According to the Department of Defense, “Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded a $323, 611, 867 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for continuation of construction preparation efforts for the second aircraft carrier (CVN 79) of the Gerald R. Ford class. Work will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of CVN 79 including necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detailed design and procurement of long lead material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data, and other data to support the anticipated fiscal 2013 ship detail design and construction. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 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, D.C., is the contracting activity.
“Boeing (NYSE: BA) was awarded a $26, 399, 665 contract modification which will exercise the option for the wideband global satellite communication satellite six launch services. This option modification is fully funded by the Australian government. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/MC, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001; P00109).
“Boeing was awarded a $6, 016, 723 contract modification which will provide sideband global satellite communications Block II contract to purchase a spare battery for satellites five and six, or as test battery for the Block II follow on contract depending on satellites meeting launch schedules along with anomalies that would require replacement of existing batteries with this newly acquired one. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/PKJ, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001; P00094).”