15 Mar 17. Northrop Grumman will supply Litening advanced targeting pods for the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) F-16 aircraft as part of a contract announced on 14 March. The RDAF will roll-out the fourth generation Litening pod to addition aircraft in its F-16 fleet with this order, giving pilots the ability to detect, identify and track targets at extremely long ranges. (Source: Shephard)
10 Mar 17. Aimpoint Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $10,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for reflex sights. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). Locations of performance are Virginia and Sweden, with a Feb. 20, 2018, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2018 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan (SPRDL1-17-C-0127).
10 Mar 17. QinetiQ North America (QNA) has received a $3M contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) for its Wind Profiling Portable Radar (WiPPR®) technology. WiPPR provides near real-time precision wind measurements, which will enable C-130 and C-17 aircrews to airdrop critical supplies more accurately and quickly to U.S. ground forces in austere locations. Under the contract, QNA will design and build a prototype airborne WiPPR unit that will be tested to demonstrate accurate wind measurement in near real time. Airborne WiPPR is based on QNA’s commercially available ground based WiPPR Wind-Profiling Portable Radar technology. WiPPR systems are available for research, weather, and commercial wind markets worldwide.
16 Mar 17. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $68,786,952 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only contract for the production of Littoral Combat Ship gun mission modules, including support for basic outfitting assembly installation, interim deport level maintenance, engineering support and sustainment. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $812,000,000. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia (45 percent); Huntsville, Alabama (18 percent); Bethpage, New York (12 percent); Manchester, New Hampshire (10 percent); San Diego, California (3 percent); Port Hueneme, California (3 percent); Mayport, Florida (2 percent); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (2 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (1 percent); and various others with less than one percent each (totaling 4 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2019. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2017 research, development, testing, and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) appropriation account funding in the amount of $23,037,260 will be obligated at time of award, and funds in the amount of $500,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured on the basis of full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-17-C-6311).
16 Mar 17. Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday it had signed a $3.4bn contract with the U.S. government through which the U.S. Army and an international customer will buy the latest Apache attack helicopter — the Apache ‘E’ variant. The Army will get 244 re-manufactured Apaches while the international customer will receive 24 new ones, the company said in a statement. (Source: Reuters)
15 Mar 17. Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a maximum $371,242,450 modification (P00052) to a fixed-price-incentive contract (SPRPA1-14-D-002U) adding performance-based supply chain support for the F-15 platform. This i