Smiths Detection has been awarded a $17.2 million modification to an Army contract for 2,092 M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors, as well as more than 2,000 communication adapter kits and 10 platform interface kits, the U.S. Department of Defense said in its Monday publication of military contracts.
The pocket-sized M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detector automatically discovers, identifies, and alerts U.S. forces of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemical vapors, and can be equipped to mobile platforms, placed at a designated location, or equipped to a person, according to the Federation of American Scientists.
Smiths Detection will conduct the work in Edgewood, Md., where the company is located. The labor should be finished on Sept. 30, 2016.
Other noteworthy contracts include:
A $276.2 million modification to a Navy contract being granted to Boeing for the production and delivery of two P8-A Poseidon aircraft. Nearly $140 million in fiscal 2014 and 2016 funding will be assigned at the time of the award, nearly $70 million of which will expire at the end of the year. The majority of the labor—80 percent—will be conducted in Seattle, with the remaining work taking place at locations throughout the U.S. and in Cambridge, England. The work should be finished in February 2019.
BAE Systems is being granted a $22.1 million Navy contract to build and deliver Archerfish Destructors and fiber optic spools.
According to the DoD, “Archerfish Destructors are a component of the airborne mine neutralization system” and the Navy “has a mission need to neutralize bottom, close tethered, and moored sea mines.”
The firm-fixed-price contract, which was not competitively obtained, could be worth up to $56.2 million if related contract options are exercised. Nearly $11.8 million of the funding will expire at the end of the year. The work will be conducted in the United Kingdom and should be finished by August 2018.
Bell-Boeing, which is the partnership of Bell Helicopter and Boeing, has been awarded a 32 month, $8.2 million delivery order for aircraft hub assemblies. The firm-fixed-price Defense Logistics Agency delivery order was a sole-source acquisition. The work, which benefits the U.S. Navy, will be conducted in Maryland and is scheduled to be finished on May 31, 2019.
Boeing was granted a $9.8 million modification to an Army contract for Apache helicopter rotary tail blades. The work will be conducted in Mesa, Ariz., and should be finished on Dec. 31, 2017.
Honeywell was awarded a $9.5 million modification to an Army contract for technical and logistics work to aid the repair of T-55 engines for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The labor will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is slated to be completed on Aug. 29, 2017.
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