Kuwait needs to upgrade its Warriors. The light 24t infantry fighting vehicles are famous for their aluminum armor, and accompanying speed. From 1987 – 1995, Alvis Vickers (now BAE) built over 1,000 MCV-80 Warriors, including 254 “Desert Warrior” IFVs for Kuwait.
Britain’s vehicles have seen frequent use, and are undergoing an upgrade program that includes new armor, a new turret, and Thales Optronics’ battle group thermal imaging (BGTI) sights. Now, Kuwait is also bent on improving target acquisition and surveillance capabilities for its gun and missile armed IFVs…
Henry Schein Inc. in Melville, NY received a maximum $864 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for various general dental supplies and a web-based ordering system.
Henry Schein will provide the dental supplies and ordering system to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. This contract has a base period with 4 additional option periods. The date of performance completion is Aug. 31/10. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA manages the contract (SPM2DE-09-D-7444).
Global Ground Support in Olathe, KS received a $15.4 million contract to provide deicers and support equipment for U.S. Air Force aircraft. Under the contract, Global Ground Support will deliver 196 deicer vehicles, 49 production vehicles, and 2 preproduction units to the Air Force. 642nd CBSG/GBKBB at Robins Air Force Base manages the contract (FA8533-09-D-9002).
Global Ground Support CEO Richard Smith was quoted in the Kansas City Business Journal as saying that the 196 deicers are mid-sized models that work for most Air Force aircraft. The other vehicles are much larger models used for deicing C-5 and C-17 aircraft, he said.
The contract is for 1 base year and has 4 one-year options. It replaces a previous 10-year contract that expired in June. The company has supplied 420 deicers to the Air Force in the past 10 years, he said.
DID has more on the Global Ground Support USAF deicers…
Sealift Inc. in Oyster Bay, NY received a $9.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 334-calendar-day time charter of the cargo ship SS Fisher to preposition U.S. Marine Corps ammunition at sea. Fisher is expected to operate in and around Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $46.5 million.
Sealift expects to begin work on the contract in November 2009 and to complete the work within 334-calendar-days or, if all options are exercised, in September 2014. This contract was competitively procured, with 4 offers received by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (N00033-09-C-3301).