The United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) Thursday digest of labor agreements was filled with a number of noteworthy Navy contracts, highlighted by a $26. 6 million award for a “real-time war game.”
Florida-based software company Cole Engineering Services will deliver a simulation system, known as Marine Air Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation System (MTWS), for the U.S. Marines Corps’ Program Manager Training Systems.
According to the DoD, MTWS “provides an interactive, decision-based, real-time war game representing the six warfighting functional areas of fires, command and control, aviation, logistics, maneuver, and intelligence.” The system will help to train commanders and their staff in exercises pertaining to live and simulated land, air and naval forces at all operational command levels.
All of the funding involved with the firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will be applied to ensuing task orders. The majority of the labor (85 percent) will be performed in locations throughout the U.S., while the remaining work will be conducted in Okinawa, Japan. All of the work should be finished by December 2020.
Boeing is being given a $178 million contract modification for improvements to the P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft training systems. The updates include 16 operational flight trainers, 13 weapons tactics trainers, four part task trainers, and training facilities that will be located at facilities throughout the U.S., including the Naval Air Stations in Washington and Jacksonville, Fla. None of the funds being awarded with the contract will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The work will take place throughout the U.S. and should be finished in December 2018.
Germany-based Ramsys GmbH is being given a $28.1 firm-fixed-price contract to recertify MK-44 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) guided missile weapon system rounds, including 342 Block 1A MK-44 Mod 3 RAM guided missile round pack all-up-rounds. The contract could be worth $34.4 million if a number of options are exercised. The contract includes a purchase made by the German government. Germany will pay for the contract effort and contract funds.
Co-developed and co-produced by the U.S. and Germany, the RAM system is used for anti-ship missile defense for various ship platforms.
Almost all of the work will take place in Ottobrunn, Germany, and should be finished by September 2021.
BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support/Electronic Solutions, will be given a $20.9 million Navy contract for integrated defensive electronic countermeasures AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys, which will aid efforts in support of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. BAE will also provide engineering work, including repairs, failure analysis, and corrective actions recommendations.
The labor will be conducted throughout the U.S. and in Chelmsford Essex, United Kingdom, and should be finished by November 2017. None of the funds included in the contract will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year.
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