The following is a listing of the most noteworthy U.S. Department of Defense contracts announced in the past week. To view all the contracts announced by the U.S. Department of Defense, go to http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts.
Monday, March 28
Orbital ATK was awarded a $750 million Army contract for “non-standard” ammunition and “non-standard” mortar weapon systems. The Army received four bids for the firm-fixed-price contract. Further details regarding funding and the location of the work will be decided after each order is placed. The contract could eventually involve foreign military sales. The labor is slated to be finished on March 27, 2021.
Olin Corporation has been given a $30.3 million modification to an Army contract for 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50-caliber ammunition. The work will be conducted in East Alton, Ill., and is slated to be finished on Sept. 30, 2017.
Tuesday, March 29
Vingtech, a mechanical and electro-optical engineering company located in Maine, and Wilcox Industries, a tactical product manufacturer from New Hampshire, have been awarded a $151.8 million Army contract for the Grendaider Sighting System used for the M320 and M320A1 grenade launcher. The Army received three bids for the firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded contract. The location of the work and further funding information will be decided with each order. The labor is slated to be finished on March 28, 2022.
Georgia Tech Research Institute is being given a $134 million Missile Defense Agency contract for engineering, research, and development work involving the creation of new sensor systems and other technologies. The military only sought the institute’s bid for the work, which will be conducted in Atlanta. The ordering period is from March 30, 2016 to March 29, 2021.
Boeing is being given a $9.3 million modification to a Navy contract for engineering work and supplies to be used to update the P-8A Poseidon aircraft’s flight simulators. The change will involve air-to-air refueling and flight test work. None of the funds being assigned at the time of the award will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The majority of the work—70 percent—will be conducted in Seattle, with the remaining labor taking place in Patuxent River, Md. The work is slated to be finished in January 2018.
Wednesday, March 30
Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $14 million modification to a Navy contract to deliver material, make parts, assemble, assess, and deliver Rolling Airframe Missile guided missile round packs. Raytheon’s website described the Rolling Air Frame Missile as “a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to destroy anti-ship missiles.”
None of the funds being awarded with the firm-fixed-price modification will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The majority of the labor will be conducted in Tucson, Ariz. and Ottobrunn, Germany. Other work will take place in West Virginia and Massachusetts. The labor is slated to be finished by February 2018.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is being awarded $10.8 million for Navy contract options for the production of Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf, or COTS, Insertion, or A-RCI, system. According to the DoD’s Wednesday publication of military contracts, “A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software.”
None of the contract funds being assigned at the time of the award will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Almost all of the work—95 percent—will be conducted in Manassas, Va., with the remaining work taking place in Syracuse, N.Y. The labor is slated to be completed by December 2016.
Thursday, March 31
Boeing has been awarded two Air Force contracts with a combined worth of more than $340 million. One deal is a $325.8 million delivery order for 15,000 Joint Direct Attack Munitions tailkits. The company will also provide technical services, non-warranty support induction and evaluation, and system field support under the order. The labor will be conducted in St. Louis, and is slated to be finished by March 29, 2018.
The second deal is a $14 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research, analysis, engineering, and creation of specialized munitions. The Air Force received four bids for the contract. The labor will be conducted in St. Louis, and is slated to be finished by March 21, 2021.
Eight companies—Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems, Aeroflex, Raytheon, Boeing, and Honeywell—are each being awarded Defense Microelectronics Activity contracts for work related to the Advanced Technology Support Program IV, or ATSP4. According to the DoD’s Thursday announcement of labor contracts, the ATSP4 program “is designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware and software” by creating advanced technology insertions and related applications.
If all four contract options are exercised, the maximum combined value of the eight indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award, engineering services contracts is $7.2 billion. The work will be conducted at facilities owned or operated by the companies, and could also be performed at various locations worldwide. All of the work is expected to be finished on March 31, 2028.
Sierra Nevada has been given a $12.5 million Air Force contract for standoff precision guided munitions and precision strike systems parts. The parts and systems provided will improve both current and new platforms. More than $4.3 million in fiscal 2014 and 2015 funds are being assigned with the firm-fixed-price and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which was a sole-source acquisition. The labor will be conducted in Englewood, Colo., and is slated to be finished by March 29, 2018.
Bell-Boeing—the alliance between Bell Helicopter and Boeing—has been awarded a $151.2 million Navy delivery order to give the Navy variation of the MV-22 aircraft “extended range, high frequency beyond line-of-sight radio and a public address system,” according to the DoD’s Thursday announcement of military contracts. More than $15 million in fiscal 2016 funding will be assigned with the award, none of which will expire at the end of the year. The majority of the work—71 percent—will be conducted in Philadelphia, while the rest of the labor will take place at locations throughout the U.S. The work is slated to be finished in September 2020.
American small business Pyrotechnique by Grucci was awarded a $58.9 million Army contract for M115A2 ground burst projectile simulators and M116A1 hand grenade simulators. The Army received two bids for the firm-fixed-price contract. The location of the work and further funding details will be determined with each order, and the labor is slated to be finished on Oct. 31, 2021.
Navistar Defense has been awarded an $8.3 million Army contract for 46 medium tactical vehicles to be built in two different variations for the Iraqi government. The Army only solicited Navistar Defense for the firm-fixed-price, foreign-military sales contract. The labor will be conducted a locations throughout the U.S., and is slated to be completed on July 29, 2016.
Friday, April 1
Sierra Nevada has been awarded a $71.4 million Air Force contract for work related to Saudi Arabia’s Saudi King Air 350 program. The company will provide modifications to two King Air 350 extended aircraft with “intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance/synthetic aperture radar (ISR/SAR) capability, one transportable ground station, one fixed ground station and one mission system trainer,” according to the DoD’s Friday statement.
The firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract was a sole-source acquisition. The work will be conducted in Hagerstown, Md., and is slated to be finished on April 30, 2020.
BAE Systems has been awarded a $25.3 million Army contract to transform 43 Bradley M3 vehicle to M2 vehicles, and 13 M3 Operation Desert Storm-Situations Awareness vehicles to M2 Operation Desert Storm-Situations Awareness vehicles. BAE was the only company to submit a bid for the firm-fixed-price contract. The labor will be conducted in York, Pa., and is slated to be finished on March 30, 2018.
Alsalam Aircraft Company of Saudi Arabia has been awarded a $32.5 million Air Force contract to disassemble and examine three F-15 aircraft and to convert an F-15S aircraft to the F-15SA configuration. The labor will be conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is slated to be finished by Dec. 31, 2017.
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