US Navy Contract Announcements July 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $450,744,723 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2301 for long-lead-time material and detail design in support of the construction of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant ships. The Multi-Mission Surface Combatant is a lethal and highly maneuverable surface combatant capable of littoral and open ocean operation. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Crozet, Virginia (17 percent); Iron Mountain, Michigan (15 percent) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (15 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (9 percent);…

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Vigor Wins USS Sampson Refit Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $42.2 million dollar contract to Vigor for repairs and changes to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson. Work on the USS Sampson will be done in Seattle and Everett and may include blasting, painting and surface preparation, as well as work on the ship’s freeboard, struts, rudders, hull, electric infrastructure and other parts. The $42.2 million dollar award to perform the work is on top of the $35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of…

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Maritime Makeover: Navy-Owned Research Vessel Back at Sea After Refit

It’s an extreme makeover, U.S. Navy-style. The research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson recently completed an 18-month upgrade to extend its working life, improve operating systems, and bolster its research capabilities for the Navy and scientific organizations. The University of Washington has operated and maintained the Navy-owned Thompson since 1991, under a charter lease agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-which manages the ship on behalf of the service. “The refit of the R/V Thompson provides a continued global capability of support to Navy and national oceanographic research objectives,”…

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Two industry leaders join the Vigor team

Vigor is pleased to welcome two well-known names in the maritime industry to its team, Bill Blount and Richard McCreary. Together they bring more than sixty-five years’ experience to Vigor and impressive track records of achievement. Mr. McCreary has a long and rich history in shipbuilding and ship repair. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, he was Executive VP for VT Halter in Mississippi for five years, CEO of Marinette Marine from 2005 to 2011, and recently finished a six year tour with BAE Systems…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 23, 2018

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $239,691,086 advanced acquisition contract for long-lead materials, parts, and components for 137 low rate initial Production Lot 12 F135 propulsion systems for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. This includes 46 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; 20 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 63 F135-PW-100 and four F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. DoD…

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DSCA Approves 15 Patrol Vessels for Kuwait

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of fast patrol boats for an estimated cost of $100 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Kuwait has requested to purchase fifteen (15) fast patrol boats outfitted with thirty-six (36) .50 caliber machine guns (thirty (30) installed, two (2) per boat and six (6) spares). This request also includes support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements February 12, 2018

Raytheon Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $56,042,840 for firm-fixed-price delivery order for the repair of the APG 65/73 radar systems in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $27,460,991 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for this sole-source non-competitive requirement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, with…

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Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)

In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft. The contract represents the largest award in Vigor’s history with a total value of $979,390,000Image of MSV(L) winning design over a ten year period and will provide sustained full time employment for roughly 200 skilled artisans. “This award is the culmination of a five year process of research and development that first began with Kvichak prior to its merger with Vigor,” explains Frank Foti, Vigor CEO. “We are grateful…

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