The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of contracts included a $65.8 million modification to an Army contract, given to Airbus Defense and Space, for Lakota helicopters.
Each of the helicopters will be equipped with an ARC radio 231 mission equipment package. All of the work will be conducted in Herndon, Va., and should be finished on Nov. 30, 2017.
Also announced was a $31.5 million contract with Northrop Grumman Marine Systems for field services at various shipyards and other sites. The work involves equipment repairs, reliability and performance evaluation, logistics aid, and technical documentation and publication support. Both the U.S. and the U.K. will be given D5 gas generator cases and launch tube closures, and spare and repair parts. Northrop Grumman will also supply both governments with Strategic Systems Programs Alterations intended to rectify the existing state of the hardware, which is currently obsolete.
By combining the base period and four contract options, the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a potential value of $223.5 million. Nearly $28 million in fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance contract funds, which are applicable to the U.S. Navy, will expire on Sept. 30, 2016. The labor will be performed throughout the U.S., with the greatest portion of the work (58 percent) taking place in Sunnyvale, CA. The work is slated to be finished on Sept. 30, 2016. If all of the options are exercised, the work will continue until Sept. 30, 2020.
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