Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $9,712,000 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-97-C-2202 for research, development, test and evaluation of new technologies potentially applicable to the LPD 17 class ship. This modification will cover the exploration of various emerging innovative production processes, shipboard automation techniques, and system design concepts with emphasis on reducing maintenance, manning, and radar cross section and improving structural design concepts, electronics integration and habitability. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (38%), San Diego, Calif. (32%), and New Orleans, La. (30%), and is expected to be completed in July 1999. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $7,889,000 firm-fixed-priced-requirements-type-contract to provide for repair of the Dual Mode Transmitter applicable to the AN/APG-68 fire control radar on the F-16 aircraft. There were six firms solicited and two proposals received. Expected contract completion date will be 30 days after receipt of reparable end items or funded delivery order, whichever is later. Solicitation issue date was June 4, 1998. Negotiation completion date was July 14, 1998. Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (F42620-98-D-0094).