Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Orlando FL received a $52.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for 1,655 Production Phase Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) Tail Kits: 1,618 for the U.S. Air Force (with warranty), 15 USAF tail kits (no warranty), 22 Foreign Military Sales tail kits to Oman, and 100 Production Phase Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser – Extended Range (WCMD-ER) kits for the USAF.
The Wind Compensated Munitions Dispenser [WCMD “Wick-Mid”] is an inexpensive tail kit that uses inertial guidance to steer cluster bombs from a known release point to precise target coordinates while compensating for launch transients, winds aloft, surface winds and adverse weather. The WCMD kit thus turns “dumb” cluster bombs into accurate “smart” weapons. Currently, the dispenser is achieving an accuracy of within 30 feet. Aircraft employ WCMD from a wide range of altitudes, in adverse weather, using various tactics such as level, dive, and toss bombing, and bombing on coordinates.
Raytheon Co. in Tucson, AZ is being awarded a $45 million not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-5460 for Block 1B Upgrade and Conversion performance enhancement equipment for United States and Portuguese Navy Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (31%) and the government of Portugal (69%) under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Three upgrade and conversions for the U.S. Navy and three Phalanx MK-15 CIWS and ancillary hardware are planned in support of Portuguese requirements.
Lynden Air Cargo LLC in Anchorage, AK is being awarded a $15 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for International Charter Cargo Airlift Services. Lynden Air Cargo flies the L-382 Hercules, a civilian version of the C-130 Hercules medium military transport. Funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are compete.
Solicitaions began January 2005, negotiations were complete May 2005, and work will be complete September 2006. The Air Mobility Command in Scott Air Force Base, IL issued the contract (FA4428-05-D-0003).
BAE acquisition United Defense LP in York, PA received a sole-source $16.7 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for “reset” of M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, PA (83%), Aiken, SC (5%), San Jose, CA (8%), and Fayette, PA (4%), and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2005.
Raytheon Co. in Bedford, MA received a $19.3 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for FY05 Patriot missile Engineering Services. Work will be performed in Burlington, MA (12%); Huntsville, AL (1%); Andover, MA (2%); Tewksbury, MA (71%); El Paso, TX (1%); Bedford, MA (12%); and Orlando, FL (1%); and is expected to be complete by Jan. 9, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 26, 2003. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, AL issued the contract (W31P4Q-04-C-0020).
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. in Mesa, AZ received a sole-source $6.3 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Peace Vanguard Upgrade. Peace Vanguard is a programme under which 20 Republic of Singapore Air Force AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters are currently based in Marana, AZ to train with the Arizona National Guard (AZNG) and enjoy access to training area including the Gila Bend US Air Force ranges.
Work will be performed in Mesa, AZ and is expected to be completed by Oct. 15, 2006. 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 (DAAH23-99-C-0111).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD is exercising an an $8.8 million option on a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-03-D-0004) for engineering, logistics and program management services that support the development and low rate initial production activities associated with the Advanced Mission Computer and Displays system for the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II platforms. The estimated level of effort for this option is 42,951 man-hours from McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, MO. Work will be performed in Minneapolis, MN (47%); St. Louis, MO (30%); and Albuquerque, NM (23%); and is expected to be complete in June 2006.
Barnard Construction Co. in Bozeman, MT won a $9 million increment as part of a $16.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for Fern Ridge Dam Repair on the Long Tom River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the U.S. Congress to execute an aggressive repair strategy with the goal of completing repairs before the start of the 2005/2006 flood control season in November.
The decision to pursue an accelerated repair schedule is being driven by the Corps’ responsibility to protect the integrity of the structure and ensure the safety of the public. Work will be performed in Eugene, OR, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2005. There were 84 bids solicited on March 1, 2005, and six bids were received. The U.S. Army Engineer District in Portland, Ore issued the contract (W9127N-05-C-0013).