L-3 MPRI, Inc. in Alexandria, VA recently received a $156.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to embed former law-enforcement professionals into corps, division, brigade, regimental and battalion headquarters. Their mission will involve helping battlefield commanders penetrate and suppress criminal networks involved in IED land mine production, distribution, and use throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, and other overseas operations. The contract will run to Dec 10/11, and 1 bid was solicited with 1 bid received by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (W91CRB-08-D-0049).
Hon. Tony Clement, MP Bob Dechert, PW&C Pres. John Saabas
United Technologies subsidiary Pratt & Whitney Canada recently announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in research and development over the next 5 years to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines. The investment includes a $300 million repayable contribution from the Government of Canada via Industry Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defense Initiative (SADI) program, which was recently used to help global simulations leader CAE.