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Local Navy Contract Awards


WASHINGTON (March 12, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Defense this week announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.

National Technical Systems, East Camden, Ark., is being awarded a $9,582,463 firm-fixed-price-service, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the engineering services and rapid response testing support for a variety of programs that protect and support the warfighter. The testing support will require specialized test facilities with the capability to handle live ordnance and fixturing to accommodate extreme size and weights. This support will include, but not be limited to, engineering services and infrastructure for characterizing, testing, and documenting the performance of weapons, ammunition, munitions, and energetic systems, components and related systems. Work will be performed in East Camden, Ark., and is expected to be completed by Mar. 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $157,985 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-09-D-0007).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an advance acquisition contract with an estimated value of $265,000,000 for long lead materials and effort associated with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Air System Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot IV procurement of 12 Air Force Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) air systems, 14 Marine Corps Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) air systems, one Navy Carrier Variant air system, and one Netherlands CTOL air system. In addition, this contract provides for associated ancillary mission equipment, sustainment support, special tooling/special test equipment and technical/financial data. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif., (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom, (20 percent); Orlando, Fla., (10 percent); Nashua, N.H., (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Jan. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-09-C-0010).

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $11,066,515 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0025) for Increment II of the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 upgrade program. Efforts to be provided include concept definition, non-recurring engineering, drawings, non-recurring prototype manufacturing, installation, and associated logistic support to integrate and test the V-22 Multi-Mission Advanced Tactical Terminal Replacement Receiver, and improved crew interface of broadcast data. Additionally, this procurement provides for the non-recurring logistical support to augment the contractor engineering technical support team. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., (81 percent); Fort Worth, Texas, (10 percent); and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., (9 percent), and is expected to be completed in Sept. 2012. 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.

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