Small business qualifier AeroVironment Corp. in Monrovia, CA received a $9.6 million modification to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for depot level maintenance and repair for the RQ-11A Raven mini-UAV. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, CA and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on June 13, 2006 by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL (W58RGZ-05-C-0338).
Defence-Aerospace.com carries a Deutsche Welle radio report covering tensions within EADS’ corporate structure in the wake of a delays in the A380 super-jumbo passenger jet, uncertainty around the A350 as Boeing’s 777 and 787 snap up market share, BAE’s divestment of its 20% holdings, and a recent 25% plunge in share prices. French co-CEO Noel Forgeard apparently sold large numbers of EADS shares about a month before the superjumbo problems were revealed, which has triggered a class action lawsuit from France’s Association of Active Shareholders (AAA).
Nor is that the end of EADS’ troubles. Not by a long shot.
Oklahoma State University Center for Innovation and Economic Development Inc. in Stillwater, OK received a $34.3 million cost-reimbursable or cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production and update of Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manuals (JMEMs).