General Dynamics Land Systems, under their subsidiary General Dynamics Amphibious Systems, Woodbridge, Va., is being awarded a $712,026,417 cost-reimbursable contract for the systems development and demonstration (SDD) (formerly engineering and manufacturing development) phase of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) as part of the SDD phase. The AAAV is the Marine Corps primary means of accomplishing surface power projection and, if necessary, forcible entry against any level of defended coastline. It is a self-deploying, high-water-speed, armored amphibious vehicle capable of seamlessly transporting Marines from ships located beyond the horizon (approximately 25 nautical miles) to inland objectives. AAAV is an armored, fully tracked amphibious combat vehicle that will be operated and maintained by a crew of three Marines and have a troop capacity of 17 Marines including their individual combat equipment. Under this procurement, two different types of vehicles will be developed and demonstrated, the Personnel variant (AAAV(P)) and the Command and Control variant (AAAV(C)). The AAAV is a replacement system for the current AAV7A1 that was fielded in 1972, underwent a major service life extension program and product improvement program from 1983 to 1993 and will be over 30 years old when the AAAV is fielded. Work will be performed in Woodbridge, Va. (57.4%); Freidrichshafen, Germany (5.1%); Indianapolis, Ind. (5.1%); Tallahassee, Fla. (3.1%); Calgary, Canada (2.2%); Tempe, Ariz. (2.0%); Sterling Heights, Mich. (1.9%); Scranton, Pa. (1.9%); Muskegon, Mich. (1.8%); Lima, Ohio (1.7%); Imperial Valley, Calif. (1.5%); Clarkston, Wash. (1.4%); Boulder, Colo. (1.0%); Frederick, Md. (0.7%); Anniston, Ala. (0.5%); Upper Marlboro, Md. (0.5%); Arlington, Va. (0.5%); Lapeer, Mich. (0.5%); Reston, Va. (0.5%); Springfield, Va. (0.5%); East Aurora, N.Y. (0.4%); Ottawa, Canada (0.4%); McKinney, Texas (0.4%); Hebron, Ohio (0.4%); Tucson, Ariz. (0.2%); San Diego, Calif. (0.3%); Acton, Mass. (0.3%); Ottawa, Canada (0.2%); Boca Raton, Fla. (0.2%); Bettendorf, Iowa (0.2%); Chicago, Ill. (0.2%); Israel (0.2%); Wayne, N.J. (0.2%); and all other states (6.4%) and is expected to be completed in September 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-01-C-0001).
Sanders, a Lockheed Martin company, Merrimack, N.H., is being awarded a $9,175,173 modification to contract N66001-98-C-8515. The contract has a cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing structure and involves research and development on unattended ground sensors. The contract will support the real-time pursuit of time-critical mobile targets, combat vehicles and dismounted soldiers and support the characterization of high value man-made structures, surface and underground facilities with miniature, low power, cost effective fields of unattended sensors. Work will be performed in Merrimack, N.H., and is expected to be completed by September 2003. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Litton Guidance & Control Systems Division, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded an $8,702,430 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for development of a Remote Powered All Optical Fixed Distributed System-Commercial. Litton will provide an all-optical hydrophone using optical technology with signal generation and data transmission based on optical technology using fiberoptic sensors, all-optical telemetry and commercial off the shelf (COTS) non-development (NDI) items and modified COTS/NDI to the greatest extent practical to meet system performance requirements. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $14,778,247. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills and Goleta, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through the SPAWAR E-Commerce web site and an Industry Day with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-01-C-2226).
Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, N.H., is being awarded a $7,807,686 firm-fixed, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modification/repair of various night targeting system weapon repairable assemblies/system repairable assemblies in support of AH-1W Marine Corps helicopters. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $44,302,356. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., and is expected to be completed in July 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with two proposals solicited and two offers received. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-01-D-012G).
TRW Inc., Data Technologies Division, Carson, Calif., is being awarded a $5,439,441 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-98-C-2164) to exercise an option for the engineering and manufacturing phase for the continued development of the Joint Service Light Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System (JSLNBCRS). The JSLNBCRS is a mobile point or standoff nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) agent detector designed to provide state-of-the-art, real-time detection and analysis of NBC threat agents. After the exercise of this option, the total cumulative value of this contract is $17,266,200. Work will be performed in Carson, Calif. (60%), and Sierra Vista, Ariz. (40%), and is expected to be completed by January 2004. Contract funds in the amount of $4,453,000 will expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.