Caterpillar Defense and Federal Products in Peoria, IL received a delivery order amount of $22.5 million as part of a $143.2 million firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work involves a service life extension program (SLEP) for construction equipment.
Work will be performed in Peoria, IL and is expected to be complete by Aug. 15, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 7, 2000 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (DAAE07-01-D-T030).
The tanks may grab the spotlight, but in any war, you’d better believe it’s the trucks taking most of the beating from daily use. Oshkosh Truck Corporation recently announced a $22 million delivery order for Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment (TPER) of Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicle trucks under a 4-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The initial delivery quantity is for 319 units and covers its PLS, HEMTT and HET trucks/ trailers located in Southwest Asia. The scope of work carried out by Oshkosh will include both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance as part of the ongoing support.
Work will be performed in Oshkosh’s facility in Jahra, Kuwait, and the effort is classed as an urgent requirement to repair incoming tactical equipment and return it to full mission operability. Oshkosh has had over 400 personnel deployed in theater at various times, as part of maintenance and spares efforts, up-armoring ramp-ups, et. al.
Raytheon Electronics Systems in Goleta, CA received a $6.3 million firm-fixed-price delivery order against previously issued basic ordering agreement # N00019-05-G-0008. It covers one-time effecorts to develop a Forward Enhanced Integrated Antenna Detector (EIAD) and an Aft Enhanced Antenna Detector (EAD) in support of F/A-18A/B aircraft flown by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the F/A-18C/Ds of the Finnish Air Force. The RAAF will receive 2 engineering development models and 20 EIAD/EAD. Work will be performed in Lansdale, PA (91.2%); and Goleta, CA (0.8%); and is expected to be complete in August 2008. This contract combines purchases for the RAAF ($5.3 million/ 84%) and the Finnish Air Force, ($ million/ 16%) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.
These EIAD/EADs are generally integrated into radar warning receivers, which tell a pilot if nearby radars are active and in range to target him; they are most likely a part of the RAAF’s HUG Hornet upgrade program for part of the RAAF fleet.