The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of Turkey’s request for 100 MK-54 Lightweight All-Up-Round Warshot Torpedoes, 50 containers, required equipment platform and auxiliary upgrades and modifications, kits, support equipment, exercise hardware, maintenance facility upgrades, software development/integration, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, training equipment, U.S. Government (USG) and contractor representatives, contractor engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $105 million.
Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ received a $30.1 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract (N00019-03-C-0003) for the upgrade of 268 AIM-9M missiles for the Governments of Pakistan (200; $21.4M, 70.8%), Malaysia (57; $6.1M, 20.2%), and Korea (11; $1.2M, 3.9%); and for 229 Circuit Card Assembly kits for the Government of Canada ($1.5M, 5.1%).
The AIM-9M missile began production in 1982, and has been bought in quantity. Even though the new AIM-9X is now in production, the AIM-9M remains the main short range air-air missile (SRAAM) of the US Air Force and several allied Air Forces. DID describes the AIM-9M version, and its updates. One of these orders is also related to a larger fighter fleet expansion and refurbishment, and ties into previous DID articles. We cover that, too…
On April 24, 2007, BAE Systems announced a definitive agreement to sell its Inertial Products group within the Electronics & Integrated Solutions division to J.F. Lehman & Co. for $140 million cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The sale also includes BAE Systems’ share of Silicon Sensing Systems, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Sumitomo Precision Products that is based in the U.K. and Japan. BAE’s release added that: “The sale is consistent with BAE Systems’ strategy to expand as a developer and integrator of systems and de-emphasize its role as a components provider.”
The Inertial Products business supplies military and commercial customers inertial sensors and measurement units for the control, navigation and guidance of fixed-wing and rotary-winged aircraft, precision weapon systems, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial targets and drones, tanks and fighting vehicles. It has approximately 810 employees at sites in Cheshire, CT; Heath, OH; Wayne, NJ; and Plymouth, UK. The transaction, is expected to occur within 60 days following receipt of regulatory approvals.
Cardinal Health, Inc. in Dublin, OH received a maximum $12.9 million firm-fixed-price prime vendor contract awarded to meet the pharmaceutical requirements of the routine Navy fleet, and the hospital ships USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. Date of performance completion is May 19, 2008. This contract consists of a 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods; this is the third option year. There were 11 proposals solicited and 3 responded to the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA (SPM200-04-D-7020).
Sundt Construction Inc. in Phoenix, AZ received a $42.4 million increment as part of a $61.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of an armed forces reserve center, vehicle maintenance shop, and organizational unit storage facility in Bell, CA.
Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on Oct. 12, 2006, and 2 bids were received by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville, KY (W912QR-07-C-0020). Work is expected to be completed by March 30, 2009.
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Goleta, CA received a $9.6 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-04-D-0005) to provide continued engineering technical services in support of the development and production of advanced electronic warfare systems to include the AN/ALR-67(V)3 and AN/ALE-50A. Services include engineering support and products for software and systems engineering, software configuration management, operational flight program, user data file, and other software configuration item development and testing.
This award is additive to a $6.1 million contract announced on August 30, 2004. Work will be performed in Goleta, CA (80%); China Lake, CA (10%); and Pt. Mugu, Calif. (10%) and is expected to be complete in December 2007. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, CA issued the contract.