21 Dec 12. Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $1,848,606,051 cost-plus-fixed-fee with special incentives contract for design work and products for the new class of ballistic missile submarines. This contract includes foreign military sales to the United Kingdom (U.K.) (8 percent). This contract includes design work for the Ohio Replacement program and continues the design and development of the joint U.S. Navy/U.K. Common Missile Compartment; shipbuilder and vendor component and technology development; engineering integration; concept design studies; cost reduction initiatives using a design for affordability process; and full scale prototype manufacturing and assembly. Additionally, this contract provides for engineering analysis, should-cost evaluations, and technology development and integration efforts. Other efforts contemplated under this contract include the continued design and development of U.K. unique Common Missile Compartment efforts. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $1,995,831,561. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (91 percent); Newport News, Va. (7 percent); Quonset, R.I. (1 percent); and Bath, Maine (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Contract funds in the amount of $183,105,349 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $7,966,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-13-C-2128).
17 Dec 12. Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a contract to supply water jets to power Marine Alutech Oy Ab’s new Watercat™ M18 AMC high speed troop transport craft, that are currently under construction for the Finnish Navy. The boats, classified as U700, are designed and built by the Marine Alutech shipyard in Teijo, Finland, which specialises in patrol and military vessels. (Source: ASD Network)
20 Dec 12. AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the United Kingdom MoD, valued at approximately £260m, for the provision of Sea King Integrated Operational Support (SKIOS) from 1st April 2013 to the type’s out of service date in March 2016. This contract will follow on from Phase 1 and Phase 2 of SKIOS which provide services up to the end of March 2013. The SKIOS contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD’s fleet of Sea King helicopters operated by the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The contract includes payments for achieved flying hours and incentive arrangements associated with delivering agreed levels of aircraft serviceability and operational fleet aircraft numbers.
21 Dec 12. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company has signed an agreement with the Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat for Defence Industries for the supply of five Bell 429 aircraft. The Bell 429s will be operated by the Turkish General Directorate of Forestry (TGDF) to protect forest resources and coordinate firefighting operations.
18 Dec 12. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an $18,337,407 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the avionics upgrade of 24 F/A-18C/D aircraft in support of Phase III of the Hornet Upgrade 25 Program for the government of Switzerland under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Emmen, Switzerland (96 percent) and St. Louis, Mo. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $18,337,407 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River Md., is the contracting activity.
20 Dec 12. The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of