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10 Jun 13. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $104,734,081 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0002) for the procurement and delivery of 83,169 Xilinx field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for the U.S. Air Force (35,842), U.S. Marine Corps (10,517); U.S. Navy (9,517), and the governments of Italy (5,992); Turkey (6,370); Australia (5,952); Norway (4,905); United Kingdom (3,530); the Netherlands (61); and Denmark (483). These FPGAs are required for the manufacture of the low rate initial production Lot VII through full rate production Lot III Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in September 2014. Fiscal 2011 Aircraft Procurement, Navy; Fiscal 2011 Aircraft Procurement, Air Force; Fiscal 2013 Operations & Maintenance, Navy; Fiscal 2013 Operations & Maintenance, Air Force; and International Partner funding contract funds in the amount of $104,734,081 will be obligated at time of award of which $70,136,722 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($46,384,611; 44.3 percent); U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps ($23,752,211; 22.7 percent); and the governments of Italy ($8,107,089; 7.7 percent); Turkey ($7,593,019; 7.2 percent); Australia ($6,894,676; 6.6 percent); Norway ($6,640,664; 6.3 percent); United Kingdom ($5,132,732; 4.9 percent); the Netherlands ($115,809; .11 percent); and Denmark ($113,370; .10 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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12 Jun 13. Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. received a contract from BAE Systems to provide lifecycle management services under an obsolescence mitigation upgrade program for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle’s Turret Drive Control Unit (TDCU). Under the contract, the Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions business group will supply an obsolescence-free upgraded version of the Tech Data Pack (TDP) used in the TDCU. The initial contract, valued at $300,000, covers the development phase of the program for the new TDP and is scheduled to last through early 2014. The production phase of the program is currently scheduled to continue through 2015, but may be accelerated. Potential lifetime value of the contract, once full production begins, is estimated at $20m.

12 Jun 13. Harris Corporation received a contract with a potential value of $36m from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide a new system that the company developed to address critical applications in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The contract was received in the third quarter of Harris’ 2013 fiscal year. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

11 Jun 13. Landoll Corp., Marysville, Kan., has been awarded a maximum $633,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for procurement of commercial type material handling equipment. Location of performance is Kansas with a June 10, 2018 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2018 Defense Working Capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE8EC-13-D-0019).

10 Jun 13. LRAD Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,231,360 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for small, medium and large acoustic hailing devices, mounts, test teardown and evaluation, provision item order spares, and data. Small, medium and large acoustic hailing devices will be used by the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Afloat Program Office (PMS 480) and/or other Department of Defense Activities. Acoustic hailing devices will be used in support of large and small deck naval surface ships, submarines, security boats, shore security operations and

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