Textron Marine & Land Systems in Slidell, LA received a $99.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 191 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASVs); 32 associated field support tool packages; 11 associated special tool packages; 38 M1200 Armored Knight vehicles; 10 associated field support tool packages; and 3 associated special tool packages. The contract’s total value is approximately $200 million, of which the $99.5 million announced amount represents what is is currently funded.
The M1117 and M1200 Armored Knight represent different variants of the same 4×4 armored car.
Science Application International Corp in San Diego, CA (FA8728-09-D-0004); L-3 Services in Chantilly, VA (FA8728-09-D-0007); and Northrop Grumman in Herndon, VA (FA8728-09-D-0009) were awarded a combined $495 million force protection security system (FPS2) contract to support integrated base defense at U.S. Air Force and other U.S. Defense Department sites worldwide. At this time, $5,000 has been awarded to each contractor. The 642nd Electronic Systems Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base manages the contract.
The FPS2 contract is an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity re-compete to replace the integrated base defense security system (IBDSS) contract vehicle. The 5-year, $498 millon IBDSS contract was awarded in September 2003 to 4 contractors: Northrop Grumman, Abacus Technology, ECSI and L-3 GSI.
DID has more on the FPS2 contract as well as integrated base defense…
GE Aviation Systems in Vandalia, OH received a maximum $5.1 million firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract to supply aviation ground power unit (AGPU) generators for U.S. Army helicopters. The award is for new generators to replace original units with more power capability and longer life characteristics, according to GE Aviation.
There was originally 1 proposal solicited for the contract with 1 response. The date of performance completion is July 31/13. The Defense Logistics Agency (DSCR-AHB) at Redstone Arsenal, AL manages the contract (SPRRA1-09-D-0016).
Rockwell Collins High-Speed Modem (click to view larger)
Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA received a $7 million contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide ad-hoc networking equipment to the Canadian Navy. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins wil provide subnet relay controllers (SNC-2050), high-speed modems (HSM-2050) and very-high-speed modems (VHSM-3000) for the Canadian Navy’s subnet relay (SNR) program.
The contract calls for the initial delivery of 83 SNR systems, along with training and support. Future contract provisions include the completion of technical studies along with a potential order of up to additional 53 SNR nodes. Work will be performed at the Rockwell Collins facility in Ottawa, Canada.
Container Security: Sensor or Dog, which is better? (click to view larger)
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) in San Diego, CA received a $7 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-09-D-0034) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Pacific to develop a container security device (CSD), a small, low-power sensor mounted on or within a shipping container to detect and warn of the opening or removal of container doors. The contract includes a 3-year ordering period without options.
SAIC will perform work in San Diego and expects to complete it by July 23/12. This contract was not competitively procured; this is a sole source, follow-on contract under the authority of U.S. federal law: only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Development of the CSD was initiated by SAIC under contract N66001-05-D-6013, which was competitively awarded.