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14 May 03. Awards to two Canadian firms for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft’s Instructional System Development (ISD) tools signal a continued international presence on the Lockheed Martin-led team to produce an initial 22 aircraft in the program’s System Development and Demonstration phase. Applied Courseware Technology, Inc., Fredericton, New Brunswick, and BNH Expert Software, Inc., St. Laurent, Quebec, received combined awards worth in excess of $400,000.

19 May 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a final $113 million increment of a $257m contract for production of the 17th E-8C Joint Surveillance
Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft. The contract includes funding to establish postproduction planning and support after the completion of the final aircraft. Delivery of the 17th E-8C Joint STARS to the U.S. Air Force is scheduled for March 2005.

16 May 03. ADI Limited has won a $4m contract to provide the Australian Army’s Leopard tanks with a new driver’s night viewer. ADI will assemble, test and provide through life support for the Leopard’s new viewers at its Garden Island facility in Sydney. Its subcontractors will be Thales Electro-Optics Pte Ltd (Singapore) and ITT Night Vision (USA). Delivery of production units is schedule to commence in August and be completed by the end of this year.

21 May 03. Israel’s BVR Systems (Nasdaq:BVRS – News) won a $5m contract from an unnamed country for the development and supply of simulator systems for F-16 fighter jets. BVR said in a statement the simulator includes special features that enable users to practice emergency situations and operations.

15 May 03. Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office, Patuxent River, Md., is being awarded an $817,000,000 ceiling-priced advanced acquisition contract for long lead effort and materials associated with the manufacture and delivery of 11 fiscal year 2004 Lot VIII low rate initial production V-22 aircraft (nine MV-22 aircraft and two CV-22 aircraft). Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. (50%); Fort Worth, Texas (35%); and Amarillo, Texas (15%) and is expected to be completed in October 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-03-C-6517).

16 May 03. United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $1,257,805,220 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract to provide for fiscal year 2003 through fiscal year 2007 multi-year procurement of 240 F117-PW-100 installation engines and associated data. Price options are also included in fiscal year 2004 through fiscal year 2007 to procure associated spare engines and data. At this time, $140,098,476 of the funds has been obligated. This work is scheduled to be complete in December 2007. However, if an option is exercised in fiscal year 2007 for spare engines, then delivery could extend through January 2008. Solicitations began in May 2002; negotiations were completed in April 2003. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-02-C-0006).

15 May 03. Raytheon Company, 2000 East El Segundo Boulevard, P.O. Box 902, El Segundo, California 92245-0902, is being awarded a $110,823,702 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, for up to 210 assault EO sensors to be installed on the MH-60 and MH-47 Army Special Operations aircraft and up to 50 attack EO sensors to be installed on the AH-6 and MH-60L DAP Army Special Operations aircraft. This effort is in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Contracting Office. The work will be performed in El Segundo, CA. The ordering period is from contract award through September 30, 2009. This contract was awarded through full and open competition, Eight (8) proposals were solicited and three (3) proposals were received.

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