Five years ago, the attacks of 9/11 ushered in a new global conflict, and began an accelerated series of changes to militaries and defense industries around the world that are not even close to running their full course. The US Department of Defense has put up a site with a wide variety of resources to remember the 5th anniversary of the attack on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers. Five Years Ago: A day we will never forget.
URS subsidiary Lear Siegler Logistics International Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD received a $1.9 billion indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity with fixed-price contract. This is a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract that will allow numerous FMS countries to purchase nonstandard and hard to support standard supply items, maintenance/ repair support, and task orders. Solicitations began March 2005, negotiations were complete August 2006, and work will be complete September 2016. The initial five-year period of performance includes a three-year base period and one two-year option period, and has a maximum value of approximately $275 million to URS. The Headquarters Air Force Security Assistance Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8630-06-D-6000).
As a September 25, 2006 URS press release explains, the Parts and Repair Ordering System (PROS) III contract issues requisitions and task orders for allied weapon systems no longer supported by the US Defense Department. URS will procure replacement parts, contract for repair services, perform studies and analysis, and provide technical assistance that may include travel to the country requiring support. The DefenseLINK announcement noted that this contract supports numerous aircraft and weapons systems including C-130 Hercules, the C-47 “Puff the Magic Dragon” gunship, F-111 Aardvark, F-4 Phantom II, F-5 Tiger II, F-16 Falcon, T-33 Shooting Star/ Wakataka, T/A-37 Dragonfly, and various commercial aircraft. The C-130 and F-16 support presumably refers to earlier models of these aircraft.
NSS is a privately held 20-person company who specializes in the development of electro-optical sensor systems for aerospace and defense applications. See this page for a list of their technologies. The parties expect to close the transaction promptly upon receipt of regulatory approval.
Small business qualifier Wintara-Salihi Group Inc. in Fort Washington, MD received a $9.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for Installation of a remote monitoring system in Baghdad, Iraq. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2007. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on May 20, 2006, and 4 bids were received by the Joint Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq (W91GXY-06-C-0093).
The Iraq Power Team operates as a Joint Venture (JV) between Salihi Group International (SGI) of Kirkuk, Iraq and Wintara, Inc. of Washington, D.C., USA who are teamed with a select group of companies with experience in the water, power, oil, gas, and communications industries to offer a package of Rapid Response Services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Republic of Iraq.