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Dec 04, 2015 00:20 UTC
- The Pentagon has expressed concerns over Raytheon’s new GPS Operational Control System (OCX) program, amid soaring costs and completion delays. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has the program scheduled for a “deep dive” review on Friday which may result in a new competition being announced. The system is integral to the Air Force’s ability to access GPS satellites for critical timing information and weapons targeting. Awarded in 2010, costs for the program have risen by 80.5% of the initial contract value to $1.6 billion and the program has experienced an operational delay until 2018.
- Siemens Government Technologies, a subsidiary of conglomerate Siemens, has been awarded a $200 million contract by the Department of Defense. The work aims to expand and upgrade the U.S. Army‘s building automation systems that use the Desigo for Apogee software product. Work on the project is expected to be completed by December 2020. Desigo for Apogee is designed to offer users an integrated view of information to control building automation and security systems.
- Europe’s largest weapons manufacturers saw their stock prices soar on Thursday after the British government voted to conduct air strikes in Syria on Wednesday night. BAE systems saw a jump of four points which follows an earlier 14% increase after the Paris terror attacks. Airbus, who develop the Tornado air craft being used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) saw an increase of 1.5% while shares for Italian firm Finmeccanica moved up by 2%. RAF Tornados struck Islamic State held oilfields shortly after Parliament voted in favor of action, following a full day of debates on the issue.
- Germany has received the first Airbus A400M cargo aircraft, with a second planned to be delivered by the end of the year. Five were initially to be delivered to Germany in 2015, but delays have caused this to be scaled back to just two. Slow production of the aircraft has led to delays in deliveries to seven European NATO members involved in the A400M program. Germany fined Airbus $14 million last month once the late delivery was announced. Germany has ordered 53 of the aircraft in total which is Europe’s most expensive aircraft acquisition program.
- Russia has announced the successful test of its first anti-satellite missile after two failed attempts. Named Nudol, the November 20 test follows China’s successful launch at the end of October, marking an advancement for both countries in strategic space warfare. The Obama administration has long opposed Chinese attempts to develop space weapons, but will not agree to a Russian and Chinese backed proposal over their banning. According to Frank Rose, assistant secretary for arms control, verification and compliance (who spoke in Beijing on Monday) this is due to the proposal not including ground based space weapons.
- The US Department of Defense has released $309 million toward the construction of a new marine base in Guam. Contracts have yet to be awarded for the initial construction of the base and follows $1 billion already put forward by Japan for the base’s development. The funding follows a 2006 agreement between the two nations to relocate 5,000 US Marines and 1,700 of their dependents from Okinawa to Guam. The base and its support facilities are expected to cost $8.7 billion in total, and will see millions injected into the island’s local economy.
- The Australian Senate will launch an inquiry into its planned acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters after a vote on Monday. The Senate foreign affairs, defence and trade committee will investigate how the fighter will integrate with the air force’s needs, its cost and benefits, performance testing and possible alternatives. The Royal Australian Air Force has planned to purchase 72 of the aircraft with the possibility of increasing to 100 fighters. At $11.7 billion, it is the most expensive defence acquisition program to date. Findings in the report will be presented to the Senate in May 2016.
- Experts from navies, academia and industry met in Tokyo this week to discuss the unique challenges of operating in the littoral or coastal environment. The Littoral OP Tech East conference is the first of its kind to be held in Asia, and looks at fostering increased innovation and creation of solutions to both new and old problems. Speakers stressed the importance of the development of new war-fighting concepts and increased operational capabilities of fleets. The meeting comes at a time when the US navy and its allies are looking to incorporate wider capabilities for all ships in its fleets and the rolling out of the new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class warship throughout various theaters.
- Royal Air Force Tornado jets returning from its first sortie against Islamic State targets:
Dec 04, 2015 00:19 UTC
Past base improvement efforts and other contracts related to the USA’s pacific territory of Guam include construction of an RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV complex for the Pacific Rim, and extensive base improvements/ expansion for Guam’s airfield and harbor. This article will shine a spotlight on contracts related to that territory from the beginning of FY 2007 onward. Military.com offers a broader article detailing the build up; it is useful as a frame for activities to date, and also as a context reference for our ongoing coverage (hyperlink below added to enhance context):
“The 2006 agreement between the United States and Japan to shift 8,000 U.S. Marines from bases in Japan to the island of Guam by 2014 is likely to have more far-reaching implications than just a change of address for some units of the Marine Corps’ III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). The move is accelerating the return to prominence of Guam in the U.S. defense posture and fostering a higher level of cooperation among the U.S. armed forces in the Pacific region… Congress authorized $193 million in military construction funds for Guam in the fiscal year 2007 National Defense Authorization Act, a $31 million increase over 2006 funding. “Guam is likely to see between $400 million and $1 billion in military construction in military construction each year for a period of six to 10 years,” [Guam’s representative in Congress, Madeleine Z. Bordallo] said.”
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Aug 23, 2006 01:09 UTC
Small business qualifier BME & Sons, Inc. in Barrigada, Guam, won a not to exceed $14.2 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for interior and exterior improvement of various facilities in the US Territory of Guam. They will be sprucing up various military facilities, which includes surface preparation; interior and exterior painting; taping, spackling, caulking and puttying; repair of flashing/sheet-metal; repair of concrete cracks and spalls; cutting/trimming of trees and shrubs in the way; painting of pavement markings, etc. Work will be performed throughout the Territory of Guam, and is expected to be complete by August 2007 (August 2011 with options). Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured as a HUBZone set-aside via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with 6 offers received by The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, Guam (N40192-06-D-2582).
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Apr 04, 2006 03:20 UTC
Small business qualifier GFS Group in Hagatna, Guam won an estimated $7.3 million for Modification P00001 under a previously awarded combination firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity and time and material contract (N40192-05-D-9005). This win exercises the first option period for housing operations and maintenance services for various naval installations in the Territory of Guam for the Commander, Naval Forces Marianas. The current total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $11.8 million.
Work will be performed at various housing areas in the U. S. Territory of Guam, and the expected completion date is March 2007. The basic contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with seven proposals received and award made on May 10, 2005. The potential total contract amount (base and option periods) is not to exceed $26.5 million. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas in Guam issued the contract.
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Mar 30, 2006 05:25 UTC
Schoolkids in Guam
Dick Pacific Construction Co. Ltd. in Barrigada, Guam received $37.6 million modification P00001 under previously awarded firm-fixed price contract N62742-05-C-1308, for construction of the new Cdr. William C. McCool Elementary & Middle School at Naval Forces Marianas Support Activity, Guam. Work will be performed in Guam and is expected to be complete by May 2008. This contract was competitively procured with 22 proposals solicited and 3 offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific in Pearl Harbor, HI issued the contract.
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Mar 10, 2006 04:29 UTC
Black Construction Corporation in Barrigada, Guam received a $49.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for the FY06 MCON P-431, Alpha & Bravo wharf improvements at Naval Station Marianas, Polaris Point, Guam. Work includes sheet pile bulkhead improvements to existing wharves Alpha and Bravo, a concrete wharf extension to wharf Bravo, wharf fendering, mooring fittings, utility connections, security and area lighting distribution system, upgrade to potable water distribution system, dredging and incidental related work.
This contract will be incrementally funded. FY06 funds allotted at the time of contract award is $22.7 million. FY07 funds of $27.2 million will be provided no later than February 2007. Work will be performed at Polaris Point, Guam, and is expected to be completed June 2008. This contract was competitively procured with 22 solicitation packages distributed and 3 offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Construction Contracts Branch in Hawaii issued the contract (N62742-06-C-1305).
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Aug 31, 2005 05:40 UTC
Small business qualifier Global Food Services (DBA GFS) in Baltej Pavillion, Tamuning, Guam received a $5.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) services provided in Guam for Commander, Navy Region Marianas. This contract contains options that, if exercised, will bring the total estimated value of the contract to $26.8 million. Work will be performed in Guam, and is expected to be complete by August 2010. This contract was a small business set aside, with five offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor issued the contract (N00604-05-C-A006).
As DID has noted, Guam’s air base and naval base have recently been a focus of a number of ongoing improvements, including an OC-12 bandwidth contract. Of course, if GFS really want to boost morale and do something useful, maybe they ought to organize tree snake hunts.
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Mar 30, 2005 00:35 UTC
Raytheon Technical Services Co. in Burlington, MA through its subsidiary, Raytheon Technical Services Guam Inc., received a $40.2 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-quantity, time and materials provisions contract (N62742-98-D-1803) to exercise an option for base operations services in Guam. Of that $40.2 million, $8.7 million will be reserved for individual task orders issued during the option period. After the exercise of this modification, the total cumulative contract amount will be $519.3 million.
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Mar 01, 2005 05:21 UTC
Sprint Communications Co. LP, Reston, Va., won an $8.7M firm-fixed price contract to provide a long-term lease of one OC-12 circuit between Misawa, Japan, and Andersen, Guam. The period of performance will be 12 years for the long-term lease. The requirement was solicited under full and open competition, and the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI issued the contract (SPCC W 40012).
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Jun 24, 2016 00:50 UTC
- The US Navy has announced the operational testing of an MQ-4C, which successfully transmitted full motion video to a P-8A via the Common Data Link (CDL). During the flight, the UAV had to use its electro-optical/infrared camera to build situational awareness of its environment before the P-8A arrived at the scene. The MQ-4C Triton’s ability to perform persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance within a range of 2,000 nautical miles will allow the P-8A aircraft to focus on their core missions.
- Boeing has thrown in a sweetener for Canada if it were to select the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters as the replacement for its CF-18 fleet by including civil aviation work opportunities for Canadian firms. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government promised during last year’s election that it would launch an open CF-18 replacement competition, and pledged not to buy Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets as the previous Conservative government had planned to do. In response to the F-35 slight, Lockheed Martin warned that they may shift work on the F-35 away from Canadian firms amid the uncertainty.
- Delivery of the the final T-6B has been completed with the Navy now in possession of 148 of the trainer. The final model was delivered to the Training Air Wing 5 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field on June 21. Replacing the aging T-34 Turbomentor fleet, the T-6B has twice the performance power compared to T-34 and came equipped with a digital (glass) cockpit display, heads-up display, and ejection seat.
- The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 has been delivered to the US Navy for operational use after the munition cleared the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) stage earlier this month. This newest iteration of JSOW is integrated with a Link 16 network radio, enabling the weapon to engage moving targets at sea. The radio allows the launch aircraft or another designated controller to provide real-time target updates to the weapon, reassign it to another target, or to abort the mission.
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- Israeli Air Force chief, Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman, says his service needs 75 Lockheed Martin F-35s. At present, 35 F-35A models have been ordered with new Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman committing to a further 17 of the Joint Strike Fighter. Kelman however is in favor of acquiring a further 25 F-35s with the possibility of adding a number of the fighter’s B variant to assist in other operational tasks despite it not being capable of carrying as many munitions.
- Ukraine is looking to increase its defensive capabilities with plans to purchase radars and anti-drone weaponry from the US. This will add to Humvees, unarmed Raven UAVs and other equipment already supplied by the Pentagon. However, Kiev has yet to be supplied with more advanced technologies and lethal weaponry such as the anti-tank Javelin missile due to fears expressed by former secretary of defense Chuck Hagel that Ukraine’s military is not sophisticated enough to operate them. To counter this, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, vice prime minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic integration recently visited Washington to discuss increased military support and arms transfers which included a meeting with under secretary of state for arms control and international security Rose Gottemoeller.
- North Korean hard man Kim Jong Un has claimed the hermit kingdom is capable of attacking US targets in the Pacific following its latest round of launches of its intermediate-range Musudan missile. The missile, which is fired from mobile launchers, has a design range of more than 3,000 km, meaning all of Japan and the US territory of Guam are potentially within reach. Meanwhile, Japanese authorities have begun examining the suspected nose cone of a rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive North’s missile program.
- A series of shipbuilding and force modernization programs has been announced by the Taiwanese Navy which will see $14.7 billion spent on indigenous development over the next 24 years. The purpose of the program is to wean Taiwan off expensive and politically troublesome US defense acquisitions which often sparks trouble with neighboring China. Big ticket items include a Taiwan Aegis destroyer and frigate, submarine, high-speed minelayer, landing platform dock (LPD), 11 additional stealthy Tuo Jiang-class missile corvette catamarans, and multi-purpose transport. Other programs include more AAV7s, a type of assault amphibious vehicle, for the Taiwanese Marine Corps, underwater swimmer delivery vehicles for special forces, and assorted weapons for special forces.
- US AH-64 and South Korean AH-1S attack helicopters in joint exercise: