The MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter will be receiving new minehunting sensors. (U.S. Navy, by Travis M. Burns)
General Electric received a $437 million modification to a contract for designing, fabricating, integrating, and testing complete, flight-weight adaptive engines. The contract modification is for the execution of next-generation adaptive-propulsion risk reduction for air superiority applications. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by March 30, 2022. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $25,566,999 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,449,920,786.
Northrop Grumman Systems received a $24 million contract for research and development of the precise reference sensing for collaborative electronic warfare program. The purpose of the will be to perform on-site positioning, navigation and timing technology development; prototyping; integration; and modeling, simulation, wargaming and analysis. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 29, 2023.
Lockheed Martin received a $20 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 10 non-annualized sustainment contract Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) 3.0 rollout. This modification provides for the ALIS 3.0 software fleet release and installation into operational and production ALIS assets as well as required training to U.S. Government and international partner personnel in support of the F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (98 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018.
Northrop Grumman Systems received a $14 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for the fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C minehunting sonar systems. The AN/AQS-24C system provides high-speed capability to detect and classify volume (moored) mines while simultaneously hunting bottom mines. The 24C system modification integrates ahead-looking topographic large area survey (ATLAS) volume search sonar capability and associated mine-hunting software into the AN/AQS-24B configuration. The system is deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Maryland (83 percent); and Panama City, Florida (17 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2021
Performance Aircraft Services received a $57 million contract for the removal and replacement of sealant on fuel cells and aircraft surfaces, as well as on the internal surface of wing fuel tanks for up to 16 E-6B aircraft. In addition, this contract provides for the application of upgraded fuel cell sealant to achieve weight savings. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas (75 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2023. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued.
Lockheed Martin received a $288 million modification to domestic and foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract for modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor systems, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2021
AeroVironment received a $12 million modification to a contract for hardware in support of switchblade UAS production. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2020.