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Local Navy Contract Awards


WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2008) - The U.S. Department of Defense this week 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.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $23,548,411 time and material delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0008) for additional engineering and technical support for management of the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft software after completion of the V-22 Engineering and Manufacturing, Development Phase. Efforts will support configuration changes to the software for V-22 aircraft for flight controls, flight test planning and coordination of changed flight control configurations, upgrade planning of flight controls, including performance of qualification testing and integration testing on software products. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., (90 percent) and Ft. Worth, Texas (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Feb. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $698,068 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Burlington, Vt., is being awarded a $7,846,362 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-05-C-0110) to exercise an option for the procurement of 27 M61A2 20 mm Automatic Gatling Gun Systems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Burlington, Vt., and work 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 Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $13,171,418 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0008) to provide FY 2008 technical support for Lot 8 production AIM-9X Tactical Missiles for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($8,672,933; 66 percent) and the U.S. Air Force ($4,498,485; 34 percent). Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., (90 percent), Eglin Air Force Base, Eglin, Fla., (5 percent); and the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Nov. 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $11,028,637 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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