Lockheed Wins Half-Billion Dollar DoD Contract, Boeing Victorious, General Dynamics Claims Pair

According to the Department of Defense, “Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is being awarded a $424, 400, 000 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-09-C-0010) for sustainment activities in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter air system Low Rate Initial Production Lot IV production.  Sustainment activities will include autonomic logistics information system operations and support, block upgrade and concurrency modification planning, site activation, training systems, and support equipment.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent).  Work is expected to be completed in December 2012.  This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($61, 990, 750; 15 percent), U.S. Air Force ($135, 694, 000; 31 percent), U.S. Marine Corps ($194, 465, 750; 46 percent), and international partners ($32, 249, 500; 8 percent).  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.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) was awarded a $19, 650, 233 contract modification which will exercise the options for the Phase II-A production requirements of the radar system improvement programs capability for the Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS fleet of five aircraft.  At this time, $19, 650, 233 has been obligated.  AASSD/HBSK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-01-D-0016; Delivery Order 0070; Modification 003).

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is being awarded $146, 290, 144 for a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of digital modular radios, high frequency distribution amplifier group and associated supplies/services.   This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $544, 020, 656.  Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz. (50 percent); Crawley, England (25 percent); and Clarksburg, Md. (25 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by May 2013.  If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2018.  Contract funds in the amount of $230, 000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured because General Dynamics C4 Systems developed digital modular radio hardware components, operating software, waveform generating software, radio control software and the cryptographic algorithm generating software for the embedded cryptographic modules in the radio.  Thus, General Dynamics C4 Systems is the only qualified manufacturing source with the knowledge and technical expertise to produce the Digital Modular Radio system.  General Dynamics C4 Systems is also the only vendor capable of efficiently integrating the high frequency distribution amplifier group, addressing technical issues identified in the software trouble reports and adding new encryption algorithm to the digital modular radio system.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-10-C-0069).

General Dynamics IT is being awarded $10, 000, 000 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order EJG1 under previously awarded SeaportE multiple award contract (N00178-04-D-4012) for analyzing, designing, researching, developing and implementing innovative and special engineering solutions to ergonomic, fall, electrical, and other “Workplace Environment” issues within the purview of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).  The work to be performed provides for initial site surveys, develop/design code-compliant resolutions for each identified hazard; conducting cost/benefit trade-offs for each option and provide recommendations to contracting officer’s technical representative for implementation of the most cost effective solutions associated with occupational health and safety issues.  The task order also contains four unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $39, 000, 000.  Work will be performed throughout NAVFAC Pacific and NAVFAC Atlantic areas of responsibility within and outside the continental United States, and is expected to be completed by September 2011.  Contract funds in the amount of $4, 355, 692 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Two proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

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