US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2018

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $1,223,529,973 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion work at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative estimated value of this contract to $13,072,285,773. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (46 percent); Schenectady, New York (45 percent); and Idaho Falls, Idaho (9 percent). No funds are being obligated at time of award. No completion date or other additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts. This contract was competitively procured…

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New Zealand to buy four P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government.  The four aircraft will replace the aging six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion fleet will reach the end of their expected operational life in 2025. “The purchase ensures the Defence Force can continue to deliver the country’s maritime surveillance, resource protection, humanitarian and disaster response around New Zealand and across the South Pacific,” says…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 15, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $503,228,000 for a not-to-exceed modification to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0584 placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-35Lightning II deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages, and associated consumables required to support the air vehicle delivery schedules for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, California (9.1 percent); Owego, New…

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US Navy Contracts Announcements June 14, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $1,517,403,626 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for system configuration sets and associated services in support of the life cycle upgrades of F/A-18A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.  Deliverables and services to be provided include FMS unique system configuration sets (two each); system improvement and demonstration products (six each); laboratory upgrades, studies and analysis (120 each); system configuration sets (2,400,000 hours); software integration laboratory (60 months); and on-site engineering (60 months).  Work will be performed in…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 5, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $153,240,394 modification (P00056) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm-target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for the procurement of one Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in St. Augustine, Florida (24.9 percent); Syracuse, New York (19.05 percent); Melbourne, Florida (7.6 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (4.08 percent); El Segundo, California (4 percent); Menlo Park, California (3.83 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (2.3 percent); Aire-sur-l’Adour, France (1.49 percent); Owego, New York (1.37 percent); Woodland Hills, California…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 18, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $77,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 engineering, manufacturing and development into low-rate manufacturing, fabricating and production of ESSM Block 2 missiles.  The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test and procure ESSM missiles. The ESSM provides enhanced ship self-defense.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (61 percent); Hengelo OV, Netherlands (9 percent); Ottobrunn, Germany (6 percent); Richmond, Australia (5 percent); Loveland, Colorado…

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems. “There were two firsts in this test event,” said David DeMauro, senior engineer with the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) department at the time. “It was the first time ever that a successful dynamic Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator (IFFI) simulation was executed on…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 10, 2018

Trevet Bay West JV, LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a maximum amount of $75,000,000 for firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering (A-E) contract for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act/Underground Storage Tank studies and other support services at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and other Department of Defense installations nationwide. This provides for a full range of A-E environmental engineering and scientific or technical management services necessary to implement the environmental restoration program and similar media requirements…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 9, 2018

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $35,969,268 modification P00107 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of P-8A maintenance device training system production concurrency upgrades in support of the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (95 percent); and Edinburgh, Australia (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $35,969,268 will be obligated at time of award, $18,063,363 of which…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 28, 2018

Auxiliary Systems, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S001); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N42158-18-D-S002); East Coast Repair, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S003); Epsilon Systems, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S004); G.I. Industrial Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S005); L-3 Unidyne, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S006); Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S007); Orbis, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (N42158-18-D-S008); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S009); and Te’cnico Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S010), are being awarded a combined cumulative $99,567,165 in cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval ship and vessel projects/repairs. The services under these contracts cover welding;…

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RAAF Declares Initial Operating Capability for the P-8A Poseidon

Australia’s new maritime surveillance aircraft the P-8A Poseidon has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC), five months ahead of the original schedule. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, congratulated Air Force and CASG on the significant milestone that has been achieved. “Together the P-8A Poseidon and the future MQ-4C Triton aircraft will provide Australia with one of the world’s most advanced maritime patrol and surveillance capabilities,” Minister Payne said. “The P-8A is a very capable and effective successor to the AP-3C Orion, which will soon retire from the role…

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Kratos Delivers Virtual Machine-Based Satellite Ground Communications Architecture for Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Kratos RT Logic, delivered a virtual machine software satellite ground communications solution that commands the payload of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) SATCOM satellites. Boeing’s Global SATCOM Configuration Control Element (GSCCE) Evolution program chose Kratos’ virtual solution to replace an older command and control technology. The delivery includes virtual machine software versions of Kratos’ Front End Processor (vFEP) and Gateway (vGTW) systems. The vFEPs and vGTWs are installed and run in Virtual Machines (VMs) on customer supplied classified and…

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Boeing Names Jeff Shockey to Lead Defense and Space Sales Team

Boeing has tapped Jeff Shockey to be vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for its Defense, Space & Security unit, effective immediately. Shockey, who joined Boeing in 2016 as vice president of Federal Affairs and International Policy, succeeds Tom Bell, who took a position at another company. “Jeff knows our strategy, our customers, and our people,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Defense, Space & Security. “He is an amazing professional, and I look forward to working even more closely with him as we compete, win, and grow our…

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Boeing Donates $10 Million to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative

Boeing has awarded $10 million to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans’ programs and services. The company’s donation is part of a $30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans’ recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans’ nonprofits, worldwide. “We are proud to support our nation’s military beyond the battlefield,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “That includes a commitment to hiring veterans and investing in their families and communities.…

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Boeing CEO Muilenburg Applauds Tax Law, Announces $300 Million in Employee-Related and Charitable Investments to Spur Innovation and Growth

Boeing [NYSE: BA] Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg praised the tax bill passed by Congress and about to be signed into law as a critical driver of business, economic growth and innovation for the United States and for Boeing. “On behalf of all of our stakeholders, we applaud and thank Congress and the administration for their leadership in seizing this opportunity to unleash economic energy in the United States,” said Muilenburg. “It’s the single-most important thing we can do to drive innovation, support quality jobs and accelerate capital investment in our…

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