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Northrop Grumman, Argon ST Win DoD Deals, BAE Picks Up Pair

According to the Department of Defense, “Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) contract (N00030-10-C-002), in the amount of $148, 620, 000 to provide to the United States and United Kingdom advanced launcher development program requirements for the fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011.  Specific efforts include technical engineering services to support the common missile compartment concept development and prototyping effort.  The place of performance for this effort will be Sunnyvale, Calif.  This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee award based on a sole-source acquisition.  The period of performance for this effort is June 16, 2010 through June 15, 2011 (base period) and June 16, 2011 through June 15, 2012 (option).  The Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) in Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity(N00030-10-C-0024).

Argon ST (Nasdaq: STST) is being awarded a $44, 382, 322 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 7, 050 antennas and antenna assemblies, including associated engineering, technical and repair support services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Airborne Threat Simulation Organization.  These antennas are integrated with other countermeasures or emitter modules to complete required system configurations used to evaluate U.S. weapons systems and train fleet operations.  The antennas can also be installed as a part of systems mounted in and on unmanned aerial targets or ground based systems for live fire developmental testing and operational testing of weapon systems.  Work will be performed in Ventura, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June 2015.  Contract funds will not 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 Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-10-D-0042).

BAE Systems is being awarded a $16, 120, 500 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price contract for the fiscal 2010 production requirements for MK-14 MOD 2 canisters to support integration of the TOMAHAWK cruise missile into the MK 41 vertical launching system.  Work will be performed in Aberdeen, S.D. (79 percent), Odessa, Mo. (11 percent), and Minneapolis, Minn. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-5349).

Also, BAE Systems was awarded on June 14 a $29, 599, 735 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and supply of 2, 924, 875 pounds of Composition B, Grade A explosives to support the mortar program.  Work is to be performed in Kingsport, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W5291J-09-D-0003).”

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