Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. in Fort Worth, TX received a $104.2 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0001) for the H-1 upgrade program covering the Marines’ UH-1 Hueys and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters. The funds exercise an option for FY 2005 low rate initial production lot II procurement of 3 AH-1Z Super Cobras, and 4 UH-1Y Huey aircraft.
Jacobs Sverdrup in Fort Walton Beach, FL received a $30 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to help the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) by laying out the key scientific and technical assistance required to validate its simulations and threat models in the areas of electronic warfare, information warfare, information operations, space/counterspace, and ballistic missile threats.
Fort Richardson, Alaska is the scene of some construction these days – as is the missile defense facility nearby at Fort Greely, AK. Local small business qualifier Alutiiq Manufacturing Contractors in Anchorage, AK received a $12 million modification to their sole-source firm-fixed-price contract for temporary facilities infrastructure for the airborne brigade at Fort Richardson. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2005, and the U.S. Army Engineer District of Elmendorf, AK issued the contract (W911KB-05-C-0009). Meanwhile, Watterson Construction Co. in Anchorage, AK won a $36 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of replacement housing on the base, which is expected to be complete by April 30, 2007. There were five bids solicited on Jan. 25, 2005, and five bids were received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle, WA issued this contract (W912DW-05-C-0007).
Fabrique Nationale Manufacturing Inc. in Columbia, SC received a $16.9 million firm-fixed-price contract (W52H09-05-C-0122) for M240H aviation machine guns, egress kits, and M240H unique spare parts. While quantities were not specified, a September 23, 2004 contract (W52H09-04-C-0223) purchased 1,100 M240H machine guns and egress kits for $9.6 million. Delivery plans through 2007 call for almost 4,000 M240H guns to replace the 60s-era M60 7.62mm light machine gun aboard all Army, National Guard, and Reserve aircraft like the UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
Small business qualifier Talley Defense Systems Inc. in Mesa, AZ received a $7.9 million sole-source modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M141 SMAW-D Bunker Defeat Munitions (BDMs), field handling trainers, and training materials. The M141 BDM a disposable version of the USMC’s Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) that includes a night sight mounting fixture, weighs 15.7 lbs. and is 32″ in length. The BDM system can destroy earth and timber fortifications, breach 8-inch reinforced walls or 12 inches of triple brick, and defeat lightly skinned armored vehicles at effective ranges of 15-500 meters. A thermobaric version of the BDM is in development, as is a thermobraric version of Talley Systems’ lighter M72A7 LAW rocket.
Work will be performed in Mesa, AZ and is expected to be complete by May 30, 2006. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Picatinny, NJ issued the contract (DAAE30-00-C-1103).
Twigg Corp. in Martinsville, IN is being awarded a $8.2 million firm fixed price contract for an estimated 203 flameholders and 203 afterburners per Air Force Requirements Applicable to the F101 jet engine. GE’s F101 delivers up to 30,000 lbs. of thrust and equips the USAF’s B-1B Lancer bombers; the F118 engine in the B-2 stealth bomber and the F110 engine that powers many F-15 and F-16 fighter jets are both derivatives of this core engine design. The last of 469 F101-GE-102 engines was produced in December 1987. Solicitation for this contract began January 2005, negotiations were completed February 2005, and work will be complete by September 2011. The Headquarters Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK issued the contract (FA8104-05-D-0022).
Detyens Shipyards, Inc. in North Charleston, SC won a $6.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for a major drydock and overhaul of the 1967-vintage combat stores ship T-AFS 10, a.k.a. USNS Saturn. Saturn is one of 6 combat stores ships operated by Military Sealift Command. They are part of the MSC Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force of approximately 35 ships, which provide fuel, food, ammunition, spare parts, and ocean towing services to U.S. Navy.
Smiths Aerospace in Grand Rapids, MI received a $6 million firm-fixed-price contract as part of a contractor logistics support program supporting approximately 600 C-130 Hercules aircraft deployed worldwide. This contract covers the depot repair, engineering analyses, and technical support required to maintain the operational integrity and logistics supportability of the C-130’s self-contained navigation system. Solicitation began February 2005, negotiations were completed March 2005, and work will be complete by December 2005. The Headquarters Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, GA issued the contract (FA8504-05-C-0002).