The USA’s Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA recently issued 2 contracts for patient monitoring and radiology systems on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal civilian agencies.
Date of performance completion for both contracts is March 29/07.
The maximum value of the 2 contracts is $89.2 million, and the winners are:
TV taught us what a “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” was, but a “Mobile Parts Hospital”? Like a MASH unit that can go wherever it is needed, the MPH is designed as a front line resource for patching things up – but it is for machines, not men. Since their initial deployment in 2003, the MPHs have fabricated more than 100,000 replacement parts, replacement components, and special tools.
As Maj. Andris Ikstrums, 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade support operations officer, puts it:
Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC awarded a a $39 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to L-3 Services in Mount Laurel, NJ for integrated engineering support services for US Navy C4ISR and C2 systems.
This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $269 million.
Out of its original purchase of 138 aircraft (98 single-seat CF18A and 40 dual-seat CF18B), Canada retains an operational fleet of 60 CF-18s, plus an additional 25 CF-18Bs in service with 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron to train its fighter pilots.
In June 2006, Canada’s Department of National Defense began an arrangement with Boeing for the second and final phase the CF-18 Modernization Project. The upgrade will add a Link 16 system, a helmet-mounted sight, new cockpit displays and a new flare-dispensing electronic warfare system to 78 CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. Two additional aircraft were to be modified for the essential validation and verification of the planned upgrade, bringing the total to 80. The program delivered its 79th, and final, CF-18AM/BM aircraft in March 2010.