L3 Communications was given a $129.6 million modification to an U.S. Army contract in exchange for 13 quick reaction capability aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced in its Monday digest of military deals.
The Army needs the aircraft to fulfill the needs of the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS). According to the Army, the EMARSS “contributes to the airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance coverage that brigade combat teams require to be successful across the range of military operations and especially in irregular warfare operations.”
The capacities include a number of sensors, that the DoD said are “supported by line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight communications and hosted on a manned, medium-altitude derivative of the commercial Hawker-Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft.”
Nearly 13 million in fiscal 2016 funds were assigned at the time the contract modification was awarded. L3 Communications was the only company to submit a bid for the work. The labor will be conducted in Greenville, Texas, and should be finished on Nov. 23, 2019.
The DoD also announced that Boeing Defense, Space & Security has been given a $261.9 million Air Force delivery order for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits. According to the DoD, the contract tasks Boeing with delivering “JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits with the capability to receive guidance updates from Global Positioning Systems to increase weapon accuracy for conventional inventory bombs.”
More than $13 million in fiscal 2014, 2015, and 2015 ammunition funds were assigned with the firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for delivery order. The labor will be conducted in St. Louis, and should be finished by Nov. 20, 2017.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will be given a nearly $13 million modification to a Navy contract to support F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft housed at Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, Ariz. None of the funds being awarded with the modification will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The labor will be conducted at Luke Air Force Base, and should be finished in November 2016.
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