Thursday, May 1, 2014

Contract: Northrop, $10.8M

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $10,833,670 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and integration of a Multi Capability Pod (MCAP) onto the MQ-8C Fire Scout, including the purchase of two MCAPS and one MCAP Mass Model. The MCAP provides multiple electronic warfare sensors for employment in the littorals. Work will be performed in Rancho Bernardo, California (59 percent); Chantilly, Virginia (40 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2015. Fiscal 2013 research, development, test and evaluation, Defense-wide and fiscal 2013 procurement, Defense-wide funds in the amount of $10,833,670 are being obligated at time of award, $4,219,667 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0011). (Source: DoD, 05/01/14) Gulf Coast note: Final assembly work on the Fire Scout is done in Moss Point, Miss.