Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Contract: BAE Systems, $13.1M

BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Nashua, N.H., has been awarded a $13,106,317 contract for the phase 2 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Seeker Cost Transformation program. The contract seeks to demonstrate that a high performance seeker can be used in precision guided munitions and accurately guided to a target by a low cost, modular open-architecture, low size, weight, power and cost seeker. Work will be performed in Nashua and is expected to be complete by July 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $2,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-C-0010). (Source: DoD, 01/31/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $105.2M

Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $105,220,215 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8656-17-D-0005 for Griffin missiles. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $210,080,601, and provides for the exercise of an option for delivery of all variants of Griffin standoff precision guided munitions and corresponding production, test and engineering support. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2016 and 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $11,259,027 are being obligated at the time of award. Contracting activity is the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: DoD, 01/31/18)

New A321LR takes flight

A321LR takes off. Airbus photo
The newest Airbus aircraft, the A321LR, completed its maiden flight today in Europe. The flight was two hours and 36 minutes. Powered by new CFM LEAP-1A engines and sporting a third fuel tank option, it can fly more than 4,300 miles non-stop, which opens up new transatlantic routes using the popular single-aisle jetliner. The A321LR (Long Range), which can accommodate up to 240 passengers, now undergoes a nearly 100-hour flight test program and is expected to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Airbus plant in Mobile, Ala., will be producing the LR variant starting in 2019, according to Kristi Tucker, spokeswoman for the Mobile plant. (Source: GCAC, 01/31/18) Airbus release

Monday, January 29, 2018

Blue Angels soar

Pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, practice show maneuvers during a winter training flight over El Centro, Calif., Jan. 27, 2018. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 U.S. locations in 2018. The flight demonstration team is home based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ian Cotter, 01/29/18)

Friday, January 26, 2018

ITC sides with Bombardier

A U.S. trade commission on Friday unanimously sided with Bombardier against Boeing in a ruling that allows the Canadian company to sell its newest jets to U.S. airlines without heavy duties. The U.S. International Trade Commission voted 4-0 that Bombardier's prices did not harm Chicago-based Boeing and discarded a U.S. Commerce Department recommendation to slap a near 300 percent duty on sales of the company's 110-to-130-seat CSeries jets for five years. It did not give a reason immediately. Boeing alleged it was forced to discount its 737 narrow-bodies to compete with Bombardier, which it said used government subsidies to dump the CSeries during the 2016 sale of 75 jets at "absurdly low" prices to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines. Bombardier called the trade case self-serving after Boeing revealed on Dec. 21 that it was discussing a "potential combination" with Brazil's Embraer, which builds the E190-E2. Through a venture with Europe's Airbus, which has agreed to take a majority stake in the CSeries this year, Bombardier plans to assemble CSeries jets in Mobile, Ala., to be sold to U.S. carriers starting in 2019. CEO Alain Bellemare said Bombardier still plans to move forward with an Alabama assembly line. (Sources: multiple, including CNBC, Reuters, 01/26/18) Previous

Thursday, January 25, 2018

MQ-9 focus of celebration

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Florid Gov. Rick Scott stopped by Gulf Coast State College on Tuesday to congratulate everyone who helped get Tyndall Air Force Base selected as the preferred site for the MQ-9 Reaper wing. Scott was one of many people who attended a ceremony at the school’s Advanced Technology Center celebrating Tyndall likely getting the wing. An environmental analysis, which could take nine months to two years, still has to be completed before it’s a done deal, but military and Bay County leaders already are expecting big benefits. Airmen could arrive in 2020, with aircraft following in 2022. The wing is expected to increase Tyndall’s workforce by more than 30 percent. The Reaper is an armed, unmanned, remotely piloted aircraft that can travel more than 1,100 miles and stay airborne 10 to 12 hours. (Source: News Herald, 01/24/18)

Orion recovery test a wrap

Divers recover Orion mock-up
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Abe McNatt
SAN DIEGO – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA's Orion test article, Jan. 23. The Underway Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space. URT-6 consisted of releasing the test capsule from the well deck, then carefully maneuvering the ship alongside the capsule at slow speed. Once the test article was far enough from the ship, the lines attaching the capsule to the ship were released. Then, divers attached a stabilization ring designed by NASA that would help in sustaining the astronauts in the capsule for up to three days. Divers then removed the collar, attached lines from the small boats to steady and guide the capsule toward Anchorage, where Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) would then assist in attaching lines from a NASA-designed winch which then hauled the capsule into the well deck. The tests allowed NASA and the Navy to continue to demonstrate and evaluate the recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in real, open-ocean environment before conducting actual recovery operations. (Source: NNS, 01/25/18) Gulf Coast note: The space-bound Orion is built at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the RS-25 engines that will power the first stage of the Space Launch System are tested at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Exercise involves NAS Whiting

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. -- NAS Whiting Field along with naval installations across the country will participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2018 (CS/SC) Jan. 29 – Feb. 9. The two-part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners. Exercise CS/SC 18 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 01/25/18)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Contract: W.W. Gay, $7.8M

W.W. Gay Fire Protection Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded $7,799,687 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F1001 under a previously awarded design-build multiple award construction contract (N69450-16-D-0612) for replacement of fire suppression system, aqueous film forming foam, hangars 1853 and 1854, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Work will be performed in Pensacola and is expected to be completed by January 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,799,687 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Jan. 23, 2018) (Source: DoD, 01/24/18)

Two lawmakers back Bombardier

Two lawmakers wrote to the head of the U.S. International Trade Commission to express support for Bombrdier in the company's trade dispute with Boeing. The letters from Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., come days before four trade commissioners will vote on whether Bombardier's sale of CS100s to Delta Air Lines in 2016 caused harm to Boeing. The ITC has scheduled the vote for Jan. 25 in Washington D.C., but that may be postponed due to the recent U.S. government shutdown, says the ITC. A favorable vote for Boeing would subject the Bombardier plane to a 292 percent import tariff already set by the U.S. Department of Commerce. "This trade enforcement action would ultimately serve no other purpose than to take work away from U.S. suppliers and quash thousands of U.S. jobs, ultimately hurting the greater U.S. aerospace industry," writes Byrne to ITC chair Rhonda K. Schmidtlein. Byrne represents the district that includes Mobile, where Airbus and Bombardier are working to open a CSeries final assembly line. Planes built in the United States would avoid a tariff. (Source: Flightglobal, 01/23/18) Previous

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Aviation college gets grant

OZARK, Ala. – Enterprise State Community College will receive $2.5 million to expand the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark. The funds are part of the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund which awards funds for projects that promote economic development and industrial recruitment in the state. The Alabama Aviation College offers training and course work in one of Alabama’s fastest growing career fields. There are programs in aircraft maintenance and avionics technology. The funds will be used to renovate campus infrastructure to expand the College’s Advanced Composite Training Program and prepare the campus for future program expansions. (Source: WTVY, 01/19/18)

AF contracting summit slated

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Some 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies are expected to attend the two-day 2018 Air Force Contracting Summit beginning Jan. 29 at the Sandestin Beach Golf Resort. It begins at 9 a.m. with a presentation by retired Air Force Capt. Nate Nelson on the newly passed $700 billion defense budget for 2018. Nelson is the deputy director of military affairs for Rep. Matt Gaetz, R, Fla., who serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. During the summit, speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force, address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify federal contracting resources and connect prime contractors with new subcontractors. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 01/21/18)

Friday, January 19, 2018

American launching Philly service

PENSACOLA, Fla. – American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on June 7, 2018. Flights are scheduled to depart Pensacola daily at 4:09 pm CST and arrive in Philadelphia at 7:39 pm EST. Philadelphia International becomes Pensacola International Airport’s eighteenth nonstop destination. Philadelphia becomes the fifth nonstop destination served by American Airlines out of Pensacola including Charlotte, Dallas, Miami and Washington DC. (Source: City of Pensacola, 01/19/18)

Contract: L3, $9M

L3 Technologies Inc., Communications Systems-West, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $9,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to explore technologies enabling cooperative engagement in degraded communication environments for the next generation of munitions. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be complete by January 2025. This contract is the result of a competitive acquisition and two bids were received. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $1,680,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-D-0015). (Source: DoD, 01/19/18)

Upgraded C-130 being tested

Maintainer pulls generator cable to C-130H
Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force’s first fully upgraded C-130H arrived here Jan. 11 to begin testing. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing-owned aircraft will be here for several months undergoing multiple test flights. The goal of these evaluations is to collect data and confirm the increased fuel efficiency, reliability and overall performance improvements gained from the new propellers and upgraded engines. The benefits of the upgrades include shorter take-off roll, improved climb, quieter operations, and lower operating and support costs, according to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the program office for the test. The flight testing will be conducted by 153rd AW and C-130 Combined Test Force aircrews. ANG Airmen will maintain the aircraft during its time here. The Wyoming Air National Guard was chosen to receive the C-130H because of its involvement in the initial testing with the new systems in 2008, when the Air Force explored the idea of upgrading the H-model. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 01/16/18)

ECP adds American flights

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in West Bay has added another major airline service to cities that are hubs for American Airlines, allowing connections to flights worldwide. Starting June 7, American Airlines' 65-seat Eagle service will be offering twice-a-day, nonstop daily service to and from Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth international airports. The cities are two of American Airlines’ largest hubs, meaning people will be able to transfer onto flights in those cities that go all over the country and world, officials said in a press conference Thursday morning. (Source: News Herald, 01/18/18)

Trade staff releases report

The U.S. International Trade Commission released a report that reviews arguments on both sides of the Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute and provides a basis on which commissioners will decide if Bombardier's CSeries sale to Delta Air Lines harmed Boeing. The 118-page document written by the ITC's staff provides no recommendations, but rather compiles information the ITC gathered during its months-long trade investigation. (Source: Flightglobal, 01/17/18) Bombardier says it has made "substantial further progress" toward building a new aircraft assembly line in Mobile, Ala., according to filing with the ITC. Bombardier is locked in a trade dispute with Boeing; Airbus and Bombardier have formed a joint venture and say they want to assemble jets in Mobile; and Boeing, which has scoffed at the Airbus-Bombardier plan, has explored a relationship with Brazil's Embraer that has some similar aspects. (Source:, 01/18/18) Previous

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Contract: Bell-Boeing, $34.9M

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $34,911,818 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6134018F0001 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22. This order procures software and hardware upgrades for 28 flight training devices necessary to integrate aircraft software version B 6-01/C 4.01 into 23 Marine Corps MV-22 training devices and software version 20.4.01/10.6.01 into nine Air Force CV-22 training devices. These devices are being upgraded to ensure concurrency with Marine Corps and Air Force aircraft. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. (26 percent); Broken Arrow, Okla. (21 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (18 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (8 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (8 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (4 percent); Clovis, N.M. (4 percent); Mildenhall, United Kingdom (4 percent); Clifton, N.J. (2 percent); and Orlando, Fla. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy, Air Force, and U.S. Special Operations Command) funds in the amount of $34,911,818 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/18/18)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $7.5M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $7,476,086 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00019-15-C-0105) to transition the F-35 Australia, Canada, United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL) system from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Support includes required activities including packing, shipping, installation, integration, and testing. This modification also provides for initial spares for the ACURL. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base (70 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2019. International partner funds in the amount of $7,476,086 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, 01/17/18)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NASA tests flight controller

First RS-25 flight controller test of 2018
NASA photo
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller Tuesday on the A-1 Test Stand. The 365-second, full-duration test came a month after the space agency capped a year of RS-25 testing with a flight controller test in mid-December. A 3D printed part tested in December, a pogo accumulator assembly, was tested again. It’s part of an ongoing series of tests with parts made using advanced manufacturing techniques that will make building future engines more affordable. For this "green run" test, the flight controller was installed on RS-25 developmental engine E0528 and fired just as during an actual launch. Once certified, the flight controller will be removed and installed on a flight engine for use by NASA's new deep-space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). (Source: NASA/SSC, 01/16/18) Previous

Contract: BAE Systems, $14.4M

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Service, Rockville, Md., is being awarded $14,361,151 for modification P00039 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee term contract (N00421-16-C-0035). This modification exercises an option for an estimated 181,876 hours of life cycle support services and incidental materials for fielded communications-electronics equipment/systems and subsystems, including maintenance, logistic, and lifecycle sustainment. These services are in support of the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Va. (30 percent); San Diego, Calif. (19 percent); St. Inigoes, Md. (15 percent); Panzer Kaserne, Germany (15 percent); Fayetteville, N.C. (10 percent); Afghanistan (6 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (3 percent); Fort Bliss, Texas (1 percent); and Homestead, Fla. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2018. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/16/18)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Appraiser testing aerial drones

MILTON, Fla. – The property appraiser’s office in Santa Rosa County is among the first in Florida using unmanned aerial system. The office has been testing the use of drones to supplement and update property data since September 2016. Nine FAA-licensed drone pilots operate four drones. Property Appraiser Greg Brown is responsible for identifying, locating and valuing all property within the county for tax purposes. Previously, every two years Brown's office has had to pay $250,000 per flight for an aerial photography company to fly over the county's 1,100 square miles to get photos. Using the drones pushes that need back to every three or four years. Brown anticipates that in the future they can be used for damage assessment after severe weather. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 01/15/18)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bay EDA having busy year

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The Bay County Economic Development Alliance is working on 25 projects for 2018. Six of those projects may be announced within the first quarter of the new year, EDA President Becca Hardin said Jan. 10 at an alliance meeting. Among the six is Project G-Force, which involves an aviation manufacturing company in the process of deciding to locate in Bay County or one other site. Hardin expects a decision by the end of January. The project would bring about 50 jobs, and represent a $20 million investment. Another, called Project SoHo, is at the irport campus and would represent a $25 million investment and an estimated 105 jobs. (Source: News Herald, 01/10/18)

Spaceport at Stennis airport eyed

KILN, Miss. -- The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has commissioned RS&H, Inc. to study the feasibility of obtaining a Launch Site Operator License that could open the door to commercial space flight out of Stennis International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration has developed regulations that enable airports to host operations of reusable launch vehicles that take off and land like aircraft. Several kinds of such vehicles are currently under development. The study will examine the feasibility of hosting spaceport operations, as well as the infrastructure needs and potential economic benefits of such operations. Commission CEO Bill Cork said the commercial space industry is "poised for dynamic growth, and Hancock County is uniquely positioned to benefit from this growth." The airport is just outside NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, the nation's largest rocket engine test facility. (Source: Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, 01/12/18)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

NASA seeking innovators

NASA is looking to small businesses and research institutions for innovative technologies that could have significant potential for successful transition into NASA mission programs and other commercial markets. This year, through NASA’s Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I solicitation, proposals for research, development and technology demonstrations can be submitted until March 9, 2018, 5 p.m. EST. Phase I awards are valued at about $125,000 for up to six months for SBIR and 13 months for STTR to establish the scientific, technical and commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed innovation in fulfillment of NASA needs. (Source: NASA, 01/11/18)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Zuma reported lost

A secret spacecraft launched by a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to enter a stable orbit and was lost. The spacecraft, called Zum, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, apparently did not separate as it was supposed to from the upper stage of the rocket and did not reach a stable orbit. Northrop Grumman, which built the Zuma spacecraft, would only say that it's a classified program and can not comment. It was not clear if the failure was due to problems with the SpaceX rocket or with the Zuma spacecraft. SpaceX issued a statement Tuesday suggesting that its rocket performed as designed. (Sources: multiple, including CNN, Ars Technica, Wired, 01/09/18) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX is using Stennis Space Center, Miss., to develop its next-generation Raptor engine. Previous

South Mississippi hosts joint training

CH-47 being loaded in C-5M Super Galaxy.
Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ryan Labadens
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – Personnel from the 41st Aerial Port Squadron of Savannah, Ga., and other units from the Air Force, Army and Navy teamed up for a joint training exercise last week at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi and the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Gulfport. The primary goal of GRIP III Breaking Barriers was to give reservists and military members an opportunity to train with aircraft, personnel, and equipment that they don’t regularly encounter in everyday training. The 1108th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group at the CRTC provided UH-60 helicopters to ferry personnel between Keesler and the CRTC, simulating transportation between forward operating bases. The Navy Special Boat Team 22 from Stennis Space Center, Miss., provided a riverine command boat, rigid inflatable boats and trailers to allow personnel to practice loading and off-loading. Personnel during the exercise performed joint inspections of several vehicles, including a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, light mobile tactical vehicles, Humvees, and mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles. (Source: 403rd Wing, 01/09/18)

Monday, January 8, 2018

SpaceX launches Zuma

SpaceX lifted the secret Zuma spacecraft for the government Sunday night in a mission that also featured another landing by the first stage of the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The launch was from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's east coast. The booster's two stages separated 2 minutes and 19 seconds into flight. The second stage continued carrying Zuma to its destination in low-Earth orbit, and the first stage made a vertical touchdown at Landing Zone 1, a SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral. The first stage landed a little less than 8 minutes after taking off. SpaceX now has 21 successful first stage returns, part of its plan to develop reusable rockets. The launch followed more than a month of delays. (Sources:, CNN, 01/08/18) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX is using Stennis Space Center, Miss., to develop its next-generation Raptor engine.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Blue Angels begin winter training

The Navy Blue Angels left their home base at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday and arrived at Naval Air Station El Centro in Southern California to begin winter training for the 2018 show season. The maintenance and support team left first Wednesday morning, then the six jets that make up the flight demonstration team left a couple of hours later. The team will perform in El Centrol March 10, then return to Pensacola after that to begin the regular show season. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, 10NewsKGTV, 01/03/18) Naval Air Station El Centro is between San Diego and Yuma, Ariz.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Contract: Boeing, $193.6M

The Boeing Co. Defense, Space and Security, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $193,638,503, contract modification (P00001) to a previously awarded contract (FA8672-16-D-0010) for Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment 1 Lots 12-14 production. This modification provides for the purchase of an additional quantity of 6,000 SDB 1 all-up-rounds being produced under the basic contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ceiling is increasing from $700,000,000 to $893,638,503. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Singapore. This modification is a result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 missile procurement; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $99,715,078 is being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-16-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 01/02/18)