Azimuth Corp in Dayton, OH received a $50 million contract to conduct hardening and survivability research designed to protect sensors from directed energy threats. The contract is being awarded under the US Air Force’s Hardened Materials Research and Survivability Studies program, which is intended to study materials technologies, interactions, and/or applications to improve the survivability of military systems.
Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 1 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio manages the contract (FA8650-09-D-5434).
A 2007 report by a US Defense Science Board task force identified the potential use of directed energy to disrupt sensors…
Moffatt & Nichol in Long Beach, CA won a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity architect/ engineer (A/E) contract for design support services for various waterfront/ marine projects covered by the Defense Policy Review Initiative and other projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR).
The Defense Policy Review Initiative established [PDF] a framework for the relocation of American military units in Japan to other areas. “US Military Gearing up on Guam” has more on the US Marine Corps plan to shift 8,000 Marines from Japanese bases to Guam.
Moffatt & Nichol expects to perform the work in the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, and complete it by August 2014. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 4 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific in Pearl Harbor, HI (N62742-09-D-0002). The company will provide a number of design support services to NAVFAC…
Augusta-Bell 212 and 412 twin-Hueys, and Bell 205 single-engine Hueys, currently form the mainstay of Saudi Arabia’s current helicopter fleet. The RSAF also includes a squadron of AH-64A Apache attack helicopters, some S-70A-1L Black Hawks with desert modifications, AS365F Dauphins in naval attack and SAR (Search And Rescue) variants, AS532 Cougar SAR aircraft, AS332F-1 Super Pumas, Bell 406CS combat scouts, and a few Kawasaki/Boeing KV-107s (CH-46 Sea Knight variant) used in MEDEVAC (MEDical EVACuation) roles. In July 2006, “The 2006 Saudi Shopping Spree: “More Helicopters from Eurocopter” reported a tentative agreement for up to 132 helicopters: 54 NH90 TTH troop transports, 10 NH90 NFH naval, 32 AS 550 Fennec light helicopters, 20 AS 532-A2 Cougar CSAR(Combat Search And Rescue) helicopters, 4 AS 565 Panther naval CSAR helicopters, and 12 Tiger attack helicopters.
In October 2007, Defense-Aerospace, who announced the original agreement, announced that it has fallen through and been supplanted by a $2.2 billion Russian order. The expected French order has indeed been missing ever since, but reports of the claimed Russian order were also absent – until now.
DTC Engineers & Constructions in Hamden, CT won a $19 million firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) in Mayaguez, PR, with an estimated completion date of June 3/11. Bids were posted on the Web with 8 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District in Kentucky (W912QR-09-C-0067).
DTC will build a 75,000-sq-ft AFRC training building, a 21,000-sq-ft vehicle maintenance shop (VMS), an 1,800-sq-ft unheated storage facility, and provide 10,000 square yards for organizational parking, antiterrorism measures and building information systems. Buildings will be permanent construction with HVAC systems, plumbing, mechanical systems, security systems, and electrical systems. Supporting facilities include land clearing, paving, fencing, general site improvements, and extension of utilities. Physical security measures will be incorporated into the design, including maximum standoff distance from roads, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas.
The USACE is also looking to build an AFRC at Fort Buchanan in San Juan…