A number of contracts were publicized by the U.S. Department of Defense Thursday, including a $30.5 million deal to BAE Systems Land and Armaments for the production of the MK 38 mod 3 machine gun system (MGS).
According to the DoD, the purpose of the firm-fixed-price Navy contract “is to fulfill specified requirements and technical performance requirements for the MK38 mod 3 25mm MGS ordnance alteration and provide additional spare parts.” The gun system created by BAE will be derived from the use of an alteration to the MK 38 mod 1 25mm MGS.
The majority of the contract (more than 93 percent) will benefit the U.S., while the remaining work will aid the government of the Philippines. The labor will be conducted in Haifa, Israel (67 percent) and Louisville, Ky., and should be finished in April 2017.
General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a $94.6 million multi-year, cost-plus-award-fee Army contract for services aiding the sustainment of the Stryker armored vehicle. The government only solicited General Dynamics for the deal. The funding and location of the work will be decided with each order.
Ball Aerospace and Technologies and CACI Technologies were each given multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Air Force contracts for spectrum warfare assessment technologies research and development.
The contracts, which have a shared ceiling value of $49.5 million, task the two companies with providing applied and advanced research and development for the purpose of conducting “leading-edge system of systems spectrum warfare applications and advanced technology development,” according to the DoD. The companies will perform the research using a multispectral synthetic battlespace simulation to assimilate sensor and electronic warfare technologies, identify and resolve technological problems, and perform various other tasks.
Four bids were submitted for the contract. The labor will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and should be finished by Oct. 28, 2022.
Raytheon Missile Systems has been given a $50.3 million modification to an Army contract for tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missiles. The labor will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and should be finished Oct. 31, 2017.
California-based small business Cox Construction has been given a $26.1 Army contract for the construction of an UAS hanger and ancillary facilities located at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California. Four bids were submitted for the firm-fixed-price contract. The work should be finished on Oct. 29, 2017.
L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems was given a $17.8 million modification to undefinitized Army contract for 123 Bradley Fighting Vehicle transmissions and supplementary hardware. The labor will be performed in Muskegon, Mich., and should be finished on May, 31, 2017.
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