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Navy Awards Contract for Ejection Seat Research

Nammo Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,646,494 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture of JM-60 CKU-5 rocket catapult assembly for use on the advanced concept ejection seat in support of the F-16 aircraft. The contract will include a base with a two-year option, which if exercised, will bring the total value to $19,962,526. All work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona. Work is expected to be completed by June 2026; if the option is exercised, work will be completed by May 2028. Funds in the amount of $10,646,494 will be obligated at time of award. This effort involves funding under the Foreign Military Sales program. Funding sources include fiscal 2020 ammunition procurement (Air Force) funds (25%); Taiwan (13%); Saudi Arabia (13%); Egypt (13%); Greece (10%); Korea (6%); Morocco (5%); Pakistan (3%); Portugal (3%); Slovak Republic (3%); Bulgaria (2%); Chile (2%); Netherlands (1%); and Romania and Poland combined (1%). Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with two offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-23-C-K023).