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More Counter IED Work for Lockheed

The primary threat to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and mine. The Pentagon has spent billions on countering these weapons. Primarily through passive defense by acquiring large, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and up armoring other systems. They have though worked on active defense such as systems to detect and jam the IED’s.

Recently Lockheed Martin (LMT) was awarded a contract for spare and repair parts for a system they developed called the Vehicle Optics Sensor System. The contract is worth over $300 million and is good for the next two years.

The VOSS adds different cameras and other optical sensors to mine clearing vehicles. This assists the engineers in detecting IED and helping them neutralize them. The U.S. has also invested in radars that are vehicle mounted to scan the road ahead looking for the same kind of threat.

The U.S. will continue to carry out such types of contracts as long as they are engaged in Afghanistan. Once that ends the military will be faced with a large inventory of systems to counter the IED threat that might not be applicable to future conflicts.

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Lawrence Mead Jr., Aerospace Engineer, Dies at 94

Mr. Mead, an executive at Grumman, led the design team for the A-6 Intruder, which became the Navy’s primary attack bomber.

Capacity crowd turns out to discuss $7 billion renewable energy contract request for proposals — Press Release

August 29, 2012 by · Comment
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Army and Corps of Engineers (USACE) achieved a milestone Aug. 22 when more than 600 interested attendees participated in the pre-proposal conference for the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

The Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, issued the MATOC Request for Proposal (RFP) Aug. 7 for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements. The $7 billion capacity would be expended for the purchase of energy over a period of 30 years or less from renewable energy plants that are constructed and operated by contractors using private sector financing.

The solicitation is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov or http://go.usa.gov/Gd6. The solicitation closes Oct. 5.

The conference, hosted by the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the Huntsville Center was held at the Bob Jones Auditorium on Redstone Arsenal. The conference provided representatives from industry with an overview of the MATOC RFP and USACE’s general procurement process and offered an opportunity for a questions and answers session. . All presentations, questions and answers will be posted as an amendment to the solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website. A video of the conference will be posted to the Army EITF website, www.armyeitf.com, and the Huntsville Center website, www.hnd.usace.army.mil. The conference places the Army one step closer to putting a contract vehicle in place that will help installations meet mandated energy goals.

Col. John Hamilton, Redstone Garrison commander, opened the conference by telling attendees the importance of renewable energy to energy security on Army installations. He cited the power outages in Huntsville following the April 2011 tornadoes as an example and discussed the challenges of improving energy security and sustainability while remaining cost conscious..

Col. Robert J. Ruch, the Huntsville Center commander, talked about the goals the U.S. Army, the EITF and the Huntsville Center hope to achieve with the RFP.

“This is a huge opportunity for the Army, and we’re glad you want to be part of it,” Ruch said.

“We are truly excited to be leading this effort that will help installations meet mandated energy reduction goals far into the future. Increasing energy security is a top priority for DoD and Army leadership, and this effort will lead to enhanced energy security and sustainability for our installations.”

This past April, the White House announced that the Defense Department was making one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, by setting a goal to deploy three gigawatts of renewable energy – including solar, wind, biomass, or geothermal – on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025. That is enough energy to power 750,000 homes. The Army’s goal is one gigawatt of that total. These goals support the broader DoD goal to enhance installation energy security and reduce installation energy costs.

“This MATOC is a key contracting vehicle that will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through establishing a pool of qualified firms and contractors with solar, wind, biomass and geothermal technologies to compete for individual Power Purchase Agreements,” Ruch said.

By awarding the contract, the Army will increase its agility by streamlining acquisition processes to develop large-scale renewable energy projects that use private sector financing. This approach will help speed overall project development timelines to ensure the best value to the Army and private sector.

Mr. John Lushetsky, the EITF’s executive director, spoke about the role of the EITF in helping the Army meet its renewable energy goals.

“To reach the Army’s goal of deploying 1 GW of renewable energy by 2025 will require a different way of doing business with the private sector. The issuance of the MATOC is a clear milestone for us and the significant interest we’ve seen from industry indicates that we are on the right path. The EITF has worked closely with the Huntsville Center to make the MATOC a streamlined and agile tool for the government to procure power from large scale renewable energy projects. We reviewed and responded to over 900 comments from industry to make this the best product possible. We think we accomplished our goal but ultimately the people in this room will tell us if we’ve got it right.

Attendees at the conference said the information was helpful and the partnering opportunities were important.

Kurt Adams, executive vice president and chief development officer for First Wind, Portland, Maine, said the explanation of how pricing would work was very beneficial since he has projects that range greatly in price per kilowatt hour.

Artis Brazee, vice president for operations, MCC Construction Corporation, said the opportunity to speak with the other conference attendees about possible partnerships was helpful.

“This is a unique effort and partnership with the EITF, USACE and other DoD agencies,” Lushetsky said. “We want to create processes and pipelines that will help ensure Army energy security, and ultimately, to make the Army the preferred partner with industry in developing large-scale renewable energy projects.”

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JLTV Contracts – Seeking Alpha

This is an article I wrote for Seeking Alpha on the JLTV program and its potential for the recent winners of the development contracts.

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Meritor® Defense Supports Lockheed Martin with ProTec™ Suspension for JLTV Development Contract — Press Release

TROY, Mich., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announces that its ProTec™ High Mobility Independent Suspension (HMIS) will be integrated into Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) military vehicle that recently advanced to the next round of the Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

Lockheed Martin is one of three companies recently awarded an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the JLTV. This vehicle is designed to provide the ultimate payload, performance and protection to support our warfighters.

Engineered for extreme environments, the ProTec Series 30 HMIS is an advanced technology solution that was developed for the JLTV program. It provides outstanding off-road maneuverability and premium ride quality.

“With more than 100,000 miles of testing, the performance of the ProTec HMIS has been proven during the Technology Development phase of the JLTV program,” said Dave Damian, director, Sales and Business Development, Meritor Defense. “Our team began developing the ProTec Series 30 for the JLTV in 2005 and has been dedicated to providing the best possible solution for our warfighters.”

Earlier this year, the JLTV program entered the EMD phase, where six industry teams submitted bids for as many as three contracts. A production contract is expected late in 2015 or in early 2016.

A ProTec vehicle testing video on an up-armored HMMWV platform is available at meritordefense.com.

About Meritor, Inc.

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s website at meritor.com.

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Lockheed Receives Their JAGM Contract

The new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) is the second effort conducted by the Army to build a replacement for the Hellfire and Maverick air launched missiles. The earlier Joint Common Missile (JCM) program was cancelled. The Army has used 100′s of Hellfires in the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and what was originally an anti-tank missile has been modified for other roles. The Maverick is an earlier designed system that too was primarily for anti-tank but did have other warheads. The missiles were launched from a variety of platforms including the AH-1, AH-64, OH-58D, A-10, F-16 and F/A-18 helicopters and aircraft.

Due to budget constraints there have been some recommendations to cancel the new program and continue with the Hellfire. The total cost of development and production for the JAGM could be around 10-12 billion. The Army had been proceeding with a contest between Lockheed Martin (LMT) and a team of Raytheon (RTN) and Boeing (BA) to decide on one source when the decision was made to slow the program down.

The Army decided to use available funds to award the two contenders technology development contracts to keep work going until a final decision was made. At the very least potentially new technology would be developed that might be inserted into older missile systems. If funds were found the JAGM development and production could continue.

Now Lockheed has received their latest contract. It has a value of up to $64 million and is part of the “Extended Technology Development Phase”. Normally a program enters Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase at this time and the Army planned to choose one bidder for that.

Discussions between the Army and Raytheon on their contract continue but it should be awarded soon.

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Contracts for August 24, 2012



NAVY

Honeywell International Inc., Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $180, 914,513 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for Performance Based Logistics (PBL) for supply support for Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for the F/A-18 A/B/C/D/E/F/G (including F/A-18 Australian F/G models), P-3, S-3, C-2 and KC-130 F/R, F404 Main Fuel Controls (MFC) used on the F/A-18 aircraft and the P-3 engine driven compressor (EDC) covering 6 weapons replaceable assemblies (WRAs) and 85 shop replaceable assemblies (SRAs). Work for the MFC repairs will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla. (100 percent) and the work for the APU and EDC repairs will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (79 percent) and Phoenix, Ariz. (21 percent), and work is expected to be completed August 2017. The applicable Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire by the end of the end of the current fiscal year. This PBL contract includes supply support for the Australian F/A-18 Super Hornet under the Foreign Military Sales Program, and represents less than one percent of the estimated contract value. Honeywell was solicited for this sole-source requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. The contracting activity is the NAVSUP Weapons System Support, Philadelphia, Pa. (N00383-12-D-003D).

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $22,628,756 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-10-C-2110 for additional advance planning efforts to prepare for the refueling complex overhaul of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and its reactor plants. This effort will provide for additional advanced planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work to prepare for the refueling, overhaul, modernization and routine work on Abraham Lincoln and its reactor plants. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is contracted to complete by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Reyes Construction, Inc., Pomona, Calif., is being awarded a $9,924,490 firm-fixed-price task order #0009 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1606) for construction of an intersection bridge and improvements at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for construction of an intersection interchange comprised of roads, ramps, relocation of various utilities, and a two lane vehicular bridge overpass. The intersection interchange will service traffic entering and exiting the Del Mar area as well as the Oceanside Gate at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Decilog, Melville, N.Y., (W15QKN-12-D-0091); MTA Inc., Huntsville, Ala., (W15QKN-12-D-0095); RDM Engineering L.L.C., East Brunswick, N.J., (W15QKN-12-D-0097); Subsystem’s Technologies, Arlington, Va., (W15QKN-12-D-0098); Total Technologies Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J., (W15QKN-12-D-0100); and Wise Engineering Inc., Dover, N.J., (W15QKN-12-D-0101); were awarded a $74,000,000 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Fire Control Systems & Technology Directorate. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 13, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

AICI/ARCHIRODON - Joint Venture, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $66,588,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the design, construction, security and training services at Cairo West Air Base in support of the Egyptian Air Force. Work will be performed in Egypt, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 8, 2014. There were 23 bids solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-12-C-0033).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $64,999,951 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie and Sealy, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 8, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0262).

AM General L.L.C., South Bend, Ind., was awarded a $63,880,158 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Work will be performed in Livonia, Mich., and Mishawaka, Inc., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 8, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0258).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $55,878,452 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 8, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0264).

SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $46,909,050 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar AN/TPQ-50 Low Rate Initial Production system, initial spare parts and engineering support. Work will be performed in Syracuse, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 13, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-C-C011).

W.A. Ellis Construction Co., Independence, Mo., (W912DQ-12-D-1009); ESI Contracting Corp., Kansas City, Mo., (W912DQ-12-D-1010); Commercial Contractors Equipment Inc., Lincoln, Neb., (W912DQ-12-D-1011); and Dubuque Barge and Fleeting Service Co., (doing business as Newt Marine Services); Dubuque, Iowa, (W912DQ-12-D-1012); were awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the construction of bank stabilization and navigation protection structures on the Missouri River. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity.

Life Technologies Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of reagents and consumable supplies for the DNA Identification Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System in Dover Air Force Base, Del. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Frederick, Md., is the contracting activity (W81XWH-12-D-0038).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $40,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the research, development, integration and testing for the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support II. Work will be performed in McLean and Alexandria, Va., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 12, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-12-D-0004).

Charter Environmental Inc., Boston, Mass., was awarded a $30,961,340 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Phase I. Work will be performed in Boston, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Concord, Mass., is the contracting activity (W912WJ-12-C-0007).

The Robins and Morton Group, Birmingham, Ala., was awarded a $22,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the renovations in support of Womack Army Medical Center. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of June 20, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-12-C-0013).

ASM Research, Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $19,954,077 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Army training requirements and resources system operation and maintenance. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 13, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (W91WAW-12-D-0010).

The Natt McDougall Co., Tualatin, Ore., was awarded an $18,633,325 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a trap and haul type fish facility. Work will be performed in Sweet Home, Ore., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Ore., is the contracting activity (W9127N-12-C-0017).

Loyd Contracting Co. Inc., Titusville, Fla., was awarded an $18,222,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of the 13th Combat Aviation Brigade Complex. Work will be performed in Fort Carson, Colo., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 24, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 11 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-12-C-0032).

L-3 MPRI, Alexandria, Va., was awarded a $15,226,681 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the operational services in support of the Korea Battle Simulation Center. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity (W91QVN-12-C-0085).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $15,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the research and development services in the area of integration of signature management technologies, signature management measurements and management of acoustic signatures. Work will be performed in St. Louis, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2015. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-12-D-0004).

Primal Innovation, Sanford, Fla., was awarded a $10,974,982 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the research and development and operation maintenance services for the GLASSWAVE systems. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912HZ-12-C-0041).

AbilityOne/Chimes DC, Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $7,345,695 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the custodial services to various buildings and activities located on Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-12-D-0029).

Ceradyne Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., was awarded a $6,546,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of groin armor protective inserts. Work will be performed Costa Mesa, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-12-D-0013).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Parmelee Industries, Inc.*, Shawnee Mission, Kan., was issued a modification on the third option year of contract SPM2DE-09-D-7540/P00004. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $12,696,356 for purchase of optical frames and accessories. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were four responses to the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Aug. 27, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

*Small Business

More Apache Block III Contracts Awarded

Boeing (BA) has received two contracts for continued work on the AH-64D Apache Block III for the U.S. Army. These include a production option as well as one for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) support. The two contracts combined are worth over $600 million.

The Apache is the U.S.’s most advanced attack helicopter. Boeing will not only manufacture new ones but upgrade existing older models. Apaches have seen heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan where with there 30mm cannon and Hellfire missiles they have often provided fire support and precision strike. The Apache was originally designed to replace the AH-1 Cobra to kill Soviet tanks in Western Europe.

Boeing was also recently announced as the winner of a large FMS contract to provide Apaches to India. The Apache has been used by many U.S. allies such as the U.K., Netherlands, U.A.E., Israel and Egypt.

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Vizada Awarded Multi-Year Service Contract Valued Over $13.5 Million — Press Release

23 August 2012 – Washington, D.C. – Vizada Inc., a subsidiary of Astrium and a leading provider of satellite-based communications services, has been awarded by a U.S. government agency, a multi-year contract valued over $13.5 million to provide satellite services. Under the terms of the contract, Vizada will provide Inmarsat BGAN and SwiftBroadband services, including static IP addressing, voice, video, data, and messaging, in support of a full spectrum of operations
worldwide.

“Vizada delivers reliable, customized, end-to-end solutions to meet the unique needs of warfighters, first responders and other government workers,” said Bob Baker, CEO of Vizada, Inc. “The U.S. government has once again affirmed its confidence in our extended service portfolio and its reliance on us to provide the managed communications services they need.”

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Vizada, Inc.
Vizada Inc. is a leading provider of global satellite-based communication services. The company, which has recently been acquired by Astrium (EADS Group), offers a full portfolio of fixed and mobile connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators and delivers them to end users through a network of 200 service provider partners. These services are packaged with Vizada Solutions™, designed to add business value to basic connectivity, and delivered through Vizada’s global teleport network – five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada works with the industry best network providers, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, and SES WorldSkies and is the exclusive reseller of Astrium’s Paradigm solutions in the North American market. Vizada’s end-users benefit from satellite communications wherever they are in the world, including: government agencies and military commands, public safety and emergency response organizations, military and civil aviation operators and individual warfighters.

www.vizada.com

Astrium
Astrium is a world leading company for space technologies. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, dedicated to providing civil and defense space systems and services. Astrium Services, Telecom Governmental division, is the world’s first and only commercial operator of hardened and protected military satellite communications using X-band and UHF frequencies compliant to NATO STANAG interoperability standards. Through its wholly
owned subsidiary Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd it owns and operates the fleet of Skynet X-band and UHF satellites and provides satellite communications to multiple militaries and government organizations worldwide. Astrium’s three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment, and Astrium Services for comprehensive end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security satellite communications equipment, bespoke geo-information and navigation services worldwide. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2010, the Group comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter generated revenues of €45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.

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Contracts for August 23, 2012



AIR FORCE

Pricewaterhouse Coopers L.L.P. (FA4890-12-D-0031), McLean, Va. is being awarded a $76,354,451 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide support services in the areas of management and professional support services. The locations of performance may include the National Capital Region; Air Force Accounting and Finance Office of Denver, Colo.; Defense Finance and Accounting Services of Columbus, Ohio; Air Force Major Commands; Direct Reporting Units and outside the Continental U.S. locations. Work is to be completed by Aug. 22, 2017. The contracting activity is ACC AMIC/DRA, Newport News, Va.

Orbital Sciences Corp., Dulles, Va., (FA9453-12-C-0128) is being awarded a $32,642,695 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop a maneuverable augmented geostationary laboratory experiment platform spacecraft bus. The location of the performance is Orbital Sciences Corp., of Dulles, Va. Work is to be completed by Aug. 22, 2017. The contracting activity is AFRL/RVKVI, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Conn. (SPRTA1-09-G-0001 BZ40/BZ42) is being awarded an $8,769,818 firm-fixed price contract for support equipment to support the Egyptian Air Force F100-PW-229 engine on 20 F-16 aircraft. The location of the performance is United Technologies Corp., of East Hartford, Conn. Work is to be completed by Dec. 31, 2013. The contracting activity is OC/ALC/848 SCMG/PKBB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

NAVY

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $22,475,000 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. The purpose of this modification is to fund continuation of SSDS MK 2 development and test for CVN 78 and SSDS MK1 technology refresh efforts. SSDS provides ship self-defense capabilities against anti-ship cruise missile attack for aircraft carriers and selected amphibious ships by integrating existing and programmed anti-air warfare stand-alone defensive systems and providing an automated quick response and multi-target engagement capability emphasizing performance in the littoral environment. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), Tewksbury, Mass. (5 percent), and Portsmouth, R.I. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $22,221,197 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $19,000,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for Engineering Change Proposal 6253R1, Distributed Targeting System, Low Rate Initial Production 2 effort for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. This order includes delivery of 113 “A”, 64 “B” kits, and 20 spare bulk data cartridge units. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla. (75 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (21 percent); Muskegon, Mich. (1.5 percent); and various other locations throughout the United States (2.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,866,912 for ceiling priced repair delivery order #7002 under a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-10-G-003D) for the repair of nine weapon replaceable assemblies and eight shop replaceable assemblies of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System used in support of the F/A-18 Aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by Aug. 23, 2013. The applicable Fiscal 2012 Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Raytheon was solicited for this sole-source requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. The Naval Supply Weapons Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

Six U.S. flag international carriers have been awarded extensions to an existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity fixed price contract for ocean and intermodal distribution services. Work will be performed worldwide as specified on each individual order and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Twenty proposals were received at the time of initial award. U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity. The extensions are being awarded to the following: American President Lines Ltd, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., $50 million (HTC711-09-D-0028); American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier L.L.C., Park Ridge, N.J., $14 million (HTC711-09-D-0029); Farrell Lines Inc., Norfolk, Va., $14.7 (HTC711-09-D-0034); Hapag-Lloyd USA, L.L.C., Tampa, Fla., $8.7 million (HTC711-09-D-0036); Liberty Global Logistics, L.L.C., Lake Success, N.Y., $9.4 million (HTC711-09-D-0039); and Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., $66 million (HTC711-09-D-0040).

ARMY

AM General L.L.C., South Bend, Ind., was awarded a $9,960,823 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishiwaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-C-0405).

Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Va., was awarded a $9,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Environmental Advisory and Assistance Support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-12-D-0041).

NIITEK Inc., Dulles, Va., was awarded a $9,302,095 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of remote visualization systems, spare parts, training support and logistical data. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Va., with an estimated completion date of July 25, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W909MY-12-C-0027).

Textron Marine and Land Systems, New Orleans, La., was awarded a $9,115,966 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure field service representative support. Work will be performed in Slidell, La., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 2, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0114).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Va., was awarded an $8,973,337 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of information technology services. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2015. Sixteen bids were solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-07-D-0005).

Aerodynamics Inc., Waterford, Mich., was awarded an $8,343,645 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the fixed-wing airlift support services to personnel in the Central African region. Work will be performed in the Central African Republic, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-12-C-0062).

Breeze-Eastern, Whippany, N.J., was awarded an $8,228,539 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the overhaul services of a winch in support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Work will be performed in Whippany, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2017. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-D-0162).

Cubic Applications Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $8,141,368 cost-plus-award-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the 162nd Infantry Brigade Security Forces Advisory Team. Work will be performed in Fort Polk, La., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016. Two bids were solicited, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Polk, La., is the contracting activity (W911S0-07-C-0007).

Structural Associates Inc., East Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $7,601,300 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the design and construction services on Fort Drum, N.Y. Work will be performed in Fort Drum, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 2, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York, N.Y., is the contracting activity (W912DS-12-C-0023).

Beckering Advisor Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., was awarded a $7,450,890 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the expansion of the Battle Creek Mental Health Facility. Work will be performed in Battle Creek, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit, Mich., is the contracting activity (W911XK-12-C-0011).

Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Va., was awarded a $7,062,490 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the maintenance dredging services. Work will be performed in Cape Canaveral, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (W912EP-12-C-0017).

Atlas Trading International L.L.C., Beaverton, Ore., was awarded a $7,061,177 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of plastic railroad ties. Work will be performed in Beaverton, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 7, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-12-D-3011).

Weeks Marine Inc., Covington, La., was awarded a $7,028,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the maintenance dredging services. Work will be performed in Berwick, La., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 13, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-12-C-0042).

Kingfisher Systems Inc., Falls Church, Va., was awarded a $6,801,143 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support of U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 11, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-10-F-0023).

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Further JLTV Contracts Awarded

The Army as part of the ongoing Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) contract which ultimately will lead to a replacement for the HUMVEE awarded 3 contracts yesterday to companies to conduct Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) work. This should lead ultimately to the selection of one or perhaps two of them to produce the vehicle. The JLTV program could build tens of thousands of the light trucks for use by the U.S. military and many allied nations.

The teams selected for the continued effort were AM General, the current HUMVEE supplier, Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Oshkosh (OSK).

The initial contracts are in the $55-65 million range and will begin a little over two year effort of prototype development and testing which should then lead to a Milestone C Low Rate Initial Production Decision in 2015-16.

The practice of funding multiple EMD contractors and then choosing a winner was the successful acquisition strategy used for the MRAP-AT program in 2008 that led to Oshkosh producing thousands of those lighter, more maneuverable Mine Resistant Ambush Protected trucks for use in Afghanistan.

This is the second attempt at the JLTV as an earlier contest was cancelled due to the size and cost of the systems being developed.

The new JLTV will be more rugged then the HUMVEE taking the lessons learned from the last decade of fighting into account.

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Contracts for August 22, 2012



AIR FORCE

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz. (FA8682-12-C-0002) is being awarded $81,839,791 firm-fixed price contract for Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammers. Work is to be completed by Aug. 31, 2014. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/EBJM of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Northrup Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif. (FA8726-09-C-0010 P00057) is being awarded a $20,170,782 contract modification to integrate beyond line of sight capability onto an E-11A aircraft. Work is to be completed by June 30, 2013. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/HNAK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Tiffin Metal Products Co.*, Tiffin, Ohio, was issued a modification on the first option year of contract SPM8E6-11-D-0009/P00001. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $39,641,470 for acquisition of five drive-type, spade less fence posts. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army and Marine Corps. There were five responses to the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is September 22, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

American Posts, L.L.C.*, Toledo, Ohio, was issued a modification on the first option year of contract SPM8E6-11-D-0010/P00001. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $39,515,349 for acquisition of five drive-type, spade less fence posts. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army and Marine Corps. There were five responses to the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is Sept. 22, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., was issued a modification on contract SPRBL1-11-D-0029/P00006. The award is a firm fixed price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity, sole source contract with a maximum $35,528,960 for radio components. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are federal civilian agencies. There was one solicitation with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is Aug. 25, 2016. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Land, Aberdeen, Md.

NAVY

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $15,783,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and technical services in support of the Relocatable Over the Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system for the Forces Surveillance Support Center, Chesapeake, Va. The ROTHR system is a unique legacy radar system that uses High Frequency Over the Horizon radar to provide tactically significant wide area air and sea surveillance tracking information. The ROTHR System supports the tracking and detection of drug trafficking activities in Northern South American and Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico basins. This contract contains two, one-year option provisions, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $48,472,799. Work will be performed in Sudbury, Mass. (50 percent); Southside Hampton Roads Va. (Chesapeake and Norfolk) (30 percent); Freer, Texas (10 percent); and Puerto Rico (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed Aug. 21, 2013. Work will continue through Aug. 22, 2015, if all options are exercised. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funding for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity guaranteed minimum will be obligated at time of award in the amount of $1,000,000 and will consist of fiscal year 2012 Operation and Maintenance, Navy funds. Subsequent funding will be obligated at the resultant task order level as procurement needs arise. The contract was not competitively procured and is issued on a sole source basis. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Support Center Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, is the contracting activity (N00189-12-D-Z028).

Coastal Helicopter, Inc.*, Panama City, Fla., is being awarded a $9,043,184 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for aircraft flight test support of programs such as the Advanced Littoral Reconnaissance Technologies, Office of Naval Research. Work will be performed in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (70 percent) and Panama City, Fla. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2017. Funds in the amount of $150,000 will be obligated at the time of contract award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division is the contracting activity (N61331-12-D-0010).

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Raytheon, US Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing — Press Release

Weapon retargeted in flight to engage large, maneuvering ship

POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target.

“This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after release, and strike a precise point on a moving ship using the weapon’s autonomous terminal seeker,” said Cmdr. Samuel Hanaki of the U.S. Navy’s Precision Strike Weapons Program Office. “The program remains on track for reaching initial operational capability in 2013.”

The test presented two maneuvering ships (large and small) as potential targets. Before weapon release, a Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet targeted the smaller ship, and then handed off weapon control to a second Super Hornet also targeting the smaller ship. After release from the first Super Hornet, the JSOW C-1 was guided by the second Super Hornet toward the smaller maneuvering ship target located 90 kilometers from launch point.

While in flight, the JSOW was retargeted by the second Super Hornet to the larger maneuvering ship target. The JSOW provided weapon in-flight track and bomb hit indication status messages back to the controlling Super Hornet while successfully engaging the larger target ship. The test validated JSOW C-1′s unique ability to be controlled, updated and retargeted as needed to eliminate its intended target.

“JSOW C-1 brings U.S. and allied warfighters the unique ability to engage moving ships as far as 100 kilometers away with an air-launched precision strike weapon,” said Celeste Mohr, Raytheon Missile Systems’ JSOW program director. “The 280 Raytheon employees in Tucson, Ariz., and the hundreds of partner-supplier employees across the U.S. worked hard to make this test a success and demonstrate JSOW C-1′s ability as the newest and pre-eminent moving maritime target weapon.”

About the Joint Standoff Weapon

JSOW is a family of affordable, air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated GPS- inertial navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker. JSOW C-1 adds the two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink to the combat-proven weapon, enabling moving maritime target capability.

  • JSOW C-1 is the world’s first networked weapon with a range of approximately 100 kilometers.
  • The U.S. Navy’s first two free-flight tests of JSOW C-1, on July 26, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2011, resulted in direct hits on moving ship targets.
  • Raytheon is using company funding to develop a powered version of JSOW with the potential to engage targets at distances greater than 250 nautical miles.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

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The Uncertain Future of Aircraft Carriers – September 2012

In this podcast, we look at the uncertain future of aircraft carriers, how America’s electrical grids may be making us vulnerable to attacks and why companies are adopting military training technology for civilian use.

More CROWS for the Army from Kongsberg

Kongsberg is a Norwegian conglomerate that supports the maritime and oil industries as well as having a fairly active defense group. One of its more important products this last decade is supporting the U.S. Army through the production of Crew Remote Operated Weapon Systems (CROWS).

CROWS allow a soldier to aim and fire his weapon while inside his vehicle under maximum protection. The CROWS consists of a turret mounting a variety of machine guns or grenade launchers, visual detecting and aiming systems, and controls for the gunner. The use of these type of mountings has greatly reduced casualties by reducing the exposure of the crews to direct fire as well as the mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat.

The Army has just awarded Kongsberg a further five year contract for production of the systems. If all options are exercised the contract could be worth up to just under a billion dollars. Previous contracts have seen Kongsberg deliver almost 10,000 systems for use on HUMVEE’s, MRAP vehicles and other support vehicles.

The company operates a plant in Pennsylvania to support these efforts.

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Contracts for August 21, 2012



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Ashville, N.C., was awarded contract SPM8EC-12-D-0012. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $776,000,000 for specific construction equipment. Other locations of performance are Pennsylvania, Sweden, and Korea. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were fifteen solicitations with fifteen responses. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 through fiscal 2017 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Aug. 20, 2017. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Dentsply International, York, Pa., was awarded contract SPM2D0-12-D-0009. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $13,721,676 for various medical and surgical components. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were seventeen responses to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Warstopper Funds. The date of performance completion is Aug. 20, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Raytheon Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded contract SPRRA2-12-C-0032. The award is a firm fixed price, sole source contract with a maximum $6,997,617 for antenna element assemblies. There are no other locations of performance. Using military service is Army. There was one solicitation with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Army Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is June 22, 2014. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

NAVY

CJW/Desbuild, JV*, Hyattsville, Md. (N40080-12-D-0408); CFM/Severn, JV*, Millersville, Md. (N40080-12-D-0409); Blazer Enterprises*, Great Mills, Md. (N40080-12-D-0410); The Matthews Group, Inc.*, Purcellville, Va. (N40080-12-D-0411); Tidewater, Inc.*, Columbia, Md. (N40080-12-D-0412); MSI Universal*, Gaithersburg, Md. (N40080-12-D-0413); Persaud Companies*, Bethesda, Md. (N40080-12-D-0414), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for various construction/renovation/repair services in supports of shore facilities of supported commands at U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installations within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Maryland and Virginia. The maximum dollar value for all seven contracts combined is $120,000,000. Blazer Enterprises is being awarded task order #0001 at $1,644,000 for the construction of Unmanned Aircraft System at Webster Field, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by August 2013. All work will be performed in Md. (45 percent), Washington, D.C. (30 percent) and Va., (25 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of August 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $1,794,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with 51 proposals received. These seven contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $23,401,476 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0061) for additional operational and maintenance servicesin support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based 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 August 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $23,401,476 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Allen Vanguard, Inc.*, Ogdensburg, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,978,131 modification under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-11-D-0019) for the procurement of operations search kits and protective equipment for Afghanistan National Security Forces (100 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and is expected to complete by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Northrup Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va. (FA8106-08-C-0010-P00178) is being awarded a $29,693,800 firm fixed price contract modification to exercise the option to extend services for six months of fiscal year 2013 in support of the C-20 Contractor Logistics Support contract. This effort includes depot maintenance; contractor operated and maintained base supply, and flight line maintenance and field team support. Work is to be completed by March 30, 2013. The contracting activity is OC-ALC/GKSKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

The University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., is being awarded a $7,385,049.00 modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract (HR0011-11-C-0094). This work supports the DARPA Prophecy program, which seeks to transform the vaccine and drug development enterprise from observational and reactive to predictive and preemptive by spurring development of a multidisciplinary approach to predicting viral evolution. Work will be performed in San Francisco, Calif., (54.5 precent); Buenos Aires, Argentina (5 precent); San Diego, Calif. (15 precent); New York, N.Y. (7.5 precent); Stanford, Calif. (15 precent) and Haifa, Israel (3 precent). The work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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Montie Design Joins the Partnership for Defense Innovation — Press Release

Innovation and Commercialization Firm Furthers Commitment to Defense Innovation

(Research Triangle Park, N.C.) The innovation and commercialization firm Montie Design has officially joined the Partnership for Defense Innovation (PDI) as part of an overall effort to further its commitment to serving the changing needs of the defense industry.

A tax exempt 501 c(3) organization promoting economic development in the defense space, PDI is based in Fayetteville.

“We have been working alongside PDI through the years, interacting with member companies and organizational leadership at industry events, and decided that formalizing our relationship would help both parties contribute to defense innovation,” Montie Roland company president, said.

Roland recently served on an information technology panel discussing modeling and simulation at the North Carolina Advanced Technologies Forum hosted by U.S. Senator Richard Burr. The event served to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government to meet future challenges such as sequestration.

“As generalists, the Montie Design team operates in multiple industries and looks to vacuums in trends, bringing a unique third-party perspective and experience of other industries into consideration of clients’ product concepts. This helps us pivot and change direction quickly, which is essential when working in an industry with an uncertain future like defense,” Roland explained.

The Montie Design team is looking forward to contributing its knowledge and experience to PDI, while in return tapping the organization’s resources including a full-service engineering and design facility staffed with former Special Forces / Special Mission Unit operators, academically trained engineers and technicians. These professionals offer highly sought-after expertise in Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Integration of emerging Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and Government off the Shelf (GOTS) technologies with specific application to Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Military operations and systems integration.

By actively participating in regional and national defense industry educational and networking opportunities, Montie Design provides its insights and experience to help a multitude of product design-related communities achieve excellence. Company President Montie Roland serves on numerous committees and panels, speaking regularly at industry events. Montie Design regularly exhibits at NC Defense Business Association and North Carolina Military Business Center events.

For more information on Montie Design, visit www.montie.com.

About Montie Design

Montie Design is an innovation and commercialization firm with core competencies in mechanical engineering and industrial design. Active in the product design, defense, and technology sectors, we leverage years of industry leadership and extensive technical capabilities to help clients take products from concept to marketplace that are economical to manufacture, elegant and robust. Montie Design is a North Carolina company headquartered in the Research Triangle region with clients across the country and overseas. We are dedicated to economic development throughout our home state and furthering excellence in design and engineering. For more information, visit www.montie.com.

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Contracts for August 20, 2012



Defense Logistics Agency

Graybar Electric Company, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was issued a modification on contract SPM500-04-D-BP14/P00026. The award is a firm fixed price, prime vendor, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $160,244,324 for maintenance, repair and operations for the Alaska Region. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were seven responses to the FedBizOps solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is August 17, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Science Application International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification on contract SPM500-04-D-BP15/P00025. The award is a firm fixed price, prime vendor, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $105,033,859 for maintenance, repair and operations for the Northwest Region. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were five responses to the FedBizOps solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is August 17, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Frank Gargiulo Produce*, Hillside, N.J., was issued a modification on contract SPM300-08-D-P027. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $18,909,453 for fresh fruit and vegetable support in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania zone. There are no other locations of performance. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and USDA school customers. There were six responses to the web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012-2014 Defense Working Capital funds. The date of performance completion is February 27, 2014. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Air Force

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, Calif. (FA8620-10-G-3038 0013) is being awarded an $87,338,761 firm fixed price, cost plus fixed fee contract for MQ-9 Reaper FY10/11 retrofit kits and installations for up to 80 aircraft. The location of performance is San Diego, Calif. Work is to be completed by August 17, 2016. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Liverpool, N.Y., (FA8707-12-C-0018) is being awarded a $35,980,000 firm fixed price contract for the continued technology development of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar system and Preliminary Design Review and Capability Demonstration of the radar prototype. The location of performance is Liverpool, N.Y. Work is to be completed by Nov. 20, 2013. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/HBDK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Division of Linthicum Heights, MD (FA8707-12-C-0019) is being awarded a $34,748,186 firm fixed price contract for the continued technology development of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar system and Preliminary Design Review and Capability Demonstration of the radar prototype. The location of performance is Linthicum Heights, MD. Work is to be completed by Nov. 20, 2013. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/HBDK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass. (FA8707-12-C-0020) is being awarded a $35,195,000 firm fixed price contract for the continued technology development of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar system and Preliminary Design Review and Capability Demonstration of the radar prototype. The location of performance is Sudbury, Mass. Work is to be completed by Nov. 20, 2013. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/HBDK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Navy

Offshore Service Vessels, L.L.C., Galliano, La., is being awarded $47,420,000 to exercise an option under a previously awarded contract (N00033-05-C-3300) to purchase vessels and flexible piping equipment that comprise the Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS). The vessels include a U.S.-flagged self-sustaining vessel, MV VADM K.R. Wheeler and one tender vessel, MV Fast Tempo. The OPDS has been under long-term charter to Military Sealift Command since 2005, and has the capability to operate as an at-sea pumping station, quickly and efficiently delivering fuel to soldiers and Marines operating ashore where port facilities are inadequate or non-existent. The ship transfers to U.S. government ownership on Aug. 20, 2012, and will continue to operate worldwide. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-05-C-3300).

Acosta, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $7,850,597 indefinite-delivery requirements contract with fixed-price and economic price adjustment provisions to provide for various resale items in support of Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Ship Store Program. The contract shall provide NEXCOM with a vehicle for placing orders for the various supplies required by the command, which will then be placed in the inventory of Ship’s Store for the purpose of resale to the ship’s crew. The contract contains four one-year option periods, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $39,252,985. Work will be performed in the following pre-determined zones: Zone A - Alameda, Calif.; Concord, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco Bay Area, Calif., and Richmond, Calif., Zone B - Chino, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.; Port Hueneme, Calif. and San Diego, Calif., Zone C - Portland, Ore.; Bremerton, Wash.; Everett, Wash, and Seattle, Wash., Zone G - Little Creek, Va.; Newport News, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; Portsmouth, Va. and Yorktown, Va. Work is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2013. If all options are exercise, work will continue through Dec. 31, 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. Funding will be at the delivery order level. The requirement was not available for competition as Acosta, Inc., is the wholesaler/distributor authorized by the various manufacturers it represents to serve as the sole distribution channel to NEXCOM, and the Ship’s Store Program. The Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N00189-12-D-0044).

*Small Buisness

Army’s M4 Follies Continue

The United States military has over the last decade become to rely on the M4 carbine model of the standard M16 rifle. This is basically a M16 with a shorter barrel that was found more useful in the close combat fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The M4 originally was intended to supplement the M16 as a vehicle crew weapon. Since 2001 the U.S. Army has bought thousands of M4 from privately owned Colt.

The M4 has had a mixed combat record with complaints about range, jamming and stopping power. The Army has since 1990 tried multiple times to build a new replacement rifle for the M16 most recently with the cancelled XM-8 system. This does live on in the form of the XM-25 Punisher version which is a squad level weapon that fires 25mm airburst rounds. This is manufactured by Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and is seeing trials in Afghanistan.

Like a great deal of weapons the Army has relied on a sole source for the M4. They do own the technical data and in April awarded a production contract to rival Remington. Colt protested that decision.

Now the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled on the protest upholding Colt’s claim. The GAO based their decision on a review of how the Army applied their source selection criteria and found it wanting. This means that in their view Colt’s proposal was not evaluated fairly against Remington’s. The GAO denied all other claims by COlt.

After the protest is upheld the selecting Agency will go back and review the decision. They may decide that it was done properly and maintain the contract with Remington, agree to a new contest, or in very rare cases throw out the original award and give it to the challenger. There is now no timeline when this decision will be made and Remington will have to stop work on their M4 contract.

At the same time the Army continues another attempt to get a new combat rifle. Various bidders have prototypes in test that could then lead to a formal solicitation. That program though is in its early days and it will be a few more years before a decision is made on production of a new system. The winner of that will see a huge amount of work as often the standard U.S. weapon is adopted by many different countries across the globe.

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U.S. Navy Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Innovation for Pharmacy Automation Technologies — Press Release

Industry Leader Wins Contract With Value Up to $49 Million for Navy Pharmacy Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Innovation, makers of PharmASSIST® pharmacy automation solutions, today announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a 5-Year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract up to $49 million to supply pharmacy automation technologies to U.S. Navy high-volume sites and outpatient pharmacies around the world. According to the U.S. Navy, Innovation was the only company who fully met the technical requirements of their published Generic Functional Systems Requirement (GFSR).

“Innovation is pleased that the U.S. Navy has awarded us this significant contract to upgrade their pharmacies’ prescription fulfillment processes and quality control,” said Mary Reno, CEO, Innovation. “We look forward to this opportunity to assist Navy pharmacies in achieving their goal of standardized workflow and dispensing platforms. Most importantly, our various technologies will help Navy pharmacies reach the specific quality objectives that they require to ensure the utmost in patient safety for our service men and women.”

The main objectives of this U.S. Navy initiative are to:

Replace current “end-of-life” pharmacy automation equipment and provide a more standardized process flow for many of the naval outpatient pharmacies.
Improve the quality of dispensing by reducing the opportunities for errors.
Increase the volume capability while reducing the wait time for patients.
Reduce operating costs related to improved inventory management, efficient staff utilization, and increased security.

U.S. Navy hospitals previously acquired their pharmacy automation systems individually. The new contract calls for central acquisition and management to enable U.S. Navy outpatient pharmacies to implement a standardized pharmacy automation system throughout the life of the contract.

About Innovation

Innovation, a leader in the world of automated prescription dispensing and workflow systems, offers the PharmASSIST family of products to address the prescription growth, quality assurance, pharmacy workflow, and cost control challenges of all types of pharmacies. Using PharmASSIST pharmacy automation solutions, pharmacies increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety, and set new benchmarks for quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.innovat.com.

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Contracts for August 17, 2012

Curtis LeMay’s Old Headquarters to be Replaced

The Air Force recently awarded a contract to build a new headquarters for the Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). This will be like its predecessor at Offut AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. USSTRATCOM replaced the old Strategic Air Command (SAC) merging control of all of the U.S. nuclear weapons on aircraft, missiles and submarines. Previously SAC controlled the bomber and ICBM fleets while the Navy kept control of its ballistic missile submarines.

The original SAC headquarters was built about 50 years ago. The new almost 1,000,000 square foot facility’s initial construction contract worth about $120 million was awarded to Kiewit Phelps. The total construction could cost close to $500 million. This does not include the costs of installing new IT and support equipment.

General Curtis LeMay was commander of B-29 aircraft bombing Japan during World War II and went on to command SAC in the Fifties building it into the force it was. He then became Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

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Lockheed Martin Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract For Personnel Carrier Vehicle Study And Demonstration — Press Release

DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) program.

During an eight-month evaluation period, the U.S. Marine Corps will verify human factors and amphibious capabilities of Lockheed Martin’s vehicle at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Related protection evaluations will occur at the Nevada Automotive Test Center in Carson City, Nev.

“Our Havoc 8×8 is a low-risk, combat-proven solution that is in service with six countries and manufactured on multiple, active production lines,” said Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business.

The Lockheed Martin Havoc 8×8 vehicle leverages the combat-proven Patria Land Systems’ 8×8 Armored Modular Vehicle, which has been selected by six different European countries, is currently in production, and is deployed in Afghanistan. Lockheed Martin is embedding U.S. content into the design, including technology and protection systems.

“Lockheed Martin has extensive experience integrating advanced C4ISR, weapons and protection systems for armored vehicles,” said Greene. “Havoc will provide the Marines with high degrees of mobility and protection while being simple to operate and maintain in challenging conditions.”

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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

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Contracts for August 16, 2012



NAVY

Cambridge International Systems, Inc.*, Arlington, Va. (N65236-12-D-4845); Mandex, Inc.*, Fairfax, Va. (N65236-12-D-4846); Grove Resource Solutions, Inc.*, Frederick, Md. (N65236-12-D-4847); and United, J.V.*, Reston, Va. (N65236-12-D-4848), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price provisions, multiple award contract for the procurement of Battle-Space Awareness support services including the development, integration, and test of intelligence, battlespace awareness, and information operations applications and dedicated hardware. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to a combined estimated value of $249,590,000. Work will be performed worldwide, and is expected to be completed by August 2013. If all options are exercised, work could continue until August 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition after exclusion of sources under small business set-aside provisions (10 U.S.C. 2304 (b)(2)) via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, with nine offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $40,048,729 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for supplies and services in support of the F/A-18E/F Structures Service Life Assessment Program (Phase B3). Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (60.5 percent), and El Segundo, Calif. (39.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 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.

A-Dec, Inc., Newberg, Ore., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $39,513,971 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide dental delivery systems in support of U.S. Navy medical treatment facilities. Work will be performed in and outside the continental United States, including hospital ships and the fleet, and is expected to be completed by August 2017. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funding will be provided on the delivery orders and is expected to be fiscal year funding. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; four proposals were received. The Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, Md., is the contracting activity (N62645-12-D-5043).

W. M. Jordan Co., Newport News, Va., is being awarded $16,542,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-09-D-5034) for total renovation and reconfiguration of bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) buildings KJ, KK, KN, and IF, at Naval Station Norfolk. The reconfiguration of the BEQ interiors will provide 80, 2+0 module units (160 beds). In conjunction with the reconfiguration, repairs shall be done to comply with Defense Planning Guidance, meet current code requirements, and correct existing deficiencies. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by February 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $16,542,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Services, Inc., MPRI, Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $7,917,591 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price cost contract (N68335-12-C-0120) for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems support of Forward Operating Bases, including sustainment of operators currently in theatre, training and pre-deployment support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $7,200,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for research, development, test, and technical services in support of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. DDG 1000 technical services include technology development, analytical modeling, qualification of materials, potential design/process improvements, and design excursions. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (80 percent), and Gulfport, Miss. (20 percent), and is expected to complete by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

US Foods, Inc., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract with a maximum $86,462,500 for food and beverage support. There are no other locations of performance. Using military service is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. There were two responses to the Web solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2011 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Aug. 16, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-12-D-3567).

*Small business

Contracts for August 15, 2012



NAVY

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $104,804,120 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-4410) for USS Comstock (LSD 45) fiscal 2012 Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability. An Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability provides for an extensive renovation and modernization of an LSD (dock landing ships) class ship, including alterations and repairs as well as inspection and testing to all ships systems and components ensuring safe and dependable operation of the ship. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $73,294,428 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif. is the contracting activity.

General Atomics, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $44,469,437 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-11-G-0003) for research and development logistic efforts to support and maintain the CVN 78 Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. This order will include the development of supportability analysis, logistics management information database, reliability centered maintenance guidance, repair level analysis, maintenance plans, technical manuals and training. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Lakehurst, N.J. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $7,488,015 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4407) for USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) fiscal 2012 emergent maintenance availability. The emergent maintenance availability includes authorization to support emergency drydocking for rudder repairs. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to complete by October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $7,488,015 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

TMG Services, Inc.*, Cleveland, Ohio, is being awarded a $6,683,768 firm-fixed-price contract for the Massey Avenue corridor improvements at Naval Station Mayport. The work to be performed provides for construction of a boulevard-style roadway with two lanes each way divided with a turfed median along the Massey Avenue corridor. Construction includes turning lanes, curb and gutters and pedestrian sidewalks on the north side of Massey Avenue. It includes realignment of intersecting streets and all required signalization and intersection reconstruction and all incidental related work. This project also includes improvements at the intersection of Maine Street and Moale Avenue and at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Moale Avenue to improve capacities and safety of these intersections. A round-about shall be constructed at the Baltimore Street and Moale Avenue intersection. Site preparation includes site clearing, excavation and preparation for construction. Paving and site improvements include a storm water drainage, sidewalks and curbing. Electrical utilities include traffic signals, roadway lights and utility relocations. Work will be performed in Mayport, Fla., and is expected to be completed by February 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with four proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-12-C-0757).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $58,485,318 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (HR0011-12-C-0086). The contractor will perform Phases 2 through 4 of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Program. The contractor will design, construct, and demonstrate a prototype ACTUV vessel. The contractor proposed a trimaran platform: key features and innovations for the vessel, sensors, autonomy and software. This design reflects the results of extensive trade studies conducted by Science Applications International in Phase 1 (HR0011-10-C-0184) which validated the suitability of a trimaran platform. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va. (25.7 percent); Vancouver, Wash. (27.4 percent); Long Beach, Miss. (13.4 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (8.9 percent); Glen Burnie, Md. (5.7 percent); Portsmouth, R.I. (5.0 percent); Pasadena, Calif. (4.5 percent); Newport, R.I. (2.6 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (2.4 percent); Bowie, Md. (1.9 percent); Bristol, R.I. (1.7 percent); Gloucester Point, Va. (0.5 percent); and Virginia Beach, Va. (0.4 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 15, 2015. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Ostendo Technologies, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded a $58,328,021 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a synthetic-holographic 3D workstation prototype. The location of the performance is Carlsbad, Calif. Work is to be completed by Oct. 17, 2016. AFRL/RQKDA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-12-C-7221).

L-3 Services, Inc., STRATIS, Reston, Va., is being awarded a $15,491,733 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-reimbursable contract for the integrated broadcast services, network systems additional capabilities and message throughput. In addition, hardware and software will be upgraded. The location of the performance will be Reston, Va. Work is to be completed by May 24, 2014. AFLCMC/HBII, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8707-12-C-0017).

CAE USA, Inc., Training Services, Tampa, Fla., is being awarded a $7,626,094 contract modification for KC-135 ATS Block 45 Upgrade Phase I. The location of performance is Rockwell Collins, Salt Lake City, Utah. Work is expected to be completed by May 15, 2014. AFLCMC/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8223-10-C P00023).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $23,226,087 for radar equipment. There are no other locations of performance. Using military service is Navy. There was one solicitation with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Navy Aircraft Procurement Funds. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPRPA1-09-G-002Y-5050).

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, N.Y., was awarded contract. The award is a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $14,210,262 for radar equipment. There are no other locations of performance. Using military service is Royal Australian Navy. There was one solicitation with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Foreign Military Sales. The date of performance completion is March 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPRPA1-09-G-002Y-5051).

*Small business

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