The Boeing Co. in Ridley Park, PA recently received a pair of sole-source contracts related to the CH-47 medium transport helicopter. The contracts include both a remanufacturing contract and advanced avionics for new-build aircraft. Both contracts were issued by the Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL.
A $186.2 million firm-price-incentive-fee contract for CH-47F Improved Cargo Helicopters is expected to be completed by March 31, 2007 (W58RGZ-04-G-0023), while a $25.9 million modification to a firm-price-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Cut In Common Avionics Architecture System and Digital Advanced Flight Control System to the CH-47 New Build Production Effort is expected to be completed by July 31, 2008 (W58RGZ-04-C-0012).
ManTech International Corp. in Fairfax, VA is buying Gray Hawk Systems Inc., an intelligence systems and analysis provider, for $100 million. Financing for the acquisition, which is expected to be immediately accretive to ManTech’s EPS, will consist of available cash and borrowings under ManTech’s senior credit facility. The all cash acquisition is expected to close by early June.
US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the Bush administration has authorised the sale to Pakistan of 40 AGM-84L air-launched and 20 RGM-84L surface-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and up to 300 AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. The missiles will upgrade Pakistani stockpiles that already contain older versions of each missile.
U.S. Army infantry divisions and armored cavalry regiments are equipped with mobile anti-aircraft vehicles called Avengers, HMMWV jeeps with a turret mounted on the back. The turret contains a FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) sight, a laser range finder, 2 missile pods with 4 Stringer anti-aircraft missiles each, and a M3P .50 caliber machine gun under one pod.
In their Avenger configuation, however, the machine-gun can’t always depress enough to fire towards the front of the vehicle at ground targets. As they deployed to Iraq, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment decided to change all that…
Fluor Intercontinental Inc. in Charlotte, NC received the full delivery order amount of $53.6 million as part of a firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of Afghan National Army Regional Brigade Facilities. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 30, 2006. There were 10 bids solicited on Feb. 23, 2005, and five bids were received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Winchester, VA issued the contract (W912ER-04-D-0004).
Composite Engineering in Sacramento, CA received a $20.4 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to begin Low Rate of Initial Production Option for 38 Lot 2 BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Targets (AFSATs) and the procurement of Exhibit B-Data. This action supports foreign military sales to Singapore, and work will be complete by March 2007.
AECOM Government Services Inc. in Fort Worth, TX won a delivery order amount of $15.3 million as part of a $69.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for General Service Vehicle Maintenance and Support Services at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. There were three bids solicited on April 7, 2005, and three bids were received. The Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, IL issued the contract (W52P1J-05-D-0004).
Ceridian Corp.’s LifeWorks Services in Minneapolis, MN received a sole-source $7.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services in support of the “Military OneSource” Program which provides assistance to approximately 3 million members of the Armed Services and their families via internet, telephone, and e-mail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Work will be performed in St. Petersburg, FL (40%); Plymouth Meeting, PA (40%); and Washington, DC (20%), and all contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL issued the contract (N61339-05-C-0086).