Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $138,700,000 firm fixed price contract modification. This contract is for F/A 22 Long Lead Activities, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources, Performance-Based Agile Logistics Support, Producibility Improvement Program efforts through 30 April 2004. The locations of performance are: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga. (33%); Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas (35%); and The Boeing Co., Information Space and Defense Systems, Aircraft and Missile Systems, Seattle, Wash. (32%). At this time, $32,800,000 of the funds have been obligated. This work will be complete by April 2004. Negotiations were completed March 2004. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-02-C-0010, P00013).
19 Apr 04. A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $220m, 24-month contract to develop the first phase of the Space Based Radar (SBR) program, which is designed to provide integrated, global, persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as real-time support, to U.S. military and intelligence community operations. Northrop Grumman, as one of two competing contractors (See Lockheed announcement below), and systems integrator, will provide the concept development of ground-segment, user-segment and operations and support elements. The Boeing Company is responsible for the design, development and production of the SBR space segment, including launch vehicle integration. Raytheon Company will provide global mission and system management, and support to other ground-segment elements. General Dynamics Corporation will provide mission and ground-system analysis and mission data processing elements. BAE Systems will supply large- scale, information storage and retrieval technologies.
20 Apr 04. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $220 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for the concept development phase of the Space Based Radar (SBR) program. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded the 24-month study contract to continue the definition of SBR system requirements and evaluate alternative design concepts for the SBR system architecture. Final selection of the prime contractor for the multi-billion dollar program will be made in 2006, with initial launch scheduled for 2012.
22 Apr 04. Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract by Boeing, the prime contractor, for work on the next-generation MILSATCOM risk reduction and system definition program. The value to Raytheon is potentially worth $19.3m over 27 months, with $12m in options. The MILSATCOM Joint Program Office (Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.) awarded one of two contracts to an industry team led by Boeing to conduct the risk reduction and system definition phase of the Transformational Communications SATCOM (SAT) Space Segment program, which extends through 2006. The Air Force plans to award a final contract in 2006.
21 Apr 04. The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Mr. Adam Ingram): I am pleased to be able to announce that we will be buying 64 Tomahawk land attack missiles from the United States under the terms of a foreign military sales case. These are conventionally armed land attack missiles. These new missiles will be to higher-Block IV-specification than our existing Block III missiles. As such, they will provide the ability to retarget or abort a mission in flight and will also provide battle damage indication. They will be capable of being fired from our current Trafalgar Class submarines as well as from our new Astute Class submarines when they enter service. This decision shows our continued commitment to enabling precision attack at long range against selected targets. (Source: PS2)
19 Apr 04. The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information