Saturday, September 29, 2018

Contract: Northrop, $10M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded a $9,967,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare equipment, on-site technical support, repairs, upgrades, and travel. This contract provides for spare parts and technical services to support F-35 Reprogramming Labs. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla; and Linthicum Heights and is expected to be complete by Sept. 27, 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $267,487 are being obligated on the first task order at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-D-0006). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Northrop, $7.7M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.-Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $7,680,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare equipment, on-site technical support, repairs, upgrades, and travel. This contract provides for spare parts and technical services to support F-35 reprogramming labs. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and in Buffalo and is expected to be completed by Sept. 28, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $493,741 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-D-0004). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Telspan Data, $46.2M

Telspan Data LLC, Concord, Calif., has been awarded a $46,183,433 basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for air data recorders (ADR), ground recorder systems (GRS), data replay systems (DRS) and support services. The contract provides for spare equipment, support services, and improvement of ADR, GRS, and DRS capabilities for use by the operational and test communities in support of the Air Force Test mission. Work will be performed in Concord and multiple continental U.S. military installations, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 28, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,795,985 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-D-0016). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Cherokee Nation, $22M

Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting LLC, Catoosa, Okla., has been awarded a $22,000,000 indefinitely-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for civil engineering support services. The contract provides for responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services including installation engineer technical assistance (requirement planning, development, execution) and other support. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be complete by 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,264,651 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2486-18-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Webb Electric, $16.5M

Webb Electric Co. of Florida Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has been awarded a $16,460,695 firm-fixed-price in support of the Airfield Lighting Phase 1&2 construction project. This contract provides all plant, labor, materials, equipment, transportation and supervision necessary to repair Scott Air Force Base, Ill., degraded airfield lighting. Work will be performed at Scott AFB and is expected to be completed November 2019. The award is the result of a source-selection acquisition with five offers received. Fiscal 2018 funds in the amount of $16,460,695 will be obligated at the time of award. 375th Contracting Squadron, Scott AFB, is the contracting activity (FA4407-18-R-0003). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Speegle, $8M

Speegle Construction Inc., Niceville, Fla., was awarded an $8,007,902 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a new 10,134 sq. ft. two-story addition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Eglin Air Force Base with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2020. Fiscal 2018 military construction funds in the amount of $8,007,902 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-18-C-0026). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: BCI, $13.7M

BCI Construction USA Inc., Pace, Fla., was awarded a $13,731,375 firm-fixed-price contract for headworks intake lifting equipment. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Lancaster, Tenn.; Celina, Tenn.; and Jamestown, Ky., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2020. Fiscal 2018 river and harbor contributed funds in the amount of $13,731,375 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville, Tenn., is the contracting activity (W912P5-18-C-0019). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Friday, September 28, 2018

F-35 crashes, pilot ejects

The U.S. military suffered its first crash of an F-35 when a Corps F-35B went down Friday at 11:45 a.m. outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The pilot safely ejected. The cause was not specified and the incident is under investigation. The aircraft, which cost more than $100 million, belonged to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, which trains Marine pilots for combat with the F-35. (Source: Washington Post, 09/28/18) In unrelated F-35 news earlier in the week, the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s 65,000-ton re-entry into carrier aviation, marked a historic moment Tuesday when Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell touched down the first F-35B on the deck of the aircraft carrier The ship was on patrolling the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. They were the first two British pilots to land on a British aircraft carrier in eight years and it marked the beginning of the Royal Navy’s developmental trials slated to last about two months. (Source: Defense News, 09/28/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center. Previous

Contract: UTC, $209.6M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded $209,601,517 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021) for additional long-lead materials, parts, and components in support of F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 13 propulsion systems. This modification is in support of Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of $209,601,517 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($73,537,179; 35 percent); Marine Corps ($35,477,475; 17 percent); Navy ($21,888,984; 10 percent); non-DoD participants ($41,929,486; 20 percent); and FMS customers ($36,768,394; 18 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $39.3M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded $39,266,691 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0020). This modification provides for additional long lead-time components, parts, and materials in support of Lot 13 F-35 Lightning II propulsion systems in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy; non-Department of Defense (DoD); and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy); non-DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $30,439,813 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($29,054,685; 73.99 percent); Air Force ($582,821; 1.49 percent); Navy ($109,186; 0.28 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($9,228,392; 23.50 percent); and FMS customers ($291,607; 0.74 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Bell-Boeing, $10.8M

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $10,810,033 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00019 to a previously issued delivery order 0096 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 to procure 12 additional MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) retrofit A-Kits Block C; 12 MV-22 IASE retrofit kit installations; IASE configuration B retrofit A and B-Kit installation; and five CV-22 IASE advanced mission computer A-Kits. Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. (81.9 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (17.7 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (.4 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2020. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force) funds in the amount of $10,810,033 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($9,577,130; 88 percent); and Air Force ($1,232,903; 12 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)

Contract: Arete Associates, $40.4M

Aretรจ Associates Inc., Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $40,378,366, firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide coastal battlefield reconnaissance and analysis (COBRA) systems, COBRA program systems support, and provisioned item orders/spares for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 System. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $93,000,000. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (35 percent); Destin, Fla. (35 percent); and Santa Rosa, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2021. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $16,618,453 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(5), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5(c)(2): Authorized or Required by Statutes, this is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award that is derived from, extends, or logically concludes efforts performed under prior SBIR contract N61331-11-C-0007. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-18-D-0012). (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $29.3M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $29,254,101 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2494 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the procurement of various diminishing manufacturing sources parts to protect deliveries for future F-35 Lightning II lots. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in February 2019. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps); non-Department of Defense (DoD) participant; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $29,254,101 will be obligated at time of award, $10,589,608 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($6,353,410; 21.72 percent); Marine Corps ($3,128,028; 10.69 percent); Navy ($1,108,170; 3.79 percent); non-DoD participants ($12,181,209; 41.64 percent); and FMS customers ($6,483,284; 22.16 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $116.3M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $116,311,183 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2048 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the procurement of 440 low-rate initial production 11 Generation 3 Helmet Mounted Display Systems, oxygen masks, and initial spares in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force (180); Navy (60); Marine Corps (69); non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants (119); and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers (12). Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in October 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps); fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); non-DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of $116,311,183 are being obligated at time of award, $70,826,314 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($47,120,086; 40.5 percent); Navy ($15,711,725; 13.5 percent); Marine Corps ($18,944,511; 16.3 percent); non-DoD participant ($31,599,088; 27.2 percent); and FMS customers ($2,935,773; 2.5 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.



Contract: Lockheed, $315.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $315,773,716 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive firm contract (N0001918C1048) to procure support equipment for F-35 Lightning low-rate initial production Lot XI aircraft in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (31 percent); Redondo Beach, Calif. (25 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (13 percent); Hartford, Conn. (12 percent); Melbourne, Australia (8 percent); Rome, Italy (4 percent); Franklin, Ohio (4 percent); and Chatsworth, Calif. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); and non-DoD Participant funds in the amount of $315,773,716 are being obligated at time of award, $29,911,537 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($108,665,198; 34.41 percent); Navy ($31,062,358; 9.84 percent); Marine Corps ($5,186,434; 1.64 percent); and non-DoD participants ($170,859,726; 54.11 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Calculex, $46.6M

Calculex Inc., Las Cruces, N.M., has been awarded a $46,623,715 basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Data Recorders (ADR) and support services. The contract provides for spare equipment, support services, and improvement of ADR capabilities for use by the operational and test communities in support of the Air Force Test mission. Work will be performed in Las Cruces and multiple continental U.S. military installations, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 27, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $282,795 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-F-2325). (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)

U.S. F-35 used in combat

The United States used an F-35 jet – a Marine Corps F-35B – against a Taliban target in Afghanistan on Thursday, marking the first U.S. combat use of the stealthy plane. The F-35B jet took off from the Wasp-class USS Essex (LHD 2) amphibious assault ship in the Arabian Sea in support of ground clearance operations. The F-35, made by Lockheed Martin Co, comes in three variants - the F-35A conventional take-off and landing model, the F-35B, a short take-off/vertical landing version, and the F-35C, used aboard aircraft carriers. In May, Israel became the first country to use the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat. (Sources: Reuters, Naval Forces Central Command, Popular Mechanics, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Boeing wins T-X contract

The Boeing-Saab partnership has won a $9.2 billion contract to produce the next generation of Air Force training jets. The contract will allow the Air Force to buy up to 475 aircraft and 120 simulators, the Air Force said in a Sept. 27 statement, although the current plan is to buy 351 T-X aircraft, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment. Initial operating capability is planned by the end of fiscal 2024, with the first simulators arriving at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in 2023. Full operational capability is projected for 2034. Saab promised that, should the partnership emerge victorious, it would build a new plant in the United States for its T-X work, although a location has not been announced. The other two teams competing for the contract were Leonardo DRS and Lockheed Martin. DRS’ T-100 is based on the Leonardo M-346 trainer, and the company announced its intention to do structural subassembly, final assembly and check out of the aircraft in Tuskegee, Ala., where it would build a new $200 million facility. Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries wanted to build a modified version of KAI’s T-50. Lockheed said that its T-50A would be built in Greenville, S.C., where it also plans to fabricate the F-16 in the future. (Sources: Defense News, Boeing, 09/27/18) Previous

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Contract: QuantiTech, $47.4M

QuantiTech, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $47,352,975 modification (P00080) to contract FA2486-16-F-0034 for Technical and Management Advisory Services range support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Arnold AFB, Tenn.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Hill AFB, Utah; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Eielson AFB, Alaska, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds; production funds; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $646,620 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $123,653,694. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Torch Technologies, $44.5M

Torch Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $44,456,840 modification (P00068) to contract FA2486-16-F-0030 for Technical and Management Advisory Services Armament support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, technical, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Kirkland AFB, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $4,980,727 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $113,184,124. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Bevilacqua Research, $36M

Bevilacqua Research Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $36,081,359 modification (P00059) to contract FA2486-16-F-0033 for Technical and Management Advisory Services Platforms support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Duke Field, Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Edwards AFB, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research and development; procurement; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $831,385 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $96,476,260. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Microsoft, $34.4M

Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a $34,350,473 other transaction agreement under to execute the enterprise information technology as a service network as a service experiment. This agreement provides for experimentation of a secure, reliable, measured, commercial data and voice network in order to enable access to Department of Defense data and applications from DoD facilities, as well as enable access for mobile and remotely located users. Work will be performed in Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.; and Maxwell AFB, Ala., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-18-9-0002). (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: DCS, $16.3M

DCS Corp., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a $16,252,479 modification (P00045) to previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0032 for Technical and Management Advisory Services Electronic Warfare support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research and development; procurement; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,161,841 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $30,469,693. This modification involves foreign military sales to Belgium, Greece, Iraq, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Multiple, $99M

EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla. (N69450-18-D-1318); Custom Mechanical Systems Corp., Bargersville, Ind. (N69450-18-D-1319); Dawson Federal Inc., Ponte Vedra, Fla. (N69450-18-D-1320); Windamir Development Inc., McDonough, Ga. (N69450-18-D-1321); Southeast Cherokee Construction Inc., Montgomery, Ala. (N69450-18-D-1322); and Drace Anderson JV, Ocean Springs, Miss. (N69450-18-D-1323), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award design-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value for the five year ordering period for all six contracts combined is $99,000,000. The work to be performed provides for general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work) including industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities. EMR Inc. is being awarded the initial task order at $9,872,615 for the construction of K-C130J Enlisted Aircrew Training System Facility at Naval Air Station, Joint Readiness Base, Fort Worth, Texas. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by December 2019. All work on this contract will be performed within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR which includes Texas (40 percent); Louisiana (40 percent); and Mississippi (20 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of September 2023. Fiscal 2018 military construction (Navy Reserve); and fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $9,877,615 are obligated on this award; of which $5,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task orders will be primarily funded by military construction; operations and maintenance (Navy); and Navy working capital funds. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with 21 proposals received. These six contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: IDSC, $11.9M

IDSC Holdings LLC, doing business as Snap-On Industrial, Kenosha, Wisc., is awarded an $11,924,503 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 1,482 different brand-name commercial hand tools and toolboxes with a total overall quantity of 158,516 items for Lot 11 low-rate initial production F-35 Lightning II aircraft in support of the Joint Strike Fighter F35A/B/C Tool Control Program. Work will be performed in Kenosha and is expected to be completed in September 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance; fiscal 2018 working capital fund (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $11,924,503 will be obligated at time of award, $160,164 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($9,565,654; 80.2 percent); and the governments of Israel ($1,174,474; 9.9 percent); Japan ($777,715; 6.5 percent); and Korea ($406,660; 3.4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-18-C-0667). (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SSC chalks up new RS-25 test

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA stayed right on schedule Tuesday with the third in a series of scheduled RS-25 rocket engine tests at Stennis Space Center. The successful hot fire of RS-25 developmental engine No. 0525 on the A-1 stand met all test objectives and featured several key elements, most notably an acceptance test of an engine flight controller for use by NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The hot fire also represented the seventh test of a 3D-printed pogo accumulator and the third test of a main combustion chamber fabricated using a bonding technique designed to save time and money. The flight controller units are a key component of the RS-25 engine, serving as the “brain” to help it communicate with the rocket and to provide control of its operation and internal health diagnostics. Engineers are testing RS-25 engines to help power the new SLS rocket, built to carry humans deeper into space than ever before, including to the Moon and Mars. Four RS-25 engines will help power the SLS at launch, providing 2 million pounds of combined thrust. (Source: NASA/SSC, 09/25/18) Previous

Navy's VFA-101 to leave Eglin

The Navy plans to deactivate next year the F-35C fleet replacement squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and combine it within VFA-125, the other fleet replacement squadron, at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. Seapower Magazine reports that according to an internal directive dated Sept. 10, the Navy intends to deactivate Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101), which trains F-35C instructors, pilots and maintainers, on July 1. VFA-101, a former fleet replacement squadron for the F-14 Tomcat, was reactivated in 2012 and began flying F-35Cs in 2013. (Source: Seapower Magazine 09/24/18) Air Force F-35A instructors, pilots and maintainers also train at Eglin.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Contract: Integrated Solutions, $17.5M

Integrated Solutions for Systems Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $17,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Weapons Effects Simulation Testing effort. This contract provides for research and development concepts and conventional inventory weapon systems. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 27, 2023. This award is the result of a broad agency announcement. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $50,000 is being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-D-0023/FA8651-18-F-0027). (Source: DoD, 09/24/18)

Contract: Global Connections, $13M

Global Connections to Employment Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is awarded $13,028,622 for modification P00010 to extend the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68836-17-C-0005) to exercise option period two for full food and mess attendant services in support of Naval Air Station, Pensacola; and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and mess attendant services in support of Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. The contract includes a one-month base period, two 12-month option periods, one 11-month option period, and a six-month extension option, which if all options are exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,737,677. Work will be performed in Pensacola (60 percent); Eglin AFB, (20 percent); and Gulfport (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed by September 2019. If all options on the contract are exercised, work will be completed by February 2021. Subject to the availability of funds, fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,028,622 will be incrementally funded throughout year, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole-source procurement under the AbilityOne Program (Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 8.704). with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/24/18)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Contract: L3 Vertex, $16.3M

L3 Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded $16,332,950 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61340-17-D-0005) to exercise an option to provide for intermediate level maintenance, repair, and logistics services in support of the Chief of Naval Aircraft Training aircraft. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (50 percent); NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (45 percent); and NAS Whiting Field, Fla. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. No funds will be 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, 09/21/18)

Contract: EMR, $16M

EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded $15,990,000 for a firm-fixed-price contract for an addition/alteration to an existing commissary at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The contract is for a 539 calendar day period based on the issuance of the notice to proceed which is expected in November 2018. Offers were solicited via full and open competition, and three offers were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Commissary Agency, Enterprise Acquisition Division, Construction Design Branch, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Texas (HDEC03-18-C-0003). (Source: DoD, 09/20/18)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Contract: CAE USA, $25.4M

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded a $25,352,844 modification (P00022) to contract W911S0-15-C-0003 for fixed-wing courses, academic and flight simulator, flight training and support services. Work will be performed in Dothan, Ala., with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2024. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $25,352,844 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Rucker, Ala., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/18)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New A321 uses renewable fuel

A321 with renewable fuel takes off Wednesday
Airbus photo
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus’ A320 series production facility in South Alabama will deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel on Thursday. The JetBlue A321 flew today with the renewable fuel mixture and is scheduled to depart Mobile tomorrow with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321s are due to be delivered to JetBlue from Mobile using sustainable fuel by the end of 2018. All of the fuel will be supplied and certified by Air BP. It will be loaded into the aircraft by Signature Flight Support, Airbus’ fueling services provider in Mobile. Since May 2016, Airbus has offered customers the option of taking delivery of new aircraft from Toulouse, France, using a blend of sustainable jet fuel. Following the deliveries to JetBlue, Airbus will determine the next steps toward offering this option to more customers taking aircraft deliveries from Mobile. Longer term, Airbus envisions supporting industrial production of sustainable fuels for aviation in the U.S. Southeast. (Source: Airbus, 09/19/18) Renewable jet fuel is chemically equivalent to conventional jet-A fuel, with no difference in performance or safety. Thousands of commercial flights have flown on different types of renewable jet fuel.

Contract: DynCorp Int, $173.2M

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $173,174,040 for modification P00041 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, labor hour, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0003). This modification provides organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance and logistics support for 16 T-34, 54 T-44, and 287 T-6 aircraft. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50 percent); Milton, Fla. (39 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (8 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/18)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Moss Point flight testing MQ-8Cs

MQ-8C takes off in Moss Point, Miss.
Northrop Grumman photo
MOSS POINT, Miss. – Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region's aerospace economy. The plant is key to producing and testing the MQ-8C Fire Scout, the Navy's newest autonomous helicopter that is bringing increased speed, endurance and payload capacity to maritime operations. The Navy recently completed initial operational test and evaluation aboard the USS Coronado (LCS 4) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, which has over 1,500 program flight hours. The aircraft is a modified Bell 407 helicopter, and final assembly is done in Moss Point at a 101,000-square-foot plant that opened in 2006 and now works on the Fire Scout and Global Hawk unmanned systems and does subassembly work for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. "Building on Northrop Grumman's recent announcement of new production capabilities in Moss Point and a 40 percent increase in employment at the site, the ability to now conduct MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests where the production occurs will bring new efficiencies and effectiveness to our local operations and improve our ability to serve the U.S. Navy," said Melissa Packwood, program director, Fire Scout, Northrop Grumman. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 09/14/18) Previous: MQ-8C being tested on LCS; Plant expanding, adds F-35 work

Friday, September 14, 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $88M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $88,029,912 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price contract (N0001918C1048). This modification exercises an option for F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot XI support equipment for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (31 percent); Redondo Beach, Calif. (25 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (13 percent); Hartford, Conn. (12 percent); Melbourne, Australia (8 percent); Rome, Italy (4 percent); Franklin, Ohio (4 percent); and Chatsworth, Calif. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2022. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $88,029,912 will be obligated at time of award, $45,158,482 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, 09/14/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: MS Dpt Rehab Svc, $7.4M

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a $7,397,000 modification (P00005) to exercise an option on contract FA3010-18-C-0007 for full food services. The location of performance is Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,397,000 will be obligated when they become available. The 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/14/18)

Contract: UTC, $266M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $266,062,462 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract for the procurement of program administrative labor for non-recurring sustainment activities; supplies, services and planning for depot activations; material and support equipment for depot maintenance facilities and mockup engines and modules for test cells in support of F-35 Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford and is expected to be completed in October 2021. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of $266,062,462 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($83,646,823, 31 percent); Marine Corps ($43,446,086, 16 percent); Navy ($32,271,482, 12 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($99,075,389; 37 percent); and FMS ($7,662,682; 3 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-18-C-1069). (Source: DoD, 09/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $187.6M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded $187,553,466 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides for fiscal 2018 Initial Spare Modules, Parts and Afloat/Deployment Spares Package in support of the F135 Lot 12 Propulsion Production contract. This modification provides for the procurement of initial spare common fan modules, augmentors, power and gearbox modules, engine nozzles, lift fans and clutches in support of in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of $187,553,466 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for Marine Corps ($67,324,338, 36 percent); Air Force ($44,322,884, 24 percent); Navy ($1,071,466, 1 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($57,460,076; 31 percent); and FMS ($17,374,702; 9 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: EMR, $7.1M

EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded $7,137,000 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F1034 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-17-D-0507) for repairs and modifications to Building 484 at Naval Support Activity, Panama City. The work to be performed provides for comprehensive repairs and modifications to the building shell, fire protection systems, fire exits and all interior areas associated with these components. The work also includes removal and installation of a new standing seam roof and removal and replacement of windows. Work will be performed in Panama City and is expected to be completed by September 2020. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,137,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/13/18)

Contract: Multiple, $49M

Seaside Engineering & Surveying LLC, Baker, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0082); Gustin, Cothern & Tucker, Niceville, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0083); Joyner Keeny PLLC, Rocky Mount, N.C. (W91278-18-D-0084); Maptech Inc., Jackson, Miss. (W91278-18-D-0085); Merrick & Co., Greenwood Village, Colo. (W91278-18-D-0086); SurvTech Solutions Inc., Tampa, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0088); and Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio (W91278-18-D-0090), will compete for each order of the $49,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineering services for survey and mapping. Bids were solicited via the internet with 42 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 12, 2021. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Flight Works Alabama breaks ground

MOBILE, Ala. – A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday at the Mobile Aeroplex, marking the start of construction of the Flight Works Alabama education center. The $6.5 million hands-on center will be near the Airbus manufacturing facility. “The future of our state begins right here,” said Gov. Kay Ivey about the hands-on learning center. It’s designed to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people. Jeff Knittel, Airbus Americas chairman and CEO, said what the industry needs is a workforce not only for today, but one ready for the future, and the center will help in a fun, creative way. The center, in addition to interactive exhibits, will host educational opportunities for adults. Nine educational partners – Auburn University, Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Troy University, Tuskegee University, University of South Alabama, University of Alabama, and the University of West Alabama – have signed on to provide courses. The center is due to open in late 2019. Close to 200 people attended the groundbreaking. (Source: GCAC, 09/12/18) Previous: More details on education center; Education center announced

Monday, September 10, 2018

Contract: L3, $202.9M

L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded $202,936,338 for modification P00029 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011) to exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas (45.7 percent); NAS Meridian, Miss. (41.7 percent); NAS Pensacola, Fla. (10.1 percent); and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (2.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Contract: Boeing, $14M

The Boeing Co. Defense, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $14,073,337 undefinitized contract for Small Diameter Bomb I focused lethality munition production assets. This contract provides for GBU-39 A/B weapons, and single weapon shipping/storage containers. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by September 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 missile procurement funds in the amount of $7,036,669 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-18-C-0014). (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $51M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $51,078,802, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR). This contract effort includes all all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities to align and phase the work necessary to design, develop, integrate, test, and verify component and subsystem design changes to the JASSM-XR baseline electronics, hardware, firmware, and operational flight software. JASSM-XR will also include preparation for final all-up round integration, system-level ground and flight testing, qualification, and incorporation into a future production baseline engineering change proposal. This effort will concurrently mature a new missile control unit and necessary hardware and infrastructure to support future JASSM-XR production cut in. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2023. This award is the result of sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $4,898,622 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-18-C-0009). (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Skyborne opens in Gulf County

WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. – Skyborne Technology, Inc., a designer and developer of manned and unmanned next generation aviation systems, has opened a manufacturing facility in Gulf County in Northwest Florida. Skyborne said it chose the area to have access to employ manned and unmanned aircraft pilots, skilled manufacturing labor for composites, aircraft aluminum and high bulletproof fabrics. A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Gulf County Industrial Park near Wewahitchka, where the company will unveil its airship and drone technology for its target markets, including agriculture, communications, education, defense, border security, and more. The company plans to create up to 100 jobs. Warren Yeager of the Gulf County Economic Development Coalition said the county has been working on the project for months. (Sources: Area Development, sUASNews, 09/10/18)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Contract: Multiple, $103.4M

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z067); CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z068); Science Application International Corp., Reston, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z069); Capstone Corp., Alexandria, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z070); and Serco Inc., Herndon, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z071) are being awarded an estimated $103,355,805 multiple award of cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that will include terms and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders to provide technical support services for functions such as chief information officer strategic support; data and information management; engineering support; information technology system support; network support; information assurance/cyber security; enterprise business intelligence/enterprise business analytics; software analysis; hardware maintenance and development; and business process reengineering in support of the deputy chief of naval operations (DCNO) manpower, personnel, training and education domain comprised of the DCNO, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training, and Commander Navy Recruiting Command. The contracts will run concurrently and will include a 36-month base ordering period and one 36-month optional ordering period which if exercised, the total value of this contract will be $213,173,626. The base ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by September 2021; if all options are exercised, the ordering period will be completed by September 2024. Work will be performed in Millington, Tenn. (45 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (27 percent); Arlington, Va. (10 percent); various locations throughout the continental U.S. (16 percent); and various contractor facilitates (2 percent). Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated ($10,000 on each of the five contracts to fund the contracts’ minimum amounts) and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured for the award of multiple contracts pursuant to the authority set forth in Federal Acquisition Regulation 16.504. The requirement was solicited through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with fifteen offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Va.; and Contracting Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity. (Source: 09/07/18)

Military tech center gets grant

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Bay County commissioners accepted a $95,000 grant for a new military technology center during a meeting Wednesday. The grant is from the Florida Defense Support Task Force and was obtained through efforts by the Bay Defense Alliance (BDA). The grant will go toward a feasibility study on an Expeditionary Innovation Center near Naval Support Activity Panama City and support the base’s science lab Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. The “neutral facility” will be outside the base fence, to better collaborate with local universities and modeled after similar military tech innovation hubs in Fort Walton Beach and Tampa. (Source: News Herald, 09/05/18)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NASA has another RS-25 test

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA conducted a full-duration 500-second test of an RS-25 engine flight controller Thursday in South Mississippi. It marked the sixth test of a 3D-printed pogo accumulator assembly, a component that dampens potential engine propellant pressure oscillations that can cause a rocket to become unstable in flight. In addition, it was the second test of an RS-25 main combustion chamber fabricated using a bonding technique called hot isostatic pressing (HIP), which saves considerable time and money over more traditional methods. The hot fire was on the A-1 test stand at SSC, which has been conducting RS-25 engine and component tests since January 2015. NASA began testing RS-25 flight controller units on the stand in March 2017. RS-25 engines were use on the space shuttle, but are modified for use on NASA’s Space Launch System. (Source: NASA/SSC, 09/06/18) Previous

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Contract: Hydraulics In't, $43.6M

Hydraulics International Inc., Chatsworth, Calif., is awarded a $43,599,667 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 305 MHU-83D production units, truck, lift, aerial stores loaders for ordnance/store loading operations on AV-8B, F/A-18, AH-1W, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and F-35 B/C aircraft in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Chatsworth and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,848,343 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-18-D-0009) (Source: DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $39.2M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded $39,223,382 for modification P00006 to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee fiscal 2018 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter annual sustainment contract (N00019-18-C-1041). This modification provides for additional software sustainment and flight test support for Air Systems used by the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Services to be provided include support to maintain, update, release, and deliver air systems software, as well as support for F-35 flight test operations. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (43 percent); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (41 percent); and Fort Worth (16 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force) funds; and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $39,223,382 will be obligated at time of award; $31,429,694 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($15,714,454; 40.06 percent); Marine Corps ($7,857,620; 20.03 percent); Navy ($7,857,620; 20.03 percent); and non-DoD participants ($7,793,688; 19.88 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Aug. 31, 2018) (Source: DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: General Atomics, $15M

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, Calif., was awarded a $50,000 minimum, $15,000,000 maximum, sole source Indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (H92403-18-D-0006) with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line items for integration and testing support for Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) MQ-9 and MQ-1C Special Operations Forces peculiar (SOF-p) modifications; procurement of GA-ASI developed and produced aircraft modification kits; and analysis and studies to inform future decisions on potential MALET MQ-9 and MQ-1C SOF-p modifications. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $482,441 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed in Poway, and is expected to be completed by September 2023. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., was chosen in November 2017 to host an MQ-9 wing, and Hurlburt Field, Fla., was chosen in May 2018 to host an MQ-9 squadron.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $81M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $81,030,000 not-to-exceed modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00019-18-F-0584 issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification provides for the procurement of air vehicle initial spares for the F-35 Lightning III aircraft, including afloat spares packages, Marine Corps quick engine change kits, and associated consumables to support the air vehicle delivery schedules for Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas 24.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H. (6.8 percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5 percent); N. Amityville, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2 percent); Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8 percent); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.9 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps), funds in the amount of $81,030,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($44,052,000; 54 percent); and the Marine Corps ($36,978,000; 46 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $10.5M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $10,529,891 firm-fixed-price order (F2649) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-8008) to implement Engineering Change Proposal 11ZR034R1 for the retrofit of 14 three bearing swivel module units for Marine Corps F-35 Lightening II. aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (80 percent); and Oklahoma City, Okla. (20 percent), and is expected to be complete in August 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $10,529,891 will be obligated at the time of award, all 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, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $10.2M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $10,165,914 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0004). This modification provides for F-35 support equipment fleet modernization efforts to include the procurement of support equipment and associated site activation labor in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford and is expected to be completed in August 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps.); 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $10,165,914 will be obligated at time of award, $3,304,578 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($2,691,305, 26 percent); Air Force ($2,589,823, 25 percent); Marine Corps ($1,038,291, 10 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($3,263,728; 32 percent); and FMS ($582,767; 6 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.