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Raytheon to Help Integrate Seeker Technology into Tomahawk Missile System

September 5, 2017

The Navy is tapping Raytheon Company of Tucson, Arizona, to provide analysis, trade studies, architecture, modeling, simulation development, evaluation, and prototyping activities for the integration of seeker suite technology and processing capabilities into the Tactical Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missile system in support of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk Program. The contract award is an $119,021,912 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order (N00019-17-F-2001) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). The work will be performed in Tucson (44.7 percent); Dallas, Texas (23.3 percent); Boulder, Colorado (20.6 percent); and various other locations inside and outside the U.S. (11.4 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2019. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,400,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

Air Force Contracts for Launch Operations Support at Cape Canaveral

September 1, 2017

Space Coast Launch Services, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, has been awarded an estimated $11,387,859 option modification (P00255) to previously awarded contract for launch operations support. Contractor will provide operations, maintenance and engineering support to critical launch, spacecraft and ordnance facilities and support systems owned by the 45th Space Wing. Work will be performed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and is expected to be completed March 31, 2018. No funds are being obligated at the time of option exercise modification award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2521‐05-C-0008).

L3 Technologies to Provide the Army Engineering Support for Apache Helicopters

September 1, 2017

L3 Technologies Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $69,348,326 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price Army contract for procurement of manned and unmanned teaming hardware and technical and engineering support in support of the Apache attack helicopter. One bid was solicited with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2018. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-17-D-0070).

Army to Receive 22 Apache AH-64E Helicopters


The Army awarded the Boeing Company of Mesa, Arizona $202,200,000 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for 22 Apache AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa and completed by December 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement (Army); and other procurement (Army) advanced procurement funds in the combined amount of $200,200,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Bell-Boeing to Deliver V-22 Equipment for Marine Corps and Air Force

September 1, 2017

Bell-Boeing JPO of Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,671,686 by the Navy for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 11 to deliver order 0096 under previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft. The modification provides for the procurement of Marine Corps MV-22 integrated aircraft survivability equipment and Air Force CV-22 directional infrared counter measures, advanced mission computer kits, validation/verification kits, delta kits, non-recurring engineering and installation. Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed in May 2019. Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,572,596; and fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $5,099,090 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Taps Leidos for Engineering of Guidance Systems

September 1, 2017

Leidos Incorporated of Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,962,451 modification to single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00167-15-D-0003 to provide ongoing engineering and technical services for Naval Synthetic Signature Guidance (SSG)-based systems. The services includes scientific, engineering and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation, and maintenance of SSG-based systems. This will include critical documentation of the existing All World Environment Simulation and Periscope Simulation systems and team trainers’ system architecture. The effort supports completion of technical software code and system engineering documentation efforts to allow software updates, system updates and modifications, and full software configuration management by government or future competitive contracted efforts.

Work will be performed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s facilities in West Bethesda, Maryland (65 percent); and at Leidos’s facilities in Bethesda, Maryland (35 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,602,500 will be obligated at time of award; and FY 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) of $1,198,168 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured; the services needed are available from only one responsible source and no other services satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky to Produce Additional CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters for Navy

September 1, 2017

The Navy is awarding Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut $303,974,406 for fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00004 to a previously awarded contract (N00019-16-C-0048). The modification will provide for the Lot I low-rate initial production of two CH-53K Heavy Lift helicopters, associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistics support, peculiar support equipment, and spares. Work, performed in Stratford, is expected to be completed by December 2021. Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $303,974,406 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Individual Growth Key to Military Might

September 5, 2017
By 1st Lt. Maxim Yershov, USA



The military services offer warfighters extensive professional development; unfortunately, many fail to explore all options. 

Zodiac to Provide Airborne Instrumentation Equipment for the Navy

August 30, 2017

Zodiac Data Systems Incorporated of Alpharetta, Georgia, is being awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure airborne instrumentation modular data recorder system hardware and associated repair services for use on Navy F/A-18, V-22, F-35, C130, Triton, and Fire Scout aircraft, and various helicopter platforms. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland and is expected to be completed by August 2022. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on each delivery order. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River is the contracting activity (N00421-17-D-0044).

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