Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will be given a $112.7 million modification to a Navy contract for the delivery of long-lead items that will be needed to construct F-35A aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced in a Tuesday news release.
Once built, the aircraft will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force and the government of the Netherlands. The majority of the purchase (88 percent) benefits the Air Force. None of the funds being awarded will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The majority of the work will be performed throughout the U.S., though 20 percent of the labor will be performed in the United Kingdom, and another 5 percent will be conducted in Italy. All of the labor will be performed in December 2019.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation, which operates as the nation’s international contracting and procurement agency, was awarded a $26.3 million U.S. Air Force contract for rocket-assisted takeoff rocket motors and initiators.
More than $9 million in fiscal 2015 procurement funds will be assigned with the awarding of the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The DoD received three offers for the contract. The labor will be performed in Manitoba, Canada, and should be finished by April 28, 2022.
Raytheon will be awarded $10.4 million for options exercised under a Navy contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) SeaRAM upgrades and conversions. The company will also provide system overhauls and related hardware.
The CIWS system protects against both low- and high-flying, high speed anti-ship missiles, after the threat has made it past other forms of defense. It is classified as an automatic terminal defense system that is capable of discovering, tracing, and destroying missile threats either by itself, or when assimilated with a combat system. The DoD called the CIWS “an integral element of the Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.”
None of the funds being assigned with the firm-fixed-price modification will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The contract was not competitively obtained, which is an action that is permissible under a Federal Acquisition Regulation. The majority of the labor will be conducted throughout the U.S., while the remaining work (15 percent) will be performed in Germany. All of the work should be finished by September 2017.
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