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Local Navy Contract Awards


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WASHINGTON (Sept. 21, 2016)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.

Contracts for Sept. 19

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded $166,263,229 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011) to exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance and logistics services in support of approximately 200 T-45 aircraft based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS Pensacola, Florida; and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Services to be provided include sustaining engineering, supply and government property management, and procurement of associated parts and materials required to prepare the aircraft for approximately 320 launchers per day across four sites, which fly an estimated total of 75,000 hours each year. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (48 percent); Meridian, Mississippi (44 percent); Pensacola, Florida (7 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2017. Funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Contracts for Sept. 21

Raytheon Co., Fullerton, California, is being awarded a $254,550,316 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, manufacture, integration, demonstration, and test of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System. This contract will utilize and continue development of eight existing engineering development models (EDMs); and deliver two additional EDMs to support fleet early operational capability requirements for F-35B/C and MQ-25 test and initial operational requirements aboard nuclear aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. In addition, this contract will deliver weapons replaceable assemblies, a technical data package, and provide developmental test and operational test support. Work will be performed in Fullerton, California (71 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (26 percent); Marlborough, Massachusetts (2 percent); and Indianapolis, Indiana (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2022. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,900,000 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 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(5) and Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-0052)

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, East Syracuse, New York, is being awarded a $38,069,123 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, manufacture, integration, demonstration, and test of the AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar system for air traffic control aboard Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. This contract provides for the delivery of three engineering development models. Work will be performed in Gothenburg, Sweden (47.1 percent); East Syracuse, New York (35.6 percent); Exeter, New Hampshire (17.2 percent); and Moorestown, New Jersey (.1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $12,500,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a request for proposals; two offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-5000).

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $23,437,879 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-15-D-0003) to exercise option one for Man Transportable Robotic System MK 1 depot level repair parts, spares, and depot services to include conversions and reconditioning. The work will be performed in Bedford, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by September 2017. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Saab to provide shipboard air traffic radar systems for U.S. Navy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Sept. 21, 2016)—Saab Defense and Security USA has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 Shipboard Air Traffic Radar. The first award for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program includes the initial procurement of three radars over a four-year period.

The radar will be deployed to the US Navy's Aircraft Carrier (CVN) and Amphibious Assault (LH)Class ships, replacing the currently deployed AN/SPN-43C Air Traffic Radar.

The SPN-50 system supports the deployment, sustainment and operation of aviation assets by providing aircraft position, radar signal, and weather data. Air traffic controllers use this data for air traffic control services, such as aircraft sequencing and separation, airspace identification and containment, safety alerts, traffic advisories, and landing guidance.

"The U.S. Navy is increasingly called upon to support missions involving manned and unmanned aviation operations. With the SPN-50, air traffic controllers can support joint coalition forces across the full range of military operations in all weather conditions," says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA.

Saab is a world leader in air traffic management as well as in military radar and sensor technology. The SPN-50 program allows Saab to leverage its knowledge, skills and capabilities from both domains.

"Saab's naval radars are a proven success with the U.S. Navy. Our AN/SPS-77 radar is currently deployed aboard the Navy's Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship and we look forward to a continued partnership with the new SPN-50 program," continues Mr. Smith.

The AN/SPN-50 system acquisition, deployment and sustainment is managed by Naval Air Systems Command's Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office. The office is the Naval Aviation Enterprise's Program Office for all Navy and Marine Corps Air Traffic Management Systems.

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC delivers advanced technology and systems to United States armed forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, the company has business units and local employees in four states. Saab Defense and Security USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group.

Saab Group serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

Source: Saab Defense and Security USA

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