House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on an $82 billion fiscal 2005 emergency spending package for Iraq, Afghanistan and tsunami relief. Final passage is all but assured, with floor action expected Thursday in the House and in the Senate next week. Completion of the bill comes as the Army faces a severe cash crunch; the Pentagon was forced Monday to submit a $1.1 billion request to transfer funds within existing accounts to cover shortfalls. As drafted, the conference report would provide $75.9 billion for military activities, a $920.6 million increase over the administration’s request.
The ability to use SBIRS High’s complex Pointing and Control Assembly to make ongoing adjustments in coverage, and even use one optical system to rapidly and repeatedly scan an area of interest for infrared activity while a second optical system simultaneously stares at another area, is a critical aspect of SBIRS High’s intended capabilities.
Thomas Associates Inc. in Stevensville, MD won an estimated $29.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract that supports a variety of shipboard damage control initiatives aboard U.S Navy ships. Programs such as the Damage Control Training Management System provides real-time, dynamic ship status and parametric information to Damage Control Training Teams, and accepts feedback on actions taken by team watch standers; Thomas Associates is contracted for damage control program, engineering, logistics, and technical support for U.S. Navy ships.
Work will be performed in Stevensville, MD (85%); Norfolk, VA (10%); and Panama City, Fla. (5%), and is expected to be complete by May 2010. The contract was competitively procured and advertised on the Internet, with one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, FL issued the contract (N61331-05-D-0025).
Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co. L.L.C. in Independence, MO received a delivery order amount of $19.4 million as part of a sole-source $395.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for Economic Price Adjustments for Copper on the Caliber .22, .30, .45, .50, 5.56mm, and 7.62mm small-caliber Ammunition Cartridges. The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, IL issued the contract (DAAA09-99-D-0016).
The U.S. Army has placed an $8 million order with BAE Systems for 32 Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refuelling Systems (AAFARS) helicopter refuelling systems. The latest booking is the ninth order in a multi-year production run worth more than $100 million, and which is expected to total 372 systems.
Raytheon Electronic Systems, El Segundo, CA received a sole-source $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Trans Panel Assembly for the Bradley Missile Weapon System. Work will be performed in El Segundo, CA, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 30, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL issued the contract (W31P4Q-05-C-0078).
BAE acquisition United Defense L.P. in Santa Clara, CA received an $8 million modification to a sole-source cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for systems technical support and logistics services for the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, CA and is expected to be complete by Nov. 26, 2005. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, MI issued the contract (DAAE07-01-C-M011).