Now Britain’s SSN Trafalgar Class attack submarine HMS Torbay has undergone a transformation from the traditional black hue to a steely blue, in a bid to become less visible to possible hunters. The idea is that blue will soften the sharp outline of black submarines and make them harder to detect. While Hyperstealth’s technology is not designed for use on submarines, they have done further work on air vehicle and ship camouflage patterns in particular. DID offers explanations and previews…
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, PA recently issued almost $550 million worth of contracts for fixed-price with economic price adjustment contracts for Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) and Humanitarian Daily Ration (HDR) sets, on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.
MTC Technologies, Inc. (MTC) in Dayton, Ohio and subsidiaries announced a friendly takeover of Crestview, FL’s Aerospace Integration Corporation (AIC) which became effective as of April 1, 2006. Founded in 1997, AIC is an “S corporation” small business headquartered in Crestview, FL. With approximately 345 employees and approximately $34 million in revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2005, AIC has focused its efforts on serving DoD’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) special mission units. AIC performs turn-key design and modification for avionics, flight controls, and weapon systems, and fully integrates the upgraded systems and components into aircraft and ground-based vehicles. AIC has worked on just about every modified aircraft in SOCOM’s fleet, from HH-60 Pave Hawks to AC-130U “Spooky” gunships.
The acquisition further strengthens MTC’s goal to become a premier player in aircraft modernization and sustainment activities, while providing a significant increase in SOF which is one of its target markets.
Small business qualifier Macro-Z-Technology in Santa Ana, CA won a $9.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of an addition to the Joint Warfare Assessment Laboratory at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona. The two-story steel-framed modular structure addition will have level II security requirements throughout. This project will also demolish existing Buildings 543, 522, 523, and 808.
Work will be performed in Corona, CA and is expected to be completed by April 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with four proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest in San Diego, CA issued the contract (N62473-06-C-5001).