United Technologies subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp in Stratford, CT received a maximum $224.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for spare parts, to support aircraft platforms for federal civilian agencies. This is not surprising – many of these American agencies fly Sikorsky helicopters, and Sikorsky was also tapped as the “contractor support logistics” source in EADS Eurocopter’s recent $3+ billion Army LUH helicopter win.
This is a sole source competition, exercising option year one. The date of performance completion is July 7, 2007. The contractor is the Defense Supply Center Richmond in Richmond, VA (SP040005D9413).
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis, MO received a $167.1 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for additional support services required to enhance the F/A-18 Weapons System with a series of System Configuration Sets. For more on what “system configuration set” software is and why it matters, read this Hill AFB article on the subject.
These enhancements will support F/A-18 aircraft operated by the US Navy & Marine Corps, and by the Governments of Canada, Australia, Spain, Kuwait, Switzerland, Finland and Malaysia. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (95%) and at the Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, CA (5%) and is expected to be complete in September 2007. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, CA issued the contract.
L3 Communications Titan Corp. in San Diego, CA received a $17.3 million modification to a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to add Block III Spiral I Electronic Support AN/MLQ-40(V)4 Capability to AN/MLQ-40(V)3 Prophet Block I Vehicles. Our May 2005 article describes the Prophet land-based signals intercept/ electronic warfare program in detail. L3 Communications Titan Corp. is the prime contractor for the program.
Work on this contract will be performed in San Diego, CA and is expected to be complete by Oct 31, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 1, 2005 by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, NJ is the contracting activity (DAAB07-01-C-L539). See all DID coverage of the Prophet system.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Carson, CA received an $8.5 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for the Paladin Digital Fire Control System (PDFCS) and various PDFCS components. They will be used on the M109A6 Paladin Self Propelled 155mm Howitzer, where the PDFCS is one of the centerpieces of the weapon’s upgrade from the existing M109A5 system.
Work will be performed in Carson, CA and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Jan. 30, 2006 by the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-06-C-0236).