The U.S. Department of Defense announced in its Friday digest of contracts that a $200 million deal will be awarded to Huntington Ingalls for long-lead-time material and to perform engineering and design work for the San Antonio-class LPD 28 amphibious transport dock ship.
According to the Navy, LPDs are used to transport Marines, their equipment and supplies. The ships allow for amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions.
The undefinitized Navy contract was not competitively obtained because it is a follow-on contract for additional work that can only be conducted by the original source, Huntington Ingalls. None of the funds will expire at the end of the year. The labor will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and should be finished by April 2022.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control received a $17.4 million modification to a fixed price Air Force contract for work benefitting the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile program (JASSM) Lot 14 tooling effort.
The JASSM is a precision-guided cruise missile that includes a blast-fragmentation warhead, according to Lockheed Martin. Equipped on a number of U.S. Air Force and allied force aircrafts, it operates using an infrared seeker and digital anti-jam GPS.
The labor, which includes material, management, technical, and logistical support, will be conducted in Salt Lake City, and should be finished on Dec. 30, 2018.
Boeing received a $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for work related to a DARPA research program. More than $3 million in fiscal 2015 research and development funds will be assigned with the award. Most of the labor (84 percent) will be performed in Huntington Beach, Calif., with the remaining work taking place in Dallas (15 percent) and Goleta, Calif. (1 percent). The work should be finished in September 2016.
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