Gulf Coast aerospace
APRIL 2020

Blue Angels to tour with Thurderbirds
The Air Force’s Thunderbirds and the Navy's Blue Angels will kick off a nationwide tour
honoring first responders and essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic on April 28 in
New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The “America Strong” tour will start around noon
in New York City, followed by flyovers in Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia. The teams will
then move on to other cities across the countries with demonstrations occurring every one
to two days, according to a Pentagon release. (Source: Air Force Magazine, 04/26/20)

Boeing ends Embraer deal
Boeing has terminated its $4.2 billion deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, the
company said Saturday. The deal would have given  Boeing a bigger stake in the market for
smaller jets. Embraer responded Saturday in a press release that it will "pursue all remedies
against Boeing for the damages incurred," calling Boeing's decision a wrongful termination.
The two had planned to create a joint venture by April 24, but the deadline passed without
Embraer satisfying the necessary conditions, according to Boeing, but not detailing the
unmet conditions. The Brazilian company said it believes it fully satisfied the deal's
conditions. (Sources: multiple, including CNN, 04/25/20, AP via KOMO News, 04/26/20) The
deal was in response to the Airbus-Bombardier deal, where Airbus took a majority share in a
joint project to build what is now called the A220 passenger jet. A second assembly line for
the jet is in Mobile, next to the Airbus A320 assembly line. Previous

Contract: Global Connections, $14.4M
Global Connections to Employment Inc., Pensacola, Fla. (HE1254-20-C-1001), is being
awarded a fixed-price contract for custodial services and labor support in the amount of
$14,376,570. The place of performance will be Fort Campbell, Ky. The period of
performance is one 12-month base period and four 12-month option years. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $2,844,568 will be obligated on this
award. This contract was awarded as a mandatory source through the AbilityOne program
in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 8.7 (Acquisition from Nonprofit
Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled). The contracting activity is
the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alexandria, Va. (Source: DoD, 04/24/20)

New Innovation Station established
The University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering announced
establishment of its second Innovation Station, UFIS at the REEF. The new engineering
extension program in Northwest Florida near Eglin Air Force Base will leverage the
infrastructure and resources afforded by the UF Research and Engineering Education
Facility (REEF) while providing further expansion of community outreach and workforce
development to Egline and surrounding community. Established in 2016, UF Innovation
Stations (UFIS) are regionally based locations dedicated to driving economic and workforce
development. They are designed to meet the university’s goal of serving its land grant
mission by providing measurable impact to Florida’s tech economy through access to UF
talent, technology, infrastructure, and students. REEF, which opened its campus in
Shalimar, Fla., in October 1995, will continue to provide support for the graduate education
needs of the Eglin community in concert with UFIS. REEF will also continue to respond to Air
Force research needs and opportunities through collaboration with the Air Force Research
Laboratory. (Source: Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, 04/23/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $147.6M
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $147,639,775
undefinitized contract action modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-20-C-5310
for the procurement of MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) vertical launcher module
electronic components. Work will be performed in Baltimore (44%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
(39%); Waverly, Iowa (3%); Hampstead, Md. (2%); Dover, Pa. (2%); Chaska, Minn. (1%); St.
Peters, Mo. (1%); Wooddale, Ill. (1%); Plainview, N.Y. (1%); Irvine, Calif. (1%); Roebling, N.J.
(1%); Forest Hill, Md. (1%); Millersville, Md. (1%); Sterling Heights, Mich. (1%); and Red
Lion, Pa. (1%). This modification provides the electronic components for MK 41 VLS, which
is installed onboard Navy surface combatants (CG-47 and DDG-51 class ships) and multiple
allied Navy platforms. MK 41 VLS stores, selects, prepares and launches standard missiles,
Tomahawk, Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket and Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles.
Work is expected to be completed by March 2025. This contract combines purchases for
the Navy (65%); and the governments of South Korea, Finland and Germany (35%) under
the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 shipbuilding and
conversion (Navy); and FMS funding in the amount of $29,527,952 was obligated at the
time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea
Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded April 17, 2020)
(Source: DoD, 04/23/20)

Contract: UTC, $111.1M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded an
$111,131,635 modification (P00019) to a previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-
plus-incentive-fee and cost reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification
exercises an option for the production and delivery of four Prat & Whitney (PW) F135-PW-
600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps to be installed in F-35B short take-off and
vertical landing aircraft. Work will be performed in East Hartford (51.7%); Indianapolis, Ind.
(38.8%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (9.5%), and is expected to be complete by July 2022.
Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $111,131,635 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,
04/21/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center
and reprogramming labs.

Airbus 3D printing masks
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus’ production and engineering teams in Mobile have teamed up with
the University of South Alabama to produce 3D-printed, reusable face masks and mask
tension release bands for medical personnel on the front lines in the fight against the
COVID-19 pandemic. The Airbus team is making the masks and bands for medical
personnel at USA Health, including University Hospital, Children’s & Women’s Hospital, the
Mitchell Cancer Institute and the Physician’s Group. The team hopes to produce 500 masks,
which are reusable and washable, over the next three weeks, along with approximately 75
tension release bands per day. The masks and bands will be produced on 3D printers
provided from Airbus’s production and engineering facilities, Flight Works Alabama, and the
University of South Alabama, using designs from the National Institutes of Health 3D Print
Exchange COVID-19 Supply Chain Response file repository. (Source: Airbus, 04/20/20)

Contract: multiple, $7.1B
Crestview Aerospace LLC, Crestview, Fla., (N00421-20-D-0095) was among a host of
companies awarded $7,143,500,000 for indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts in
support of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. The other companies are
Aerovation, Inc., Tucson, Ariz. (N00421-20-D-0103); Ampex Data Systems Corp., Hayward,
Calif. (N00421-20-D-0074); BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville,
Md. (N00421-20-D-0075/N00421-20-D-0091); The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo. (N00421-20-
D-0076/ N00421-20-D-0092); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md.
(N00421-20-D-0077/N00421-20-D-0093/N00421-20-D-0104); Dayton T. Brown Inc.,
Bohemia, N.Y. (N00421-20-D-0105); EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (N00421-20-D-0079);
Erickson Inc., Portland, Oregon (N00421-20-D-0106); General Dynamics Mission Systems
Inc., Bloomington, Minn. (N00421-20-D-0080); Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
(N00421-20-D-0081); Intellisense Systems Inc., Torrance, Calif. (N00421-20-D-0082); J.F.
Taylor Inc., Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-20-D-0083/N00421-20-D-0107); KIHOMAC Inc.,
Reston, Va. (N00421-20-D00109); L3 Aviation Products Inc., Alpharetta, Ga. (N00421-20-D-
0084); L3 Communications Integrated Systems LP, Waco, Texas (N00421-20-D-0096); L3
Communication Systems - West Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah (N00421-20-D-0085); M7
Aerospace LLC, San Antonio, Texas (N00421-20-D-0097); Means Engineering Inc.,
Carlsbad, Calif. (N00421-20-D-0086); Physical Optics Corp., Torrance Calif. (N00421-20-D-
0087); Raytheon Co., Indianapolis, Ind. (N00421-20-D-0088); Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar
Rapids, Iowa (N00421-20-D-0078/N00421-20-D-0094); Science and Engineering Services
LLC, Huntsville, Ala. (N00421-20-D-0099/N00421-20-D-0110); Science Applications
International Corp., Reston, Va. (N00421-20-D-0089/N00421-20-D-0098); Sechan
Electronics, Lititz, Pa. (N00421-20-D-0090); Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (N00421-20-
D-0100); Tyonek Worldwide Services Inc., Madison, Ala. (N00421-20-D-0101/N00421-20-D-
0111); and Yulista Aviation Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (N00421-20-D-0102/N00421-20-D-0112).
These contracts are for three distinct lots, each with established vendor pools supporting
different requirements. Work will be performed at the contractor's locations and at
government facilities. Lot I provides full rate production of mission system avionics. Lot II
provides full rate production of other aircraft components, production and installation of
modification kits. Lot III provides full rate production of other aircraft components, production
and installation of modification kits. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is
$7,143,500,000, with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders
within their lots. Work is expected to be complete by April 2031. No funds are being
obligated at the time of award, and will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.
These contracts were competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals and 38
offers from 28 vendors were received.  The Naval Warfare Center, Aircraft Division,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/15/20)

Whiting Field wins award
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Commander, Navy Installations Command
(CNIC) recently named Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field the recipient of the 2019 Navy
Security Force (NSF) of the Year Award for the small installation category. Naval Activity
Support Naples was the recipient for the large installation category. The award recognizes
installations that successfully completed the NSF shore training and certification cycle,
demonstrated safety and proficiency in all assessed areas and achieved the highest scores
during a Final Evaluation Problem, an installation security exercise that tests the security
force response and readiness. CNIC is the naval command tasked with overseeing 71 of the
Navy’s shore installations worldwide.  NAS Whiting Field was selected as the winner in the
small base category (less than 500 personnel) from a field of 32 installations. (Source: NAS
Whiting Public Affairs Office, 04/14/20)

Airports get CARES grants
Airports along the Gulf Coast are receiving grants from U.S. Department of Transportation’s
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $10 billion in funds to
be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention of,
preparation for, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial airports in the Gulf
Coast getting money are. in Alabama, Mobile Regional Airport, $15.1 million, and Mobile
Downtown Airport, $69,000. in Northwest Florida, Destin-Fort Walton Beach is getting $12.4
million, Pensacola Internationl Airport is getting $11 million, and Northwest Florida Beaches
International Airport is getting $6.3 million. In Louisiana, Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International is getting $42.8 million and Lakefront in New Orleans is getting $157,000. In
Mississippi, Gulfport Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is getting $21 million. (Source:
GCAC, 04/14/20)

April newsletter released
The April issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor/Gulf Coast Reporters League
Newsletter is now available. The cover story is about the coronavirus pandemic and its
impact on the region's aerospace and aviation activities. There is also a story about Gulf
Power's drone program to help it inspect power lines, and a story about the most recent
economic symposium. (Source: GCAC, 04/14/20)

Frontier to stay downtown
Frontier Airlines is going to stick with Mobile’s downtown airport after all, though its
destination will change, according to the the Mobile Airport Authority. Frontier will offer direct
flights to Orlando International Airport starting Saturday, April 18. In January decision by
Frontier to end service to Mobile on April 22. Frontier opened in Mobile with direct flights to
Denver and Chicago, then suspended flights to Chicago in late 2019. It means that the new
mini-terminal that the Airport Authority opened at the Downtown Mobile Airport in the
Brookley Aeroplex in 2019, at a cost of about $8 million, will continue to serve at least one
client airline. That terminal was built in part to showcase the feasibility of eventually
swapping commercial passenger service from Mobile Regional Airport in west Mobile to
Brookley. (Source: al.com, 04/13/20)

Contract: United States Marine, $108M
United States Marine Inc., Gulfport, Miss., was awarded a $108,000,000 maximum indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order contract (H92405-20-D-0002) with a five-year
ordering period in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the
production of Combatant Craft Assault (CCA). Fiscal 2020 procurement funds in the amount
of $12,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The work will be performed in
Gulfport and is expected to be completed by April 13, 2025. The contract was awarded
through a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and Federal
Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Only one responsible source and no other supplies or
services will satisfy agency requirements. USSOCOM Headquarters, Tampa, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/13/20) The CCA can be air transported via C-17A
Globemaster III aircraft amd airdropped onto water under parachute from the C-17.

Contract: Lockheed, $14.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $14,883,723 modification
(P00031) to a previously-awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract N00019-18-C-1048 to
procure depot component repair capability for the F-35 hydraulic power generation system
and land gear under low rate initial production Lot 11 for the Navy, Air Force and non-
Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (88%); and
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (12%), and is expected to be complete by April 2023.
Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,156,434; fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $7,156,431; and non-DoD
participant funds in the amount of $570,858 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, 04/10/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $167.5M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a
$167,470,014, fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for 48 long range anti-
ship missiles and tooling and test equipment. Work will be performed in Orlando and is
expected to be completed April 6, 2023. This award is the result of a sole source
acquisition. Fiscal 2019 Air Force missile procurement funds in the amount of $52,334,380;
and fiscal 2019 Navy weapon procurement funds in the amount of $115,135,634 will be
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin, Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-20-C-0003). (Source: DoD, 04/07/20)

Airbus pauses work in Mobile
Airbus has temporarily paused production of A320 and A220 jetliners in Mobile, Ala., in
response to the coronavirus pandemic. The pause begins this week and is expected to last
until April 29. Certain activities will continue on site, including building and installation
maintenance, aircraft maintenance, some critical product safety and customer driven
operations, receipt and control of materials and components, critical administrative support
and preparation of activity restart. Airbus is also making adjustments to activities in
Germany at the company's facilities in Stade and Bremen. In Bremen, aircraft production
and assembly activities will pause from April 6 to April 27, with key business support
services continuing on the site. Airbus in Stade has already paused production and
assembly and will remain on that status until April 11, with some additional pause days in the
weeks that follow in selected production departments. Key business support services will
also remain active on the site. During the past two weeks, Airbus paused production and
assembly work in France and Spain for four days to implement the necessary health and
safety measures. Production and assembly in France has resumed gradually since March
23. Commercial aircraft wing production operations in the UK and commercial aircraft
production activities in Spain and Canada have been temporarily paused reflecting stock
levels and latest government restrictions. Source: Airbus, 04/06/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $818.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded an $818,210,722 firm-fixed-price
contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Lot 17 and 18 production. This
contract provides for 360 Lot 17 JASSM-Extended Range (ER) missiles; 40 Lot 17 Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) JASSM-ER missiles; and 390 Lot 18 JASSM-ER missiles.  Work will be
performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2024. This award is the
result of sole-source acquisition, and fiscal 2018 missile procurement funds in the amount of
$767,485,823; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $50,724,899 will be
obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-20-C-0001). (Source: DoD, 04/01/20)

Airbus donates masks
Mobile, Ala. - Airbus has donated 40,000 face masks to Mobile and Baldwin counties to
protect health care workers from the COVID-19 virus. Twenty-thousand masks each have
been donated to the Mobile Fire & Rescue Department in Mobile County, and the
Emergency Management Agency in Baldwin County. The masks will be distributed in
coordination with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Workers at the Airbus U.S.
Manufacturing Facility use this type of mask during some production activities. The donated
masks are part of a shipment sourced by the company and received this week. “Airbus is
proud to answer the call to help the heroes in our community through the donation of masks
to those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 virus,” said Daryl Taylor, Vice President &
General Manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. (Source: Airbus, 04/03/20)
Airbus assembles A320 and A220 passenger jets at its Mobile plant.


MARCH 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $4.7B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$4,708,927,970 modification (P00033) to previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-
target, firm-fixed-price contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification is for the procurement
of 78 F-35 combat aircraft (48 F-35A combat aircraft for the Air Force, 14 F-35B combat
aircraft for the Marine Corps, 16 F-35C fighter aircraft for the Navy) and associated aircraft
red gear. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (63%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton,
United Kingdom (9%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San
Diego, Calif. (2%); and various locations within and outside the continental U.S. (2%). Work
is expected to be complete by March 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force)
funds in the amount of $2,723,463,387 will be obligated at time of award and fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,985,464,583 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, 03/31/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $202.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$202,800,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee, undefinitized contract that provides engineering,
maintenance, logistics manpower and material support to continue to develop, sustain and
produce software builds as well as carryout developmental flight tests in support of the Joint
Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (40%);
Patuxent River, Md. (39%); Fort Worth, Texas (12%); and Orlando, Fla. (9%). This contract
action also provides unique sea trials on aircraft carriers for non-Department of Defense
(DoD) participants. Work is expected to be complete by September 2020. Fiscal 2020
research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,962,188;
fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$23,962,189; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of
$11,380,036; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$11,380,036; and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $14,860,313 will be obligated
at time of award, $22,760,072 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0037).
(Source: DoD, 03/31/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35
training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $22.9M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $22,902,038 cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract that integrates the government of Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II
combat aircraft enterprise. Work will be performed at Fort Worth (60%); Orlando, Fla.
(10%); Redondo Beach, Calif. (10%); El Segundo, Calif. (10%); and Lancashire, United
Kingdom (10%), and covers initial non-recurring engineering and program support for F-35
production, logistics and sustainment. This is part of the government of Belgium's $5.1
billion agreement with the U.S. government for the procurement of the F-35 air system.
Work is expected to be complete by September 2023. Foreign Military Sales funds in the
amount of $22,902,038 will be obligated at the 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 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0048). (Source: DoD, 03/31/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Reliance Test, $243.6M
Reliance Test & Technology, Crestview, Fla., has been awarded a $234,632,069 option
modification (P00071) to contract FA2486-16-C-0002 for Eglin operations and maintenance
support service to exercise Option Period Two. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force
Base (AFB), Fla.; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and Holloman AFB, N.M., and is expected to
be completed by Sept. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2019 Air Force research, development, test and
evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $250,000; fiscal 2020 Air Force RDT&E funds in
the amount of $25,410,000; and fiscal 2020 Army operations and maintenance funds in the
amount of $867,000 will be obligated. The total cumulative face value of the contract at the
time of award is $773,619,142. Air Force Text Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/31/20)

Contract: Boeing, $39M
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded a $39,049,855 Option Years
Four and Five modification (P00016) to contract FA8105-16-D-0002 for KC-135
engineering sustainment services (ESS). The contract modification provides for recurring
ESS of the KC-135 aircraft for two option years. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City,
Okla.; San Antonio, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and is expected to
be completed by March 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the
amount of $13,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face
value of the contract is $109,951,460. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker
Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/31/20)

Contract: Pensacola Bay Support, $23.2M
Pensacola Bay Support Services LLC, Cape Canaveral, Fla., is awarded a $23,169,254
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification for the exercise of Option Two
under an IDIQ contract for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Pensacola
and outlying areas: Saufley Field, Corry Station and Bronson Field. Work will be performed
in Pensacola, Fla., and 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. The option period is from
April 2020 through March 2021. After award of this option, the total cumulative contract
value will be $67,945,867. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2020 Defense health program funds in the
amount of $18,639,595 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 (N69450-18-D-2013). (Source: DoD, 03/30/20)

Contract: NCS/EMS, $11.9M
NCS/EML SB JV LLC, Louisville, Ky., is awarded a $11,854,362 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity (IDIQ) modification for the exercise of Option One under an IDIQ contract for base
operations support services at Naval Air Station Whiting Field and outlying areas, and
Milton, Fla. Work will be performed in Milton (67%); and outlying areas (33%), to provide
facility investment, swimming pools, grounds maintenance and landscaping, utilities
management, pest control, electrical, wastewater, steam, water, base support vehicles and
equipment, and environmental services. The option period is from April 2020 through March
2021. The total cumulative contract value will be $23,633,062 after the award of this option.
No funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (O&M)
(Navy); fiscal 2020 Defense health program; and fiscal 2020 family housing O&M (Navy)
contract funds in the amount of $8,226,369 for recurring work will be obligated on individual
task orders issued during the option period. Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-19-D-1740). (Source: DoD,
03/30/20)

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $7.7M
Pratt and Whitney - United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $7,681,734
firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-20-F-0658) against a previously issued basic
ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-8008).  This order provides for the production and
delivery of seven Lift Fan Inter Stage Vane (LF ISV) kits for the Marine Corps in support of
the Joint Strike Fighter program. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. The new LF
ISV will provide lift fan operations over an increased temperature range, improved trailing
edge angle conformance and will address vibration and flutter concerns.  Work is expected
to be complete by July 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$7,681,734 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, 03/24/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an
F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $193.8M
Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, Hartford, Conn., is awarded a
$193,780,323 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the
procurement of long lead materials for the production of low rate initial production of
propulsion systems (Lot 15 F135) for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-Department of
Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be
performed in East Hartford (56%); North Berwick, Maine (13%); Indianapolis, Ind. (10%);
Jupiter, Fla. (7%); Windsor Locks, Conn. (5%); Bristol, United Kingdom (4%); Rockford, Ill.
(2%); Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico (2%); and Phoenix, Ariz. (1%), and is expected to be
complete by December 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $66,446,810; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$61,396,328; non-DoD participants funds in the amount of  $52,153,031; and FMS funds in
the amount of $13,784,154 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
($66,446,810; 34.3%); Navy ($30,788,105; 15.9%); Marine Corps ($30,608,223; 15.8%);
non-DoD participants ($52,153,031; 26.9%); and FMS customers ($13,784,154; 7.1%). This
contract was not competitively procured pursuant to U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0011).
(Source: DoD, 03/23/20)

Pandemic halts SLS work
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi
have been elevated to "Stage 4" response level to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that
halts indefinately work on NASA's Space Launch System. The move to the highest level
response was announced Thursday by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The Ames
Research Center in California is also now Stage 4 and the rest of NASA's centers remain at
Stage 3, where they were placed Tuesday. Stage 3 requires mandatory telework and some
mission-essential work on site to continue. For Stage 4 only personnel needed to “protect
life and critical infrastructure” are allowed at the center. Bridenstine said in the statement
that the decision was made because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the
community at both centers, and the diagnosis of one Stennis employee with the disease.
Several other Stennis employees were in self-isolation as a precaution, he said. The Stage
4 designation will strongly affect work on the Space Launch System and, to a lesser extent,
the Orion spacecraft. The core stage for the first SLS mission was recently completed at
Michoud and shipped to SSC for testing leading up to a “Green Run” static-fire test later this
summer. “NASA will temporarily suspend production and testing of Space Launch System
and Orion hardware,” Bridenstine said. “The NASA and contractor teams will complete an
orderly shutdown that puts all hardware in a safe condition until work can resume.”
(Sources: SpaceNews, Reuters, 03/19/20)

Contract: CHC/SJH, $21.5M
CHC/SJH JV LLC, Miami, Fla., was awarded a $21,481,049 firm-fixed price contract for long-
term riprap repair of the Walter F. George Dam. Bids were solicited via the internet with five
received. Work will be performed at Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion date of
Sept. 10, 2021. Fiscal 2019 civil works funds in the amount of $21,481,049 were obligated
at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting
activity (W91278-20-C-0011). (Source: DoD, 03/19/20)

Contract: UTC, $319.8M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a
$319,792,357 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This
modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100
propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force,
and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan. Work will be
performed in East Hartford (67%); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5%); and Bristol, United Kingdom
(6.5%), and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $193,331,533; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Air Force) funds in the amount of $73,835,550; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the
amount of $52,625,274 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, 03/16/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base is home
of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: General Dynamics, $26.5M
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., Garland, Texas, has been awarded
a $26,464,692 firm-fixed-price contract for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for
the additional procurement of BLU 111 Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies.
Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal
2018, 2019 and 2020 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 (FA8681-19-C-0015). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)

Contract: Alliant Techsystems, $24.7M
Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, doing business as Northrop Grumman Defense
Systems, Rocket Center, W.V., has been awarded a $24,695,129 firm-fixed-price contract
for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for the additional procurement of BLU 111
Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies. Work will be performed in Rocket
Center, West Virginia, and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and
2020 procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., is the contracting activity
(FA8681-19-C-0016). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)

Contract: Major Tool, $22.8M
Major Tool and Machine Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has been awarded a $22,796,400 firm-fixed-
price contract for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for the additional
procurement of BLU 111 Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies. Work will be
performed in Indianapolis and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and
2020 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
(FA8681-19-C-0013). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)

Contract: Bell Boeing, $9.5M
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $9,460,780 modification
(P00008) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-18-F-0016)
against basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This modification provides additional
funding to support non-recurring engineering for supportability analysis, interactive
electronic technical manual and technical directive requirements necessary for the V-22
Nacelle (combat aircraft) Improvements Phase One Program. This modification supports
Navy, Air Force and the government of Japan. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas
(84%); Ridley Park, Pa. (5%); Patuxent River, Md. (4%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4%) and
Amarillo, Texas (3%). Work is expected to be complete by May 2021. Fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,846,466; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Air Force) funds in the amount of $744,575; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds
in the amount of $1,311,555; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $647,119; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $911,066 will be
obligated at time of award, $1,958,674 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, 03/10/20)

Contract: CW Roberts, $49M
C. W. Roberts Contracting Inc., Tallahassee, Fla., has been awarded a not-to-exceed
$49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for
resurfacing, painting, removing, replacing/reinstallation, modifying, full depth reconstruction
and new full depth construction of pavements (e.g. airfield, roadways, parking lots,
sidewalks, etc.); ramp-downs; foundation walls and footings; curbing; parking bumpers; and
traffic control devices. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and Duke Field,
Fla., and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2025. This award is the result of a
competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2020 operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $1,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The
Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the contracting activity (FA2823-20-D-0003).
(Source: DoD, 03/09/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $173.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp. and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, are
awarded a not-to-exceed $173,164,400 modification to a previously awarded, fixed-price-
incentive-firm-target advance acquisition contract (N00019-20-C-0009). Work will be
performed in Fort Worth (30%); El Segundo, Calif. (25%); Warton, United Kingdom (20%);
Orlando, Fla. (10%); Nashua, N.H. (5%); Cameri, Italy (5%); and Baltimore, Md. (5%). This
modification procures long lead materials, parts, components and support necessary to
maintain on-time production and delivery of Lot 15 F-35 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps
and government of Italy. Work is expected to be complete by December 2023. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $53,064,400; and non-Department of
Defense participant funds in the amount of $120,100,000 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, 03/09/20) Gulf
Coat note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

AC-130U crew receive 14 medals
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - An AC-130U Spooky crew provided more than nine hours of air
support to special operations forces, enabling the rescue of 15 personnel during a mass
casualty evacuation as part of an April 2019 mission in Afghanistan. The 14 crew members
of "Spooky 41" operating in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, were honored with a medals
ceremony at Hurlburt Field Monday. For nine hours on that day the gunship crew from the
Hurlburt Field-based 4th Special Operations Squadron provided fire support that allowed U.
S. and other ground forces to prevail, and also allowed for the evacuation of 15 injured
ground personnel. The commander and navigator aboard Spooky 41 that day. Capt. Neils J.
Abderhalden and Capt. John H. Crandall Jr., each were presented with a Distinguished
Flying Cross. The 12 other crewmembers were awarded the Air Medal. (Sources: Pensacola
News Journal, Air Force Magazine, 03/03/20)

Contract: CAE USA-Mission Solutions, $10.6M
CAE USA-Mission Solutions Inc., Tampa, Fla., has been awarded a $10,586,540 firm-fixed-
price modification (P00033) to contract FA4890-17-C-0006 for the F-15E, F-16 and F-22A
contract aircrew training and courseware development contract. The contract modification is
for exercising Option Year Three. The total cumulative face value of the contract is
$50,064,347. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be obligated in the amount
of $10,586,540 by April 1, 2020. The performance locations are as follows: Langley Air
Force Base (AFB), Va.; Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; Shaw AFB, S.C.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.;
Nellis AFB, Nev.; Hill AFB, Utah; and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Work is expected to be
completed by March 31, 2021, for this option period. Air Combat Command Acquisition
Management and Integration Center, Langley AFB, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 03/03/20)

Contract: Airbus Helicopters, $122.7M
Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $122,655,293 modification
(P00012) to contract W58RGZ-18-C-0007 for procurement of 15 UH-72 Aircraft. Work will
be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022.
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $122,655,293 were obligated
at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/03/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $9.6M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $9,627,065 cost-plus-
fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0532) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement
(N00019-19-G-0008). This order procures program management support to execute the
planning, procurement and delivery of initial aircraft spares in support of the F-35 Air Force,
Marine Corps and Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) customers operational aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth
and is expected to be complete in December 2020. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air
Force) funds in the amount of $3,833,787; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in
the amount of $2,374,818; non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $2,225,726; and
FMS funds in the amount of $1,192,734 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, 03/02/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Multiple, $10M
EMC Inc., Grenada, Miss. (W912HY-20-D-0013); and Florabama Geospatial Solutions LLC,
Defuniak Springs, Fla. (W912HY-20-D-0014), will compete for each order of the
$10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineering services for professional
surveying and mapping services. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion
date of March 1, 2025. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, Texas, is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/02/20)


FEBRUARY 2020

Reprogramming lab ribbon-cutting
EGLIN AFB — Representatives of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Royal
Australian Air Force held a ribbon-cutting last week for an F-35 reprogramming laboratory
on Eglin Air Force Base for F-35 partner nations. The Australia Canada United Kingdom
Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL), like the United States Reprogramming Laboratory
next door and the nearby Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory, will be involved in the
ongoing development of mission data files for the F-35. Since the partnership was formed,
Canada has backed away from purchasing the F-35, but the laboratory will retain that
country’s name. Mission data files assist the F-35's massive array of optical,
electromagnetic and other sensors in identifying threats. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily
News, 02/24/20) Previous: Contract: Lockheed, $305M; F-35 partner support center
activted; Partners can customize F-35 data; background Putting the fight in the F-35

Contract: AAI, $21.8M
AAI Corp. (doing business as Textron Systems), Hunt Valley, Md., is awarded a $21,795,236
fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-6322 for low
rate initial production for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Unmanned Surface
Vehicle Program. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Md. (70%), and Slidell, La. (30%),
and is expected to be completed by August 2021. The UISS will allow the littoral combat ship
to perform its mine countermeasure sweep mission and will target acoustic, magnetic, and
magnetic/acoustic combination mine types. The UISS program will satisfy the Navy's need
for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability, required to neutralize
magnetic/acoustic influence mines. UISS seeks to provide a high area coverage rate in a
small, lightweight package with minimal impact on the host platform. Fiscal 2018 other
procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of
$21,795,236 will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $7,950,616 will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington,
District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/28/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $141.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas is awarded a
$141,655,639 modification (P00028) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-
target contract (N00019-18-C-1048). This modification provides for the stand-up of organic
level repair capabilities for the combat aircraft F-35 communications, navigation and
information system. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (39%); Fort Worth, Texas
(28%); Melbourne, Fla. (12%); Genoa, Italy (10%); White Plains, N.Y. (5%); Oslo, Norway
(4%); and Beverly, Mass. (2%), and is expected to be completed by June 2024. Fiscal 2019
aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $70,827,820, fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $35,413,910 and fiscal 2019 aircraft
procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $35,413,909 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, 02/28/20)

Contract: Tyonek, $15M
Tyonek Global Services LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $15,060,087
contract modification (P00006) to previously awarded FA8773-19-C-A004 for cyber
operations formal training support. The contract modification exercises option year one of
the four year contract. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Joint Base San
Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $ $3,765,021 are being obligated at the time of
award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 02/28/20)

Saudi flight training resumes
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Saudi Arabian international military students resumed flight training this
week on U.S. bases including Naval Air Station Pensacola, as new policies are being put in
place regulating firearm ownership by all foreign military trainees on U.S. soil. In a press
release issued Wednesday, the Navy said Saudi Arabian students had resumed training on
Tuesday. The students, stationed at NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field and NAS Mayport in
Florida, were ordered to stand down just days after the Dec. 6 terrorist attack on NAS
Pensacola that left three sailors dead and eight wounded. The gunman was also killed.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/27/20)

Officer assignments announced
The chief of staff, U.S. Air Force announces the assignment of the following general
officers: Brig. Gen. Kenneth P. Ekman, vice commander, First Air Force (Air Forces
Northern), Air Combat Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to deputy commander,
operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S.
Central Command; and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat
Command, Southwest Asia; Brig. Gen. David A. Harris Jr., director, strategic plans,
programs, and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations, Hurlburt Field,
Fla., to deputy director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon,
Washington, D.C.; Brig. Gen. (select) Steven G. Edwards, special assistant to the
commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., to
director, strategic plans, programs, and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Special
Operations, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (Source: DoD, 02/28/20)

Contract: LMR, $7M
LMR Technical Group LLC, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been awarded a $7,053,303
contract for the Optimizing the Human Weapon System Services. The contractor provides
services to increase the physical capacity of fighter aircrew, decreasing the rate of injuries
and accelerating return to duty. Contractor personnel will work with active duty, Air National
Guard, Air Force Reserve Component fighter aircrew to optimize physical performance
targeting neck and back pain prevention while monitoring, analyzing and resolving physical
readiness concerns. Work will be performed at multiple bases across the Air Combat
Command, Pacific Air Forces, and United States Air Force Europe. The award provides
services for the base year with a completion date of March 22, 2021. This contract is issued
as a result of a competitive acquisition with ten offers received. Fiscal 2020 operations and
maintenance funds are being obligated at the time of the award. Headquarters Air Combat
Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.,
is the contracting activity (FA4890-20-C-0005). (Source: DoD, 02/27/20)

Economic symposium kicks off
MIRAMAR, Fla. - The 23rd Annual Gulf Power Economic Symposium got underway
Thursday, and included a panel discussion on the partnership that led to the expansion of
the ST Engineering repair, maintenance and overhaul facility at Pensacol International
Airport. Amy Holloway, founder and CEO of Avalanche Consulting and moderator of a panel
on economic development in action, said successful communities have in common valuing
and encouraging partnerships. She said there's power in partnership, "and that’s the next
generation of economic development." “We had 30 to 40 different partners participate in the
project,” said Scott Luth, president and CEO of FloridaWest Economic Development
Alliance, in discussing the MRO campus expansion, which was an eight-year journey. Bill
Hafner, chief integration officer for ST Engineering, said the project needed partners in
every sector, including education. Rick Harper, economic advisor of Trumph Gulf Coast,
said backers knew it would be good for the economy. The result will be four MRO hangars,
and administrative building and 1,600 jobs paying in excess of 115 percent of the county
average. "It was clear the economic project was going to be transformational." The
symposium continues Friday. (Source: GCAC, 02/27/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $15M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $15,000,000 ceiling increase
to a pre-existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for Small Diameter
Bomb II (SDB II) technical support. The total value of the IDIQ contract will increase from
$100,000,000 to $115,000,000. This contract provides for lifecycle technical support
throughout engineering and manufacturing development (EMD), production, and
sustainment phases. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by
July 25, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being
obligated at the time of ceiling increase. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8672-17-D-0019). (Source: DoD,
02/26/20)

Contract: Sierra Nevada, $129M
Sierra Nevada Corp., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been awarded an undefinitized contract
action with a not-to-exceed (NTE) of $128,998,320 contract for light attack aircraft. This
contract provides for two light attack aircraft with associated contractor support and sparing.
Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 23,
2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 production
funds in the amount of $63,001,990 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting
activity (FA8637-20-C-1000). (Source: DoD, 02/26/20)

VT-6 command changing
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Lt.Col. John “Jiggety” James, U.S. Marine
Corps, former Marine One commanding officer, Training Squadron Six (VT-6), Training Air
Wing Five, will relinquish command to Cmdr. David Mims, executive officer of VT-6, in a
change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. In 2006,
James had the distinction of serving with Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), and
held the position of HMX-1 White House Liaison Officer. Lt.Col. Jason Dale, U.S. Marine
Corps will replace Mims as the squadron’s executive officer. VT-6 is one of three fixed wing
training squadrons at NAS Whiting Field that trains prospective pilots in primary aviation
training. Upon successful completion, aviators receive their follow on aircraft platform
assignment. Whiting Field supports approximately 60 percent of all primary fixed-wing flight
training and 100 percent of all initial helicopter training for the Navy, Coast Guard, and
Marine Corps.(Source: NAS Whiting Field, 02/26/20)

Students get job offers
PENSACOLA, Fla. - An entire class of aviation maintenance students at George Stone
Technical College received job offers from ST Engineering last week. ST Engineering, which
has a maintenance, repair and overhaul hangar at Pensacol International Airport, will get
three more MRO hangars in a $218 million expansion. The company expects to bring 1,700
new jobs to the area. The company has been ramping up its staffing efforts over the past
few years. Last week all 24 students who are set to complete their certification process this
May were offered jobs when they finish school. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/25/20)

MRO campus gets funding
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $4.8 million grant for the Pensacola
International Airport on Wednesday — the final piece of the $210 million project to expand
the airport's ST Engineering campus. The expansion project, which calls for building three
more hangars and office space for ST Engineering in addition to the one already in
operation, is expected to bring more than 1,300 jobs to the airport. ST Engineering opened
its first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hangar at the airport in June 2018. That
hangar is expected to employ 400 people when operating at full capacity, putting the
number of jobs at the entire facility at more than 1,700 people. At last count in January, ST
Engineer had 163 employees at the airport. DeSantis said the ST Engineering expansion
would have an impact on the economy of the entire region. The announcement of the $4.8
million grant from the Florida Job Growth Fund on Wednesday marked the final step of the
city's long effort to get the project fully funded. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/19/20)
ST Engineering also has an MRO operation in Mobile, Ala.

Airbus, Baldwin County plan partnership
Airbus and the Baldwin County Commission are entering into a partnership that will provide
new opportunities for students. Airbus is offering new technical programs through its Flight
Works Alabama program. Flight Works Alabama is designed to be a hub for students to
explore opportunities in the aerospace industry. The 18,000 square foot facility at the
Mobile Aeroplex will house an interactive exhibition area, workshop and classrooms and
more. Airbus will invite 50 10th-graders from every Baldwin County High School for a day of
hands-on learning. Once in 11th grade, interested and qualified students will be able to
apply for FlightPath9 training program. Airbus in Mobile builds A320 and A220 jetliners, and
has grown to nearly 1,100 employees in five years and will be adding up to 600 more.
Baldwin County Commissioners will vote on the partnership at the next regular meeting.
Baldwin County students will be able to enter the program in the fall of 2020. (Source:
FOX10, 02/18/20)

New assignment at Hurlburt
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force announced Feb. 13, the assignment of Maj. Gen. Eric T.
Hill, commanding general, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve,
U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq, to deputy commander, Headquarters Air Force
Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (Source: DoD 02/13/20)

Airbus buys Bombardier shares
Airbus, Québec. and Bombardier have agreed on a new ownership structure for the A220
programme, with Bombardier transferromg its remaining shares in Airbus Canada Limited
Partnership to Airbus and the Government of Québec. The transaction is effective
immediately. As sole owners, Airbus now has a 75 percent share and Quebec 25 percent.
Bombardier developed the plane but was driven to the brink of bankruptcy by the spiraling
costs of the program. The deal marks Bombardier’s exit from commercial aviation.
Bombardier will receive $591 million, net of adjustments, for its stake in the A220 program,
of which $531 million was paid at closing with $60 million to be paid in installments through
2021. Bombardier also said the deal will allow it avoid paying roughly $700 million it would
have been on the hook for to fund an expansion of production of the 100- to 150-seat
single aisle plane. (Sources: multiple, including Airbus, Forbes, 02/13/20)

Contract: Titan, $10M
Titan Facility Services LLC, Gilbert, Ariz., has been awarded a $10,012,679 modification
(P00019) to contract FA8052-18-C-0009 for Healthcare Aseptic Management Services to
exercise Option Year One for medical aseptic housekeeping, waste management and linen
management. Work will be performed at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB), Ark.; Barksdale
AFB, La.; Keesler AFB, Miss.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Hurlburt Field AFB, Fla.; MacDill AFB, Fla.;
Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Patrick AFB, Fla.; Charleston AFB, S.C.; Shaw AFB, S.C.; Moody AFB,
Ga.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Columbus AFB, Miss.; Altus AFB, Okla.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and
Vance AFB, Okla., and is expected to be completed Feb. 13, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,012,679 will be obligated at the time of award.
The total cumulative value of this contract including Option One is $19,858,371. The 773rd
Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, Joint Base San
Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/12/20)

Airbus eyes Bombardier's A220 share
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Airbus is in advanced talks to acquire Bombardier's
remaining stake in the A220 passenger jet program. A deal for the sale of Bombardier's
nearly 34 percent stake in the two companies' joint A220 commercial jet program could be
reached as early as this week, ahead of both companies' Feb. 13 earnings reports.
Quebec, which owns 16 percent of the program, would retain its stake. Bombardier invested
more than $6 billion in the A220’s development before ceding control of the program to
Airbus in 2018 as it struggled to sell the single-aisle plane. (Sources: multiple, including
Reuters, 02/07/20, NASDAQ, 02/08/20, Bloomberg, 02/09/20)

Afghanistan claims two Eglin soldiers
Two soldiers with the 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., were killed in
Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar
Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las
Cruces, N.M., were both assigned to 3rd Battalion. Both died Feb. 8 in Nangarhar Province
as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under
investigation, according to the Department of Defense. (Source: WEAR-TV, 02/09/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $347.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
not-to-exceed $347,714,510 modification to a previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-
target advance acquisition contract (N00019-20-C-0009). This modification procures long
lead materials, parts, components and support necessary to maintain on-time production
and delivery of 43 lot 15 F-35 aircraft for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants
and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (30%); El
Segundo, Calif. (25%); Warton, United Kingdom (20%); Orlando, Fla. (10%); Nashua, N.H.
(5%); Nagoya, Japan (5%); and Baltimore, Md. (5%), and is expected to be completed in
December 2023. Non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $204,964,510; and FMS funds
in the amount of $142,750,000, 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,
Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/07/20)

Contract: Northrop, $172.4M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $172,424,000
modification (P00004) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract
(N00019-19-C-0008). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of
two MQ-4 Triton unmanned air systems for the Navy, one Navy main operating base, trade
studies and associated technical and administrative data. Work will be performed in San
Diego (30.5%); Red Oak, Texas (12%); Palmdale, Calif. (10%); Baltimore, Md. (9.7%); Salt
Lake City, Utah (7.9%); Bridgeport, W.V. (4.9%); Indianapolis, Ind. (3.8%); Moss Point, Miss.
(3.6); Chantilly, Va. (3.5%); Waco, Texas (1.7%); San Clemente, Calif. (1.3%); Newton, N.D.
(.9%); various locations within the continental U.S. (8.8%); and various locations outside the
continental U.S. (1.4%), and is expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $172,424,000 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, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/06/20)

China A320 plant closed for now
The A320 assembly line in China has been shut down due to concerns about the
coronavirus. Airbus assembles the A320 series of passenger jets in Toulouse, France;
Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile. Ala. The manufacturer has been pushing
production levels at all those locations to reduce a backlog of orders. There was no
indication the move will impact Airbus operations in other parts of the world. Mobile-based
Airbus spokeswoman Kristi Tucker said that “production continues on schedule here in
Mobile” with no anticipated impacts. (Source: Airbus, al.com, 02/05/20) Boeing and Safran
also closed facilities in China. (Source: Bloomberg, 02/05/20)

Contract: Cray, $26.5M
Cray Inc., Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $26,480,000 firm-fixed-price contract for
Department of Defense high performance computing modernization. Bids were solicited via
the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Stennis Space Center, Miss., with
an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2025. Fiscal 2020 other procurement, Army funds
in the amount of $26,480,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W912DY-20-F-0126). (Source: DoD,
02/03/20)

Contract: H2 Direct, $39M
H2 Direct LLC, Gulf Breeze, Fla., was awarded a $39,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for
personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and
other items and non-personal services necessary to provide information technology
management support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with eight received. Work
locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date
of Feb. 28, 2025. The 418th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, is the
contracting activity (W91151-20-D-0009). (Source: DoD, 02/03/20)


JANUARY 2020

Contract: Dynetics, $93M
Dynetics, Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $92,999,625 basic, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Test Systems and Equipment Capabilities (TSEC)
support and $30,934,550 delivery order for the Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility
(GWEF) Radio Frequency (RF) Modernization Design. The contract provides for the
specific needs to include: Hardware-in-the-loop simulators for the GWEF RF Modernization
and AFRL Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware in the Loop Simulator system upgrades; joint multi-
platform advanced combat identification development; calibration sets integration, and
software updates; Air Defense Artillery Phased Technology Digital Command Link, and
immediate need technologies to support Department of Defense (DoD) ranges. Work will be
performed in Huntsville and other DoD locations. The contract has a five year ordering
period with work expected to be completed by Jan. 2025. This award is the result of a sole-
source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the
amount of $2,500,000 are being obligated at the time of award via incremental funding. The
Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2487-20-
D-0071; first delivery order FA2487-20-F-0072). (Source: DoD, 01/31/20)

Contract: Global Connections, $28.7M
Global Connections to Employment Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has been awarded a $28,683,615
firm-fixed-price contract for custodial services. The contractor will provide non-personal
services for continued operational support. Work will be performed at MacDill Air Force
Base, Fla., and is expected to complete by Jan. 31, 2027. This award is to a mandatory
source under the AbilityOne program (41 U.S. Code 85 and 41 Code of Federal
Regulations 51). Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of
$5,657,808 will be obligated under multiple task orders at the time of award. The 6th
Contracting Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA4814-20-
D-0003). (Source: DoD, 01/30/20)

Contract: URS. $7M
URS Group Inc., Morrisville, N.C., is awarded a $7,000,000 modification on a firm-fixed-price
task order under a multiple award construction contract for phase one of Hurricane Michael
repairs for stabilization and repairs to multiple buildings at Naval Support Activity, Panama
City, Fla. After award of this modification, the total task order value will be $69,246,764. The
work to be performed provides for construction, alteration and repair of real property and
utilities because of Hurricane Michael. Work also includes any and all ancillary and
incidental mechanical and electrical support services needed to accomplish required work
including, but not limited to, disconnects, temporary reconnects, removals, extensions,
modifications, alterations, reinstalls, new components and permanent reconnects necessary
for functional operation.  Work will be performed in Panama City and is expected to be
completed by October 2020. Fiscal 2019 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds
for $7,000,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the
contracting activity (N62470-13-D-6022). (Source: DoD, 01/30/20)

Space Force assignment
The chief, space operations, United States Space Force announced that Brig. Gen. select
Michael E. Conley, commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations
Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., will become vice commander, Space Operations Command,
United States Space Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Source: DoD, 01/30/20)

Core stage installed on B-2 stand
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - The first flight core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch
System (SLS) rocket was successfully installed on the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis Space
Center (SSC) Wednesday. In coming months, it will undergo an integrated series of Green
Run tests prior to its maiden Artemis I test flight. Testing will culminate with an eight-minute,
full-duration hot fire of the stage’s four RS-25 engines to generate 2 million pounds of
thrust, as during an actual launch. The SLS core stage, the largest rocket stage ever built
by NASA, stands 212 feet tall and measures 27.6 feet in diameter. It's equipped with state-
of-the-art avionics, miles of cables, propulsion systems and propellant tanks that hold a total
of 733,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to fuel the four RS-25 engines
during launch. The core stage was designed by NASA and Boeing in Huntsville, Ala., then
manufactured at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans by lead contractor
Boeing, with input and contributions from more than 1,100 large and small businesses in 44
states. The stage was transported from Michoud to SSC aboard the specially outfitted
Pegasus barge. It arrived at the B-2 dock on Jan. 12 and was rolled out onto the test stand
tarmac that night. Crews then began installing ground equipment needed for lifting the
stage into a vertical position and onto the stand. (Source: NASA, 01/23/20)

Aviation park moves forward
Santa Rosa County Tuesdy approved putting out to bid a $9 million construction project to
build infrastructure at Whiting Aviation Park just outside Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The
first tenant at the park will be Leonardo, which last week was awarded the contract to build
the TH-73A training helicopter that will be used to train aviators at NAS Whiting, replacing
the TH-57. The company, during the competition with two other companies to win the
contract, had said that if it won it would build a helicopter maintennce facility at the park.
The county has finished its construction plan for the 40-acre first phase of what will
eventually be a 276-acre park. It will take 11 months once a bid is awarded. (Source:
Pensacola News Journal, 01/22/20) Previous: Leonardo wins trainer contract; Contract:
EMR, $17M; Contract: Schmidt-Prime, $30M  

Bombardier eyes exiting A220 venture
Bombardier Inc. said it may exit a joint venture with Airbus to build the A220 passenger jet
because rising production costs threaten future returns on its investment. Bombardier said
the need for additional cash to finance the production of the commercial jets in Mobile, Ala.,
may undermine any prospect of future profits. Bombardier agreed to give control of its
CSeries jets to Airbus in 2017 for no money upfront to rescue it. Airbus renamed the single-
aisle aircraft the A220. An Airbus spokesman said it “remains committed to the success of
the A220 program and will continue to fund the program on its way to break-even.” Airbus
delivered 48 of the aircraft to customers last year, leaving its backlog at 495 aircraft as of
Dec. 31. Airbus officially began manufacturing the A220 in Mobile in August 2019. The first
U.S.-made A220-300 will go to Delta Air Lines and is scheduled for delivery in the third
quarter of 2020. (Sources: multiple, including Wall Street Journal, Montreal Gazette,
AirlineRating, 01/16/20)

Navy orders threee MQ-4C Tritons
Maritime aviation surveillance experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. will build three MQ-4C
Triton long-range patrol unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $251.6 million
order announced last month. Official of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River
Naval Air Station, Md., are asking the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector in San
Diego to build three low-rate initial production lot 4 MQ-4C Triton UAVs. The order includes
the three UAVs, as well as ground stations, trade studies, tooling, and support equipment.
On this order Northrop Grumman will do the work in San Diego, Palmdale, and San
Clemente, Calif.; Red Oak and Waco, Texas; Baltimore; Salt Lake City; Bridgeport, W.Va.;
Indianapolis; Moss Point, Miss.; Chantilly, Va.; and at various other locations, and should be
finished by February 2023. (Source: Military and Aerospace Electronics, 01/16/20)

Contract: MAC, $10M
MAC LLC, Bay St. Louis, Miss., is awarded a $9,998,493 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of up to a maximum of 2,400,000
MK323 Mod 0 polymer cased .50 caliber linked cartridges, and .50 caliber armor
piercing/armor piercing incendiary polymer cased linked cartridges. Work will be performed
in Bay St. Louis and is expected to be completed by January 2024. Fiscal 2019
procurement ammunition (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $3,051,359 will be
obligated on the first delivery order immediately following contract award and funds will
expire the end of fiscal 2021. The contract was awarded on a sole source basis in
accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Marine Corps Systems
Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-20-D-5200). (Source: DoD,
01/16/20)

Leonardo wins Navy trainer contract
Leonardo's U.S. subsidiary AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. has been awarded a Navy
contract to build the new training helicopter to replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger. The new TH-
73A helicopter, based on the TH-119. is part of the new Advanced Helicopter Training
System (AHTS) program. The TH-57 is the military training version of the Bell 206 Jet
Ranger. The contract, valued $176.5 million for a base requirement of 32 TH-73A
helicopters, can be extended through three one-year options up to a total contract value of
$648.1 million for the procurement of 130 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled from 2020
through 2024. Leonardo had previously said it would build a support center at Whiting
Aviation Park if it won the contract. (Source: multiple, including The Aviationist, Pensacola
News Journal, 01/14/20)

SLS core now at SSC
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - A rocket built at Michoud Assembly Center in New
Orleans has arrived for testing at Stennis Space Center (SSC). The Space Launch System
core stage for NASA’s Artemis program will undergo a series of tests at SSC before being
transported to Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket was transported by barge from the Michoud
facility to SSC on Jan. 8. During the testing phase, the rocket’s 212-foot-tall core stage will
operate for eight minutes, simulating an actual launch, according to Boeing, which built the
rocket. The tests will verify it is ready for its first and future missions to the Moon. It is the
largest rocket stage built at Michoud since the Saturn V rocket that put Americans on the
Moon for the Apollo program, and the only one that can send a crew, a capsule and heavy
cargo to the Moon on a single mission. (Source: City Business, WLOX, 01/13/20)

Martin, Kelliher nominated for promotions
Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced Tuesday that the president nominated
Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Michael S. Martin for appointment to the rank of major
general. Martin is currently serving as the commanding general, 4th Marine Division, U.S.
Marine Corps Forces Reserve, New Orleans. In addition, Marine Corps Reserve Col. John
F. Kelliher III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kelliher
is currently serving as the assistant wing commander, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. Marine
Corps Forces Reserve, New Orleans. (Source: DoD, 01/14/20)

Conley nominated for promotion
Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced Monday that the president nominated Air
Force Col. Michael E. Conley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier
general. Conley is currently serving as the commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air
Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Conley's name was among a group
of officers nominated for appointments. (Source: DoD, 01/13/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $10.6M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $10,593,360
modification P00001 to previously awarded contract FA8675-20-C-0033 for Advanced
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Production Lot 33 spares. This contract modification
provides for the production Air Force and Navy spares. Work will be performed at Tucson
with an expected completion date of March 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 Air Force procurement
funds in the amount of $1,730,203; and fiscal 2020 Navy procurement funds in the amount
of $8,863,157 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the
contract is $778,877,267. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Awarded Jan. 10, 2020) (Source: DoD, 01/13/20)

Contract: DRS, $7.6M
DRS Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla., is awarded a $7,660,583 modification (P00001) to a
cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable delivery order (N0001919F2730) against a previously
issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0030). This modification provides program
management, engineering and logistics support to mitigate identified risks to the Distributed
Aperture Infrared Countermeasure program. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (70%);
San Diego, Calif. (27%); and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (3%), and is expected to be
completed in December 2020. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation
(Navy) funds in the amount of $2,670,597; and fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,798,000 will be obligated at time of award,
$2,670,597 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, 01/13/20)

21 Saudies being expelled
Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that 21 Saudi military cadets studying at
U.S. military bases are being sent back home after investigators found child pornography,
"jihadi or anti-American content" on accounts or devices associated with the students. This
comes a month after a Saudi Air Force officer opened fire in a classroom at Naval Air
Station Pensacola, Fla., killing three young sailors and wounding eight others. Barr called
the shooting an act of terrorism "motivated by jihadist ideology." Federal authorities said
investigators have not identified any co-conspirators. The gunman, who was killed by
deputies, does not appear to have acted on behalf of any terrorist organization. Of the 21
Saudis now in the process of being removed from the U.S., investigators found that 17 had
shared social media posts that were either jihadi or anti-American in nature, Barr said.
About 15 individuals had "some kind of contact" with child pornography, Barr noted.
(Source: NPR, 01/13/20)

Saudi trainees being expelled
More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at U.S. military bases will be expelled from the
United States in the wake of a Pentagon review prompted by the Dec. 6 shooting deaths of
three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi Air Force officer. The Saudis being
expelled are not accused of aiding the shooter. The Pentagon announced on Dec. 10 it was
grounding all Saudi Arabian aviation personnel after the incident. The Pentagon then
announced on Dec. 19 that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students
from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States. (Sources: CNN, Reuters, 01/11/20)
Previous

Contract: EMR, $17M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded a $17,017,000 firm-fixed-price task order N69450-20-F-
0875 under a multiple award construction contract for the design and construction of P288
temporary maintenance hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Fla. The work to be
performed provides for a temporary hangar space and supporting spaces for helicopters
and includes design, assembly and installation of temporary, relocatable structures for the
hangar and support spaces such as administrative, restroom and breakrooms. This project
will provide foundation and aqueous film forming foam containment trench and extend
utilities to temporary facilities. The structures will be temporary in nature and require
removal from the site once permanent facilities are available. The task order also contains
five unexercised options, which if exercised, would increase the cumulative task order value
to $20,267,000. Work will be performed in NAS Whiting and is expected to be completed by
October 2025. Fiscal 2020 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of
$2,222,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.
Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of
$14,795,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Two proposals were received for this task order. Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-18-D-1318). (Source: DoD,
01/10/20)

Airbus ups rate in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus has announced it is increasing the production rate of A320 series
aircraft at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to seven per month by the beginning of
2021. This increase, and continued recruiting for A220 manufacturing, will result in a further
275 jobs being added at the Mobile facility over the next year, putting it at more than 1,000
employees by the end of 2019. In addition, Airbus will invest another $40 million through
construction of an additional support hangar on the site, bringing its total investment to
more than $1 billion in Mobile. The increase in rate in Mobile is part of the company's plan
to produce 63 A320 series aircraft per month in 2021. The announcement comes on top of
growth in 2019, when the company added 600 new jobs at the manufacturing site. (Source:
Airbus, 01/09/20)

Frontier to downtown service ending
Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Monday it will suspend all operations at the
Downtown Mobile Airport in April based on a lack of sufficient demand to support the
service, a company spokeswoman said. Frontier is the only airline providing flights from the
new passenger terminal at the Downtown Mobile Airport located at the Mobile Aeroplex
south of downtown Mobile. The $8 million terminal, finance through the Airport Authority’s
cash reserves and opened on May 1, is named “Terminal One” and is inside a 50,000-
square-foot building that partially serves as an Airbus logistics center. The Mobile Airport
Authority in a news release said the Frontier service will end on April 22, and likely would
not return to Mobile any sooner than 2021. The airline is currently providing flights to
Denver. Last year, it offered flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport before
suspending that service on Nov. 13. (Source: al.com, 01/06/20)

Airport celebrates key service
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) will welcome the
inaugural Washington, D.C. flight on American Airlines with a water cannon salute Jan. 7.
This new nonstop flight option will run daily between ECP and Ronald Regan Washington
National Airport (DCA). The flight will be operated by a 50 seat CRJ-200. (Source: ECP,
01/06/20)  

SLS readied for shipment
Assembly of the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is now complete and the
structure is ready for shipping from Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Stennis
Space Center (SSC), Miss., for testing. Assembly of the 212-foot rocket core stage was
completed last year and had its engine section bolted on last September. With all four of its
RS-25 engines attached, the team used scaffolding to check all parts of the stage inside
and out, and confirmed that the electronic and propulsion systems were connected
correctly. To move such a large object, NASA uses its Pegasus barge. The core stage
should be shipped from New Orleans to SSC near Bay St. Louisng later this month. The
testing at SSC is called the "Green Run," in which the core stage will operate as one unit for
the first time. (Source: Digital Trends, 01/05/20)

Contract: Unisys, $17.2M
Unisys Corp., Reston, Va., has been awarded a $17,154,219 modification (P00004) to
previously awarded contract FA8726-19-9-0001 for End User Services Risk Reduction
Effort experiment. This modification 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, Colo.; Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Spangdahlem Air Base,
Germany; Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.; Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Cannon
Air Force Base, N.M.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and Pope Field, N.C., with possible scaling of up
to 20 bases during the experiment and is expected to be completed by February 2022. The
total cumulative face value of the agreement is $279,504,252. Fiscal 2020 operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $1,736,194 are being obligated at the time of award.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the
contracting activity. Awarded on Jan. 2, 2020. (Source: DoD, 01/03/20)