L-3, Honeywell, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman Ink Defense Deals; Lockheed Martin Doubles Down

According to the Department of Defense, “L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) is being awarded a $125, 000, 000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract (N00019-08-D-0014) to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance required to support 47 T-45A and 158 T-45C aircraft based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss.; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS Pensacola, Fla., and Patuxent River, Md.  This requirement also includes the organizational level maintenance for the engine.  Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (54 percent); Meridian, Miss. (41 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (4 percent); and Patuxent River (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

“Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is being awarded $42, 409, 675 for cost-plus-award-fee task order #0034 under a previously awarded contract (M67004-09-D-0020) for prepositioning and Marine Corps logistics support services for Blount Island Command.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  U.S. Marine Corps, Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

“Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded a $12, 180, 103 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2309) for additional infrastructure improvements to NGSB shipyards.  This modification is for additional infrastructure improvements at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast shipyards, which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in calendar year 2005.  The infrastructure improvements are:  a ship cleaning system for the NGSB facility in Pascagoula, Miss.; accuracy control equipment for the NGSB facility in Pascagoula, Miss.; a Haeusler Collar Forming work cell for the NGSB facility in Pascagoula, Miss.; a material handling system for the NGSB facility in Pascagoula, Miss.; cable plant management system for the NGSB facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. and New Orleans, La.; specialized flushing equipment for the NGSB facility in Pascagoula, Miss.; and a five axis saw for the NGSB facility in Gulfport, Miss.  The contracted improvements at NGSS facilities are part of a series of contracts with Gulf Coast shipbuilders to be awarded under Section 2203 of Public Law 109-234, emergency supplemental appropriations for Defense, The Global War on Terror and Hurricane Recovery 2006. The purpose is to expedite recovery of shipbuilding capability in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina by repairing and/or replacing shipbuilding facilities, to make lasting improvement in shipyard facilities that would result in measurable cost reductions in current and future Navy shipbuilding contracts, and to improve the ability of shipbuilding facilities on the Gulf Coast to withstand damage from potential hurricanes or other natural disasters.  Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (75 percent), Gulfport, Miss. (21 percent), New Orleans, La. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2013.  Contract funds in the amount of $12, 180, 103 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

“BAE Systems was awarded on September 22, 2010 a $16, 352, 665 firm-fixed-fee contract to exercise 44 of 67 available options for high mobility artillery rocket systems launcher chassis with increased crew protection cabs and appliqué armor.  Work is to be performed in Sealy, Texas., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-C-0460).

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $48, 000, 000 contract modification, which will allow for the completion of the full A-10 Suite 7 Operational Flight Program.  At this time, no funds have been obligated. OO-ALC/GHAK, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity. (FA8635-07-D-6000-PO0012)

Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $15, 593, 210 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 5, 095 enhanced laser-guided training rounds.  Work will be performed in Archbald, Pa., and is expected to be completed in March 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-0092).”

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