Gulf Coast aerospace
OCTOBER 2019

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)
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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)