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No: 566-96
October 02, 1996



Today the Air Force is modifying a $6,121,250 face value increase to a cost plus award fee contract with TRW, Incorporated, Redondo Beach, California. The contract provides for equitable adjustment for the Space and Missile Tracking System program. The work will be performed at TRW, Redondo Beach, California (37%), Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, California (37%) and other locations. Contract funds expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, California, is the contracting activity (F04701-92/C-0062, P00067).



Contract N00039-96-C-0038 is a joint venture contract and should have read:

GEC-Marconi Systems, Wayne, New Jersey and Rockwell International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have formed a joint venture which was awarded a $3,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for qualification and test articles of the Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems (MIDS) Fighter Data Link (FDL) terminals. The MIDS FDL terminals will provide a secure jam resistant, digital data link systems for the United States Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft. The procurement includes terminal qualification testing, and options for pilot and rate production, warranties, and contractor logistics support. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the value of the contract by approximately $122,000,000. Work will be performed in Wayne, New Jersey (50%), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50%), and is expected to be completed by January 1998. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by a request for proposals on the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Bulletin Board and two offers were received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00039-96-C-0038).

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