General Atomics in San Diego, CA is best known for UAVs like the Predator these days – but that isn’t all they do. The firm is also well known for designing power distribution systems used by the US Navy on its aircraft carriers; other specialties include nuclear fuel cycle work, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
The firm recently received a $10.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to research and develop Integrated Power Systems (IPS). IPS provides total ship electric power including electric propulsion, power conversion and distribution, combat system support and mission load interfaces to electric power systems. This is a trend in ship construction…
United Technologies in East Hartford, CT won a maximum $169.8 million firm fixed price contract for engine lines; they will be provided to the US Navy and US Air Force. Its Pratt & Whitney subsidiaries are engine manufacturers, and their products power a wide variety of USAF and Navy aircraft and helicopters; they also manufactures marine generators and turbines.
This is an indefinite quantity corporate contract exercising the 3rd option period; there were 2 proposals solicited and 1 responded. The date of performance completion is Feb. 15, 2008. The Defense Supply Center Richmond in Richmond, VA issued the contract (SPM400-01-D-9405).
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc. in Reston, VA received an $8.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for deployment, operation, and maintenance services in support of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LiNX) System. LInX provides participating law enforcement agencies with secure access to regional crime and incident data and the tools needed to process it, enabling local, state, and federal investigators to search across jurisdictional boundaries to help solve crimes and resolve suspicious events.
This contract includes a basic ordering period and 4 one-year option periods, which would bring the total estimated value of the contract to $47.3 million if exercised. Work will be performed in Reston, VA (20%) and various US locations (80%), and the basic ordering period is to be complete by October 2007. This contract was awarded competitively through Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with 4 offers received by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Contracting Department Philadelphia Division (N00189-07-D-Z016).
Northrop Grumman subsidiary Remotec, Inc. in Clinton, TN received a $45 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for robotic systems, accessories, spare parts, depot level repair support, and operator and technician training. Work will be performed in Clinton, TN and is expected to be complete in February 2011. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD (N00019-07-D-0013).
This entry comes from “Kit Up!” the military.com site that talks about popular and/or useful gear in-theater that isn’t yet standard issue. With US troops able to purchase gear and receive reimbursements, this market now includes a consumer-driven element as well as larger official buys. As such, DID will occasionally cover these items. This looks like an opportunity for someone:
“When I signed up, military water containers came in 3 basic sizes; small (1-2 quart canteens), large (5 gallon jerry cans), and huge (36 gallon lister bags and 250 gallon water buffaloes.) There was no in between (your only option was to carry lots of canteens.) Prior to Desert Storm I did some looking around and came across the “old” (pre-me) Vietnam-era 5 quart water bag. These were just what we were looking for…”