31 Jul 18. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $7,808,741 for modification P00004 to a previously issued order issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This modification provides for support for first of class flying trials and release of the military permit to fly for F-35B Lightning aircraft in support of the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Salmesbury, United Kingdom (52 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (44 percent); Greenville, North Carolina (2 percent); Orlando, Florida (1 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2020. International partner funds in the amount of $7,808,741 will be obligated against this modification at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. An additional $5,783,000 is being obligated against previously awarded definitized contract for a total of $13,591,741. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
01 Aug 18. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy up to forty-six (46) Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Vertical Launching Tactical All-Up Rounds, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); up to two (2) Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional, AllUp Rounds, RIM-066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); and up to two (2) Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional Antenna, Warhead Dud Capable, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS). Also included are MK 13 MOD 0 Vertical Launching System Canisters, operator manuals and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $152m. (Source: glstrade.com)
01 Aug 18. The Government of The Netherlands has requested to buy one hundred six (106) MK 54 conversion kits. Also included are torpedo containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers; Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks; air launch accessories for rotary wing aircraft; torpedo launcher interface cabinets; ground handling equipment; torpedo spare parts; training; publications; support and test equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated program value is $169m. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Integrated Defense System, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
02 Aug 18. RBS15 Ship System for German Navy´s New Ships. Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 Mk3 ship system. The order value is approx. MSEK 160 with several priced options related to Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and IT Security. Deliveries will take place during the period 2019 to 2024. Recently the German Navy made a procurement to buy additional K130 class ships, this order comprises onboard ship systems for these. The order contains the necessary infrastructure to equip the ships with the RBS15 missiles. The order was received from Diehl Defence, industrial prime for the RBS15 procurement in Germany. The contractor is a German consortium of three shipyards named ARGE K-130.
27 Jul 18. The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer. The helicopters will be delivered before the end of 2019 and will enter into service beginning of 2020. With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M can be used for a wide range of tasks, including troop and passenger transport, surveillance, air rescue, reconnaissance and medical evacuation. The helicopters will be equipped with a hoist, a fast roping system, a high-performance camera, a search light, advanced communication systems and will have provisions to install a light armour protection kit. The latest technologies to allow the helicopter to operate in adverse weather conditions and during nighttime are incorporated in the design. The helicopters will be operated and serviced at Luxembourg Findel Airport.
31 Jul 18. DRS Sustainment Systems Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $13,259,257 modification (P00008) to contract W31P4Q-17-C-0113 for engineering and testing of the Mobile Low, Slow Small Unmanned Aerial System Integrated Defeat System Increment 1 vehicles. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of May 20, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,259,257 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
26 Jul 18. General Dynamics Receives Delivery Order to Upgrade 100 Abrams Main Battle Tanks. The U.S. Army has signed a delivery order for General Dynamics Land Systems to upgrade 100 more M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the state-of-the-art M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3) configuration. The delivery order is part of an Army Requirements Contract signed in December 2017 through which the Army can upgrade up to 435 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 SEPv3 configuration. The M1A2 SEPv3 configuration features technological advancements in communications, reliability, sustainment and fuel efficiency, plus upgraded armor. Work on this delivery order will be performed at Land Systems locations in Scranton, Pa., and Tallahassee, Fla., and at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, the only operational tank plant in the country. Initial pilot M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams tanks were delivered to the Army in October 2017.
01 Aug 18. Tampa Microwave LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded an estimated $70,000,000 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Special Operations Forces Deployable Node– Lite in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) procurement division. The work will be performed primarily at the Tampa Microwave facility and USSOCOM mission units, with an expected completion date of August 2023. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $531,082 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract was competitively awarded using Federal Acquisition Regulation, Part 15 procedures. The USSOCOM Contracting Office, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92401-18-D-0005).
30 Jul 18. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, California (N66604-18-D-C801); Alion Science and Technology, Burr Ridge, Illinois (N66604-18-D-C802); AMERICAN Systems, Chantilly, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C803); BAE Systems Electronic Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire (N66604-18-D-C804); The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C806); DRS Power Technology, Fitchburg, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C807); General Atomics, San Diego, California (N66604-18-D-C808); General Dynamics One Source, Fairfax, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C809); Hamilton Sundstrand (UTC Aerospace); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (N66604-18-D-C810); Huntington-Ingalls (AMSEC); Virginia Beach, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C811); Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C812); L-3 Technologies, Northampton, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C814); Lockheed Martin, Riviera Beach, Florida (N66604-18-D-C815); MOOG, Elma, New York (N66604-18-D-C816); Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Maryland (N66604-18-D-C817); Oceaneering, Hanover, Maryland (N66604-18-D-C818); Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C819); Rite Solutions,* Pawcatuck, Connecticut (N66604-18-D-C820); Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Reston, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C822); Systems Engineering Associates Corp.* (SEA CORP); Middletown, Rhode Island (N66604-18-D-C823); Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas (N66604-18-D-C825); Teledyne Brown Engineering, Huntsville, Alabama (N66604-18-D-C826); and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C828), are being awarded a combined $561,160,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract to support research and development for the procurement of materials and services used to develop, build, fabricate and support the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Family of Systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to $794,530,000. Each task order will be competed amongst the contract holders, and locations will be dependent upon each awarded task order. Work is expected to be completed by July 2023. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $57,500 ($2,500 minimum guarantee per contract) will be obligated at time of award. Funding in the amount of $10,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 28 offers received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.
26 Jul 18. Saab Receives Additional Order for Sea Giraffe AMB from US Navy. Saab has received an additional order from the United States (U.S.) Navy to supply the Sea Giraffe AMB Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). The MMR system is a three dimensional, electronically scanned phased array radar providing high-radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently deliver the highest performance across various maritime environments and missions. Saab received the initial order for the MMR for the Offshore Patrol Cutter from the U.S. Navy in 2017. (Source: ASD Network)
01 Aug 18. Saab’s Sea Giraffe Multi Mode Radar Selected on Five Classes of U.S. Ships. Saab has received an order from the U.S. Navy to supply the Sea Giraffe AMB Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) class ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, ESB 4. The sale also includes Saab’s 9LV Naval Combat System for radar control and display delivering enhanced situational awareness as well as Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) capability. The ship will be operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. In 2017, the U.S. selected Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR for the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest class of ship, the Offshore Patrol Cutter. The MMR is a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar providing high-radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments. The work will be carried out during the period of 2018-2020 at Saab in Gothenburg, Sweden and Syracuse NY, U.S.
31 Jul 18. The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems to provide touch screen computer display units (CDU) as an upgrade to the company’s ASN-128 Doppler GPS Navigation System on Black Hawk helicopters. The self-contained, all-weather, day or night navigation system enables Black Hawk pilots to view real-time flight plan data. This task order, which was awarded to BAE Systems under a current $226m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, will bring touch-screen navigation system control to UH-60A/L Black Hawks. The Army plans to use the ASN-128 systems through 2035, and the upgrades will support safer operation for pilots by minimizing heads-down tasks. The CDUs will be produced at BAE Systems’ facility in Wayne, New Jersey, with circuit card production in Austin, Texas. Additional CDU delivery orders may follow as part of the Army’s upgrade plan. The initial order of 250 CDUs will be delivered in 2019 and 2020. BAE Systems’ AN/ASN-128 operates on more than 15,000 helicopters in 35 nations. The company’s Doppler Navigation Systems provide accurate, independent, jam-resistant navigation in friendly and hostile environments and in operational situations where interference with GPS is likely. The system automatically selects Doppler navigation in GPS-denied environments. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
31 Jul 18. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $7,503,509 modification (P00020) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0019 to incorporate interoperability in support of the Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $7,503,509 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
31 Jul 18. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $96.1m contract to produce 250 Miniature Air-Launched Decoys, or MALD® missiles. The U.S. Air Force award occurred just prior to Raytheon marking its 2,000th MALD system delivery, and 10th year of on-time customer deliveries. The MALD system is an air-launched missile with both decoy and jamming capabilities that can electronically stimulate and then neutralize enemy air defense systems. Raytheon produces the MALD-J jamming variant, and is also developing a system for the U.S. Navy. The Air Force has completed aircraft integration and the Navy is planning to integrate the missile onto their fleet aircraft.
31 Jul 18. Rockwell Collins, ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,989,780 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 140 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing system, Night Vision Cueing and Display systems in support of Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 squadrons. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire (79 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (15 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (4 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2020. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $20,989,780 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-18-C-0041).
30 Jul 18. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity awarded Raytheon BBN Technologies (NYSE: RTN) a $14.5m contract to develop a system that improves the accuracy of predicting a range of geopolitical events – including elections, conflict, and disease outbreak. The contract
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01 Aug 18. The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy twenty-eight (28) TOW Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS) and four (4) TOW Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) Floats. Also included are support equipment, government-furnished equipment, technical manuals/publications, spare parts, tool and test equipment, training, U.S. Government technical support/logistical support, contractor technical support, other associated equipment and services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $80m. The principal contractor involved in this program is Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) of McKinney, Texas. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
26 Jul 18. Bahrain – FOTS for the Royal Bahrain Navy Ship SABHA (FFG-90). The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of items and services in support of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for the Royal Bahrain Navy Ship SABHA (FFG-90) for an estimated cost of $70m. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy items and services in support of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for the Royal Bahrain Navy Ship SABHA (FFG-90), formerly the USS Jack Williams (FFG-24), transferred as Excess Defense Article on September 13, 1996. Also includes engineering, technical, and logistics services, documentation, and modification material for U.S. Navy supplied systems and equipment and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated program value is $70m. (Source: ASD Network)
27 Jul 18. In May 2018 the contract signing for the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was successfully completed between Saab Australia and Terma Singapore for the customer, the Royal Australian Navy, (RAN). Terma is contracted to deliver the SCANTER 6002 radar for all 12 OPVs over a period of 10 years. The Lürssen designed OPVs will replace and improve upon the capability delivered by the existing Armidale Class Patrol Boats. The primary role of the OPV will be to undertake constabulary missions and the OPV will be the primary RAN asset for maritime patrol and response duties. The SCANTER 6002 is a combined Air and Surface Surveillance radar providing unique capabilities for advanced navigation, air and surface surveillance, and helicopter control. On the OPV, the SCANTER 6002 radar is configured with its compact 12 feet antenna and is integrated with Saab Australia Situational Awareness System. The SCANTER 6002 radar enables the operator to detect surface and short range air contacts and provides the capability to track and control air vehicles operating in proximity to the OPV. The SCANTER 6002 radar has become a preferred choice for both navigation and surveillance purposes by a large number of navies and coastguards around the world. The SCANTER 6002’s unique Surface Surveillance capability with superior small target detection and target separation in bad weather conditions – unmatched by no other Surface Surveillance radar.
31 Jul 18. Aeronautics Gets $27m Thailand Deal. Aeronautics Ltd. will supply Dominator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Thai Ministry of Defense, the company reported to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The volume of the deal, which includes UAVs, land equipment, and accompanying services, is $27m over three years. Payment will be according to the milestones set in the agreement. Thai Ministry of Defense was one of its veteran customers and that the Thai army had been using the company’s UAVs for the past decade. (Source: UAS VISION/Globes)
31 Jul 18. Kuwait to upgrade legacy Hornets with new countermeasures. Kuwait is to upgrade its Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet combat aircraft with defensive countermeasures to be delivered by the end of March 2021. According to the US Department of Defense (DoD), Raytheon has been awarded USD32m to deliver F/A-18 CD-108B/ALE-50(V) control, dispenser, decoy, countermeasures (commonly known as the Integrated Multi-Platform Launch Controller [IMPLC]), Lot 13 full-rate production for the government of Kuwait. In all 38 IMPLCs will be procured to equip the Kuwaiti Air Force’s (KAF’s) legacy Hornet fleet. The contract, which is included in a USD34.6m award that contains the induction and repair of IMPLC assets in support of the US Navy, was announced on 30 July. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
01 Aug 18. The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy three hundred (300) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, one (1) Warhead Section Assembly and one (1) Rocket Motor. Also included in the sale are missile containers, nineteen (19) M261 2.75 tube rocket launchers, spare and repair parts, repair tools, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $30.4m. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)