Boeing in Mesa, AZ receives a $60 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification, which will finance efforts to improve the attack helicopters’ existing reliability rate, ease of maintenance, and sustainability at home and in theater. Ongoing efforts of this sort aren’t unusual for military platforms, and platforms that are a prominent part of the force are more attractive because they’re able to multiply the benefits over a larger number of machines.
Work will be performed in Mesa, AZ, with an estimated completion date of March 15/12. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received by the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate in Fort Eustis, VA (W911W6-07-D-0002).
In September 2011, Six 3 Systems in McLean, VA received a $6.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for “the single-source fusion center effort”, supporting the overall mission in Iraq. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Sept 13/12. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 11 bids received by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, IL (W560MY-11-C-0006).
Six 3 is one of several specialty intelligence/tech firms that have prospered up in recent years. They provide a range of services, from biometrics expertise and implementation; to help with standard functions like signals interception and geospatial intelligence; to social media use, web portals, and information fusion efforts. In December 2010, they were 1 of 3 contractors made eligible for a total of $475 million in task orders over up to 3 years, under the Intelligence Support Services – Afghanistan (ISS-A) umbrella contract.