The United States Department of Defense announced a number of military contracts Monday, including a $56.2 million Navy contract to Bell Helicopter for 31 parts that go into the H-1 helicopter.
None of the funds being awarded with the contract will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. Navy working capital funds will be assigned with each delivery order. Bell Helicopter was the only company to submit a bid for the firm-fixed-price contract. The labor will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas, and should be finished by December 2016.
Leidos is being awarded a $12.8 million contract option for work aiding the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program. According to DARPA, the purpose of the program “is to enable U.S. airborne EW systems to automatically generate effective countermeasures against new, unknown and adaptive [threat] radars in real-time in the field.”
Counting the exercised option, the total value of Leidos’ contract is $33.2 million. The labor will be conducted throughout the U.S., and should be finished in December 2017.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will be given a $23.3 million modification to a Navy contract to develop drawings, kits, and other technical work that will upgrade the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Block IV weapons capabilities of the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as other groups that aren’t affiliated with the U.S. DoD. More than $7.2 million in funds will be assigned at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The labor will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas, and should be finished in December 2018.
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