011, to Mar. 31, 2012, to be followed by further extension(s) for 18 months, for a total of a 24-month extension. The locations of performance are InDyne; Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; and California coastal sites, including Pillar Point, Anderson Peak, and Santa Barbara. The 30th Contracting Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04684-03-C-0050).

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Teams Submit Their Revised Proposal for GMD Support Contract

The U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency have been operating and supporting the Ground Based Missile Defense (GMD) system for several years now. The system consists of a group of interceptors and control system in Alaska supported by a network of sensors and guidance radars across the globe. Originally this was to be expanded into Europe but the Obama Administration ended that plan to focus on ship based and shorter range Army systems. The current deployed portions though continue to need to be operated and supported.

Boeing (BA) was the lead contractor on the development and deployment of GMD. They have also been providing the necessary support. Last year the MDA decided to compete this contract with a goal of awarding the new one last fall. Two different teams of companies submitted proposals for this contract. Boeing teamed with Northrop Grumman (NOC) in a bid to maintain the work and they were challenged by Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN).

Due to the complexity of the contract evaluation MDA has pushed out award of the new contract several months. Most recently in October they delayed it again until nearer 2012. Boeing’s existing contract kept being extended to maintain the necessary support.

Now in the last week both teams submitted their final revised proposals to the MDA. This should be the final step in supporting a decision by the Government on the award of this multi-billion dollar contract.

Lockheed and Raytheon stressed their experience and work in support of various Army and Navy ballistic missile defense systems. The companies support the PATRIOT, THAAD and ship based STANDARD Missile-3 interceptors. They also make radars and software for the mission.

Boeing and Northrop also turned in their proposal on time with a stress on the fact that due to their experience with the system they offer the lowest risk and best value to the Government. Boeing also feels they have an advantage as the incumbent of minimizing the transition to the new contract. Lockheed and Raytheon would have to do some work hiring and organizing things after they won.

The contract is one of the largest currently in competition. It represents to the bidders a significant amount of earnings and revenue. The contest will be watched closely and will hopefully make up for some of the other cuts coming in the U.S. defense budget to support and acquisition contracts.

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Raytheon Delivers 300th APG-79 AESA Radar for Domestic and International Aircraft — Press Release

Raytheon Delivers 300th APG-79 AESA Radar for Domestic and International Aircraft

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently delivered its 300th active electronically scanned array APG-79 radar to Boeing for integration on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler, including 24 AESA systems delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force for the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

“The APG-79 radar continues to deliver enhanced situational awareness for aircrews and unparalleled fighter combat proficiency for our domestic and international customers,” said Mark Kula, vice president, Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. “We are extremely proud of our ability to strengthen the capabilities of the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force with the APG-79 radar’s revolutionary real-time targeting.”

Raytheon fielded its first AESA radar in 2000. Its APG-79 AESA radar has been in full-rate production since 2007 and provides situational awareness, air-to-surface, and air-to-air capability for more than a dozen U.S. Navy squadrons and the RAAF. The APG-79 hardware also offers 10 to 15 times greater reliability than mechanically scanned array radars, which results in lower costs during the service life of the unit.

“Achieving this delivery milestone exemplifies our team’s commitment to deliver world-class AESA technology to our warfighters,” said Eric Ditmars, F/A-18 platform director for Tactical Airborne Systems. “With more than 200,000 operational flight hours logged, the APG-79 is one of the most reliable radars available today.”

The APG-79 AESA radar is produced at Raytheon’s Consolidated Manufacturing Center in Forest, Miss. Raytheon’s CMC produces radars and technology components for platforms such as the F-15, F/A-18 and Global Hawk.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

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Contracts for November 22, 2011



U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

AAR Airlift Group, Inc., is being awarded a $61,058,537 option year modification for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance, and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; the option started Nov. 1, to be completed by Oct. 31, 2012. This contract was a competitive acquisition. U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HTC711-10-D-R026 T.O. 0002).

NAVY

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $51,342,168 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2203) for life cycle engineering and support services for Landing Platform Dock 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $104,981 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $39,950,333 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2205) to exercise options for life cycle engineering and support services for Landing Platform Dock 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (98 percent), and Norfolk, Va. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $719,252 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

CACI, Inc., Federal, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $37,598,725 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00189-10-D-Z006) to exercise option year two for logistics and training support in automated supply management to designated Navy and Marine Corps activities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va. (47 percent); San Diego, Calif. (34 percent); Cherry Point, N.C. (8 percent); and various other worldwide locations (11 percent). Work is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2012. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $12,208,068 modification to delivery order #0015 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) maintenance support. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $12,208,068 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

SeeByte, Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland, is being awarded a $9,115,526 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-09-D-0001) to exercise option three for the Common Operator Interface for Navy (COIN) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). The application development effort involving command and control software is used for mission planning, equipment data transfer, mission execution tracking, post mission analysis, and data reporting. COIN EOD is being operated at various Navy activities by Naval EOD mobile units, mobile diving and salvage units, and research and development activities. Work will be performed in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Foster-Caviness Co., Inc.*, Colfax, N.C., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM300-08-D-P002/P00015. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $14,100,000 for full line fresh fruit and vegetable support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and U.S. Department of Agriculture school lunch participants in the state of North Carolina. There were two responses to the Web solicitations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Southeastern Kentucky, Corbin, Ky., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $12,438,000 for first aid kits. Other location of performance is Williamsburg, Ky. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. This is a sole-source contract to an ability one mandatory source. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 22, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DS-12-D-N004).

Southeastern Kentucky, Corbin, Ky., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $12,344,000 for first aid kits. Other location of performance is Williamsburg, Ky. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. This is a sole-source contract to an ability one mandatory source. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 22, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DS-12-D-N001).

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CBRN-E Asia Pacific – Conference

CBRN-E Asia Pacific: Be prepared for the modern era attack
Date: 22nd to 23rd February 2012
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

SMi Group are delighted to invite you to its 2nd annual CBRN-E Asia Pacific conference and exhibition which will be held once again at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore on the 22nd and 23rd February 2012.
CBRN-E Asia Pacific will once again bring together decision makers, influencers and those involved with current operations together to give you the crucial feedback and lessons learned. It is the largest gathering of high level government, military and industry CBRN-E experts in Asia Pacific and taking part in this event will ensure you are kept fully up-to-date with the latest challenges, threats and solutions across the region and internationally.
Our previous event was supported by visitors and representatives from military and government organisations from across the Asia Pacific region. Nations represented included Australia, Brunei, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, UAE, UK, USA and many more. Regional prevent-and-prepare programmes and international case studies illustrated common challenges for the community and highlighted that collaboration with internal and external stakeholders is the key to a safe and secure future.

Our expert speaker line-up includes:
• Ambassador Jacek Bylica, Head, WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO International Staff, Brussels
• Major General Pham Quong Cu, Vice Director General Police Logistics and Technology, Ministry of Defence, Vietnam
• Brigadier General (Ret’d) Ioannis Galatas, CBRN Officer & Planner, Hellenic National Defense General Staff
• Alane Andreozzi, Chief, Asia-Pacific Desk, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
• Colonel Francis Ng, Director of the Hazmat Division, Singapore Civil Defence Force
• Colonel Patrick Terrell, CBRN Defence Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defence, U.S. Department of Defense
• Brigadier (Ret’d) Rahul Bhonsle, Former Military Commander, Indian Armed Forces
• John Conaghan, Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, British Transport Police

To view our conference programme and full speaker line-up, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/cbrneasia17.asp.

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Gaming Technology Puts Soldiers’ Boots on the Ground – December 2011

In this podcast, we explore the future of training, the Army’s restored combat choppers and staggering cybertheft losses.

Boeing Releases Video of Phantom Eye UAV Engine Tests

Boeing (BA) released a story and video of the Phantom Eye UAV conducting some tests at Edwards Air Force Base. More can be found at their site.

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Lockheed to Continue Support for the F-22

Update – Lockheed Martin put out a statement earlier today that the award was not a new contract but an addition to their existing one that raised the ceiling to the $7.4 billion amount.

One of the advantages that the OEM for a defense systems has is that they have the ability to win the majority of work on a produced and fielded articles. This is especially true for aircraft. The U.S. and many other countries rarely buy full technical rights to a defense program now due to the cost. This means that they have to rely on the OEM for modifications, improvements and other support.

In this vein, Lockheed Martin (LMT), the primary contractor on the F-22 Raptor fighter program just received a long term contract form the U.S. Air Force to provide this kind of effort for that fleet. Lockheed has delivered over 100 of the 5th Generation fighter aircraft and continues to produce them now although the U.S. is not ordering any more.

The contract has a value of over $7 billion and will allow system upgrades and performance improvements. As with many of these contracts it was sole source.

In the past the military has taken aircraft and helicopters into their maintenance and support systems. When BRAC started in the 1990’s one of the first areas targeted were the large depots and shipyards owned by the government. Many of these were closed and the work turned over to contractors either at their facilities or the former government ones. Many times contractors are hired to work at existing government facilities as well.

The F-22 while it is the most advanced combat aircraft in the world has had some recent problems. Along with many U.S. aircraft there were found to be issues with its Onboard Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS). This lead to the fleet being grounded while work was done to solve the issue.

Lockheed will work under this contract on improvements to the aircraft which could be new engines, electronics, software and integration of weapons as the fleet ages. It could also look at maintenance, reliability and availability enhancements. These contracts are not uncommon especially as production begins to wind down. They represent a good way for a company to continue making earnings and revenue off of a system in service.

Photo from Rob Shenk’s Flickr photostream.

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Aerojet Selected to Complete Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Development for the SM-3 Block IIA Missile – Press Release

Aerojet Selected to Complete Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Development for the SM-3 Block IIA Missile

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been competitively selected by Raytheon Missile Systems to complete the development of the Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA program, an advanced version of the SM-3 now in development.

The development contract will extend through 2016 and will be followed by a planned production program. The SM-3 Block IIA program is the third phase of the president’s Phased Adaptive Approach.

“This is an important win for Aerojet,” said Vice President of Missile Defense and Strategic Systems, Michael Bright. “It is the culmination of more than 18 years of company-sponsored research and development and government program work at Aerojet. We look forward to working with Raytheon on completing the development of this very important missile defense capability for use in the defense of the United States and Japan.”

SM-3 is being developed as part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Block 1A interceptors are deployed on U.S. Aegis cruisers and destroyers and Japanese destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the ascent and mid-course phases of flight.

Under contract to MDA and the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Raytheon and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are developing the next-generation SM-3 Block IIA missile. The new missile will encompass larger second- and third-stage rocket motors and a larger kinetic warhead to provide a greater area of defense against more sophisticated threats.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company’s excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies’ websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

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Contracts for November 21, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Petromax, L.L.C.*, Bay City, Texas, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $156,767,615 for fuel. Other location of performance is in Pasadena, Texas. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Energy. There were five solicitations with three responses. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is March 1, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0450).

ARMY

New Mexico Technology Group, L.L.C., El Paso, Texas, was awarded an $85,000,000 contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to support White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Work will be performed in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The Mission Installation Contracting Center, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is the contracting activity (W9124Q-07-C-0504).

BPSI-MPSC, L.L.C., Severna Park, Md., was awarded a $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contract. The award will provide for the general administrative support services to the National Guard. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 10, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Mich., is the contracting activity (W912JB-12-D-4000).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $45,819,571 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the logistical services in support of the AH-64 Apache Modernized and Legacy Target Acquisition Designation Sight Assembly and Pilot Night Vision Sensor Assembly System. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0009).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded a $38,377,452 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 125 M1A1 tank hardware kits in support of Foreign Military Sales. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio, and Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0060).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $25,478,064 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to support PAC-3 production requirement for 11 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 Dec. 31, 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).

Swanberg Construction, Inc., Valley City, N.D., was awarded a $15,790,654 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services in support of the Devils Lake Flood Risk Management Project. Work will be performed in Devils Lake City, N.D., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn., is the contracting activity (W912ES-11-C-0005).

Davidson Construction, Inc., Newfolden, Minn., was awarded a $12,779,644 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services in support of the Roseau Flood Risk Management Project. Work will be performed in Roseau, Minn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn., is the contracting activity (W912ES-12-C-0003).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $10,537,813 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of one standard commercially configured Bell 412 enhanced performance helicopter with optional equipment requirements and complementary pilot and maintainer training. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas; Quebec, Canada; and Piney Flats, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-10-C-0080).

Frequentis Defense, Inc., Columbia, Md., was awarded a $9,100,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of voice communications systems and installation and training services for Columbia. Work will be performed in Columbia, Md., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 1, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-C-H647).

NAVY

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Md., is being awarded a $7,575,930 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6282) to exercise options for professional support services to Team Submarine in support of towed array systems, associated component systems, and hull sensor systems. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,127,569 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

Contracts for November 21, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Petromax, L.L.C.*, Bay City, Texas, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $156,767,615 for fuel. Other location of performance is in Pasadena, Texas. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Energy. There were five solicitations with three responses. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is March 1, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-12-D-0450).

ARMY

New Mexico Technology Group, L.L.C., El Paso, Texas, was awarded an $85,000,000 contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to support White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Work will be performed in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The Mission Installation Contracting Center, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is the contracting activity (W9124Q-07-C-0504).

BPSI-MPSC, L.L.C., Severna Park, Md., was awarded a $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contract. The award will provide for the general administrative support services to the National Guard. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 10, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Mich., is the contracting activity (W912JB-12-D-4000).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $45,819,571 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the logistical services in support of the AH-64 Apache Modernized and Legacy Target Acquisition Designation Sight Assembly and Pilot Night Vision Sensor Assembly System. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0009).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded a $38,377,452 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 125 M1A1 tank hardware kits in support of Foreign Military Sales. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio, and Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0060).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $25,478,064 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to support PAC-3 production requirement for 11 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 Dec. 31, 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).

Swanberg Construction, Inc., Valley City, N.D., was awarded a $15,790,654 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services in support of the Devils Lake Flood Risk Management Project. Work will be performed in Devils Lake City, N.D., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn., is the contracting activity (W912ES-11-C-0005).

Davidson Construction, Inc., Newfolden, Minn., was awarded a $12,779,644 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services in support of the Roseau Flood Risk Management Project. Work will be performed in Roseau, Minn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn., is the contracting activity (W912ES-12-C-0003).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $10,537,813 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of one standard commercially configured Bell 412 enhanced performance helicopter with optional equipment requirements and complementary pilot and maintainer training. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas; Quebec, Canada; and Piney Flats, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-10-C-0080).

Frequentis Defense, Inc., Columbia, Md., was awarded a $9,100,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of voice communications systems and installation and training services for Columbia. Work will be performed in Columbia, Md., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 1, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-C-H647).

NAVY

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Md., is being awarded a $7,575,930 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6282) to exercise options for professional support services to Team Submarine in support of towed array systems, associated component systems, and hull sensor systems. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,127,569 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

Canada Considering New Search and Rescue Aircraft

Canada due to its size and terrain relies on a fleet of different helicopters and fixed wing assets to provide civil search and rescue for its population. Many of these are quite elderly and the current government is considering a program to replace the older Lockheed Martin (LMT) produced C-130 transports used for this mission as well as other systems.

One of the contenders for the new contract would be Lockheed who could offer a version of their new C-130J aircraft. Canada has already invested in several of these to perform transport missions primarily in support of their troops in Afghanistan. The United States’ northern neighbor has bought these as well as Boeing (BA) CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters for this mission as part of a general upgrade of their military capabilities.

Lockheed is also the prime contractor on Canada’s largest military program — the purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to replace the current CF-18 jet aircraft. Canada is one of the most important foreign partners for the advanced stealth aircraft along with Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands.

The cost of the F-35 has become controversial in Canada as well as the current delays in the fielding of the aircraft. There have also been concerns about the how and the amounts of offsets Lockheed will use in connection with its contracts. Another issue is a belief that like with the C-130J contract the current Government may just go ahead and sole-source this new program to Lockheed without a contest.

As with a great deal of defense contracts the politics need to be worked out before movement can be made on generating a Request for Proposals. There certainly would be synergy with using an aircraft already in the inventory for a different mission but at the same time the C-130J may not represent the best value in order to meet the requirements of the mission. There is a review of these requirements currently underway that will then lead to the RFP preparation.

There is still no timetable for the contest.

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