Sikorsky Aircraft, a Stratford, CT-based unit of United Technologies, received a $168.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for H-60 supplies and technical, engineering and logistical support services for a period of 12 months.
The contract is in support of overhaul, repair, and recapitalization of H-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Corpus Christi Army Depot.
First deployed in 1978, the Black Hawk is the Army’s front-line utility helicopter used for air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units.
Sperry Marine, a Charlottesville, VA-based unit of Northrop Grumman, received a $20.9 million firm-fixed-price contract (N00024-09-C-5304) to supply AN/BPS-16(v)5 navigation radar systems for 8 US Navy Virginia-class Block III nuclear attack submarines.
The AN/BPS-16(v)5 is an X-band submarine navigation radar and electronic navigation system that provides navigation surface surveillance. The radar includes a naval electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS-N) which runs on Sperry Marine’s voyage management system (VMS) software.
The Virginia-class Block III submarines are being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
As part of the transfer of the US Army Armor School from Fort Knox in Kentucky to Fort Benning in Georgia, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded another contract to build vehicle maintenance instruction facilities.
USACE awarded a $15.8 million firm-fixed-price task order to Whiting-Turner Contracting in Baltimore, MD for the design and construction of a vehicle maintenance instruction facility (VMIF) at Fort Benning. The order was issued under a $500 million multiple award task order contract (W912HN-07-D-0055) awarded [pdf] to Whiting-Turning for military construction work in Georgia.
In August 2009, Carothers Construction in Oxford, MS received a $32.5 million contract to build a VMIF at the fort.