Yellow Sea Exercises: The North Sea Fleet (Beihai Fleet) of the Chinese Navy plans to hold live-ammunition naval exercises, from Sept 1 to 4, in the Yellow Sea, located between the China coast and the Korean peninsula.
Set Them Free: Japanese advisory panel to the prime minister recommends lifting export ban on Japanese defense company so they can participate in international projects.
The US is using South Korean funds, originally contributed by Seoul to bolster joint defense capabilities, to pay for the $9.1 billion move of the US military headquarters from Seoul to Pyeongtaek, according to South Korean government sources quoted in JoongAng Daily.
Philippine President Aquino is proposing to spend 5 billion Philippines pesos ($111 million) on modernizing the country’s armed forces in FY 2011, including upgrading the air force’s fleet of S-211 jet trainers made by Italy’s Aermacchi.
The US Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Contracting Department’s Philadelphia Office recently awarded a trio of contracts that provide program management and technical support services for the Naval Operational Logistics support Center’s Ordnance Information System, which is used for the important job of tracking US Navy ammunition, bombs, missiles, etc. located around the world.
The 3 contracts were competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce On-line, with 5 offers received. They are all 1-year contracts running to September 2011, with 4 one-year option year periods after that:
Small business qualifier Can’t Be Beat Fence & Construction, LLC in Perkinston, MS recently won a $12.1 million firm-fixed-price contract to design and build an addition to the existing Strategic Weapons System Engineering Facility (Building 3334), at Naval Support Activity Crane, IN. The contract also contains 5 unexercised options which could increase cumulative contract value to $13.1 million.
Work will be performed in Crane, IN, and is expected to be complete by January 2012. The addition will include open systems engineering labs; an analysis lab; test and evaluation labs; engineering and logistics support areas; secured space; shipping/receiving; conference rooms; a lunch/break room; restrooms; a mechanical room, and intrusion detection system and access controls. Special features will include 400 Hz power; controlled lab spaces; a dry air/nitrogen distribution system; a fire protection system; and information system.
This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 15 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Midwest in Great Lakes, IL (N40083-10-C-0022).