Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics Score DoD Contracts

According to the Department of Defense: “Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77, 655, 380 for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data.  The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared countermeasures, is a next-generation directable laser-based countermeasures system for protecting helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft from man-portable air defense systems.  Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill. (39 percent); Edinburgh, Scotland (16.8 percent); Goleta, Calif. (10 percent); Blacksburg, Va. (9.4 percent); Boulder, Colo. (7.1 percent); Dallas, Texas (5.5 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (2 percent); Apopka, Fla. (1.8 percent); Woodland Hills, Calif. (1.3 percent); Tampa, Fla. (1 percent); Santa Clara, Calif. (1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (1 percent); Wheeling, W.V. (1 percent); and various locations throughout the U.S. (3.1 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-10-C-0080).”

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) was awarded a $9, 587, 789 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the modification P00156 exercising option on various CLINS for system technical support for the Abrams tank program.  Work is to be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 19, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  TACOM-Warren, AMSCC-TAC-AHLC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-C-0046). “

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