08 June 21. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its UK subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Limited. (“Elbit Systems UK”), was awarded an approximately $16m (approximately £11.5m) initial contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the UK Armed Forces with XACT Night Vision Goggles (“NVG”). The initial contract will be performed over an 18-month period with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period of five years. Under the contract, Elbit Systems UK will supply the lightweight micro binocular XACT nv33 NVGs in a helmet-mounted configuration. XACT nv33 NVG improves mission efficiency during dark conditions and enables safe, off-road vehicle driving without headlights. Systems from the XACT family have been selected by a number of NATO countries including Germany and the Netherlands, as well as by Israel, and are operationally proven.
08 June 21. Thermal imaging specialist Thermoteknix has been awarded a contract to supply the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) with its ClipIR XD-E Thermal Clip-on systems (TCOS). The first phase of units, in excess of £3m, will be delivered within the next 12 months under the TCOS program with options to procure additional units over the life of the contract. The ClipIR XD-E systems will deliver enhanced situational awareness and increased threat detection capabilities at low light or no light situations to dismounted British ground forces. The miniature clip-on infrared thermal imager from Thermoteknix converts an existing monocular or binocular night vision device into an enhanced surveillance solution. The fused combination of thermal and night vision technologies provides superior tactical advantages compared to standard night vision or thermal imaging alone. ClipIR XD-E provides a 40-degree field of view to detect targets at distances of up to 500m allowing the user to view a target without being detected.
31 May 21. Isotropic Systems has received commitment of more than €18.5m from the UK Space Agency to co-fund the activity implemented through the Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) C&G program of the European Space Agency, which enables industry to translate innovative concepts into leading-edge SATCOM products and services. The development contract ensures oversight of ESA’s experts and the technical integrity of Isotropic’s path to product launch in early 2022. This milestone also secures UK tech sector jobs growth, adding over 150 highly skilled engineering roles in the UK over the next two years. With a new 20,000 sq. ft. technology and testing center opening in Reading, England, the Company will also develop custom ASIC designs as well as several other advanced technologies at the heart of Isotropic Systems’ technology. Isotropic Systems is already working closely with a broad range of public and private sector UK organizations that include QinetiQ, Satellite Applications Catapult and Innovate UK, as well as the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). (Source: Satnews)
08 June 21. FN America LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded a $92,104,736 firm-fixed-price contract to procure M240 Series machine gun variants and spare receivers. One bid was solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-21-D-0038).
10 June 21. Harris Global Communications Inc., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $3,300,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for radios, communication equipment, ancillary and spare parts, and related services. 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 June 9, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-21-D-5003).
04 June 21. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $172,357,000 modification (P00019) to contract W31P4Q-20-C-0023 for procurement of spare hardware in association with Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) Advanced Capability (PAC-3) FY21 missiles and command and launch system. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Camden, Arkansas; Lake Mary and Clearwater, Florida; Grand Prairie and Lufkin, Texas; and Chelmsford, Massachusetts; with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 missile procurement, Army funds and 2020 Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $172,357,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
08 June 21. Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business, will provide logistics and repair services for all U.S. Marine Corps ground equipment under a five-year, $495m contract. The company will deliver more than 10,000 repaired parts per year to sustain the Marines’ combat and tactical ground equipment, ranging from armored vehicles to ground radars and communications systems.
10 June 21. Tomahawk Robotics is pleased to announce the award of the Radio Agile Integrated Device (RAID) Program through the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). Program activities and deliveries will take place over the course of 2021 and 2022. The RAID Program provides a fully integrated common control and communications solution for both air and ground unmanned systems. It will enable universal robotic control of legacy Program of Record (PoR) systems as well as next generation unmanned systems, sensors, and payloads for dismounted Marine Corps units. Universal robotic control technologies provide infantry units significant improvements in situational awareness, mobility and lethality and ultimately ready Marines for the challenges of tomorrow’s battlefields. The RAID Program leverages Tomahawk Robotics’ product family, including the Kinesis universal robotic control software, Grip, KxM and MxC-Mini. “This is a tremendous opportunity to provide universal robotic control technologies for the Marine Corps and build on the investments of other DOD units and allies. The Marine Corps is doing superb work preparing for the multi-domain battlefield of the future; you see this reflected in their force structure, doctrine, and technology adoption. We are proud to be part of this program and to support their efforts to achieve effective Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T),” said Brad Truesdell, CEO of Tomahawk Robotics. (Source: PR Newswire)
09 June 21. Austal wins A$57m US Navy contract. The shipbuilding firm has been tapped to develop autonomous capability for the future USNS Apalachicola. The US Navy has officially awarded a US$44m (A$56.8m) contract to Austal USA for the design, procurement, production implementation, and demonstration of autonomous capability on the future Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13, USNS Apalachicola. Austal USA is currently developing 15 EPF vessels for the US Navy, delivering twelve ships since December 2012. Austal had disclosed in its half-year results presentation that the funding for an autonomous EPF conversion contract had been appropriated in the US government 2021 budget. (Source: Defence Connect)
07 June 21. General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a $72.8m contract from the U.S. Navy to retrofit five Block 0 Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) systems, which comprises 10 Knifefish SMCM vehicles. The retrofit requirements will enhance Knifefish operations at deeper depths, identify more complex target environments and provide more precise localization. Once complete, all 10 Knifefish Block 0 UUVs will be upgraded with the new requirements integrated and re-delivered in the Block 1 configuration. (Source: ASD Network)
04 June 21. General Dynamics NASSCO – San Diego, San Diego, California, is awarded a $98,749,123, firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS Pinckney (DDG 91) FY22 depot modernization period. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the USS Pinckney. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $121,109,530. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $93,500,245 (94.7%); and fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,248,878 (5.3%) will be obligated at time of award, of which, funding in the amount of $5,248,878 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the beta.sam.gov website with three offers were received in response to Solicitation No. N00024-21-R-4478. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-4478).
04 June 21. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $63,805,144 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-20-C-4312 for smart start maintenance, repair, and modernization efforts in support of USS Hartford (SSN 768) engineered overhaul. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by February 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $63,033,618 (99%); and fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $771,526 (1%) will be obligated at the time of award, of which, funds in the amount of $63,033,618 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
08 June 21. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $724m for planning yard services in support of in-service amphibious ships. Planning yard services provided will be in support of amphibious transport dock (LPD 17), assault (LHD 1 and LHA 6), command (LCC 19), and dock landing (LSD 41/49) classes of ships. The contract includes options over a seven-year period and covers fleet modernization availability planning; engineering, design and logistics support; material procurement; program and configuration data management; and on-site technical support through established homeport and planning yard offices and resources. (Source: ASD Network)
07 June 21. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc., Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $119,788,924 modification (P00455) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0010 for an extension of contractor logistics support services for the UH-72 Lakota. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Army funds will be obligated in the future. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
08 June 21. The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $39,657,700 modification (P00079) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for new-build AH-64E aircraft. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2025. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $39,657,700 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
07 June 21. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) computers and video processing modules to upgrade the Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer (MC/FMC) on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters. The initial contract is valued at $24m, with an estimated lifetime value of $70m Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright is providing Lockheed Martin with rugged single board computers and video processing modules. The modules result from Curtiss-Wright’s Modified COTS program, which enables system integrators to upgrade individual modules in their legacy systems without having to replace the entire system, significantly speeding delivery of advanced technology to the warfighter. Shipments began in December 2020. The MH-60R/S MC/FMC upgrade will bring advanced display graphics capabilities to this important helicopter platform, providing compatibility with existing imaging and display systems and offering enhanced capabilities for future imaging sensors and high-resolution displays. The modules also enable integration of Curtiss-Wright’s enhanced Trusted and Secure Computing features to ensure system resiliency and secure operation in response to cyber attacks.
02 June 21. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract by the Space Development Agency (SDA) to demonstrate space-to-air optical communication using GA-EMS’ Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System (LINCS) and a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper®. This contract is in conjunction with an upcoming experiment where GA-EMS and SDA are partnering to launch the LINCS system and conduct a series of experiments demonstrating space-based optical communication starting later this summer. For the experiment, GA-EMS will use the company’s internally developed LINCS spacecraft – two 12U cubesats, each hosting a C-band dual-wavelength full duplex Optical Communication Terminal (OCT) and an Infrared (IR) payload – to communicate with a GA-EMS OCT integrated on an airborne GA-ASI MQ-9 unmanned aircraft. The spacecraft will operate in low earth orbit and will communicate with the MQ-9 flying at approximately 25,000 feet. (Source: Satnews)
04 June 21. Lockheed Martin Corp., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,010,000,000 fixed-price incentive-fee, cost‐plus‐incentive‐fee and cost-reimbursement contract for Space Based Infrared Surveillance contractor logistics support. Work will be performed on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Buckley AFB, Colorado; Greeley Air National Guard Station, Colorado; and Boulder, Colorado, and is expected to be completed July 1, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds will be used with no funding being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson AFB, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8823-21-C-0001).
10 June 21. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $287m base contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering services to assist in sustaining the Minuteman III missile system. The Propulsion Subsystem Support Contract (PSSC) 2.0, awarded last month, with options, has a contract ceiling of $2.3bn over 18.5 years, and supports the Air Force’s Minuteman III Systems Directorate, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Minuteman III ICBM must remain on alert and ready until its end-of-life – later next decade. Minuteman III was originally manufactured in 1970 and has undergone multiple refurbishments to ensure viability. The Northrop Grumman propulsion systems team is addressing sustainment challenges of the missile propulsion system such as material obsolescence, associated hardware and/or equipment repair, and propellant aging-surveillance testing and analysis.
09 June 21. The Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California has been awarded a $3,120,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F-15 Radar Eagle Vision. This contract provides for the production, modernization and support of the F-15 APG-82 radar system to rapidly deliver and stay aligned with the F-15 weapon system program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed June 8, 2036. This contract currently does not have any delivery orders for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) but does allow for future FMS orders and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $471,662 are being obligated at the time of award. The F-15 Division Contracts Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8634-21-D-2707).
04 June 21. Dell Marketing L.P., Round Rock, Texas, is awarded a single-award, firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with an overall estimated value of $2,493,000,000, under the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DOD ESI) in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System 208.74, DOD Directive 8470.01E, and DOD Executive Agent for Commercial Software Product Management of Core Enterprise Technology Agreements. The DOD ESI streamlines software licensing acquisition and provides information technology products that are compliant with DoD technical standards and represent the best value for the DOD. This DOD Enterprise Software Agreement (ESA) will provide commercially available perpetual licenses, software assurance, user-based subscription licenses to include Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and client access licenses among others. The ESA will be used by DOD and U.S. Coast Guard when authorized under the provisions of 14 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) Section 3 and Section 145; 10 U.S.C. Section 2571; and 31 U.S.C. Section 1535. The ordering period will be for five years from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2026. This agreement will not obligate funds at the time of award. Funds will be obligated via delivery orders using operations and maintenance (DoD) funds. Future requirements will be procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 8.405-3(c)(1). This contract was competitively solicited with two proposals received and one selected for award. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-21-A-0083).
09 June 21. Sword GRC, a global enterprise risk management software specialist, today announced that it has been named a manufacturer on the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract for the U.S. Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS). This contract is held by Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, and is effective through August 30, 2025. ITES-SW2 is a firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle for commercial off-the-shelf software products and related services and hardware. The contract has no fees, and ordering is open to all Army, DoD and Federal agencies and authorized systems integrators on a worldwide basis. Under this contract, Carahsoft provides software, software maintenance, and ancillary services and hardware from Sword GRC to support Federal agencies’ enterprise infrastructure goals.
REST OF THE WORLD
10 June 21. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $78,355,686 (P00002) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0003). This modification exercises an option to procure various material associated with a quantity of 36 Stand-Off Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) data link pods and containers in support of the SLAM ER obsolescence redesign program for the government of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (90%); and St, Louis, Missouri (10%), and is expected to be completed in December 2026. Foreign Military Sales in the amount of $78,355,686 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
10 June 21. Fincantieri has signed to sell six FREMM frigates to Indonesia, a deal which CEO Giuseppe Bono said allowed the Italian yard to “assume global leadership” in the surface ships sector. The contract takes Fincantieri’s confirmed sales of the frigate to 20, including ten to the Italian navy, two to Egypt and two to the United States, while the U.S. also has options for another eight and Egypt has options for another two. In a statement released on Thursday, Fincantieri said that in addition to the FREMM sales, the contract also covered the refurbishment and sale to Indonesia of two Maestrale-class frigates which are due to be retired from service by the Italian navy. Italy’s Leonardo will work on the Indonesian FREMMs, the statement said, likely meaning the firm will supply the combat system. No value for the contract was given by Fincantieri, which will act as prime contractor and team with Indonesian shipyard PT-PAL on the program. (Source: Defense News)
08 June 21. Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $137,680,806 modification (P00112) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001915C0003). This modification adds scope to provide continued support services, including program management, non-recurring unique requirements, and training in support of increment five integration of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers into the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60%); and an undisclosed locations outside the continental U.S. (40%), and is expected to be completed in July 2021. FMS funds in the amount of $137,680,806 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.