The following is a listing of the most noteworthy U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts announced in the past week. To view all the contracts announced by the U.S. Department of Defense go to http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts.
Monday, March 21
Boeing was given a $184.9 million Army contract to produce an undisclosed amount of Apache helicopters. The Army only solicited Boeing’s bid for the firm-fixed-price contract. The labor will be conducted in Mesa, Ariz., and should be finished on June 30, 2017.
AM General has been given a $10.4 million Army contract to produce an undisclosed amount of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles—commonly called Humvees—for the Iraqi government. The labor will be conducted in Mishawaka, Ind., and should be finished July 29, 2016.
Boeing has been given an $11.6 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for radomes for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. The firm-fixed-price delivery order was a sole-source acquisition. The labor will be conducted in Missouri, and is slated to be completed Sept. 30, 2018.
Tuesday, March 22
Oshkosh Defense was given a $243.7 million modification to an Army contract for 647 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV), 25 trailers, and 2,977 related kits. The company is also tasked with providing a year’s worth of system engineering and program management, test support, a technical package, and test hardware. The labor will be conducted in Oshkosh, Wis., and should be finished Dec. 1, 2024. The publication of the contract came a day after the DoD announced that Oshkosh Defense had been awarded three contract modifications totaling more than $430 million for upgrades to heavy tactical vehicles.
California small business Systems Application & Technologies is being given a $22.7 million modification to a Navy contract for maintenance and other work on aerial and seaborne target assets and related equipment. More than $10 million of the funds being awarded at the time of the award will expire at the end of the year. The labor will be conducted at military facilities throughout the U.S., and should be finished in March 2017.
Wednesday, March 23
General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems and Orbital Alliant Techsystems Operations have been given separate modifications to Army contracts for new 120mm M1002 cartridges and recapitalized 120mm M865 cartridges, and 120mm tank training ammunition. The contract modification given to General Dynamics is worth $35.7 million. The company will perform the work in St. Petersburg, Fla., and is expected to finish the job on Nov. 30, 2017. The contract modification given to Orbital Alliant Techsystems is worth $30.8 million. The company will conduct the work in Plymouth, Minn., and is expected to finish the job on Feb. 22, 2018.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation was given a $22.3 million modification to an Army contract for work relating to the design, development, alteration, assessment, and testing of integrated electronics systems, sensors, weapon systems, communications and information infrastructure. The location of the work and further funding details will be decided along with each order. The labor is slated to be finished on Aug. 23, 2017.
Thursday, March 24
Lockheed Martin has been given a $1.5 billion modification to an Air Force contract for work on 28 C-130J aircraft. The labor will be conducted in Marietta, Ga., and should be finished by July 31, 2019.
Lockheed Martin is also being given a $179.9 million modification to a Navy contract for parts and work to ensure that the production of F-35 aircraft remains on schedule. The modification will also result in the conctruction of an additional 15 F-35 aircraft. None of the funding will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. More than half of the work will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas, with the remaining labor taking place at locations throughout the U.S., England, and Italy. The labor is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.
Northrop Grumman Systems is being given a $25.6 million modification to a Navy contract for engineering work and the production of tactical underwater launcher hardware benefiting the Common Missile Compartment. The contract modification could be worth up to $198 million if all related contract options are exercised. None of the funding will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. More than half of the work will be conducted in Sunnyvale, Calif., with the remaining work taking place at locations throughout the U.S., and about 2 percent of the labor in Barrow-In-Furness, England. All of the work should be finished in September 2020.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is being given a $9.5 million modification to a Navy contract for five AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Image Systems and related parts. The DoD said in its contract announcement that the Integrated Submarine Image Systems will provide “mission critical, all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities” for the USS Los Angeles (SSN 688), USS Ohio (SSGN), USS Virginia (SSN 774), and USS Seawolf (SSN-21), and possibly other submarines. None of the funding will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Nearly 60 percent of the labor will be conducted in Manassas, Va. with the remaining work taking place at other locations in Massachusetts and Virginia. All of the work is slated to be completed in March 2018.
Friday, March 25
Northrop Grumman Systems has been given a $30.2 million modification to an Air Force contract to upgrade eight 30I aircraft to the 30M configuration. The work will be conducted in San Diego, and should be finished by Dec. 30, 2017.
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