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19 Jul 18. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $13,903,603 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for System Technical Support and System Sustainment Technical Support services for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle 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 July 31, 2021. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-18-D-0066).
19 Jul 18. Indra to support Spanish Army’s aircraft airworthiness certification. The Chief of Economic Affairs of the Logistical Support Command of the Army has awarded the Framework Agreement to Indra to support airworthiness certification of all aircraft used by the Spanish Army. Under the agreement, the company will be responsible for providing engineering services to achieve and maintain the airworthiness certification of all the army aircraft. Indra’s work is expected to make it easier for the army to obtain or renew the military certificates of airworthiness contemplated by the Regulation of Airworthiness of Defense (RAD). The airworthiness certification will cover the army’s NH-90, Chinook CH-47F, EC-665 Tigre, EC-135, AS532 Cougar, AS332 Super Puma, UH-1H y AB-212 helicopters, in addition to the currently deployed and future remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs). The term of the certification is essential in order to enable the aircraft to operate with complete security and it must be periodically renewed to ensure safety. The contract will help ensure aircraft safety and allow aerial platforms to operate at maximum level. In addition, it will allow the company to provide the Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) with specialised personnel and high-tech equipment at all levels of maintenance. To be distributed in four annuities between 2019 and 2022, the value of the contract is expected to be €7.4m. With the provision of extension for another two years, the total value of the award will amount to €11.1m. Indra is already contracted to deliver similar services for the Spanish Air Force aircraft. (Source: army-technology.com)
18 Jul 18. Singapore expands digital technology partnerships. Rolls-Royce and Airbus have announced collaborative projects with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), with both programmes looking to optimise digital technologies in enhancing the maintenance of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft. On 18 July at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce said its new accord with the DSTA will boost the support of engines on board RSAF aircraft while Airbus said its implementation agreement with DSTA will support the RSAF’s new fleet of Airbus A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Rolls-Royce said its memorandum of understanding with the DSTA will focus on using data analytics and digital twin systems, which integrate artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software analytics, in improving the availability and performance of aero-engines fitted onto RSAF aircraft. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
18 Jul 18. The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a maximum $264,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services for the MH-47 helicopter in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This requirement will furnish all labor, services, personnel, data, transportation, equipment, facilities and materials required to accomplish the work and perform engineering tasks. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The first task order of the contract in the amount of $120,497 is funded with fiscal 2017 procurement funds and is multiyear. All subsequent task orders shall be funded with appropriate funding. This contract has a five-year ordering period. The majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. U.S. Special Operations Command Contracting office, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92241-18-D-0002).
18 Jul 18. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $164,000,000 contract modification (P00034) to previously awarded, sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, HQ0147-10-D-0001, for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Field Support Contract (TFSC). This modification will increase the total ceiling value from $561,000,000 to $725,000,000. The contractor will continue to perform the same effort under the general scope of the TFSC which includes logistics performance requirements, forward stationing for theater support, logistics information capabilities, post deployment software support, product assurance, safety, missile support, security and engineering services. This modification will also incorporate the International Engineering Services Program and Field Surveillance Program activity. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Sunnyvale, California; Grand Prairie, Texas; and Troy, Alabama. The ordering period remains from March 25, 2010, through March 31, 2019. This contract was awarded under the sole-source authority pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations 6302-1, “Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements”. No additional funds are being obligated by this modification; fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019, operations and maintenance and procurement funds will be obligated with execution of future task orders. No task orders are being issued at this time. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-10-D-0001).
18 Jul 18. General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is awarded a $72,520,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Higgins (DDG 76) fiscal 2018 Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Higgins. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $89,137,388. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $72,520,873 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $58,938,888 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two received in response to Solicitation No. N00024-18-R-4400. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-4400).
18 Jul 18. Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $25,800,901 firm-fixed price delivery order (FA8504-18-F-0051) to contract FA8504-17-D-0002 for C-130J propulsion long term sustainment. This order provides for propulsion spares. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $25,800,901. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins AFB, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
18 Jul 18. UTC Aerospace Systems Expanding F-35 MRO Capabilities in the UK. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today that it is expanding its U.K.-based MRO service capabilities to support the F-35 Lightning II. The company is a key supplier to the F-35, providing a range of content including electric and actuation systems, landing gear and air data management sensing technology. The first four of the 138 F-35B’s that the U.K. Ministry of Defence has committed to purchasing arrived at RAF Marham in June. In the U.K., UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services the fighter‘s Weapons Bay Door Drive System (WBDDS) along with a range of utility actuation parts for all three F-35 variants. The Wolverhampton site is currently the only one in the world capable of servicing the WBDDS—a system of more than 60 components that serves as an integral part of the F-35, specifically designed to open and close the WBDDS within seconds to allow the aircraft to maintain its stealth signature. UTC Aerospace Systems is supporting Sealand Support Services Limited (SSSL)—a joint venture of the U.K. government-owned Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA), BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman—in its bid to win a European MRO contract from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). Under the first phase of the JPO’s bid, RFI 1, SSSL won the right to service a number of F-35 components, including UTC Aerospace Systems electric power systems components. In conjunction with its support for SSSL, UTC Aerospace Systems is planning to stand up F-35 electric power system MRO capability at SSSL’s facility at the DECA Sealand site in North Wales. As the industry leader in electric power systems, UTC Aerospace Systems provides several integral systems for the F-35, the most electric combat plane flying. These systems include the F-35’s electric starter-generator as well as other electronic power conversion and control units. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and our international partners to support the activation and sustainment of global maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities for the F-35,” said UTC Aerospace Systems Military Aftermarket General Manager Matt Milas. (Source: ASD Network)
18 Jul 18. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that French LAUAK, a leading manufacturer of detail parts, subassemblies, aircraft fuselages and cockpit structures in the A&D sector, has chosen to deploy IFS Applications™ 10. Founded in 1975, LAUAK serves some of the world’s largest aircraft and equipment manufacturers, with 1,500+ employees working at six sites across France and Portugal. LAUAK needed to replace its legacy business system with a modern solution that could keep up with the large amount of data generated by the organisation. Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the company selected IFS Applications 10 to accelerate the company’s international growth, support its digitalisation strategy, and harmonise its global business processes.
“As a multi-site enterprise with frequent interactions between our different factories, we are aware of the urgency of equipping ourselves with a more agile solution,” said Mikel Charritton, General Manager at LAUAK. “Another important consideration is our ambition to accelerate our international development, especially in North America.”
IFS Applications will be a key component of LAUAK’s strategic digital transformation, which comprises deployment of IoT-connected assets to ensure optimal production performance and integration of new services offered to LAUAK’s customers. An initial implementation phase will see IFS Applications 10 deployed at LAUAK’s state-of-the-art production facility in Portugal. The solution will later be rolled out across the entire organisation.
Mr. Charriton added, “The Portuguese pilot site will be a true Factory 4.0, featuring cutting-edge technology to enable automation through connected equipment. We look forward to embracing this exciting project, in which IFS Applications 10 will play a key role in terms of data collection and analysis to power our digital transformation. By implementing a modern solution, we will also be able to harmonise and standardise our business processes, share best practices throughout the organisation and map our entire value chain.”
Amor Bekrar, General Manager for IFS in France, concluded, “We are very excited to add LAUAK to our extensive customer base in the A&D sector. IFS Applications 10 was designed to connect the business to a digital backbone and to support customers in their adoption of disruptive trends such as automation, IoT and servitisation. In the highly competitive aerospace sector, these technologies are especially important drivers of performance and growth. We look forward to beginning the collaboration with LAUAK and to contribute to their digital transformation journey.”
17 Jul 18. US Air Force awards Rolls-Royce with Global Hawk, Triton sustainment contract. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rolls-Royce a sustainment contract to maintain, repair and overhaul engines for the Air Force Global Hawk and U.S. Navy Triton fleets. The six-year, $420m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract also includes sustainment engineering services for Rolls-Royce’s AE 3007H engine, the same one that powers the Global Hawk and Triton, as well as several commercial airliners. The contract services will be completed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, where Rolls-Royce and the Air Force have a public-private partnership to operate an engine depot.
“Rolls-Royce has a long and successful history of supporting U.S. Air Force and Navy engines, and our innovative public-private partnership at Tinker Air Force Base has enabled us to work together in a new way and will be a key component of maximizing engine availability,” said Paul Craig, president of Rolls-Royce’s defense services division. “This new contract includes engine services for the Navy’s Triton fleet, and we look forward to continuing this public-private partnership for years to come, focusing on customer support and enhancing mission success,” he added. The Global Hawk has been suggested as a possible alternative to the JSTARS battle management program. (Source: Defense News)
17 Jul 18. Boeing and Netherlands sign agreement for helicopter sustainment. The Royal Netherlands Air Force on July 14 made a deal with Boeing for sustainment and spare parts to the service’s AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The performance-based logistics contract will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the Air Force’s fleet of Apaches and Chinooks, which includes 28 AH-64Ds, 11 CH-47Ds and six CH-47Fs. It also covers some upfront buys of materials, obsolescence support for the Apache fleet and a Chinook modification program to transition the CH-47Ds to “F” models, Boeing said in a statement. The company has not disclosed the total projected value of the agreement, which was signed by Turbo Sjogren, Boeing’s vice president of international global sales, and Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
“The strategic cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Boeing is very important, and with the combined helicopter support [contract] from Boeing we enter into a next phase,” Luyt said in a statement. “In this phase we need to stretch ourselves as a joint team to be innovative to meet the demanding requirements of adequate and affordable support for the transition into a fifth generation Royal Netherlands Air Force with current, upgraded and new Boeing helicopters being part of it.” (Source: Defense News)
13 Jul 18. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $41,229,512 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 08 to order 0041 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This modification increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance on the delivery order to provide test, maintenance and logistics support services to sustain MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system (UAS) air vehicles, mission control and operator training systems. In addition, this delivery order provides for technical support from field service representatives to ensure that the MQ-4C UAS aircraft are mission-capable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions supporting Triton’s early operating capability. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (50 percent); Point Mugu, California (25 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (20 percent); and Yigo, Guam (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,929,251 are being obligated on this award, $5,469,251 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
13 Jul 18. BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is awarded a not-to-exceed $18,013,069 for an undefinitized contract action modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4412) for scheduled extended docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) on USS Hopper (DDG-70). The scheduled EDSRA is the opportunity in the ship’s life cycle primarily to conduct repair and alteration to systems that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by July 2020. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $8,174,990; and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) in the amount of $831,540 will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $8,174,990 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.
13 Jul 18. The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation has awarded a contract to Communications & Power Industries’ (CPI) Radant Technologies Division to support the US Air Force’s (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bomber. The new $4.1m firm-fixed-price contract is expected to continue for approximately two years. Under the deal, the company will be responsible for replacing the existing radomes on the B-52 long-range aircraft with forward nose radomes, which are expected to provide improved performance and support. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
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Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
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