Valero Marketing and Supply in San Antonio, TX won a maximum $230.5 million fixed-price-with-economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for aviation fuel. The other location of performance besides San Antonio is Benicia, CA.
The original proposal was Web solicited with 19 responses received by the Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA (SP0600-09-D-0498). The date of performance completion is Oct 30/10.
Indian media report that India and Russia will sign a contract for 5 more Russian Kamov-31 airborne early warning helicopters, after India’s Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) cleared the purchase on Aug 4/09. The rumored cost is INR 9.5 billion (about $195-200 million), but that remains to be finalized in negotiations. Note that transparency is often low with Russian contracts, and India has often found that the final price differs from any negotiated deal with Russian firms.
The Indian Navy currently operates 9 Ka-31s, deploying them on its remaining aircraft carrier INS Viraat, its 3 Talwar class guided missile frigates, and key shore facilities. The aircraft’s belly-mounted NIIRT E-801M Oko (Eye) radar folds down and begins rotating once deployed, and can track 30-40 targets over a much larger horizon that ships’ radars – about 200 km for ships, and 100-200 km for fighter aircraft sized targets. This makes it an important complement for naval task forces whose ships are too small to operate a full fixed-wing AEW aircraft like America’s E-2 Hawkeyes; Britain’s Sea King ASaC Mk7 helicopters serve a similar role. domain-b | The Hindu | Indian Express | The Times of India loks at India’s broad helicopter plans.
ITT Corporation received $43 million in follow-on orders for Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG) [PDF] and associated spare parts from the US Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD.
The original contract (W91CRB-05-D-0012), awarded in 2005, has a potential value of $560 million. ITT partnered with Raytheon in developing the ENVG, which combines a number of night vision technologies.
The US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) awarded CSC a contract with a potential value of $50 million to provide applications infrastructure and systems support (AISS) services, including information assurance, development testing, configuration management and training, for AMC’s command and control (C2) system. The contract has a 1-year base period and 3 one-year options.
For this contract (FA4452-09-D-0004), CSC leads a team that includes Harris Corp in Melbourne, FL; Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles, CA; and TRI-COR Industries in Lanham, MD.
AMC has upgraded its C2 system to provide round-the-clock monitoring of mobility aircraft and aircrews worldwide…