US Navy Contract Announcements December 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a $154,403,864 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide U.S. and United Kingdom (UK) Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System Shipboard Integration Increment 8, Columbia and Dreadnought efforts for the navigation subsystem. This contract will provide the required navigation hardware and software design, testing, installation, and deliverables for the shipboard integration increment, along with the correlating fleet support services for the current fleet ballistic missile navigation subsystem. Specifically, the contract will provide U.S. and UK Inertial Navigation System…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 19, 2017

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $29,788,129 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-2106) for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $29,788,129 will be obligated at time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion program contracts. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity….

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Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12. The act calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel. The act authorizes the department to spend money but the appropriations bill–which actually provides the funds–is still in Congress. U.S. Military: ‘Greatest Fighting Force’ “This historic legislation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform–the greatest fighting…

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Acquisitions Chief Details DoD Efforts to Speed, Reform Acquisition Processes

By Jim Garamone Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Ellen M. Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told said her office is pushing the responsibility to restore America’s overmatch against any possible foe out to the services. For the last two years, the national defense authorization acts have given new tools to…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 17, 2017

General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $44,305,474 cost-plus-award-fee modification against a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4311) to exercise an option for DDG planning yard services.  This modification continues integrated planning yard services for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships.  Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by June 2018.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $387,775 will be obligated at time of award. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, U.S. Navy, Bath, Maine,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 14, 2017

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy)…

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HASC on Carrier Air Groups

THE PROBLEM: Stocks of working equipment- including fighter jets- and trained personnel are so low that the Navy has to go to extraordinary lengths to send fully equipped Carrier Air Groups to sea. Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker testified to the Committee last week, “To get Carl Vinson, Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt ready to deploy in January, June and October of this year, and equip their embarked air wings with the required number of mission capable jets, 94 strike fighters had to be transferred to and from the maintenance depots or…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 13, 2017

Mancon, LLC,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $44,305,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, resulting from solicitation N00189-17-R-0033, that will include terms and conditions for the placement of firm-fixed-price task orders for maintenance, repair, and operations supplies and materials in support of the public works department in the northeast region under Naval Facilities Engineering Command.  The contract will include a five-year ordering period.  Work will be performed in Newport, Rhode Island (25 percent); New London, Connecticut (25 percent); Earle, New Jersey (25 percent); and Kittery, Maine (25 percent), and the ordering period…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 9, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $34,622,661 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for weapons capabilities technology maturation and risk reduction pre-engineering, manufacturing and development activities for dual-capability F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft and small-diameter bomb 2 (SDB-II) in support of the Marine Corps and Air Force.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in July 2018.  Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation ( Marine Corps and Air Force) funds in the amount of $6,000,000 are…

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National Defens e Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced details of the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This legislation authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 8

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $229,749,836 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-2110) for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (89 percent); and Schenectady, New York (11 percent). No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $102,850,688 will be obligated at time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 3, 2017

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $260,345,336 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price (N00019-17-C-0034) for procurement of 196 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles and spares in support of the Navy.  In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of spare parts and support for the government of the United Kingdom.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (23.95 percent); Walled Lake, Michigan (12.41 percent); Camden, Arkansas (10.76 percent); Gainesville, Virginia (7.5 percent); El Segundo, California (6.5 percent); Glenrothes, Scotland (4.4 percent); Fort Wayne, Indiana…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 2, 2017

Manhattan Construction Co., Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $63,308,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an Electronic Science and Technology Laboratory at Naval Research Laboratory.  The work to be performed provides for the renovation and restoring of buildings 75 and 65 to provide research, testing and laboratory facilities for the electronic science and technology mission.  The contract also contains three unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $68,597,328.  Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, and is expected to be completed by November 2019. …

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 31, 2017

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $29,455,672 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5145) to exercise options for missions systems equipment; total ship computing environment hardware; and software research, test and development; DDG 1000 class integrated logistics support and associated other direct costs to support the exercised options. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (46 percent); Tewksbury, Massachusetts (36 percent); Marlboro, Massachusetts (6 percent); Port Hueneme, California (5 percent); San Diego, California (4 percent); and Bath, Maine (3 percent),…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 1, 2017

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded $50,000,000 for modification P00020 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (W15QKN-15-D-0001) to exercise an option for logistics support for multiple foreign military sales customers in support of the Logistics Management Integration Department (AIR-6.6). Work will be performed at various locations within and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed in October 2023. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command,…

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