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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF 06/12/04

01 Dec 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a performance based logistics supply requirements contract for support of electronic systems on U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The five-year firm, fixed-price $65.3m contract with award fees was awarded to the company’s Sperry Marine business unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Additionally, if exercised the contract will also provide three years of performance options. This contract includes reservations for additional follow-on Sperry Marine systems in support of USN programs to include Scalable IBS, DDG steering, Smartship and SPQ-9B radar systems. Under the contract, Sperry Marine will initially provide worldwide 365-day logistics supply support for its AN/WSN-7 Ring Laser Gyro Inertial Navigation Systems and AN/BPS-15J and H and AN/BPS-16 Navigation Radar Systems. The contract includes managing the wholesale spares inventory, satisfying fleet demands for repair parts with fully traceable delivery, repairing returned failed components, obsolescence management, fleet Casualty Reports (CASREP) response support, engineering change proposals, reliability analysis, and maintaining system configuration control.

02 Dec 04. Over the next six months, these contractors will develop prototypes for the Organic Air Vehicle-II (OAV-II) programme: Honeywell International Inc.’s defence and space electronics systems unit of Albuquerque, N.M., received $3.9 million; BAE Systems Aircraft Controls Inc. of Los Angeles got $2.5 million; and Aurora Flight Sciences Inc. of Manassas, Va., got $2.3 million. During the first phase, the contractors will present preliminary designs. DARPA will choose the best two to continue into the second phase, which is expected to last nine months. OAV-II will run complex environmental reconnaissance and surveillance missions, set the course for robotic and manned vehicles on the ground, and target weapons. The prototypes the contractors are developing will weigh less than 112 pounds and include a platform for advanced sensors and non-line-of-sight networking communications.(Source: Washington Technology)
02 Dec 04. Alliant Techsystems has received an initial $80m contract from the U.S. Army to design, develop, and begin low-rate initial production of the XM395 Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM). The contract, which runs through 2009, could lead to U.S. production with total sales in excess of $500m.ATK was originally chosen as the selected source for the PGMM program in December 2003. However, Lockheed Martin protested the decision and the Army subsequently reviewed both proposals in a second competition. After completing its review of the new proposals the Army reaffirmed its original decision and awarded the contract to ATK.

02 Dec 04. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command today awarded General Dynamics Land Systems three delivery orders valued at $206m for 95 Stryker combat vehicles, including the first production of the Mobile Gun System and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance variants. The vehicles are part of a $4bn order awarded in November 2000 to equip the Army’s six new Stryker Brigade Combat Teams with 2,100 Stryker armored vehicles.

02 Dec 04. Curtiss-Wright Corp., a maker of motion- and flow-control products, on Thursday said it received a $5.4m contract for an advanced electric propulsion motor development program from the Navy. The company’s flow control segment will begin program development immediately. On Wednesday, the company said it received a contract from Boeing Co. for $7.2m over five years to supply proprietary aircraft canopy actuators for the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

01 Dec 04. Lockheed Martin Corp. on Wednesday said it secured a $15.6m Navy contract to integrate armed mission kits for MH-60S helicopters. The agreement covers the integration of sensors, avionics, weapons, integrated self-defense and survival capabilities. The contract marks the third p

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