The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will be awarded two Navy contracts for work related to the V-22 Osprey aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday.
The will be granted $15.1 million to exercise a contract option for 24 MV-22 Block A Osprey aircraft integrated aircraft survivability equipment kits for the MV-22 aircraft. The upgrades will allow the aircraft to meet the needs of the Marine Corps. None of the funds being awarded with the contract will expire in 2016. The majority of the labor—63 percent—will be conducted in Ridley Park, Pa., with the remaining work taking place at locations throughout the U.S.
The Bell-Boeing venture is also being given $9.4 million to exercise a contract option for two V-22 Osprey aircraft block A and B upgrade retrofit kits. None of the funds being awarded with the contract will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The labor will be conducted in Cherry Point, N.C., and should be finished in October.
MRSL Real-Time Systems Laboratory, a small business which specializes in signal processing application and common services development, has been given an $11.7 million Air Force contract to create advanced signal intelligence—or SIGINT—processing capabilities. Two bids were received for the cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract. More than $1 million in fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds are being assigned with the contract award. The labor will be conducted in Sarasota, Fla., and should be finished by Feb. 1, 2021.
Paradigm Precision has been awarded a $57.6 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for aircraft afterburner flamer holders. At the beginning of the process for awarding the contract Paradigm Precision was known as TurboCombuster Technology, but the company’s name was changed 2013. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity has a one year base, and includes four one-year options. The Air Force will benefit from the work, which should be finished on Sept. 17, 2017.
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