Boeing will manufacture 20 P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Australia under a $2.4 billion option on a Navy contract, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday.
The Navy will receive 16 of the aircraft, while the Australian government will receive four. Boeing will also conduct obsolescence monitoring, change assessment, and integrated baseline/program management reviewsunder the fixed-price-incentive-firm contract.
More than $2 billion in fiscal 2016 funding will be assigned with the award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. That same amount of funding pertains to the portion of the contract benefiting the U.S. Navy, while the remaining $417 million part of the contract aids Australia. The majority of the work – 80 percent – will be conducted in Seattle, with the remaining labor taking place at locations throughout the U.S. and in Cambridge, England. All of the work should be completed in December 2016.
Lockheed Martin will construct 20 interceptors and provide production support for the Missile Defense Agency Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Office under a $198.7 million modification to a fixed-price contract. The addition brings the total value of the contract to $882 million. The labor will be conducted in Grand Prairie Texas, Camden, Ark., and Troy and Anniston, Ala. All work should be finished by Sept. 30, 2019.
Lockheed Martin has also been awarded a $31.5 million Air Force delivery order for sustainment support, consumable spares refill, repairs, engineering support, and other work benefiting the C-130J aircraft’s weapon system. The labor will be conducted in Marietta, Ga., and should be finished by July 31, 2016.
iGOV Technologies has been awarded a $52.5 million modification to an Air Force contract for upgrades to the M1145 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. The upgrades include the implementation of software and systems used for voice, data, and video communication. According to the DoD, the communication upgrade will allow Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to control Close Air Support aircraft from a safe location.
More than $5.5 million in fiscal 2015 funds will be assigned at the time of the award. The labor will be conducted in Tampa, Fla., and should be finished by Jan. 28, 2021.
Wisconsin-based small business R. Stresau Laboratory is being awarded a $42.5 million Army contract for M6 electric blasting caps, M30 inert non-electric blasting caps, MK17 inert non-electric blasting caps, and M7 non-electric blasting caps. R. Stresau Laboratory was the only company to submit a bid for the firm-fixed-price contract. The location of the work and funding will be decided with each order.
Textron Systems, via its AAI Corporation business, has been awarded a $49.7 million Navy contract to give the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Electronic Combat Simulation and Evaluation Laboratory electronic warfare systems integration test environment system upgrades. The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively obtained. The labor will be conducted in Hunt Valley, Md., and should be finished in January 2021.
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