Anteon Corp. in Fairfax, VA and Universal Technology Corp. in Dayton, OH are being awarded a $99.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in the Wright Research Site Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.
Defense Solutions, LLC reached agreement with the Iraq Ministry of Defense to rebuild 77 T-72 main battle tanks and other military vehicles for the Army of Iraq. Defense Solutions will refurbish the T-72 tanks to bring them to operational condition, test fire the main gun and other weapons systems, and conduct a cross country road test before releasing the equipment for shipment to Iraq.
Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, CT is being awarded a $14.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2901) for the Procurement of long lead time material for the conversion of the Ohio Class SSBN missile submarine USS Georgia (SSBN-729) to an SSGN 726 Ohio Class Tactical Trident special operations and strike submarine. Work will be performed in Quonset Point, RI (89%), Groton, CT (10%) and Norfolk, VA (1%) and is expected to be complete by September 2007. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC issued the contract.
At a total investment of about $400 million per ship (not including replacement cores) the ultra-stealthy Ohio-class SSBNs have their ballistic missiles removed and replaced with 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles as well as Special Forces (and in future, UUVs). They retain the multi-mission capability found in SSN attack subs, while providing a lot more space for future payloads and mission adaptation. These features provide a transformational degree of firepower in a survivable and virtually undetectable platform that can remain on station.
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY received a $25.5 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract (N00019-04-C-0113) for long lead time materials and efforts associated with production and delivery of 12 full rate production MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter weapon systems. Work will be performed in Owego, NY, and is expected to be completed in April 2008. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00019-04-C-0113).
The MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter is currently undergoing operational evaluation, and will feature advanced radar, new missile capabilities, low frequency dipping sonar, an integrated self-defense suite, and a host of other improvements over the S-60 Seahawk that include a new cabin, a service life extension for the tail, new avionics, and a new “glass” common cockpit based on display screens rather than dials (which it will share with the Marines’ SH-60S Knighthawk utility helicopter). This will allow pilots to switch from one aircraft type to another with greater ease and will reduce the logistic support infrastructure, resulting in lower cost of ownership.
Work will be performed in Stratford, CT, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Dec. 10, 2004. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, AL issued the contract (DAAH23-02-C-0006).
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $10.6 million contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the manufacture of 26 ammunition handling systems with spares for the F/A-22 Raptor aircraft. Assembly work will be performed at General Dynamics’ Saco, ME facility. Program management and system testing will occur in Burlington, VT. This contract extends production through April 2007.
The F/A-22 Linear Linkless Ammunition Handling System is the world’s lightest 20mm feed system, featuring state-of-the-art composites and unique gun-feed technologies to provide high reliability at minimum weight. General Dynamics ammunition handling and storage systems equip virtually all modern U.S. front-line fighter aircraft, including the F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 C/D Hornet, F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter currently in development. dBusiness News Charlotte: General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million Contract for F/A-22 Raptor Ammunition Handling Systems
Alliant Tech Systems Inc. in Arden Hills, MN received a $6.6 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M830A1 Cartridges. The 120mm M830A1 HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) round is a major advancement over the M830, which has been in the US inventory since the early ’80s. HEAT rounds have multi-purpose warheads which are used to defeat armored vehicles, helicopters and soft targets such as bunkers. The M830A1 is unique in that it features a three-piece discarding aluminum sabot, increasing velocity, range, and penetrating power. It also has a manually set proximity-detonation switch on the flight projectile nose, which allows the M1 Abrams tanks that carry it to fire on attacking helicopters with their 120mm main gun.
Work will be performed in Janesville, WI (17%), Lancaster, PA (14%), Middletown, IA (13%), Radford, VA (8%), Rocket Center, WV (15%), Joplin, MO (10%), Faribault, MN (7%), Coachella, CA (3%), Louisville, KY (2%), Camden, AR (2%), and Fridley, MN (2%), and is expected to be complete by Nov. 28, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on Sept. 2, 2002 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (DAAE30-03-C-1084).
Northrop Grumman Corp’s Electronic Sensors and Systems/Oceanic and Naval Systems in Annapolis, MD won a $7.4 million cost-plus-award-fee contract for the development of components, systems, and subsystems to provide sonar solutions for high-resolution bottom mine detection and classification for use in unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) applications.
Work will be performed in Annapolis, MD and is expected to be complete by February 2007. This contract was competitively procured via a Topical Broad Agency Announcement, and eight offers were received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI issued the contract (N66604-05-C-0997).
United Technologies Corp. in East Hartford, CT received an $8 million undefinitized Contractual Action contract to provide for multiple sole source replenishments spares for the Pratt & Whitney F100 engine on foreign F-15 and F-16 Aircraft. This effort supports foreign military sales to Israel, Greece and Portugal. This work will be complete by December 2006. The 448th Combat Sustainment Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, OK issued the contract (F34601-01-G-0006-0970).