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GPS Source Receives Safety of Flight Approval for GLI kits aboard US Air Force C-130 (E/H/J models) and C-17 aircraft — Press Release

GPS Source Receives Safety of Flight Approval for GLI kits aboard US Air Force C-130 (E/H/J models) and C-17 aircraft.

PUEBLO, Colorado (February 2012) – The United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Systems Group (AMC SG) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has awarded Safety of Flight Approval for GPS Source’s GLI kits aboard US Air Force C-130 (E/H/J models) and C-17 aircraft.

Safety of Flight Approval confirms the safe operation of GLI kits aboard military aircraft. It also provides an official USAF account of the testing which was accomplished in order to grant full flight approvals.

Robert Horton, CEO of GPS Source, said “Supporting our military with first class products like our GLI kits is an honor. It is important that the United States Air Force considers them to be safe and effective in supporting HAHO or HALO, SOF parachutists, precision airdrop capability and time-critical applications during humanitarian relief operations. The military can depend on our kits in the most extreme situations.”

The GPS Source GLI-kits enables an end user to perform JPADS and Military Free Fall (MFF) Missions with guaranteed mission equipment compatibility, greater ease and reliability. The mil-spec designed systems ensure 100% GPS L1/L2 signal coverage throughout the cargo compartment and flight deck of any medium to large military transport aircraft.

About GPS Source, Inc.

Founded in 2000, GPS Source, Inc. designs, development and manufactures solutions that bring GPS inside for the military, defense, aerospace, and other markets. This includes a complete line of mil-spec GPS antennas, splitters, repeaters, cables, etc. The “GPS Live Inside” products ensure GPS signal availability inside. GPS Source, Inc. is a veteran owned, AS9100 certified company. For more information, visit www.GPSSource.com.

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GE to Demonstrate First Silicon-Carbide Solid-State Primary Power Distribution Technology Use under USAF Contract

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OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Aviation today announced a Research and Development contract worth more than $7 million for the first solid-state primary power distribution technology using Silicon Carbide (SiC) power switches applicable to the latest and future United States Air Force platforms. The contracting office is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratories in Ohio. “Solid-state switching is critical to the Smart-Grid concept of intelligent power management, contr



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OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Aviation today announced a Research and Development contract worth more than $7 million for the first solid-state primary power distribution technology using Silicon Carbide (SiC) power switches applicable to the latest and future United States Air Force platforms. The contracting office is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratories in Ohio. “Solid-state switching is critical to the Smart-Grid concept of intelligent power management, contr



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Boeing Submits NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force

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Boeing Submits NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force
July 9, 2010

ST. LOUIS, - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing's 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet.

The 8,000-page NewGen Tanker proposal, hand-delivered to the KC-X program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, offers an American-made, 767-based multi-mission tanker that will satisfy all 372 mandatory Air Force requirements and be capable, survivable, and combat-ready at the lowest cost to the taxpayer. The proposal was created by an integrated "One Boeing" team from various sites across the company, including employees from the Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Engineering, Operations & Technology organizations.

"We are honored to support our U.S. Air Force customer and submit this proposal to meet the critical mission needs of this nation," said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "Boeing has more than 60 years of experience developing, manufacturing and supporting tankers for America's warfighters, and we're ready to build the NewGen Tanker now. This revolutionary tanker will deliver widebody capabilities in a narrowbody footprint, operate in any theater or from any base, and -- with the lowest operating cost of any tanker in the competition -- save the Air Force and the American taxpayers billions of dollars."

"As the only company in this competition with rich experience in developing and manufacturing derivative aircraft for the warfighter, Boeing brings the talent and resources of our existing team and facilities to fully meet the requirements of the U.S. Air Force," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "With our Boeing commercial and defense teams and a proven supplier network, we have delivered more than 1,000 commercial derivative aircraft to U.S. government customers and military customers around the world. Add to that our experience as the only company to deliver a combat-tested aerial refueling boom, and we are ready to provide the right tanker for the Air Force and the best value for taxpayers."

Based on the proven Boeing 767 commercial aircraft, the NewGen Tanker is a widebody, multi-mission aircraft updated with the latest and most advanced technology and capable of meeting or exceeding the Air Force's needs for transport of fuel, cargo, passengers and patients. It includes state-of-the-art systems to meet the demanding mission requirements of the future, including a digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays and a cockpit-design philosophy that places the pilot in command rather than allowing computer software to limit combat maneuverability. The NewGen Tanker also features an advanced KC-10 boom with an expanded refueling envelope, increased fuel offload rate and fly-by-wire control system.

More cost-effective to own and operate than the larger and heavier Airbus A330 Tanker being offered by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS), the Boeing NewGen Tanker will save American taxpayers more than $10 billion in fuel costs alone over its 40-year service life because it burns 24 percent less fuel. The Boeing tanker also will cost 15 to 20 percent less to maintain than the A330, which means it will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in maintenance costs.

Nationwide, the NewGen Tanker will support approximately 50,000 total U.S. jobs with Boeing and more than 800 suppliers in more than 40 states. That is tens of thousands more jobs in the United States than an Airbus A330 tanker that is designed and largely manufactured in Europe.

Boeing has the capacity and capability to meet the production rate at whatever level the Air Force determines -- with a low-risk approach to manufacturing that relies on a trained and experienced U.S. work force and existing Boeing facilities in Washington state and Kansas. Boeing will use a proven and cost-effective in-line production system similar to that used on the company's successful P-8 program for the U.S. Navy.

In addition to building the U.S. Air Force KC-135 and KC-10 fleets, Boeing has delivered four KC-767Js to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and is on contract to deliver four KC-767As to the Italian Air Force.

To learn more about the NewGen Tanker and Boeing's bid for the KC-X tanker competition, visit.

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 30, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010

AIR FORCE
Dell Marketing, LP, Round Rock, Texas, was awarded a $345,445,788 contract which will procure Microsoft and software assurance on perpetual licenses for Air Force and other participating organizations. At this time, $75,588,037 has been obligated. 754 ELSG/PKI, Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Ala., is the contracting activity (FA8771-10-F-8108).

The Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., was awarded a $263,581,478 contract modification which will exercise fiscal 2010 fourth quarter option contract line items in the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 702 ACSG/GFKAA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004; P00530).

The Boeing Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $73,007,266 contract which will procure the Phase II-A production requirements for the radar system improvement program capability for the Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS fleet of five aircraft. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 551 ELSG/PKI, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-01-D-0016; Delivery Order 0070).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $30,346,614 contract modification which will provide flight test and software maintenance for the Global Hawk program. At this time, $10,000,000 has been obligated. 303 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-01-C-4600; P00346).

Wyle Laboratories, Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $24,427,336 contract which will research, test, develop and deliver readiness analyses; program recommendations; technology innovations analyses; interoperability analyses/testing results; software/hardware validation reports; functionally enhancements summation reports; test procedures documentation; data analysis and systems/subsystem/infrastructure/prototype assessments; new system alternatives recommendations; architectural drawings; feasibility studies; digital flight analysis reports; and test plans/results. At this time, $927,573 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005; Delivery Order 0146).

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., was awarded an estimated $19,471,309 contract modification which will provide for an extension of the contract period of performance for contractor logistics support of the C-12 aircraft for Pacific Air Force, Air Force Material Command, Defense Intelligence Agency and Defense Security Cooperation Agency. At this time, $300,000 has been obligated. 727 ASCG/PKC, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (F34601-00-C-0111; P00607).

Honeywell International, Inc., Defense & Space Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., was awarded a $16,356,958 contract modification which will provide 203 embedded GPS inertial navigation systems for the Army CH47F and AH-64D platforms. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 647 AESS/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-06-C-2065; P00149).

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $15,000,000 contract modification which will increase the consolidated logistics advisory and assistance services contract which provides contractor personnel resources to the Space and Missile Systems Center Logistics Group and related space organizations. At this time, no money has been obligated. Det. 8, Air Force Research Laboratory/RDKB, Directed Energy Contracts Division, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA9451-06-2-0338; P00008).

ITT Corp., Systems Division, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., was awarded a $14,454,147 contract modification which will provide for ITT Systems to design, procure, build, install and test telemetry instrumentation at Kennedy Space Center. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/LRSW/PK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-01-C-0001; P00650).

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Mass., was awarded a $9,142,249 contract which will design, develop, test and demonstrate a dynamic examination and characterization of digital entities system. At this time, $3,476,385 has been obligated. AFRL/RIKD, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-10-C-0173).

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded an $8,440,000 contract modification which will provide a multi-year program to develop and deploy a telescope data management system for the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System. At this time, $8,440,000 has been obligated. Det 8, Air Force Research Laboratory/RDKB, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA9451-06-2-0338; P00008).

Unmanned Systems, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., was awarded a $7,613,065 contract which will provide pilot and sensor operator services for acceptance and flight test of the Predator/Reaper program. At this time, $3,808,502 has been obligated. 703 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-C-3016).

Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, Mass., was awarded a $6,996,515 contract to design, prototype and demonstrate the effectiveness of a software system that leverages and extends concepts from biological evolution and linguistics to assess the lineage of malware attacks, characterize malware attackers, and predict properties of future attacks. At this time, $1,249,447 has been obligated. AFRL/RIKD, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-10-C-0171).

NAVY
Centurum Information Technology, Inc., Marlton, N.J. (N65236-10-D-5829), and L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J. (N65236-10-D-5830), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract for engineering and technical support services to maintain, test, evaluate and repair fleet command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for surface, shore and submarine units. Each contractor will be awarded $25,000 at the time of award. These contracts include options and two award terms which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to an estimated $182,000,000. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C. (60 percent), and Norfolk, Va. (40 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2011. If all options are exercised, work could continue until June 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 via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central and the Federal Business Opportunities Web sites, with four offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $175,497,896 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of long-lead time material, and planning and advance engineering services in support of one landing helicopter assault replacement Flight 0 amphibious assault ship. Work will be performed in Brunswick, Ga. (24.4 percent); locations yet to be determined (24.2 percent); Pascagoula, Miss. (23.1 percent); Los Angeles, Calif. (17.3 percent); York, Penn. (9.3 percent); and Brampton, Canada (1.7 percent). Work is expected to be completed by March 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-2229).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $38,300,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0041) for the procurement of three low-rate initial production vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle units. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

DynCorp International, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $36,100,580 under a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N62742-08-C-1115) to exercise the third option period to provide support services for Philippines operations support in the Republic of the Philippines for the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines. The work to be performed provides for all labor, supervision, management, tools, materials, equipment, facilities, transportation, incidental engineering and other items necessary to provide support services. The current total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $174,656,041. Work will be performed in the Republic of the Philippines, and expected completion date for this option period is June 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., is being awarded a $25,737,703 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop technology enablers that will provide spinal cord injury patients with the ability to cortically control advanced dexterous prostheses while experiencing tactile and proprioceptive feedback through cortical electrical stimulation initiated by the prosthetic limbs. This three-year contract includes two options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to a potential $34,513,672. Work will be performed in Laurel, Md., and is expected to be completed June 29, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, with one offer received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-10-C-4056).

Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc.*, California, Md., is being awarded a $20,922,809 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Advanced Airship Flying Laboratory. The contractor will be performing air vehicle sensor demonstrations and flight tests to investigate and evaluate improvements in the operational efficiency of unique air vehicles as sensor platforms for persistent surveillance/command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The overall goal is to develop, determine and understand distinctive airborne sensor integration and verify the effectiveness and efficiency of the platforms related to the installed sensor and communication packages. Work will be performed in Lakehurst, N.J. (40 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (30 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (20 percent); and California, Md. (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed in June 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Broad Agency Announcemen and 41 offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-10-C-0280).

Bulltrack - Watts, JV*, Marysville, Calif., is being awarded $19,026,000 for firm-fixed price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple-award construction contract (N40192-10-D-2801) for design and construction of the repair, sustainment, restoration and modernization of the waterfront facilities at Sumay Cove, Naval Base Guam. The project elements include seawalls, marina facilities, boat ramps, piers, and shoreline stabilization. Work will be performed in Santa Rita, Guam, and is expected to be completed by February 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.

W. F. MaGann Corp., Portsmouth, Va., is being awarded a $17,785,692 firm-fixed-price contract to replace Caisson Dry Dock 8 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The work to be performed provides for replacement of the Caisson 8 structure that will consist of fabricating a new caisson of steel construction to fit the existing caisson seat at Dry Dock 8, which include new seals, pumps and valves, as well as providing new capstans. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. 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 two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-10-C-3034).

Sauer, Inc., East Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded $15,777,700 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under previously awarded contract (N40080-10-D-0490) for design and construction of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense facility expansion at Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren. Work will be performed in Dahlgren, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded an $11,513,453 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6246) for additional engineering and technical services for the AN/BYG-1 weapon control system for SSN21, Virginia, and SSN688/688I class submarines. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed by June 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Engility Corp., Billerica, Mass. is being awarded a $10,143,919 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of labor for the combined explosives exploitation cell (CEXC) expansion. This action fulfills the joint urgent operational needs requirement of forward deployed lab specialists with highly technical skill sets to the CEXC. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (99 percent) and Maryland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed June 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $1,583,334 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-10-C-0042).

BAE Systems, Land & Armaments, LP, U.S. Combat Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $9,148,728 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5317) for fiscal 2009 canister production requirements for MK25 canisters to support integration of Evolved Seasparrow missiles into the MK 41 vertical launching system. The canisters provide rocket motor exhaust gas containment and a launch rail during missile firing. They also serve as missile shipping and storage containers. Work will be performed in Aberdeen, S.D. (80 percent); Odessa, Mo. (10 percent); and Minneapolis, Minn. (10 percent); and is expected to be completed by February 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Burns & Roe Services Corp., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded an $8,519,411 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62470-06-D-4614) to exercise Option 4 for utilities and maintenance services at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, the managerial, supervision, labor, engineering services, tools, materials, equipment and transportation necessary for the utilities systems operation and maintenance, including: seawater desalinization; potable water treatment, storage, and distribution; water quality testing and control; electrical power production and distribution; cathodic protection systems operation and maintenance; airfield lighting systems maintenance and repair; maintenance and repair of street, recreational, perimeter, and security lighting; operation and maintenance of satellite boilers, air compressors, incinerators, swimming pools; and miscellaneous other mechanical equipment. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $50,504,175. Work will be performed at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is expected to be completed by June 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $7,769,679 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-98-C-0190) to provide additional software development in support of the tactical control system, Block 2 Version 4 software product requirements. Work will be performed in Falls Church, Va. (82 percent); Dahlgren, Va. (10 percent); and San Pedro Calif. (8 percent); and is expected to be completed in November 2010. 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.

Thoma-Sea Ship Builders, LLC, Lockport, La., was awarded a $7,286,175 firm-fixed-price contract on June 29 for the construction and delivery of a hydrographic survey vessel and associated equipment and services for the Royal Navy of Oman under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Lockport, La., and is expected to be completed by June 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, with seven offers received. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded a $5,754,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for technical services and equipment in support of tactical data link systems and satellite communication systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $29,999,500. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (75 percent), and the government of the Republic of Turkey (25 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2011. If all options are exercised, work could continue until June 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-10-D-5105).

S.B. Ballard Construction Co, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $5,751,202 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-09-D-5019) for renovations to Building W-5 at Naval Station Norfolk. The work to be performed pertains to Building W-5 which was constructed in the 1920s as a two-story storage facility with a third story added years later. This project will renovate the existing three-story facility and provide three-story additions on the front and rear of the existing building. The interior of the existing building will be totally demolished. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $66,995,612 sole-source, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (HQ0147-07-C-0196) to perform obsolescence mitigation efforts for terminal high air altitude defense batteries three and four, including completion of ongoing fiscal 2009 obsolescence efforts, as well as additional obsolescence mitigation required to support fiscal 2010 battery procurement. Efforts will also include qualification of identified replacement components and required software updates to accommodate new components; as well as providing a test environment and accomplishing regression testing for the changes to the system. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif., with a performance period from June 2010 through March 2011. Fiscal 2010 procurement funds will be utilized to obligate $27,779,376 for this effort. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 25, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010

AIR FORCE
BAE Systems, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $49,775,942 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop an infrared system that provides a real-time, high-resolution, wide area video persistent surveillance capability that allows joint forces to keep critical areas of interest under constant surveillance with high degree of target location accuracy. At this time, $6,358,566 has been obligated. AFRL/PKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-10-C-7044).

Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, Calif., was awarded a $30,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a multiple jettisoned unit 23A/B infrared countermeasure flare. Estimated quantity for each period is: 27,928 for year one; 9,326 for year two; 9,326 for year three; 1,114 for year four; 1,355 for year five. At this time, $16,673,016 has been obligated. OO-ALC/784 CBSG/PK, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-10-D-0009).

Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $6,776,720.84 contract modification of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Block II contract in support of the Military Satellite Communications Program. This mission assurance task order will provide additional on-ground testing while the SV4 spacecraft is in thermal vacuum. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. HQ SMC/MCSW/PK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001/P00090).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Bethel Industries, Inc., Jersey City, N.J.* is being awarded a maximum $14,998,200 firm-fixed-price, partial set-aside contract for men's and women's airmen battle uniforms. Other locations of performance are North Bergen, N.J.; Tennessee; and Mississippi. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with 26 responses. This contract includes a base with four one-year option periods. This contract represents the third option year only. The date of performance completion is June 25, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-07-D-1502).

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 15, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010

AIR FORCE
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $24,044,533 contract which will provide for a quantity of four MQ-9 Reaper aircraft (two production aircraft and two ground maintenance trainers). At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 703 ASG/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio,is the contracting activity(FA8620-05-G-3028).

TASC, San Bernardino, Calif., was awarded a $20,000,000 contract modification to the contract ceiling for an existing contract (FA8818-06-D-0020) for continued performance of the incumbents highly specialized launch integration and mission assurance services. The original award was for a five year ordering period. At this time, no money has been obligated. SMC/SDTW/PKN, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., isthe contracting activity (FA8818-06-D-0020).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
EA Industries, Inc.*, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, is being awarded a maximum $13,610,305 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for Marine Corps combat utility uniform. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Marine Corps. The original proposal was Web solicited with 10 responses. The date of performance completion is June 18, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SP0100-06-D-0361).

NAVY
Converteam, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., is being awarded a $9,900,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4203) for long-lead materials for the DDG 1002 integrated power system high voltage subsystem including the baseline tactical advanced induction motor and its associated VDM25000 motor drive, and the main turbine-generator and auxiliary turbine-generator harmonic filters. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ARMY
Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Plymouth, Minn., was awarded on June 11, a $ 8,967,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the production of the 120mm accelerated precision mortar initiative (APMI). The goal of the APMI is to field a 120mm precision guided mortar cartridge in order to satisfy operational needs statement (ONS-09-7722). The APMI cartridge shall be designed to meet the requirement specified in the performance specification for the cartridge, 120mm APMI XM395 mortar cartridge. This effort will encompass all activities necessary to produce approximately 1,310 APMI cartridges, at an estimated value of $18.3M, using fiscal 09 through fiscal 11 funding. The period of performance will be 10 months, from the anticipated date of contract award. The contract type contemplated is firm-fixed-price. The government will utilize PAA funding to support this effort. Work is to be performed in Plymouth, Minn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 1, 2010. One sole-source bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Contracting Command, Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center, Picatinny, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-10-C-0059).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., was awarded on June 11 an $8,700,584 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract is for the scope line replaceable units for the Paladin integrated management program. Work is to be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-0550).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on June 11 a $6,175,370 firm-fixed-price contract. This delivery order is being awarded to add additional vehicle and carwell to the contract. The vehicles and carwell being added to the contract and procured on the DO are as follows: five Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M984A4 wrecker without winch, five Carwell Rust proofing for the (HEMTT) M984A4 wrecker without winch, 15 HEMTT M983A4 tractor with winch, and 15 Carwell Rust proofing for the HEMTT M983A4 tractor with winch. Work is to be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0024).

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Environmental Tectonics Corporation Announces Award of $38 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Research Altitude Chamber System — Press Release

Environmental Tectonics Corporation Announces Award of $38 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Research Altitude Chamber System

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC:ETCC) (BULLETIN BOARD: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) Training Services Group has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to provide a suite of altitude chambers. The contract, valued at over $38 million, was awarded to ETC following a competitive bid process. The research altitude chambers will be manufactured at ETC’s main manufacturing plant in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

The contract calls for delivery of a suite of four altitude chambers to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, by June 2013. The chambers will support research activities to investigate and develop solutions for current and future Department of Defense aviation and space operations. The cutting edge research capabilities of these altitude chambers will allow investigation of physiological issues associated with exposure to medium and high altitudes in extreme environments as well as equipment development, qualification and human rating. The Research Altitude Chamber suite will be delivered as a turn-key project and will be installed in a newly constructed purpose-built facility.

The suite of chambers will incorporate state-of-the-art pressure vessel and environmental control technology that ETC has developed over the Company’s 40 year history. These proven technologies are in service at aeromedical facilities worldwide. The project will incorporate the expertise of ETC’s Aircrew Training Systems, Environmental Control and Simulation, and BioMedical Divisions and will capitalize on ETC’s experience gained through providing over 1,000 manned and unmanned pressure and environmental chambers worldwide.

William F. Mitchell, President and Chairman of ETC, stated, “ETC is proud to be awarded this important contract for the research altitude chamber system. We look forward to applying our leading edge technology and expertise to provide the USAF with a benchmark system. We are very pleased to continue our valued relationship with the USAF in providing this advanced technology device that will improve the health, safety and readiness of thousands of military pilots for years to come.”

ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and last year we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 4, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 4, 2010
June 4, 2010

NAVY
Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $99,557,548 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2217) for long lead time material (LLTM) for ships four and five of the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program. This contract provides LLTM for main propulsion engines, aluminum, waterjets, reduction gears, generators and other components to support construction of JHSV ships four and five, commencing in fall 2010. Work will be performed in Detroit, Mich. (38 percent); Chesapeake, Va. (18 percent); Henderson, Australia (13 percent); Gulfport, Miss. (10 percent); Ravenswood, W.Va. (9 percent); Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (4 percent); Mobile, Ala. (3 percent); Auburn, Ind. (2.6 percent); Winter Haven, Fla. (1 percent); Gardena, Calif. (1 percent); and Davenport, Iowa (0.4 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $46,102,093 firm-fixed-priced modification under contract (M67854-07-D-5031) delivery order #0018 for the purchase of 2,451 automatic fire extinguisher system kits to be installed on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed Sterling Heights, Mich., and is expected to be completed February 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $46,102,093 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE
Northrop Grumman Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Jose, Calif., was awarded a $23,706,450 contract which will manage the day-to-day engineering, manufacturing and design contract operations for the Global Hawk. At this time, $6,851,097 has been obligated. 303 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-01-C-4600).

L3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $21,031,116.50 contract which acquires a fully immersive Block 40/50 F-16 mission training center and spares that will be delivered to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 677 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-09-C-6292).

Sabreliner Corp., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $7,460,790.28 contract which will provide engineering and analysis tasks supporting an assessment of the C/KC-135 fleet. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 10th Contracting Squadron, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA7000-10-D-0014).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
CFI International, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $7,557,400 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for aircraft turbine cases. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is January 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-ZBAB), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8104-08-G-0002-UNY7).

McRae Industries, Inc.*, Mt Gilead, N.C., is being awarded a maximum $6,543,446 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, total set-aside, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for men's and women's combat boots. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was Web-solicited with six responses. The date of performance completion is June 3, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-10-D-1080).

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DOD CONTRACTS for May 18, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010

AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $303,337,052 contract which will provide production of two Global Hawk Block 30 air vehicles, two Global Hawk Block 40 air vehicles, and related program sustaining support efforts. At this time, $17,681,554 has been obligated. 303 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-09-C-4001 P0004).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $287,449,968 contract which will provide two in-line airborne signals intelligence payloads (ASIP) and three ASIP retrofit kits. At this time, $82,318,446 has been obligated. 303 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-C-4007).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $30,000,000 contract which will provide for congressionally mandated advance procurement long-lead associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk air vehicles; two in-line airborne signals intelligence payloads; two multi-platform radar technology insertion program sensors; two in-line sensors; and other items and activities required to protect the production schedule for Lot 10. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 303 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-C-4000).

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., was awarded an $11,184,558 contract which will provide for 136 enhanced Paveway II and 100 enhanced Paveway II with height of burst guided bomb conversion kits. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 784 CBSG/PKB, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-10-C-0038).

Agbayani Construction Corp., Daly City, Calif., was awarded a $5,572,266 contract which will provide maintenance for 1390 military family housing units. At this time, no money has been obligated. 36 CONS, APO, AP is the contracting activity (F64133-01-D-0017, P00060).

NAVY

Tybrin Corp., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (N68936-10-D-0034); Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Gaithersburg, Md. (N68936-10-D-0035); and L-3 Services, Inc., Chantilly, Va. (N68936-10-D-0036), are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Combat Environment Simulation Division. Services to be provided include the acquisition and deployment of equipment or systems designed to provide a dense, realistic, and electromagnetic (encompassing radio frequency, infrared, electro-optic, and laser energy) environment to be used by the tri-service community for weapon systems development; training; test and evaluation; test and evaluation of defense suppression systems; electronic warfare systems; electronic countermeasures equipment; and electronic counter-countermeasures equipment. The estimated level of effort for these contracts over the five-year ordering period is 577 man-years. Tybrin Corp.'s ceiling is $241,540,417; Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services' ceiling is $207,806,616; and L-3 Services, Inc.'s ceiling is $210,998,077. Each company will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order. Work will be performed in China Lake, Calif. (80 percent), and Point Mugu, Calif. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were solicited under a multiple award electronic request for proposals; 30 firms were solicited and three offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, London, Canada, is being awarded a $29,682,828 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for the procurement of 79 field service representatives to perform maintenance and repair services on the RG-31 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicle fleet throughout the Afghanistan and Iraq areas of operations. Work is expected to be completed May 31, 2011. This contract modification was a sole-source procurement. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $15,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-5115) for engineering services for DDG 51 class and CG 47 class Aegis Combat System installation, integration, and test, and fleet life-cycle engineering support in support of the Program Executive Officer Integrated Warfare Systems. The required services for DDG 51 class ships and CG 47 class ships include program management and operation support; quality assurance; configuration management; ship design integration; fleet life-cycle engineering support; installation support; firmware maintenance; combat system test and evaluation; Navy furnished material support; special studies; and future-ship integration studies. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (50 percent); Baltimore, Md. (25 percent); Norfolk, Va. (8 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Akron, Ohio (5 percent); Mayport, Fla. (2 percent); San Diego, Calif. (1 percent); Oxnard, Calif. (1 percent); Bath, Maine (1 percent); Pascagoula, Miss. (1 percent); and Dahlgren, Va. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

CDWG Government, Inc., Vernon Hills, Ill., is being awarded a $9,345,894 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract (W91QUZ-06-D-0003) for a quantity of 9,642 general purpose laptops for the Marine Corps operating forces computer refresh. This delivery order includes logistics support requirements, and a two-year extended warranty for a total of five years warranty service. Work will be performed in Vernon Hills, Ill., and is expected to be completed July 18, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. A mini-competition was conducted for this delivery order between seven contractors via posting to the Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions Web site, Army Desktop and Mobile Computing contract holders, with four offers received. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Sysco Eastern Maryland, LLC, Pocomoke City, Md., is being awarded a maximum $37,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract for full food service. Other locations of performance are North Carolina. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard job corps. The original proposal was solicited via the Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System with four responses. The date of performance completion is May 21, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-10-D-3126).

Food Services, Inc.*, Mount Vernon, Wash., is being awarded a maximum $8,350,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, sole-source contract for full line food distribution. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy and Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is May 20, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-09-D-3293).

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DOD CONTRACTS for April 2, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for April 2, 2010
April 2, 2010

AIR FORCE

Defense Support Services, LLC of Greenville, S.C. was awarded a $96,000,000 contract which provides support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure System Program. At this time, $4,974,280 has been obligated. 716 AESG/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8625-10-D-6501)

Boeing Aerospace Operations of San Antonio, Texas was awarded a $59,660,126 contract which provides programmed depot maintenance, unprogrammed depot level maintenance, and modification installations on C/KC-135 aircraft. At this time no money has been obligated. 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group/Contracting, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity. (FA8105-07-D-0002-P00006)

Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training, and Support of Orlando, Fla. was awarded a $44,005,581.47 contract which provides for the C-130 aircrew training system contractor logistics and support. At this time, $29,483,739 has been obligated. 508 ACSS/PK, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity. (FA8223-10-C-0005)

FlightSafety Services Corporation of Centennial, Colo. was awarded a $34,843,223 contract which provides C-5 aircrew training system operation, maintenance, and support. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. 508 ACSS/PK, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity. (FA8223-10-C-0007)

Lockheed Martin Corporation of Sunnyvale, Calif. was awarded an $18,868,387 contract which provides the study support of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency contract in the Military Satellite Communication Wing. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. SMC MCSW/PKA, El Segundo, Calif. is the contracting activity. (F04701-02-C-0002)

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems of Clearfield, Utah was awarded a $15,258,715 contract which provides for Minuteman enhancement reliability accelerometer engineering and feasibility study, Phase III, prototype phase. At this time, $10,934,621 has been obligated. 526 ICMBSW/PKE, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity. (F42610-98-C-0001)

Raytheon Company of Tuscon, Arizona was awarded a $13,542,075 contract which provides support for four months of AMRAAM system engineering and program management due to delay of Lot 24. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. 695ARSS/PK, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is the contracting activity. (FA8675-09-C-0052)

Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation of Aston, Pa. was awarded a $10,978,985 contract which provides for Expeditionary BAK-12 aircraft arresting system, BAK-12 aircraft arresting system, and mobile aircraft arresting system. At this time no money has been obligated. 542 CSW/PKAB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activity. (FA8532-10-D-0002)

Wyle Information Systems LLC of McLean, Va. was awarded a $10,910,956 contract which provides services to maintain, operate, and support the Space Innovation and Development Center located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. At this time no money has been obligated. 50 CONS/LGCZH, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado is the contracting activity. (FA2550-01-D-003)

Del-Jen, Inc. of Gardena, Calif. was awarded a $7,971,389 contract which provides acquisition of multi-functional base operating support services for Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. AETC CONS/LGCK, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas is the contracting activity. (FA3001-10-C-0010)

Alion Science and Technology Corporation of Chicago, Ill. was awarded a $6,763,136 contract which provides research and development capabilities to simulate the detection of radiological and nuclear threats. At this time, $386,473 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska is the contracting activity. (N61339-03-D-0300)

M/A-COM, Incorporated of Lowell, Mass. was awarded a $5,647,590 contract which provides for design, development, and demonstration of low-cost wireless network nodes which support adaptation by means of distributed network processing for the wireless adaptable network node. At this time, $5,643,239 has been obligated. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome, N.Y. is the contracting activity. (FA8750-07-C-0005)

LinQuest Corporation of Los Angeles, Calif. was awarded a $5,626,840 contract which provides additional systems engineering and integration effort for the Enhanced Polar Systems Program and for the Military Communications Satellite Communications Systems Wing under communications analysis, systems integration, and engineering services contract. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/MCSW, El Segundo, Calif. is the contracting activity. (FA8808-06-C-0002)

NAVY

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded an $82,331,976 firm-fixed-priced modification to contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the purchase of 755 independent suspension system (ISS) kits. The ISS kits are being manufactured by Oshkosh Defense in Wisconsin and the installation work will be performed at the MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected) Sustainment Facility (MSF) in Kuwait. Work is expected to be completed by 31 December 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP. Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded an $82,146,792 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded delivery order #0011 under existing contract M67854-07-D-5025 for the purchase of field service representative support for the installation of the independent suspension kits and engineering change proposal kits on the MRAP RG-33 vehicles. Work will be performed at the MRAP sustainment facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, and work is expected to be completed by May 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $82,146,792 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman TASC, Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $20,747,563 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide program support services and technical engineering support for the STANDARD Missile Program. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $25,420,384. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (41.7 percent), and the governments of Australia (4.2 percent), Bahrain (1.4 percent), Canada (1.4 percent), Chile (1.4 percent), Denmark (1.4 percent), Egypt (1.4 percent), France (1.4 percent), Italy (5.7 percent), Japan (17 percent), Korea (4.2 percent), Poland (1.4 percent), Spain (7 percent), Turkey (1.4 percent), and Taiwan (3 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program, and the governments of Germany (1.4 percent) and the Netherlands (4.2 percent) under memorandums of understanding. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. (99 percent) and Crystal City, Va. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $1,588,524 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-5433).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $17,132,243 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6311) to provide engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Navy's plan is to use continuous evaluation of system maturity through a disciplined system engineering framework to improve mission capability in identified mission areas. LCS mission packages will be optimized for flexibility in the littorals. Mission package capabilities are currently focused on primary mission areas of mine warfare emphasizing mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare, and littoral surface warfare operations including prosecution of small boats. The LCS mission packages are developed and acquired separately from the LCS Sea Frame. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (47 percent); Washington, D.C. (26 percent); Panama City, Fla. (12 percent); Hollywood, Md. (12 percent); San Diego, Calif. (2 percent); and Dahlgren, Va. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $1,713,224 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

ITT Corp, Advanced Engineering Services Division, Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $9,853,769 cost-plus-fixed-fee term contract for research and development in the areas of information architecture and related technology. These areas include design and development of information processing systems, decision support systems database structure and mining, applications of parallel and distributed computing and the design software to use such systems. This contract contains options, which is exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $52,839,072. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and work is expected to be completed April 2011. Completion date with options exercised is April 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $31,000 will expire at end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under a Naval Research Laboratory request for proposal solicitation N00173-09-R-SK06, with two offers received. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00173-10-C-2021).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $9,170,971 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0020) for the procurement of nine retrofit kits and associated engineering services in support of the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in September 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.

Kollmorgen Corporation, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded an $8,988,790 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00024-05-C-4310) to exercise options for 6 MK 20 electro-optical sensor systems (EOSS) for CG 47 Class ships and 1 MK 20 EOSS for land-based systems. The MK 20 EOSS is an element of the MK 34 Gun Weapon System. The EOSS interfaces with the MK 160 Mod 11 gun computer system and is operated from a gun weapon system Q-70 control & display console to perform safety checksighting of gunnery fire, to aid with identification of surface/air contacts, and to provide quality track data for surface gun engagements. Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass. and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va. is being awarded an $8,091,865 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development, integration, test, certification, training, logistics, and maintenance for the Integrated Common Processor portion of the various Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (95 percent) and the government of Japan (5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., (78.9 percent); Fairfax, Va., (11.5 percent); Anaheim Hills, Calif., (7.3 percent), Portsmouth, R.I., (1.6 percent), and Cherry Hill, N.J. (0.7 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-10-D-0001).

Raytheon Company, Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $7,419,528 cost plus fixed fee contract for the research and development of the Low Light Level Short Wavelength Infrared Video Camera. Raytheon will enhance the current state of the short wavelength infrared imaging by proving higher resolution, area coverage, and sensitivity than is currently developed. Work will be performed in Goleta, Calif., and work is expected to be completed April 2015. Contract funds will not expire at end of current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured under solicitation number BAA09-027, with 25 offers received. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00174-10-C-0248).

Mikel, Inc., Fall River, Mass. is being awarded a $6,425,300 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-6236) to exercise an option for non-collinear wavefront curvature ranging engineering services for the Navy's development of tactical combat and surveillance system algorithms and software to include sonar, combat control, weapons, communications, command and control, and navigation functionality as well as non-tactical software for undersea fixed and portable tracking ranges. Work will be performed in Fall River, Mass. and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $6,377,420 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Correction: Contract awarded to LCC/MZT Team II, JV*, Homedale, Wash., $11,109,000, N44255-10-C-8000, should have stated the city and state as Homedale, Idaho.

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems of Woburn, Mass. is being awarded a sole-source cost-plus-award-fee modification for $9,077,135 under contract HQ0006-03-C-0047. Under this contract modification, Raytheon will provide sensor modeling and simulation support for BMDS (Phase II). The work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts. The performance period is through February 2011. Fiscal year 2010 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be utilized for this effort. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity (HQ0006).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Electro Methods, Inc., South Windsor, Conn.* is being awarded a maximum $6,069,013 firm fixed price, total set aside contract for diffuser case. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There were originally six proposals solicited with four responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is April, 2014. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-ZBAB), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (SPRTA1-10-D-0046).

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USAF General Officer Assignments

March 19, 2010 by · Comment
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General Officer Assignments
March 19, 2010

The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments.

Maj. Gen. David W. Eidsaune, director, Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to director, strategic plans, programs and analyses, and director, Develop and Sustain Warfighting Systems, Air Force Process Office, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Col. William J. Thornton, who has been selected for the rank brigadier general, commander, 412th Test Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to director, Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Brig. Gen. David S. Fadok, director for policy and strategy, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., to commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education and vice commander, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

Col. Steven M. Shepro, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 316th Wing, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to director for policy and strategy, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.

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DOD CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE, NAVY

March 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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DOD CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE, NAVY
March 3, 2010

AIR FORCE

MultiLingual Solutions, Rockville, Md., was awarded a $62,000,000 contract which will provide personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and services necessary to provide foreign language linguist and analyst services in support of operations. At this time, $11,266,581 has been obligated. AF ISR Agency/A7KA, San Antonio, is the contracting activity (FA7037-10-D-0002).

Boeing Service Co., Richardson, Texas, was awarded a $46,041,245 contract which will provide broadband satellite data service to include uninterrupted and seamless connectively to all networks, data, and video capabilities as needed. At this time, $46,041,245 has been obligated. AMC/A7KQC, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (FA4452-10-C-0002).

Boeing Co., Wichita, Kan., was awarded a $36,358,553 contract which will provide for C-130 Avionics Modernization Program low rate initial production Lot 1 modification. At this time, $8,178,272 has been obligated. 656 Aeronautical System Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-08-C-6481,PZ0010).

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., St. Louis Mo., was awarded a $7,661,103 contract which will provide the overhaul of Tunner aircraft cargo loaders in support of the Tunner 60K loader program. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 542 Combat Sustainment Wing/PKBA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8519-04-D-0006).

NAVY

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, London, Ontario, is being awarded a $41,481,000 modification to delivery order #0007 under previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for procurement of authorized spares list, prescribed load list, and battle damage repair kits to support the 250 LRIP, 17 MRAP, and RG-31A2 vehicles ordered. Work will be performed in Fairfield, Ohio, Buffalo, N.Y., and Ogdensburg N.Y. Work is expected to be completed no later than Dec. 2010. This contract delivery order was a sole-source procurement. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.


ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Ind., is being awarded a $34,043,325 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 7,500 AN/SSQ-101A sonobuoys in support of Navy antisubmarine forces for the mission of detection, classification, and localization of adversary submarines during peacetime and combat operations. Work will be performed in De Leon Springs, Fla. (61 percent), and Columbia City, Ind. (39 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-10-D-0010).

DCK-ECC Pacific Guam Construction, LLC, Harmon, Guam, is being awarded a $21,386,549 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a complete working substation, distribution feeders, and switching stations at Andersen Air Force Base. The contract also contains nine unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $24,520,000. Work will be performed in Yigo, Guam, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with seven proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity (N40192-10-C-1337).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Allen-Vanguard, Inc.*, Ogdensburg, N.Y., is being awarded a maximum $24,506,533 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside contract for advanced bomb suit and components. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-10-C-0012).

*Small business

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DOD CONTRACTS: March 2, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS: March 2, 2010

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $568,531,272 contract which will provide the incremental funding for the original F-22 weapons system undefinitized contract action modification awarded on Dec. 15, 2009, to authorize and fund the Structural Retrofit Program II and the Reliability and Maintainability Maturation Program during the calendar year 2010. At this time, $411,201,032 has been obligated. 478 AESG/SYK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2897, P00040).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $213,000,000 contract which will provide the government of Egypt with the following: 20 F-16C/D Block 52 multi-role fighter aircraft; support equipment; technical orders and integrated logistics support. At this time, $106 Million has been obligated. 312 AESG/SYK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8615-10-6051)

L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $7,869,228 contract which will provide for aircraft flightline maintenance for F-16 aircraft and add sharpshooter targeting pod maintenance in support of Taiwan's F-16 program at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. AETC/CONS/LGCI, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-09-C-0006,P00004).

Electro-Methods, Inc., South Windsor, Conn., was awarded a $6,018,762 contract which provides for the build of three sub assemblies, inner, outer, and 28 radial gutters making the whole assembly. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 448 SCMG/PKBB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8121-10-C-0011).

NAVY

The Ross Group Construction Corp.*, Tulsa, Okla. (N69450-10-D-0771); Leetex/Hill&Wilkinson, LLC*, Dallas, Texas (N69450-10-D-0772); Project Management Innovations International*, Austin, Texas (N69450-10-D-0773); K-W Construction, Inc.*, San Marcos, Texas (N69450-10-D-0774); Moab-Amigo, JV*, San Antonio, Texas (N69450-10-D-0775); Global Engineering & Construction, LLC*, Kent, Wash. (N69450-10-D-0776), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award design-bid-build construction contract for general building type projects at military installations in the south Texas region of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value for all six contracts combined, including the base period and four option years, is $100,000,000. The Ross Group Construction Corp. is being awarded task order #0001 at $9,900,000 for the complete design and construction of a fitness center at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by June 2011. All work on this contract will be performed in the south Texas region of the NAVFAC Southeast AOR. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 2015. Contract funds for task order #0001 will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with 16 proposals received. These six contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $25,493,949 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-5203) for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system production. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information and making the data available to all participating CEC units. Work will be performed in Largo, Fla. (47 percent); St. Petersburg, Fla. (20.0 percent); Dallas, Texas (18 percent); and McKinney, Texas (15 percent). Work is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Hal Hays Construction, Inc.*, Riverside, Calif., is being awarded $7,199,999 for task order #0002 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price award fee contract (N62742-09-D-1183) for the construction of the Arizona Memorial visitor parking center at Pearl Harbor Naval Base. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a new parking lot which consists of access road and drop-off area; sidewalks; chain link and ornamental fencing and vehicular gates; drainage improvements; lighting; closed circuit television; landscaping; and other miscellaneous items of work. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by March 2011. Funds are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 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, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Wolverine World Wide, Inc., Rockford, Mich. is being awarded a maximum $13,228,034 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for temperate weather combat boots. Other locations of performance are in Arizona and Michigan. Using services are Army and Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the first of two one-year option periods. The date of performance completion is March 4, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-09-D-0033).

Ameriqual Group, LLC*, Evansville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $11,384,897 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for various polymeric traypack ration items. Other location of performance is in Indiana. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. There were originally two proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the third option year. The date of performance completion is Feb. 28, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM3S1-07-D-Z193).

Palm Springs FBO Two, LLC, Palm Springs, Calif., is being awarded a maximum $5,411,270 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other location of performance is in California. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were originally three proposals solicited with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2014. The Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-10-D-0036).


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Wyle to Develop Air Force Training and Operations for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems — Press Release

Wyle to Develop Air Force Training and Operations for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Wyle has signed an agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop formal flight and sensor operator training courses designed to enhance the proficiency and competence of Air Force Research Laboratory small unmanned aircraft systems flight operations with the goal of minimizing unmanned aircraft mishaps.

Wyle and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio will develop and validate detailed training, operations and related documentation for a radio-controlled aircraft system to support Department of Defense and other Federal agency intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and force protection missions.

“The objective of the agreement is to develop a commercial version of the AFRL small unmanned aircraft system for potential certification by the Federal Aviation Administration in the experimental aircraft category,” said Sam Carbaugh, who has led the project for Wyle. “This will assist in enabling both government and civilian use of small unmanned aircraft for research and development, flight demonstrations and aircrew training.”

The agreement transfers government aircraft technology directly to Wyle, enabling the company to provide training and cost-saving benefits to the Air Force. Development of a commercial small unmanned aircraft systems training course will also allow AFRL personnel to receive small unmanned aircraft systems flight qualification training during the course development phases and to obtain flight training on an as-needed basis without using limited and valuable research aircraft.

“Once we’ve proven our work with AFRL, Wyle plans to offer the training to other DoD operations, government agencies and contractors,” said Carbaugh. “As the military and other government agencies move towards more use of unmanned aircraft, there is a growing need for an adequate training program.”

To support the training portions of the program, Wyle will build and operate two aircraft, each weighing approximately 20 pounds with a wing span of approximately six feet. The aircraft are significantly modified versions of a common model radio controlled aircraft which AFRL uses for various sensor and flight control research projects.

The aircraft will be operated by a ground control unit with operator controls and a laptop computer which will program the aircraft and record operational data. An optical camera system will be installed as a sensor system.

Adaptation of commercially available hobby aircraft with advanced navigation, communications and computer flight controls for use in aviation sensor technology research has resulted in various configurations of aircraft that have proven reliable and useful. Wyle will evaluate these variants to select a configuration suitable for the formal training of small unmanned aircraft systems operators, observers and payload controllers.

Wyle is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides biomedical and engineering services for NASA’s human space missions; test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries.

Ref.: NR/10-04

Contact:
Dan Reeder
(310) 563-6834

Source: Wyle

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Just Ask The Question

October 16, 2009 by · Comment
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One of the main reasons we created UnitedStatesTanker.com and this blog was to provide some insight into a very critical acquisition effort to replace America's air refueling tanker fleet.

For those who've been following that newly-started KC-X competition, you know the U.S. Air Force released their draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Sept. 25. This document goes into detail about the 373 requirements that must be met to participate in the competition. It also describes how proposals will be scored and even what happens in case of a tie. Our United States Tanker team has spent a great deal of time studying the draft RFP. Remember this is the main document we'll be using to decide which member of our KC-7A7 'family of tankers' to offer, or whether to offer both.

But we can't just make decisions on what's written in the document alone. Our main focus as we drive toward some key internal decisions is clarity. We must clearly understand how the service's requirements are defined and prioritized, and how our proposal will be evaluated.

So how do we get those answers? Simple...just ask.

Any company seeking to compete to build the replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet can submit questions to the KC-X Tanker Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, and have them answered online at the Federal Business Opportunities website.

We began submitting questions earlier this month and look forward to seeing the answers posted on the public website soon. While some of that Q&A may be administrative in nature, you might gain some interesting insight into how the process works by checking out the site. Feel free to tell us what you'd ask.

Uncertainty About The Defense Budget In Ohio

Dayton and Columbus, Ohio are near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). This is the location of the U.S. Air Force’s Material Command (AFMC) which oversees all acquisition for that service. As such a large number of contractors small and large have work and facilities there as they provide support to AFMC and the various research labs at WPAFB.

Two recent articles from Dayton’s media reflect the concerns people have about Obama’s future defense plans.

First WHIO reports that MacAulay-Brown, Inc. a local company has won two more contracts and may grow so much it will no longer be considered a small business by the U.S. Department of Defense. There are benefits in being in that category when it comes to bidding on contracts but a larger company is capable of winning bigger contracts with more value and work.

Second is the Dayton Daily News which writes that many companies are concerned with the plans to reduce contractor work forces and add government employees. Nobody is usre how that will work and if the jobs will go away in Dayton and be added somewhere else. Will all the current contractors involved in acquisition the prime work at WPAFB just be absorbed into the government or lose their jobs?

This kind of situation will be faced in communities across the U.S. large and small as the policy is implemented. The direct economic effect of all this could be highly negative if contractors are replaced by government people in D.C. or another state. It might not as the contract work force may just transition to civil service. The key economic affect of these jobs is the good salaries and the spending they generate. If those go away due to program cuts or workforce restructuring the effect on a community can be devastating. Look at what Owego, NY is now facing due to the end of the VH-71 program. This could be mirrored across the country in the months to come.

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Clark County, OH looks to Air Force to grow economy

This article describes the effect that Wright Patterson Air Force Base has on the local economy. As more contracts are placed for SETA support and R&D programs they spill over into the regular community. The area has certainly relied on the AFB in the past to support it, and looks forward to continuing to grow its economy based on the base’s activity. Read more

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