28 Feb 19. Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been awarded a five year contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply hydraulic equipment on-board the Royal Navy’s surface ships and submarines. Babcock’s bid was successful for both Submarine First Level Equipment and General Hydraulic Equipment. To deliver the contract, Babcock will utilise a unique set of technology and engineering capabilities to maintain, repair and manage the complex systems and equipment, ensuring they are safe and meet customer policy and standards. The work will be carried out by a team of technical Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) drawing on their dedicated Hydraulic repairs and overhaul capability in the Combined Weapons and Equipment Workshop (CWEW) facility. This facility already undertakes a wide range of hydraulic work in support of both ships and submarines maintenance periods.
25 Feb 19. Gavin Williamson the defence secretary has announce on Monday that a £235m nuclear submarine engine, defence contract has been awarded to Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce will provide support to the propulsion systems on board the Vanguard, Trafalgar and Astute class nuclear submarines until 2022. Williamson said, “This year we mark half-a-century since British nuclear-armed submarines began their continuous patrol of waters around the world. This significant milestone for the Royal Navy would not be possible without the skills and ingenuity of our industry partners who supply and maintain equipment. (Source: London Loves Business)
28 Feb 19. Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $679,953,928 modification (P00002) to Foreign Military Sales (Republic of Korea, Poland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Germany, and Netherlands) contract W31P4Q-19-C-0011 for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, and all technical, planning, management, manufacturing, and testing efforts to produce Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3 missiles in both the Cost Reduction Initiative and Missile Segment Enhancement configuration with associated ground support equipment and initial spares. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Camden, Arizona; Ocala, Florida; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Grand Prairie, Texas; and Lufkin, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2019 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $333,177,425 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
28 Feb 19. Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $102,536,089 fixed-price-incentive domestic and Foreign Military Sales (Netherlands) contract for the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept of Target Digital Sidelobe Canceller and Peripheral Electronics Assembly Box modification kits and initial spares production. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Chatsworth, California; and Simsbury, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 Army procurement appropriations and foreign military sales funds in the combined amount of $102,536,089 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-19-C-0055).
28 Feb 19. Preparing the new frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy for the future with Thales. The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Thales are developing the Above Water Warfare System (AWWS) for the Royal Netherlands Navy, the first implementation of which will take place on the next generation of its multi-purpose frigates. The M-frigates will be replaced in cooperation with the Belgian Navy. AWWS will protect the Navy against evolving future threats. Vice-Admiral Arie-Jan de Waard, Director of DMO and Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales Nederland B.V., are proud of this important step in their cooperation for the future of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
28 Feb 19. US Army selects DataPath to provide communications links. DataPath has received a contract from the US Army to provide communications services in support of the Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, the company announced on 25 February. Under the contract, DataPath will supply satellite communications hardware, software and systems installation and maintenance services to support communications interoperability between a variety of military and civil response organisations. The programme supports the US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Deployable Communications Capabilities Systems including North American Aerospace Defense, USNORTHCOM Subordinate and Component Commands, mission partners, and the Army North. The USNORTHCOM Theater of Operations commands and controls the army, navy, air force, and Marine Corps forces in the North American continent. To provide these services, DataPath is partnering with SAIC. (Source: Shephard)
25 Feb 19. RGNext, a joint venture between Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) Intelligence, Information and Services business and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), will operate the U.S. Army’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, safely managing space vehicle and ballistic missile launches and missile defense tests conducted from islands in the 750,000-square-mile Pacific Ocean range. Under the $502m, 10-year contract, RGNext will maintain the range’s launch and safety systems, including radar, telemetry and optical sensors located on the Kwajalein Atoll. RGNext will also operate the Range Operations Center and Space Operations Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the Kwajalein Mission Control Center on Kwajalein, and the Range Safety Control Center, also on Kwajalein. RGNext has hired more than 300 engineers, technicians and other launch professionals to support this critical mission. RGNext also manages the two major rocket launch sites in the U.S, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Jointly owned by GDIT and Raytheon IIS, RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international spacelift vehicles. It also supports ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations.
28 Feb 19. General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $1,357,144,255 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for retrofit, damage repair, and reset-refurbishment services to support the Stryker Family of Vehicles. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-19-D-0051).
28 Feb 19. General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded an $83,182,437 modification (P00011) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0188 to incorporate additional technological capabilities into the current Abrams System Enhancement Package Version 4. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2023. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $21,054,316 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
28 Feb 19. Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, is awarded an $830,583,480 modification (P00044) for an existing sole-source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (HQ0147-12-D-0001) for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense element development and support services. This modification brings the total maximum ceiling value of this contract from $1,504,416,520 to $2,335,000,000. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for additional incremental development, support to flight and ground test programs, and responsive support to Warfighter requirements to sustain the Ballistic Missile Defense System throughout the acquisition life cycle. Expected completion dates will be established under subsequent task order awards. The work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California; and Huntsville, Alabama. No funding is being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity
27 Feb 19. Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has placed orders for 354 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A1P2 trucks and trailers at a value of $75m. Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV A1P2 contract in 2009 and to date, has delivered more than 38,100 trucks and trailers. In February 2018, Oshkosh Defense was awarded a production contract for the next generation FMTV, the FMTV A2. Since receiving the award, Oshkosh has started building vehicles in support of Production Verification Testing (PVT), Live Fire Testing (LFT) and logistics development. Oshkosh expects the FMTV A2 program to transition to low rate production in FY21.
28 Feb 19. Arnold Defense and Electronics, Arnold, Missouri, is awarded a $23,911,200 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 2.75-inch rocket launchers and subcomponents to support Navy, Army, Air Force and foreign military sales requirements. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,779,290. This contract involves sales to the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Arnold, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Foreign military sales (Australia); fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 weapon procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $15,036,600 will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2017 funding in the amount of $439,725 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, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00174-19-D-0001).
28 Feb 19. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $13,295,375 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (FA8540-19-F-0004) in support of previously awarded contract FA8540-18-D-0001 for SNIPER Comprehensive Advanced Targeting Pod. This order provides for the software enhancements and data for the development of the E4.X Operational Flight Program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and various other locations in the U.S.. Work is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,674,013 are being obligated at the time of award. This delivery order brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $124,000,946. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
26 Feb 19. Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado, is awarded a maximum amount $846,030,000 un-priced letter contract modification PH0001 to a previously awarded and announced un-priced letter contract (N00030-19-C-0025) for the design, development, build and integration of large diameter rocket motors, associated missile body flight articles, and related support equipment for Navy Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike Weapon System flight test demonstrations. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, with an expected completion date of Jan. 1, 2024. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $20,000,000 are obligated on this award, which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $67,000,000 are being obligated on this award, which will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
28 Feb 19. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded $117,368,080 for modification P00006 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-17-C-0037). This modification exercises an option to procure 145 D(V)2 Processors, 434 D(V)2 Antenna Detectors; 253 D(V)2 Radar Receivers; 107 D(V)2 Low Band Arrays; 211 D(V)2 Battery Handle Assemblies; 8 D(V)2 Digital Receiver Processor Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs); 10 D(V)2 Radio Frequency Distribution CCAs; 10 D(V)2 Dual Down Converter CCAs; 14 D(V)2 Quad Receiver Exciter CCAs; 6 D(V)2 Low Voltage Power Supply CCAs; 53 C(V)2 Processors; 160 C(V)2 Antenna Detectors; 132 C(V)2 Radar Receivers; 89 C(V)2 input/output Processor CCAs; 89 C(V)2 Signal Processor Unit CCAs; 7 Advanced Main Processor Unit CCAs; 7 C(V)2 Digital Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) Interface CCAs; 7 C(V)2 Analog YIG Interface CCAs, and 5 C(V)2 Upgrade Kits. In addition, this option exercise includes technical engineering, logistics and management services to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver AN/APR-39 C/D(V)2 Systems and associated hardware in support of Navy, Army, Air Force and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (53 percent); Woburn, Massachusetts (12 percent); Lansdale, Pennsylvania (9 percent); Menlo Park, California (6 percent); Longmont, Colorado (6 percent) and various locations within the continental U.S. (14 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2021. Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy and Army); fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force); working capital (Navy and Army); and FMS funds in the amount of $117,368,080 will be obligated at time of award, $33,244,974 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This option combines purchase for the Navy ($94,650,099; 80 percent); Army ($15,949,693; 14 percent); FMS ($5,650,203; 5 percent); and Air Force ($1,118,085; 1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
23 Feb 19. DoD Awards $10m in Funding to Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $10m in funding to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), with an option of $20m more over the upcoming five years to lead the digital future of manufacturing Feb. 21. This award is part of a new multi-year follow-on agreement with a ceiling of $60m of government funding. DoD will continue the strategic partnership with DMDII for the long term as part of the effort to reform DoD for greater performance and affordability in support of the National Defense Strategy. Founded in 2014, DMII has invested approximately $94m in more than 60 applied research projects nationwide. DMDII collaborates with the U.S Army’s Rock Island Arsenal, the nation’s largest government-owned weapons manufacturer. With the aim of getting equipment to U.S. Warfighters quickly, the arsenal and DMDII have used 3-D modeling to assess the arsenal’s manufacturing processes. (Source: glstrade.com)
27 Feb 19. The U.S. Navy has selected BAE Systems to compete for future cyber engineering task orders awarded under a seven and a half-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract vehicle is intended to be used by naval, joint and national agencies seeking lifecycle service support for command, control, communications, computers, and combat systems. Additional task orders may be awarded to enhance the capabilities and security of various signals intelligence, imagery intelligence, electronic warfare, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The award may also be used to develop, test, produce, and field next-generation autonomous and unmanned missions systems. BAE Systems is one of ten companies selected to compete for future task orders awarded under the IDIQ, which is being managed by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. The ceiling value for all future task orders awarded under the contract is $898m. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
REST OF THE WORLD
26 Feb 19. Harris Defence Australia awarded New Zealand Army’s radio contract. Harris Defence Australia has signed a contract to deliver a mobile tactical command system for the New Zealand Army. Under the $40m contract, the company will design and deliver a tactical communications network that will include portable radios for soldiers. It will also be responsible for the supply of software, systems and connecting radio equipment. The Network Enabled Army (NEA) programme aims to provide national land forces and special operations forces with a deployable, networked command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capability. NEA is a long-term programme that will be delivered in four tranches over 12 years, with tranche one expected to be delivered by the end of 2021. The contract was signed following an extensive evaluation process to assess the solution that meets the army’s operational requirements. (Source: army-technology.com)
26 Feb 19. Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by a new OEM customer to supply CZT detectors for use in the nuclear security market. The contract, which commences immediately, is worth at least $1.4m and will be delivered over a three-year period, with minimum annual volumes for each year.
22 Feb 19. Magal receives contracts for electro-optic systems. Magal Security Systems has received $4.2m in contracts to supply electro-optic systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the company announced on 19 February. The systems will be mounted and integrated on to various military vehicles, providing full day and night observation capability.
Dror Sharon, CEO of Magal, said: ‘These contracts for vehicle observation systems, as well as an earlier award for similar systems announced in late 2018 demonstrate the trust the Israeli military has in our capabilities. Delivery of the systems will continue throughout 2019 and 2020. (Source: Shephard)
25 Feb 19. Kongsberg Maritime, through its Cape Town-based business partner Unique Hydra (Pty) Ltd, has been selected to deliver a cutting-edge integrated hydroacoustic and bridge system technology package for The Replacement of the SA Navy Hydrographic Capability Project.
KONGSBERG technology will be used on a state-of-the-art new Hydrographic Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 metres long, 17.5 metres wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will replace the SAS Protea, which has been in service since 1972. Built to a VARD Canada ice-strengthened design, its top speed of 18 knots, 10,000 nautical mile range and 44-day mission endurance will enable high quality mapping surveys throughout the southern hemisphere.
Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a turnkey survey package for diverse environments to the new ship, including: EM® 304 Deep Water Multibeam Echo Sounder, EM® 2040 Shallow Water Multibeam Echo Sounder, TOPAS PS 40 Parametric Sub-Bottom Profiler, EA640 Single Beam Echo Sounder, K-Sync Synchronisation System, MDM 500 Marine Data Management System and Seapath® 380-R3 Combined GNSS and Inertial Navigation System.Ensuring safe and efficient navigation and manoeuvring, as well as effective survey operations, the vessel will feature the K-Bridge Integrated Navigation System and K-Pos Dynamic Positioning. Three Survey Motor Boats will also be delivered, all of which will be built in Cape Town and benefit from KONGSBERG hydroacoustic equipment on board, including: EM® 2040 Shallow Water Multibeam Echo Sounder, EA440 Single Beam Echo Sounder and Seapath® 130-R3 Combined GNSS and Inertial Navigation System.
28 Feb 19. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded a $428,896,674 advanced acquisition contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067). This modification provides for long-lead material and activities in support of 16 P-8A lot 11 aircraft to include six for the Navy, four for the government of New Zealand, and six for the Republic of Korea. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (97.04 percent); Huntington Beach, California (2.4 percent); and various locations within the continental U. S. (.56 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2020. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $428,896,674 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($180,000,000; 42 percent); the Republic of Korea ($160,944,226; 37 percent); and the government of New Zealand ($87,952,448; 21 percent) under the FMS program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
27 Feb 19. DoD contracts DB-110 recon pods for Middle East air forces. The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Collins Aerospace to supply the UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) DB-110 Tactical Reconnaissance Pod (TRP) to three Middle East air forces. The USD47.6m Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract modification, which was announced on 27 February, covers an undisclosed number of pods plus support to Bahrain, Jordan, and Qatar. The award brings the contract ceiling to USD183.1m, with work set to be complete by 14 November 2023. Bahrain is set to field the DB-110 on the Lockheed Martin F-16V Fighting Falcon combat aircraft it has on order, with six pods being approved for sale in September 2017. An unspecified number of pods for Jordan and Qatar were contracted in March 2018. For Jordan the pod will probably be carried aboard its F-16s, while Qatar’s pods will most likely be fielded aboard its yet-to-be delivered F-15QA fighters given that the Eagle has already been cleared to carry the sensor. (Source: IHS Jane’s)