- Oppenheimer analyst boosts Boeing’s rating, cuts Lockheed Martin’s.
- Australia’s first 3 F/A-18F Block II Super Hornets begin their flight to Australia.
- Helibras breaks ground on new manufacturing facility for Brazil’s EC725 medium helicopters.
ITT recently announced a contract from U.S. Army Contracting Command to provide supply, food service, transportation, public works, community service, medical, safety, environmental, fire, and postal operations support at Camp As Sayliyah, and other American military facilities in Qatar. The award has a 1-year base period with options for up to 4 more years, and would be worth about $125 million with all options exercised. Work will be performed by ITT Systems, whose headquarters is in Colorado Springs, CO.
While the air base and aerial refueling hotspot at Al Uedid attracts more attention, Camp As Saliyah’s role as a pre-positioning facility located just outside the capital city of Doha makes it an important piece of the USA’s overall presence in the Persian Gulf. It is reportedly the largest pre-positioning facility outside the USA, and ITT Federal Services International has been involved in associated contracts for some time now.
Raytheon in Marlborough, MA received a $28.1 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00039-08-C-0115) for 8 submarine high data-rate (Sub HDR) SATCOM antenna systems.
The Sub HDR (OE-562) antenna, which provides 2-way 256 Kbps data rates via satellite, is deployed by raising a mast-mounted antenna above the surface while the submarine remains submerged at periscope depth.