The Department of Defense has issued eight contract actions worth $74.9M combined to help five companies preserve manufacturing and workforce capabilities that support U.S. military programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
DoD said Friday it will use authorized funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on the Defense Production Act Title III awards covering work on shipbuilding, aircraft, ground systems and clothing and textiles.
The department signed a $63M deal with Boeing (NYSE: BA) to help the company manage the viability of its aircraft supply chain that includes F117 engine components for the C-17 Globemaster III military cargo planes.
NCA Solutions secured a $2.3M agreement via the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences’ Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities contract to provide two vapor ultrasonic degreasers for refurbishing U.S. Army equipment and parts.
Under the NCA award, Baron Blakeslee will produce the degreasing machines for installation at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama.
Bernard Cap and Aurora Industries landed DPA Title III agreements worth a combined $3M to modernize workstation and environmental control systems used to manufacture critical protective apparel, while IDEAL Fastener received a $5.1M agreement to expand the company's zipper factory.
DoD awarded Bender CCP a $1.5M agreement to help the ship services provider obtain equipment for U.S. Navy propulsion shaft repair and production efforts.
The Pentagon works with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in pandemic response efforts.