Boeing in St Louis, MO received a $68.8 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for Full Rate Production Lot 4 (FRP 4) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). At this time, total funds have been obligated. Work will be complete December 2009. The Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33657-01-D-0026/Delivery Order 0058). The systems will be used on USAF F-15s and F-16s, MACH Brooks, the USN’s F/A-18 platforms, and foreign military sales to Poland (F/16s), Belgium (F-16s), Pakistan (F-16s), Greece (F-16s), Royal Australian Air Force (F/A-18s), Switzerland (F/A-18s), and Canada (F/A-18s).
Boeing has contracted for more than 2,000 JHMCS systems over the past six years. They are the prime contractor and integrator for JHMCS, which is produced by the Rockwell Collins/ Elbit joint venture Vision Systems International, LLC, based in San Jose, CA.
Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, MO received a delivery order amount of $94.4 million as part of a $150 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an airfield runway, pavements, and southside facilities at Fort Riley, KS. Work is expected to be complete by Feb. 15, 2009. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on Aug. 17, 2006, and 5 bids were received by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO (W912DQ-07-D-0027).
More construction will follow, as BRAC 2005 recommendations expanded Fort Riley’s role:
ATK Tactical Systems Co. in Rocket Center, WVA received a $7.6 million modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-04-C-0019 for RIM-7P Rocket Motors (MK 58 MOD 6/7) and associated data in support of the Sparrow Missile Program. The total quantity of 370 motors will be provided to the Governments of Korea (239, $4.9M, 65%); Germany (67, $1.4M, 18%); Chile (50, $1M, 13%); Kuwait (10, $206,100; 3%); and Portugal (4, $82,440; 1%). Work will be performed in Rocket Center, WVA and is expected to be complete in May 2009. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.
features improved guidance electronics and on-board computer, and adds a new radar fuse and an uplink to the autopilot for mid-course guidance updates. These AIM-7P/RIM-7P modifications improve general performance, with an especial boost against small and/or low-flying targets. This weapon is still less effective than its successors the AIM-120 AMRAAM and the naval RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow.
Fort Drum, NY has been used as a military training site since 1908, but as far back as 1809 a company of infantry soldiers had been stationed at nearby Sackett’s Harbor to control smuggling between northern New York and Canada. The base is currently home to a number of military units, but the best known is the 10th Mountain Division, which has been busy in Afghanistan lately for obvious reasons.
The base underwent dramatic expansion during World War 2, and again in the 1980s when it was chosen as the new 10th Light Infantry Division’s home base. Between 1986 and 1992, 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roads, and 4,272 sets of family housing units were built at a cost of $1.3 billion. It is still home for the 10th Mountain Division’s command and 3 out of 4 Brigade Combat Teams (the 4th BCT is at Fort Polk), and has recently been the subject of a slew of new contracts. This set adds up to only $135.4 million, but still represents quite a spurt of activity. The contracts are listed below…