WASHINGTON (Sept. 5, 2008) - The U.S. Department of Defense this week announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded an advance acquisition contract with an estimated value of $78,065,000 for long lead components, parts and materials associated with the lot three low rate initial production of 8 Joint Strike Fighter Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) propulsion systems for the U.S. Navy, 10 Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force, 2 CTOL propulsion systems for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and three STOVL propulsion systems for the United Kingdom Royal Navy. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn.,(70 percent), and Bristol, United Kingdom, (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in Jan. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($37,800,000; 48.4 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($26,900,000; 34.5 percent); the Governments of the Netherlands, ($2,025,000; 2.6 percent); and the United Kingdom, ($11,340,000; 14.5 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0033).
Rockwell Collins Government Systems, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,162,000 firm-fixed-priced order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-08-G-0016) for services in support of the FY 2008 ARC-210 Radio hardware design changes to evolve the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite communication waveform capability in the next generation tactical networking radio, RT-1939(C) radio system. Tasking includes program management, system engineering, hardware development, and data deliverables. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in Aug. 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.