The Project on Government Oversight NGO notes a recent rise in the number of “high visibility issues” related to Sikorsky helicopters and parts, according to Sikorsky internal documents archived at POGO. These include parts malfunctions, and news station WTNH is also covering the issue.
POGO’s sense of the cause behind this phenomenon is more speculative, and centers around a redeployment of quality inspectors within Sikorsky. Other explanations are certainly possible, and DID would welcome a submission from Sikorsky that elected to discuss this 9-month trend in more depth and address these variances.
EMC2 Corp. in McLean, VA received a delivery order amount of $34.5 million as part of a $44 million firm-fixed-price contract for continued support and service for the EMC Clariion and Centera content-addressed Storage Systems and Software.
Work seems to encompass a lot of weapons and systems testing areas, and will be performed in White Sands, NM (20.5%), Dugway, UT (18.2%), Huntsville, AL (11.4%), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (2.3%), Yuma, AR (6.8%), Alexandria, VA (2.3%), Eglin, FL (9.1%), Fairfax, VA (13.6%), Keyport, WA (11.4%), Ridgecrest, CA (2.3%), and Patuxent River, MD (2.3%), and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on June 14, 2006 by the U.S. Army Contracting Agency at White Sands Missile Range, NM (W9124Q-04-D-0006).
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has signed a 7-year naval maintenance contract worth more than A$ 50 million (about US$ 39 million), with an option for an addditional 5 years. The Amphibious and Afloat Support Integrated Materiel Support (AAS IMS) agreement covers 4 Royal Australian Navy amphibious and afloat support ships: The 18,000t AOR HMAS Success, the 9,000t LPA ships HMAS Kanimbla and Manoora, and the 6,000t LSL HMAS Tobruk.
The team, composed of Rolls-Royce and Halliburton subsidiary KBR, will work in partnership with Australia’s DoD to reduce DoD ship costs through improved logistics management, total ship maintenance, faster response to day-to-day engineering issues and managing equipment obsolescence. The AAS IMS team will be based at DoD premises at Garden Island and Defence Plaza in Sydney, Australia. Rolls Royce release.