Dec 18/09: The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency formally announces [PDF] Egypt’s request to buy another 450 AGM-114K3A Hellfire II missiles, plus spare and repair parts, test and tool sets, personnel training and equipment, publications, and U.S. Government and contractor support. Egypt already has AGM-114K missiles in its inventory, to equip its AH-64D Apache attack helicopters. As such, implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Egypt. The prime contractor is HELLFIRE Ltd., LLC, and the estimated cost is $51 million.
The AGM-114K is the standard Hellfire II anti-armor missile, with a tandem warhead to defeat reactive armor and new features that include semi-active laser homing, a digital autopilot, target reacquisition after lost laser lock, and better resistance to laser countermeasures.
Note that a DSCA announcement is not a sale; if Congress does not block the sale, negotiations may proceed. In this case, the DSCA adds that: “The missiles will be provided in accordance with, and subject to the limitation on use and transfer provided under the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, as embodied in the Letter of Offer and Acceptance.” While this request in likely to be uncontroversial, Egypt’s simultaneous request for Harpoon Block II anti-ship and land-attack missiles has created far more concern in Israel.
CSC in Falls Church, VA received a task order from the US Army to provide command, control, communications, computers and information management (C4IM) support and services at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) in Needham, MA received an $8.6 million delivery order (#0010) under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract [pdf] (M67854-09-D-4726) to install IT capabilities and tools for the fielding of US Marine Corps Enterprise IT Services.
GDIT was awarded the original 5-year, $95 million contract on Dec 22/08. GDIT leads a team that includes Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA; Electronic Data Systems in Plano, TX (acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2009); Smartronix in California, MD; and Zenetex in Herndon, VA.
Under the deliver order, GDIT will install, test, configure, integrate, develop detailed procedures, and train operators for Enterprise IT Service Management (E-ITSM) processes and tools within the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) framework…
Insight Technology in Londonderry, NH won a not-to-exceed $15 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery /indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of miniature reflex sights (MRS) in 2 configurations along with cleaning kits and spare parts.
The MRS is a small, passive, reflex weapon sight intended for close quarters combat applications. The sight is mounted on top of existing day sights, night optics, or other sighting devices to provide a secondary rapid aiming and engagement capability…
Globecomm Systems, a Hauppauge, NY-based provider of satellite-based communications, received a contract extension from NATO valued at $9.1 million for communication services and on-site support for the company’s previously deployed GPS-based Blue Force Tracking System.
Globecomm previously announced approximately $35 million in contracts from NATO for this project to design and install a GPS-based Blue Force Tracking System, bringing the combined contract value to approximately $44 million…