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Local Navy Contract Awards

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WASHINGTON (March 24, 2016)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded $13,381,495 to exercise a cost-plus-incentive-fee option to a previously awarded contract (N00178-15-C-2016) to continue to provide design agent and technical engineering services in support of the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex Systems (GEDMS) program. GEDMS is a shipboard network used for DDG 51 class destroyers. The GEDMS network transfers inputs and/or outputs for the machinery control systems, damage control system, steering control system, AEGIS combat system, navigation displays, and interior communications alarms and indicators. It was designed to replace the mile of point-to-point cabling, signal converters, junction boxes, and switchboards associated with conventional ship's cabling. GEDMS is being forward-fitted on DDG 51 new construction, back-fitted to Flight I/II DDG 51-78 and Flight IIA DDGs 79-107, LHD Capstone ships and AEGIS Ashore installations. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (91 percent); and the governments of Australia (3 percent); Korea (3 percent); and Japan (3 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California (72 percent); Arlington, Virginia (11 percent); Bath, Maine (9 percent); Pascagoula, Mississippi (3 percent); Georgetown, District of Columbia (3 percent); Richardson, Texas (1 percent); and Fairfax, Virginia (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2010 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); and foreign military sales funding in the amount of $840,589 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $21,713,648 modification (P00003) against a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-15-C-0020) for program management services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator Program Office. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (68 percent); and Germantown, Maryland (32 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2018. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,000,000 are being obligated on this award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $10,056,486 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for interim contractor services in support of the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system program. Services include logistics, training, data reporting and field service representative support. Work will be performed in Cherry Point, North Carolina (35 percent); Yuma, Arizona (35 percent); Bingen, Washington (20 percent); and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2018. Fiscal 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $10,056,486 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-0031).


AAR Wins $105 Million Award from U.S. Navy for Contract Logistics Support of C-40A Clipper Aircraft

Company will leverage its broad range of services & facilities across the U.S.

WOOD DALE, Ill. (March 24, 2016)—AAR (NYSE: AIR) was awarded a $104,970,967 five-year, fixed-price contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for fleet logistics support, including commercial depot support and site support, for the C-40A Clipper aircraft, a derivative of the Boeing 737-700 commercial airliner.

"We are honored by this selection and look forward to providing top-notch service to our U.S. Navy customer," said John Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Aviation Services. "This award further cements AAR's position as a prime logistics sustainment provider in the government and defense marketplace."

"AAR is a strong fit for this contract because we can utilize our broad range of services and facilities across the country to maintain the airframes from tip to tail," said Don Wetekam, Senior Vice President, Government & Defense Programs. "And we will be partnering with United Airlines under their Part 121 certificate for technical parts and quality oversight."

Heavy maintenance work on the C-40A aircraft, the newest commercial derivative medium lift aircraft used for Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift missions, will be performed at AAR's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Oklahoma City airport, with logistics being supported at five Naval Air Stations. AAR will also use its landing gear repair facility in Miami and component repair shop in New York to support the Navy fleet. AAR has contracted with Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions to provide engine repair work.

"This contract is a great example of how AAR can apply commercial aviation supply chain best practices to help the government increase efficiencies and decrease costs," said David P. Storch, Chairman, President & CEO. "In this time of reduced budgets, government can rely on a trusted partner like AAR that has been providing aviation aftermarket services for more than 60 years."

Source: AAR

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