Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $709.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $709,792,854 modification (P00006) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target advance acquisition contract N00019-20-C-0009. This modification provides for the procurement of economic order quantities of material in support of F-35 Lightning II aircraft low rate initial production Lots 15, 16 and 17 for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (60%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (1%), and is expected to be completed in May 2026. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $260,380,000; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $245,412,998; non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $141,758,199; and FMS funds in the amount of $62,241,657, will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/28/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Friday, September 25, 2020

SLS Green Run expected in November

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - The Green Run hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is expected in early November. The test of the rocket’s core stage and all of its integrated systems is a key step before the Artemis I lunar mission, scheduled for 2021. The test will be on the B-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi. The hot fire is the final in a series of eight tests that ensure the stage’s systems are functioning and ready for operation. The test replicates the launch by loading the propellants and allowing them to flow throughout the system as the four RS-25 engines fire simultaneously to demonstrate that the engines, tanks, fuel lines, valves, pressurization system, and software can all perform together just as they will on launch day. Following the test, NASA will ship the core stage to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it will be assembled with the other parts of the Artemis I rocket and the Orion spacecraft. (Source: NASA/SSC, 09/23/20)

Contract: Multiple, $240M

ECRMJV LLC, Milton, Fla. (W9127S-20-D-6002); Encompass IDBO LLC, Overland Park, Kan. (W9127S-20-D-6004); Global Engineering and Construction LLC, Renton, Wash. (W9127S-20-D-6006); Royce Construction Services LLC, Reston, Va. (W9127S-20-D-6008); and SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (W9127S-20-D-6010), will compete for each order of the $240,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract in support of the Army Medical Command's sustainment, restoration and modernization program. Bids were solicited via the internet with 13 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2025. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/25/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $63.9M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $63,887,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0443) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This order provides for the L12 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign effort in support of the F-35 aircraft for Air Force, Navy and non-Department of Defense (DoD) customers. Specifically, this order provides non-recurring engineering in support of redesigned end products for the Tactical Navigation System Inertial Electronics Unit/Inertial Measurements Unit, Electronic Warfare/Counter Measures Aperture Electronics Module (EW/CM AEM), Aircraft Exterior Lighting, EW/CM Electronic Warfare Controllers and EW/CM Counter Measure Controller. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in January 2027. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $13,066,197; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $13,190,337; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $26,256,538; and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $11,374,553, will be obligated at time of award, $13,066,197 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/25/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Vidisco, $27M

Vidisco USA Inc., Arlington, Va., has been awarded a $27,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for portable imaging capability. This contract provides Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel with modern portable imaging system technology packaged and configured to support employment in dismounted/tactical environments, as well as in support of on-installation force protection missions to interrogate military ordnance and suspicious packages. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 11 offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8051-20-D0010). (Source: DoD, 09/25/20)

Contract: Boeing, $2.2M

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $2,239,707,532 fixed-price-incentive, firm-target contract for the Small Diameter Bomb Increment I weapon program. This contract provides for a guaranteed minimum Lot 15 award and a five-year ordering period for Small Diameter Bomb Increment I, focused lethality munition, containers and carriages for the Department of Defense and Foreign Military Sales partner nations. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be complete by September 2027. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to Australia, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands and Norway. This award is result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 missile procurement funds in the amount of $247,508,960 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-20-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 09/24/20)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $197M

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is awarded a $197,035,852 modification (P00004) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract N61340-19-D-0004. This modification exercises an option to continue to provide intermediate and depot level maintenance, logistics and engineering support for the F405-RR-401 engine and the 096 MKII Gas Turbine Starter System. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (45%); Meridian, Miss. (43%); Pensacola, Fla. (11%); and Patuxent River, Md. (1%), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated against individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/24/20)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Contract: M1 Support, $12.2M

 M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $12,244,288 firm-fixed-price modification (A00046) to contract FA3002-15-C-0006 for trainer maintenance services. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. This action is to exercise Option Period Six. The total cumulative face value of the contract. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be used with no funds being obligated at the time of award. The 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/23/20)

Contract: BAE Systems, $9.9M

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been awarded a $9,947,644 delivery order against contract FA2521-16-D-0010 for serviceable components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems, world-wide for both foreign and domestic government agencies to include radars, telemetry and optical instrumentation tracking systems. The contract delivery order is for Eglin Radar Transmitter Replacement Project – First Article, for the Space and Missile System Center Space Superiority Systems Directorate. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be used with none being obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/23/20)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Contract: Vertex, $21.7M

Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded a $21,747,155 modification (P00014) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N61340-17-D-0005. This modification exercises options to provide intermediate-level maintenance, repair and logistics support services to include labor, direct and indirect material for Chief of Naval Air Training aircraft. Additionally, this modification procures tooling and equipment required to support and maintain four aircraft intermediate maintenance departments and related support equipment. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla, (47%); Corpus Christi, Texas (40%); Whiting Field, Fla. (10%); and Meridian, Miss. (3%), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. No funds are being obligated at time of award, funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/21/20)

Friday, September 18, 2020

Contract: Miss. Dept. Rehab Svcs, $7.8M

 Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a $7,800,476 modification (P00021) to exercise an option on contract FA3010-18-C-0007 for full food services. Work will be performed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds in the full amount will be obligated when they become available. The 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/20)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $70.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $70,847,707 modification (P00023) to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract N00019-19-C-0010. This modification provides requirements decomposition through system functional review for the F-35 Super Multi-Function Aircraft Data Link Band 5 receiver warning capability in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H. (35%); San Diego, Calif. (20%); Fort Worth, Texas (20%); Baltimore, Md. (15%); and Hunt Valley, Md. (10%), and is expected to be completed by June 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $821,960; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $821,960; non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $356,080 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Airbus marks milestone

MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus commercial aircraft production in the U.S. has reached a milestone, marking five years since aircraft production began in the Mobile-based campus. A recent report from the University of South Alabama Center for Real Estate & Economic Development concluded that the Airbus manufacturing facility’s total economic impact in Mobile and Baldwin counties in five years was $1.1 billion and supporting more than 12,000 jobs through construction and payroll alone. When extended to the state of Alabama, it was $1.2 billion and more than 15,000 jobs. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility officially began producing its first aircraft, an A321 destined for JetBlue, on September 14, 2015. (Source: Airbus, 09/14/20)

HT-8 changes leadership

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) welcomed its new leader on Sept. 10 during an in-flight change-of-command ceremony here. Cmdr. Lena C. Kaman relinquished command to Cmdr. Patrick C. O’Neill after she served fifteen months at the helm. O’Neill assumes command of the Navy’s oldest active helicopter training squadron, the “Eightballers.” Designted a naval aviator in March 2005, O'Neill's first operational tour began in January 2006 with the “Warlords” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Five One (HSL) in Atsugi, Japan. He reported as the executive officer, HT-8, at NAS Whiting Field in June 2019. Kaman will be transferring to Washington D.C. (Source: HT-8 public affairs, 09/14/20)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $9M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $9,049,721 modification (P00004) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0571 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This modification provides labor, engineering change order planning, installation and site support activities to operate the Cameri Regional Modification, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade facility for F-35 aircraft for the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Cameri (85%); and Fort Worth (15%), and is expected to be completed by December 2020. Non-Department of Defense funds in the amount of $9,049,721 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/11/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Contract: Bell Boeing, $8.2M

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $8,240,725 modification (P00014) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-18-F-0016 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This modification provides additional funding to continue non-recurring engineering and production tooling necessary for the V-22 Nacelle Improvements Phase I program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (84%); Ridley Park, Pa. (5%); Patuxent River, Md. (4%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4%); and Amarillo, Texas (3%), and is expected to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,240,725 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/10/20)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Contract: Science Applications, $17.8M

Science Application International Corp., Reston, Va., is awarded a $17,816,869 single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advanced technical training of shipboard communication and network systems in support of the Water Front Training Delivery Program for the Center for Information Warfare Training, Pensacola, Fla. The contract will include a five-year base ordering period with no options. Work will be performed in Pensacola (52%); San Diego, Calif. (22%); Virginia Beach, Va. (19%); and Groton, Conn. (7%). Work is expected to be completed by September 2025. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated to fund the contract’s minimum amount and funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year. Individual task orders will be subsequently funded with appropriate fiscal year appropriations at the time of their issuance. This contract resulted from a full and open competitive solicitation through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00189-20-D-Z032). (Source: DoD, 09/09/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $125M

Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a ceiling $125,000,000 four-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8675-20-D-0002) for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) system improvement program. This contract provides for delivery of software updates to the AMRAAM inventory. Software development activities are expected to use a recognized agile framework consisting of government/Prime collaboration through repeatable increments of study, development, integration, test and capability demonstration. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2026. An initial task order (FA8675-20-F-1026) will be awarded concurrently with the basic contract, for a total cost-plus-fixed-fee face value of $1,192,809. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $678,402 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/09/20)

Contract: Speegle, $13.2M

Speegle Construction, Niceville, Fla., was awarded a $13,214,700 firm-fixed-price contract to construct a two-story, 39,500 square-foot facility with reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, steel structure, masonry walls, metal roof, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire detection and protection and mass notification system. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 16, 2022. Fiscal 2024 military construction (Defense-wide) funds in the amount of $13,214,700 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0028). (Source: DoD, 09/09/20)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $174.2M

Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $174,221,174 modification (P00022) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost contract N00019-18-C-1021. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 14 F135-PW-100 low rate initial production Lot 14 propulsion systems for the Air Force in support of the F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft. Work will be performed in Middletown, Connecticut (46%); East Hartford (22%); Windsor Locks, Conn. (16%); North Berwick, Maine (11%); Phoenix, Ariz. (3%); and Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico (2%), and is expected to be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $174,221,174 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/08/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.