30 Apr 19. UK orders new deployable air defence radar. The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) will receive a new deployable long-range air-defence radar system from Spanish systems and sensors house Indra, the UK Ministry of Defence announced in its Military Contracts Bulletin on 24 April. The company, which was awarded a GBP13.16m (USD17m) contract by the Air Defence and Electronic Warfare Systems team in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) in February, is supplying a single example of its LANZA D-band 3D long-range radar system. Delivery is scheduled by the end of December. Key user requirements specified by DE&S included worldwide operation; self-sustainment; the capability to detect and track co-operative and non-co-operative targets; interoperability with UK or air command-and-control systems to enable compilation of the recognised air picture; the provision of assured air traffic radar services; and resilience against certain atmospheric conditions affecting radar performance and complex clutter, including effects associated with wind turbines. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
26 Apr 19. KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a support contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD). Under the terms of the contract, which will run until 2022 (with options out until 2025), KBR will provide communications network support and deliver training services in the Middle East.
02 May 19. Cohort plc, the independent technology group, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary SEA has been awarded a two year extension to the Miscellaneous Sonar Equipment availability-based contract for the UK Royal Navy from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021, worth in excess of £3m.
01 May 19. Thales selected by UK for ORCA upgrade. Thales UK has won out in the race to replace the command information facilities fitted to the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) mine countermeasures (MCM) fleet, beating off competition from incumbent BAE Systems and a QinetiQ/Saab team. Under the Oceanographic Reconnaissance Combat Architecture (ORCA) project, the company will integrate its M-Cube MCM command-and-control system on the RN’s Hunt-class and Sandown-class vessels to replace its existing NAUTIS systems. The full ORCA scope of supply also includes training and the provision of a land-based reference system. The ORCA project was established in 2017 by the Maritime Combat Systems group in the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation to address hardware and software obsolescence in the current NAUTIS system, and introduce an open architecture that can be built upon to enable future capabilities. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
30 Apr 19. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed-value of $132,283,800. This contract procures the necessary hardware and systems engineering technical support, analysis and studies to integrate the Department of Navy (DoN) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system onto aircraft for the Navy, Army, and the governments of the United Kingdom and Norway. Hardware for this procurement includes the following weapon replaceable assemblies: 283 advanced threat warning sensors; 79 control indicator unit replaceables; 52 -2103 signal processors; 120 infrared missile warning sensors; 91 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTAs); 13 multi-role electro-optical end-to-end test sets; 190 GLTA shipping containers; 46 high capacity cards; 10 LAIRCM signal processor replacements smart connector assemblies; and 123 personal computer memory card, international association cards. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (34 percent); Goleta, California (30 percent); Longmont, Colorado (11 percent); Colombia, Maryland (3 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S. (22 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2021. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Army); fiscal 2019 working capital (Navy); and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $42,387,745 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($104,986,224; 79 percent); Army ($19,606,871; 15 percent); the government of United Kingdom ($3,144,044; 2.5 percent); and the government of Norway ($4,546,661; 3.5 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0011).
02 May 19. Photonis has been awarded an IDIQ contract for up to 10,000 night vision bi-oculars to provide state-of-the-art image intensifier tubes as part of a contract awarded by the French Armament General Directorate (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) to the benefit of the French Armed Forces. Photonis will manufacture the 4G high FOM (undisclosed) image intensifier tubes for usage in the Thales new bi-ocular to increase maneuverability and operations at night of the French Armed Forces. The bi-oculars will be equipped with 4G image intensification technology. This technology will increase the ability to locate and engage threats and to operate in all night conditions. The 4G standard is the latest technology in intensified night vision. 4G is specifically designed to address the stringent requirements of special forces operators and only 4G can offer ultra-fast Auto-Gating, the smallest halo and unrivalled spectral range from ultraviolet to near infrared. 4G provides an unfair advantage in the darkest nights, in all terrain and operations and operators can gain from the best DRI range possible.
30 Apr 19. The Dutch armed forces select Rheinmetall to modernize their Bergepanzer 3 Büffel armoured recovery vehicles, making them a match for today’s operational requirements. Rheinmetall is to modernize the Dutch military’s fleet of Bergepanzer 3 Büffel (‘buffalo’) armoured recovery vehicles. A contract to this effect was signed on 18 April 2019 at Soesterberg, a military base near Utrecht. In a first phase, four vehicles will undergo a combat performance upgrade. The order is worth a double-digit million-euro figure. In a second phase, a further 21 vehicles are to undergo corresponding modernization. This option, also worth a figure in the double-digit euro range, already features in the contract. Starting immediately, Rheinmetall will completely overhaul the Royal Netherlands Army’s Bergepanzer 3 Büffel ARVs, bringing them up to the latest technological and tactical standard. This will extend the service life of these tried-and-tested combat support vehicles – developed by Rheinmetall on the basis of the Leopard 2 chassis – through to the year 2040. The Dutch armed forces will take delivery of the first vehicles at the beginning of 2021.
Modernization work will take place at Rheinmetall locations in Germany as well as in Ede in the Netherlands. It will include a complete overhaul of the individual armoured recovery vehicles and a new digital operating concept; the installation of advanced visualization technology; mission packages featuring ballistic and mine protection; and new battlefield recovery equipment together as well as a universal transport platform. Also included in the contract are technical documentation, training and other services. This service life extension will give the Dutch armed forces a reconfigured state-of-the-art ARV with significant growth potential. New force protection features both on and in the vehicle will keep the crew extremely safe from modern battlefield threats. Cutting-edge visualization systems, digital operating elements and command systems will support the crew while carrying out their tasks. Furthermore, new battlefield recovery equipment will boost the vehicle’s tactical effectiveness. It will be transferred to the rear section of the vehicle. This will let the crew hook up to a damaged Royal Dutch Army vehicle such as the Bushmaster, Boxer, CV 90 infantry fighting vehicle, PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer, Leguan bridge-laying tank, Kodiak combat engineering vehicle or the Leopard 2 main battle tank without having to leave the safety of the fighting compartment, before towing it from the battlefield at high speed in forward gear. In addition, the modified version of the Bergepanzer 3 Büffel ARV will feature a flexible-use universal transport platform mounted on the rear section of the vehicle.
30 Apr 19. SCISYS Group PLC (“SCISYS” – AIM: SSY; ESM: SCC), the supplier of bespoke software systems, IT-based solutions and support services to the space, media & broadcast, government, defence and commerce sectors, announced that SCISYS Deutschland GmbH has secured two further orders from Thales Alenia Space France for the development and implementation of security-relevant elements within the Galileo Ground Segment. These orders are in addition to two initial orders valued at €3m announced on 24 December 2018. The total value of these additional orders is €9.7m for the delivery of both the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC-U) and the Point of Contact Platforms (POCP-U) elements. This contract is under a programme funded by the European Union and does not alter existing market guidance. SCISYS’ Space division in Germany will develop and deliver the GSMC-U element, responsible for the implementation of various security features and mechanisms within Galileo, including the distribution of configurations to the POCP-U in member states. SCISYS’ Space division in Germany has also been assigned to develop and deliver the POCP-U element as the local counterpart in all member states to the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC). The POCP-U will serve as an interface to the GSMC on a national level. These significant follow-on orders cement SCISYS Space’s position as an expert for innovative ground-segment solutions and as a long-standing partner of Thales Alenia Space, the prime contractor to the European Space Agency.
25 Apr 19. Romania to acquire five more F-16s. Romania will acquire five more F-16A/B combat aircraft from Portugal in addition to the 12 F-16AM/BM jet fighters now in service with the Romanian Air Force (RoAF), Defence Minister Gabriel Leş told a press conference in Bucharest on 19 April. He said that all the required documentation had already been handed over to Portugal and that the agreement on acquiring the five fighter jets would be signed later this year or in early 2020. The package will consist of four single-seat F-16As – three of which will be upgraded to the F-16AM/BM standard, the other used for spare parts – and one twin-seat F-16B. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
02 May 19. Black River Systems Co.,* Utica, New York, has been awarded an $88,733,141 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operational counter-small unmanned aircraft systems (s-UAS) open systems architecture software/hardware systems. This contract provides for system analysis, simulation and modeling, technique development, hardware and software rapid prototyping, integration, test, demonstration, data analysis, transition, operational assessment, and hardware and software enhancement relative to the objective. Work will be performed in Utica, New York, and is expected to be complete by May 1, 2022. This award is the result of a Small Business Innovation Research III contract. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,031,500; and fiscal 2018 and 2019 procurement funds in the amount of $9,716,140, are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-19-C-0040).
25 Feb 19. DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of advanced and secure communications solutions, announced today it was awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Army to provide communications services in support of Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. Under terms of 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 organizations. The program supports the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Deployable Communications Capabilities Systems (DCCS), including North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), USNORTHCOM Subordinate and Component Commands, mission partners, and Army North (ARNORTH). USNORTHCOM Theater of Operations commands and controls the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps forces in the North American continent.
30 Apr 19. IDenTV, a developer of advanced computer vision technology, today announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract by the U.S. Air Force via their AFWERX innovation program. The contract will support adaptation of IDenTV’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based, advanced video analytics platform, named VideoJuicer, to meet Air Force requirements, and its integration into the U.S. Intelligence Services’ Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment. The 15-month contract, sponsored by Twenty-Fifth Air Force (25th AF), follows a successful Phase I feasibility study IDenTV conducted under the AFWERX/AFRL Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. Twenty-Fifth Air Force is the Air Force’s primary Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance organization supporting Air, Space, and Cyber warfighting capabilities. In Phase II, IDenTV is teaming with RAZ Logic to collaborate and integrate with the Air Force to gather requirements for a variety of problem sets. The target is to provide intelligence analysts with readily available capabilities such as facial recognition; detection of objects, weapons, activities, and illicit content including extremist speech; and highly accurate Automatic Speech Recognition and Machine Translation and transcription. The ultimate goal of this project is for 25th AF analysts to gain advantages using VideoJuicer’s capabilities to turn enormous volumes of data into actionable insights and expedite intelligence dissemination to the war-fighter. Dr. Denis Delaney, 25 AF Advanced Programs Operations, believes the partnership of IDenTV and 25 AF will provide the best return possible on the AFWERX investment and “provide the AF with computer vision tools to enable analysts to accomplish twice as much work in half the time with a high-level of confidence and accuracy.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
29 Apr 19. JCB Inc., Pooler, Georgia, was awarded a $17,071,687 modification (P00001) to contract W56HZV-19-F-0046 for High Mobility Engineer Excavator vehicles. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan 31, 2021. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity. (Awarded April 26, 2019)
29 Apr 19. Kratos Receives $12.6m C5ISR System Production Award. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading national security solutions provider, today announced that it has recently received a $12.6m Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) System production contract award from a National Security related customer. Kratos is an industry leader in supporting C5ISR Systems including Patriot, THAAD, other missile and radar systems, unmanned aerial systems, CBRNE and surface combatants. Work under this contract award will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to the nature of this system, customer, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided related to this contract award. (Source: ASD Network)
26 Apr 19. Mercury Receives $9.0m RF Microelectronics Order for Advanced Airborne EW Application. Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received a $9.0m follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for precision-engineered radio frequency (RF) subsystems integrated into an advanced airborne electronic warfare program. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters. Mercury’s broad portfolio of SWaP-optimized RF and microwave solutions include high-power GaN amplifiers, filters, integrated multifunction assemblies and custom-engineered subsystems. The Company’s highly skilled engineering team has developed advanced design and simulation tools enabling rapid prototyping of new designs with a seamless transition to volume production. Mercury’s three Advanced Microelectronics Centers (AMC) utilize highly automated manufacturing processes to deliver affordable and scalable production over the entire lifecycle of a program. These AMC facilities are uniquely designed to provide an assured supply of authentic, high-reliability microelectronics for military programs spanning the land, air, sea and space domains. (Source: ASD Network)
30 Apr 19. Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of highly efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) has received orders from multiple government contractors to provide X, Ku and Ka-Band Block Upconverters as components of complex SATCOM terminals in support of the Warfighter. The combined value of these orders was over $12m in the first quarter of 2019. Mission’s Stinger, Javelin and Titan products have been designed into families of terminals across X, Ku and Ka-band frequencies. The common form factor and interfaces of these products allow designers to create flexible platforms eliminating the need to re-engineer the implementation when missions change. The products delivered by Mission Microwave for these programs include high performance Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) amplifiers for X, Ku and Ka band terminals. These products rely on Mission’s patented GaN (Gallium Nitride) amplifier and BUC designs to support customers operating in harsh environments while reducing the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) burden on the remote users. Mission Microwave has moved to the forefront of the satellite terminal industry in shipping high power X, Ku and Ka Band amplifiers and BUCs for mobile applications in ground, maritime and other applications in both government and commercial industry sectors that require reliability, performance and efficiency.
30 Apr 19. Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $200,234,192 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of M982A1 Excalibur Ib containerized projectiles. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; Healdsburg, California; Karlskoga, Sweden; East Camden, Arkansas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Southway, Plymouth, United Kingdom; Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom; Cincinnati, Ohio; Farmington, New Mexico; McAlester, Oklahoma; Joplin Missouri; Salt Lake City, Utah; Gilbert, Arizona; Lansdale, Pennsylvania; and Santa Ana, California, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2024. Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $200,234,192 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-19-C-0017).
02 May 19. AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is awarded a $20,452,716 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-6322 for engineering and technical services for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Unmanned Surface Vehicle program. The UISS is the system which will allow the Littoral Combat Ship to perform its mine warfare sweep mission. UISS will target acoustic, magnetic, and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types. The UISS program will satisfy the Navy’s need for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability, required to neutralize magnetic/acoustic influence mines. UISS seeks to provide a high area coverage rate in a small, lightweight package with minimal impact on the host platform. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland (70 percent); and Slidell, Louisiana (30 percent), and is expected to be complete by September 2019. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,670,225 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Gulf Island Shipyards LLC,* Houma, Louisiana, is awarded a $128,561,825 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2207 to exercise options for construction of two towing, salvage and rescue ships. Work will be performed in Houma, Louisiana (92 percent); Hampton, Virginia (5 percent); Stord, Norway (2 percent); and New Orleans, Louisiana (1 percent), and is expected to be complete by November 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amounts of $64,887,543, and $63,589,282, $85,000 respectively will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (Saab USA), East Syracuse, New York, is being awarded a $17,241,690 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-17-C-5381 to exercise options for production of the Multi-Mode Radar (MMR) systems. Under this contract, Saab USA will manufacture, inspect, test and deliver MMR systems to be deployed on Navy expeditionary support base ships and Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters. Work will be performed in East Syracuse, New York (64 percent); and Gothenburg, Sweden (36 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2020. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2018 and 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $17,241,690 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., Newport News, Virginia (N0042119D0058); Coastal Defense, Inc.,* Mill Hall, Pennsylvania (N0042119D0059); Draken International, Inc.,* Lakeland, Florida (N0042119D0060); and Tactical Air Support Inc., Reno, Nevada (N0042119D0061), are each awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order contracts. These contracts are for contracted close air support for the Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office. Services to be provided include contractor-owned and operated regionally-based, geographically-distributed aviation training capabilities to support adversary and offensive air support. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $124,518,540 with companies having an opportunity to compete for individual task orders. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada (50 percent); the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina (25 percent); and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2024. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $40,000 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; seven offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
29 Apr 19. Altavian Awarded Contract for Development of New Military Drone Prototype. Altavian, a U.S.-based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, today announced the award of the Short Range Reconnaissance Prototype (SRR) contract as a part of the Army’s effort to field a next generation drone weighing less than 5 pounds flown by a single operator. This program is the first of several Army multi-year efforts to refresh the UAS technology portfolio to better-protect our soldiers through superior situational awareness capabilities. The SRR program is intended to augment the existing fleet of small UAS currently deployed by the Army in short range and urban environments. This endeavor is being spearheaded by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), working with PEO Aviation, to speed prototype deployment and guide program development. This is the second major award for Altavian in small UAS in the past 13 months. In March 2018, Altavian won a competitive contract to provide products for the existing UAS fleet, including avionics, radios, ground controllers, and spare parts. Altavian is now simultaneously supporting legacy systems with a full capability set while developing for future programs of record. This contract is scheduled to continue into 2020. Under DIU’s guidance, in close coordination with PM UAS, the selected system has the potential to become the Army’s newest UAS program of record; the first major competition for a new small UAS out of the UAS program since 2005. (Source: ASD Network)
29 Apr 19. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $5,700,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for KC-46 Pegasus Combat Capability (PC2). This contract provides for a broad range of post-production related non-recurring and recurring requirements centered on user-directed and Federal Aviation Administration-mandated KC-46 air vehicle needs. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be complete by April 28, 2029. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,121,895 are being obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8609-19-D-0007).
26 Apr 19. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $127,632,494 modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA2103-18-C-0061 for the B61-12 Life Extension Program. This modification provides for the initiation of an undefinitized contract action for Lot 1 and Lot 2 Long Lead items. Work will be performed in Saint Charles, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2020. His modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $131,932,494. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 procurement funds, and fiscal year 2019 research and development funds, in the amount of $29,218,278 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is the contracting activity.
02 May 19. Engility Corp., Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $58,486,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract provides for the enhancement of airman combat survivability by enabling forces to counter optical hazards and threats while exploiting optical systems. The goal of the research is to further scientific knowledge of optical radiation to protect against and exploit physical, physiological, psychological, and other effects of optical radiation. Work will be performed primarily at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,997,330 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Research Site, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-19-C-6024).
30 Apr 19. L3 Telemetry & RF Products (L3 T&RF) has been awarded a $30.2m contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide an enabling technology for the secure transfer of data between hosted payloads and a host spacecraft. The objective of the project is to develop a Hosted Payload Interface Unit (HPIU) that can be demonstrated on-orbit in an operational setting. The spacecraft hardware will provide generic data, power and crypto interfaces for use in a variety of future hosting opportunities in order to optimize hardware flexibility while maximizing standard spacecraft compatibility. James Yates, Vice President of Business
26 Apr 19. Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a $94,272,118 fixed‐price‐incentive modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8620-18-C-2001 for DAS‐4 production and upgrades. This modification provides for the purchase of an additional 54 production AN/DAS‐4 Multi‐Spectral Targeting System Model B High Definition/Target Location Accuracy (HD/TLA) turrets and one DAS‐1A to DAS‐4 turret unit upgrade. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales to The Netherlands. Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $1,480,393, fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $22,338,740, fiscal year 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $60,142,814, and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $10,310,171 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright‐Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded $419,086,770 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1068). This modification exercises an option for Lot 19 AIM-9X Block II and II+ all up round tactical missiles, captive air training missiles, captive test missiles, special air training missiles, advanced optical target detectors, guidance units (live battery), captive air training missile guidance units (inert battery), Block I and II propulsion steering sections, Block II electronic units, tail caps, containers, and spares for the Navy, Air Force, and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, this modification provides for materials in support of repairs, depot maintenance, and refurbishment. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (31 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10 percent); Keyser, West Virginia (9 percent); Santa Clarita, California (8 percent); Hillsboro, Oregon (5 percent); Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (5 percent); Goleta, California (4 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (4 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (3 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (2 percent); San Jose, California (2 percent); Valencia, California (2 percent); Anaheim, California (2 percent); Cajon, California (2 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1 percent); San Diego, California (1 percent); Chatsworth, California (1 percent); Amesbury, Massachusetts (1 percent); Claremont, California (1 percent); Sumner, Washington (1 percent); and other locations within the continental U.S. (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed in October 2022. Fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy and Air Force); fiscal 2018 and 2019 missile procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy); and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $419,086,770 of will be obligated at time of award, $7,031,336 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract modification combines purchases for the Navy ($123,468,497; 29.46 percent); Air Force ($118,935,517; 28.38 percent); and the governments of Qatar ($38,599,559; 9.22 percent); Australia ($36,934,376; 8.81 percent), South Korea ($29,064,332; 6.94 percent); Norway ($24,637,082; 5.88 percent); Slovakia ($13,515,225; 3.22 percent); Japan ($10,653,101; 2.55 percent); Denmark ($9,417,847; 2.25 percent); Morocco ($7,428,180; 1.77 percent); Belgium ($1,317,129; 0.31 percent), the United Arab Emirates ($1,056,768; 0.25 percent); the Netherlands ($1,051,562; 0.25 percent); Singapore ($723,714; 0.17 percent); Oman ($591,932; 0.14 percent); Switzerland ($349,984; 0.08 percent); Saudi Arabia ($291,195; 0.07 percent); Poland ($171,927; 0.04 percent); Turkey ($171,841; 0.04 percent); Romania ($156,165; 0.04 percent), Taiwan ($147,705; 0.04 percent); Finland ($141,315; 0.03 percent), Indonesia ($85,415; 0.02 percent), Kuwait ($82,620; 0.02 percent), Israel ($59,114; 0.01 percent); and Malaysia ($34,668; 0.01 percent), under the FMS Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $950,668,589 and an $11,844,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order. The contract is to provide research, analyses, technical evaluation, and test and evaluation support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Staff, combatant commands, and defense agencies. IDA work will involve the comprehensive evaluation of national security issues, including systems and technologies at all stages of development, deployment, and use. Work performance will take place at the Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. government facilities within the National Capital Region. Research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,527,332; operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,486,712; DoD working capital funds in the amount of $340,000; and energy and water appropriations for Army Corps of Engineers in the amount of $490,000 were awarded. The expected completion date is March 30, 2024. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ0034-19-D0001). (Awarded April 15, 2019)
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30 Apr 19. L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a $20,083,383 modification (P00013) to Foreign Military Sales (Australia and Lebanon) contract W15QKN-17-C-0024 for M783 Point Detonating/Delay Fuze production. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2010, 2017, 2018 and 2019 other procurement, Army; and other funds in the combined amount of $20,083,383 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
30 Apr 19. Indian Navy orders 16 ASW craft from two local shipyards. India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed separate contracts with two state-owned shipbuilders for the construction and delivery of 16 anti-submarine warfare shallow-water craft (ASWSWCs) to the Indian Navy (IN) for an estimated INR126.22bn (USD1.81bn). Construction of the vessels is to be evenly split between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), which is based in Kolkata on the country’s east coast, and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), which is located on India’s southwestern coast. The deal with GRSE for eight ASWSWCs was signed with the MoD on 29 April and the deal with CSL was finalised a day later. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
01 May 19. Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract for a delivery of two new K-Sim Full Mission Bridge simulators at the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Watson Bridge Simulator Facility in Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia. The project is a noteworthy addition to KONGSBERG’s service delivery contracts with the RAN, which includes multiple shiphandling and engine room simulators delivered at training facilities across the country. The requirement for expansion and intensification of RAN’s training program is the result of a sustained period of growth and capability enhancement for the navy. The RAN’s shipbuilding program is currently fully occupied with the construction of new Hunter Class anti-submarine Future Frigates and Arafura Class offshore patrol vessels, while the navy is also taking delivery of two Supply Class AOR (Auxilliary Oiler Replenishment) vessels. The acquisition of new ship classes has caused a spike in demand within the RAN’s training pipeline, that KONGSBERG has accomodated with the new Full Mission Bridge simulators at the navy’s primary navigation training facility at Watsons Bay. The simulators will be used for the on-going training of RAN Officers and sailors undertaking all levels of shiphandling, navigation, warfare, and bridge management courses.
02 May 19. Ocean Industries has been awarded a C$102m ($76.08m) contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada to build four tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The new tugs are expected to replace the RCN’s exiting five civilian-crewed Glen-class large tugs and two Fire-class rescue boats. While two of these tugs will be delivered to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt in British Columbia, the remaining two will be sent to CFB Halifax in Nova Scotia. According to the procurement agency, the tugs will be used to provide towing, firefighting and other critical support services to both the Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Forces. (Source: naval-technology.com)
29 Apr 19. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a $212m contract modification to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The contract, which represents the largest order on the program to date, was received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2019. Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants, with deliveries under the new contract expected to be completed by August 2022. The Harris ALQ-214A(V)4/5 is the key onboard electronic warfare (EW) jamming system for the IDECM program, protecting the aircraft from electronic threats, including sophisticated integrated air defense systems. The award continues Harris’ 21-year partnership with the Navy and perfect on-time delivery record over the life of the IDECM program. The company has received $2bn in awards to date from the Naval Air Systems Command for AN/ALQ-214 development and production. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
29 Apr 19. Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $30,794,224 modification (P00080) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W31P4Q-15-C-0043 for Hellfire guided missile launcher and electronic assembly. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2023. Fiscal 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement, Army; operations and maintenance, Army; research, development, test and evaluation; foreign military sales; and other funds in the combined amount of $30,794,224 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
29 Apr 19. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,148,847,334 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost share contract for sustainment services in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, non-U. S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation activities, Automatic Logistics Information System operation and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); Orlando, Florida (24 percent); Greenville, South Carolina (7 percent); Samlesbury, Preston, United Kingdom (5 percent); and El Segundo, California (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,135,420,262 will be obligated at time of award, $811,246,309 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. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($477,920,120; 41.60 percent); Navy ($346,753,261; 30.18 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($231,207,693; 20.13 percent); and FMS customers ($92,966,260; 8.09 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-1022).