CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
28 Jun 08. A leading Sri Lankan textile company has entered into an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka to manufacture garments for export to the British Defence Ministry. Chairman and Managing Director of Texstyle Lanka (Pvt.) Limited Ananda Bandara and director Mrs. Hemali Bandara signed an agreement on Wednesday with the Director General of the BOI. (Source: Google)
25 Jun 08.Future Lynx Helicopters: Procurement. The Armed Forces’ Minister confirmed (25 Jun 08) that the MoD had “signed a contract with AgustaWestland for the delivery of 70 Future Lynx helicopters comprising 40 battlefield variant to enter service with the Army and 30 maritime variant to enter service with the Royal Navy”.
Comment: Media speculation surrounding the Future Lynx order has continued, but can safely be ignored. Ministers had already repeated (17 Jun 08) that there were no plans to reduce the number of helicopters ordered or the funding. First flight is due in November 2009, with deliveries for the Fleet Air Arm and the Army Air Corps running from 2011 to 2017.
Comment: Media speculation surrounding the Future Lynx order has continued, but can safely be ignored. Ministers had already repeated (17 Jun 08) that there were no plans to reduce the number of helicopters ordered or the funding. First flight is due in November 2009, with deliveries for the Fleet Air Arm and the Army Air Corps running from 2011 to 2017. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0826, 30 June 08)
01 Jul 08. The Air Force is modifying a firm fixed price contract with Raytheon Co., Missile Systems of Tucson, Ariz., for $87,604,532. This action will provide 130 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Foreign Military Sales Air Intercept Missile 120-C7s- Greece and six Non-Developmental Item Airborne Instrumentation Units (NDI-AIUs) – Germany. This effort support foreign military sales to Greece and Germany. This action is a modification to the AMRAAM Production Lot 21 contract. At this time all funds have been obligated. 695 ARSS, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-07-C-0055 P00011).
02 Jul 208. BAE Systems has received four delivery orders totalling $226m from the U.S. Marine Corp for engineering changes and spare parts to support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. BAE Systems manufactures three of the five MRAP variants: the Caiman, the RG31 and the RG33. The RG33 is manufactured in several configurations including the Category I 4×4, Category II 6×6, the Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) and the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) vehicle.
27 Jun 08. Caterpiller, Inc., Mossville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $15,836,939.00 firm fixed price contract for multi-terrain loaders and tools. Other location of performance is in N.C. Using service is Marine Corps. There were originally six proposals solicited with four responses. This contract includes a delivery order on long-term contract. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Mar. 26, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM500-01-D-0059-0177).
30 Jun 08. JLG Industries, Inc., was awarded on Jun. 26, 2008, a $14,539,042 firm-fixed price contract for the All Terrain Lifter Army System rough terrain forklift. Work will be performed in McConnellsburg, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Jun. 30, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 18, 2005, and one bid was received. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-C-0229).
30 Jun 08. Lockheed Martin has won an initial $89m information convergence contract from the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to help enhance the performance of the military’s distribution network.