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No: 579-01
November 13, 2001

NAVY

General Electric Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $411,000,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-96-C-0176) for the Phase IIIb pre-system development and demonstration for the F136 propulsion system for the Joint Strike Fighter Air System Program. Work will be performed in Evendale, Ohio (60%); Indianapolis, Ind. (13%); and the United Kingdom (27%), and is expected to be completed in April 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Corp., Integrated System Sector, Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $30,012,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0019-00-C-0242) to develop 10 wing center sections in support of the EA-6B aircraft. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (83%), and St. Augustine, Fla. (17%), and is expected to be completed in February 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded an $86,972,677 (not-to-exceed) firm-fixed-price contract to provide for the upgrade of four existing TPS-43F Taiwan Air Force radar systems to the TPS-75V model. This contract will also include provisions for radar systems logistical support items and services, including communication equipment, spare parts, test equipment, technical manuals, training and warranty. At this time, $43,486,338 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete November 2004. Solicitation began October 2001; negotiations were complete November 2001. This effort supports foreign military sales to Taiwan. The Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (F42600-02-C-0001).

Raytheon Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kan., is being awarded a $14,735,925 firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract modification to provide for ground base training system contractor logistics support and sustaining engineering for fiscal year 2002. At this time, $12,612,144 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete September 2002. Flight Safety Services Corp. will perform this effort in Englewood, Colo. (85%), and other locations. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-94-C-0006, P00214).

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $5,861,500 firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide for contract change proposal providing early delivery of software development capability. At this time, the total amount of funds has been obligated. This work will be complete December 2005. This effort supports foreign military sales to Israel. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-01-C-2048, P00017).

ARMY

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, is being awarded a $21,301,074 delivery order amount as part of firm-fixed-price contract DAAE07-98-D-T041 for 75,721 tracks for the M1 vehicle. Work will be performed in St. Marys, Ohio, and completion is expected by Sept. 30, 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on April 23, 1998. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

National Forge Co.*, Irvine, Pa., is being awarded an $8,404,691 firm-fixed-price contract for 1,099 BLU-109 empty cases, 279 MHU-212/E pallets and 271 CNU-417/E containers/pallets. Work will be performed in Irvine, Pa., and completion is expected on Jan. 7, 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There was an announcement on the World Wide Web on Aug. 1, 2001 (restricted to the United States and Canada), and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAA09-01-C-0049).

Longbow Limited Liability Co., Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $3,349,485 as part of a not-to-exceed $6,700,000 firm-fixed-price letter contract for retrofit of the Longbow Hellfire Modular Missile with modified rocket motors. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and completion is expected by March 31, 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 25, 2001. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (DAAH01-02-C-0011).

CORRECTION

The contract for Northrop Grumman announced on Nov. 9, 2001, should have read:

Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Sensors & Systems Sector, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded $20,825,996 as part of a firm-fixed-price contract with an estimated cumulative total of $68,409,697 if all options are exercised. The contractor will provide 11 AN/TPQ-36(V)8 radar set kits and associated spares in the base year. There are three options for a total of 28 additional kits and associated spares. Fielding and engineering support will be obtained on a time and material basis. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and completion is expected by Jan. 31, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 26, 2001. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (DAAB07-02-C-H302).

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