Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas in San Antonio, TX received a $196.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification that exercises option VII and option G for FY 2006, KC-10 Extender and KDC-10 contractor logistics support. These aircraft are McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Series 30CF variants converted to the air tanker role: 59 KC-10s serve with the USAF, and 2 KDC-10s serve with the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
These options will end by September 2006. Work will be performed at McDonnell Douglas in San Antonio, TX (57%), and General Electronic in Ontario, CA (43%). The Headquarters Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK issued the contract (F34601-98-C-0125/P00188).
Boeing Aerospace Operations in Oklahoma City, OK received a $43.9 million time-and-material and firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide for contractor logistics support and umbrella engineering support services for Boeing military aircraft derived from commercial platforms: “sustaining and non-recurring services to support research and development, aircraft modifications, aircraft maintenance and technical services for Boeing commercial derivative military use aircraft.”
The German Navy has signed a contract with Thales Group for the full modernization and overhaul of the electronics in the Deutschmarine’s F122 and F123 frigates. Eight F122s and four F123s will be refitted, together with the associated naval command ground stations in Wilhelmshaven. Thales will also coordinate the naval construction activities included in the program. The contract is worth EUR 70 million.
M7 Aerospace in San Antonio, TX received a $12.5 million firm fixed price contract modification to exercise option IX under the contract for contractor logistics support for the C-26B aircraft for the Army National Guard and the RC-26B aircraft for Air National Guard, consisting of maintenance, repair and support functions in FY 2006.
The RC-26B, which normally operates as a counter-drug aircraft, has played a significant role in post-Katrina search and rescue/recovery efforts and may be tasked with a similar role in Hurricane Rita’s aftermath.
The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, MO received a $13.9 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-05-C-0045) to provide persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance UAV services for an Afloat Forward Staging Base, and on the High Speed Vessel, in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. Work will be performed onboard a Navy vessel in the Pacific, and is expected to be completed in September 2006.
While the exact equipment was not specified in the release, DID covered that original contract and can offer additional details. We can also fill our readers in on the unfortunately-acronymed High Speed Vessels (HSV).