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31 Jan 12. BAE Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $52,000,000 not-to-exceed modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-5311) to exercise options for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) for DDG 1002. The (AGS) is a 155mm, vertically loaded, stabilized gun mount that is capable of storing, programming, and firing the long range land attack projectile. It is a fully automated weapon system capable of firing 10 rounds per minute supplied via a fully automated magazine loading system. The gun’s primary mission is land attack. The DDG 1000, Zumwalt class destroyer, will employ two AGS gun mounts and magazines in support of ground expeditionary forces. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (37 percent); Cordova, Ala. (30 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (28 percent); and Burlington, Vt. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by January 2018. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C, is the contracting activity.

01 Feb 12. BAE Systems Land & Armament, L.P., York, Pa., was awarded a $15,103,260 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to refurbish four Paladin integrated management prototype vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-C-0550).

01 Feb 12. Colt Defense, L.L.C., West Hartford, Conn. (W15QKN-12-D-0009), and FN Manufacturing, Columbia, S.C. (W15QKN-12-D-0008), were awarded a $77,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract between two contractors. The award will provide for the procurement of 900 240L medium machine guns; first article test 10 weapons and first article test components. Work will be performed in West Hartford, Conn., and Columbia, S.C., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2017. Three bids were solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny, N.J., is the contracting activity.

01 Feb 12. Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, and NCS Technologies, a manufacturer of mission-specific computers and a few Getac products under license agreement, announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) has selected the Getac B300 fully rugged notebook computer as part of its Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

01 Feb 12. JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., was awarded a $20,555,972 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 116 All-Terrain Lifter Army Systems; 50 authorized stockage lists kits; and transportation for the vehicles. Work will be performed in McConnellsburg, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 29, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-A001).

03 Feb 12. The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif. The total ceiling award value is $515,400,000. Under this follow-on contract, the contractor will be responsible for development, integration, and testing of any upgrades to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Task orders issued under this contract will address the continued development, enhancement, and testing of the THAAD components/system. The THAAD element is comprised of the following components: interceptor, THAAD fire control and communication, launcher, peculiar support equipment, and AN/TPY-2 radar integra

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