Gulf Coast aerospace
DECEMBER 2019

Contract: Lockheed, $1.9B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a
$1,926,811,724 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost
reimbursable contract. This contract procures recurring logistics services for delivered F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Air Systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy,
non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.
Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution,
depot activation activities, automatic logistics information system operations and
maintenance, reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support,
supply chain management and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial
training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (61%); Orlando, Fla. (25%); Greenville,
S.C. (5%); Warton, United Kingdom (6%) and Redondo Beach, Calif. (3%); and is expected to
be completed in December 2020. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance (Air Force, Marine
Corps and Navy), non-DOD participant and FMS funds in the amount of $1,014,338,012 will
be obligated at time of award, $671,022,784 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This contract combines purchase for the Air Force ($392,321,076; 38%), Marine Corps
($191,048,520; 19%), Navy ($87,653,188; 9%), non-DoD participants ($231,962,860; 23%)
and FMS customers ($111,352,368; 11%). 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 (N00019-20-C-0006). Awarded Dec. 30,
2019. (Source: DoD, 12/31/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-
35 training center and F-35 reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $172.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a
not-to-exceed $172,210,000 fixed-price-incentive-firm target, advance acquisition contract.
This contract procures long lead materials, parts components and effort for the production of
28 lot 15 F-35 aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed at Fort Worth,
Texas (35%), El Segundo, Calif. (25%), Warton, United Kingdom (20%), Orlando, Fla. (10%),
Nashua, N.H. (5%), and Baltimore, Md. (5%), and is expected to be completed in November
2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $172,210,000 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)(1). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0009).
Awarded Dec. 27, 2019. (Source: DoD, 12/31/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
is home of an F-35 training center and F-35 reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $98.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a
$98,948,397 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0377) against a previously issued basic
ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0008). This order provides for the integration of the Next
Generation Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System into all variants of the F-35 aircraft in
support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and non-Department of Defense (DOD)
participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in
July 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy), fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air
Force) and non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $98,948,397 will be obligated at time
of award, $40,665,812 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order
combines purchases for the Navy ($40,665,812; 41%), Air Force ($40,665,812; 41%) and
non-DOD participants ($17,616,773; 18%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. Awarded Dec. 30, 2019. (Source: DoD, 12/31/19) Gulf Coast
note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and F-35 reprogramming
labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $82M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded
an $81,968,583 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-
fee contract (N00019-19-C-0010). This modification procures hardware and software
development of select block 4 capabilities through developmental flight test for the F-35
Lightning II in support of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense
(DOD) participants. Additionally, this modification provides requirements decomposition of
advanced block 4 capabilities in support of the system functional review. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation (Navy; $2,096,577) and non-DOD participant funds
($77,775,605) for $79,872,182 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is
the contracting activity. Awarded Dec. 30, 2019. (Source: DoD, 12/31/19) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and F-35 reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $68M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $68,000,000
modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0033). This
modification provides product process verification on F-35 production operation cards to
identify and correct potential process issues and implement and validate corrective actions in
support of the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is
expected to be completed in June 2024. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy;
$34,000,000) and fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force; $34,000,000) funds in the
amount of $68,000,000 will be obligated at time of award, $34,000,000 of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is
the contracting activity. Awarded Dec. 27, 2019. (Source: DoD, 12/31/19) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and F-35 reprogramming labs.

Duke gets MH-139A, new unit
DUKE FIELD, Fla. - Duke Field at Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida took delivery Dec.
19 of a new MH-139A helicopter in front of hundreds of military personnel and contractor
representatives. Nicknamed the "Grey Wolf," the MH-139A is the Air Force’s first service-
specific helicopter, and the first helicopter acquisition by the Air Force’s Global Strike
Command. The MH-139A is a military version of Leonardo’s AW-139 commercial helicopter
outfitted for military use by Boeing. The Air Force is paying $2.38 billion for up to 84
helicopters. The Global Strike Command will use the MH-139A for security and support for U.
S. missile installations across North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Nebraska. The
helicopter is replacing the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The Grey Wolf will bring
improvements in speed, range, endurance and payload over the Huey, according to the Air
Force. In addition to providing security for nuclear missiles, the Grey Wolf also will have a role
in providing security in the nation’s capital. Additionally, it is slated to be used in civil search
and rescue, survival school and test support. A new unit, Detachment 7, has been
established to evaluate and test the helicopter. The new detachment will work with Air Force
Materiel Command’s Duke Field-based 413th Flight Test Squadron, the Air Force’s only
dedicated helicopter test unit. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, 12/19/19, Crestview
Bulletin, 12/15/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $768.3M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $768,283,907 non-
competitive fixed-price incentive (firm) contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
(AMRAAM) Production Lot 33. This contract provides for the production of the AMRAAM
missiles, captive air training missiles, guidance sections, AMRAAM telemetry system, spares
and other production engineering support hardware. Work will be performed in Tucson with
an expected completion date of Feb. 28, 2023. This contract involves unclassified foreign
military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco,
Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia,
South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom, which accounts for 47% of the
contract value. Fiscal 2018 Air Force and Navy procurement funds in the amount of
$21,606,031; fiscal 2019 Air Force and Navy procurement funds in the amount of
$356,753,259; fiscal 2020 Navy procurement funds in the amount of $4,212,839; fiscal 2019
Air Force research and development funds in the amount of $7,343,150; fiscal 2020 Air Force
and Navy research and development funds in the amount of $10,295,601; fiscal 2020 Air
Force operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,404,956; and foreign military
sales funds in the amount of $366,668,071 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance Division Contracting Office, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-20-C-0033). (Source: DoD, 12/27/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $7B
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $7,000,000,000
modification (P00009) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
FA8205-18-D-0001 for F-22 air vehicle sustainment. This modification provides for the
exercise of an option for additional five year ordering period for comprehensive F-22 air
vehicle sustainment. Work will be performed at five operational bases: Joint Base Elmendorf-
Richardson, Alaska; Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Joint Base Langley-Eustis,
Va.; and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and at six support locations: Edwards AFB,
Calif.; Palmdale, Calif.; Hill AFB, Utah; Tinker AFB, Okla.; Sheppard AFB, Texas; and Warner
Robins AFB, Ga.; as well as at other potential stateside and overseas locations, combat
deployment and en-route support bases, potential locations through depot partnering
agreements and system program office locations and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31,
2032.  This contract action is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being
obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill AFB, Utah,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/20/19)

Contract: UTC, $455.5M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded
a $455,524,124 modification (P00016) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-
plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides for non-recurring
engineering and tooling in support of the lot 14 production and delivery of 32 F135-PW-100
propulsion systems and one F135-PW-600 propulsion system for F-35 Joint Program Office
non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in East Hartford
(97%); Indianapolis, Ind. (2%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to be
completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, and Navy); fiscal
2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force); and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of
$413,030,550 are being obligated at time of award, $13,932,222 of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for non-DoD participants
($385,166,106; 93%); Air Force ($13,932,222; 3%); Navy ($6,966,111; 2%); and the Marine
Corps ($6,966,111; 2%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/21/19)

Contract: Northrop, $22.5M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $22,471,211 cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, cyber security, system software, logistics and
training services in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout Unmanned Air Systems. Work will be
performed at San Diego and is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement; and operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of
$13,778,236 will be obligated at time of award, $7,999,858 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, Md., is the
contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0025). (Source: DoD, 12/20/19) Gulf Coast note: Moss
Point, Miss., does final assembly Work on the MQ-8 Fire Scout.

Contract: Georgia Tech, $85M
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded an $85,000,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Golden Horde Science and Technology
demonstration effort. The first task order will be awarded as an undefinitized contract action,
with a not-to-exceed of $46,000,000 under task order FA8651-20-F-1070. The five year
contract provides support for research and development of emerging munition technologies,
as well as integrated weapon demonstrations. The effort is conceptualized as a fast-paced Air
Force Research Laboratory-led demonstration project executed under the auspices of the
Team Eglin Weapon Consortium. Work will be performed at Atlanta, Ga., and is expected to
be completed by December 2021 for task order 0001. This award is the result of a non-
competitive acquisition under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  Only
one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency needs. Fiscal
2019 and 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $17,290,000 are being
obligated on the first task order at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory,
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-20-D-0070). (Source: DoD,
12/19/19)

Contract: UTC, $58.4M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engine, East Hartford, Connecticut, is
awarded a $58,382,282 fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order (N00019-20-
F-0001) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0005). This
order provides non-recurring engineering for early identification, development and
qualification of corrections to potential and actual operational issues, including safety,
reliability and maintainability problems identified through fleet usage, accelerated mission
testing, continues engine maturation and evaluates component life limits based on
operational experience in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Aircraft for the Navy, Air
Force; non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers.  Work will be performed in East Hartford (87%) and Indianapolis, Ind. (13%), and
is expected to be completed in December 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Navy and Air Force), non-DoD participant and FMS funds in the amount of
$19,422,149 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Navy ($20,908,426; 36%); Air
Force ($19,887,707; 34%); non-DoD participants ($9,471,149; 16%) and FMS customers
($8,115,000; 14%).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 12/19/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-
35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an
$8,993,361 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This contract provides support to
establish the common reprogramming tool development network and selection of a service-
oriented architecture needed to commence development of enhanced reprogramming tools,
which is essential for all standing labs in support of the F-35 aircraft for the Navy and the
government of Australia. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas (97%) and Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla. (3%), and is expected to be completed in December 2020.  Fiscal 2020
research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) and non-Department of Defense
participant funds in the amount of $6,995,574 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)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0026). (Source: DoD, 12/19/19)

Contract: Boeing, $92.3M
Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a not-to-exceed value of
$92,280,378 undefinitized contract action. This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-quantity contract
provides engineering technical services in support of Naval Aviation weapon systems and all
associated systems and equipment throughout their sustainment life-cycle, to include
contractor field services in support of the AV-8B, EA-18G, F/A-18, C-40, and P-8A aircraft for
the Navy and the government of Kuwait. Work will be performed in Iwakuni, Japan (17.88%);
Oceana, Va. (8.48%); Whidbey Island, Wash. (8.25%); New Orleans, La. (7.26%); Miramar,
Calif. (6.85%); Beaufort, S.C. (5.45%); Kuwait (5.36%); Fort Worth, Texas (5.06%); North
Island, Calif. (5.06%); Jacksonville, Fla.(4.61%); Pensacola, Fla. (3.63%); Kaneohe Bay,
Hawaii (3.63%); Patuxent River, Md. (3.63%); China Lake, Calif. (3.63%); Cherry Point, N.C.
(3.63%); Yuma, Ariz., (3.63%); Fallon, Nev. (1.8%); Lemoore, Calif. (1.8%); various locations
within the continental U.S. (.3%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (.06%),
and is expected to be completed in December 2024. Funds will be obligated on individual
orders as they are issued; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds (Navy) in the
amount of $791,695 will be obligated for the first task order, all of which will expire at the end
of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the 10 U.S. Code
2304(c)(1).  The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the
contracting activity (N68936-20-D-0007). (Source: DoD, 12/18/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $50.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $50,161,071 modification (P00026)
to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1048). This
modification exercises an option to procure unique F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information
System hardware and support equipment for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in El
Segundo, Calif. (25%); Orlando, Fla. (20%); Windsor, Conn. (16%); Rome, Italy (12%); Fort
Worth, Texas (11%); Bend, Or. (6%); Long Island, N.Y. (4%); Pharr, Texas (2%); Riverside,
Calif. (2%); and Farnborough, United Kingdom (2%), and is expected to be completed in
September 2024. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$50,161,071 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/18/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of an F-35 traing center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $8.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $8,890,964 modification (P00019)
to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-18-F-2476) previously placed against basic
ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification is for the procurement of
modification kits required for modification and retrofit activities in support of the F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2024. Fiscal 2018
aircraft procurement (Marine Corps and Navy); fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force,
Marine Corps and Navy); and fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps and Navy) funds
in the amount of $8,890,964 will be obligated at time of award, $1,021,042 of which will expire
at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force
($3,857,905; 43%); Marine Corps ($3,789,990; 43%); and Navy ($1,243,068; 14%). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
12/18/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 traing center and
reprogramming labs.

December newsletter published
The December issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor newsletter is now available. It
takes a look at the key aviation-related stories in the Gulf Coast region during 2019, and also
looks forward to what might happen in 2020. (Source: GCAC, 12/17/19)

Contract: Primus, $8.8M
Primus, Beltsville, Md., was awarded an $8,782,763 firm-fixed-price contract for cold and hot
aviation refuel and defuel services, personnel, management, parts, supplies, transportation
and vehicles/trucks. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be
performed in Daleville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of June 16, 2020. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $5,000,000 were obligated at the
time of the award. U.S. Army Mission Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is
the contracting activity (W9124G-20-C-0004). (Source: DoD, 12/13/19)

Contract: Arete Assoc., $17.6M
Arete Associates Inc., Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $17,561,860 firm-fixed-price
modification to a previously-awarded contract (N61331-18-D-0012) to exercise Option 2, to
provide Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I systems. Work will
be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (35%); Destin, Fla. (35%); and Santa Rosa, Calif. (30%), and is
expected to be completed by July 2022. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD,  12/13/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $18M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an
$18,055,674 modification (P00055) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract
(N00019-16-C-0004). This modification provides for the maintenance and operation of the
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL). This effort includes
sustainment support for all ACURL systems to include consumables for the F-35 aircraft in
support of the governments of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Work will be
performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed in February 2021.
Non-U.S. Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $18,055,674 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
12/12/19)

Contract: DMR, $9M
DMR Consulting Inc., Panama City Beach, Fla., is awarded an $8,991,202 firm-fixed-price
modification to previously awarded contract N61331-19-D-0002 to exercise the option for the
depot level repair, overhaul and modification for the MK-105 Magnetic Minesweeping Gear.
This option exercise is for depot level repair and maintenance of the MK105 Magnetic
Minesweeping Gear. The MK105 Magnetic Influence Minesweeping System, better known as
the "sled," is a high-speed catamaran hydrofoil platform, which is towed behind the MH-53E
helicopter and is used to sweep magnetic influence mines. Work will be performed in Panama
City, Fla., and is expected to be completed by December 2020. The Naval Surface Warfare
Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
12/12/19)

Saudi aviator students grounded
The Navy has grounded Saudi military trainees at three bases in Florida in the wake of a
shooting Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., by a member of the Saudi Royal Air
Force. The indefinate suspension of flight training will affect about 300 Saudi students at NAS
Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field near Milton and NAS Mayport in Jacksonville. Classroom
teaching will continue, and other international students will resume flight training, the Navy
said. The safety stand-down was issued pending results of an FBI investigation of the
shooting that left three young sailors dead and eight other people, including two deputies,
wounded. Investigators believe Saudi Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21,
acted alone. He was fatally shot by a deputy sheriff. In addition to the three Florida Navy
bases, an Air Force spokeswoman told Reuters an undisclosed number of additional Saudi
students have also stopped flying at additional U.S. bases. There are 850 Saudi stuents in
the U.S. for military training.(Source: New York Times, Reuters, 12/10/19)

FBI presuming shooting terrorism
The FBI is presuming the fatal shooting Friday of three servicemen at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., was terrorism, but the agency has yet to declare an official motive. In a
Sunday afternoon press conference, Rachel L. Rojas, FBI special agent in charge of the
Jacksonville division, said federal, state, and local authorities are investigating the attack by
Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force. who ws
training as a naval flight officer at NAS Pensacola. He was killed by a sheriff’s deputy.
Authorities are "working with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Rojas said.
The main goal now is to see if Ashamrani acted alone or was part of a network. (Source:
NBCNews, 12/08/19) The handgun used by Alshamrani was a 9mm Glock bought legally in
Florida, according to the FBI. Rojas said during the press conference at Escambia County's
Emergency Operations Center that is was purchase lawfully through a process that was open
to "not just him, but any foreign national." She did not say when or where it was purchased.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has information on regulations
allowing foreign nationals to buy guns on U.S. soil. (Source: Pensacola News Journal,
12/08/19) Previous

Final NAS shooting victim IDd
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Navy officials on Saturday night released the names of all three aviation
students who were shot to death Friday by a gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Two of
them, Joshua Kaleb Watson and Mohammed Sameh Hathaim, earlier were identified by their
families. The third victim was identified by the Navy as Cameron Scott Walters, 21, of
Richmond Hills, Ga. He enlisted Sept. 16 and after basic training reported to Pensacola Nov.
24. All three were stuents at Naval Aviation Schools Command at NAS. (Source: Pensacola
News Journal, 12/07/19)

Second NAS shooting victim IDd
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A 19-year-old who was in Pensacola for flight crew training has been
confirmed by a family member as one of the three people killed by a gunman Friday at Naval
Air Station Pensacola. Mohammed Hathaim, originally from St. Petersburg, Fla., was killed in
the shooting, his grandmother, Doretha Brady, confirmed to the Pensacola News Journal in a
phone interview. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Hathaim joined the Navy after
graduating from high school in 2018, and had just moved to Pensacola for his training at NAS.
He was scheduled to graduate the flight school program on Dec. 19. (Source: Pensacola
News Journal, 12/07/19) Previous

Troubling gunman image emerging
The gunman who killed three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., on Friday before
being killed by deputies hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others
watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. One of the
students who attended aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani's dinner party
videotaped outside the building while the shooting took place, said the official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities. Two other Saudi students
watched from a car, said the official, adding that 10 Saudi students were being held on the
base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for. (Source: AP, 12/07/19) In other
reports, barely two hours before Alshamrani went on a shooting spree, tweets purportedly
written by him criticized the United States for its support of Israel and for stationing troops at
bases in Saudi Arabia. The FBI is working to confirm that tweets came from him. Also,
according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online extremism, in social media posts
Alshamrani appeared to have quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of
the Sept. 11, 2001 attack. (Sources: Reuters, USAToday, 12/07/19)

Family identifies NAS shooting victim
One of the three victims killed by a Saudi gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday has
been identified by his family. Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis this year and arrived in Pensacola two weeks ago for flight training. In
a tribute on Facebook, Adam Watson wrote that his brother saved lives by giving up his own.
Watson was shot multiple times but made his way outside to tell first responders where the
shooter was, according to the Facebook post. "He died a hero and we are beyond proud but
there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.” The assault, which is being investigated
as terror-related, ended when a sheriff's deputy killed the gunman. (Sources: dailymail,
Reuters, 12/07/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $153.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$153,392,916 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00019-19-
C-0074). This modification procures special tooling and special test equipment required to
meet current and future F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production as well as full-rate
production rates. Work will be performed in Rome, Italy (29.9%); Redondo Beach, Calif.
(24.4%); Fort Worth, Texas (21.3%); Clearfield, Utah (10.4%); Marietta, Ga. (6.9%);
Samlesbury, United Kingdom (3.7%); Papendrecht, Netherlands (0.9%); Irvine, Calif. (0.7%);
Williston, Vt. (0.6%); Helena, Mont. (0.5%); Kongsberg, Norway (0.4%); and Amityville, N.Y.
(0.3%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020
aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps); non-U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD) international partners; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of
$153,392,916 will be obligated at time of award, $39,892,893 of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($55,841,076;
36%); Navy ($51,887,772; 34%); Marine Corps ($22,286,205; 15%); non-U.S DoD
international partners ($17,564,488; 11%); and FMS customers ($5,813,375; 4%). The Naval
Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
12/06/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: BAE, $12.6M
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been awarded a
$12,608,102 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification
(P00003) to previously-awarded contract FA8109-18-D-0005 to exercise Option Two. The
contract modification extends the contract term for an additional 12 months in order to
continue providing diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages support for Air
Force and non-Air Force users supporting the Air Force, to proactively reduce mission
capability impacts to improve logistics support and weapon system sustainability. This effort
will help assure all required parts and materials supporting Air Force-managed weapon
systems are available within acceptable production lead times and will reduce the overall cost
of ownership of the weapon systems by facilitating economical diminishing manufacturing
sources and material shortages resolutions costs, reducing the number of reactive solutions,
minimizing any delays in organic depot-level repair, as well as contractor repair and by
improving weapon system availability. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah;
Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and
is expected to be completed by June 20, 2021. The total cumulative face value of the contract
is $37,386,305.  Fiscal 2020 and 2021 consolidated sustainment activity group engineering
funds will be obligated on any individual task orders issued during the option two performance
period. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 12/06/19)

NAS Pensacola shooter IDd
The dead shooter who killed three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday has been
identified by multiple news outlets as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in
the Saudi Air Force. He was shot by an Escambia County deputy. Authorities are trying to
determine if the morning shooting in a large school complex at the base was terrorism-related.
NAS Pensacola is a key training facility for the Navy, and is called the "Cradle of Naval
Aviation." Parts of the base look like a college campus, including Building 633 where the
shootings occurred. The base is where 60,000 members of the Navy, Marines, Air Force and
Coast Guard receive training each year in multiple aviation-related technical fields. Students
at the base include a couple hundred from U.S. partner nations. (Sources for new details: AP
via Miami Herald, NBC News, ABC7 News, WEAR-TV, 12/06/19)

Aviation academy ground broken
WAVELAND, Miss. - Pearl River Community College broke ground Tuesday morning on the
Phil Bryant Aviation and Aerospace Workforce Academy in Hancock County, across from
Stennis International Airport. It received a $2 million grant from the Department of Economic
Development Administration (EDA), matched with more than $3.9 million in state and local
investments and is expected to help create 469 jobs, retain 550 jobs, and generate $5 million
in private investments. The academy will be an estimated 25,000 square feet and represents
a new and expanded presence for PRCC in Hancock County on Fred and Al Key Road. It will
consist of eight classrooms, five labs, reception area, faculty and staff offices, and more. The
academy will include a hangar of some 18,000 square feet and will consist of two classrooms
with labs, open hangar area with hands-on lab stations. The facility is expected to be
complete in 2021. Leaders of the community college say this program will help provide more
skilled employees for the workforce which, in turn, will hopefully bring new companies to the
area. Students will be able to study things like welding, precision manufacturing,
instrumentation, industrial electronics, and more. (Source: WLOX, 12/03/19, PRCC, 12/04/19)

Lockheed expanding at SSC
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Lockheed Martin is expanding its operations at NASA's
Stennis Space Center in Hancock County in a $20.9 million investment that will create 30 jobs.
Lockheed Martin's primary activity at SSC is to design and build satellites and spacecraft for
government and commercial customers. For the expansion, Lockheed Martin is centralizing
select thermal production capabilities to its Stennis location and will begin manufacturing
products that are key components of all spacecraft currently manufactured by the company.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building renovations. The
project qualifies for tax abatements under the Hancock County Board of Supervisors’ current
incentives program. (Source: Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, 12/03/19)

NAS Pensacola shooter was Saudi
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. - The shooter who used a handgun to kill three
people at Naval Air Station Pensacola has been identified as a Saudi national. He was one of
the international students in aviation-related training at the Navy base. His name has not
been released, but the FBI is handling the investigation as a possible act of terrorism. NAS
Pensacola has had students from partner nations training at the facility for many years.
Officials did not say how long he had been training. Building 633 where the shooting occurred
is multi-story and houses schools for aviation technical training. (Source: GCAC, 12/06/19)
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4 dead in NAS Pensacola shooting
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. - Four people are dead, including the shooter, at
Naval Air Station Pensacola. Eleven others were injured and sent to Baptist Hospital and
Sacred Heart Hospital. The base is on lockdown. The shooting occurred before 7 a.m. CST at
Building 633. The base has 16,000 military and 7,400 civilians and is a key Navy technical
training base. It's also home of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, Barrancas National
Cemetery, and the National Naval Aviation Museum. (Sources: multiple, including ABC News,
AP via the Ledger, USAToday, 12/06/19) Updated with new information from a news
conference that a fourth person died.

United orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs
United Airlines has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase
out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in
Newark/New York and Washington D.C. United plans to take delivery of the first A321XLR in
2024 and expects to begin international service with the aircraft in 2025. The A321XLR is the
next evolutionary step in the A320neo/A321neo series of aircraft to meet market demand for
an increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft. It will allow service from the U.S.
East Coast to a much larger selection of European destinations. At the end of October 2019,
the A320neo Family had accumulated more than 7,000 firm orders from over 110 customers
worldwide. (Source: Airbus, 12/03/19) Many of these aircraft will likely be built in Mobile, Ala.

Contract: Lockheed, $988.8M
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $988,832,126
definitization modification (PZ0010) to previously-awarded contract FA8681-18-C-0021 for Air-
Launched Rapid Response Weapon critical design review, test and production readiness
support. The contract modification will definitize the contract terms, specifications and price.
Work will be performed at Orlando and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2022. The total
cumulative face value of the contract is $988,832,126. Fiscal 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation funds are being obligated in the amount of $23,000,000 at the time of
award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/02/19)


NOVEMBER 2019

Contract: UTC, $522M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded
a $521,996,409 undefinitized contract modification (P00070) to a previously awarded cost-
plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-
17-C-0010). This modification provides performance based logistics sustainment in support of
the F-35 Lightning II F135 propulsion system for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-
Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work
will be performed in East Hartford (73%); Oklahoma City, Okla. (18%); Camari, Italy (3%);
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (2%); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (1%); Hill Air Force Base, Utah
(1%); Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (1%); and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. (1%), and
is expected to be completed in November 2020. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance (Air
Force) funds for $72,261,440 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force
($179,272,654; 34%); Marine Corps ($134,605,633; 26%); Navy ($29,758,385; 6%); non-
DoD participants ($124,483,008; 24%), and FMS customers ($53,876,729; 10%) under the
FMS Program.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 11/27/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $386M
The Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $386,000,000 contract modification
(P00001) to the previously awarded contract FA8681-18-D-0001 for the total package
approach (TPA) to the Paveway Family of Weapons. The contract action provides a TPA for
Paveway-specific activities including, but not limited to: studies, production, certification,
integration and sustainment. This modification increases the ceiling of the indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the previously awarded amount of $110,000,000 to
$496,000,000.  Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona; and Air Force test ranges. This
modification involves 100% foreign military sales to countries with active cases to acquire
Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons.  
The total cumulative face value of the contract is $496,000,000. Foreign Military Sales funds
are being used and no funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Direct Attack Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 11/20/19)

Contract: L3, $77.2M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$77,247,414 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor operated and maintained base supply of
the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft. Work will be
performed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.;
Columbus AFB, Miss., and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., and is expected to be completed
by Nov. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were
received. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount $15,787,799 are
being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air
Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-18-C-0001). (Source: DoD, 11/20/19)

Contract: Schmidt-Prime, $30M
Schmidt-Prime Group LLC, Pensacola, Fla., is awarded a $30,000,000 maximum amount firm-
fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for
professional architectural and engineering services in the Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFAC) Southeast area of operations (AO). The work to be performed provides
for preparation of professional architectural and engineering services for preparation of
design-bid-build documents and design-build request for proposals for various project types
at Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD activities in the NAVFAC Southeast AO. Initial
task order is being awarded at $441,467 to provide engineering services to update the
installation DD Form 1391 project documentation and prepare the region team final DD Form
1391 for the Advanced Helicopter Training System at Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Milton,
Fla. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by March 2020. All work on this
contract will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in the NAVFAC
Southeast AO including, but not limited to, Florida (20%); Georgia (17%); South Carolina
(15%); Louisiana (10%); Mississippi (10%); Texas (10%); Andros Island, Bahamas (5%);
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (5%); Tennessee (3%); Alabama (1%); Arkansas (1%); Kansas (1%);
Missouri (1%); and Oklahoma (1%), and is expected to be completed by November 2024.
Fiscal 2019 military construction (MILCON, Navy) contract funds in the amount of $441,467
are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future
task orders will be primarily funded by operation and maintenance and MILCON, Navy. This
contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with 26
proposals received. NAVFAC Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-
20-D-0002). (Source: DoD, 11/20/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $831M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an
$831,008,187 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-
price contract (N00019-17-C-0001). This modification provides for the production and
delivery of 15 lot 14 F-35A aircraft and associated red gear in support of the Government of
Australia. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (59%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton,
United Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore,
Md. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2%), and
is expected to be completed in March 2023. Non-U.S. Department of Defense participant
funds in the amount of $831,008,187 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/26/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., has an F-35 training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $328M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$327,950,000 fixed-price-incentive-firm-target advance acquisition contract to procure long
lead material, parts and components in support of the Lot 15 production and delivery of 48 F-
35A Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (35%); El
Segundo, Calif. (25%); Warton, United Kingdom (20%); Orlando, Fla. (10%); Nashua, N.H.
(5%); and Baltimore, Md. (5%), and is expected to be completed in June 2023. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $327,950,000 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)(1). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0009). (Source:
DoD, 11/26/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has an F-35 training center.

VT 86 has command change
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The “Sabrehawks” of Training Squadron (VT) 86 held a change-of-
command ceremony Nov. 14 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, where Cmdr. Eric Reeves
relieved Cmdr. Joshua Fuller as commanding officer. During his tenure, Fuller saw 224 Naval
Flight Officers received their Wings of Gold and together accumulated more than 19,000
hours in the T-45C Goshawk jet trainer. Fuller, a graduate of Samford University in Alabama,
earned his Wings of Gold in December 2001. Reeves is a native of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and a
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate earning his commission through the Navy ROTC
program. He earned his Wings of Gold in 2003 as a naval flight officer. Cmdr. George Zintak,
a native of Chicago, will assume the role of executive officer. VT-86 graduates complete
follow-on training with fleet replacement squadrons to prepare them for future fleet aircraft
including the F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler. (Source: Chief of Naval Air
Training, 11/22/19)

35,000th aviator winged
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 celebrated a
milestone in naval aviation when the 35,000th rotary wing student naval aviator walked across
the stage at Naval Air Station Whiting Field to receive his "Wings of Gold" Nov. 22. Lt. j.g.
Robert Woods, a native of Northlake, Ill., walked off the stage at the Lassen Auditorium as the
Navy’s newest helicopter pilot. He joined 22 other students in achieving the designation.
Woods will go on to fly the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter with the Airwolves of Helicopter
Maritime Strike Squadron Forty in Jacksonville, Fla. TRAWING 5 conducts primary flight
training and advanced rotary training at NAS Whiting Field. The wing flew 129,937 hours in
fiscal year 2019, which accounts for 46 percent of all of Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA)
hours and 15 percent of all United States Navy flight hours. It is responsible for training all
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard helicopter pilots and winged 457 rotary wing aviators in
fiscal year 2019.(Source: Naval Air Station Whiting Field, 11/22/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $72M
Raytheon Missiles Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $72,000,000 cost-plus,
fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract for advanced medium range air to air missile (AMRAAM) technical support. The
contractor will provide technical services and analysis supporting the AMRAAM weapon
system. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025.
This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. No funds are being obligated on the
action at the time of award. Concurrently, the first task order will be awarded with $238,173 in
fiscal 2019 missile procurement funds. The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-20-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 11/22/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $11M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $10,954,391 fixed-price
incentive (firm) modification (P00018) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production program. This modification
provides for acceptance of a voluntary value-engineering change proposal resulting in non-
recurring engineering costs for qualification of a second source for the AMRAAM Integrated
Wing Restraint rocket motor. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
complete by Dec. 15, 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan, South
Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Romania and Morocco. The total
cumulative face value of the contract is $1,252,588,656. Fiscal 2018 missile procurement
funds (Air Force and Navy) in the amount of $7,096,254; and Foreign Military Sales funds in
the amount of $3,858,137 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
11/22/19)

Contract: UTC, $762.5M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a
$762,486,023 modification (P00014) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee
contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification exercises options for the Lot 14 production
and delivery of 48 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force and 10 F135-PW-600
propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in East Hartford (85.3%);
Indianapolis, Ind. (11.8%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (2.9%), and is expected to be
completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funds
in the amount of $762,486,023 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire
at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force
($521,507,748; 68%); and the Marine Corps ($240,978,275; 32%). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/21/19) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Airman's medal upgraded
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a special tactics combat controller assigned as the
720th Special Tactics Group based at Hurlburt Field, Fla., was awarded the nation’s third-
highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy, the Silver Star. He was originally
awarded the Bronze Star in October 2008, but due to a review of awards within the 24th
Special Opertions Wing, he was upgraded to a Silver Star. The action occurred in November
2007 during a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan. Grove was able to call in air strikes
against the Taliban that had taken uphill positions. delivered thousands of pounds of
munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces. Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of
Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the medal during a ceremony, November
15. (Source: 24th Special Opertions Wing, 11/15/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $18.6M
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded an $18,569,662
modification (P00003) exercising the first option year of three options to previously awarded
FA8675-19-C-0004 for fiscal 2020 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Targeting
System (HTS) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services. The contract modification is for
HTS POD CLS depot repairs and sustainment activities. Work will be performed at Tucson
and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The total cumulative face value of the
contract is $37,260,817. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of
$18,569,662 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/14/19)

Four engines mated to SLS core
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- All four RS-25 engines were structurally mated to the core stage for
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Artemis I, the first mission of SLS and NASA's
Orion spacecraft. To complete assembly of the rocket stage, engineers and technicians are
now integrating the propulsion and electrical systems within the structure. The stage, which
includes two huge propellant tanks, provides more than 2 million pounds of thrust to send
Artemis I to the Moon. Engineers and technicians at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New
Orleans attached the fourth RS-25 engine to the rocket stage Nov. 6 just one day after
structurally mating the third engine. The first two RS-25 engines were structurally mated to
the stage in October. After assembly is complete, crews will conduct an integrated functional
test of flight computers, avionics and electrical systems that run throughout the 212-foot-tall
core stage in preparation for its completion later this year.(Sources: Spaceref, 11/11/19,
Scitechdaily, 11/08/19)

Missing airman identified
The Air Force identified the missing airman who fell out of a C-130 over the Gulf of Mexico
during a training exercise as 29-year-old Special Tactics combat controller Staff Sgt. Cole
Condiff. The Dallas native fell about 1,500 feet from the plane Tuesday during a parachute
training exercise. His parachute was deployed and he was seen treading water. Condiff was
with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing. The recovery
operation continues. (Source: multiple, including ABC News, 11/10/19)

Contract: UTS Systems, $200M
UTS Systems LLC, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $200,000,000
firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial shelters. This is
a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is
Florida, with a Nov. 7, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army,
Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 through 2021
defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop
Support, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPE1C1-20-D-1210). (Source: DoD, 11/08/19)

Airman still missing
An Air Force airman who fell out of the C-130 he was flying in over the Gulf of Mexico remains
missing. Rescue crews were searching for the man in a 7,000-square-mile area south of the
Florida Panhandle, about two nautical miles offshore between Destin and Pensacola, Fla. The
plane was based at Hurlburt Field, Fla., near Mary Esther. Officials received the report that
the airman fell into the water on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. The staff sergeant was in
training at the time and fell from the aircraft at about 1,500 feet, Pensacola station WEAR
reported. Others in the plane saw the airman's parachute deploy and that he was treading
water once he landed. (Source: multiple, including ABCNews, NBCNews, 11/06/19)

Blue Angels homecoming
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Blue Angels cap another season of nationwide
air show performances with a Homecoming Air Show Friday and Saturday at Naval Air Station
Pensacola. There will be three shows over the two days. Gates open at 8 a.m. both Friday
and Saturday for the day shows, which begin at about 9:30 a.m. The Blue Angels fly at about
2 p.m. both days. The Friday night show is from 4 until 6:30 p.m., a show that does not
include the Blue Angels. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 11/05/19)


OCTOBER 2019

Contract: General Dynamics, $46.1M
General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Va., is awarded a $46,103,818
modification (P00024) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
(W15QKN-15-D-0001) to execute Award Term 4 for integrated logistics support for multiple
Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Md. (52%);
Mechanicsburg, Pa. (5.5%); Philadelphia, Pa. (5.5%); Jacksonville, Fla. (2.5%); Pensacola,
Fla. (2.5%); various other locations within the continental U.S. (4%); Kuwait City, Kuwait
(24%); Atsugi, Japan (1%) Iwakuni, Japan (1%); Koahsiung, Taiwan (1%); and Cairo, Egypt
(1%), and is expected to be completed in October 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of
award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval Air
Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
10/31/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $10.6M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $10,571,178 modification
(P00015) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0040). This
modification provides for the development and delivery of an enhanced simulator database
and project management support for the F-35 aircraft in support of the government of Japan.  
Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (70%); and Fort Worth, Texas (30%), and is expected
to be completed in July 2021. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $10,311,534 will
be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 10/30/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training
center and F-35 reprogramming labs.

Contract: Multiple, $90M
The Superior Forge & Steel Corp., Lima, Ohio; and Ellwood National Forge, Irvine, Pa., have
been awarded $90,000,000 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts.
These contracts provided for the procurement of GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators
BLU-J 27C/B Penetrator warhead case assemblies with associated components. Work will be
performed at Lima and Irvine and is expected to be complete by Oct. 28, 2027. This award is
the result of two sole source acquisitions. Fiscal 2018 ammunition production funds in the
amount of $3,000 per contractor for the initial delivery order are being obligated at the time of
award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: 10/28/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $7B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$7,027,643,109 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-
firm-target, cost-reimbursable contract. This modification provides for the procurement of 1.14
F-35 aircraft for Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy; non-Department of Defense (DoD)
participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Specifically the modification
procures 48 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force, 20 F-35B aircraft for the Marine Corps, nine F-
35C aircraft for the Navy, 12 F-35A aircraft for the government of Norway, 15 F-35A aircraft
for the government of Australia, and eight F-35A and two F-35B aircraft for the government of
Italy. The above U.S. aircraft quantities are inclusive of fiscal 2019 (Lot 13) plus up aircraft. In
addition, this modification adds scope for the Air System Diminishing Manufacturing Sources
integration, software data loads, critical safety items, red gear, non-recurring engineering,
recurring engineering and the Joint Strike Fighter Airborne Data Emulator. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton, United Kingdom
(9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San
Diego, Calif. (2%); Nagoya, Japan (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S.
(2%), and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air
Force, Marine Corps and Navy); non-DoD participants; and FMS funds in the amount of
$7,027,643,109 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($2,812,512,346);
Marine Corps ($1,297,487,314); Navy ($612,389,812); non-DoD participants
($2,243,321,947); and FMS ($61,931,690) customers. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: 10/28/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $148.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$148,417,608 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0301) against
a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0008). This order procures
durability testing support for the certification of the F-35B aircraft variant to a minimum of
8,000 flight hours/30 year service life in support of the Marine Corps and non-Department of
Defense participants. The effort includes the test article configuration, the test article build,
the test plan, the testing itself, and teardown and analysis. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth (65%); Palmdale, Calif. (25%); and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (10%), and is
expected to be completed in July 2032. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Marine Corps) and non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $6,083,023 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
10/25/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

More Mobile deliveries eyed
American Airlines Group and Spirit Airlines executives said on Thursday they are working with
Airbus to mitigate the impact of U.S. tariffs on European-made aircraft, including having more
planes delivered from its aircraft plant in Mobile, Ala. Planes built there are not subject to a 10
percent tariff announced by Washington in the wake of the World Trade Organization ruling.
American, one of the largest customers of the A320 series, expects 21 deliveries over the
next two years, with nine already scheduled out of Airbus’ plant in Mobile. Six will come from
Hamburg and where the remainder will be built has not been determined. Spirit, which became
the first U.S. airline to pick European planes following the tariff with a provisional order for 100
Airbus A320neo-family jets unveiled on Wednesday, said it was hoping for a resolution “over
time.” Spirit’s remaining Airbus deliveries for 2019 and nine firm orders for 2020 will come
from Mobile, while two are due from Hamburg and the remainder are still to be determined.
Source: (Reuters, 10/24/19)

Spirit wants 100 A320 series
Airbus and Spirit Airlines have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the U.S.-based
airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo series aircraft. Spirit announced its intention to place
firm orders for a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo to meet its future fleet
requirements. Spirit is based in South Florida. At the end of September 2019, the A320neo
series had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.
(Source: Airbus, 10/23/19) Gulf Coast note: Airbus builds the A320 series in Mobile, Ala., as
well as in Germany, France and China.

Contract: FlightSafety, $13.3M
FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colo., is awarded a $13,344,850 modification
(P00013) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-18-C-0019) for aircrew
training services in support of the TH-57B/C community, including instruction, operation and
curriculum support. Work will be performed at Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Fla., and is
expected to be completed in October 2020. No funds are being obligated at time of award.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 10/22/19)

Contract: Northrop, $18.3M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded an $18,253,921 modification
(P00003) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-19-F-0272) against
a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-4C
Triton unmanned aircraft system. This order procures material kits and retrofit labor to
incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) 4.0 configuration into one retrofit
ground segment and fully fund the IFC 4.0 retrofit install labor for aircraft B10. Work will be
performed in San Diego, (41.2%); Palmdale, Calif. (30.7%); Waco, Texas (9.9%); Salt Lake
City, Utah (2.9%); Newtown, N.D. (2.5%) Verona, Wisc. (1.6%); Sterling, Va. (1.5%); Irvine,
Calif. (1%); San Clemente, Calif. (0.7%); and various locations inside and outside the
continental U.S. (7.9% and 0.1%, respectively). Work is expected to be completed in February
2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2020 research, development, test
and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $18,253,921 are being obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (DoD, 10/21/19) Gulf Coast note:
Northrop Grumman in Moss Point, Miss., does fuselage work on Tritons.

NAS Whiting to host some of Fleet Fly
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Training Air Wing Five at  NAS Whiting Field will
host portions of the Naval Helicopter Association Gulf Coast 2019 Fleet Fly In next week. It's
designed to provide a week of training and knowledge sharing with student aviators so they
can make informed decisions as they move forward in their aviation careers. A number of
aircraft including helicopters and fixed wing airframes such as the MH-60R and S, MH-53, AH-
1Z, H-65, MV-22, and several civil aircraft are expected to participate. (Source: NAS Whiting
Field, 10/18/19)

October newsletter published
The October issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter published this week and
is available on our website. The cover story is about the World Trade Organization decision to
let the United States place tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of goods from the European Union. It
does not include major sections shipped from Europe to Mobile, Ala., to assemble jetliners,
but that could change. We also provide an update on the Navy's plans to replace the TH-57
training helicopter at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., and update one of the major
success stories for this region, the Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss. (Source:
Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor, 10/17/19)

Contract: UTC, $325.2M
United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $325,185,212 cost-plus-
incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract to provide material and support equipment for
depot maintenance facilities, non-recurring sustainment activities, supplies, services and
planning for depot activations as well as two F135 full-scale high fidelity mockup engines and
four modules for test cells in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program. Work will be performed
in Oklahoma City, Okla. (43.75%); East Hartford, (20%); Windsor, Conn. (3.5%); Cherry Point,
N.C. (3.25%); Fairbanks, Ark. (3%); Miramar, Fla. (2.25%); Indianapolis, Ind. (1.5%); various
locations within the continental United States (2.75%) and various locations outside the
continental United States (20%), and is expected to be completed in January 2023. Fiscal
2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy), non-Department of Defense
(DoD) participant and foreign military sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $309,357,445 will
be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($142,457,377; 44%), Marine Corps
($50,633,162; 16%), Navy ($36,962,858; 11%); non-DoD participants ($86,780,595; 27 %)
and FMS ($8,321,220; 2 %). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.
Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity (N00019-20-C-0005). (Source: DoD, 10/04/19)

Contract: Mississippi, $7.7M
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$7,706,151 modification (P00012) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract
FA3010-18-C-0007 for full food services. The location of performance is Keesler Air Force
Base, Miss., and the work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,706,151 will be obligated when they
become available. The 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 10/03/19)

Contract: ASES, $21.3M
ASES LLC, doing business as Field Aerospace, Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded a
$21,346,897 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00023) to previously award contract
FA8106-18-C-0002 to exercise Option One for full rate production to begin for the T-1A
Avionics Modification Program. This contract provides for the replacement of the avionics
suite in the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft, 16
operational flight trainers and 14 part task trainers. Work will be performed at Oklahoma City;
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Vance Air Force Base,
Okla.; Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., and is
expected to be completed by Aug. 14, 2025. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the
amount of $9,993,753; and 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $11,353,143
are being obligated at the time of the award.  The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,
Tinker Air force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/02/19)

US can hit EU with $7.5B in tariffs
The World Trade Organization says the U.S. can move forward with plans to impose some
$7.5 billion in tariffs on EU goods annually, to counteract years of European loans and illegal
subsidies to Airbus. The decision comes after a 15-year dispute over European Union
countries' roles in building Airbus into a global player — and a fierce competitor to U.S.
aerospace giant Boeing. But the clash is far from over: The WTO will likely rule in the coming
months on the EU's own request to levy tariffs on the U.S. over its aid to Boeing. The United
States on Wednesday said it would slap 10 percent tariffs on European-made Airbus planes
and 25 percent duties on French wine, Scotch and Irish whiskies, and cheese from across the
continent as punishment for illegal EU aircraft subsidies. The size and scope of the tariffs
were reduced considerably from a $25 billion list floated by Washington earlier this year that
included helicopters, major aircraft components, seafood, luxury goods and other big-ticket
categories that were excluded from Wednesday’s announcement. (Sources: multiple,
including NPR, Reuters, CNBC, 10/02/19)

Contract: Faxon, $600M
Faxon Machining Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (FA8681-20-D-0001); and Major Tool & Machine Inc.,
Indianapolis, Ind. (FA8681-20-D-0002), have been awarded a $600,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for BLU-136/B next generation area attack warhead case
production. This contract provides for the procurement of 15,000 BLU-136/B next generation
area attack warhead cases. Work will be performed at Cincinnati and Indianapolis and is
expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2026.  This award is the result of a competitive small
business set-aside acquisition. Fiscal 2019 ammunition production funds in the amount of
$109,500 is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Direct Attack Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 10/01/19)

Contract: Reliance, $49M
Reliance Test & Technology, Crestview, Fla., has been awarded a $49,032,036
modification (P00056) to previously awarded contract FA2486-16-C-0002 for Eglin
Operation and Maintenance Support Service. This contract modification increases
the value of cost-type contract line item numbers for Option Period One. Work will
be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed by
March 31, 2020. The total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,266,287,845.
Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $6,200,000 are being
obligated at the time of award.  The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/01/19)

Contract: SES, $11.3M
SES Electrical LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn., has been awarded an $11,298,386 firm-fixed-
price contract to repair main perimeter fence. As the result of Hurricane Michael,
the contract is comprised of the removal and disposal of old damaged fence,
removal and disposal of previously installed temporary fencing and replacement
with new approved fencing materials
at specific locations identified on Tyndall Air Force
Base, Fla. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base and is expected to be completed
by Sept. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole source 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation
acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $11,298,386
are being obligated at the time of award. The 325th Contracting Squadron, Tyndall Air Force
Base, is the contracting activity (FA4819-19-C-A033). (Source: DoD, 10/01/19)


SEPTEMBER 2019

Contract: ASRC, $12.8M
ASRC Builders LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $12,795,970 firm-fixed-price
contract for demolition (Bldg. 6385) and construction of an F-35A conventional
munitions maintenance facility. Bids were solicited via the internet with six
received. Work will be performed in Eielson, Ark., with an estimated completion date
of July 30, 2021. Fiscal 2010 military construction funds in the amount of $12,795,970
were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Anchorage,
Alaska, is the contracting activity (W911KB-19-C-0030). (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: Ashford, $41M
Ashford Leebcor Enterprises II LLC, Williamsburg, Va., was awarded a $40,979,587
firm-fixed-price contract for design-build, demolition of a dormitory. Bids were
solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 9, 2021. Fiscal 2015 and
2018 military construction, Air Force funds in the amount of $40,979,587 were
obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the
contracting activity (W91278-19-C-0034). (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: MOWA, $7M
MOWA-Barlovento JV A, Gautier, Miss., has been awarded a $7,058,125 firm-fixed-
price contract to repair and update the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy,
Building 837. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected
to be completed by Dec. 10, 2020. This award is the result of the Regional
Engineering and Construction indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and
four offers were received. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funding in the
amount of $7,058,125 are being obligated at the time of award. The 325th
Contracting Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (FA4819-19-
F-A065). (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: AT&T, $23.6M
AT&T Government Solutions, Vienna, Va., has been awarded a $23,615,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Tyndall Air Force Base Supplement
Communications Recovery Effort (TSCR). This effort is for relief in rebuilding Tyndall
AFB, a disaster area due to Hurricane Michael. The TSCR is to complete the holistic
communication infrastructure and IT services restoration effort by delivering a
modernized Wide Area Network and Base Area Network delivery solution. Work will
be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be complete by
Sept. 25, 2020. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $23,615,000 are being obligated
at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air
Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-19-F-0153). (Source: DoD,
09/30/19)

Contract: Boeing, $70M
The Boeing Corp., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $70,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of GBU-57 Massive
Ordnance Penetrators. Will be performed at St. Louis and is expected to be
complete by Dec. 31, 2022. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.
Fiscal 2018 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $26,285,280 are being
obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-19-D-0008). (Source: DoD,
09/30/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $200M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $200,000,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb II Life Cycle
Support Contract III. This contract provides lifecycle support includes, but is not
limited to, all efforts related to the SDB II and variants in various support efforts for
the Engineering and Manufacturing Development integration, production,
sustainment, testing, obsolescence analysis and management, logistics support,
testing, training, upgrades, and software updates. Additionally, studies and analysis
related to current and future expansion of system performance, simulations,
modeling, test hardware, technical support, aircraft integration activities, and
procurement of all associated test hardware to support the activities and repair of
non-warranted assets will be procured using this contract vehicle. Technical
support for the SDB II system provides for engineering, management fielding and
logistical tasks required to ensure technical baselines remain current and effective
and that future growth requirements remain feasible. Work will be performed at
Tucson amd is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2024. This award is the result
of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 Air Force and Navy ammunition
procurement; and research and development funds will be used, and no funds are
being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-19-D-0001). (Source: DoD,
09/30/19)

Contract: Metson Marine, $7.6M
Metson Marine Services Inc., Ventura, Calif., is awarded $7,618,818 for modification
P00009 to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68836-19-C-0002) to
exercise Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.217-9 for Option Period One for port
operations support services that include maintenance and repairs of government
furnished boats, service craft, and waterfront equipment; oil spill response;
industrial marine services; docking regular overhauls; ship movement and fleet
liaison support services; berth day support; facility response team services;
counter-terrorism support; barrier and gate services; and exclusion buoy inventory
in support of Commander, Navy Region Southeast. The contract will include a nine-
month base period and four one-year option periods which if exercised, the total
value of this contract will be $35,545,878. Work is expected to be completed by
September 2020. If all options on the contract are exercised, work will be completed
by September 2023. Work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga. (30%); Kingsland, Ga.
(28%); Mayport, Fla. (18%); Pensacola, Fla. (15%); Key West, Fla. (4%); Port Canaveral,
Fla. (3%); Panama City, Fla. (1%); and Jacksonville, Fla. (1%). Fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance (Navy) funds (98%); and fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (U.
S. Coast Guard) funds (2%) in the amount of $3,398,123 will be obligated at time of
award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
was competitively procured with the solicitation as a 100% total small business set-
aside requirement with five offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet
Logistics Center Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded an $8,004,622 modification (P00006) to a previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee contract (N00019-19-C-0004). This modification provides additional
contractor support to increase the development flight test aircraft capacity for F-35
test. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (80%); and Edwards Air Force
Base, Calif. (20%), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2019
research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps); and non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $8,004,622 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($6,579,479; 82%);
and non-U.S. DoD participants ($1,425,143; 18%). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $30.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $30,468,348 modification (P00005) to a previously awarded, cost-plus-
incentive-fee contract (N00019-19-C-0004). This modification exercises the option to
continue lab infrastructure activities in support of F-35 system integration labs. In
addition, this modification provides administration, maintenance and preparation of
F-35 labs to test updated or corrected software and hardware configurations across
the F-35 platform. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (70%); and Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla. (30%), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $5,424,586 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

Contract: Vertex, $40.3M
Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded a $40,277,158 modification
(P00039) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, labor hour
indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011). This modification
opens up the ordering period to provide organizational, intermediate, and depot-
level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support. The effort involves
providing services in support of the T-45 Pilot Production Recovery effort,
equipment, tools, direct material, and indirect material required to support and
maintain all Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment to
support flight and test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed in
Kingsville, Texas (53.6%); Meridian, Miss. (39.6%) and Pensacola, Fla. (6.8%), and is
expected to be completed in March 2022. No funds are being obligated at time of
award, funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/30/19)

Contract: UTC, $2.2M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $2,195,644,813 modification (P00011) to a previously awarded advanced
acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification definitizes the production
and delivery of 112 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, 46 F135-PW-
600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, and 25 F135-PW-100 propulsion
systems for the Navy. In addition, this modification definitizes award of long lead
components, parts and materials associated with 129 F135-PW-100 and 19 F135-PW-
600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford,
Connecticut (67%); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5%),
and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft
procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and
FMS funds in the amount of $3,561,262,259 are being obligated at time of award,
none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Air Force ($878,133,063; 40%); the Marine Corps
($619,150,637; 28%); the Navy ($178,828,697; 8%); non-U.S. DoD Participants
($420,087,247; 19%); and FMS customers ($99,445,169; 5%). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/30/19)

SLS pathfinder at KSC
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – NASA’s Pegasus Barge arrived at the Kennedy
Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39 turn basin wharf Friday, Sept. 27. Pegasus
ferried the 228,000-pound, 212-foot-long Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core
stage pathfinder mock-up. The pathfinder will be used by the Exploration Ground
Systems Program and their contractor, Jacobs, to practice offloading, moving and
stacking maneuvers, to train employees and certify all the equipment works
properly. The core stage includes the cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen
tanks that will feed four RS-25 rocket engines and also contains the vehicle’s
avionics and flight computer. The pathfinder will stay at KSC for about a month
before sailing back to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. (Source:
Brevard Times, 09/29/19)

Leonardo eyes Whiting center
Leonardo Helicopter said the Company will build a 100,000 square-foot customer
support center adjacent to Naval Air Station Whiting Field if selected for the Navy’s
Advanced Helicopter Training System. Leonardo, one of three companies competing
to build the new helicopter trainer, is offering TH-119 IFR single engine helicopter
to replace the Navy’s TH-57 training helicopters. The Navy is expected to make its
selection for the 130 helicopters by the end of 2019. Leonardo’s planned support
center will create up to 50 jobs to maintain the trainers. (Source: Leonardo, 09/25/19)
The center would be at the 267-acre Whiting Aviation Park, a new park adjacent to
NAS Whiting Field. The other competitors are Airbus Helicopters and Bell, which
built the TH-57.

Contract: Microsoft, $45M
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a $44,985,323 modification
(P0004) to previously awarded FA8726-18-9-0002 for Network as a Service.  The
contract modification adds Wi-Fi, public cellular connectivity, Base Area Network
transformation and dual path Wide Area Network connectivity at all three bases on
the agreement. Work will be performed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico;
Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla.; and Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and is expected to
be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. This modification brings the total cumulative face
value of the agreement to $109,815,137. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance
funds in the amount of $25,578,356 are being obligated at the time of award. The
Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $150.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $150,544,969 modification (P00022) to a previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price
contract (N0001919C1048). This modification provides for Autonomic Logistics
Information System hardware and support equipment in support of low rate initial
production Lot 11 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) Participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (35%); Fort Worth, Texas (20%);
Redondo Beach, Calif. (18%); Windsor, Conn. (13%); Franklin, Ohio (3%); Rome, Italy
(3%); Winter Springs, Fla. (2%); Riverside, Calif. (2%); Chatsworth, Calif. (2%); and
Bend, Ore. (2%). Work is expected to be completed in November 2023. Fiscal 2017
and 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD
Participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $150,544,969 are being obligated at time
of award, $11,150,805 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This
modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($24,176,311; 16.06%); Navy
($11,150,805; 7.41%); Marine Corps ($9,630,405; 6.40%); non-U.S. DoD Participants
($80,050,789; 53.17%); and FMS customers ($25,536,659; 16.96%). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/27/19)

Contract: Global Conn., $12.1M
Global Connections to Employment Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is awarded $12,147,228 for
modification P00013 to extend the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract
(N68836-17-C-0005) to exercise Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.217-9 for option
period three for full food and mess attendant services in support of Naval Air
Station, Pensacola, Fla. and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Elgin Air
Force Base (AFB), Fla., and mess attendant services in support of Naval
Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. The contract includes a one-month
base period, two 12-month option periods, one 11-month option period, and a six-
month extension option under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.217-8, which if all
options are exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to
$45,737,677. Work will be performed in Pensacola (60%); Elgin AFB (20%); and
Gulfport (20%), and work is expected to be completed by August 2020. If all options
on the contract are exercised, work will be completed by February 2021. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,532,017 will be
incrementally funded throughout the period of performance, and funds will not
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole-source
procurement under the Ability One Program (Federal Acquisition Regulation Part
8.704), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics
Center Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $9,000,000 modification (P00008) to a previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N0001919C1022) in support of the F-35
Lightning II aircraft. This modification provides for additional Air System Software
Sustainment Updates/Delivery to include Deficiency Report (DR) resolution services
for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and one training course for the
Government of the Netherlands. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas
(81.7%); Samlesbury, Preston, United Kingdom (5.5%); Linthicum, Md. (3.9%); Nashua,
N.H. (3.7 percent); Orlando, Fla. (2.9%); El Segundo, Calif. (2.3%). Work is expected to
be completed in December 2019. Fiscal 2019 operation and maintenance and non-U.
S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $9,000,000 are
being obligated at time of award, $7,397,640 of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy
($3,698,820; 41 %); U.S. Marine Corps ($3,698,820; 41%); and Non-U.S. DoD
Participants ($1,602,360; 18%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: Vertex, $180.4M
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded a
$180,418,553 modification (P00037) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery
requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011). This modification exercises an option for
organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and
engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support
equipment. Support to be provided includes services, equipment, tools, direct
material, and indirect material required to support and maintain all to support flight
and test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station
(NAS) Kingsville, Texas (45.7%); NAS Meridian, Miss. (41.7%); NAS Pensacola, Fla.
(10.1%), and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (2.5%), and is expected to be completed in
September 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated
on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Training Systems
Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: Jacobs, $93M
Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is awarded a $92,995,855 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for in-air and underwater launch
testing/capability for a new weapons system. This contract provides for engineering
and design services to upgrade, redesign, fabricate, and operate the air launch
testing capability at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
China Lake, and for the conceptual design support and initial operation of an
underwater launch test capability at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Crane, Ind.. Work will be performed at NAWCWD China Lake, Calif. (50%); and NSWC
Crane (50%), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. Fiscal 2019
working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $100,000 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)1. The NAWCWD,
China Lake, is the contracting activity (N68936-19-D-0049). (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: UTC, $7.5M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $7,485,199 modification (P00066) to a previously awarded fixed-price-
incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-17-C-0010). This modification provides for
testing of software changes to allow for emergency thrust bump operations in
support of F-35B short takeoff and landing aircraft for Marine Corps and non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in East Hartford,
Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in November 2019. Fiscal 2019
operation and maintenance (Marine Corps); and non-U.S. DoD participant funds in
the amount of $5,900,340 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the
Marine Corps ($5,900,340, 79%); and non-U.S. DoD participants ($1,584,859; 21%). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/27/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-
35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Boeing, $280M
The Boeing Co. Defense, Space, and Security, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a
not-to-exceed $280,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small
Diameter Bomb I (SDB) integration and engineering support for the fielded SDB I
weapon system. This contract provides for SDB weapon integration on selected
weapon platforms and support of the fielded weapon system. Work will be
performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by September 2024. This
award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
funds in the amount of $813,921.00 are being obligated at the time of the award. The
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8672-19-D-0003). (Source: DoD, 09/27/19)

Contract: Northrop, $375.8M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a maximum
$375,792,189 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-19-F-E31N) against a five year
basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for Multi Function Active Sensor
Radar Systems for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This was a sole
source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal
Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a six-year contract with no option periods.
Location of performance is California, with a Dec. 31, 2025, performance completion
date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through
2025 Navy working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics
Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa. (Source: DoD, 09/23/19)

Contract: Crane Elec., $9.3M
Crane Electronics Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been awarded an estimated
$9,283,185 fixed-price, requirements contract for AN/ALR-56C radar warning
receiver low voltage power supplies in support of the F-15 aircraft. This was a sole
source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal
Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods.
Location of performance is Florida, with a Sept. 18, 2024, performance completion
date. Using military service is the Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019
through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense
Logistics Agency Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga. (SPRWA1-19-D-0010). (Source: DoD,
09/23/19)

Contract: COLSA, $69.6M
COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $69,618,375 modification (P00050)
to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA2486-16-F-0031 for
technical and management advisory services command, control, communications,
computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance/cyber support. The
contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and
acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.;
Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.; Gunter Annex, Ala.; Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.;
Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Robins Air Force Base, Ga.;
Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Langley Air Force Base, Va.;
and San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. This
modification involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile,
Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Korea,
Morocco, NATO, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar,
Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
and the United Kingdom. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $183,437,730.
Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development; and operations and maintenance
funds will be used and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award. The
Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/20/19)

Contract: Quantitech, $54.7M
Quantitech Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $54,726,755 modification
(P00106) to exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0034 for
technical and management advisory services range support. The contractor will
provide additional diverse research, development, test and evaluation, and
acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.;
Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.; Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Hill Air Force Base,
Utah; Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,
Hawaii; and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and is expected to be completed by
Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $175,192,346. Fiscal
2019 research and development funds in the amount of $20,267 are being obligated
at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Torch, $47.5M
Torch Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $47,489,349
modification (P00089) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA2486-
16-F-0030 for technical and management advisory services armament support. The
contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, technical, test
and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla.; Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face
value of the contract is $186,317,225. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds
in the amount of $5,576,841 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force
Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Bevilacqua, $37.2M
Bevilacqua Research Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $37,229,216
modification (P00081) to exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-
0033 for technical and management advisory services platforms support. The
contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, test and
evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla.; Duke Field, Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.;
Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and is expected to
be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is
$130,820,507. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the
amount of $1,127,142 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center,
Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)  

Contract: DCS, $28.2M
DCS Corp., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a $28,154,855 modification (P00062) to
exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0032 for technical and
management advisory services electronic warfare support. The contractor will
provide additional diverse research, development, test and evaluation, and
acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.;
and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020.
This modification involves foreign military sales to Australia, Bahrain, Japan, Korea,
Morocco, NATO, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Total cumulative face value of the
contract is $58,541,910. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development;
and
operations and maintenance funds will be used and no funds are being obligated at the time
of the award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Dawson, $50M
Dawson Enterprises LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded an maximum value
$50,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity construction requirements
contract vehicle for Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements
(SABER) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The maximum dollar value for the five-year
ordering period is $50,000,000. SABER is a program that expedites contract
execution of base civil engineering (BCE) requirements by reducing design work
and acquisition lead times. It is particularly well-suited for reducing the BCE work
order backlogs and accomplishing construction, maintenance, and repair
requirements on real property that require less than a 35% design effort. Work will
be performed on Eglin Air Force Base and is expected to be completed by Sept. 20,
2024. The first task order will be for $1,000 for a post award conference. This award
was the result of an 8(a) Direct, Small Business Set Aside to a Native Hawaiian
Corporation. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation; and operation
and maintenance funds will be utilized for
work under this contract award and will be
obligated appropriately under each task order. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force
Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/19)

Contract: Vertex, $19M
Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $19,062,362 modification
(P00011) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract
(N61340-17-D-0005). This is modification exercises an option for Aircraft
Intermediate Maintenance Department support for Chief of Naval Air Training
aircraft, tenant activities, and transient aircraft at these locations. Support to be
provided includes intermediate-level maintenance, repair, and logistics support
services, as well as tools and equipment. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla.
(50 %); Corpus Christi, Texas (45 %); and Whiting Field, Fla. (5 %), and is expected to
be completed no later than September 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of
award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare
Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/19/19)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $23.7M
Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $23,746,128 task order
(N6134019F0166) against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirement
contract (N6134019D0004). This order procures high pressure compressor stator
vane assemblies to support T-45 F405-RR-401 Adour engines. Work will be
performed in Kingsville, Texas (45 %); Meridian, Miss. (44 %); Pensacola, Fla. (10 %);
and Patuxent River, Md. (1 %), and is
expected to be completed no later than February
2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,746,128
will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/19)

TH-57 replacement will have no significant impact
The Navy has determined that replacing the TH-57 training helicopters with a more
advanced helicopter and new ground based training system will have no significant
impact on the quality of the human environment. A finding of no significant impact
has been issued and the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not
required. The proposed action will modernize the Navy’s rotary-wing and tilt-rotor
integrated pilot production training program at Training Air Wing Five at Naval Air
Station Whiting Field and its respective helicopter training Navy Outlying Landing
Fields, in Florida. The replacement helicopter has not yet been chosen, but the
Advanced Helicopter Training System will replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger training
helicopters and simulators, and the training tempo will also increase. There will also
be changes in operational tactics based on a new curriculum, construction of
temporary and permanent supporting facilities, and an increase in personnel. The
Navy has made available the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in
accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which evaluates the
potential environmental effects of the replacement program. The Draft EA was made available
for public review and comment from June 28 through July 19, 2019. All comments received
were considered in preparing the Final EA. (Source: U.S. Fleet Forces Command, 09/19/19)

Contract: L3Harris, $12.9M
L3Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a
$12,880,167 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P01000) to a previously
awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for fiscal 2020 Eglin sustainment support. This
modification provides sustainment support for the Eglin AN/FPS (Army, Navy/Fixed
Ground Detecting/Range and Bearing Search)-85 Radar. The Eglin AN/FPS-85 Radar
is a computer-controlled, phased-array radar set operating as a functional entity in
the Air Force Space Command Space Surveillance Network. The radar set
concurrently performs the functions of detection, target recognition, acquisition
and track of many space objects. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value is
$12,880,167. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds are being used and no funds
are being obligated at time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air
Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/19)

Contract: M1 Support, $12.4M
M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $12,366,227 modification
(A00038) to contract FA3002-15-C-0006 for Trainer Maintenance Services. This action
is to exercise Option Period Five. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force
Base, Texas; and satellite site at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and is expected
to be completed by Sept.
30, 2020. The total cumulative face value of the contract is
$76,725,152. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be used and no funds are
being obligated at the time of the award. The 82d Contracting Squadron, Sheppard Air Force
Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/19)

Contract: Major Tool, $9.3M
Major Tool and Machine Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has been awarded a not-to-exceed
$9,339,200 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production modification
(PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8681-19-C-0013 for the BLU-111 warhead.
This modification provides for the definitization for a quantity of BLU-111 warheads
produced under the basic
contract. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is
expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds in the amount of
$9,339,200 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: General Dynamics, $9.7M
General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland, Texas, has been
awarded a not-to-exceed $9,691,384 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial
production modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8681-19-C-0015
for the BLU-111 warhead. This modification provides for the definitization for a
quantity of BLU-111 warheads produced
under the basic contract. Work will be performed
in Garland, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019
procurement funds in the amount of $9,691,384 are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: Alliant TechSystems, $8.8M
Alliant TechSystems Operations LLC – ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket
Center, W.Va., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $8,762,690 firm-fixed-price
contract for low rate initial production modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded
contract FA8681-19-C-0016 for the BLU-111 warhead. This modification provides for
the definitization for a quantity of BLU-111 warheads produced under the basic
contract. Work will be performed in Rocket Center,
West Virginia, and is expected to be
complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of
$8,762,690 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: Enfield, $7.2M
Enfield Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Mass., has been awarded a $7,221,081
requirements contract for the replacement of Halon and electrical at Guided
Weapons Evaluation Facility. This contract consists of furnishing all plant, labor,
materials and equipment, and performing all operations in connection with the
replacement of Halon and electrical at Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., in accordance with the specifications and
drawings. Work will be
performed at Eglin Air Force Base and is expected to be completed by May 26, 2020. This
award was the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2019
3600 research, development, test and evaluation funds are being obligated at the time of
award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2823-
19-C-A044). (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: Kratos, $35M
Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, Sacramento, Calif., has been awarded a
$35,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Force Subscale Aerial Target peculiar
spares. Work will be
performed at Sacramento and is expected to be complete by March
30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $185,606; and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in
the amount of $35,255 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8678-19-D-
0001). (Source: DoD, 09/16/19)

Contract: Harper, $95.4M
Harper Construction Company Inc., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $95,355,749 firm-
fixed-price contract for the construction of the P-284 F-35C maintenance hangar at
Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif. The project includes construction of a two-module
Type I aircraft maintenance hangar, associated airfield pavements, operational and
munitions storage, renovation of an existing battery shop, and building a new tool
room. Project provides temporary facilities. Work will be performed in Lemoore and
is expected to be completed by
November 2021. Fiscal 2019 military construction (Navy)
contract funds for $95,621,143 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic
Commerce Online website with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Southwest, is the contracting activity (N62473-19-C-2455). (Source: DoD,
09/16/19)

Contract: L3 Doss, $9.4M
L3 Doss Aviation, Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded a $9,424,653 firm-fixed-price
contract for advanced helicopter flight training support services. Bids were
solicited via the
internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Fort Rucker, Ala.,
with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance,
Army funds in the amount of $7,643 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army
Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity
(W9124G-19-C-0006). (Source: DoD, 09/16/19)

WTO rules against EU
Politico is reporting that the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the U.S. in
the dispute over subsidies to Airbus. The confidential decision was sent to
Brussels and Washington on Friday. It gives the United States the go-ahead to
impose billions in punitive tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies
granted to European aerospace giant Airbus. President Trump will likely soon
announce tariffs on European products ranging from cheeses to Airbus planes. The
amount could be close to $10 billion. The U.S. can choose products from a
previously compiled list and tax them at different rates to claw back the total
amount of damage resulting from the EU subsidies. The ruling marks the
culmination of a decades-long dispute on whether EU countries have illegally
supported Airbus by granting subsidized loans known as “launch aid” for the
development of the A350 and A380 models. The U.S. first filed the complaint in 2006.
A parallel complaint by the EU, alleging illegal U.S. subsidies for
Boeing, is also being
examined by the WTO and a ruling is expected in about eight months. To make matters worse
for Airbus, the list also contains EU aircraft parts, a move that EU officials said was designed
explicitly to disrupt the company's supply and manufacturing chain by depriving the company
of the parts it needs for the final assembly of its A320 series in Mobile, Ala. (Source: Politico,
09/14/19)

Tyndall progress report
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Tyndall Air Force Base is undertaking most of its missions
again and is planning repairs - designing and demolition work - 11 months after
Category 5 Hurricane Michael. During the third Industry Day event at Florida State
University-Panama City, Tyndall officials gave updates on rebuilding. Col. Brin
Laidlow, commmander of the 325th Fighter Wing, said airmen have implemented
temporary fixes to bring missions back online. "Today at Tyndall we’re doing nearly
all of our pre-storm missions. We’re doing it with about 80 percent of our people
and we’re doing it at only half of our facilities because that’s all that survived.”
Permanent repairs, planning and pre-design, demolition and design work are underway,
according to a presented timeline. Permanent construction is expected to go into fiscal year
2024. Bay Defense Alliance President Tyndall will get up to three squadrons of F-35s starting
in 2023 and remains the “preferred alternative” as the future home of 24 MQ-9 remotely
piloted aircraft, Laidlaw said. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 09/12/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $266.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
being awarded a $266,203,768 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract special tooling and
special test equipment in support of F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy,
Marine Corps and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth, Texas (50.30 percent); San Diego, Calif. (13.18 percent);
Orlando, Fla. (7.30 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (5.45 percent); Samlesbury, United
Kingdom (5.23 percent); Papendrecht, Netherlands (3.90 percent); Cheltenham,
United Kingdom, (2.49 percent); Rochester, United Kingdom (2.29 percent); Nashua,
N.H. (1.95 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (1.66 percent); Williston, Vt. (1.47 percent);
Marietta, Ga. (1 percent); Palmdale, Calif. (0.73 percent); East Aurora, N.Y. (0.59
percent); Endicott, N.Y. (0.55 percent); Kongsberg, Norway (0.43 percent); Marion,
Va. (0.34 percent); Hauppauge, N.Y. (0.30 percent); Boulder, Colo. (0.24 percent);
Owego, N.Y. (0.23 percent); Sylmar, Calif. (0.22 percent); Mississauga, Canada (0.06
percent); Avon, Mass. (0.04 percent); Montmorency, Australia (0.02 percent); Garden
Grove, Calif. (0.02 percent); and Ontario, Calif. (0.01 percent). Work is expected to
be completed by July 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine
Corps, and Navy); and non-U.S. DoD participant funds in the amount of $266,203,768
are being obligated at time of award, none of
which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($117,424,737; 44
percent); Navy ($80,246,876; 30 percent); Marine Corps ($36,674,989; 14 percent); and non-
U.S. DoD participants ($31,857,166; 12 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity (N0001919C0074). (Source: DoD, 09/06/19)

Contract: Bowhead, $19.7M
Bowhead Cybersecurity Solutions & Services LLC, Alexandria, Va., has been
awarded a $19,689,460 firm-fixed-price contract for the Air Force National Tactical
Integration Program. This contract provides for real-time, two-way interactive
information exchange among the combined/joint force air component commander,
other joint and Air Force customers, and the national intelligence community. Work
will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Fort Meade, Md.; Wright
Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Barksdale Air Force Base,
La.; Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Fort Gordon,
Ga.; Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station, Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and Creech
Air Force Base, Nev. The performance period includes four option periods with
expected completion by
Jan. 30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source set-aside
acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $1,446,615 are
being obligated at time of the award. The Acquisition Management & Integration Center-
Detachment 2, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA7037-
19-C-A009). (Source: DoD, 09/06/19)

Contract: DynCorp Int, $88.7M
DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $88,730,512
modification (P00052) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0003). This modification provides
organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance and logistics support for
16 T-34, 54 T-44, and 287 T-6 aircraft. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station
Corpus Christi, Texas (47%); Naval Air Station
Whiting Field, Fla. (42%); Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla. (9%); and various locations through the continental U.S. (2%), and is
expected to be completed in March 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of award, funds
will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/05/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $8.4M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $8,422,148 cost-plus-
fixed-fee modification (P00032) to previously awarded contract FA8675-16-C-0067 for
field team support services for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
(AMRAAM) development test mission support including, test planning, test
operations, test reporting and telemetry analysis. This contract modification
provides for exercise of the third option for an additional 12 months of services to
support ground tests, captive flight tests and live fire tests conducted for
developmental purposes up to and including operational test readiness reviews.
The effort also encompasses management and maintenance of AMRAAM separation
test vehicles and other assets used for the test programs. Total cumulative face
value of the contract is $46,807,656. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2020. This award is the result of a
sole source acquisition and
only one source was solicited and received. Fiscal 2019
research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,000,000; and Foreign
Military Sales funds in the amount of $99,600 are being obligated at the time of award. The
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 09/04/19)


AUGUST 2019

$6.7M granted for runway improvements
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-
Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) announced the award of a $6,727,759
grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for the Trent
Lott International Runway Improvements project. It's part of the Resources and
Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the
Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), which provides funding for Gulf Coast
states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. MDEQ will
subaward the project to the Jackson County Airport Authority to support
engineering and design, surveying, permitting, and construction. The
improvements will allow the airport to accommodate medium and large cargo planes
used by local industries, another asset in south Mississippi for industrial
recruitment. "Trent Lott International Airport already is home to world class
manufacturing at Northrop Grumman’s manned and unmanned systems facility," said
George Freeland, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development
Foundation, "but Jackson County remains focused on strategic improvements that
position this community for continued growth in the aviation sector.” (Source:
release from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, 08/30/19)

Contract: PRIDE, $17.4M
PRIDE Industries, Roseville, Calif., was awarded a $17,421,355 modification (P00015)
to contract W9124G-18-C-0005 for base operation support. Work will be performed in
Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $2,877,369 were obligated
at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command,
Fort Rucker, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/29/19)

McClellan now chairman of airport group
Parker McClellan Jr., Executive Director of Northwest Florida Beaches International
Airport (ECP), has been elected Chairman of the Florida Airports Council (FAC) – the
official association of the publicly-owned and operated airports in Florida –
effective October 1, 2019. McClellan will be transitioning from his previous position
on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman and will
serve as Chairman for one year. The Council is composed of members representing
all 20 Florida commercial service airports and 79 of the state’s general aviation
airports, one Spaceport (Cecil Airport) and more than 250 corporate, educational,
affiliate, student chapters and student members. McClellan will continue in his role
at ECP. (Source: Northwest Florida International Airport, 08/28/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $25.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $25,252,703 for modification P00052 to previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-16-C-
0004. This modification is for an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter regional
maintenance repair and upgrade facility for the Government of Japan under the
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Nagoya, Japan
(65%); Ft Worth, Texas (26%); Greenville, S.C. (7%); Orlando, Fla. (2%); and El
Segundo, Calif. (1%), and is expected to be completed no later than September 2022.
FMS funds in the amount of $25,252,703 will be obligated at time of award, none of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/27/19)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Contract: PAE Aviation, $19.2M
PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, N.J., has been awarded a
$19,156,738 modification to previously awarded contract FA4890-15-C0018 for the
Aerial Targets Program. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an
option for an additional year of service under the multiple year contract, which
directly supports live-fire weapons system testing and enables the 53rd Weapons
Evaluation Group to perform developmental and operational weapons testing for all
air-to-air missiles for the F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed
at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; and Holloman AFB, N.M., and is expected to be
completed by Sept. 30, 2020. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds are
being used and no funds were obligated at the time of award. The Air Combat
Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base,
Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/26/19)

Boeing completes engine section
NASA and prime contractor Boeing formally signed off on the first assembly of the
most complicated element of the  space agency’s Space Launch System (SLS)
rocket. After a review of data from two months of functional testing at the Michoud
Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, the engine section element of the first SLS
Core Stage is complete and is now cleared to be mated to the rest of the vehicle.
The next step is to move the engine section and boattail to another building, rotate
them from vertical to horizontal, and then come back for bolting to the aft end of the
stage in the last “major join” in its assembly. Boeing continues to aim to complete
the full stage in December and barge it to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi
for a full, integrated checkout and acceptance firing as part of the Green Run test
campaign. (Source: NASAspaceflight, 08/25/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $2.4B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $2,426,326,544 for modification P00002 to previously awarded firm-fixed-
price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00019-19-D-0015 F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter initial spares for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,
non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) customers. Spares to be procured include global spares packages, base
spares packages, deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and
associated consumables. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (24.4%); El Segundo,
Calif. (9.1%); Owego, N.Y. (8.6%); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2%); Cheltenham,
United Kingdom (6.2%); Nashua, N.H. (5.8%); Torrance, Calif. (5.5%); Orlando, Fla.
(4.9%); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7%); San Diego, Calif. (3.6%); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1%);
Melbourne, Fla. (3.1%); Irvine, Calif. (2.5%); North Amityville, N.Y. (2.4%); Windsor
Locks, Conn. (2.2%); Baltimore, Md. (2.2%); Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9%);
Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8%); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8%). All orders are expected to be
placed no later than December 2020. No funds will 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, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
08/23/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Firms ranked for MRO project
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A city selection committee has ranked four firms that could
oversee building the $210 million expansion of the ST Engineering maintenance,
repair and overhaul campus at Pensacola International Airport. The No. 1 company
was Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield and Gorrie partnering with local Greenhut
Construction Co. Greenhut was the construction manager on the first $46 million ST
Engineering hangar that opened in 2018. The other companies, in order of their
ranking, were the Haskell Co. partnering with Hewes and Co., Caddell Construction
Co. partnering with Whitesell-Green Inc. and Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson will review the committee rankings and
authorize the city to negotiate a contract with the top-ranked firm. Once negotiated,
it will go to the City Council for approval. The company selected will build the next
aircraft maintenance hangar, Hangar 2, but city spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde said
the same company could be in charge of the entire project if everything goes well
on during construction of Hangar 2. The project will allow ST Engineering to expand
it aircraft maintenance operations at the airport and create more than 1,300 jobs.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 08/22/19) Previous

Northrop increasing UAV production
Northrop Grumman plans to more than double production capacity for the RQ-4
Global Hawk and MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to 12 aircraft per year
in anticipation of growing demand for the intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance platform. The manufacturer is adding production capacity to its Site
7 facilities in Palmdale, Calif. It will start production out of a recently remodeled
building the week of Aug. 26, the company told FlightGlobal on a tour of the facilities
on Aug. 20. The building is on the grounds of United States Air Force Plant 42 and
was previously a manufacturing facility for the Northrop F-5 fighter. Northrop
Grumman has lined up six customers for variants of its high altitude long endurance
UAV: The U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force (USAF), NATO, South Korea, Japan and the Royal
Australian Air Force. The company previously produced between three to five RQ-4
Global Hawk or MQ-4C Triton aircraft per year. Typically it takes 162 to 174 days to
build the UAV: 150 days to build the fuselage in Moss Point, Miss. and 12 to 24 days
for final assembly in Palmdale, the firm says.(Source: FlightGlobal, 08/22/19)

200th Lakota delivered
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Airbus Helicopters delivered on Aug. 19 the 200th UH-72A
Lakota for training with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Ala.
Airbus Helicopters has built more than 550 aircraft for the U.S. government since
2006. The UH-72A Lakota is a derivative of the EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft, and is
operated by U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and other various military units worldwide. To date,
the Lakota fleet has amassed more than 600,000 flight hours. (Sources: Vertical
Magazine, The Dispatch, 08/20/19)  

Contract: BAE, $75M
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems, Nashua, N.H., is awarded a
$74,990,530 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to procure 1,440 Radio
Frequency Countermeasures and the maintenance and repair of multi-function test
stations in support of the F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed in Nashua (74%);
Landenberg, Pa. (7%); Topsfield, Mass. (2.5%); Industry, Calif. (1.6%); Hamilton, N.J.
(1.5%); Carson, Calif. (1.3%); Dover, N.H. (1.1%); Londonderry, N.H. (1%); Chartley,
Mass. (1%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (9%), and is expected to
be completed in March 2022. Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Air
Force); fiscal 2019 procurement ammunition (Navy, Marine Corps); and Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $74,990,530 will be obligated at time of
award, $2,394,867 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($37,068,372; 49%); Navy and Marine
Corps ($13,556,992; 18%); and FMS countries ($24,365,166; 33%). This contract was
not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-
0001). (Source: DoD, 08/20/19)

Contract: Sikorsky, $48.3M
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Conn., is awarded
$48,325,008 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-4126 against
a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029) to procure spare
parts to repair and maintain CH-53K low-rate initial production Lot Three
configuration aircraft. Work will be performed in Quebec, Canada (14.88%); Stratford
(9.17%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (2.32%); Rome, N.Y. (2.06%); Bridgeport, W.V. (2.02%);
Chesterfield, Mo. (1.52%); Forest, Ohio (1.47%); Davenport, Iowa (1.38%); Rochester,
Kent, United Kingdom (1.36%); Milford, Conn. (1.22%); Windsor Locks, Conn. (1.13%);
various locations within the continental U.S. (53.97%); and various locations outside
the continental U.S. (7.50%), and is expected to be completed in August 2024. Fiscal
2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $48,325,008 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 08/20/19)

ULA chosen for Dream Chaser
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch
vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser spacecraft's six NASA missions to the
International Space Station. The Dream Chaser will launch aboard ULA's Vulcan
Centaur rockets for its cargo resupply and return services to the space station,
starting in 2021. "SNC selected ULA because of our strong collaboration on the
Dream Chaser program, their proven safety record and on-time performance," said
SNC CEO Fatih Ozmen. Under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2)
contract, the Dream Chaser will deliver more than 12,000 pounds of pressurized and
unpressurized cargo to the space station and remain attached for up to 75 days as
an orbiting laboratory. Once the mated mission is complete, the Dream Chaser
disposes about 7,000 pounds of space station trash and returns large quantities of
critical science, accessible within minutes after a gentle runway landing."This is one
of the first contracts for our new Vulcan Centaur rocket, and the first of the six
missions will serve as the rocket's second certification flight," said Tory Bruno, ULA
president and CEO. Vulcan Centaur is a new class of space launch vehicle with the
performance of a heavy launch vehicle in just a single core. (Source: SpaceDaily,
08/19/19) ULA in 2018 chose Blue Origin's BE-4 engine to power Vulcan. In 2014 ULA
announced it was partnering with Blue Origin to partially fund the BE-4
development. Gulf Coast note: BE-4 components have been tested at Stennis Space
Center, Miss., and some of the Dream Chaser work has been done at Michoud
Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Contract: Lockheed, $32.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $32,111,547 for modification P00005 to delivery order N00019-19-F-2512
under previously issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This
award procures modification kits and special tooling for modification and retrofit of
delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps,
Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
completed in June 2025. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps,
and Navy); non-DoD partners; and FMS funds in the amount of $32,111,547 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($16,510,522; 51%);
Marine Corps ($7,693,130; 24%); Navy ($275,849; 1%); non-DoD participants
($4,698,676; 15%); and FMS customers ($2,933,370; 9%).  The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/19/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $12M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $12,031,145 for modification P00001 to delivery order 5503 under
previously issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This award
procures modification kits for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35 Lightning II
Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $12,031,145 will
be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($6,927,023;
58%); and the Marine Corps ($5,104,122; 42%). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/19/19)

Two Blue Angels touch mid-air
Two Blue Angel jets touched mid-air during a practice at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., the Navy said Thursday. It happened Wednesday. "The No. 3 canopy
made momentary contact with the underside of No. 1's outer wing during the
Diamond 360 maneuver," said Lt. Michelle Tucker, spokeswoman for Rear Adm.
Daniel Dwyer, chief of naval air training. She said there were no injuries. Capt. Eric
Doyle, the Blue Angel's commanding officer who flies the No. 1 jet, called a safety
stand down after the planes made contact. An initial damage assessment of the
aircraft found a "minimal scratch" on the No. 3 canopy, Tucker said. The incident will
not affect the team's scheduled performance in Chicago this weekend, she said.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 08/15/19)

Contract: Lord & Son, $32.1M
Lord & Son Construction Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was awarded a $32,128,489
firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Long-Range Stand-Off Acquisition
Facility on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Bids were solicited via the internet with three
received. Work will be performed in Eglin Air Force Base with an estimated
completion date of Aug. 14, 2021. Fiscal 2018 military construction funds in the
amount of $21,128,489 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-19-C-0023). (Source: DoD,
08/15/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $99M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
(JASSM) foreign military sales production support. This contract will provide for
lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM and any JASSM variants in the
areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and
logistical support. Work will be performed at Orlando and is expected to be
completed by August 2024. This contract involves foreign military sales to Finland,
Poland and Australia. This award is the result of sole-source acquisition. No funds
are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-19-D-0003).
(Source: DoD, 08/13/19)

Administrator to visit MAF
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will visit NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility
(MAF) in New Orleans on Aug. 15, where the core stage of the Space Launch System
(SLS) is built. He will meet with members of the SLS team, which is preparing to add
the final section to the core stage that will be used for the first SLS launch (Artemis-
1), an uncrewed test flight of the rocket and an Orion capsule. Assembly of the core
stage, the largest and most complex stage NASA ever has built, remains on
schedule for completion before the end of the year. Comprised of two liquid
propellant tanks and four RS-25 engines, it will produce more than two million
pounds of thrust.(Source: Spacepolicyonline, 08/10/19, Spaceref, 08/08/19)

Foam test at Tyndall
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Battelle, a nonprofit research and development
organization, will conduct laboratory and field tests of firefighting foam at the Air
Force Civil Engineering Center on Tyndall Air Force Base. Firefighting foam used by
the military contained PFAS, chemicals that have “since been linked to health
issues like cancer,” a news release stated. PFAS use has since been phased out.
Available foams could be modified to meet military standards, according to the
release. Battelle was awarded a contract as part of the Environmental Security
Technology Certification Program. The project is part of the environmental research
initiative by the Department of Defense. Battelle also will work with the Navy and
Army to determine if the foams meet military specifications, said Satya Chauhan,
Battell principal investigator. (Source: News Herald, 08/10/19)

VT-2 has unique command change
MILTON, Fla. – Cmdr. Wesley Barnes, U.S. Navy, relieved Capt. Mark Jackson, U.S.
Coast Guard, as the 56th commanding officer of the “Doerbirds,” Training Squadron
Two (VT-2) in a unique ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field today. In
the aerial change of command flying the T-6B Texan aircraft, Jackson handed the
reins of the squadron over the aircraft radio to Barnes. Three aircraft, one with
Barnes and a second pilot, one with Jackson and another pilot, and one aircraft with
the deputy commodore of Training Air Wing Five (TW-5), Col. Jeffrey Pavelko, who
acted as the officiating officer, flew in a three-ship formation. During the flight,
Barnes stated he was ready to relieve Jackson as commanding officer. Jackson
then read his order over the airways, “I stand relieved,” and banked his aircraft out
of the formation. As their lead officiating officer, Pavelko acknowledged the
turnover in the air. After landing the T-6B aircraft, the officers completed the
ceremony in a hangar on the installation with commodore, TW-5, Capt. Doug Rosa
presiding. More than a hundred people attended the ceremony. Rosa presented
Jackson with a meritorious service medal for his accomplishments leading the
squadron. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 08/09/19)

Contract: Zitec, $25.1M
ZITEC Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded a $25,110,110 fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides up to 672 alternate
mission equipment mobility ready storage systems; two first article units, and 670
production systems for the Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in
Niceville and is expected to be completed in August 2025. Fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $71,969 will be obligated at the time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals as a Service-
Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside; three offers were received. The
Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity
(N68335-19-D-0242). (Source: DoD, 08/08/19)

Mobile begins A220 production
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus today officially started manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The
first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based
production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel,
Quebec, Canada, where the A220 program and primary final assembly line are
located. Airbus is producing the first few aircraft within some current A320 aircraft
buildings and newly-built support hangars. The first U.S.-made A220 – an A220-300
destined for Delta Air Lines – is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2020.
By the middle of next decade, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 A220
aircraft per year. Airbus announced plans for the addition of A220 manufacturing in
Mobile in October 2017. Construction on the main A220 flowline hangar and other
support buildings for the new A220 began at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley at the
beginning of this year.(Source: Airbus, 08/05/19)

Pilots receive ratings for new helicopter
Test pilots from the 413th Flight Test Squadron at Duke Field, Fla., became the first
Air Force pilots to receive a Type rating on the AW-139 helicopter on July 29. Majors
Zach Roycroft and Tony Arrington completed the five-week contracted course in
New Jersey on the civilian counterpart to the service's new MH-139 helicopter. The
aircraft is to replace the UH-1N Huey. “This puts our team one step closer to flight
testing the new aircraft when production is completed,” said Roycroft, lead test
pilot for the squadron. A Type rating is an FAA qualification for a specific aircraft. As
test pilots were training, the 413th FLTS and Air Force Global Strike Command
airmen were completing the maintenance technician course on the aircraft. The MH-
139 delivery marks the first, in recent history, that the Air Force will receive a rotary
wing asset not previously used by another branch of the military. The service plans
to buy 84 MH-139 helicopters over the next decade. The first aircraft delivery to
Duke Field is scheduled for late November. The 413th FLTS is affiliated with the 96th
Test Wing at nearby Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: Eglin Public Affairs, 08/01/19)

Contract: SARAA, $11.5M
South Alabama Regional Airport Authority, Andalusia, Ala., has been awarded a
minimum $11,474,983 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel.
This was a competitive acquisition with 148 responses received. This is a 44-month
contract with one six-month option period. Location of performance is Alabama, with
a March 31, 2023, performance completion date. Using customers are Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal
2019 through 2023 defense working
capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense
Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va. (SPE607-19-D-0112). (Source: DoD, 07/31/19)


JULY 2019

Air Commandos get Cheney Award
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - Two Air Force Special Operations Command airmen from
Hurlburt Field were recognized for receiving the 2017 Cheney Award on  June 13.
Now-Lt. Col. Matthew Mills and Master Sgt. Michael Wilson displayed extraordinary
heroism while providing humanitarian relief after Hurricane Maria left a path of
devastation on the island of Dominica in September 2017. Mills served as an MC-
130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander and Wilson served as the aircraft
loadmaster. Both were assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron at the
time of the actions. The Cheney Award is an aviation award presented to an airman
for an act of valor, extreme fortitude or self-sacrifice in a humanitarian interest,
performed in connection with an aircraft, but not necessarily of a military nature.
The remainder of the crew consisted of Co-Pilot: Capt. Justin White; Navigator: Maj.
Garrett Bridges; Electronic Warfare Officer: Capt. Joseph Madel; Flight Engineer:
Master Sgt. Michael Naas; and Loadmaster: Staff Sgt. John Hashman. (Source: Air
Force Special Operations Command, 07/31/19)

Trump scolds Delta for buying Airbus
NBC News has reported that President Trump, during a meeting with airline officials
Monday, scolded U.S.-based Delta Air Lines, whose CEO was not in attendance, for
buying billions of dollars worth of planes from Europe-based Airbus, while Qatar
Airways is buying jets from Chicago-based Boeing. The comment raised eyebrows,
since many Airbus jetliners are built in the United States by American workers.
Airbus has an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala., and is building a second assembly
line for A220 passenger jets. Delta, which also buys Boeing aircraft, is one of Airbus'
big customers. In response to Mobile media, Airbus in a statement said "We are
proud to have Airbus aircraft flying for 13 U.S. airlines, and to manufacture many of
those aircraft in Mobile, Ala., where work continues on our second large aircraft
assembly line. With our hundreds of U.S. suppliers accounting for 40 percent of all
Airbus’ aircraft-related procurement, every customer who invests in Airbus is
investing in U.S. manufacturing and supporting American jobs." A few days before
the meeting at which Trump made his remarks, Airbus announced it was delivering
Delta’s 50th made-in-Alabama jetliner. That was out of 130 the plant had delivered
overall. (Sources: WPMI, al.com, 07/30/19) Meanwhile, Airbus is continuing its push
to hire workers for the new A220 plant. Airbus recently held job fairs in North
Carolina. The company is reaching out into hubs for aviation professionals and
technical professionals. (Source: Spectrumlocalnews, 07/30/19)

NASA opts for SLS green run
After considering canceling a planned full-duration test-firing of the Space Launch
System (SLS) core stage in Mississippi ahead of the heavy-lift rocket’s first flight,
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced during the week that the agency will
press ahead with the eight-minute test next year. He cited safety and reliability
benefits for future astronauts riding on the launcher on missions to the moon. The
first SLS test flight, carrying an unpiloted Orion crew capsule to lunar orbit, is set
for blastoff in 2021 from pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The
mission is designated Artemis 1, the first flight in NASA’s Artemis program to return
astronauts to the moon as a stepping stone toward eventual expeditions to Mars.
NASA has planned the so-called “green run” test of the SLS core stage since the
program’s genesis in 2011. For more than half a decade, workers at NASA’s Stennis
Space Center (SSC) in southern Mississippi have modified and outfitted the B-2 test
stand — previously used for Saturn V, space shuttle and Delta IV rocket testing — to
accommodate the 212-foot-tall, 27.6-foot-wide SLS core stage. Liquid hydrogen and
liquid oxygen tanks inside the SLS core stage will hold 733,000 gallons of propellant
to feed four RS-25 main engines, generating more than 2 million pounds of thrust at
full throttle. The RS-25 engines, supplied by Aerojet Rocketdyne, are left over
powerplants from the space shuttle program. Unlike full-stage firings of previous
rockets, the green run test at Stennis will use the same core stage that will fly on
the first SLS launch, and not a ground test article. Once the core stage is finished at
Michoud Assembly Facility, a NASA barge will haul the rocket from New Orleans to
SSC for installation on the B-2 test stand. The shipment of the core stage to Stennis
is scheduled around the end of the year. (Source: Spaceflight Now, 07/27/19)

Contract: Draeger, $9.9M
Draeger Inc., Teleford, Pa., is awarded a $9,945,261 firm-fixed-price contract for
anesthesia recording and monitoring devices (ARMD) sustainment services in
support of Navy, Army, Air Force, and National Capital Region military treatment
facilities inside and outside the continental U.S. Work may be performed at locations
throughout the U.S. to include: San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas (7%);
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md. (7%); Naval Medical Center,
Portsmouth, Va. (6%); Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif. (5%); Fort Belvoir
Community Hospital, Va. (3%); Fort Bliss, Texas (3%); Fort Bragg, N.C. (3%); Tripler
Army Medical Center, Hawaii (3%); Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (3%); Eglin Air
Force Base Hospital, Fla. (2%); Fort Benning, Ga. (2%); Fort Campbell, Ky. (2%); Fort
Carson, Colo. (2%); Fort Gordon, Ga. (2%); Fort Hood, Texas (2%); Fort Stewart, Ga.
(2%); Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (2%); Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, Calif. (2%);
Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. (2%); Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (2%); United States
Army Institute of Surgical Research, Texas (2%); Wright-Patterson Air Force Medical
Center, Ohio (2%); Andrews Air Force Base Hospital, Md. (1%); Langley Air Force
Base Medical Center, Va. (1%); Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, Alaska (1%);
Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (1%); Fort Wainwright, Alaska (1%); West Point Academy,
N.Y. (1%); Fort Riley, Kan. (1%); Fort Meade, Md. (1%); Fort Irwin, Calif. (1%); Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo. (1%); Fort Polk, La. (1%); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research,
Md. (1%); Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (1%); Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
(1%); Naval Hospital, Lemoore, Calif. (1%); Naval Hospital, Beaufort, S.C. (1%); Naval
Hospital, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (1%); Naval Hospital, Cherry Point, N.C. (1%); and
Air Force Medical Operations Agency Lab, Texas (less than 1%). Work may be
performed at locations outside of the contiguous United States to include Landsuhl
Regional Medical Center, Germany (3%); Aviano Air Base Hospital, Italy (1%);
Lakenheath Air Force Base Hospital, United Kingdom (1%); Misawa Air Force Base,
Japan (1%); Naval Hospital, Guam, Guam (1%); Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
(1%); Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy (1%); Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan (1%); Osan Air
Base Hospital, Korea (1%); Naval Hospital, Rota, Spain (1%); Naval Hospital, Sigonella,
Italy (1%); Waegwan (Seoul), South Korea (1%); Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan and
Iwakuni, Japan (1%); and Yokota Air Force Base Hospital, Japan (1%). This contract
has a five-year period of performance and all work is expected to be completed by
July 26, 2024. Fiscal 2019 Defense Health Program operation & maintenance funds
will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This contract was a non-competitive, sole-source procurement in
accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(c) issued via the Federal
Business Opportunities website, with one proposal received. The Naval Medical
Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, Md., is the contracting activity (N62645-19-C-0005).
(Source: DoD, 07/26/19)

Contract: UTC, $25M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a not-to-exceed $25,000,000 undefinitized firm-fixed-price modification
(P00003) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-19-C-
0054). This modification procures milling machines, fixtures and tooling to increase
production capacity for critical F135 components. Work will be performed in East
Hartford and is expected to be completed in February 2022. Fiscal 2019 defense
production act purchases (Defense) 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. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 07/25/19) Gulf Coast note: F-35s are powered by F135
engines. Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Northrop, $33.8M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $33,755,229 for firm-
fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00019-19-F-0272 against a
previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the
MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This order procures material kits and
retrofit labor to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 configuration
into retrofit aircraft and ground segments. Work will be performed in San Diego
(41.2%); Palmdale, Calif. (30.7%); Waco, Texas (9.9%); Salt Lake City, Utah (2.9%);
Newtown, N.D. (2.5%) Verona, Wisc. (1.6%); Sterling, Va. (1.5%); Irvine, Calif. (1%); San
Clemente, Calif. (0.7%); and various locations inside and outside the continental U.S.
(7.9% and 0.1%, respectively). Work is expected to be completed in January 2022.
Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2018 and 2019 research,
development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $33,755,229 are
being obligated at time of award, $1,719,061 of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/22/19) Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work on
Triton is done in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Northrop, $14.2M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $14,187,994 for
modification P00037 to a previously awarded fixed-price, incentive-fee contract
(N00019-15-C-0002) in support of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This
modification incorporates integrated functional capability 4.0 into low-rate initial
production Lot 2 Aircraft B12. Work will be performed in Palmdale, Calif. (41.6%); San
Diego, Calif. (34.2%); Waco, Texas (5.3%); Verona, Wisc. (2.4%); Salt Lake City, Utah
(1.7%); Irvine, Calif. (1.5%); San Clemente, Calif. (1%); Saint Peters, Mo. (0.7%); Menlo
Park, Calif. (0.7%); Ronkonkoma, N.Y. (0.5%); and Grove, Okla. (0.5%); and various
locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (9.8% and 0.1%, respectively). Work
is expected to be completed in November 2021. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement
(Navy) funds in the amount of $14,187,994 are being obligated at time of award, all of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/22/19)
Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work on Triton is done in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Lockheed, $34.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $34,670,000 undefinitized cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to develop
and deliver an engineering change proposal to enable the production cut-in of the
Fuselage Station 425 Bulkhead structural modification required for F-35A and F-35C
to allow full-envelope internal carriage of aft heavy weaponry. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in July 2022. Fiscal 2019
research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps); and
non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $9,953,400
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 U.S. Code 2304
(c)(1). This undefinitized contract combines purchases for the Air Force
($13,787,219; 39.77%); Navy ($6,893,610; 19.88%); Marine Corps ($6,893,609; 19.88%);
and non-U.S. DoD participants ($7,095,562; 20.46%). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0010). (Source: DoD,
07/18/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

PNS training facility gets funding
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development
Administration is investing $12.25 million in the city of Pensacola to help establish a
new aircraft maintenance training facility at Pensacola International Airport (PNS),
officials said Thursday. The money will be matched by more than $36 million in local
and state funds. The new facility, a 175,000 square foot hangar, will be used for
commercial and technological aviation and will create 400 jobs. ST Engineering says
the new facility will have state of the art technology including robotic delivery
systems. The building will be able to withstand winds of 170 mph. Mayor Grover
Robinson says this is a part of "Project Titan," which will eventually include four
hangars, the one already operating, the one announced Thursday and two more at
the PNS campus. The new hangar will be similar to the first, but a significant
difference will be the attachment of a l65,000 square-foot support services center.
“The Support Services Center will enclose all of our customer reps’ offices; it will
have our engineering areas, it will have our procurement, our logistics
management will be there,” said Bill Hafner, presient of ST Engineering in Mobile,
Ala. (Sources: WEAR-TV, WUWF, NorthEscambia.com, 07/18/19) Previous

Contract: Lockheed, $23.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $23,637,880 cost-plus-
incentive-fee modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8682-18-C-
0009 for providing a replacement joint air to surface standoff missile (JASSM) anti-
jam GPS receiver with a new JASSM Anti-Jam GPS Receiver (JAGR) due to
obsolescence. This contract provides replacement for the current JAGR due to
obsolescence. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be
completed by March 31, 2023. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds in the amount of
$23,637,880 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 07/17/19)

General officer assignment
The Air Force chief of staff announced the assignment of Brig. Gen. William G. Holt
III, special assistant to the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command,
Hurlburt Field, Florida, to director, joint exercise and training, J-7, U.S. Space
Command. (Source: DoD, 07/15/19)

Blue Angels announce 2020 officers
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, today
announced officers selected for the 2020 air show season. The squadron selected
two F/A-18 demonstration pilots, two C-130 pilots, a maintenance officer, and a
public affairs officer to replace outgoing team members. The selected 2020 officers
are F/A-18 demonstration pilots, Marine Corps Maj. Frank Zastoupil, of Kingwood,
Texas, an F-35 Lightning II pilot currently assigned to the “Warlords” of Marine
Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, and Navy Lt. Julius Bratton, of Woodlawn,
Tenn., an F/A-18 Hornet pilot currently assigned to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter
Squadron 106. C-130 pilots chosen are Marine Corps Capt. William Huckeba, of
Hoover, Ala., a C-130 Hercules pilot currently assigned to Officer Candidate School
Quantico, and Marine Corps Capt. Rick Rose, of Napa, Calif., a C-130 Hercules pilot
currently assigned to the “Sumos” of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron
152. Previously selected to join the 2020 team was Commanding Officer and Flight
Leader, Navy Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, of Fargo, N.D., who was most recently the
commanding officer of the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron 81. The new team
members will officially begin their training for the 2020 show season following the
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Nov. 9. (Source:
NNS, 07/15/19)

Sustainable jet fueled A321 delivered
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus has delivered to Delta Air Lines its 50th A320 series aircraft
produced in the Airbus U.S. production facility in Mobile. This A321 is the first of a
total of 20 aircraft being delivered with a blend of sustainable jet fuel over the next
year. The jet fuel, supplied by Air BP and loaded into the aircraft by Signature Flight
Support (Airbus’ fueling services provider in Mobile), is certified compliant with the
sustainability requirements of the European Union Renewable Energy Directive (EU
RED) and the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC). Delta is the
second U.S customer to have aircraft delivered by Airbus from Mobile using a blend
of sustainable fuel. Airbus offers this option to its customers in order to promote a
more regular use of sustainable aviation fuels within the industry. In the longer
term, Airbus also envisions supporting industrial production of sustainable fuels for
aviation in the southeastern U.S. (Source: Airbus, 07/12/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $21.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $21,256,902 modification (P00004) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order
(N0001919-F-2512) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-14-
G-0020. This modification provides for modification kits, special tooling and
installation labor for the modification and retrofit of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike
Fighter aircraft for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, non-U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will
be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2024.
Fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and
Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant funds; and FMS funds in the amount of $21,256,902
will be obligated at time of award, $949,495 of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps
($6,664,143; 31%); Navy ($6,290,194; 30%); Air Force ($4,651,660; 22%); non-U.S. DoD
participants ($2,966,510; 14%); and FMS customers ($684,394; 3%). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
07/09/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training
center.

Contract: Lockheed, $41.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $41,269,021 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded order (N00019-
19-F-2474) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020.  This
modification exercises an option for the design, procurement and integration of
flight test instrumentation and data processing solutions for F-35 Lightning II
development test aircraft to support the Tech Refresh-3 and the Follow on
Modernization Block 4 mission systems configuration. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in February 2021. Fiscal 2019 research,
development, test and evaluation (Air Force) and non-U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD) participant funds in the amount of $2,470,993 are being obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($16,501,005; 40%); Navy
($8,250,503; 20%); Marine Corps ($8,250,503; 20%); and non-U.S. DoD participants
($8,267,010; 20%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/08/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

MQ-8C now initial operation capable
The U.S. Navy declared initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman MQ-
8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on June 28. It clears the way for the unmanned
air vehicle to begin fleet operations and training. The MQ-8C is to deploy aboard the
Navy’s littoral combat ships in FY2021, and is intended for intelligence, and
surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as precision targeting. The airframe is the
commercial Bell 407, with seats and other manned avionics equipment stripped out
and replaced with remote controls and extra fuel tanks. Over the next few years,
Northrop Grumman plans to deliver 38 MQ-8Cs to the Navy. (Source: Flightglobal,
Inside Defense, 07/08/19) Gulf Coast note: Final assembly and flight testing of the
MQ-8C is done in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Rockhill Group, $12.2M
The Rockhill Group Inc., Moline, Fla., has been awarded a $12,211,850 firm-fixed-
price contract for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) aircrew
instruction instructor support required by the 492 Special Operations Wing and
operational wings. This contract provides for critical flying training unit support
instruction (platform, simulator and flight) to all students going through AFSOC's
initial and mission qualification school and continuation training for combat
aircrews. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Duke Field, Fla.; Cannon Air
Force Base, N.M.; and Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, and is expected
to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019. This award is the result of sole source acquisition.
Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,211,850 are
being obligated at the time of award. The 765th Specialized Contracting Flight, Air
Force Installation Contracting Center, Hurlburt Field, is the contracting activity
(FA0021-19-C-A003). (Source: DoD, 07/03/19)

A220 strong a year after agreement
Airbus Canada Limited Partnership marked its first anniversary on July 1, one year
after Airbus became the majority partner in the A220 aircraft program. Highlights of
this first anniversary include orders and commitments signed for more than 230
A220 aircraft, the ground-breaking for a new A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile,
Ala., and expansion at the Mirabel manufacturing facility in Canada. Airbus Canada
has delivered more aircraft in its first year than the total delivered up to July 1,
2018, when it took the lead of the program. In total, the A220 ends the first year of
Airbus leading the program with a firm order book of over 500 aircraft, plus 80
additional commitments announced at this year’s Paris Air Show. In 2019, Airbus is
also celebrating the 35th anniversary of its presence in Canada. (Source: Airbus,
07/02/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $348.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $348,223,161 for modification P00019 to a previously awarded cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0001). This modification is for production non-
recurring, special tooling and special test equipment in support of low-rate initial
production Lot 12 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps,
non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) partners and foreign military sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (23.80%); El Segundo, Calif.
(23.86%); San Diego, Calif. (17.03%); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.65%); Orlando,
Fla. (6.63%); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.44%); Nashua, N.H. (2.71%); Clearfield, Utah
(2.15%); Marietta, Ga. (1.77%); East Aurora, N.Y. (1.59%); Palmdale, Calif. (1.40%);
Cheltenham, United Kingdom (0.96%); Turin, Italy (0.81%); Clearwater, Fla. (0.79%);
Melbourne, Fla. (0.60%); Irvine, Calif. (0.58%); Kongsberg, Norway (0.53%); Arlington,
Texas (0.48%); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (0.46%); Tempe, Ariz. (0.38%); Inglewood, Calif.
(0.33%); Papendrecht, Netherlands (0.28); Garden Grove, Calif. (0.21%);
Montmorency, Australia (0.20%); Marion, Va. (0.17%); Independence, Ohio (0.14%);
Amesbury, Mass. (0.13%); Rome, N.Y. (0.13%); Los Angeles, Calif. (0.10%); Hot Springs,
Ark. (0.10%); Lystrup, Denmark (0.09%); Grand Rapids, Mich. (0.09%); Owego, N.Y.
(0.07%); Sharon, Mass. (0.06%); Wichita, Kan. (0.06%); Boulder, Colo. (0.05%);
Carlsbad, Calif. (0.04%); Ontario, Calif. (0.04%); Delta, British Columbia, Canada
(0.03%); Long Beach, Calif. (0.01%); Lindenhurst, N.Y. (0.01%); Eskisehr, Turkey
(0.01%); Saint Peters, Mo. (0.01%); Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (0.01%); and Rancho
Cucamonga, Calif. (0.01%). Work is expected to be completed in August 2022. Fiscal
2017 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft
procurement (Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD partner and FMS
funds in the amount of $348,223,161 are being obligated at time of award,
$17,899,115 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($129,642,270; 38%); Navy
($69,738,685; 20%); Marine Corps ($61,001,500; 17%); non-U.S. DoD partners
($60,840,706; 17%) and FMS customers ($27,000,000; 8%). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/02/19)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Mississippi pushes space initiative
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Mississippi is starting a new economic
development effort to lure companies connected to space exploration. The
announcement came less than a month after California-based Relativity announced
it would build its Terran 1 space rockets using 3D print technology at Stennis Space
Center, where it has already been testing rocket engines. Gov. Phil Bryant
announced the Space Initiative Monday during an event at Infinity Science Center,
near Stennis Space Center in coastal Hancock County. SSC is where NASA and many
commercial space companies test rocket engines. The leader of the economic
development effort will be Patrick Scheuermann, former head of Stennis Space
Center and Marshall Space Flight Center. Bryant also announced formation of a
Mississippi National Guard Space Directorate. Its commander will be Col. Billy
Murphy of the Mississippi Air National Guard’s 186th Air Operations Group.
Relativity co-founder Jordan Noone was on
hand for the Monday announcement.
(Sources: multiple, including Sun Herald, Clarion Ledger, AP via Local Memphis, 07/01/19)


JUNE 2019

Contract: Lockheed, $15.9M
Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded a $15,915,000
modification (P00770) to previously awarded contract F04701-02-C-0002 for
Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF). The contract modification is to make
changes to the AEHF Mission Planning Element software to provide capability
improvements. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale and is expected to be
completed by June 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 space procurement appropriation in the
amount of $15,915,000 is being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile
Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 06/28/19) Gulf Coast note: Work on the AEHF core propulsion system
is done at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Contract: Med-Eng, $11.5M
Med-Eng LLC., Ogdensburg, N.Y., has been awarded an $11,500,000 ceiling increase
modification (P00002) from previously awarded contract FA8051-18-D-0001 for the
delivery of a full bomb suit ensemble and associated accessories for explosive
ordinance disposal personnel. This modification raises the price ceiling from
$15,000,000 to $26,500,000. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and
is expected to be completed by March 2023. No funds are being obligated with the
modification. The 772d Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/28/19)

Contract: UTC, $358.5M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn.,
is awarded not-to-exceed $358,529,006 modification P00008 to a previously awarded
advanced acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides for
eight initial spare F135-PW-100 propulsion systems and one initial spare F135-PW-
600 propulsion system for the Global Spares Pool, including initial spare modules
and initial spare parts. The Global Spares Pool supports the U.S. Air Force, U.S.
Navy, U.S. Marine Corps., Non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Participants and
foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford
(93%); Indianapolis, Ind. (6%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to
be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine
Corps, and Navy), non-U.S. DoD participant and FMS funds in the amount of
$229,449,221 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for U.S. Air
Force ($121,237,779; 34%); U.S. Marine Corps ($83,050,441; 23%); the U.S. Navy
($23,547,961; 7%); Non-U.S. DoD Participants ($100,160,036; 28 %) and FMS customers
($30,532,789; 8%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/28/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

NASA invests $45M with small businesses
American businesses will help NASA land astronauts on the Moon in five years and
establish a sustainable presence there. NASA has selected 363 proposals from
small businesses and research institutions across 41 states to help advance the
types of capabilities needed for future missions, as well as to support the agency in
other areas.
The 363 selections have an estimated value of more than $45 million and are part of
NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
Transfer (STTR) programs. They include seven SBIR projects and two STTR projects
tied to Stennis Space Center, Miss. Nearly a hundred of the selected companies will
be first-time recipients of a NASA SBIR or STTR contract. More than 20 percent of
the businesses are from underrepresented communities, including minority and
women-owned businesses. Among the projects are an intelligent rover wheel with
integrated sensing and perception subsystems to improve mobility on the Moon
and planetary bodies. The technology could also be used on Earth for autonomous
tractors and other off-road vehicles. Also included is a project for a light-weight,
deployable solar panel that leverages recent advancements in thin film solar cell
technology. It rolls into a compact cylinder for storage, as opposed to conventional
rigid solar panels that require mechanical hinges. (Source: NASA/SSC, 06/28/19)

SLS test article shipped
The last of four structural test articles for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) was
loaded onto NASA's Pegasus barge Wednesday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility
in New Orleans. The barge will deliver the liquid oxygen (LOX) tank structural test
article to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for structural
testing. The LOX tank is one of two propellant tanks in the rocket's core stage that
will produce more than 2 million pounds of thrust to help send Artemis 1, the first
flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft and SLS, to the Moon. The nearly 70-foot-long test
article is structurally identical to the flight version. SLS is being developed to send
astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. (Source: Space Daily, 06/28/19)

33rd gets new leader
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Hundreds of Nomads welcomed a new commander to
the 33rd Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony June 18. Maj. Gen.
Craig Wills, the commander of 19th Air Force, presided over the ceremony where
Col. Jon Wheeler took his place as the newest Nomad One and the wing bid farewell
to Col. Paul Moga, who heads to an air staff position at the Pentagon. Wheeler
assumed the 33rd FW’s top spot after completing a remote tour as the vice
commander of the 8th FW “Wolf Pack,” Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. In 2010,
Wheeler was one of only 10 fighter pilots selected to serve in the inaugural cadre of
F-35 instructor pilots at the 33rd FW. This group led the wing’s successful transition
to the world’s first F-35 fighter wing and laid the foundation for the current flying
training mission that Wheeler now oversees. (Source: 33rd Fighter Wing Public
Affairs, 06/26/19)

Draft assessment of new helicopters released
With Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., scheduled to receive new
training helicopters to replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger, the Navy has released a Draft
Environmental Assessment (EA) detailing the impact. The Advanced Helicopter
Training System, called TH-XX while the Navy considers bidders for the contract, will
provide 130 newer, more capable, more reliable helicopter and training system to
Training Air Wing 5 and would meet the advanced helicopter and intermediate tilt-
rotor training requirements through 2050. The new helicopter will require an
additional 33 training personnel at Whiting Field. The replacement helicopter has
not yet been determined, but will be a commercially available helicopter. For the
purposes of the Draft Environmental Assessment, a conservative representative
surrogate helicopter, the UH-72 Lakota, larger and louder than comparable
commercially available helicopters, was used to analyze the potential impacts from
the TH-XX. Training will transition to the TH-XX beginning in 2021 and completed by
2025. Training operations would generally be similar to existing training. However,
there would be an increase in the number of annual flight operations, to include
training involving night vision device training, flying in formation at night, and
search an rescue. Prior to the arrival of the TH-XX, new facilities and associated
infrastructure would be constructed at NAS Whiting Field to accommodate
helicopter maintenance activities and ground based training requirements. Two
temporary facilities will be built but replaced by two permanent structures. The Draft
EA can be seen at https://www.nepa.navy.mil/ahts, as well as area libraries. Public
comments on the Draft EA must be postmarked or received online no later than July
19, 2019. (Source: GCRL, 06/27/19)

Funds cut from MRO project
Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed $131 million of proposed spending from this year's
budget, incluing $1.5 million for the expansion of the ST Aerospace maintenance,
repair and overhaul campus at Pensacola International Airport. ST Engineering
already has one hangar at the airport, but the $210 million project will add three
additional hangars and supporting buildings. Pensacola City Administrator Chris
Holley said the state has been helpful with the project, and it's hard to be critical of
a veto over $1.5 million when the state came up with money from the Department of
Transportation a few months back to move the project forward. Holley said the
expansion project is moving forward and is still expected to create more than 1,300
jobs when operations begin in 2022. The project has a five-year time frame for build-
out, which Holley says is plenty of time to go back to the Legislature next year and
present their case once again. (Sources: WUWF, WEAR, 06/25/19)

Contract: Innovative Tech, $7M
Innovative Technologies International Inc., Lynchburg, Va., has been awarded a
$7,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Katana Hardware
Fabrication effort. The contract provides for concept design analysis and advanced
fabrication capabilities to rapidly manufacture products meeting specific
characteristics through a partnering arrangement by fulfilling research,
development, test and evaluation requirements for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with
organization-specific tasks. Work will be performed at Lynchburg and is expected to
be completed by June 25, 2024. This contract is the result of a sole source award.
Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $24,897.00 are being
obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-19). (Source: DoD, 06/25/19)

Bombardier exits commercial aviation
Bombardier Inc. said on Tuesday it will sell its money-losing regional jet business to
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) for $550 million in cash, in a deal
marking the Canadian plane and train maker’s exit from commercial aviation.
Montreal-based Bombardier had combined its aviation units to focus more on
profitable business jets and passenger rail cars, after facing a cash-crunch in 2015
while bringing its flagship commercial jet to market. As part of the deal, which is
expected to close in the first half of next year, the Japanese firm will also take over
a $200 million debt. Bombardier will continue to assemble its regional jet planes
(CRJ), but will stop making the aircraft in the second half of 2020, after it finishes
delivering its remaining orders. (Source: Reuters, 06/25/19) Gulf Coast note:
Bombardier last year agreed to make Airbus a majority partner in a partnership that
builds the A220, the former Bombardier CSeries. A new production line is being built
in Mobile, Ala.

Navy gets Fat Albert replacement
A new Fat Albert C-130 is headed to the Pensacola-based U.S. Navy Blue Angels
from the British Royal Air Force. The Navy said Monday that it had awarded a $29.7
million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense for a Royal Air Force C-
130J Super Hercules. In a news release, the Navy's Naval Air Systems Command
based in Patuxent River, Md., said purchasing the used British aircraft to replace
Fat Albert as part of the world-famous flight demonstration would be about $50
million less than the cost of a new aircraft. (Source: Pensacola News Journal,
06/24/19)

Region airports getting $34.5M in grants
Fifteen airports in the Gulf Coast I-10 region will receive 16 airport infrastructure
grants totaling $34.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency
announced Monday. They were among 358 grants awarded to 327 airports in 46
states and the Pacific Islands. The FAA said the $495 million in grants is the second
allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for
airports across the United States. In the Gulf Coast region, the grants from highest
to lowest were: Eglin AFB/Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, Fla. ($11,527,654,
expand apron, expand terminal building); Lakefront, New Orleans, La. ($8,505,000,
rehabilitate runway 18R/36L); Lafayette Regional/Paul Fournet Field, Lafayette, LA.
($6,449,350, reconstruct apron); Mobile Regional, Mobile, Ala. ($2,361,754,
rehabilitate taxiway); Mobile Downtown, Mobile, Ala. ($1,350,000, update airport
master plan study, and $822,207, acquire equipment, rehabilitate runway 14/32); Bob
Sikes, Crestview, Fla. ($900,000, rehabilitate runway 17/35); Dothan Regional,
Dothan, Ala. ($700,061, acquire equipment, acquire safety and/or security
equipment, reconstruct apron, rehabilitate runway 14/32); H.L. (Sonny) Callahan,
Fairhope, Ala. ($325,000, expand access road); Gulfport-Biloxi International,
Gulfport, Miss. ($319,500, update airport master plan study); Foley Municipal, Foley,
Ala. ($305,000, reconstruct taxiway); Ozark-Blackwell Field, Ozark, Ala. ($303,444,
construct fuel farm); Peter Prince Field, Milton, Fla. ($300,000, update airport master
plan study); Trent Lott International, Pascagoula, Miss. ($138,308, rehabilitate runway
17/35); Stennis International Airport, Bay St. Louis, Miss. ($99,061, rehabilitate
taxiway); Poplarville-Pearl River County, Poplarville, Miss. ($69,750, improve access
road, improve airport drainage). The FAA says airport infrastructure in the United
States, with 3,332 airports and 5,000 paved runways, supports economic
competitiveness and improves quality of life. According to the FAA’s most recent
economic analysis, U.S. civil aviation accounts for $1.6 trillion in total economic
activity and supports nearly 11 million jobs. (Source: GCAC, 06/24/19)

Bell to repay state $9.5M
Bell Helicopters, which operated an assembly facility next to Lafayette Regional
Airport, has agreed to pay the state some $9.5 million over its failure to meet job-
creation goals. The state’s Economic Development Agency cut ties with Bell in 2017.
The state had given the company tax credits to open the Lafayette facility in a deal
originally announced in 2013, but it depended on Bell attaining certain employment
goals, which it failed to do. The company moved its operations to Texas. Swiss
Helicopter Company Kopter Group AG is moving into the location. (Source: KADN,
06/21/19)

Command change
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE - Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville has assumed command of the
First Air Force, taking over from Cmdr. Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams during a ceremony
Thursday. The First Air Force, as part of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, plays roles in air
defense operations and disaster assistance, among other responsibilities. It is a
tenant unit at Tyndall Air Force Base.Sasseville graduated from the U.S. Air Force
Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs and has
held squadron, group and wing command, according to a biography. Williams is
retiring after 32 years of service and has been the First Air Force Commander since
July 2016. The First Air Force resumed operations in December after the damage
caused by Hurricane Michael. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 06/20/19)

First A220 section arrives
MMBILE, Ala. - The first large aircraft components for the first A220 that will be built
in Mobile have been delivered to the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The major
component assemblies (MCAs) are the aft fuselage and cockpit, which arrived by
truck. “With the arrival of these assemblies, A220 production in Mobile will shortly
become a reality,” said Paul Gaskell, President-Airbus U.S. A220, Inc. “The arrival of
these MCAs is taking place almost four years to the day from when our first A320
MCAs arrived. It’s amazing to see how much we’ve grown over that time, and an
exciting time for Airbus, Mobile and Alabama." Wings, vertical and horizontal tail
planes, tail cones and landing gear will arrive in coming weeks. Aircraft production
is scheduled to begin in the next couple of months, even as construction on some
of the A220-specific buildings on the campus continues over the next year.
Employees for the new A220 production line will be returning from training in
Mirabel, Canada in time for production start. Hiring for A220 and A320 production is
continuing. (Source: Airbus, 06/20/19)

Delta ups A220 order
LE BOURGET, France – Delta Air Lines has ordered five additional A220-100 aircraft,
bringing to 95 the total number of orders placed, including both the A220-100s and
A220-300s. The airline is the first to select the new increased maximum takeoff
weight option for its entire fleet from 2020. Airbus announced in May that it would
increase the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) for the A220. The new MTOW will
increase the maximum range capabilities. Delta was the U.S. launch customer for
the A220, placing an initial order for 75 aircraft in 2016 and booking an additional 15
in December 2018. With this latest order, Delta’s orders total 45 A220-100s and 50
A220-300s. Delta’s A220-100s are produced in Mirabel, Québec, Canada, while the
A220-300s will be built at a new U.S. assembly plant now under construction in
Mobile, Ala., adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility. (Source: Airbus,
06/18/19)

IHMC, AREF to collaborate
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Florida Institue for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)
and Andrews Research & Educations Foundation (AREF) have announced
partnership to conduct research projects together. They signed an agreement to
collaborate on human-performance research. IHMC and AREF will share office and
lab spaces at their Pensacola and Gulf Breeze facilities. The scientists and doctors
will collaborate on research into area ranging from optimizing physical and
cognitive performance to developing technologies aimed at helping high-
performing humans like professional athletes, astronauts and fighter pilots. They'll
work together to study ways to help human movement, vision and reaction in
extreme environments. Immediate plans include IHMC and AREF personnel working
together on current ongoing research projects as well as developing proposals for
future projects and grants. (Source: WEAR-TV, 06/18/19)

June newsletter available
The June issue of the bimonthly Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter is
available for download at the website www.gulfcoastaerospacecorridor.com. The
eight-page bimonthy this month summarizes the content of the just-released Gulf
Coast Aerospace Corridor 2019-2020. (GCAC, 06/18/19)

Contract: Management Svc., $20M
Management Services Group Inc., doing business as Global Technical Systems,
Virginia Beach, Va., has been awarded a $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract for Mid-Size Munitions (MSM) technology effort. This contract
provides for the prototyping and demonstration program which focuses on an
intermediate weight capable of defeating challenging targets. This program leads to
flight test demonstrations, effectiveness assessments, and manufacturing
readiness assessments adequate to support weapon system transitions. Work will
be performed at Virginia Beach and is expected to be completed by June 17, 2024.
This award is the result of a broad agency announcement and one offer was
received.  Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $4,526,000
are being obligated on the first task order which will be awarded immediately with
the basic contract. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
the contracting activity (FA8651-19-D-0073). (Source: DoD, 06/19/19)

Biennial book available
Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor 2019-2020 is now available for download at the
website www.gulfcoastaerospacecorridor.com. The 100-page reference book has
chapters on aircraft assembly and maintenance in the central part of the corridor,
military aviation, space activities, education, airports and a summary of aerospace
activities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The book can be found on
the homepage, which takes you to a page where the entire book or individual
chapters can also be downloaded. (GCAC, 06/18/19)

Relativity to build rockets at SSC
California-based Relativity today announced that it will build 3D rockets at Stennis
Space Center (SSC), Miss. It will create 200 jobs and make an investment of $59
million. Relativity said it secured an agreement with NASA and an incentive package
from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to expand facilities and
infrastructure at SSC. Relativity will build and integrate a robotic 3D printing rocket
factory and an expanded testing facility to produce Relativity's Terran 1 rocket
launch vehicles. The agreement with NASA includes exclusive use of 220,000
square feet within building 9101 at Stennis Space Center for a nine-year lease. The
facility includes an 80-foot high bay, multiple bridge cranes, and extensive industrial
infrastructure. The agreement also includes an option to extend the lease for an
additional 10 years. Relativity’s partnership with the MDA is supported by a
significant cost reimbursement and tax incentive package for Relativity's
employment and capital investments for advanced aerospace manufacturing and
technology development in the state. On path to first orbital launch in 2020,
Relativity will be building out first stage assembly, engine integration and testing,
and a full 3D printing and robotics-enabled production line at the site. The
technologies developed through Relativity’s Stennis factory site are the first step
toward the company’s long term vision of 3D printing the first rocket made in Mars
and expanding the human experience in space. With this expansion at Stennis,
Relativity is increasing infrastructure fourfold to over 280,000 square feet of
operations, production, testing, and launch facilities and is on track to reach over
350,000 square feet of space in 2019. In the past year, the company increased team
size over 6 times from 14 to 90 employees. (Source: Business Wire, 06/11/19)
Previous; background/prediction (April 2018 Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor
Newsletter column, page 7)

Contract: Advanced Concepts, $7.2M
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International LLC, Waco, Texas, has been
awarded a $7,202,973 firm-fixed-price modification (P00003) to previously awarded
contract FA4890-18-F-5102 for the 505th Training Group academic and training
support. This contract provides for the exercise of option period one for services
to cover requirements in the areas of course instruction, mission support, exercise
support and lessons learned to the government-led maintenance and execution of
select 505th Training Group courses. Work will be performed primarily at Hurlburt
Field, Fla., as well as various other locations worldwide, and is expected to be
complete by June 9, 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the full
amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Combat Command Acquisition
Management and Integration Center, Hurlburt Field, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 06/10/19)

UTC-Raytheon merging
United Technologies and Raytheon are joining forces in one of the biggest
corporate mergers of 2019. It was announce Sunday that they have agreed to
combine in an all-stock deal they termed a "merger of equals." The new company
would have annual revenue of about $74 billion. Under the terms of the deal, United
Technologies shareholders would own 57 percent of the combined company, with
Raytheon shareholders owning the rest. UTC is an industrial conglomerate, and
makes everything from jet engines to elevators. It owns the Pratt & Whitney engine
maker as well as Collins Aerospace. Raytheon is rooted in defense, and produces
missile defense systems and cybersecurity solutions. Both companies are Airbus
and Boeing suppliers. The combined company will be named Raytheon
Technologies Corporation and based in Boston. It will be second in size to Boeing
in the U.S. and tied for third in the world with Airbus. UTC and Raytheon have almost
no overlap, with most units likely being able to stay more or less as-is. (Sources,
multiple, including CNN, Forbes, 06/10/19, Winston-Salem Journal, Hartford Courant,
06/09/19) Gulf Coast note: One of UTC's three companies is Collins Aerospace, which
does jet engine podding work in Foley, Ala. It has 1,100 employees.

Contract: Lockheed, $1.8B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $1,808,545,655 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract for continued design maturation and development of Block 4
capabilities in support of the F-35 Lightning II Phase 2.3 Pre-Modernization for the
Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps; and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed
in August 2026. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force,
Navy, and Marine Corps); and non-U.S. DoD participant funds in the amount of
$98,998,910 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force
($732,460,990; 40.50 percent); Navy ($371,475,278; 20.54 percent), Marine Corps
($345,974,784; 19.13 percent) and non-U.S. DoD participants ($358,634,603; 19.83
percent). This contract was not competitive procured pursuant to U.S. Code 2304(c)
(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity
(N00019-19-C-0010). (Source: DoD, 06/09/19)

NASA picks firms for RPMP
NASA has selected four companies to provide real property master planning (RPMP)
for the agency, as needed for all 10 NASA centers. The companies are: HB&A – The
Schreifer Group Joint Venture of Colorado Springs, Colo.; The Urban Collaborative
of Eugene, Oregon; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Atlanta; and Michael Baker
International Inc. of Moon Township, Pa. The maximum potential value of this
contract will not exceed $24 million for work that starts June 15, 2019, and extends
for five years, with three one-year options. Work under the contract will be in the
form of any of the following RPMP products: center vision plan, area development
plans, sustainability component plans, center design guide, center development
plan, master plan digest, master plan website, area development execution plans,
center special study or agency special study. (Source: NASA, 06/06/19)


MAY 2019

Contract: UTC, $3.2B
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded $3,239,028,961 for not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification
P00006 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021) for
the production and delivery of 233 propulsion systems. This modification provides
for the production and delivery of 56 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air
Force; 10 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 24 F135-PW-600 propulsion
systems for the Marine Corps; 125 F135-PW-100 and 18 F135-PW-600 propulsion
systems for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military
Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent);
Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is
expected to be completed in January 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air
Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); and FMS funds in the amount of $793,133,424 will
be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year.
This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($619,293,241; 19 percent);
Marine Corps ($627,306,799; 19 percent); Navy ($117,569,123; 4 percent); non-DoD
participants ($1,234,417,345; 38 percent); and FMS customers ($640,442,453; 20
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 05/31/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home
of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Boeing, $35M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $35,000,000 modification
(P00001) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
FA8681-19-D-0009 for the integration, sustainment and support of the Small
Diameter Bomb Increment I miniature munition for Foreign Military Sales countries.
This modification provides for a ceiling increase in the contract. Work will be
performed in St. Louis; Air Force test ranges worldwide; and various other
countries. This modification involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium,
Canada, Denmark, Greece, Israel, South Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey,
Singapore, and any other future country with an approved letter of offer and
acceptance. Work is expected to be complete by April 15, 2029. No funds are being
obligated at the time of award. This modification brings the total cumulative face
value of the contract to $100,000,000. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/31/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $9.2M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $9,212,539 fixed-price
incentive firm contract modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8675-
18-C-0003 for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) program.
This modification provides for the procurement of 24 AMRAAM AIM-120D Captive Air
Training Missile guidance sections for the Navy. Work will be performed in Tucson
and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2022. Fiscal 2018 production funds
(Navy) in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 05/31/19)

Collins, Airbus mark long partnership
FOLEY, Ala. - The day after Airbus marked its 50th anniversary, representatives from
the company were in Foley today at the Collins Aerospace Systems site to celebrate
their 45-year relationship. Collins Aerospace delivere the 1,000th nacelle for the
A320neo program, delivering the 9,000th V2500 nacelle. Collins Aerospace, in
addition to doing all the nacelles work for the A320, will also provide nacelles for
the new A220 jetliner that will be built at the Airbus campus. That assembly line is
being built next to the A320 line at the Mobile Aeroplex. The relationship between
the two companies dates back to the A300, the first Airbus aircraft. There are
currently more than 750 Collins nacelles operating on A320neo jetliners with 32
airlines. Collins Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. It was
formed in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems an Rockwell Collins.
Speaking at today's event were Jim Pollock, vice president of Airbus Programs -
Aerostructures, Collins Aerospace; Daryl Taylor, vice president & general manager -
Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility; Pierre-Laurent Mace, vice president of
Procurement - Airbus Americas; and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.). (Source:
GCAC, 05/30/19) Previous: UTC splits in three; Hawaiian gets U.S.-built A321neo; First
A320neo engine delivered

Contract: Northrop, $65.2M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a not-to-
exceed $65,173,723 advance acquisition contract for long-lead components for the
manufacture and delivery of three low-rate initial production Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton
unmanned aircraft for the Navy (2); and the government of Australia (1). In addition,
this contract provides equipment and associated materials for three ground
stations for the Navy (2); and the government of Australia (1). Work will be
performed in San Diego, Calif. (27.7 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (15.5 percent);
Baltimore, Md. (14.7 percent); Waco, Texas (9.3 percent); Bridgeport, W.Va. (8
percent); Red Oak, Texas (6.2 percent); and various locations in the continental U.S.
(18.6 percent). Work is expected to be completed in June 2020. Fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Navy); and cooperative partner funds in the amount of $65,173,723
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. This contract combines purchases for the Navy
($38,250,000; 58.7 percent); and the government of Australia ($26,923,723; 41.3
percent) under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0008). (Source: DoD,
05/29/19) Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work for Triton is done in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Vectrus, $16.2M
Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $16,234,351
firm-fixed-price modification (A00045) to previously awarded contract FA3002-17-C-
0001 for Base Operations Support services. This modification provides for the
exercise of the third option period. Work will be performed at Keesler Air Force
Base, Miss., and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2020. This modification
brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $53,217,984. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time
of award. The 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 05/24/19)

Blue Angels retiring this Fat Albert
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team announced this week it is
retiring its existing C-130 T Fat Albert cargo plane, but the Fat Albert program isn't
going away. "The Fat Albert program still exists, a decision just has to be made as to
what the replacement aircraft will be," Lt. Cmdr. David Gardner, the team's
spokesman, said early Thursday before the team headed to this weekend's Miami
Beach Air and Sea Show. Gardner said the Department of Defense is looking at
replacement options including the purchase of C-130 J aircraft from the British
Royal Air Force. The team announced late Wednesday that Fat Albert had reached
the end of its flying life after 17 years with the team, accumulating more than 30,000
flight hours. It has been with the team since 2002. (Source: Pensacola News Journal,
05/23/19)

Airbus extending A220 range
Airbus announced that the A220 series of jetliners will now be offering increased
range starting from H2 2020. It will allow the A220 to reach markets that today can
not be served by other small single-aisle aircraft types. "Since its entry-into-service
close to three years ago, the A220 aircraft has already proven that it is meeting or
beating its initial performance targets, bringing more flexibility and revenue
potential to customers,” said Rob Dewar, Head of Engineering & Customer Support
for the A220. “Today, Airbus is reinforcing its confidence in the A220 platform and
further enhancing its capabilities to meet upcoming market requirements.” This
performance increase is achieved by taking credit of existing structural and
systems margins as well as existing fuel volume capacity. This will allow airlines to
tap into new routes that were not possible before, connecting key cities in Western
Europe with the Middle East or from Southeast Asia to Australia. There are more
than 530 planes in the order book, and the 100- to 150-seat market is estimate to
represent 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years. (Source: Airbus, 05/21/19) Airbus,
which builds the former Bombardier CSeries passenger jets in Mirabel, Quebec,
Canada, is building a second A220 assembly line in Mobile, Ala.

Contract: Lockheed, $11.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $11,336,274 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee contract (N00019-19-C-0004). This modification exercises an option for
deployment and operation of test aircraft in support of the F-35 Lightning II
development, production, and sustainment for the Air Force, Navy, and non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in Lakehurst, N.J.
(70 percent); and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (30 percent), and is expected to be
completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation
(Air Force and Navy); and non-U.S. DoD participant funds in the amount of
$11,336,274 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of
the fiscal year. This option combines purchases for the Air Force ($8,791,728; 78
percent); Navy ($224,464; 2 percent) and non-U.S. DoD participants ($2,320,082; 20
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 05/22/19)

Contract: BAE, $7.8M
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been
awarded a $7,758,301 delivery order (FA2521-19-F0139) against previously awarded
contract FA2521-16-D-0010 for serviceable components and subsystems for
Instrumentation Tracking Systems (ITS). This delivery order provides for a 5.5 KVDC
transmitter power upgrade for AN/FPS-8a5 Phased Array Radar. Work will be
performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be complete by March
17, 2021. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the full amount are being
obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Awarded May 16, 2019) (Source: DoD, 05/22/19)

Contract: Alfab, $127.9M
Alfab Inc., Enterprise, Ala., is awarded a $127,898,545 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide new and refurbished Airfield Matting
2 (AM2) packages in accordance with Naval Air Systems Command drawing
packages. AM2 matting consists of landing matting (F71/F72); heavy duty matting
(F73); and spacer matting (F78). Work will be performed in Enterprise and is
expected to be completed in May 2024. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds
in the amount of $1,013,100 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a small business set-
aside, competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal, with two
offers received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is
the contracting activity (N68335-19-D-0129). (Source: DoD, 05/21/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $24.5M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $24,500,000
modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8675-15-D-0135 for
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile System Improvement Program software
architecture and design risk reduction efforts to counter evolving threats. This
modification provides a ceiling increase in the maximum ordering amount of the
contract to facilitate new task orders, and brings the total cumulative face value of
the contract to $95,500,000. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
complete by Sept. 30, 2022.  No funds are being obligated at the time of award.  Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 05/21/19)

Airbus eyes buying A220 wing plant
Airbus has emerged as the newest potential buyer for Bombardier’s plant in Belfast,
Northern Ireland, as new CEO Guillaume Faury expresses interest in acquiring the
A220 wing production site. Bombardier announced in early May that it was seeking
to divest its facilities in both Northern Ireland and Morocco, leading to reports that
European, American, and Chinese industry were interested in taking over the site.
According to a report from the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Faury said that this would
be an option for Airbus, effectively leading to the manufacturer taking control of the
wing production for its A220 airliner, as well as engine covers for its A320 series.
Purchase of the Belfast operation would add to Airbus’s operations in the UK, which
include wing manufacture for most of its commercial aircraft products at Broughton,
North Wales, as well as production and design of wings at Filton, near Bristol.
(Source: Jane's Defense Weekly, 05/20/19, The Guardian, 05/16/19)

Airbus delivers 12,000 plane
Airbus marked the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft in its 50-year history. The aircraft
was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada, and handed over to U.S.-based
Delta Air Lines. The aircraft is the 12th A220 delivered to date to Delta Air Lines
since the carrier received its first A220 in October 2018. The A220 started scheduled
service with Delta in February 2019. Delta is the first U.S. airline to operate the A220
and is the largest A220 customer, with a firm order for 90 aircraft. Since Airbus’
leadership of the A220 program became effective on 1 July 2018, ground was
broken in January this year in Mobile, Ala. for the construction of a second A220
final assembly line, set to start deliveries to U.S. customers in 2020. Airbus
delivered its first aircraft, an A300B2 to Air France, in 1974. In 2010, Airbus handed
over its 6,000th aircraft, 36 years after its first. The pace continued to accelerate,
taking Airbus just nine years to double that number, reaching 12,000th Airbus
aircraft delivery on May 20, 2019. (Source: Airbus, 05/20/19)

Contract: Sikorsky, $1.1B
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Conn., is awarded a $1,126,216,626
modification (P00026) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048). This modification provides for the
procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K aircraft,
including programmatic support, logistics support, and peculiar support equipment.
Work will be performed in Stratford (44.96 percent);
Wichita, Kan. (12.26 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (5.67 percent); Hazelwood, Mo.
(3.89 percent); Bridgeport, W.V. (2.37 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (1.52 percent);
Redmond, Wash. (1.52 percent); Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom (1.41 percent);
Quebec, Canada (1.39 percent); Kent, Wash. (1.30 percent); Cudahy, Wisc. (1.25
percent); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (1.23 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
(1.11 percent); Rome, N.Y. (1.10 percent); various locations within the continental U.
S. (16.7 percent), and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2.32 percent).
Work is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $509,053,739; and 2019 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $617,162,887, with a total of
$1,126,216,626 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/17/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $20.7M
Raytheon Co., Keyport, Wash., is awarded a $20,668,994 indefinite delivery/indefinite-
quantity modification to previously awarded contract N61331-17-D-0001 to exercise
options for maintenance and support of AN/AQS-20 Sonar Mine Detecting Set. The
AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for Program Executive
Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants. This option exercise extends the period of
performance and allows for continuing support which includes but not limited to:
repair; overhauls and other scheduled maintenance; hardware and software
maintenance; tracking and resolution of obsolescence issues; technology
improvements; reliability and maintainability improvements; development and
incorporation of change notices and engineering change proposals; test support;
engineering services; spares and repair parts; design efforts and hardware
upgrades to improve system performance, sustainability, reliability, and other
activities in support of the program. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (65
percent); Keyport, Wash. (30 percent); and Panama City, Fla, (5 percent), and is
expected to be completed by May 2020. No funding will be obligated at the time of
award. The Naval Surface Warfare Center
Panama City Division, Panama City, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/17/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $21.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $21,350,787 modification (P00017) to a previously awarded fixed-price-
incentive-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1048). This modification will provide initial
repair material for the Electronic Warfare Digital Channelized Receiver/Techniques
Generator Tuner Insertion Program, Fuel and Life Support systems at multiple F-35
depots within the continental U.S. Work will be
performed in Nashua, N.H. (49.4 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (39.3
percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (11.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in
January 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy);
non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
funds in the amount of $21,350,787 will be obligated at time of award, none of which
will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines
purchases for the Air Force ($9,324,456; 43.7 percent); Marine Corps ($4,607,377;
21.6 percent); Navy ($2,140,229; 10 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($3,638,728;
17 percent); and FMS ($1,639,997; 7.7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/17/19)
Gulf Coast
note
: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., trains F-35 pilots and maintainers.

Contract: EMR, $18.9M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded an $18,941,000 firm-fixed-price task order
(N6945019F0710) under a multiple award construction contract for the design and
construction of P855 expeditionary combat skills student berthing at Naval
Construction Battalion Center Gulfport. The work to be performed provides for the
design and construction of a multi-story building with auger cast pile foundations
that replaces Q4 barracks. The building will comply with facilities criteria for Navy
and Marine Corps unaccompanied housing and consists of 83 Naval Education and
Training Command modules. Each module will include a semi-private sleeping room,
two walk-in closets, small service area including a micro fridge, one lavatory,
private toilet room and a private shower stall with dressing area shared by two
people. The building will have sound attenuation and include a bachelor quarters
administrative lobby, laundry facilities, vending, multipurpose recreation rooms,
housekeeping, storage, administrative spaces, and utility rooms. Work will be
performed in Gulfport, Miss., and is expected to be completed by June 2021. Fiscal
2019 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $18,941,000 are
obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-17-D-
0507). (Source: DoD, 05/15/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $11.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $11,944,605 modification (P00002) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order
(N0001918F2512) previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-
0020. This modification provides for modification kits and special tooling required
for the modification and retrofit of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense
(non-U.S. DoD) participants; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will
be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December
2023. Fiscal 2017 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy);
non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $11,944,605 will be
obligated at time of award, $332,847 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year.
This order combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($7,196,895; 60 percent); Air
Force ($2,127,150; 18 percent); Navy ($332,847; 2.9 percent); non-U.S. DoD
participant ($1,525,994; 12.8 percent); and FMS customers ($761,719; 6.3 percent).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 05/15/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-
35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $18.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded an $18,472,006 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded
firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-sharing contract (N00019-16-C-
0033). This modification authorizes the procurement of Diminishing Manufacturing
Sources redesign activities in support of the F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2017
aircraft procurement Air Force funds in the amount of $7,385,847; fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement Navy funds in the amount of $7,385,846; and non-U.S. Department of
Defense participant funds in the amount of $3,700,313 will be obligated at time of
award, $7,385,847 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases in the amount of $18,472,006 for the Air Force;
Navy, and non-U.S. DoD participants. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/14/19) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Two airports get grants
LAFAYETTE, La. - Lafayette Regional Airport was awarded a $10.5 million grant for
taxiway improvement projects by the Federal Aviation Administration. Lafayette
airport was one of two in Louisiana to receive supplemental funding from the FAA's
Airport Improvement Program. Grant money also was awarded to the Baton Rouge
Metropolitan Airport, which received $15 million. The Lafayette airport is
undergoing an $80 million construction project to build a new terminal. The 120,000-
square-foot structure will replace the existing terminal, which opened in 1930. It will
include open space for concessions and services. The number of gateway security
lanes will be increased to two and the expansion will allow for three lanes in the
future, if it's needed. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
(Source: Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 05/09/19) Lafayette is two hours and Baton
Rouge one hour west of New Orleans on Interstate 10.

Eglin eyed for next training squadron
The Air Force announced today that Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the preferred
alternative to receive an additional F-35A Lighting II training squadron. Eglin AFB
was the location of the F-35 initial joint training site hosting Air Force, Navy and
Marine Corps F-35s. The Marine Corps relocated its F-35Bs in 2014 and the Navy
announced its plans to relocate F-35Cs in 2019. “By basing the next F-35A training
squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, we are taking advantage of existing facilities and
training air space,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Additional F-35As
are expected to begin arriving in the fall of 2021. The new squadron is expected to
reach full operational capability by spring 2023. Eglin will only receive the additional
F-35 training unit if the F-22 Raptor formal training unit temporarily operating at
Eglin is permanently moved to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. In March, the Air Force
acknowledged plans to move the F-22 training unit to JB Langley-Eustis, pending
the outcome of the National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory and
planning processes. This F-35 basing action is also dependent on completing the
environmental analysis. (Source: AFNS, 05/09/19)

Airbus launches two training programs
MOBILE, Ala. - Facing a need for a lot more workers in the coming years, Airbus
today announced the launch of two new programs designed to employ applicants
with little-to-no previous aerospace experience. The programs, FlightPath9 and
Fast Track, are intended to train candidates to become workers on the company's
A320 and A220 jetliner assembly lines in Mobile. FlightPath9 is a nine-month
program for high school seniors. It will be run by Flight Works Alabama, which has
partnered with Airbus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cintas, Snap-On Tools,
Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment, and the National
Coalition of Certification Centers. Students will attend training after school during
their senior year. Upon graduation, students who complete the program can start
their career with Airbus through the second program, Fast Track. Fast Track is a 12
to 15-week program for people with no aviation experience. It provides them with
the skills needed for a career in aerospace maintenance. "When they come out of
that training, the employee graduates to on-the-job training on A220 an A320
aircraft," said Daryl Taylor, vice president and general manager of the A320
manufacturing facility in Mobile. Fast Track, while targeting Mobile-area residents,
can be attended by others from the region. The announcement was attended by
Gov. Kay Ivey, who congratulated each of the first class of 25 student who signed
up for FlightPath9. Airbus, which already has its A320 line up and running, is
expanding that line and building a second assembly line for A220s. Airbus expects
to need 600 to 700 new workers in the next few years. (Source: GCAC, 05/08/19)
Previous; background story "Worker pinch about to hit home," Gulf Coast
Aerospace Corridor Newsletter, December 2018, pages 1-4.

Contract: UTC, $55.7M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded $55,675,476 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded fixed-price-
incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides additional
funding for F135 long lead items to support the production delivery schedule,
exercises an option for additional initial spare parts, and provides program
administrative labor for the global spares pool in support the Navy; Air Force, and
Marine Corps, non-U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67
percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent),
and is expected to be completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant and FMS funds in the
amount of $55,675,476 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. This effort combines purchases for the Navy
($4,161,749; 7.5 percent); Air Force ($3,116,792; 5.6 percent); Marine Corps ($556,570;
1.0 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($24,899,106; 44.7 percent); and FMS
Customers ($22,941,259; 41.2 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/07/19) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Blue Air Training opens at PNS
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Blue Air Training, which provides training for military close air
support personnel, has opened a facility at Pensacola International Airport. Founder
and CEO James "Chef" Barlow says they have 23 planes inside a hangar at the
airport, and more than 20 employees in Pensacola right now. He's looking to grow
that number, and increase the number of planes. The opening of the facility for the
private company was highlighted at an event Friday. In 2011, Blue Air Training
received permission to begin training Air Force attack controllers and fighter pilots.
Barlow retired from the Air Force to lead the company full-time, and since then, the
company has grown to have bases in Las Vegas, Yuma, Oklahoma City and now
Pensacola, as well as bases in South America, where it helps the U.S. military with
counter-narcotics operations. The company's fleet includes A-90 Raiders, BAC-167
Strikemasters, IAR-823 Brasovs and AH-6 Little Birds.(Sources: WKRG-TV, Pensacola
News Journal, 05/03/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $7.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $7,514,515 for modification
P00015 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N0001918C1048)
to establish organic depot component repair capabilities for the F-35 Lightning II Air
Interceptor System in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Work will be
performed in Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom (81.6 percent); and Fort Worth,
Texas (18.4 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2017
aircraft procurement (Air Force); and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy, Marine
Corp. and Air Force) funds in the amount of $7,514,515 are being obligated at time of
award, $3,757,257 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($3,757,257; 50 percent); Marine
Corps ($1,878,629; 25 percent); and Navy ($1,878,629; 25 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
05/03/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.


APRIL 2019

Contract: Raytheon, $19.3M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $19,313,603 firm-
fixed-price modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003
for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production program.
This modification provides for redesign of AMRAAM Rectifier Filter Assembly for
reliability corrections as well as redesign of AMRAAM telemetry encoder due to
obsolescence issues. Work will be performed in Tucson, and is expected to be
complete by April 15, 2021. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia,
Japan, Norway, Romania, and Turkey. Fiscal year 2018 (Air Force) and fiscal year
2017 (Navy) procurement funds in the amount of $6,802,251; and Foreign Military
Sales funds in the amount of $4,437,720, are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 04/30/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $1.1B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $1,148,847,334 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-
price, cost share contract for sustainment services in support of the F-35 Lightning
II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, non-U. S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD)
participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided
include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation
activities, Automatic Logistics Information System operation and maintenance;
reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support;
supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and
maintainer initial training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent);
Orlando, Fla. (24 percent); Greenville, S.C. (7 percent); Samlesbury, Preston, United
Kingdom (5 percent); and El Segundo, Calif. (4 percent). Work is expected to be
completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Air Force,
Navy/Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of
$1,135,420,262 will be obligated at time of award, $811,246,309 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. This contract combines
purchases for the Air Force ($477,920,120; 41.60 percent); Navy ($346,753,261; 30.18
percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($231,207,693; 20.13 percent); and FMS
customers ($92,966,260; 8.09 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-1022). (Source: DoD, 04/29/19)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Contract: Boeing, $127.6M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $127,632,494 modification
(P00003) to previously awarded contract FA2103-18-C-0061 for the B61-12 Life
Extension Program. This modification provides for the initiation of an undefinitized
contract action for Lot 1 and Lot 2 Long Lead items. Work will be performed in Saint
Charles, Mo., and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2020. This modification
brings the total cumulative face value of the
contract to $131,932,494. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 procurement funds, and fiscal
year 2019 research and development funds, in the amount of $29,218,278 are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/26/19)

Contract: Korte, $31.3M
Korte Construction Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $31,295,038 firm-fixed-price
contract to design and build an Integrated Training Center Academics Building at
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Bids were solicited via the internet with six received.
Work will be performed in Okaloosa County, Fla., with an estimated completion date
of April 30, 2021. Fiscal 2016 and 2019 military construction funds in the amount of
$31,295,038 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-19-C-0013). (Source: DoD, 04/25/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $90.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $90,773,387 for fixed-price-
incentive-fee modification P00014 to a previously awarded contract
(N0001918C1048). This modification will stand up organic depot repair capabilities
for the F-35 integrated core processor. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas
(39.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (32.7 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (14.5 percent);
Camden, N.J. (5.9 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (5 percent) and Melbourne, Fla. (2.8
percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy) funds in the amount of $90,773,387
will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force
($45,386,693; 50 percent), U.S. Marine Corps ($22,693,347; 25 percent) and the U.S.
Navy ($22,693,347; 25 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/25/19) GUlf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Bell would build TH-XX in Ozark
Bell has announced that, if it is selected to build the U.S. Navy’s Advanced
Helicopter Trainer, it will assemble the aircraft in Ozark, Ala., where it currently does
some of the assembly work for the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. The company
would build the Bell 407GXi, and final assembly would take place in Ozark, according
to Bell’s parent company Textron. Ozarks is near Fort Rucker, where the Army trains
its aviators. The Navy wants about 130 aircraft for the program. Bell’s workforce at
the Ozark site could grow by 25 percent to a total of 100 workers if the company
wins the competition, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. If
selected, the Bell 407GXi would replace the Navy’s TH-57 Sea Ranger training
helicopters, which Bell first introduced in the 1970s. A decision from the Navy is
expected later this year. Bell is competing against Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo
Helicopters.(Source: al.com, 04/23/19) For background on this story, see pps 5-7,
Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter, April 2019. Page six highlights to trainer
competition.

ST Engineering inks deal
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) secured around $959 million
in new contracts in the aerospace sector, for the first quarter of the year that ended
31 March. The Singapore group says that among the new contracts is a 10-year
service agreement with a long-time, unidentified North American operator, to
provide heavy maintenance checks for its fleet of Airbus A300s and Boeing 757s.
The contract will cover over 160 widebody and narrowbody aircraft, to be serviced
at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in San Antonio, Texas, and
Pensacola, Fla., starting in 2020. (SourceS: Flightglobal, 04/23/19, AviationPros, ST
Engineering, 04/22/19) ST Engineering has one MRO hangar in Pensacola and plans
are to build three more. ST Engineering also has an operation in Mobile, Ala.

Contract: Lockheed, $117.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
being awarded a $117,101,550 modification (P00004) to a firm-fixed-price delivery
order (N0001918F0584) previously placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-
14-G-0020. This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares to include a
deployment spares package, afloat spares package, and associated consumables to
support air vehicle delivery schedules for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
aircraft in support of the Air Force and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth (24.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent);
Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2
percent); Nashua, N.H. (5.8 percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9
percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent); Phoenix,
Ariz. (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5 percent); North
Amityville, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2
percent); Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8
percent); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8 percent). Work is expected to be completed in
August 2023. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funds in
the amount of $117,101,550 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire
at the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force
($88,383,883; 75 percent); and Marine Corps ($28,717,667; 25 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
04/23/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Symposium wraps up
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. - The 22nd Gulf Power Economic Symposium wrapped up its
two-day summit Thursday with talks about innovation, public/private partnerships
and what factors might make a company pick one site over another. There were 638
participants at the symposium, originally scheduled for October 2018 but canceled
when Hurricane Michael targeted Northwest Florida. The second day of the summit
at Sandestin Beach Resort also included remarks by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who
talked about the trend of people, businesses and wealth moving from highly taxed,
highly regulated states to places like Florida. He said Florida has low taxes,
reasonable regulations and conservative spending. "I think we're seeing more and
more people who want to come and invest in Florida for those reasons," he said.
DeSantis also talked about the state's approach to preparing workers for the future.
He said that while Florida's university system is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and
World Report, the university path is not the only road to success. "We set a goal to
make Florida No. 1 in workforce education by 2030," he said, noting that the state is
now in the middle of the pack. One of the fields with high paying jobs that do not
necessarily require a college degree is aerospace. "I think that in many respects
were leading the way," he said about Florida's aerospace activity compared to other
states. (Source: GCAC, 04/18/19)

ST Engineering nacelles deal
ST Engineering has been given approval by regulators in the United States to
acquire GE Aviation’s nacelle unit. The Singapore group said in a statement on April
14 that the acquisition of Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) will close in the
week beginning April 15. The deal, worth an estimated net price of $440 million, will
see ST Engineering’s US subsidiary, Vision Technologies Aerospace, acquire all the
shares of Baltimore, Md.-based MRAS.MRAS is the sole supplier of certain nacelle
equipment for GE engines powering the Airbus A330, Boeing 747-8, 767, Comac
ARJ21 and Embraer 190. It specialises in the development, production and
aftermarket support of nacelles, thrust reversers and aerostructures and employs
around 800 staff. (Sources: Flightglobal, Singapore Business Review, 04/15/19,
Aerospace Technology, 04/16/19) Gulf Coast note: ST Engineering has maintenance,
repair and overhaul operations in Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla. It also owns VT
Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

Contract: Raytheon, $19.1M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $19,136,527 firm-
fixed-price modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003
for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production program. This
modification provides for upgrade and commonality of AMRAAM production test
equipment being produced and utilized under the basic contract. Work will be
performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by April 15, 2022. This contract
involves unclassified foreign military sales to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
Morocco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Fiscal 2017
procurement funds (Air Force and Navy) in the amount of $12,396,642; and Foreign
Military Sales funds in the amount of $6,739,885, are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/16/19)

Contract: UTC, $201.9M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded $201,915,947 for modification P00004 to the previously awarded advance
acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides for long-lead
materials, parts, and components for Lot 14 F135 Propulsion systems for the F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps,
Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants; and Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67
percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent),
and is expected to be completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air
Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the
amount of $201,915,947 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire
at the end of the fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force
($68,062,565; 33.71 percent); Marine Corps ($34,923,315; 17.3 percent); Navy
($23,607,892; 11.69 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($66,767,551; 33.07 percent);
and FMS customers ($8,554,624; 4.23 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/15/19) Gulf Coast
note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Boeing, $65M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $65,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb Increment I miniature
munitions. This contract provides for integration, sustainment and support of the
Small Diameter Bomb Increment I miniature munition and carriage system on various
Foreign Military Sales aircraft platforms. This support includes all testing,
engineering, management, technical, and logistical activities associated with Small
Diameter Bomb Increment I weapon system with various aircraft and associated
systems. Work will be performed in St. Louis, various Air Force test ranges, and in
each respective country. Work is expected to be complete by April 15, 2029. This
contract involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
Greece, Israel, South Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Singapore and
any other future country with an approved letter of offer and acceptance. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Foreign Military Sales funds in the
amount of $2,474,387 are being obligated on the first task order at the time of award.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8681-19-D-0009). (Source: DoD, 04/15/19)

Contract: Boeing, $21.6M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $21,607,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract
FA8681-18-D-0007 for GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator sustainment. This
modification extends the ordering period an additional four years and increases the
order ceiling price to cover the extension. Work will be performed in St. Louis,
Missouri, and is expected to be complete by July 18, 2023. This modification brings
the total cumulative face value of the contract to $26,407,000. No funds are being
obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/12/19)

Tariff would impact Airbus in Mobile
The United States and the European Union are preparing to impose tariffs on each
other’s products in connection with the 14-year fight over government aid given to
Boeing and rival Airbus. The United States requested the authority to impose
retaliatory tariffs of $11.2 billion per year, and the two sides are awaiting a decision
on the level of tariffs that the United States will be authorized to levy on the
European Union. The proposed tariffs would include airplane sections and parts
shipped into Mobile, Ala., to build A320 series jetliners. President Trump says it's in
retaliation for European subsidies to Airbus. Airbus and Boeing compete for
industry dominance. Both sides have been judged by the WTO to have paid billions
in subsidies to gain advantage, and have been asked to stop or face potential
sanctions. (Sources: multiple, including New York Times, al.com, WKRG-TV, 04/09/19,
FOX10, 04/10/19) Meanwhile, in Brussels today, European Union countries gave
initial clearance to start formal trade talks with the United States. The European
Commission said it had started to draw up plans to retaliate over subsidies for U.S.
planemaker Boeing. Both sides have won partial victories at the World Trade
Organization in claiming the other’s planemaker received unlawful subsidies but
disagree on the amount involved and whether each has complied with earlier WTO
rulings. (Source: Reuters, 04/11/19)

Last of the Raiders dies
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard E. “Dick” Cole, the last living member of the WWII
bombing mission by the Doolittle Radiers, died April 9 in Texas at the age of 103.
Cole was one of 80 Army Air Corps personnel that volunteered for the mission, a
team led by then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle to strike Japan on April 18, 1942, after the
sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Sixteen B-25 bombers launched from the deck of the
aircraft carrier USS Hornet. The team trained at Eglin Field in Florida for two weeks.
Damage from the raid was slight, but showed that Japan was not beyond the reach
of American air power. Seven of the raiders lost their lives in the mission. Cole
bailed out of the B-25 after the raid while trying to reach a landing site in China. He
will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. (Source: AF Special Operations
Command, 04/08/19)

April aerospace newsletter published
The April edition of the bi-monthly Gulf Coast Reporters League/Gulf Coast
Aerospace Corridor Newsletter is now available at the website Gulf Coast
Aerospace Corridor. There's a story about the National Flight Academy in Pensacola,
which is piquing the interest of young people in the aerospace and aviation fields at
a time that the industry is facing shortages of workers. There's also a story about
the new helicopter simulators at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, near Milton, Fla., as
well as an analysis on the growth of the region's aircraft assembly footprint.
(Source: GCAC Newsletter, 04/09/19)

Air Force nomination
Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville has been nominated for appointment to the
rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Continental U.S. North
American Aerospace Defense Command Region; and commander, First Air Force (Air
Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Sasseville is currently serving as
deputy director, Air National Guard, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (Source: DoD,
04/09/19)

Test culmination of 4 years of work
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA conducted a successful hot fire test of an RS-
25 engine Thursday, the culmination of four-plus years of testing for the RS-25
engines that will send the first four Space Launch System (SLS) rockets into space.
“This completes four years of focused work by an exceptional Stennis test team,”
Stennis Director Rick Gilbrech said. Johnny Hefllin, deputy manager of the SLS
Liquid Engines Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., said
“Engines are now a ‘go’ for missions to send astronauts forward to the Moon to
learn and prepare for missions to Mars. We’re ready to provide the power to
explore the Moon and beyond.” The RS-25 rocket engine test era began Jan. 9,
2015, with a 500-second – more than 8 minutes – hot fire of RS-25 developmental
engine No. 0525 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis. NASA tested the first SLS flight
engine on March 10, 2016. Altogether, the agency has conducted 32 developmental
and flight engine tests for a total of 14,754 seconds – more than four hours – of
cumulative hot fire – all on the A-1 stand at Stennis. Having launched 135 space
shuttle missions, these main engines are considered the most tested engines in
the world. When the Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011, NASA still had 16
engines that ultimately were modified for SLS. (Source: NASA, 04/04/19)

Museum has Apollo 11 VR attraction
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The National Naval Aviation Museum has a new Apollo 11 virtual
reality (VR) attraction designed to let visitors walk in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin. The 5-minute, $10 experience includes climbing aboard the rocket
— a row of 12 chairs facing a replica Houston Mission Control — where seats shake,
pitch and roll to simulate the feeling of being hurled into space. After launch, riders
get a 360 degree view of earth and space while heading to the moon. Animation of
the historic 1969 landing allows guests to see what the astronauts might have
witnessed and felt while on the moon’s surface. This year is the 50th anniversary of
the moon landing. (Source: Destin Log, 04/05/19)

Blue Angels name new leader
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Navy Blue Angels announced Cmdr. Brian Kesselring as the
team's flight leader and commanding officer for the 2020 and 2021 show seasons.
Kesselring will replace current Blue Angels commanding officer Capt. Eric Doyle in
November when the 2019 show season ends. He will lead the team during its 75th
anniversary season in 2021 and will likely oversee the historic transition from flying
the F/A-18 Hornet to the Super Hornet. The Navy expects the change to happen in
2021. It will mark the first time in 35 years the Blue Angels have changed aircraft.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 04/02/19)

Contract: AECOM, $30.6M
AECOM Management Services Inc., Germantown, Md., is awarded $30,571,740 for
modification P00045 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-
17-C-0272). This modification provides for the procurement of aviation support
equipment in support of the Fleet Readiness Centers. Work will be performed in
Solomons, Md. (15 percent); North Island, Calif. (14 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (12
percent); Cherry Point, N.C. (10 percent); Portsmouth, Va. (9 percent); El Centro,
Calif. (8 percent); Lemoore, Calif. (7 percent); Beaufort, S.C. (5 percent); New
Orleans, La. (5 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (5 percent); Comalapa, El Salvador (4
percent); Cheatham Annex, Va. (3 percent); Whidbey Island, Wash. (2 percent); and
Futenma, Japan (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed in April 2022. Fiscal
2019 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy); and
fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount
of $12,635,797 are being obligated at time of award, $11,548,797 of which will expire
at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division,
Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/03/19)

Contract: Century Link, $11.4M
NASA has awarded a task order to CenturyLink, of Va., to provide support of NASA’s
core backbone services including Optical Wavelength Service (OWS) and ethernet
interfaces. The Communications Program (CP) Backbone Core task order is awarded
against the GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) federal supply contracts.
The firm-fixed price task order has a performance period consisting of an 18-month
base period plus four two-year option periods, for a total order value of $11.4
million. The CP Backbone Core task order is an agency wide contract providing
backbone core network support to all NASA centers and facilities through Sept. 30,
2028, if all options are exercised. The contract will be administered by the NASA
Shared Services Center (NSSC) at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, Miss. The
NSSC performs selected business activities for all NASA centers. (Source:
NASA/NSSC, 04/01/19)

Contract: Seventh Sense, $24.6M
NASA has awarded a contract to Seventh Sense Consulting, LLC, of Woodbridge,
Va., to provide Agency Wide Acquisition Support Services (AWASS) to all NASA
centers. The $24.6 million firm fixed price contract has a one-year base period
beginning July 1, and four one-year options which run through June 30, 2024 if all
options are exercised. The AWASS contract shall provide a wide range of non-
inherently governmental agency-wide acquisition support services. These services
include requirements document development support, procurement administrative
services, acquisition policy support, procurement operations support, procurement
source selection support, cost/pricing support and contract closeout. The contract
will be administered at the NSSC, located at Stennis Space Center, Miss. The NSSC
performs select business activities for all NASA centers. (Source: NSA/NSSC,
04/01/19)

Contract: Boeing, $250M
The Boeing Co., Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Mo., has been
awarded a $250,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint
Direct Attack Munition/Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM/LJDAM) technical
services, aircraft integration, and sustainment. This contract provides for
JDAM/LJDAM-specific activities including, but not limited to, technical services,
aircraft integration, and sustainment. Work will be performed in St. Louis, and is
expected to be complete by March 2029. This contract involves sales to the U.S.
government (52 percent); and foreign military sales (48 percent) to various
countries. Fiscal 2019 (Air Force and Navy) procurement and ammunition funds in
the amount of $12,829,441 are being obligated on the first task order at the time of
award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
the contracting activity (FA8681-19-D-0005). (Source: DoD, 04/01/19)

Contract: Peerless, $47.2M
Peerless Technologies Corp., Fairborn, Ohio, has been awarded for $47,241,075 for
advisory and assistance services to support the Air Force Civil Engineering Center
energy directorate. This contract provides for support of current Air Force energy
policy execution, development of new plans and procedures, and implementation of
future centralized energy program management endeavors. Work will be performed
at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be complete by April 10, 2024. This
award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers were received.
Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,328,435 are being
obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Joint
Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8903-19-F-0126). (Source:
DoD, 04/01/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $151.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
being awarded a $151,287,000 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification (P00016) to a
previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001).  This
modification provides for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture
and delivery of 21 F-35 Lightning II Lot 14 low-rate initial production aircraft for the
governments of Australia (15) and Norway (6). Work will be performed in Fort Worth
(30 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent);
Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and
Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Dec 2022.
International partner funds in the amount of $151,287,000 will be obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
combines purchase for the governments of Australia ($108,170,000; 71 percent): and
Norway ($43,117,000; 29 percent) under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
04/01/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: Northrop, $12.9M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,872,342
modification (P00012) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract
(N00019-17-C-0018). This modification upgrades three MQ-4C Triton aircraft from a
baseline Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) 3 software configuration to a Multi-
IFC 4 software configuration. Additionally, this modification updates drawings and
associated technical data in support of the MQ-4C IFC software configuration
upgrade. Work will be performed in Palmdale, Calif. (48 percent); San Diego, Calif.
(38 percent); and Moss Point, Miss., (14 percent), and is expected to be completed
in October 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$12,872,342 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/01/19)

Contract: Northrop, $7.2M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,241,880
advance acquisition contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded cost-
reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1028). This modification extends the period of
performance and provides additional funding to procure long lead components,
material, parts and associated efforts required to maintain the MQ-4C Triton
Unmanned Aircraft System planned low rate initial production, lot 4 production
schedule. Work will be performed in San Diego (25.3 percent); Baltimore, Md. (22.7
percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (20.2 percent); Bridgeport, W.Va. (8.2 percent); Red
Oak, Texas (4.7 percent); Vandalia, Ohio (.2 percent); various locations within the
continental U.S. (15.1 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S.
(3.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,241,880 will be obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 04/01/19) Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work on the Tritons is done in Moss Point,
Miss.


MARCH 2019

Contract: Vertex, $20M
Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $19,963,187 modification
(P00038) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, labor hour
indefinite delivery, requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007). This modification
increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance of the contract to
provide additional TH-57 logistics support services and materials for organizational
and depot level maintenance in support of the TH-57 fleet. Work will be performed
in Milton, Fla., and is expected to be completed in May 2019. No funds are being
obligated at time of award, funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are
issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/29/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $9.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $9,685,470 for modification U00019 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-
price, cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00019-15-C-0105) to develop and integrate the
Digital Channelized Receiver/Techniques Generator and Tuner Insertion Program
into the F-35 Australia, Canada, United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory and
deliver other development upgrades to the facility. Work will be performed at Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) Participant funds in the amount of $9,685,470 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/29/19)

Council OKs ST Engineering lease
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Pensacola City Council approved the new lease for ST
Engineering and authorized the mayor to borrow up to $20 million to float the cash
until the city begins receiving grants approved to fund the $210 million project. The
vote Thursday clears the way for ST Engineering's expansion of its aircraft
maintenance repair and overhaul hangar, although the city has yet to identify funds
for the last $4.8 million needed to fully fund the project. The loan authorization will
allow the mayor to provide cash flow to pay contractors building the three new
hangars and administration building. ST Engineering opened a hangar at the airport
last year and is in the process of hiring 400 workers. Once the three additional
hangars are built, the company will hire another 1,325 workers.If the city sticks to
the proposed schedule, construction of the first new hangar will begin this year.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 03/28/19)

Contract: Support Svcs, $23M
Support Services LLC, Cape Canaveral, Fla., is awarded $22,977,890 for a
modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract (N69450-18-D-2013) to exercise Option One for base operations support
services at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and outlying areas Saufley Field, Corry
Station, and Bronson Field. The work to be performed provides for all management,
supervision, labor, equipment, materials, supplies, and tools necessary to perform
facilities management, facilities investment, facility maintenance services (non-
family housing), utility plant and distribution system operations and maintenance
(chiller, electrical, gas, wastewater, steam and water), environmental services, and
base support vehicles and equipment. After award of this option, the total
cumulative contract value will be $45,863,832. Work will be performed in Pensacola
and work for this option period is expected to be completed March 2020. No funds
will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, (Navy);
fiscal 2019 Navy working capital funds; and fiscal 2019 Defense Health Program
funds in the amount of $18,442,613 for recurring work will be obligated on individual
task orders issued during the option period. The Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
03/28/19)

Downtown airport update
MOBILE, Ala. - The new downtown Mobile airport is just a few weeks away from
opening. The new terminal is being built on Michigan Avenue in the Mobile
Aeroplex. Chris Curry, president of the Mobile Airport Authority, said there will be
five ticket counters. He said the facility costs about $6 million and is 22,000 square
feet, but there are plans to expand at the end of summer. The first flight, a Frontier
flight, is scheduled to fly out May first. (Source: WALA, 03/27/19)

HPM picks A220 assembly line teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – HPM announced the selection of several design-build teams
for construction of the Airbus A220 assembly line in Mobile, Ala. BL Harbert
International of Birmingham teamed with the design firm FSB and have been
selected for Package 3 of the project, which consists of design-build services for
four additional hangar bays. It's targeted for completion in the third quarter of 2019.
H.O. Weaver and Sons of Mobile has been awarded the Enabling Works Package of
preparations to make a building site ready for construction. It covers activities from
site preparation, creation of access routes, and the installation of facilities like
security fencing, ramps, and signage placement. It's targeted for completion in early
2019. Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with Huntsville-based design
firm BRPH has been selected for Package 1 of the project, which consists of design-
build services for the building of the new A220 final assembly line and existing
logistic center expansion. It's targeted for completion in mid-2020. HPM, which has
offices in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Florida, is responsible for managing all
aspects of the design and construction of the new facility, as well as expansion of
Airbus’ current facilities to accommodate increased A320 family production on the
site. HPM was involved in the construction of the Airbus Engineering Center in
Mobile over a decade ago and managed construction of the A320 production
facilities, completed in 2015. HPM continues to work with its long-time industry
partner, Mott McDonald, providing program management services for the A220, as
both firms did for the A320 campus. (Source: HPM, 03/27/19)

First A220 employees report
MOBILE, Ala. - The first employees of the new Airbus assembly line in Mobile
reported for work Monday, according to the company. The assembly line itself is in
the early phases of construction. When complete, it will be one of two sites in the
world where Airbus produces the A220 series, a single-aisle, twin-engine line of jets
that's smaller than the A320 jets that Airbus already assembles in Mobile. The
company announced in a Facebook post that a group of employees began new hire
orientation training Monday at the AIDT facility in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.
After a month of local training, the workers will go to Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, to
train for three months with workers on the A220 assembly line.Airbus says that
between hiring for the A220 line, and hiring related to increased production on its
A320 line, it plans to add about 600 jobs in Mobile by mid-2020. In another
development, the Airbus-Bombardier partnership to produce the A220 has been
renamed the Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. (Source: al.com, 03/25/19)

Space Command leader named
The President has nominated to the Senate Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the
Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). If confirmed, Raymond
will lead the soon-to-be established USSPACECOM, which will focus on conducting
all joint space warfighting operations, and ensuring the combat readiness of global
forces. Establishing USSPACECOM is a critical step that underscores the
importance of the space domain and its strategic contributions to U.S. national
security. If confirmed, and upon establishment of USSPACECOM, Raymond will
remain dual-hatted as Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force
Base, Colo. (Source: DoD, 03/26/19) Gulf Coast note: The 20th Space Control
Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is a unit of the 21st Space Wing of Peterson
AFB. The squadron detects, tracks, identifies, and reports near earth and deep
space objects in earth's orbit, and provides space object identification data in
support of United States Strategic Command's space control mission.

Contract: Sierra Nevada, $317M
Sierra Nevada Corp., Circle, Sparks, Nev., has been awarded a $317,000,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Precision Strike Package
program. This contract provides contractor logistics support for the Precision Strike
Package in support of the AC-130W and AC-130J. Work will be performed at Cannon
Air Force Base, N.M.; and Hurlburt Field, Fla., and is expected to be complete by
Sept. 30, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $26,784,295 are being obligated
at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force
Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8509-19-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 03/26/19)

Contract: General Atomics, $9.2M
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a
$9,211,561 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the United Kingdom (UK) MQ-9 Reaper
contractor logistics support effort. This contract provides for ongoing sustainment
of the UK MQ-9 fleet. Work will be performed at multiple stateside and international
locations, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2019. This award is the
result of a sole-source acquisition and involves 100 percent foreign military sales to
the government of the United Kingdom. Foreign military sales funds in the full
amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-
G-4040 0017 21). (Source: DoD, 03/26/19) Gulf Coast note: Hurlburt Field, Fla., is
getting an MQ-9 squadron in late 2019.

Three bases eyed for F-22 training unit
Two bases in Northwest Florida and one in Virginia are being considered for the
permanent basing of the F-22 training unit. The Air Force issued a notice in the
Federal Register of March 26 to advise the public of its intent to prepare an
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed action to permanently bed-
down its F-22 Formal Training Unit (FTU). The unit had been based at Tyndall Air
Force Base, Fla., but was temporarily moved to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., after
Hurricane Michael damaged Tyndall. The base is currently being rebuilt. With this
notice, the Air Force is initiating its scoping process and inviting the affected public
to attend meetings in locations near Langley Air Force Base, Va., Eglin and Tyndall.
The dates, times and locations for the scoping meetings will be announced locally,
but not later than May 15. The EIS will assess the potential environmental
consequences of the proposed action to bed-down the F-22 FTU at Langley AFB,
and the No Action Alternative, which consists of continuing F-22 FTU operations
from a combination of Eglin and Tyndall. There is only one F-22 FTU and it consists
of F-22 aircraft of the 43rd Fighter Squadron and its associated T-38 aircraft in the
2d Fighter Training Squadron at Tyndall. (Source: Federal Register 03/26/19)

Contract: Northrop, $10.2M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $10,242,891
firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded
contract (N61331-15-D-0011) to exercise options for the accomplishment of depot
level repair, maintenance, and modifications of the AN/AQS-24 Mine Detecting
System to support the Navy for the currently deployed airborne mine
countermeasures legacy systems. Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems will
provide depot repairs and incorporation of engineering change proposals,
including the updates of all integrated logistics support documentation to support
the conversions and sustainment. Work will be performed in Annapolis, and is
expected to be completed by April 2020. No funding will be obligated at time of
award. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla. is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 032519)

Contract: General Dynamics, $27.6M
General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Niceville, Fla., has been
awarded a $27,600,096 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to previously awarded
contract FA8681-16-C-0002 for the BLU-134/B Improved Lethality Warhead. This
modification provides for the exercise of an option for a quantity of BLU-134/B
warheads produced under the basic development contract. Work will be performed
in Niceville, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020.  Fiscal year 2019
procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/22/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $9.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp. Rotary and Mission Systems, King of Prussia, Pa., been
awarded a $9,127,496 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff
Missile (JASSM) Enterprise Management System 8.0. This contract provides for
enhancements to the software package known as the JASSM Enterprise
Management System. Work will be performed in King of Prussia, and is expected to
be complete by March 21, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,950,826 are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin, Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-19-C-0012). (Source: DoD,
03/22/19)

Contract: General Atomics, $8.9M
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-
exceed $8,925,748 undefinitized contract action for the France MQ-9 Block 1
Weapons integration effort. This contract provides for the production and
integration of weapons kits onto the French Air Force MQ-9 Block 1 aircraft. Work
will be performed in Poway, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. This
contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to France. Foreign military sales
funds in the amount of $4,373,617 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the
contracting activity (FA8620-19-F-2388). (Source: DoD, 03/22/19) Gulf Coast note:
Hurlburt Field, Fla., is getting an MQ-9 squadron in late 2019.

Contract: Whitesell-Green, $26.4M
Whitesell-Green Inc., Pensacola, Fla., was awarded a $26,376,465 firm-fixed-price
contract to design and build student dorms. Bids were solicited via the internet with
five received. Work will be performed in Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with an
estimated completion date of March 21, 2021. Fiscal 2019 military construction funds
in the amount of $26,376,465 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-19-C-0012).
(Source: DoD, 03/21/19)

Contract: MAG Aerospace, $11.4M
MAG Aerospace, Newport News, Va., has been awarded an $11,386,672
predominantly firm-fixed-price contract for the UK MQ-9 Reaper Operations Center.
This contract provides for ongoing sustainment, management, development and
network administration of the United Kingdom MQ-9 Reaper Operations Centers.
Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.; and Royal Air Force
Waddington, United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2021. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and involves 100 percent foreign
military sales to the government of the United Kingdom. Air Force Life Cycle Center,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-19-C-
2002). (Source: DoD, 03/21/19) Gulf Coast note: Hurlburt Field, Fla., is getting an MQ-
9 squadron in late 2019.

Contract: General Atomics, $123.3M
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-
exceed $123,293,911 undefinitized contract action for MQ-9 Block 5 procurement.
This contract provides for four MQ-9 unmanned air vehicles, four Mobile Ground
Control Stations, spares, and support equipment. Work will be performed
predominately in Poway, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020. This
contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to the Netherlands. Foreign
military sales funds in amount of $38,928,607 are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Life Cycle Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the
contracting activity (FA8620-19-F-2310). (Source: DoD, 03/21/19) Gulf Coast note:
Hurlburt Field, Fla., is getting an MQ-9 squadron in late 2019.

Contract: UTC, $18.4M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Engines, Hartford, Conn., is awarded
$18,434,122 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-
firm contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides additional funding for F-
135 long lead items in support of non-U.S. Department of Defense (U.S. DoD)
participants.  Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (67 percent);
Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is
expected to be completed in March 2022. Non-U.S. DoD participant funds in the
amount of $18,434,122 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/21/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Eglin requests B-1B pod testing
It had been nearly 20 years since a test involving the B-1B Lancer aircraft was
conducted by Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base,
Tenn. This long absence ended earlier this year as a 10 percent model of the
bomber, known in the flight world as “The Bone,” began conducting a series of
store separation tests in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold. The tests were
requested by an AEDC testing partner, the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO) of
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A new targeting pod design has been introduced for the
aircraft, and officials in the SEEK EAGLE Office will examine the effects of the new
pod on the B-1B Lancer. Tests will be conducted on five store models at Arnold to
determine whether the full-size munitions will cleanly release from the bomber in
flight. (Source: AeroTechNews, 03/20/19)

Grant will support STEM education
The Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering and
researchers and engineers from Eglin Air Force Base have begun a new
partnership to train graduate and undergraduate students in areas critical to the Air
Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Eglin will fund a $400,000 grant
to create the Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars program at the College of
Engineering. The summer STEM-related intern program will bring students into the
laboratory environment where they can directly benefit from working with faculty
researchers on Air Force-related research. (Source: Florida State University
03/19/19)

Contract: URS, $9.8M
URS Group Inc., Morrisville, N.C., is awarded a $9,800,000 modification on a firm-
fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction
contract (N62470-13-D-6022) for phase one of Hurricane Michael repairs for
stabilization and repairs to multiple buildings at Naval Support Activity Panama City.
The work to be performed provides for removal of carpet, walls, windows and other
unsalvageable items due to water penetration, clean-up of roofing materials and
tarping of rooftops to mitigate further water intrusion. Repairs include roof
replacement, roof decking, and sealing roof penetrations. The repairs also include
correction of architectural, structural, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning, fire protection, electrical deficiencies and any other incidental related
work as found due to the hurricane. After award of this modification, the total task
order value will be $52,795,320. Work will be performed in Panama City, Fla., and is
expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and
maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $9,800,000 are obligated on this
award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Facilities
Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 03/19/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $264.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $264,655,025 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price
contract (N00019-15-C-0003). This modification provides for additional operation and
technical services in support of the government of Korea’s F-35 Lightning II
program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in
June 2020. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $264,655,025 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/19/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home
of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Scientific Applctns, $100M
Scientific Applications Research Associates Inc., Cypress, Calif., has been awarded
a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Golden Horde
Science and Technology demonstration effort. This contract provides for support
research and development of emerging munition technologies, as well as
integrated weapon demonstrations. The effort is conceptualized as a fast-paced Air
Force Research Laboratory-led demonstration project executed under the auspices
of the Team Eglin Weapon Consortium. Work will be performed in Cypress, and is
expected to be complete by December 2021. This award is the result of a
competitive acquisition under the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $15,000,000 are being
obligated on the first task order at the time of award. Air Force Research
Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-19-D-0072).
(Source: DoD, 03/18/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $14.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $14,587,657 for modification P00003 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price
delivery order (N0001918F2048) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-
G-0020. This order procures 62 low-rate initial production Organic Light Emitting
Diode Helmet Display Units and spares in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint
Strike Aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth,
and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal 2017 and 2019 aircraft
procurement (Navy and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $14,587,657 will be
obligated at time of award, $11,764,239 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal
year. This order combines purchases for the Navy ($7,293,829; 50 percent) and
Marine Corps ($7,293,828; 50 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/18/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Hensel Phelps, $59.5M
Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $59,456,363 firm-fixed-
price contract for construction of Advanced Munitions Technology complex. Bids
were solicited via the internet with four received. Work will be performed in Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2021. Fiscal 2017
military construction funds in the amount of $59,456,363 were obligated at the time
of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity
(W91278-19-C-0006). (Source: DoD, 03/15/19)

AF plans small A-29, AT-6 buys
The Air Force will buy a handful of A-29 Super Tucano and AT-6 Wolverines aircraft,
Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein told lawmakers Wednesday at a a Senate
Appropriations Committee hearing. While small, the purchases would be a show of
confidence for Sierra Nevada and Textron that have made internal funding
investments toward the Air Force's light-attack experiment. The Air Force plans to
put mini-detachments of AT-6 and A-29 turboprops at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev. Goldfein told lawmakers that the exact numbers would depend
on the costs of the planes, but an Air Force spokeswoman put the number at two or
three of each type. Funding is to come from previous years’ budgets. Most of the
light-attack experiment is centered on turboprops, but the Air Force is also
interested in expanding that to include drones and rotorcraft. FY-20’s budget
request calls for $35M to continue the experiment. (Source: Defense News, 03/13/19)

Leadership changes
There were two change of command ceremonies in Northwest Florida Thursday. In
Pensacola, Capt. Christopher Martin turned over his command of Naval Air Station
Pensacola in a change of command and retirement ceremony at the National Naval
Avition Museum. Taking over is Capt. Timothy Kinsella, a pilot who has been in the
Navy 30 years. Martin, commanding officer of NAS Pensaacola for three years, also
retired from the U.S. Navy after 35 years of service. (Source: WEAR-TV, 03/14/19)
Meanwhile, in In Milton, Navy Capt. Doug Rosa took command of Training Air Wing
Five in a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. He
assumed the title of commodore for the Navy’s largest aviation training wing.
Marine Corps Col. Dave Morris relinquished command at the event after 18 months
as commodore. He will move onto another assignment at the Pentagon. (Source:
NAS Whiting Field, 03/14/19) Previous.

Contract: NCS/EML, $12M
NCS/EML SB JV LLC, Louisville, Ky., is awarded an $11,981,174 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for base operations support services at Naval
Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., and outlying areas. The work to be performed to
include facility investment, pest control, other (swimming pools), grounds
maintenance and landscaping, pavement clearance, utilities management,
electrical, wastewater, water, base support vehicles and equipment, and other
related services. The maximum dollar value including the base period and seven
option years is $96,721,878. Work will be performed in Milton, Fla. (67 percent); and
outlying areas (33 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2020. No
funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance
(Navy); fiscal 2019 working capital funds (Navy); fiscal 2019 Defense Health Program;
and fiscal 2019 family housing operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in
the amount of $8,359,610 for recurring work will be obligated on individual task
orders issued during the base period. This contract was competitively procured via
the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with eight proposals received. The
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the
contracting activity (N69450-19-D-1740). (Source: DoD, 03/12/19)

Contract: Northrop, $89.5M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded an $89,534,733 cost-
plus-fixed-fee contract to provide sustainment and engineering services in support
of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System. Additionally, this contract procures
the technical expertise of field service representatives, logisticians and test
support to ensure MQ-4C air vehicles and mission control and operator training
systems are fully sustained and mission capable. Work will be performed at
Patuxent River, Md. (45 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Andersen Air Force
Base, Guam (20 percent); and Point Mugu, Calif. (10 percent), and is expected to be
completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $69,309,254 will be
obligated at time of award, $4,000,000 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, is
the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-1020). (Source: DoD, 03/11/19) Gulf Coast note:
Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss., performs
fuselage work on the Triton.

Contract: Jacobs, $38.3M
Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was awarded a $38,253,942 cost-
plus-fixed-fee contract for testing for evaluation of various interactions of chemical
and biological agents. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be
performed in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, with an estimated completion date of
June 23, 2020. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation
funds in the amount of $8,392,148 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army
Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Dugway Proving Ground, is the
contracting activity (W911S6-19-C-0002). (Source: DoD, 03/11/19)

Helicopter assembly site dedicated
LAFAYETTE, La. — A ribbon-cutting was held Saturday at Lafayette Regional Airport
for the Kopter Group's new SHO9 helicopter assembly facility that will serve the
Western Hemisphere. Gov. John Bel Edwards joined CEO Andreas Löwenstein of
Kopter Group AG, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, Secretary Don Pierson
of Louisiana Economic Development, and other state, regional and local officials at
the ribbon-cutting. The selection of Lafayette was announced early last week at the
world’s largest helicopter trade show in Atlanta. Kopter’s manufacturing site will be
located at the Lafayette Regional Airport, where the company will create 120 new
direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $55,000, plus benefits.
Activities at the site will include production, customization, assembly and customer
service. Suppliers include Kaman (composite parts), Garmin (avionics), Parker
Aerospace (hydraulic pumps), Collins Aerospace (external lighting) and Honeywell
(turboshaft engine). The helicopters ultimately will be assembled in Lafayette with U.
S.-sourced components representing at least 50 percent of the aircraft value. In
addition, the company will make a $4.2 million capital investment to modify and
equip a state-of-the-art, 84,700-square-foot helicopter assembly building at the
airport. LED estimates the project will result in an additional 157 new indirect jobs,
for a total or more than 275 new jobs in Acadiana and surrounding regions.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Kopter Group has designed, engineered and tested
a series of prototype helicopters that lay the foundation for production helicopters
to be assembled in Lafayette. Technological innovations include composite airframe
parts, state-of-the-art avionics, enhanced safety features, room for up to eight
passengers, and a payload of up to 6,600 pounds. Kopter will lease the state-funded
facility from the Lafayette Airport Commissions. At its 14.7-acre site, Kopter will
begin hiring later this year, with formal helicopter assembly activity and deliveries
scheduled to begin in 2021. Production will ramp up to an anticipated annual volume
of 100 helicopters by 2025. (Source: LED, 03/09/19)

4th SOS gets upgraded gunship
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - The 4th Special Operations Squadron, part of the 1st Special
Operations Wing, received an upgraded version of its Ghostrider gunship, the
Block 30 model of AC-130J Ghostrider. The 4th SOS, the Air Forces most deployed
squadron, currently uses the AC-130U Spooky, which is slowly being retired from
active duty after more than 20 years of operation. The new model will have the same
role as the current one, air interdiction, armed reconnaissance and close air
support, but has upgraded avionics, navigation systems and a Precision Strike
Package that includes trainable 30mm and 105mm weapons. It also costs less to
operate per flying hour because of upgraded turboprop engines. (Source: GCAC,
03/10/19)

NASA reassessing EM-1 date
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Jody Singer said the agency is
reassessing the 2020 launch readiness date for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the
first launch of Space Launch System (SLS) with an uncrewed Orion capsule. Singer,
speaking at a Space Transportation Association (STA) meeting on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, said the launch readiness date for EM-1 is still in 2020, but did not give a
more precise estimate of the date. Singer outlined how much has been
accomplished to date. All the segments for EM-1 are ready except the core stage
being built at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. She said it's “almost
ready,” but much testing remains. The “Green Run” all-up system test of the core
stage and four RS-25 engines at Stennis Space Center, Miss., will take place late
this year or early next, she said. Singer described SLS as “America’s rocket”
because more than 1,100 companies in 44 states are involved in building it,
supporting more than 32,000 jobs and producing $6 billion in economic benefit.
(Sources: SpacePolicyOnline, SpaceNews, 03/05/19)

Contract: Northrop, $322.5M
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $322,504,595
cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide for the engineering and manufacturing
development (EMD) of the AGM-88G, Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile –
Extended Range (AARGM-ER). The EMD effort includes the design, integration and
test of a new solid rocket motor for the AARGM-ER for use on the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G
and F-35A/C aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in Northridge (98 percent);
and Ridgecrest, Calif. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in December
2023.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the
amount of $55,087,929 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 Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0050). (Source: DoD,
03/07/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Rosa to assume command of wing
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Col. Dave Morris will turn over command
of Training Air Wing Five March 14 during a change of command ceremony at Naval
Air Station Whiting Field's Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. Capt. Doug
Rosa will assume command of the Navy's largest training wing and assume the title
of commodore during the event. Morris will move onto another assignment at the
Pentagon. Among his other assignments, Morris was assigned to fly the Blue Angels
C-130, Fat Albert, during the 2001-2003 airshow season. In August 2017, Rosa
reported to Training Air Wing Five at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, FL and assumed
the position of deputy commodore. Rosa will now be responsible for an estimated
43 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command's total flight time and more
than 14 percent of Navy and Marine Corps' flight time world-wide. (Source: Naval Air
Station Whiting Field, 03/07/19)

Contract: SimVentions, $12M
SimVentions Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., is awarded a $12,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the continued development, extension, and
upgrade of the AN/SLQ-32(V)X Tactical Simulator tools and capabilities delivered in
support of Navy training and integration and test efforts. Work will be performed in
Fredericksburg (88 percent); Fairmont, W.V., (8 percent); and Pensacola, Fla. (4
percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2024. Fiscal 2019 research,
development, test, and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2019 operations and
maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,514,452 will be obligated at time of
award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not
competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)
(2)(ii) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy
agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division,
Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-19-D-4502). (Source: DoD, 03/06/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $17.8M
Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded an estimated $17,828,176 firm-
fixed-priced delivery order (SPRPA1-19-F-C303) against a five-year basic ordering
agreement (SPRPA1-17-G-C301) for aircraft radar system spare parts. This was a
sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in
Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year contract with no option
periods. Location of performance is Mississippi, with a Dec. 20, 2021, performance
completion date. Using customers are Navy and Canadian Armed Forces. Type of
appropriation is fiscal 2019 Navy working capital funds and Foreign Military Sales.
The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa.
(Source: DoD, 03/06/19)

ST Engineering scholarships
PENSACOLA, Fla. — ST Engineering on Tuesday announced the ST Engineering
Scholarship Program. Starting in 2020, four scholarships will be awarded annually to
Escambia County high school students. Each recipient will receive $2,500. The
company says it’s important to get students involved in the aerospace industry
sooner rather than later. “The aerospace industry is growing. The average age of an
aircraft tech right now is about 50. So, we see in order to preserve aviation going
forward, there will be a great need for techs going forward,” explained Director of
Maintenance Alvin Bass. Students can use the scholarships towards any accredited
college or tech aviation school. (Source: WEAR-TV, 03/05/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $32.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $32,721,119 modification
P00015 to a cost-plus-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F2476) previously issued
against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020 in support of the F-35 Lightning
II Joint Strike Aircraft for the Navy, Air Force; Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The
modification provides for the procurement of modification kits and special tooling
required for modification and retrofit activities for delivered air systems. Work will
be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in August 2027. Fiscal
2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force); non-DoD U.S. participant and foreign military sales
funds in the amount of $32,721,119 will be obligated at time of award, $2,136,568 of
which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This modification combines purchases
for the Air Force ($9,702,671; 30 percent); Navy ($9,212,841; 28 percent); Marine
Corps ($7,844,070; 24 percent); non-U.S. DoD participant ($5,379,058; 16 percent);
and FMS customers ($582,479; 2 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/05/19) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $10M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $9,963,210 for
modification P00001 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-19-D-0015). This modification increases
the ceiling of the contract to procure additional production ancillary mission
equipment in support of F-35 non-U.S. Department of Defense participant
operational aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to
be completed in May 2023. No funds are being obligated at time of award, funds will
be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
03/05/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.


FEBRUARY 2019

New simulators demonstrate
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Dozens of Navy and civilian officials along
with members of the media were on hand Thursday for a demonstration of the first
of 10 brand new TH-57 helicopter training simulator for Naval Air Station Whiting
Field. The simulator, the first new ones at the base in nearly 40 years, will be used
to train some 500 Navy, Marine and Coast Guard helicopter students each year. The
one shown Thursday was a stationary, Level 6 trainer with a wrap-around screen.
NAS Whiting will get three. It will also get seven full-motion Level 7 machines, which
have larger vertical and horizontal wrap around screens, providing a larger field of
view. The new simulators are designed to teach students on the ground so they can
make mistakes there, rather than in the unforgiving environment of actual flight.
The scenarious can change at the punch of button, from an outlying field to an
aircraft carrier. The simulators can mimic any time of day and give students
challenging weather and air traffic situations. Also included in the upgrade will be a
central control station that will provide the capability to link all 10 simulators
together in a single virtual environment. The new simulators were provided by
contractors Flight Safety Systems International of Denver, Frasca International of
Urbana, Ill., and Aechelon Technology of San Francisco. The old simulators have
been use since the Cold War era and have been modified over time to make them
more capable. But they reached their limit of adaptability and will be replaced over
the next year by the new simulators. (Source: GCAC, 02/28/19)

RS-25 tested at high level
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA tested an RS-25 engine Thursday at its
highest power level for an extended period of time. The 500-second test was
conducted on the A-1 Test Stand. For the fourth time, NASA powered the engine to
113 percent of its original thrust design, this time for more than 430 seconds, about
four times longer than any previous hot fire at that thrust level. The hot fire
concluded a series of nine tests that began last August, using RS-25 developmental
engine No. 0525. As with previous tests in the series, the Feb. 28 hot fire featured
an RS-25 flight engine controller that will be used on a Space Launch System
mission. The controller is the "brain" and a key component of engine modifications
made to help power SLS, being built as the world’s most-powerful rocket to carry
humans deeper into space than ever. The RS-25, originally used in the Space
Shuttle, is being modified for SLS. Four RS-25s will provie 2 million pounds of thrust
during SLS's launch and ascent. (Source: NASA/SSC, 02/28/19)

Contract: Tyonek, $7.2M
Tyonek Global Services LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $7,236,566
predominantly firm-fixed-price contract for Cyber Operations Formal Training
Support(CyOFTS) II. This contract provides for essential capabilities to support the
Cyber Operations field training unit in course planning, administrative support,
technical writing, course development, project management, instructor training,
student mission training systems administration, network systems administration,
training range engineering maintenance, computer help desk support, and
hardware/infrastructure maintenance. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla.;
and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be complete by February
2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were
received. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the full amount are
being obligated at the time of award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, Tinker Air
Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8773-19-C-A004). (Source: DoD,
02/28/19)

Contract: Unisys, $76.3M
Unisys Corp., Reston, Va., has been awarded a $76,346,901 Other Transaction
Agreement to execute the Enterprise IT as a service end user services risk
reduction effort experiment. This agreement provides for an experiment of the
commercial delivery of standardized, innovative, and agile Information Technology
services, including an Enterprise service desk and end user devices, to a select
group of bases. Work will be performed at Buckley Air Force Base (AFB), Colo.,
Maxwell AFB, Ala.; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; Offutt AFB, Neb.; Joint Base
Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Cannon AFB, N.M.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and Pope
Field, N.C., with possible scaling of up to 20 bases during the experiment. Work is
expected to be complete by February 2022. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance
funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-
19-9-0001) (Source: DoD, 02/28/19)

Contract: L3 Vertex, $21.4M
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded $21,361,072
for modification P00032 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements
contract (N00019-14-D-0011). This modification exercises an option for
organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and
engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support
equipment. Support to be provided includes services, equipment, tools, direct
material, and indirect material required to support and maintain all to support flight
and test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station
(NAS) Kingsville, Texas (55.5 percent); NAS Meridian, Miss. (41.3 percent); and NAS
Pensacola, Fla. (3.2 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019.
No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual
orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division, Orlando,
Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/28/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $30.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $30,811,998 for modification
P00011 to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive firm contract (N0001918C1048)
to provide for initial lay-in of repair material for ten F-35 Lightning II systems at
various depots in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps; Navy; non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) Participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (48.4 percent); Baltimore,
Md. (24.8 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (13.2 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (4.7
percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (3.9 percent); Tempe, Ariz. (2.9 percent); and
Irvine, Calif. (2.1 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2022. Fiscal
2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy); fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Marine Corps.); non-U.S. DoD Participant and FMS funds in the amount of
$30,811,998 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force
($13,456,431; 43.7 percent); the Marine Corps ($6,649,044; 21.6 percent); Navy
($3,088,625; 10 percent); non-U.S. DoD Participants ($5,251,166; 17 percent); and FMS
customers ($2,366,732; 7.7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/28/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $108.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $108,742,796 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001919F2512 against
a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order
provides for program management, nonrecurring engineering, recurring
engineering, site support and touch labor in support of modification and retrofit
activities for delivered Air Systems for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD)
Participant and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal 2017 and 2019
aircraft procurement (Navy); fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Marine
Corps); fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force); non-DoD participant and FMS
funds in the amount of $108,742,796 will be obligated at time of award, $8,357,457 of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines
purchases for the Air Force ($40,792,324; 37 percent); Marine Corps ($20,450,619; 19
percent); Navy ($8,157,493; 8 percent); non-DoD Participants ($31,490,977; 29
percent) and FMS customers ($7,851,383; 7 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/28/19)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Embraer shareholder OK Boeing deal
Shareholders of Brazil’s Embraer on Tuesday approved a deal to sell 80 percent of
the company’s commercial plane division to Boeing Co. The deal will allow Boeing to
compete with Airbus in the market for jets with up to 150 seats. The transaction
must now be approved by antitrust regulators. Under the terms of the deal finalized
in December, Boeing will pay $4.2 billion to control Embraer’s most profitable
division, supplying passenger jets to airlines. Under the proposed agreement,
Boeing will acquire 80 percent of "all aspects" of Embraer's commercial aircraft
division, including aircraft design, manufacturing, certification, services and sales
work related to ERJs, E-Jets and E-Jet E2 family aircraft. Boeing rival Airbus last
year bought a controlling stake in Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jets, which also have
less than 150 seats. Once the transaction receives full regulatory approval, Boeing
and Embraer will be joint owners of a yet-to-be-named commercial jet company.
Shareholders also approved a joint venture between the two planemakers to
market Embraer’s new KC-390 military cargo jet. Embraer will own a 51 percent stake
and Boeing 49 percent. Boeing and Embraer announced in December 2018 that they
had approved the terms for the joint ventures and the Brazilian government gave
its approval in January 2019. Embraer's board of directors ratified its support for the
deal and definitive transaction documents were signed. Boeing and Embraer hope
to close the deal by the end of 2019. (Sources: Boeing press release, Reuters,
02/26/19) An A220 final assembly line is currently being built in Mobile, Ala., as a
result of the Airbus-Bombardier partnership on the former CSeries jetliner, since
renamed the A220.

DHS unveils multi-cloud strategy
The Department of Homeland Security will embark on a 10-year cloud computing
initiative to modernize its technology infrastructure and improve its cybersecurity
posture, according to a Feb. 19 announcement. The program calls for modernizing
Data CEnter 1 (DC1) at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Miss., and retiring by June
2020 DC2 in Virginia, migrating a majority of its IT systems and data to the cloud. The
program could be worth a combined $1 billion to $2 billion for multiple cloud
vendors over the next 10 years, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis.
The scope of DHS's program resembles the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise
Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud program, but with a different approach. Where
JEDI will be a centralized cloud that provides the bulk of the Pentagon’s
infrastructure-as-a-service needs, DHS’s will rely on multiple vendors and hybrid
systems capable of running in both on-premise and cloud environments.
Responses to the Request for Information are due March 20, 2019. The RFI, among
other things, says it's looking at "right sizing our footprint in Data Center 1 to
support optimization of that facility." CSC Government Solutions (spun off from CSC
into CSRA, which was acquired by General Dynamics IT) has operated the DC1 at the
National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage since July 2008. The
site itself is government-owned. Public documents from 2011 state that it has some
"63,000 square feet of raised floor space" and the "complex consists of three large
attached buildings." While DHS is now trying to move to the cloud, DC1 and DC2 are
the result of a previous consolidation that saw the IT infrastructure of the agencies
under its purview limited to just two sites. (Sources: Bloomberg Government,
02/22/19, Data Center Dynamics, 02/21/19)

Contract: Micro Systems, $23M
Micro Systems Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is awarded a $22,986,171 firm-fixed-
price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production, repairs
services and associated ancillary equipment for the systems for Naval Target
Control Block II and III in support of Navy aerial targets. Work will be performed in
Fort Walton Beach and is expected to be completed in February 2024. Fiscal 2018
weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,219,199 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. Code2304(c)(1). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md, is the contracting activity
(N0001919D0020). (Source: DoD, 02/25/19)

Airport has new flights
GULFPORT, Miss. - Tickets go on sale this week to fly from Gulfport-Biloxi
International Airport to two new destinations: Austin, Texas, and Ft. Myers, Fla. The
announcement of new flights aboard Sun Country Airlines came at the airport
Monday morning. The nonstop flights are as low as $59 one-way and will run Fridays
and Mondays from July through December to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
and Southwest Florida International Airport. The airport has a $299 annual economic
impact, said Clay Williams, executive irector of the airport, and ridership was up 11
percent last year and cargo up 16 percent. (Source: Sun Herald, 02/25/19)

Navy marks acceptance of simulator
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – The Navy’s first new TH-57 flight simulator
in nearly 40 years will be accepted and available for helicopter training operations
beginning Feb. 28. In 1981, the Navy transitioned to the instrument rated TH-57C Sea
Ranger platform, which included flight simulators. Those original simulators have
been used to train pilots since that time. In December 2014, the Navy made the
decision to upgrade the TH-57 simulators with new devices as part of a larger goal
of modernizing the entire helicopter ground training system. The advanced
simulator technology will dramatically improve Crew Resource Management (CRM)
training, simulation of challenging weather environments, and visual scene
representation. The Navy will receive three of these Level 6 and seven Level 7
simulators. The Level 6 devices are stationary cockpits with seat queuing vibration
with a full visual screen that wraps around the cockpit. The Level 7 devices are full
motion cockpits with a slightly larger field of view. Also included in the upgrade will
be a central control station that will provide the capability to link all ten simulators
together in a single virtual environment. After coordination by Flight Safety Systems
International, Frasca International, Aechelon Technology, and the U.S. Navy, the first
of the three Level 6 devices will be accepted on Feb. 28, with the other two
scheduled for acceptance next month. The Level 7 devices are on contract for
delivery beginning in May 2019 and ending February 2020, with the central control
station scheduled for acceptance in July 2019. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 02/25/19)

Group wants to rethink incentives
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pensacola residents formed a committee that will try to force a
city-wide referendum on the agreement to pay $5 million of city sales tax money to
fund the $210 million ST Engineering expansion project at the Pensacola
International Airport. The group is invoking provision of the city charter that allows
for citizens to challenge a vote of the City Council with a city-wide voter referendum
if 10 percent of registered city voters agree. The Pensacola City Council voted 4-3
on Feb. 6 to approve an interlocal agreement with Escambia County agreeing to
increase the city's funding for the project from $10 million to $15 million. The project
will expand ST Engineering's aircraft, maintenance and overhaul campus from one
to four hangars and bring in 1,325 jobs on top of the 400 promised for the hangar
that opened in 2018. The committee will have to collect 4,005 verified signatures by
mid-April to force a referendum. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/22/19)

New Orleans airport sets record
NEW ORLEANS, La. - New Orleans airport passenger traffic hit a new high in 2018,
which comes months before the opening in mid-May of a new $1 billion terminal.
More than 13.1 million travelers flew in and out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport last year, up 9.3 percent from 2017, when it served some 12
million travelers. It marks a fourth consecutive year of passenger growth at the
airport. The new terminal, currently under construction on the north side of the
airport property and set to open May 15, will have fewer overall gates than the
existing terminal. But several gates at the aging facility have been closed for years,
including all of Concourse A. (Source: NOLA.com 02/21/19)

Contract: Tapestry, $259M
Tapestry Solutions Inc., a Boeing Co., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-
exceed $259,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Weapon
Planning Software (WPS). This contract provides for the development,
enhancement, and support of the WPS suite, which is a common component within
the Joint Mission Planning System architecture. Work will be performed
predominately in St. Louis, Mo.; and Niceville, Fla. Work is expected to be complete
by February 2029. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two
offers were received. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount
of $355,878 are being obligated on an initial delivery order at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity (FA8681-19-D-0006). (Source: DoD, 02/21/19)

Fort Rucker to get new boss
Brig. Gen. David J. Francis, director, Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of
Staff, at the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., will become the new commanding
general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, Ala. Maj.
Gen. William K. Gayler, current commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation
Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, was nominated as director, J-3
Operations/Cyber, U.S. Africa Command in Germany. They were among the
assignments announced Feb. 19 by the Army chief of staff. (Source: DoD 02/19/19)

February newsletter available
The February 2019 Gulf Coast Reporters League/Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor
Newsletter is now available for download. It includes a story about the
groundbreaking for the A220 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., which promises to
have a huge impact on the region. There's also a story about the Navy's official
opening of Site X in Santa Rosa County, a more capable outlying field than the one it
replaced in Escambia County. There's also a summary of key stories that occurred
since the last newsletter, including additionl funding for Pensacola's maintenance,
repair and overhaul project. (Source: GCAC Newsletter, 2/19/18)

Border wall could cost Eglin $63M
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Money programmed for two construction projects
planned for Eglin Air Force Base could be steered to construction of a U.S.-Mexico
border wall under terms of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national
emergency. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., confirmed Monday that a proposed $34.9
million outlay for an F-35A training center and a proposed $28 million outlay for an F-
35A student dormitory are part of the $3.6 billion in military construction funding that
Trump could tap for the wall. Eglin is the testing center for the F-35 and trains F-35
pilots and maintenance personnel from the U.S. military services and partner
nations. In all, Florida bases could lose up to $177 million for planned construction,
according to a list compiled by the House Appropriations Committee. (Sources:
Panama City News Herald, 02/19/19, Tampa Bay Times 02/18/19)

Airbus aims to recruit ex-military
MOBILE, Ala. - With Airbus expecting to need more workers for its A320 assembly
line and A220 line that is now being built, it's holding recruiting drives at Naval Air
Station Pensacola, Fla., Tuesday and at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Feb. 28.
Military I.D. is required to attend to recruiting open houses. Airbus and its hiring
partner, AIDT, are seeking candidates (retired military, Guard, Reserve or active
duty) to fill positions at the A220 assembly line. The open house at NAS Pensacola is
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Building 741. The open house at Keesler AFB is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.
m., at Sablich Center, Room 108B. (Source: Airbus Facebook page, 02/15/19)

NASA resumes RS-25 testing
NASA resumed RS-25 rocket engine testing for its new Space Launch System (SLS)
rocket with a hot fire test today on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center (SSC).
The hot fire marked the first RS-25 test of the year at SSC, continuing a series with
developmental engine No. 0525 that began last August. The test once more featured
a flight controller to be used on an SLS mission and marked the third time since last
February that NASA has powered its RS-25 engine up to 113 percent of original
thrust. NASA is testing RS-25 engines to help power the SLS rocket, being built to
send humans deeper into space than ever before. Four RS-25 engines, firing
simultaneously, will produce 2 million pounds of combined thrust during SLS launch
and ascent. RS-25 engines for initial missions are former space shuttle engines,
designed to provide a power level categorized as 100 percent thrust. For SLS,
engineers are modifying RS-25 engines to provide up to 111 percent of original
thrust. Testing at 113 percent at Stennis demonstrates a margin of safety for
operating the engine at the higher thrust. A key component of the modifications is
the new flight controller, which acts as the “brain” to help control engine operation
and facilitate communication between the engine and SLS rocket. Aerojet
Rocketdyne has received delivery of 18 new controllers from subcontractor
Honeywell International Inc., 16 to be used on the first four SLS missions, one
qualification unit and one engine spare. NASA has been testing the new controllers
at Stennis since March 2017. The RS-25 hot fire also continued testing of two engine
components – a 3D-printed pogo accumulator to dampen pressure oscillations that
can cause flight instability and a main combustion chamber fabricated using a hot
isostatic pressure (HIP) bonding technique. The test today was the first since mid-
December, when a test was terminated early due to an observed anomaly.(Source:
NASA/SSC, 02/13/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $14.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $14,498,758 for modification
P00009 to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive firm contract (N0001918C1048)
to provide for initial lay-in of repair material for seven F-35 Lightning II systems at
various depots in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (34 percent); Fort Worth, Texas
(27 percent); Jackson, Miss. (16 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (16 percent); St.
Louis, Mo. (4 percent); and East Aurora, N.Y. (3 percent), and is expected to be
completed in July 2024. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, and Navy);
fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS
funds in the amount of $14,498,758 are being obligated at time of award, $4,582,113
of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines
purchases for the Air Force ($6,332,003; 43.68 percent); Marine Corps ($3,128,745;
21.58 percent); Navy ($1,453,368; 10.02 percent); non-U.S. DoD Participants
($2,470,964; 17.04 percent), and FMS customers ($1,113,678; 7.68 percent). The Naval
Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
02/13/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

DOT OKs $20M more for MRO
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The ST Engineering MRO expansion project got another $20
million Wednesday when the Florida Department of Transportation upped its
commitment to a total of $45 million. "I am proud to announce City of Pensacola has
secured the remaining funding for Project Titan, which will expand the Aviation
Maintenance Overhaul Repair (MRO) campus at the Pensacola International
Airport," said Mayor Grover Robinson."I am excited for this transformational project
to move forward." He received the confirmation letter today. FDOT is amending its
work program to removing funding "from several other projects" to fund the airport
project, a process it said takes about eight weeks. FDOT's work program and budget
will still need to be reviewed by the Florida Legislature, but if approved, Pensacola
will receive the funding in 2021 for the project. The $210 million expansion would
add three more hangars to the one already in place at Pensacola International
Airport. It would add another 1,325 jobs. (Sources: GCAC, Pensacola News Journal,
02/13/19)

Allegiant announces new routes
VALPARAISO, Fla. - Allegiant Airlines announced the debut of non-stop service from
the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to seven citie: Des Moines, Iowa;
Huntington (Tri-State), W. Va.; Little Rock, Ark.; Rockford/Chicago, Ill.; Shreveport,
La.; Toledo, Ohio/Detroit, Mich.; and Wichita, Kan. “We couldn’t be more proud of
our partnership with Allegiant Air and the seven new non-stop flights from the
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, bringing our total to 37 non-stop destinations,”
said Tracy Stage, Okaloosa County Airports Director. All seven
nonstop routes will operate twice weekly. (Source: Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Airport, (02/12/19)

Airport begins new service
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Silver Airways will begin daily nonstop service between Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International
Airport (PNS) beginning tomorrow. To celebrate the new nonstop service, Silver is
offering introductory fares from $89 available at SilverAirways.com for a limited time
for travel between Feb. 13 and May 22 for ticketing before Nov. 19.“The
commencement of direct service to Ft. Lauderdale and the South Florida area
provides another link to one of the Pensacola Gulf Coast Region’s top ten market
areas and important connecting opportunities on the Silver network to Key West
and the Bahamas,” said Pensacola Airport Director Dan Flynn. (Source: Pensacola
International Airport, 02/12/19)

Silver announces non-stop flight
VALPARAISO, Fla. - Silver Airways has announced the debut of daily non-stop
service from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to Orlando International
Airport (MCO) beginning on May 17, 2019. Silver will announce its flight schedule
and propose fares Feb. 19, when tickets will go on sale. The airline this week is also
starting daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). (Source: Destin-Fort Walton
Beaach Airport, Silver Airways, 02/11/19)

Contract: McKinsey, $15.7M
McKinsey & Co. Inc., Washington, D.C., is awarded $15,730,560 for modification
P00002 to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-price delivery order N6833518F0362
previously issued against blanket purchase agreement (N68335-18-A-0042) in
support of the F-35 Lightning II affordability campaign for the Navy, Marine Corps,
and Air Force. The modification provides for maturation of the current effort
through expansion and refinement of existing scope, including strategic sourcing,
senior leadership team offsite, and major contract actions. Work will be performed
in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed in June 2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps and Air
Force) funds in the amount of $15,730,560 will be obligated at time of award, none of
which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This modification combines purchases
for the Navy ($6,001,250; 38 percent); Marine Corps ($6,001,250; 38 percent), and Air
Force ($3,728,060; 24 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/11/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $52.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $52,367,561 for modification P00002 to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-
fee delivery order (N0001918F0472) placed against basic ordering agreement
N00019-14-G-0020. This modification provides for additional ancillary mission
equipment for F-35 Lightning II aircraft in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force,
Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD), participants and Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is
expected to be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine
Corps, Air Force, and Navy); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); non-U.
S. DoD participant; and FMS funding in the amount of $52,367,561 will be obligated at
time of award, $35,913,912 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($20,791,984; 39
percent); Air Force ($11,338,222; 22 percent); Navy ($5,016,648; 10 percent); non-U.S.
DoD participants ($12,112,092; 23 percent), and FMS customers ($3,108,615; 6
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 02/08/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home
of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Homeland Scty Solutions, $10.2M
Homeland Security Solutions Inc., Hampton, Va., is awarded a $10,250,351 firm-fixed-
price, six-month contract for program management support, training, human
resources services and non-guard security support services. This contract
includes three one-year option periods, and one six-month option period which, if
exercised, could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $35,291,550. Work
will be performed in: Camp Lejeune/New River, N.C. (11 Percent); Camp Pendleton,
Calif. (10 percent); Washington, D.C. (9 percent); Cherry Point, N.C. (8 percent);
Miramar, Calif. (8 percent); Quantico, Va. (8 percent); Camp Smith and Kaneohe Bay,
Hawaii (7 percent); Beaufort/Parris Island, S.C. (6 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (5 percent);
Barstow, Calif. (5 percent); San Diego, Calif. (5 percent); Albany, Ga. (5 percent);
Okinawa, Japan (5 percent); Bridgeport, Calif. (2 percent); Blount Island, Fla. (2
percent); New Orleans, La. (2 percent); and Iwakuni, Japan (2 percent). Work is
expected to be completed September 2019. If all options are exercised, work will
continue through March 2023. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Marine
Corps) in the amount of $10,250,351 will be obligated at the time of award and will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively
procured via solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three
offers received. The Marine Corps Installations National Capitol Region - Regional
Contracting Office, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity for
M00264-19-C-0007. (Source: DoD, 02/08/19)

MRO project gets more money
Triumph Gulf Coast agreed today to provide another $10 million for Pensacola's ST
Engineering expansion project, upping the previous award of $56 million. The
funding was $2.5 million less than what the city wanted. The initial grant of $56
million called for a commitment to Pensacola that would create 1,325 jobs and keep
them in the community for at least three years. Friday's vote upped that commitment
to seven years. Earlier this week, the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County
Commission each approved committing an additional $5 million a piece to the
project, bringing the local governments' contribution to $15 million each. The $210
million project would expand ST Engineering's aircraft maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) footprint at Pensacola International Airport from the current one to
four hangars. ST Engineering has said its first hangar, which opened in June and
cost $46 million, would generate 400 jobs. With Triumph's vote Friday, the city is still
on the hook for about $24.8 million. Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson is optimistic
that $20 million of that will come from the state through the Florida Department of
Transportation. Triumph's vote Friday removed the March 31 deadline the city was
facing to find all of the other sources of funding, but the city, ST Engineering and
Triumph will have to negotiate and sign a new contract before the grant will be
awarded. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/08/19).

Contract: Lockheed, $90.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded a $90,345,180 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee
contract (N00019-17-C-0001). This modification provides for the identification and
execution of cost reduction initiatives to reduce the cost of the F-35 Lightning II Air
System.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be
completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and
Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $90,345,180 will be obligated at time of award,
all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Air Force ($44,929,818; 50 percent); Navy ($26,000,000;
29 percent); and the Marine Corps ($19,415,362; 21 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/05/19)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Contract: Andromeda Systems, $42M
Andromeda Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is awarded a $41,977,403 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering support services and
associated engineering technical services in support of the Fleet Readiness Center
South East’s In-Service Support Center. Work will be performed at the Naval Air
Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla. (90 percent); Seattle, Wash. (2 percent); Tinker Air
Force Base, Oklahoma City, Okla. (2 percent); NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. (1.5
percent); NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. (1.5 percent); Marine Corps Air Station,
Beaufort, S.C. (1.5 percent); NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1.5 percent), and is
expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2019 working capital funds (Navy)
in the amount of $5,000 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 an
electronic request for proposals as a 100 percent small business set-aside; seven
offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division,
Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N6134019D0006). (Source: DoD, 02/01/19)


JANUARY 2019

Newest OLF now open
JAY, Fla. – The Navy's newest outlying landing field is now open for helicopter
training following a ribbon-cutting Wednesday. Site X's ceremonial transfer to the
Navy featured a ceremonial first flight by Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich. Exchange of the signed deeds, which is
the act that finalized change of ownership for both properties of some 600 acres
each, was on Tuesday. The Navy has ceased operations at NOLF Site 8 in
neighboring Escambia County. The National Defense Authorization Act in 2015
authorized the land exchange, the first of its kind for the Navy. In June 2016, the
Navy and Escambia County signed a land exchange agreement to formalize the
intentions to transfer the property at Site 8 to Escambia County, in exchange for a
suitable landing field in Santa Rosa County to replace Site 8. Escambia County plans
to develop the former Site 8, possibly as a commerce park. (Source: GCAC, 01/30/19)

Contract: Northrop, $55M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $55,062,919 for
modification P00011 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract
(N00019-16-C-0055). This modification provides for the procurement of five Fire
Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems and two lightweight fuel cells.  Work will be
performed in San Diego (33 percent); Ozark, Ala. (27 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (18
percent); Moss Point, Miss. (16 percent); and various locations within the
continental U.S. (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2021. Fiscal
2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $55,062,919 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 01/30/19)

Contract: Boeing, $56.8M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a $56,755,269 cost-plus-fixed-fee,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that provides program management
support as well as engineering and integrated logistics support by the original
equipment manufacturer for the post-production support phase of the T-45 aircraft
lifecycle. This contract includes special tooling and test equipment, data
accessibility and obsolescence identification, and resolution in addition to field
services support that will provide subject matter expertise in the areas of
environmental control systems, cockpit pressurization and On-Board Oxygen
Generation Systems integration. Work will be performed in St. Louis (96.1 percent);
Meridian, Miss. (1.3 percent); Kingsville, Texas (1.3 percent); and Pensacola, Fla.
(1.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2022. No funds will be
obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they
are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code
2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is
the contracting activity (N61340-19-D-0003). (Source: DoD, 01/28/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $31.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $31,335,203 for modification
P00044 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee
contract (N00019-16-C-0004) for sustainment services for F-35 Lightning II low-rate
initial production Lot X aircraft for the government of Australia. Work will be
performed in Williamtown, Australia, and is expected to be completed in January
2021. Non-U.S. Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of
$31,335,203 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/28/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Navy marking opening of new OLF
MILTON, Fla. – The Navy’s newest outlying landing field will be open for helicopter
training operations beginning Jan. 30. Escambia County will hand over the keys to
Navy outlying landing field Site X in Santa Rosa County, thus opening the site for
operations. The Navy will cease operations at NOLF Site 8 in Escambia County, and
turn the property over to the County in a unique real estate land exchange. The
President signed the National Defense Authorization Act in 2015 that authorized the
land exchange. In June 2016, the Navy and Escambia County signed a land
exchange agreement to formalize the intentions to transfer the property at Site 8 to
the County, in exchange for a suitable landing field to replace Site 8. Efforts to build
a landing field began in 2016. Naval Facilities Southeast Region in Jacksonville,
Navy Installations Command and Whiting Field coordinated with Escambia County
project managers to ensure requirements for the training mission at NAS Whiting
Field were met. Exchange of the signed deeds, which is the act that finalizes
change of ownership for both properties, is slated for Jan. 29, and a ribbon cutting
for NOLF Site X is scheduled for Jan. 30. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 01/24/19)  

Frontier to serve downtown airport
MOBILE, Ala. - Denver-based Frontier Airlines will offer service to and from the
Downtown Airport at Brookley Field beginning May 1 from a new passenger terminl.
The low-cost carrier will provide non-stop service to Chicago's O'Hare Airport and
to Denver. Frontier becomes the first airline to offer service from Brookley. Via
Airlines has talked about providing service at Brookley but currently operates out
of the Mobile Regional Airport where United, Delta, and American Airlines also
operate.There was a large turnout of political figures for the announcement. Mobile
Mayor Sandy Stimpson said the start of passenger service out of Brookley was
something that had been desired for years. A feasibility study commissioned by the
Mobile Airport Authority found that the benefits of moving passenger service from
the regional airport to downtown outweighed the drawbacks. They say that the
Brookley airfield's advantages, it's near downtown, has easy interstate access and
is closer to potential patrons in Baldwin County, would make it more competitive
with airports in Pensacola and Biloxi. (Sources: WKRG-TV, al.com, 01/22/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $542.2M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$542,225,679 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for
ancillary mission equipment (AME) and associated AME initial spares in support of
Lot 13 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be
completed in May 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy, Marine
Corps, and Air Force,); non-U.S. DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of
$437,333,989 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, Md., is the contracting activity (N0001919D0015). (Source: DoD, 01/22/19) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Relativity gets launch pad
Relativity Space, a three-year-old start-up that aims to build rockets using 3D
printers, announced a contract Thursday with the Air Force to build and operate a
launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The five-year “multi-user”
agreement means Relativity can begin operating out of Launch Complex 16 (LC-16),
the historic location built in the 1950s and site of hundreds of American space
launches. There is no monetary exchange or lease payment to the Air Force. The
agreement includes an option to extend for an exclusive 20-year term. It's the
fourth privte company to have an orbital launch site at Cape Canaveral. The others
are SpaceX, United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin. Reltivity CEO Tim Ellis
estimates the launch facilities represent more than $10 million worth of existing
infrastructure. Relativity has built one of the world’s largest 3-D printers, called
Stargate, and has developed its own rocket engine, Aeon 1. Relativity has a 20-year
leasing agreement with NASA’s Stennis
Space Center (SSC), Miss., to test fire its rocket engines. The contract gives
Relativity access to four robust testing chambers at SSC. Relativity, headquartered
in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for more space in L.A. It has grown from 14
employees a year ago to 60. (Source: CNBC, 01/17/19)

General officer announcement
Marine Corps Reserve Col. Leonard F. Anderson IV has been nominated for
appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Anderson is currently serving as the
assistant wing commander, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. Marine Corps Forces
Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana. The nomination was among multiple nominations
announced today by Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. (Source:
DoD, 01/16/19)

Ground broken for A220 assembly line
MOBILE, Ala. - Fireworks were set off Wednesday morning after dignitaries
participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $300 million A220 final
assembly line at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. About 700 people were on hand
for the invitation-only event north of the current A320 assembly line. Work is already
underway on the site that will eventually produce four A220 passenger jets every
month. The first delivery is expected in 2020.
Dignitaries on hand for the event included Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Airbus Chief
Executive Officer Tom Enders. The A220 is the smallest member of the Airbus line of
passenger jets and is the former Bombardier CSeries. Airbus took over majority
interest in the program under an Airbus/Bombardier partnership. Airbus is already
seeking workers for the new assembly line. Airbus also plans to expand its A320
workforce. In total, the company expects to hire some 600 new employees over the
next 18 months.(Source: GCRL, 01/16/19)

New service announced
Allegiant Air announced the debut of non-stop service from the Destin-Fort Walton
Beach Airport (VPS) to Omaha's Eppley Airfield (OMA) and Tulsa International Airport
(TUL) beginning June 6, 2019. Tracy Stage, Okaloosa County Airport Director, said
the new services brings the airport's total of non-stop destinations to 30. Tickets
are on sale now. (Source: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, 01/15/19)

Contract: Lockheed, $68.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $68,933,454 for cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order 0104 against a
previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order
provides for the design, development, documentation, integration, and test of
upgrades to the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory to execute the Mission Data (MD)
programming and reprogramming mission for the F-35 Digital Channelized
Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program (DTIP) and non-DTIP
configurations. These efforts are in support of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps
operational aircraft, as well as all training aircraft within the continental U.S. with MD
products. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (65 percent); Baltimore, Md.
(25 percent); and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (10 percent), and is expected to be
completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air
Force, Navy and Marine Corps) funding in the amount of $20,000,000 will be
obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($34,466,727; 50 percent);
Navy ($17,233,364; 25 percent), and the Marine Corps ($17,233,363; 25 percent). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 01/15/19)

Contract: C4 Planning, $45.5M
C4 Planning Solutions, Blythe, Ga., is awarded a maximum ceiling $45,488,761 firm-
fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a five-year ordering
period and option to extend services up to six months for tactical systems support
and professional engineering services for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems
Support Activity. This contract contains an option, which if exercised, will bring the
contract value to $49,999,196.  Work will be performed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (41
percent); Okinawa, Japan (15 percent); Camp Lejeune, N.C. (four percent); Norfolk,
Va. (four percent); Alexandria, Va. (four percent); Quantico, Va. (four percent); New
Orleans, La. (two percent); and additional various locations outside the continental
U.S. (26 percent), and work is expected to be completed by March 6, 2024. If the
option is exercised, work will continue through Sept. 6, 2024. Fiscal 2017 (Marine
Corps) operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $515,910; and fiscal 2019
(Marine Corps) operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $146,903 will be
obligated under the initial task order immediately following contract award.
Although expired, the fiscal 2017 contract funds in the amount of $515,910 are
available for this effort in accordance with 31 U.S. Code 1558. The contract was
competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two
offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, is the contract
activity (M68909-19-D-7605). (Source: DoD, 01/15/19)

Shutdown impacting SLS
The government shutdown is impacting NASA's Space Launch System (SLS).
Qualification testing on the SLS’s intertank and hydrogen tank has stopped at
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. “The intertank was undergoing
testing when the government shut down, so that’s been interrupted,” according to
John Shannon, the SLS program manager at Boeing. It also means testing can’t
even begin on the hydrogen tank, which arrived at Marshall last week. The testing
to ensure rocket components can withstand harsh launch conditions has already
been completed for the engine. The furlough also means NASA and Boeing
employees have halted modifications to the stand at Stennis Space Center, Miss.,
that will hold the rocket during a test-fire of all four engines. “That test stand is
owned by NASA,” said Shannon, who worked for space agency for 25 years before
joining Boeing in 2015. “[So] that work has come to a halt during the shutdown.”
Boeing thinks it will be able to catch up and deliver the first completed rocket to
NASA as planned in the late fall. (Source: Polico Space, 01/14/19)

Contract: Raytheon, $21M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $21,000,000
modification (P00004) to the ceiling amount of the previously-awarded indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8675-15-D-0135) for advanced medium range
air-to-air missile system improvement program software architecture and design
risk reduction efforts to counter evolving threats. This modification provides an
increase in the maximum ordering amount of the contract, from $50,000,000 to
$71,000,000, to facilitate new task orders. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona.
All orders under this contract will be placed on or before Sept. 30, 2019 with a
period of performance not to exceed Sept. 30, 2022. No additional funds are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/10/19)

Airbus posts first jobs for A220 line
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions
for its newest assembly line in Mobile. The positions are the first wave of
production jobs announced for the company’s A220 aircraft assembly line. The open
positions include aircraft structure/installation mechanics, installers for aircraft
cabin furnishings and aircraft electricians. Successful candidates for all positions
will participate in several weeks of training at AIDT in a combination of classroom
and on-the-job training. Some candidates will also have the opportunity for on-the-
job training with the company’s manufacturing team in Mirabel, Canada before
returning to Mobile. Production on the first aircraft begins in Q3 2019. In addition to
the positions for the new A220 production facility, Airbus is also hiring for similar
production positions in its current A320 production facility. In total, the company
expects to hire approximately 600 new employees over the next 18 months.For a full
job description of all the positions and to apply, go to airbususmanufacturing.
applicantpro.com/jobs. (Source: Airbus, 01/09/19)

A220 incentives details emerge
MOBILE, Ala. - Details have begun to emerge on the incentives that will be offered
to Airbus as it builds a new jet assembly line in Mobile, including $4 million in cash
from the city and an equal amount from Mobile County. That $8 million, plus an
unknown value in tax abatements and fee waivers, is spelled out in a project
agreement on Tuesday's Mobile City Council agenda. While the council will have the
option of immediate action, normal procedure will be for it to lay the measure over
for a week's consideration before voting. Meanwhile, a county spokesperson
confirmed that the Mobile County Commission will consider its approval of the
measure at its discussion meeting this Thursday for a presumed vote at its regular
meeting on Jan. 14. (Source: al.com, 01/07/19)

Two airlines order A220s
MOBILE, Ala. - Two airlines have made orders for the new A220 passenger jet that
will be assembled in Mobile. JetBlue, which received the first A321 assembled at
the first Airbus final assembly line in the U.S., has confirmed an order for 60 A220-
300 aircraft to be produced in Mobile, according to Airbus. Also, a low-cost carrier
code-named Moxy Airlines, confirmed an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, according to
Airbus. The A220 is being produced in a partnership between Airbus and Canadian
manufacturer Bombardier in a deal reached last year. Construction of a new final
assembly line to assemble the A220 aircraft is expected to begin later this month at
the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The first plane is expected to be delivered in 2020.
(Sources: Airbus (release 1, release 2) WKRG, WPMI, WALA, 01/03/18)

Contract: Risk Mitigation, $95M
Risk Mitigation Consulting Inc., Destin, Fla., is awarded a maximum amount
$95,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mission assurance
assessments of installation/facilities infrastructure and facility-related control
systems for the Department of the Navy. The work includes, but is not limited to the
collection and evaluation of data concerning the criticality of facilities, utilities,
industrial control systems, and supporting infrastructure based on mission impacts,
probable threats and hazards, and degrees of vulnerability to determine the overall
risk posture of the asset. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps
installations at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command,
Atlantic area of responsibility, both inside and outside the continentalU.S.,
including, but not limited to, California (24.6 percent); Virginia (13.0 percent); Florida
(10.1 percent); Maryland (7.2 percent); Washington (5.8 percent); Hawaii (4.3
percent); Texas (4.3 percent); South Carolina (4.3 percent); Washington, District of
Columbia (2.9 percent); North Carolina (2.9 percent); Mississippi (2.9 percent);
Georgia (2.9 percent); Tennessee (1.5 percent); Rhode Island (1.5 percent);
Pennsylvania (1.5 percent); New York (1.5 percent); New Jersey (1.5 percent);
Louisiana (1.5 percent); Indiana (1.5 percent); Illinois (1.5 percent); Connecticut (1.4
percent); and Arizona (1.4 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60
months with an expected completion date of January 1, 2024.  Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,000 are obligated on
this award, and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task orders
will be primarily funded by operations and maintenance (Navy and Marine Corps).
This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online
website and Federal Business Opportunities website, with six proposals received.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting
activity (N62470-19-D-2002). (Source: DoD, 01/02/19)