WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2008) - The U.S. Department of Defense today announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $19,893,884 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-06-G-0001) for two non-recurring engineering (NRE) efforts associated with the manufacture of a minimum of 40 build new AH-1Z aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. The first portion of the NRE effort includes tool design and loft for producing the tool-proof cabin and other tool-proof parts, and initiates manufacturing engineering and production planning. The second NRE effort will be issued to integrate and qualify the T700-401C engine for use in the build new AH-1Z aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in Nov. 2009. 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.
Smiths Aerospace Mechanical Systems Santa Ana, Inc., Santa Ana, Calif., is being awarded a $13,616,078 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-00-C-0433) for the procurement of 210 each 480-gallon external fuel tanks for F/A-18E/F aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Santa Ana, Calif., and is expected to be completed in Dec. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($7,780,616; 57 percent) and the government of Australia ($5,835,462; 43 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.