WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. - Sperry Marine, Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded a $5,628,913 firm-fixed-price contract for fabrication and delivery of nine Navigation Data Distribution Systems (NAVDDS), four installation and check out (INCO) spare kits, and 10 hours of engineering, technical and logistics support. This contract is being funded by the government of Taiwan, (100 precent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Taiwanese government requested a replacement for their WRN-7 Global Positioning System and legacy navigation distribution system that supports the WSN-5 mechanical gyrocompass with a standard WSN-7B ring laser gyrocompass on board four Taiwanese Navy DDG-1801 Keelung Class Ships. The NAVDDS is one element within an integrated upgrade to the Taiwan DDG-1801 class combat systems and are specifically replacing the current obsolete navigation and associated distribution systems on those ships. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Va., (95 percent), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division is the contracting activity (N00178-09-C-1003).
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $98,727,678 ceiling-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the procurement of Expeditionary Litening Pods (LPODs), upgrades to existing pods, and integration of LPODs into AV-8B Harriers (domestic and allied), F/A-18 Hornets (domestic and FMS), EA-6B Prowlers, C-130 Hercules, and Air Force platforms, including related parts and services. In addition, this contract provides for associated engineering and technical support and technical data. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed in June 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $16,107,955 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-09-D-0025).