In late 2004, Portuguese aircraft refitter OGMA was chosen by Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA to refit Pakistan’s 2 P-3C Update II.5 Orion maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft for service. In addition, Pakistan was preparing to buy 8 US Navy surplus P-3C aircraft through the Foreign Military Sales program (DSCA release, up to $970 million) and six 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems for point defense on its ships (DSCA release, up to $155 million). In May 2005, they added 60 Harpoon anti-ship Missiles (DSCA release, up to $180 million) and 300 AIM-9L Sidewinder air-air missiles (see DSCA release, up to $46 million). The total orders would reportedly be worth a total of $1.3 billion.
The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH has issued a set of contracts related to production of the F/A-22 Raptor aircraft, which has been given a go-ahead at greatly reduced numbers within FY 2006 defense budget proposals.
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA has awarded $132.6 million worth of fixed-price with economic price adjustment contracts for U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies for food service equipment and incidental services in the continental United States (CONUS) and beyond. Many of the recipients qualify as small businesses. These contracts have a base year and 4 one-year options, with the base year coming to an end on June 15, 2006.
Boeing Co. in St Louis MO is being awarded an $82 million contract modification for full rate production of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) for the USAF F-15, and F-16, the Navy F/A-18 platforms, and foreign military sales to Australia, Finland, Oman, Poland, and Switzerland.
The JHMCS system is provided to Boeing by Vision Systems International, LLC, a joint venture between Elbit Systems Ltd. Subsidiary EFW Inc. and Rockwell Collins. VSI is also working on the more advanced HMDS system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Structural Associates Inc. in Watertown, NY, won a $7.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an Army National Guard Readiness Center. Work will be performed at Fort Drum, NY, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 22, 2006. There were 25 bids solicited on March 1, 2005, and two bids were received. The U.S. Property Fiscal Office in Latham, NY, issued the contract (W912PQ-05-C-0010).
BAE acquisition United Defense L.P. in Santa Clara, CA received another $5.4 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Systems Technical Support and Logistics Services for the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, CA, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 26, 2005.
This was a sole source contract initiated on Dec. 28, 2000 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI. In early May, 2005, a similar modification of $8 million was added to this same contract, with the same completion date (DAAE07-01-C-M011).