The EU’s European Defence Agency has compared its data on European defence expenditure with United States defense spending in 2005. The data show that the US spent more than double the amount spent in Europe, and about 3 times as much on a per capita basis.
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Fort Worth, TX recently received a $931.3 million firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract modification. This action provides for 20 operational single place F-16C Block 50 aircraft and 10 operational two place F-16D Block 52 aircraft under the Peace Xenia IV (Greece) program. This contract is additive to a February 2006 contract for $99.7 million.
Northrop Grumman Corporation in Rolling Meadows, IL received an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract with a potential maximum value of $120 million and a maximum ordering period of 7 years, for depot repair services for the Directional Infrared Countermeasure systems in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The initial delivery order will be awarded for $23.1 million. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, FL from Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2007. The contract number is H92222-07-D-0007.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, USN in Portsmouth, VA has just issued a set of firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide marine boatyard and industrial support, including specific modifications, upgrades, service life extension and repairs to non-commissioned boats, craft, lighterage and service craft, with associated systems that can be transported via roadway by trailer or on its bottom via waterway. Work will be performed in Hampton Roads, VA, and and is expected to be complete by December 2007. This was actually done as two multiple-award contracts.