Able Aerospace Services Inc., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $9,405,053 requirements contract for the overhaul of the dynamic components on the TH-1H helicopter. The contract provides for the overhaul of the dynamic components associated with the TH-1H helicopter which is used to train and develop pilot skills.
The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a maximum $48,050,000 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (H92241-19-D-0002) for the production of Mission Enhanced Little Bird (MELB) kits to upgrade the A/MH-6 in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
In two separate contract option awards, the U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois has secured rotary wing airlift support for the U.S. Central Command. Columbia Helicopters Inc. of Aurora, Oregon, has been awarded an option year modification in the amount of $243,110,727. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $468,783,543. Meanwhile, Construction Helicopters Inc., doing business as CHI Aviation Inc., Howell, Michigan, has been awarded an option year modification in the amount of $54,652,242. That modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract with CHI to $115,884,587.
The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a maximum $264,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services for the MH-47 helicopter in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This requirement will furnish all labor, services, personnel, data, transportation, equipment, facilities and materials required to accomplish the work and perform engineering tasks. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The first task order of the contract in the amount of $120,497 is funded with fiscal year 2017 procurement funds and is multiyear. All subsequent task orders shall be funded with appropriate funding. The contract has a five-year ordering period.
The U.S. Navy has contracted with CSRA LLC, a subsidiary of CSRA Inc., to provide design, fabrication, assembly, and support for the rapid prototyping and system installation of engineering change-modifications to the H-60 Seahawk helicopters. The $38.5 million task order under the R2-3G contract will be performed at the company's New Bern, North Carolina facility, and primary government locations at the Naval Base in Coronado, California and Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. “Naval H-60 aircraft are undergoing critical modifications to meet the warfighters’ needs,” said Nick Trzcinski, CSRA vice president. “The U.S.
Raytheon Company in McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $10,724,180 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-15-G-009H) for the repair of the turret, sensor-sight in support of the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed by September 2017. Fiscal year 2017 working capital (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,724,180 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One firm was solicited for this sole-source requirement and one offer was received. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $92,915,233 contract modification (P00015) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0009 to exercise option year two of the Apache attack helicopter performance based logistics program to modernize target designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor equipment. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Ala., is the contracting activity.
Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $8 million for services in support of the helicopter autonomous landing system. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity.
The latest version of the Apache Block III attack helicopter, the AH-64E, was approved for full rate production in October 2012. Improvements to the aircraft include an Improved Drive System, increased engine capabilities, technologically advanced composite main rotor blades and sensor enhancements. For more information—and some pretty cool video of the AH-64E in action—see the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command YouTube Channel video.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $96,677,902 firm-fixed-price contract modification to support the Apache modernized targets acquisition designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor equipment. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77 million for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data. The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared countermeasures, is a next-generation directable laser-based countermeasures system for protecting helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft from man-portable air defense systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.