This contract has been reported before by others, but not with full details. Premiere Reticles of Winchester VA received a $15 million firm-fixed-priced, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for Scout Sniper Day Scopes to “replace the aging and failing Unertl sniper scopes currently used by US Marine Corps snipers.”
This contract will change the standard sniper optics throughout the U.S. Marine Corps. Like the recent $660 million ACOG scope contract covered by DID, it represents a significant market decision given the USMC’s long history of high standards and leadership in this area. With respect to the details of this contract…
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division, North Charleston, SC has issued a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity design build multiple award contract to a series of contracting and infrastructure firms. Potential recipients included Broadmoor LLC in Metairie, LA (N62467-05-D-0096); Walton Construction Co. LLC in Harahan, LA (N62467-05-D-0184); Carothers Construction Inc. in Water Valley, MS (N62467-05-D-0097); Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc, in Kansas City, MO (N62467-05-D-0095); Sauer Inc. DBA Sauer Southeast in Jacksonville, FL (N62467-05-D-0181); and small business qualifiers SGS LLC in Oklahoma City, OK (N62467-05-D-0098); TJC Engineering Inc. in Louisville, KY (N62467-05-D-0182) and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. in Philadelphia, MS (N62467-05-D-0183). These eight contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the existing multiple awards contract.
The work to be performed primarily consists of general building type projects, esp. new construction and renovations. Given the details noted blow, DID has asked NAVFAC about their potential applicability to Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. NAVFAC’s response can also be found below.
Japan’s Defense Agency is seeking its first increase in military spending in four years, asking for 4.9 trillion yen ($44 billion) for next year’s budget, representing a 1.2% gain. This past year’s budget had been a 1.0% decline.
Mounting concern in Tokyo about North Korea and China are widely seen as the cause, and the defense budget for the next year includes a number of items DID has noted already in our coverage of the Japanese defense market. Key items include missile defense, naval procurement, and air and land buys.
Israeli Aircraft Industries/ AAI Corp. joint venture Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Inc. in Hunt Valley, MD received a $6.9 million firm-fixed priced delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-04-G-0011). This order provides for the production and delivery of 2 Replacement Ground Control Stations, 12 Modular Avionics Integrated Systems, 2 Ground Data Terminals and 8 Airborne Data Terminals for the RQ-2B Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle. The RQ-2 Pioneer has served with United States Navy, Marines, and Army units, deploying aboard ship and ashore since 1986. Initially deployed aboard battleships to provide gunnery spotting, its mission has evolved into reconnaissance and surveillance, primarily for amphibious forces.
The Pioneer was supposed to be replaced by the RQ-8 Fire Scout Helicopter UAV, but delays in that program are keeping the Pioneer in frequent use during the Global War on Terror. Work on this contract will be performed in Hunt Valley, MD (45%); Holon, Israel (40%); and Patuxent River, MD (15%), and is expected to be complete in July 2007. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.
The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA has issued a cost-plus award-fee contract modification to consolidate three vital logistical aerospace support services (Unconventional Propellant Support, Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Services, Aerospace Ground Equipment Maintenance and Transient Aircraft Maintenance Services) into one comprehensive Operation and Maintenance service for the 30th Space Wing.
The 30th Space Wing is the Air Force Space Command organization responsible for all Department of Defense space and missile launch activities on the West Coast. All U.S. satellites destined for near polar orbit are launched from Vandenberg. The 30th is also home to the Western Launch and Test Range (WLTR), which extends westward all the way to the Marshall Islands, including sites in Hawaii.