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BAE Systems to Modernize Destroyers Under U.S. Navy Ship Repair Contract

NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems, Inc., a leading U.S. non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, and conversion company, will modernize 11 Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyers under a contract with the U.S. Navy with a potential value of $365 million. This work, along with the recent acquisition of Atlantic Marine, reflects BAE Systems' efforts to support new-era requirements of customers for the readiness and sustainment of equipment and systems. The company received t

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Bath Iron Works Awarded $105 Million for DDG 1001 and DDG 1002 Advanced Material Procurement and Support — Press Release

Bath Iron Works Awarded $105 Million for DDG 1001 and DDG 1002 Advanced Material Procurement and Support

BATH, Maine, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $105.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead-time material and engineering, production and support services associated with the construction of DDG 1001, and for long-lead-time material procurement associated with DDG 1002. The original contract was awarded in February 2008. Work encompassed by this modification is expected to be completed by February 2011.

Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works, said, “We see this award as yet another expression of the Navy’s confidence in our ability to efficiently construct and deliver all three ships of the Zumwalt class. We’re making good progress building the lead ship, DDG 1000, building momentum as we ramp up our construction efforts. This award will allow us to maintain progress on our DDG 1001 start-up and initiate timely procurement of key long-lead material items to support the DDG 1002 construction schedule.”

Bath Iron Works, a leader in surface combatant design and construction, employs approximately 5,700 people. Since 1991, BIW has manufactured and delivered 32-Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world, to the U.S. Navy. Two additional ships are currently under construction for delivery in 2011. In addition, BIW is the lead designer and builder for the Navy’s Zumwalt (DDG 1000) class program.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

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Bath Iron Works Awarded $105 Million for DDG 1001 and DDG 1002 Advanced Material Procurement and Support

Bath Iron Works Awarded $105 Million for DDG 1001 and DDG 1002 Advanced Material Procurement and Support
July 7, 2010

BATH, Maine, -The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $105.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead-time material and engineering, production and support services associated with the construction of DDG 1001, and for long-lead-time material procurement associated with DDG 1002. The original contract was awarded in February 2008. Work encompassed by this modification is expected to be completed by February 2011.

Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works, said, "We see this award as yet another expression of the Navy's confidence in our ability to efficiently construct and deliver all three ships of the Zumwalt class. We're making good progress building the lead ship, DDG 1000, building momentum as we ramp up our construction efforts. This award will allow us to maintain progress on our DDG 1001 start-up and initiate timely procurement of key long-lead material items to support the DDG 1002 construction schedule."

Bath Iron Works, a leader in surface combatant design and construction, employs approximately 5,700 people. Since 1991, BIW has manufactured and delivered 32-Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world, to the U.S. Navy. Two additional ships are currently under construction for delivery in 2011. In addition, BIW is the lead designer and builder for the Navy's Zumwalt (DDG 1000) class program.

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 18, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 18, 2010
June 18, 2010

NAVY
Philadelphia Gear Corp., King of Prussia, Pa., is being awarded an $80,240,784 firm-fixed-price contract for main reduction gears for DDG 51 (Arleigh Burke) Class Guided Missile Destroyers. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $425,955,513. Work will be performed in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (79.2 percent); Kansas City, Mo. (7.2 percent); St. Augustine, Fla. (3.6 percent); Westminster, Mass. (3.2 percent); Middlesex, England, U.K. (2.2 percent); Latrobe, Pa. (2.1 percent); Pewaukee, Wis. (1.4 percent); and Erie, Pa. (1.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities Web site and two offers were received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-2310).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $43,800,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-02-C-3002) for the development, integration, verification, and validation of verification simulator capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, 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 (N00019-02-C-3002).

Blueridge General, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $33,655,729 firm-fixed-price contract for construction to replace roof and repair exterior of medical administrative building three at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va., and is expected to be completed by July 2013. Funds are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-10-C-3002).

Watts Constructors, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded firm-fixed-price task order #0002 at $11,178,000 under a multiple award construction contract for critical mechanical/electrical repairs to building 352 at Makalapa, Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by October 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62478-08-D-4013).

HDR Engineering, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineer services contract with a maximum amount of $7,500,000 for the preparation of plans and specifications for civil/environmental projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR including, but not limited to Guam (30 percent); Hawaii (20 percent); West Coast (Calif., Nev., and Wash. 20 percent); and other areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans (30 percent). The term of contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC E-Solicitation Web site with six proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-10-D-0009).

General Dynamics Information Technology is being awarded a $7,499,757.00 Task Order M6785402A9014-0047. The scope of this effort is to provide general engineering and scientific support to the Marine Corps Systems Command; Operational Forces Systems; Product Group 09; Program Manager Ground Combat Systems for item unique identification (IUID) marking of Mission Essential phase I; Marine Corps IUID Legacy Phase 2 and/or other legacy equipment; assemblies/subassemblies identified by Headquarters Marine Corps or as directed, i.e., controlled principle end items; and other serially managed items not covered under the primary effort. Principal activities include management support, IUID planning, capture of equipment pedigree data with the major emphasis on engineering analysis to identify secondary repairables, and subassemblies for the implementation of IUID marking, and data quality control and temp data storage management. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va., and is expected to be completed in June 2011. Contract funds will expire Sept. 30, 2010. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M6785402A9014-0047).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Exide Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga., is being awarded a maximum $48,735,775 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for wet-charged, lead acid storage batteries. Other location of performance is Manchester, Iowa. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were originally four proposals solicited with one response. This contract is for a two-year base with three option years. The date of performance completion is July 9, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (SPM7LX-10-D-7121).

AIR FORCE
Lockheed Martin Corp., of Marietta, Ga., was awarded a $7,004,657 contract modification for C-5 Avionics Modernization program lot VIII components. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 716 AESG/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-98-C-0006, P00237).

Wyle Laboratories of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $24,801,569 contract which will research test, develop, and deliver integrated master schedules; mishap risk assessment reports; systems safety program plans; system safety hazard analysis reports; corrosion prevention and control plans; basic reliability models; technical report/study services; test procedures/reports; and product drawings/models and associated list. At this time, $7,936 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005, Delivery Order 0138).

Wyle Laboratories of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $24,495,032 contract modification which will apply reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability best practices to execute various commander, Naval Air Forces, Naval Air Systems Command and the Joint Services Wiring Action Group projects and programs relating to electrical systems on and off aircraft. At this time, $158,730 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005, Delivery Order 0149).

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Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence

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Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence
April 15, 2010

The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, April 17, 2010, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.

Designated DDG 110, the new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, who served nearly six years as a prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam and later as superintendent of the Naval Academy.

Lawrence was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951. At the Naval Academy, he played three varsity sports and was president and brigade commander, in which capacity he helped establish the Brigade Honor concept. He graduated from the Naval Air Test Center as an honor graduate and in 1958 was the first naval aviator to fly twice the speed of sound.

During the Vietnam War, as commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 143, Lawrence earned the Silver Star for a strike against a heavily defended target in North Vietnam. He completed his mission, but was captured after his aircraft went down. He remained a POW from June 1967 until March 1973. He earned the Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership to fellow POWs.

Following promotion to rear admiral in 1974, he served as commander, Light Attack Wing, U. S. Pacific Fleet; director, Aviation Programs Division on the staff of the chief of naval operations; assistant deputy chief of naval operations (air warfare); superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy; commander, U. S. Third Fleet in the Pacific; and chief of naval personnel, retiring in 1986.

Ross Perot, Texas businessman and former presidential candidate, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Diane Lawrence, widow of the ship's namesake and Vice Adm. Lawrence's daughters, Laurie Lawrence, M.D., and Capt. Wendy Lawrence, USN (Ret.) will serve as sponsors of the ship. In accordance with Navy tradition, they will break a bottle of champagne across the ship's bow and christen the ship.

William P. Lawrence, the 60th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, will be able to conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. William P. Lawrence will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and contains a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to supportmaritime warfare in keeping with "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower," which postures the sea services to apply maritime power to protect U.S. vital interests in an increasingly interconnected and uncertain world.

Cmdr. Thomas R. Williams, II, is the prospective commanding officer of the ship and will lead the crew of 276 officers and enlisted personnel. The 9,200-ton William P. Lawrence is being built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship is 509 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet, and a navigational draft of 31 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots.

Additional information on Arleigh Burke class destroyers is available online.

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