08 Feb 10. BAE Systems received a $32m contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management command to reset 417 M113 vehicles, one of the most widely used combat vehicles in the world. The refurbishment of the M113 vehicles will include replacing old and damaged equipment with updated components, restoring the vehicles to pre-combat condition. (Source: Yahoo!)
04 Feb 10. DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc., was awarded a $10m contract to deliver a number of man-pack/vehicular tactical signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems with direction finding (DF) processing and associated analysis nodes. Contract was awarded to Defense Solutions’ Intelligence, Communications and Avionics Solutions (ICAS) operation in Merrimack, NH. Supplied as commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, these SIGINT systems will be used to support the warfighter around the globe in the most demanding of applications.
05 Feb 10. DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on Feb. 3, 2010, a $93,694,518 firm-fixed-price contract to award delivery order 0002, which is an order of 275 M1000 trailers. Work is to be performed in St. Louis, Mo., with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0107).
05 Feb 10. GM GDLS Defense Group, LLC, JV, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Jan. 28, 2010, a $253,329,165 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This action is for a new follow-on contractor logistics support delivery order 0019 Mod DS. The contractor shall provide contractor logistics support for Stryker Family of Vehicles in both garrison and deployment locations. The period of performance is from March 1, 2010, through Feb. 28, 2011. Work is to be performed in various locations with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center, CCTA-IL, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-M112).
08 Feb 10. Irvine Sensors Corporation announced that one of its existing purchase orders with Optics 1, Inc., of Manchester, New Hampshire, an optical systems designer and manufacturer, has been modified to include initial units of Clip-On Thermal Imager (“COTI”) systems to be built under a $37.8m contract recently awarded to Optics 1 by the Naval Surface Warfare Center of Crane, Indiana. The COTIs to be delivered under the new contract are intended for use by special operations forces. Irvine Sensors will be acting as a subcontractor supplying thermal imagers to Optics 1. (Source: Yahoo!)
10 Feb 10. Oshkosh Corporation today announced that its Defense Division received a delivery order to an existing contract valued at more than $158m from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for more than 400 Logistics Vehicle System Replacements (LVSR) The order brings the total number of LVSRs under contract to nearly 1,300. With this latest order, LVSR production and delivery is extended into July 2011. More than 385 MKR18 cargo variants will be produced under the order. The remaining variants will be MKR16 tractors. The Oshkosh LVSR vehicle is equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone(tm) embedded diagnostics system and the company’s patented TAK-4(r) independent suspension system for superior off-road mobility in the most severe environments. The LVSR comes in three variants – cargo, wrecker and fifth-wheel – and features an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16.5 tons. The first LVSRs started arriving in Afghanistan in September 2009.
05 Feb 10. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an undefinitized advance acquisition contract with an estimated value of $50,394,000 for long lead materials and components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 18 Lot 8 UH-1Y bui