21 Jul 16. Chemring has been awarded a further research and development contract on the Next Generation Chemical Detection (“NGCD”) Program of Record, and has therefore progressed to the prototype phase on all three variants of this programme. Work will be carried out at the Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems’ facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
19 Jul 16. Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded $11,157,826 for a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity-delivery order 0004 for the Common Laser Range Finder – Integrated Capability (CLRF-IC). The CLRF-IC is a handheld, lightweight, man portable, global positioning system target location device. Its principal function is to assist the operator in determining the location of a target or other object of interest by measuring the distance, direction, and vertical angle from the operator to the object. This delivery order provides for the CLRF-IC system and associated rails, covers, cases and cables. All work will be performed at Merrimack, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by July 2020. Fiscal 2014 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,180,990; and fiscal 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $1,976,836, will be obligated at the time of award. The fiscal 2014 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,180,990 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-15-D-6001).
15 Jul 16. FLIR Surveillance Inc., Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $13,346,312 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for electro-optics sensor (EOS) systems for both Sea Star Safire III and Brite Star II systems. The services under this contract cover provision item ordering spares, repairs, field repair, technical assists, travel, training, and data. The Sea Star Safire III EOS system is a rugged and ship mountable system to provide surface ships with a day/night, high-resolution, infrared and visible band imaging capability, as well as rangefinding capability, to augment existing optical and radar sensors for the purpose of detecting and identifying asymmetric threats. The Brite Star II EOS system functions as the fire control system for the Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System. It uses infrared and charged coupler device cameras to detect, identify, and track targets. Brite Star II uses a laser range finder to determine the distance and position of the target and provides terminal guidance to the launched Griffin Missile seeker head with a laser designator. Work will be performed in Wilsonville, Oregon, and is expected to be completed by July 2021. Fiscal 2016 working capital fund (Navy) in the amount of $900 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-16-D-JQ96).
19 Jul 16. General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $18.9m contract modification for the continued development of the Virginia Payload Module (VPM). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The funds will be used to procure two VPM pre-production setups to support the manufacturing start of the VPM payload tubes. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines. This modification brings the cumulative value of the overall Virginia-class Lead Yard Services contract, initially awarded in 2010, to $1.46bn.
21 Jul 16. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)