Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp., Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $53,151,809 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Solid State High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) program. The Office of Naval Research funded the Maritime Laser Demonstrator (MLD) which was the first to demonstrate defeat of small boats at sea using a high energy laser. Recent advancements in the power and durability of commercially available solid state laser (SSL) technologies have enabled the Navy to execute a quick-reaction effort and operationally field an SSL weapon. The Navy Laser Weapon System (LaWS) AN/SEQ-3(XN-1) was installed on USS Ponce in the summer of 2014. After a series of test and certification steps, LaWS is now the first-ever fully approved laser weapon system deployed by any U.S. military service. The Office of Naval Research seeks to continue the advancement of SSL weapon system designs, architectures, and component technologies. The government believes that improvements in lethality may be achieved through maturation and optimization of a variety of system characteristics, including laser power, beam quality, beam director architecture, and other physical and optical aspects of the laser, beam director, and system design. Leveraging our experience and internal investments, the Northrop Grumman team is ready to fully support the three phases of the LWSD program. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $91,057,597. Work will be performed in Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed Oct. 21, 2016. If options are exercised, work will continue through July 7, 2018. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $36,465,449 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $21,465,449 will expire at the end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under the Office of Naval Research broad agency announcement 15-0005 entitled “Solid State, High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Design, Development and Demonstration for Surface Navy, USN.” Six proposals were received in response to this solicitation. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-16-C-1009).
Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC, Morgan City, Louisiana, is being awarded a $10,976,701 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00024-15-G-4209 for one year of services to operate and upgrade the Iraqi navy ship repair facility. This effort encompasses one year of labor and the associated travel, basic life support services, and force protection services to operate and support the facility. Work will be performed at Umm Qasr Naval Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed October 2016. Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $10,976,701 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
Baldi Bros. Inc., Beaumont, California, is being awarded $7,057,741 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-14-D-0064) for demolition of Applied Instruction Building Bunker 99 at Naval Base Coronado. The work to be performed provides for demolishing the World War II era bunker, site earthwork, including grading, excavation, and temporary erosion sediment control of the surrounding areas to make way for future planned construction to support the Naval Special Warfare Command. Work will be performed in Imperial Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by April 2017. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,057,741 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $38,155,365 modification (P00114) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0075 for MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems performance-based logistics support for the Block 1 program of record and Special Operations aviation regiments. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 23, 2016. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $38,155,365 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems Division, Largo, Florida, has been awarded a $22,907,353 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity production contract for the ARC 234 crypto-modernized baseband input/output (BBIO) module. Contractor will provide crypto-modernized, National Security Agency Type 1-certified, cryptographic radios that will replace the legacy ARC-234 device, focused on embedded-crypto, form and fit replacements for the BBIO module. Work will be performed at Largo, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 21, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $5,076,355 are being obligated at the time of award for the first delivery order. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-16-D-0026).
Pelatron Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a $20,224,932 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for control and reporting center operation modules and associated support. Contractor will produce and deliver up to 16 operation module modifications to include initial spares and provide interim contractor support. Work will be performed at multiple locations to include Honolulu, Hawaii; Clearfield, Utah; and Hanahan, South Carolina, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 22, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with five offers received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $20,224,932 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-16-C-0007).
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $13,080,225 modification (P00653) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2897 for F-22 air vehicle sustainment. Contractor will provide depot touch labor services. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $7,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
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Phoenix Air Group Inc., Cartersville, Georgia, is being awarded a $10,426,500 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract with economic-price-adjustment for dedicated fixed wing services in Stuttgart Army Airfield, Germany. This contract provides for services necessary to provide air charter service for Headquarters U.S. Africa Command passengers. Work will be performed at Stuttgart Army Airfield to various points throughout Africa and Europe, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2016, with four one-year option periods. The performance period is from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,426,500 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. The contracting activity is the U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois (HTC711-16-D-R001).