The U.S. Department of Defense’s Tuesday digest of contracts didn’t include a large quantity of work agreements, but what it lacked in volume it made up for in, well, money.
The largest of the contracts was a $968.7 million agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the construction of 17 C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft.
Under the undefinitized Air Force contract action modification, Lockheed Martin will deliver the aircraft in various configurations: nine MC-130J, six C-130J-30, one HC-130J, and one KC-130J.
Nearly $687 million in fiscal 2014 Air Force and Navy aircraft procurement funds will be assigned at the time of the award. The labor will be performed in Marietta, Ga., and should be finished by April 30, 2020.
Northrop Grumman Marine Systems will be awarded a $15.5 million contract for work that will benefit the development and construction of the Common Missile Compartment.
The maximum value of the cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee Navy contract, which includes the base period and a number of option years, is $198 million.
The work includes technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering, and the manufacturing of tactical underwater launcher hardware. The company will “assess and analyze technologies and concepts to support the selection of a preferred system design,” according to the DoD.
The results of the work will eventually benefit the creation of a launcher subsystem for the Sea Based Strategic Deterrent submarine.
“The effort requires risk reduction and design and development engineering for integrating the D5 missile life extension into a missile tube for the Ohio replacement platform by conducting system evaluation and qualification testing and related analyses,” the DoD wrote. “This testing and analyses will support verification and validation of the technical solution to provide the needed capabilities and characteristics of future launcher subsystems.”
The labor will be performed throughout the U.S. and is slated to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016 if the option periods are not picked up. Should all the option periods be exercised, the labor is scheduled to be completed Sept. 30, 2016.
Boeing received a $130.1 million modification for the production of Small Diameter Bombs I. The addition of the funds will increase the ceiling value of the Air Force contract to $228 million. The contract is 95 percent for foreign military sales. The labor will be performed in St. Louis and should be finished by April 15, 2019.
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