Gulf Coast aerospace
DECEMBER 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $903.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$903,585,384 modification (P00007) to a previously awarded, fixed-price incentive (firm
target) contract (N0001920C0009). This modification procures long lead materials, parts,
components and support necessary to maintain on-time production and delivery of 133 Lot
16 F-35 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, non-U.S. Department of Defense
(DOD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth (57%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Orlando, Fla.
(4%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%);
Nagoya, Japan (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2%), and is
expected to be completed in May 2026. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the
amount of $270,826,000; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount
of $278,731,000; non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $227,863,000; and FMS
funds in the amount of $126,165,384 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/30/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $18.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
an $18,609,865 modification (P00064) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee
contract (N00019-16-C-0004). This modification exercises an option to provide maintenance
and operation support for the Australia, Canada, United Kingdom Reprogramming
Laboratory (ACURL). This effort includes support for all ACURL systems to include
consumables for the F-35 aircraft in support of the governments of Australia, Canada and
the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Valparaiso, Fla. (Eglin Air Force Base), and
is expected to be completed in December 2021. Non-U.S. Department of Defense
participant funds in the amount of $18,609,865 will be obligated at time of award, none of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/29/20)

Contract: Northrop, $17.7M
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a
$37,707,325 firm-fixed-price contract for the Japan Global Hawk Program. The contract
provides for the procurement of initial spare parts to include modifications to the system
engineering and program management tasks required to execute, manage, control, and
report on all program activities. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be
complete by June 30, 2023. This contract is for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Japan and is
the result of a sole source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $36,690,082 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 (FA8620-18-C-1000 P00015).
(Source: DoD, 12/29/20) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Lockheed, $1.3B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
a $1,287,572,649 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm
undefinitized contract. This contract procures recurring logistics services, including ground
maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation activities, automatic
logistics information system operations and maintenance, reliability, maintainability and
health management implementation, and support, supply chain management and activities
to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training in support of in-service F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems 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 (61%); Orlando, Fla. (24%); Greenville, S.C. (8%);
Samlesbury, United Kingdom (4%); and El Segundo, Calif. (3%), and is expected to be
completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Air Force) funds in
the amount of $100,333,061; fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds
in the amount of $50,285,845; fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the
amount of $22,734,321; fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Air National Guard) funds
in the amount of $6,529,952; non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $88,418,881;
and FMS funds in the amount of $43,569,059 will be obligated at time of award,
$179,883,179 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not
competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-21-C-0020).
(Source: DoD, 12/28?20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35
training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $101.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp. Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $101,518,751 modification
(P00039) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract
(N00019-18-C-1048). This modification adds scope to provide sustainment services and
outcomes for the United Kingdom (U.K.) Ministry of Defense, supporting daily flight
operations with the national specific capabilities required at various F-35 operating sites in
support of the F-35 Lightning II U.K. Lightning Air-system National Capability Enterprise.
Work will be performed in Samlesbury, United Kingdom (90%); Fort Worth (5%); and
Orlando, Fla. (5%), and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Non-U.S.
Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $101,518,751 will be obligated at
time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/28?
20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $46M
Lockheed Martin Corp. Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $46,026,156 modification (P00002)
to a cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001920F0443) against a previously issued basic ordering
agreement (N0001919G0008). This modification adds scope for the production and delivery
of a redesigned electronic warfare/counter measures quad-channel up converter/quad-
channel tuner module and electrical power management system in support of the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter diminishing manufacturing sources redesign efforts for the Navy, Marine
Corps, Air Force and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in January 2027. Fiscal 2019
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $18,915,828; fiscal 2020 aircraft
procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $18,915,831; and non-U.S. DOD participant
funds in the amount of $8,194,497 will be obligated on this award, $18,915,828 of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/28?20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $96.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$96,471,019 modification (P00011) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0571 against
previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This modification exercises
options for services associated with aircraft modification efforts for the F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter program, including modification and reach-back engineering services, support for
depots, laser shock peening site support and material support depot site support.
Additionally, this modification adds scope for contractor field teams and over and above
labor and costs associated with depots outside the continental U.S. in support of air vehicle
modification requirements. Work will be performed in Nagoya, Japan (26%); Fort Worth
(22%); Cameri, Italy (22%); Cherry Point, N.C. (13%); Ogden, Utah (9%); and Williamtown,
Australia (8%), and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2021 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $21,680,905; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement
(Air Force) funds in the amount of $15,323,330; non-Department of Defense participants
funds in the amount of $33,394,668; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of
$26,072,116 will be obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 12/23/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an
F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $8.7M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $8,715,105
modification (P00003) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0532 against previously
issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This modification adds scope to
provide program management support to execute the planning, procurement and delivery of
initial aircraft spares in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, 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,
Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2021 aircraft
procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,472,425; fiscal 2021 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,076,646; non-DOD participant funds in the
amount of $2,110,689; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,055,345 will be obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/23/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $60.1M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $60,132,529
modification (P00011) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00019-19-D-0015. This modification increases the
ceiling and adds scope to procure additional ancillary mission equipment/pilot flight
equipment initial spares, including global, base, deployment and afloat spares packages in
support of F-35 Lot 14 aircraft deliveries for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-
Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales customers’ operational
aircraft. Work will be done at Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in September
2020. 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, 12/22/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home to an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Newsletter: Biden and the Gulf Coast
The December issue of Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor is now available. The issue
highlights the change from the Trump to Biden administration, and what it might mean for
the Gulf Coast aerospace and aviation region. There are stories about the region's space
activities, military aviation, aircraft assembly and, overshadowing all of it, the still-raging
pandemic. You can see individual articles or the full newsletter here. (Source: Gulf Coast
Reporters League, 12/22/20)

Lockheed to acquire Aerojet
Lockheed Martin announced Sunday that it has signed a deal to acquire rocket engine and
missile manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne of El Segundo, Calif., for $4.4 billion. James
Taiclet, Lockheed Martin’s president and CEO, said the acquisition gives the company a
larger footprint in space and hypersonic technology. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion
systems already are key components of Lockheed Martin’s supply chain across several
business areas. Aerojet Rocketdyne was formed in 2013 when GenCorp’s Aerojet and Pratt
& Whitney Rocketdyne merged. Its rocket engines portfolio includes the RL-10 that powers
the upper stage of United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 and Atlas 5 launch vehicles (Lockheed
Martin owns 50 percent of United Launch Alliance) and the RS-25 engines for NASA’s
Space Launch System. (Sources: multiple, including SpaceNews, Bloomberg, 12/20/20) Gulf
Coast note: Aerojet Rocketdyne has operations at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Contract: Northrop, $22.3M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $22,320,161
modification (P00006) to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-20-C-
0025. This modification exercises options to procure software and engineering sustainment
services, software support, logistics, cyber security and program related engineering in
support of MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned air systems. Work will be performed in San Diego
and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement
(Navy) funds in the amount of $5,452,295; fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) in
the amount of $3,982,259; and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation
(Navy) funds in the amount of $139,877 will be obligated at time of award, of which
$3,982,259 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/18/20) Gulf
Coast note: Fire Scouts are assembled in part in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: DRS, $10.1M
DRS Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla., is awarded a $10,121,768 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-
fixed-fee, cost reimbursable delivery order (N00019-21-F-0238) against previously issued
basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0030.  This order provides non-recurring
engineering for the design, development and integration of the AN/AAQ-45 Distributed
Aperture Infrared Countermeasure system, including associated weapons replaceable
assemblies in support of the HH-60W aircraft for the Air Force. Work will be performed in
Dallas, Texas (80%); San Diego, Calif. (11%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (8%); and
Melbourne, Fla. (1%), and is expected to be completed in January 2023. Fiscal 2020
research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $10,121,768
will be 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, 12/18/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $48.6M
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $48,634,855
855 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00017) to contract
FA8682-18-C-0009 for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Group One development.
This contract modification provides risk reduction testing, cyber testing and coatings to
support the Group One development effort. Work will be performed in Orlando and is
expected to be completed June 28, 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
funds in the amount of $5,338,074; and fiscal 2019 other procurement funds in the amount
of $3,100,060 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the
contract is $258,029,572. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/18/20)

Boutique Air ribbon-cutting
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pensacola International Airport welcomed Boutique Air on Tuesday with
a ribbon cutting and water cannon salute. Boutique Air is the newest airline at Pensacola
International Airport (PNS), now offering a service between PNS and Northwest Alabama
Regional Airport (MSL) in Muscle Shoals. It will offer two daily flights, which last an hour and
20 minutes. Airport Director Matt Coughlin said Boutique Air, which operates the single-
engine, 10-passenger Pilatus PC-12, is the seventh airliner to serve Pensacola. (Source:
WEAR-TV, 12/15/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $36.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$36,547,389 modification (P00037) to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract
N00019-18-C-1048. This modification adds scope to provide additional intermediate level
maintenance capabilities in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Navy and the
Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (30.8%); Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(30.1%); El Segundo, Calif. (25.5%); Fort Worth, Texas (9.1%); Grand Rapids, Mich.
(2.6%); and Endicott, N.Y. (1.9%), and is expected to be completed in October 2023. Fiscal
2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $36,547,389, 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, 12/11/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

JetBlue A220-300 makes first flight
MOBILE, Ala. – The first Airbus A220-300 for JetBlue Airways has completed its inaugural
test flight from the Mobile Aeroplex. The aircraft performed its test sequences and landed
safely at 5:22 p.m. The first of 70 A220 aircraft for JetBlue is scheduled to be delivered to
the New York-based airline before the end of the year. The airline’s first A220 aircraft
debuted this fall featuring a brand new tailfin livery called “Hops”, designed by JetBlue. The
aircraft will be outfitted with a modern single-class cabin configuration and carry passengers
on many short trips together as part of a larger journey, commonly referred to as “hopping.”
Around 130 A220s are in service at seven operators in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and
Africa.(Source: Airbus, 12/09/20)

VT-2 command changes
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Coast Guard Cmdr. Edward W. Ahlstrand
relieved Navy Cmdr. Wesley A. Barnes as the 57th commanding officer of the “Doerbirds,”
Training Squadron Two (VT-2), in an aerial ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field on
Dec. 4. The squadron is one of three fixed-wing aircraft training squadrons under Training
Air Wing Five. Flying a T-6B Texan aircraft, Barnes handed the reins of the squadron over
the aircraft radio to Ahlstrand during the aerial ceremony. Three T-6B aircraft, one with
Ahlstrand, one with Barnes, and one aircraft with the commodore of Training Air Wing Five
(TW-5), Col. Jeffrey Pavelko, the ceremony’s officiating officer, flew in a three-ship formation
in the ceremony. After landing the aircraft, the officers completed the ceremony outside a
hangar on the installation. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 12/09/20)

Contract: Kratos, $38.7M
Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, Calif., is awarded a $38,691,360
contract modification (P00002) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-20-C-
0075. This modification exercises an option to procure 48 BQM-177A subsonic aerial
targets for the Navy as well as associated technical and administrative data in support of full
rate production lot two deliveries. Work will be performed in Sacramento (55.8%); Dallas,
Texas (17.6%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4.6%); Springfield, Pa. (2.6%); Newton, Kan.
(2.1%); Concord, Calif. (1.9%); Milwaukie, Ore. (1.8%); Santa Ana, Calif. (1.8%);
Chatsworth, Calif. (1.5%); Greybull, Wy. (1.3%); and various locations within the continental
U.S. (9%), and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2021 weapons
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $38,691,360 will be obligated at time of award,
none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. $806,070 of the funds
obligated for this effort were Foreign Military Sales funds converted to weapons
procurement (Navy) funds for the replacement of one target expended by the government
of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 12/09/20)

United offers new service at PNS
PENSACOLA, Fla. - United Airlines will start offering nonstop service between Denver
International Airport and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) beginning Feb. 13. While
Denver is not a new nonstop destination, this will mark the first time United Airlines has
offered the flight from Pensacola. Flights will be offered on the weekends beginning Feb. 13
through Feb. 28. In March, the flights will change to daily service. PNS offers service to 13
destinations through six airlines. United Airlines provides nonstop flights to Houston and will
add flights to Dulles International Airport starting Dec. 17. (Source: Pensacola News Journal,
12/04/20)

Hangar cost rises
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pensacola is set to break ground on the second hangar for ST
Engineering Aerospace after the city council approved an amended construction contract
that is $6 million more than the original contract. The original contract approved in
December 2019 was $45.6 million, but the new one with Brasfield and Gorrie is $51.6
million. Much of the increased cost is the inclusion of a warehouse facility in Hangar 2 that
was initially planned as a stand-alone building. The city is building a $210 million complex
for ST Engineering that will eventually include four hangars for maintenance, repair and
overhaul work. It's expected to bring 1,325 jobs to the campus at Pensacola International
Airport. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 12/03/20)  

Services mark one year since terror attack
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at Naval Air Station
Pensacola that killed three sailors will be marked this weekend. The shooting Dec. 6, 2019,
also resulted in the wounding of eight others and the death of the Saudi shooter, who was
self-radicalized while undergoing aviation training. The Naval Aviation Schools Command will
host  memorial service, wreath-laying and Purple Heart ceremonies at NAS Pensacola on
Friday. It is closed to the public. There will also be a public vigil for the victims Sunday
evening at Blue Wahoos Stadium. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 12/03/20)


NOVEMBER 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $42.1M
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $42,100,000
undefinitized modification (P00016) to contract FA8682-18-C-0009 for the Joint Air-to-
Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) group one development. This contract modification
supports the Global Positioning System receiver development and the development of the
missile control unit gigabit cables. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be
completed Dec. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2020 procurement; and fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,774,932 are being obligated at
the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $214,912,654. The Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 11/25/20)

Contract: Bell Boeing, $12.9M
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $12,861,992 modification
(P00004) to cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price order N00019-20-F-0315 against
previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This modification exercises
options to modify the V-22 aircraft to the government of Japan’s unique configuration
requirements. Additionally, the modification exercises options for the production and
delivery of nine traffic collision avoidance systems, technical support representation and
preservation of aircraft post completion of unique modifications. Work will be performed in
Stennis, Miss. (75%); Ridley Park, Pa. (15%); Fort Worth, Texas (5%); and Tokyo, Japan
(5%), and is expected to be completed in August 2024. Foreign Military Sales funds in the
amount of $12,861,992 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: 11/24/20)

Navy releases shooting report
A breakdown in oversight of foreign aviation students and a culture of harassment and
cultural insensitivity potentially contributed to the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., in December 2019, according to a new investigative report. The 267-page
report of the investigation by Rear Adm. John Meier, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic,
looked into the circumstances leading up to the shooting and what could be done to prevent
another attack in the future. The Navy’s report stated the primary cause for the shooting
was Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani’s self-radicalization. This
included his social media activity and radical posts, according to the report. The
investigation found he did not come to the United Sates for terrorist reasons based on the
amount of time that he was in the country and number of opportunities that he had to carry
out an attack. (Source: Stars and Stripes, 11/23/20)

Contract: L3 Comm Vertex, $65.6M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$65,603,271 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor operated and maintained base supply of
the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A Trainer aircraft. Work will be
performed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.;
Columbus AFB, Miss.; and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla, and is expected to be
completed Nov. 30, 2021. This award for Option Three is the result of a competitive
acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in
the amount $17,946,903 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-18-C-0001).
(Source: DoD, 11/23/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $9.3M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $9,326,062 cost-
plus-fixed-fee contract for the Long Range Systems Division seeking to integrate the Navy
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) into the F-35. The
AARGM-ER is a Navy weapon that will provide the F-35A advanced suppression of enemy
air defenses/destruction of enemy air defenses capability. This contract includes one
contract line item number and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020
research, development, test and evaluation funds in the full amount are being obligated at
the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
is the contracting activity (FA8682-21-C-2000). (Source: DoD, 11/23/20)

Contract: EMR, $14M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded firm-fixed-price task order N69450-21-F-1409 at
$13,968,592 under a multiple award construction contract for the munition storage area
utilities project at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The work to be performed includes civil and
electrical disciplines. The civil work includes the replacement of the water distribution mains
within the munitions storage area. The electrical work includes the replacement of all
existing underground primary conductors with the exception of the existing underground
emergency circuit. Work will be performed in Bossier City, La., and is expected to be
completed by November 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Air Force) contract
funds in the amount of $13,986,592 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities
Engineering Systems Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity
(N69450-18-D-1318). (Source: DoD, 11/20/20)

Contract: Siemens, $54M
Siemens Industry Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., has been awarded a $54,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, supply/install contract for the switchgear
replacement effort program. This contract will provide for a streamlined means to provide
supply and installation of gas insulated switchgear. Work will be performed at Arnold Air
Force Base, Tenn.; Mountain View, Calif.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Kirtland
AFB, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be completed Nov. 16,
2025. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,365,562 are being obligated at
the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn., is the contracting activity
(FA9101-21-D-0003). (Source: DoD, 11/19/20)

Contract: BAE Systems, $12.3M
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been awarded a
$12,342,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Diminishing
Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages support. This contract provides support for
Air Force (AF) and non-AF users, supporting the AF, to proactively reduce mission
capability impacts to improve logistics support and weapon system sustainability. Work will
be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Robins AFB, Ga.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Wright-
Patterson AFB, Ohio, with some work performed at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The work is
expected to be complete by June 20, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive
acquisition resulting in receipt of one offer. Fiscal 2021 Consolidated Sustainment Activity
Group engineering funds in the amount of $10,285,000 are being obligated in the first task
order at the time of award. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Okla., is the
contracting activity (FA8109-21-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 11/19/20)

Boeing 737 cleared to fly
Boeing's 737 Max on Wednesday was cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly
again. The approval comes after the jets were grounded for 20 months due to a pair of
crashes that killed 346 people. The company got clearance for the plane to return to
American skies after convincing the FAA that changes in design, software and crew training
would eliminate the flaws that caused the fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. The FAA will let
Boeing resume delivery of newly produced 737 Max aircraft, which will have the design
changes in place. The agency itself will issue the Airworthiness Certificate for each aircraft.
Boeing used to do that. (Sources: multiple, including CBSNews, New York Times, 11/18/20)
Gulf Coast note: The 737 competes with the Airbus A320 passenger jets, some of which are
built in Mobile, Ala.

Contract: GE Research, $14.3M
GE Research, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been awarded a $14,313,300 cost contract, including
options, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Atmospheric Water
Extraction (AWE) program. In Phase 1 of the program, GE Research proposes to develop
and select promising water extraction materials. The key objective will be to fabricate an
Air2Water prototype device for the production of potable water that will be powered by
readily-available fuel and builds directly from pioneering sorbent materials for water
harvesting from desert air. Work will be performed in Niskayuna (77%); Berkeley, Calif.
(18%); Chicago, Ill. (3%); and Mobile, Ala. (2%), with an estimated completion date for
Phase 1 of November 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds
in the amount of $858,975 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR001121C0020).
(Source: DoD, 11/18/20)

Contract: General Dynamics, $49.6M
General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Va., is awarded a $49,565,721
modification (P00028) to previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract W15QKN-15-D-0001. This contract provides integrated
logistics support services for Foreign Military Sales customers using Navy procured defense
articles including weapon systems, various aircrafts and other components in support of the
International Sustainment Department and the Naval Air Systems Command. Work will be
performed in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (25%); California, Md. (25%), Arlington, Va. (6%);
Jacksonville, Fla. (6%); Patuxent River, Md. (5%); Lexington Park, Md. (4%); Philadelphia,
Pa. (4%); San Diego, Calif. (3%); Kuwait City, Kuwait (1%); Atsugi, Japan (1%); Tokyo,
Japan (1%); Ping Tung, Taiwan (1%); Cairo, Egypt (1%); Cours, France (1%); Tucson, Ariz.
(1%); Miramar, Calif.(1%); Lemoore, Calif. (1%); Cherry Point, N.C. (1%); Pensacola, Fla.
(1%); Oceana, Va. (1%); Warrenton, Va. (1%); Whidbey Island, Wash. (1%); Jacksonville, N.
C. (1%); New Bern, N.C. (1%); Dover, Del. (1%); Granger, Ind. (1%); Houston, Texas (1%);
Fredericksburg, Va. (1%); King George, Va. (1%); and Seattle, Wash. (1%), and is expected
to be completed October 2021. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be
obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft
Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/17/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $51.1M
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $51,149,172 firm-fixed-
price modification (P00009) to contract FA8675-20-C-0033 for the Advanced Medium
Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production program. This modification provides for the
procurement and upgrade of test environment/equipment for AMRAAM production capacity.
Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed January 2025. This
contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Norway, Denmark, Australia, United
Kingdom, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Netherlands, Kuwait, Qatar and Spain. Air Force fiscal
2020 missile procurement funds in the amount of $16,717,336; Navy fiscal 2020 weapons
procurement funds in the amount of $11,552,000; and FMS funds in the amount of
$22,879,836 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
11/13/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $9.7M
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $9,703,375 firm-fixed-
price modification (P00007) to contract FA8675-20-C-0033 for Advanced Medium Range
Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production baseline rocket motors.  This contract modification
provides for the production of Air Force baseline rocket motors for Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) countries Norway and Chile. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
completed May 14, 2023. FMS funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of
award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/13/20)

Contract: AgustaWestland, $171M
AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., Philadelphia, Pa., is awarded a $171,047,763
modification (P00006) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N61340-20-C-0007.
This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of 36 TH-73A aircraft in
support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System program. Work will be performed in
Philadelphia (87%); Mineral Wells, Texas (5%); and various locations outside the
continental U.S. (8%), and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2021
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $171,047,763 will be obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/12/20) Gulf
Coast note: The TH-73A helicopters will be used at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla.

Contract: HII, $284.3M
Huntington-Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is awarded a
not to exceed $284,285,022 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification to previously
awarded contract N00024-15-C-2114, and a not-to-exceed $30,714,978 cost-plus-fixed-fee
and cost plus incentive fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-09-C-2116,
for the accomplishment of CVN 79 single phase delivery and Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C)
capabilities. The Navy is transitioning to a single-phase delivery approach to meet both
Fleet requirements and a congressional mandate of ensuring that CVN 79 is capable of
operating and deploying Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C) aircraft before completing the post-
shakedown availability as codified in Section 124 of the fiscal 2020 National Defense
Authorization Act (Public Law 116-92). The single-phase delivery date is planned for June
30, 2024. Work will be performed in Newport News and is expected to be completed by June
2024. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $13,961,569
will be obligated at 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. (Source: DoD,
11/02/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of F-35 training and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Multiple, $92.8M
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z067); CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va.
(N00189-18-D-Z068); Science Application International Corp., Reston, Va. (N00189-18-D-
Z069); Capstone Corp., Alexandria, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z070); and Serco Inc., Herndon, Va.
(N00189-18-D-Z071), are awarded an estimated increased multiple-award-program ceiling-
price of $92,834,859 via modifications P00003 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract program that included terms
and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders
to provide technical support services for functions such as chief information officer strategic
support; data and information management; engineering support; information technology
system support; network support; information assurance/cyber security; enterprise business
intelligence/enterprise business analytics; software analysis; hardware maintenance and
development; and business process reengineering in support of the Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower
Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training and Commander Navy
Recruiting Command. This modification brings the total cumulative multiple-award-program
ceiling to $342,538,913.  The contracts run concurrently and the ordering period is
expected to be completed by September 2024. Work will be performed in Millington, Tenn.
(45%); Pensacola, Fla. (27%); Arlington, Va. (10%); various locations throughout the
continental U.S. (16%); and various contractor facilities (2%).  Operations and maintenance
(Navy) funds will fund individual task orders with appropriate fiscal year appropriations at
the time of their issuance.  This contract action for the modifications is being executed on a
non-competitive basis. The original multiple award contracts were solicited under full and
open competition; the multiple-award-program ceiling increase is non-competitive utilizing
the authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(2) as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation
6.302-2. The Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk Contracting
Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
11/02/20)


October 2020

Contract: Hologic, $119.3M
Hologic Inc., Marlborough, Mass., has been awarded a $119,285,089 firm-fixed-price
contract for SARS-CoV-2 molecular test production and capacity expansion. This contract
provides for the expansion of manufacturing capabilities through additional equipment,
material/supplies and facility infrastructure. Work will be performed in Somerset, Wisc.;
Hudson, Wisc.; Menomonie, Wisc.; Anaheim, Calif.; Baldwin, Wisc.; Guilford, Maine; and San
Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by January 2022. This award is the result of
a competitive acquisition. Funding is authorized through Health Care Enhancement Act (H.
R. 266) from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the full
amount which is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8656-21-C-0002). (Source:
DoD, 10/30/20)

Contract: Tyonek, $92.8M
Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility – Stennis LLC, Kiln, Miss., has been awarded a
$92,800,000 contract for C-5M sustainment. This contract provides for alternative
modification installation services. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to
be completed by March 31, 2030. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. A
combination of fiscal 2020 transportation working capital funds and fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,577,182 are being obligated at the time of
award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the
contracting activity (FA8525-21-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 10/30/20)

Contract: InBios, $12.7M
InBios International Inc., Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $12,670,301 firm-fixed-price
contract for expansion of production capability for COVID-19 Rapid test. This contract
provides for expansion of production capability for the SCoV-2 IgG/IgM Detect and SCoV-2
Ag Detect tests. Work will be performed in Seattle and is expected to be completed by April
2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition. Funding is authorized through
Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) from the Biomedical Advanced Research and
Development Authority and funds in the full amount will be obligated at the time of award.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity (FA8656-21-C-8877). (Source: DoD, 10/30/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $192M
The Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $192,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
(AMRAAM) field team and lab support. This contract provides support for the AMRAAM
system development test activities to include laboratory management, field-team test
support, testing and analysis. Work will be performed in Tucson; Fort Worth, Texas; St.
Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash.; Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Hill AFB, Utah; and Eglin AFB,
Fla., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2030. This award is the result of a sole-
source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funds
in the amount of $479,372; and fiscal 2021 RDT&E funds in the amount of $800,000 are
being obligated at the time of award.   The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin
AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA86785-21-D-0030). (Source: DoD, 10/29/20)

Contract: Sikorsky, $550.4M
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, Stratford, Conn., is awarded a
$550,372,323 modification (P00043) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm
target), firm-fixed-price contract N00019-16-C-0048. This modification is for Lot IV low rate
initial production and delivery of six CH-53K aircraft and associated aircraft, programmatic
and logistics support, rate tooling and physical configuration audits. Work will be performed
in Stratford (33.17%); Wichita, Kan. (11.51%); Salt Lake City, Utah (7.18%); Hazelwood, Mo.
(6.28%); Bridgeport, W.V. (3.22%); Redmond, Wash. (2.12%); Windsor Lock, Conn.
(1.84%); Kent, Wash. (1.54%); Fort Worth, Texas (1.44%); Quebec, Canada (1.35%);
Cudahy, Wisc. (1.29%); Rochester, United Kingdom (1.27%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
(1.11%); various locations within the continental U.S. (24.68%); and various locations
outside the continental U.S. (2%), and is expected to be completed in July 2024. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $519,899,846; and fiscal 2021 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $30,472,477 will be obligated at time of award,
none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/26/20)

Navy identifies crash victims
A Navy flying instructor and Coast Guard student were identified Sunday as the service
members killed in a military plane crash in Alabama on Friday. Navy instructor pilot Lt.
Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Mich., was on a routine training flight out of Naval Air Station
Whiting Field, Fla., with her student, Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, of
Weddington, N.C., when their Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in a residential
area of Foley, Ala., according to Navy officials. (Sources: multiple, including ABCNews, CNN,
10/25.20)

Two pilots die in Navy trainer crash
FOLEY, Ala. - A Navy T-6B Texan II trainer from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla.,
crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood, killing both people in the plane.
Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the
training plane died. The names were not released. No injuries were reported on the ground.
The plane went down southest of Mobile near Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. NAS
Whiting Field is near Milton, Fla., some 30 miles northest of Pensacola. (Source: multiple,
including AP, CNN, 10/23/20)

Airbus delivers A220 to Delta
MOBILE, Ala. - The Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile delivered the first U.S.-made
A220 passenger jet Thursday to Delta Air Lines. The carrier took delivery of the A220-300
in a milestone for Delta. Its the first A220-300 type aircraft. It currently has 31 A220-100.
Airbus builds both the A320 and the A220 in Mobile. It's only the second site where A220s
are built. The other site is in MIrabel, Quebec, Canada. “The delivery of the first U.S.-built
A220-300 is a historic moment that highlights Airbus’ growing industrial footprint in North
America and makes us all extremely proud,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman & CEO Airbus
Americas, Inc. “We look forward to seeing passengers delighted by the experience of
travelling on board this brand new A220-300 proudly built in Mobile, Ala.” Ground was
broken for the A220 assembly line in January 2019 and production of the A220 started in
August of the same year. (Source: Airbus, 10/22/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $138.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$138,769,282 modification (P00027) to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-
incentive-fee contract N00019-19-C-0010. This modification adds scope to continue the
development of pilot training device software to align the F-35 air system with continued
capability development. Additionally, this modification provides for testing and continuous re-
certification activities for dual capable F-35 aircraft as Block 4 capabilities are developed,
matured and fielded in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and non-Department of
Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (51%); and Fort Worth
(49%), and is expected to be completed in June 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $4,623,119; fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,325,900; and non-DOD
participant funds in the amount of $1,071,980 will be obligated at time of award, none of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/20/20) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $12.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $12,663,878 modification
(P00088) to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-16-C-0033. This
modification adds scope in support of the F-35 Lightning II Lot 11 diminishing manufacturing
sources redesign of the Electrical Optical Targeting System, 270V Battery Cell Separator
and a component for the Helmet Mounted Display System for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force
and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth
and is expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy)
funds in the amount of $5,198,654; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $5,198,654; and non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $2,266,570 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
10/20/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center
and reprogramming labs.

JetBlue A220 leaves paint shop
MOBILE, Ala. - JetBlue's first A220 aircraft rolled out of the paint shop at the Airbus
manufacturing campus at the Mobile Aeroplex Monday morning. It features JetBlue's latest
aircraft  tail design, “Hops,” which will be featured on its A220-300 aircraft. Travelers will
spot the new design in 2021 after the first aircraft is delivered in December. The “Hops”
design was created by JetBlue’s in-house designers, and offers a nod to the idea of
connecting many short trips together as part of a larger journey, commonly referred to in
travel as a hopping – whether city to city or island to island. (Source: JetBlue, 10/19/20)

Contract: CH2M, $8.4M
CH2M Hill Constructors Inc., Englewood, Colo., is awarded an $8,388,171 firm-fixed-price
modification to task order N69450-20-F-0078 under previously-awarded multiple-award
construction contract N62470-19-D-8024 for Hurricane Sally recovery at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla. The work to be performed provides for immediate restoration/sustainment
and clean-up recovery actions due to damage caused by Hurricane Sally. Specific elements
of work include roofing/seal building envelope; rip-out/tear-out; mold remediation;
vegetation/tree clearing/chipping; waste/debris collection, removal and disposal; traffic
management; and security fencing.  This award brings the total cumulative value to
$22,635,705. Work will be performed in Pensacola and is expected to be completed by
November 2020. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2021
operations and maintenance (Air Force) funding in the amount of $8,388,171 will be
obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 10/15/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $239.1M
Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $239,113,565
definitization modification (PZ0001) to contract FA8672-20-C-0005 for StormBreaker (SDBII,
GBU-53/B) production Lot 6. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
completed Nov. 28, 2023. The current action relates to classified Foreign Military Sales
(FMS), and 6.3% of contract value supports FMS. Fiscal 2020 production funding in the
amount of $265,281,689 is being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value
of the contract is $271,894,434. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/15/20)

Whiting and Fleet Fly In
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Training Air Wing Five at Naval Air Station
Whiting Field will host portions of the Naval Helicopter Association Gulf Coast 2020 Fleet Fly
In Oct. 19-23. The Fleet Fly In is designed to provide a week of training and knowledge
sharing with student aviators so they can make informed decisions as they move forward in
their aviation careers. Due to the pandemic, much of the event will be conducted virtually,
but there will still be fleet helicopters on the flight line for the students to see. (Source: NAS
Whiting Field, 10/15/20)

Communities get state defense funds
Northwest Florida communities have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in the
latest outlay of state defense-related grants. The Defense Reinvestment Grant Progrm and
the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program provide funding to communities heavily reliant on
the military. The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce was awarded $80,000 to
expand and create higher skilled jobs in the military community as former military transistion
to non-defense jobs. Pensacola is home of Naval Air Station Pensacola. Santa Rosa County
was awrded $62,500 to support activities surrounding Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The
Bay Defense Alliance was awarded $90,000 to continue rebuilding efforts from Hurricane
Michael, which hit Tyndall Air Force Base. The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa
County was awarded $85,000 to continue efforts to encourage economic diversification.
The grant also will be used to help facilitate STEM cluster development. Infrastructure
grants were awarded to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, $200,000 and $282,000,
respectively, for the purchase of easements around Naval Air Station Whiting Field and
outlying fields. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 10/14/20)

Contract: Arete, $18M
Arete Associates, Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $17,976,258 firm-fixed-price modification
to exercise Option Three of previously awarded contract N61331-18-D-0012 to provide
Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis Block I systems. This option is for
additional Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block 1 production
systems. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (35%); Destin, Fla. (35%); and Santa
Rosa, Calif. (30%), and is expected to be completed by September 2021. No funding will be
obligated at time of award and will be obligated at the time a delivery order is issued. The
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 10/08/20)

Air combat adversary picked
The Air Force has awarded ATAC, Textron Systems’ military airborne training unit, a
contract to provide adversary air combat training to F-22 and F-35 pilots at Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., the biggest winner in the initial round of the service’s effort to outsource pilot
training that eventually could be worth billions. Under the new award, worth $94 million,
ATAC will use its fleet of upgraded and refurbished Dassault Aviation Mirage F1 fighters to
play adversaries in mock combat against Air Force pilots in more than 1,100 sorties per
year for up to four-and-a-half years. The training is expected to begin in January 2021. The
award is the last of six Red Air training tasking orders solicited this year under the the Air
Force’s Combat Air Forces (CAF)/Contracted Air Support (CAS) program. The Air Force
last October chose seven contractors to compete under an overarching indefinite delivery,
indefinitely quantity (ID/IQ) contract, worth up to $6.4 billion, for both adversary air combat
training and close air support training. (Sources: Breaking Defense, 09/29/20, The
Aviationist, 10/04/20)

Contract: FlightSafety, $13.9M
FlightSafety Services Corp., Denver, Colo., is awarded a $13,906,642 modification
(P00022) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N61340-18-C-0019. This
modification exercises an option to provide aircrew training services in support of the TH-
57B/C community, including instruction, operation, and curriculum support. Work will be
performed in Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., and is expected to be completed in
October 2021. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Warfare
Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
10/06/20)

Contract: CH2M, $8.2M
CH2M Hill Constructors Inc., Englewood, Colo., was awarded an $8,247,534 firm-fixed-price
task order modification (N69450-20-F-0078) under previously-awarded multiple-award
construction contract N62470-19-D-8024 for Hurricane Sally recovery at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla. Work will be performed in Pensacola and is expected to be completed by
December 2020. This modification brings the total cumulative task order value to
$14,247,534. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of
$7,998,716 (97%); and fiscal 2020 Defense Health Program funding in the amount of
$248,818 (3%), was obligated at time of award and expired at the end of the fiscal 2020.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Awarded Sept. 30, 2020) (Source: DoD, 10/05/20)

Airbus tests threat detection system
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus and Koniku Inc. have moved forward in the automated and
contactless detection of chemical, biological and explosive threats for the aviation industry.
In partnership with the Mobile police department, the canine squad from the Alabama Law
Enforcement Agency and FBI bomb technicians, Airbus led a series of field tests evaluating
the performance of the Konikore explosive detection device. The tests demonstrated the
Konikore was able to detect a widely used primary high explosive, frequently outperforming
existing systems used in security threat detection. In these double blinded tests, the
Konikore showed perfect score in sensitivity and specificity in detecting explosive ordinance.
Based on these results Airbus is preparing a series of additional tests with its airport
partners, including Singapore Changi Airport and San Francisco International Airport, to
validate the integration of this technology into existing airport security processes for
unregulated areas. Based on the power of odor detection and quantification found in
nature, the Konicore technology uses genetically engineered odorant receptors that
produce an alarm signal when they come into contact with the molecular compounds of the
hazard or threat that they have been programmed to detect. Airbus and Koniku Inc. entered
into a multi-year cooperation agreement in 2017. The agreement leverages Airbus’
expertise in sensor integration and security operations with Koniku’s biotechnology know-
how for automated and scalable volatile organic compound detection. (Source: Airbus,
10/02/20)


SEPTEMBER 2020

Contract: SES, $21.7M
SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn., was awarded a $21,684,441
firm-fixed-price contract for two-phase design, construction and repair of Hangar Building
290 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Bids were solicited via the internet with 12 received.
Work will be performed at Tyndall with an estimated completion date of Nov. 27, 2021.
Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Air Force funds in the amount of $21,684,441
were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the
contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0038). (Source: DoD, 09/30/20)

Contract: SES, $10.8M
SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn., was awarded a $10,767,743
firm-fixed-price contract to repair Building 9310 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Bids were
solicited via the internet with 15 received. Work will be performed at Tyndall with an
estimated completion date of May 30, 2022. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance, Air
Force funds in the amount of $10,767,743 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0036).
(Source: DoD, 09/30/20)

Contract: Speegle, $11.8M
Speegle Construction Inc., Niceville, Fla., was awarded an $11,836,700 firm-fixed-price
contract for construction of a 36,800 square-foot high bay facility. Bids were solicited via the
internet with eight received. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., with an estimated
completion date of Sept. 29, 2022. Fiscal 2024 military construction, defense-wide funds in
the amount of $11,836,700 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0026). (Source: DoD,
09/30/20)

Contract: Bell Boeing, $48.6M
Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $48,580,244 cost-plus-fixed-
fee, firm-fixed-priced order (N61340-20-F-7002) against previously issued basic ordering
agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This order procures software and hardware upgrades for
24 V-22 flight training devices necessary to integrate V-22 aircraft Tactical Software Suite
version 8.1 and 8.2 into 23 MV-22 training devices for the Marine Corps and one CV-22
training device for the Air Force. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. (26%); Broken
Arrow, Okla. (21%); Fort Worth, Texas (20%); St. Louis, Mo. (9%); Philadelphia, Pa. (9%);
Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (8%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); and Clifton, N.J. (3%), and is expected to
be completed in August 2024. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount
of $42,601,350; and fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$5,978,894 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 System Division, Orlando, Fla., is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/30/20)

Contract: Kratos, $29.2M
Kratos Unmanned Aerial System Inc., Sacramento, Calif., is awarded a $29,221,165 firm-
fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the production and delivery of 35 full rate
production Lot I BQM-177A subsonic aerial targets, including associated technical and
administrative data in support of Aerial Targets Program Office. Work will be performed in
Sacramento (55.8%); Dallas, Texas (17.6%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4.6%); Springfield,
Pa. (2.6%); Newton, Kan. (2.1%); Concord, Calif. (1.9%); Milwaukie, Oregon (1.8%); Santa
Ana, Calif. (1.8%); Chatsworth, Calif. (1.5%); Greybull, Wy. (1.3%); and various location
within the continental U.S. (9%), and is expected to be completed by February 2022. Fiscal
2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $29,221,165 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 (N00019-20-C-
0075). (Source: DoD, 09/29/20)

Contract: Intuitive Research, $187.6M
Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $187,603,931
modification (P00028) to contract W9124P-19-9-0001 for an Advanced monitoring and data
collection prototype system for the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range. Work will be
performed in Huntsville; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with an
estimated completion date of Sept. 8, 2023. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $20,591,674 were obligated at the
time of the award.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/29/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $709.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
a $709,792,854 modification (P00006) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-
target advance acquisition contract N00019-20-C-0009. This modification provides for the
procurement of economic order quantities of material in support of F-35 Lightning II aircraft
low rate initial production Lots 15, 16 and 17 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 (60%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton, United
Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md.
(3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (1%), and is
expected to be completed in May 2026. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds
in the amount of $260,380,000; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount
of $245,412,998; non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $141,758,199; and FMS
funds in the amount of $62,241,657, 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, 09/28/20) Gulf Coast noteL Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

SLS Green Run expected in November
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - The Green Run hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch
System (SLS) rocket is expected in early November. The test of the rocket’s core stage and
all of its integrated systems is a key step before the Artemis I lunar mission, scheduled for
2021. The test will be on the B-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in South
Mississippi. The hot fire is the final in a series of eight tests that ensure the stage’s systems
are functioning and ready for operation. The test replicates the launch by loading the
propellants and allowing them to flow throughout the system as the four RS-25 engines fire
simultaneously to demonstrate that the engines, tanks, fuel lines, valves, pressurization
system, and software can all perform together just as they will on launch day. Following the
test, NASA will ship the core stage to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where
it will be assembled with the other parts of the Artemis I rocket and the Orion spacecraft.
(Source: NASA/SSC, 09/23/20)

Contract: Multiple, $240M
ECRMJV, ECRMJV LLC, Milton, Fla. (W9127S-20-D-6002); Encompass IDBO LLC,
Overland Park, Kan. (W9127S-20-D-6004); Global Engineering and Construction LLC,
Renton, Wash. (W9127S-20-D-6006); Royce Construction Services LLC, Reston, Va.
(W9127S-20-D-6008); and SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
(W9127S-20-D-6010), will compete for each order of the $240,000,000 firm-fixed-price
contract in support of the Army Medical Command's sustainment, restoration and
modernization program. Bids were solicited via the internet with 13 received. Work locations
and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept.
24, 2025. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/25/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $63.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $63,887,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee
order (N00019-20-F-0443) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-
G-0008. This order provides for the L12 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign effort
in support of the F-35 aircraft for Air Force, Navy and non-Department of Defense (DoD)
customers. Specifically, this order provides non-recurring engineering in support of
redesigned end products for the Tactical Navigation System Inertial Electronics Unit/Inertial
Measurements Unit, Electronic Warfare/Counter Measures Aperture Electronics Module
(EW/CM AEM), Aircraft Exterior Lighting, EW/CM Electronic Warfare Controllers and EW/CM
Counter Measure Controller. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
completed in January 2027. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $13,066,197; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$13,190,337; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $26,256,538;
and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $11,374,553, will be obligated at time of
award, $13,066,197 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, 09/25/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Vidisco, $27M
Vidisco USA Inc., Arlington, Va., has been awarded a $27,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for portable imaging capability. This contract provides
Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel with modern portable imaging system
technology packaged and configured to support employment in dismounted/tactical
environments, as well as in support of on-installation force protection missions to interrogate
military ordnance and suspicious packages. This award is the result of a competitive
acquisition and 11 offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.
The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity (FA8051-20-D0010). (Source: DoD, 09/25/20)

Contract: Boeing, $2.2M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $2,239,707,532 fixed-price-incentive,
firm-target contract for the Small Diameter Bomb Increment I weapon program. This contract
provides for a guaranteed minimum Lot 15 award and a five-year ordering period for Small
Diameter Bomb Increment I, focused lethality munition, containers and carriages for the
Department of Defense and Foreign Military Sales partner nations. Work will be performed
in St. Louis and is expected to be complete by September 2027. This contract involves
Foreign Military Sales to Australia, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands and Norway.
This award is result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 missile
procurement funds in the amount of $247,508,960 are being obligated at the time of award.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity (FA8672-20-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 09/24/20)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $197M
Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is awarded a $197,035,852 modification (P00004) to
previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract N61340-19-D-
0004. This modification exercises an option to continue to provide intermediate and depot
level maintenance, logistics and engineering support for the F405-RR-401 engine and the
096 MKII Gas Turbine Starter System. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (45%);
Meridian, Miss. (43%); Pensacola, Fla. (11%); and Patuxent River, Md. (1%), and is
expected to be completed in September 2021. No funds will be obligated at time of award;
funds will be obligated against individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare
Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/24/20)

Contract: M1 Support, $12.2M
M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $12,244,288 firm-fixed-price
modification (A00046) to contract FA3002-15-C-0006 for trainer maintenance services.
Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. This action is to
exercise Option Period Six. The total cumulative face value of the contract. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance funds will be used with no funds being obligated at the time of
award. The 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/23/20)

Contract: BAE Systems, $9.9M
BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been awarded a
$9,947,644 delivery order against contract FA2521-16-D-0010 for serviceable components
and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems, world-wide for both foreign and
domestic government agencies to include radars, telemetry and optical instrumentation
tracking systems. The contract delivery order is for Eglin Radar Transmitter Replacement
Project – First Article, for the Space and Missile System Center Space Superiority Systems
Directorate. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be
completed by Dec. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be used
with none being obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/23/20)

Contract: Vertex, $21.7M
Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded a $21,747,155 modification (P00014) to
previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract N61340-17-D-0005. This modification exercises options to provide intermediate-
level maintenance, repair and logistics support services to include labor, direct and indirect
material for Chief of Naval Air Training aircraft. Additionally, this modification procures
tooling and equipment required to support and maintain four aircraft intermediate
maintenance departments and related support equipment. Work will be performed in
Pensacola, Fla, (47%); Corpus Christi, Texas (40%); Whiting Field, Fla. (10%); and
Meridian, Miss. (3%), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. No funds are
being 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, 09/21/20)

Contract: Miss. Dept. Rehab Svcs, $7.8M
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$7,800,476 modification (P00021) to exercise an option on contract FA3010-18-C-0007 for
full food services. Work will be performed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and is expected
to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds in the
full amount will be obligated when they become available. The 81st Contracting Squadron,
Keesler AFB, Miss., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $70.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$70,847,707 modification (P00023) to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract
N00019-19-C-0010. This modification provides requirements decomposition through system
functional review for the F-35 Super Multi-Function Aircraft Data Link Band 5 receiver
warning capability in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and non-Department of
Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H. (35%); San Diego,
Calif. (20%); Fort Worth, Texas (20%); Baltimore, Md. (15%); and Hunt Valley, Md. (10%),
and is expected to be completed by June 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test
and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $821,960; fiscal 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $821,960; non-DOD participant funds
in the amount of $356,080 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, 09/17/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Airbus marks milestone
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus commercial aircraft production in the U.S. has reached a milestone,
marking five years since aircraft production began in the Mobile-based campus. A recent
report from the University of South Alabama Center for Real Estate & Economic
Development concluded that the Airbus manufacturing facility’s total economic impact in
Mobile and Baldwin counties in five years was $1.1 billion and supporting more than 12,000
jobs through construction and payroll alone. When extended to the state of Alabama, it was
$1.2 billion and more than 15,000 jobs. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility officially
began producing its first aircraft, an A321 destined for JetBlue, on September 14, 2015.
(Source: Airbus, 09/14/20)

HT-8 changes leadership
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8)
welcomed its new leader on Sept. 10 during an in-flight change-of-command ceremony
here. Cmdr. Lena C. Kaman relinquished command to Cmdr. Patrick C. O’Neill after she
served fifteen months at the helm. O’Neill assumes command of the Navy’s oldest active
helicopter training squadron, the “Eightballers.” Designted a naval aviator in March 2005,
O'Neill's first operational tour began in January 2006 with the “Warlords” of Helicopter Anti-
Submarine Squadron Light Five One (HSL) in Atsugi, Japan. He reported as the executive
officer, HT-8, at NAS Whiting Field in June 2019. Kaman will be transferring to Washington
D.C. (Source: HT-8 public affairs, 09/14/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$9,049,721 modification (P00004) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0571 against
previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This modification provides
labor, engineering change order planning, installation and site support activities to operate
the Cameri Regional Modification, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade facility for F-35 aircraft for
the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Cameri (85%); and Fort Worth (15%),
and is expected to be completed by December 2020. Non-Department of Defense funds in
the amount of $9,049,721 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, 09/11/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Bell Boeing, $8.2M
Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $8,240,725 modification
(P00014) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-18-F-0016 against previously issued basic
ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This modification provides additional funding to
continue non-recurring engineering and production tooling necessary for the V-22 Nacelle
Improvements Phase I program. 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%), and is expected to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement
(Navy) funds in the amount of $8,240,725 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, 09/10/20)

Contract: Science Applications, $17.8M
Science Application International Corp., Reston, Va., is awarded a $17,816,869 single-
award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advanced
technical training of shipboard communication and network systems in support of the Water
Front Training Delivery Program for the Center for Information Warfare Training, Pensacola,
Fla. The contract will include a five-year base ordering period with no options. Work will be
performed in Pensacola (52%); San Diego, Calif. (22%); Virginia Beach, Va. (19%); and
Groton, Conn. (7%). Work is expected to be completed by September 2025. Fiscal 2021
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated to
fund the contract’s minimum amount and funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year.
Individual task orders will be subsequently funded with appropriate fiscal year
appropriations at the time of their issuance. This contract resulted from a full and open
competitive solicitation through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers
received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Contracting
Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00189-20-D-
Z032). (Source: DoD, 09/09/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $125M
Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a ceiling $125,000,000 four-
year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8675-20-D-0002) for the Advanced
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) system improvement program. This contract
provides for delivery of software updates to the AMRAAM inventory. Software development
activities are expected to use a recognized agile framework consisting of government/Prime
collaboration through repeatable increments of study, development, integration, test and
capability demonstration. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed
Sept. 30, 2026. An initial task order (FA8675-20-F-1026) will be awarded concurrently with
the basic contract, for a total cost-plus-fixed-fee face value of $1,192,809. This award is the
result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation
funds in the amount of $678,402 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, 09/09/20)

Contract: Speegle, $13.2M
Speegle Construction,* Niceville, Fla., was awarded a $13,214,700 firm-fixed-price contract
to construct a two-story, 39,500 square-foot facility with reinforced concrete foundation and
floor slab, steel structure, masonry walls, metal roof, heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
fire detection and protection and mass notification system. Bids were solicited via the
internet with six received. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., with an estimated
completion date of Sept. 16, 2022. Fiscal 2024 military construction (Defense-wide) funds in
the amount of $13,214,700 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0028). (Source: DoD,
09/09/20)

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $174.2M
Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $174,221,174 modification (P00022) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-
firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost contract N00019-18-C-1021. This modification exercises an
option for the production and delivery of 14 F135-PW-100 low rate initial production Lot 14
propulsion systems for the Air Force in support of the F-35A conventional take-off and
landing aircraft. Work will be performed in Middletown, Connecticut (46%); East Hartford
(22%); Windsor Locks, Conn. (16%); North Berwick, Maine (11%); Phoenix, Ariz. (3%); and
Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico (2%), and is expected to be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $174,221,174 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, 09/08/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Northrop, $11.6M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Aeronautics Systems, San Diego, Calif., is awarded an
$11,635,599 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0103) against previously issued basic
ordering agreement N00019-20-G-0005. This order provides non-recurring engineering for
qualification testing and integration of the Redundancy unmanned air vehicle common
automatic recovery systems and multi-platform anti-jam Global Positioning System
navigation antenna integrated upgrades into the MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft. Work will be
performed in San Diego, Calif. (90%); and Moss Point, Miss. (10%), and is expected to be
completed in January 2023. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$11,635,599 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, 09/08/20)

Contract: Pratt & Whitney, $579.8M
Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $579,837,316 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which includes
$146,269,941 firm-fixed-price undefinitized line items and $433,567,375 firm-fixed-price,
fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee definitized line items. This contract
provides unit and depot level F-135 propulsion system spare parts, spare engines and
modules in support of the F-135 propulsion initial spares requirements for the Air Force,
Navy, Marine Corps, non-Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales
customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (93%); Indianapolis, Ind. (6%); and
Bristol, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to be completed in December 2024. 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 Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity
(N00019-20-D-0013). (Source: DoD, 09/04/20) Note: Raytheon and United Technologies
completed a merger in April 2020. The F-135 engine powers the F-35. Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Zenetex, $78.8M
Zenetex LLC, Herndon, Va., is awarded a $78,779,262 for a cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF),
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award contract with CPFF ordering provisions
on behalf of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS)
and applicable customers of NAVSUP WSS to provide security cooperation/assistance and
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) technical and program/project management support to
NAVSUP WSS Code N52 and other applicable Security Assistance Corporation
organizations in areas such as project management; financial and logistical analysis and
management; international training and education; special programs and information
technology services and consulting; cooperative programs; protection of key technologies;
facilitating release authority for transferable technologies; and the management of FMS,
leases and grants of defense articles and services.  The contract will include a five-year
ordering period that will be completed by September 2025. Work will be performed in
Philadelphia, Pa. (60%); Washington, D.C. (25%); Patuxent River and Lexington Park, Md.
(5%); Dayton, Ohio (5%); and Pensacola, Fla. (5%). Fiscal 2020 operations and
maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award to
fund the contract’s minimum amount and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. Individual task orders will be subsequently funded with appropriate fiscal year
appropriations at the time of their issuance.  This contract resulted from a full and open
competitive solicitation through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four offers
received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting
Department Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00189-20-D-
Z030). (Source: DoD, 09/01/20)

Contract: Reliance Test, $78M
Reliance Test and Technology LLC, Crestview, Fla., is awarded a $78,079,182 cost-plus-
fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This contract provides research, development, test,
evaluation, engineering, fleet support and management support services required to
perform aircraft engineering and developmental flight test and fleet training events for Navy
and Marine Corps air vehicle systems and trainers in support of the Atlantic Ranges and
Targets Department. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Md. (99%); and various
locations within the continental U.S. (1%), and is expected to be completed in December
2030. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount
of $15,000 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
proposal; six offers were received.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-20-C-0033). (Source: DoD, 09/01/20)


AUGUST 2020

Contract: Raytheon, $92.5M
Raytheon Co., Fullerton, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $92,500,000 five-year
indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for weapons datalink radios and support. This
contract provides for the procurement of standoff precision guided munition situational
awareness datalink radios under a firm-fixed-price contract line item number (CLIN) along
with integration, test, qualification and operational support under a cost-plus-fixed-fee CLIN.
Work will be performed in Fullerton and is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2021. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 Special Operations Command
funds in the amount of $1,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8656-
20-D-0004). (Source: DoD, 08/31/20)

Contract: M1 Support, $25.6M
M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $25,649,894 modification
(P00050) to contract FA4890-16-C-0012 for the T-38 aircraft maintenance program. The
modification will provide intermediate and organizational maintenance of T-38 aircraft for Air
Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force Global Strike Command.
Work will be performed at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Joint Base
Langley-Eustis, Va.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., and is expected to be
completed Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds will be used, but
no funds will be obligated at time of award. Acquisition Management and Integration Center,
Joint Base Langley-Eustis AFB, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/28/20)

Contract: Credence Mgmt, $8.7M
Credence Management Solutions LLC, Vienna, Va., has been awarded an $8,661,142,
bilateral second option for task order FA3002-18-F-0162 to continue providing flight training
operations support to Air Education and Training Command fighter aircrew at Joint Base
San Antonio (JBSA) Randolph and Lackland, Texas; Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.;
Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.; Tucson Air National Guard (ANG) Base, Ariz.; Little
Rock ANG Base, Ark.; Altus AFB, Okla.; Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.; Fort Rucker, Ala.;
and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., and is expected to be completed August 2021. This
task order incorporates the addition of two schedulers at JBSA–Randolph, and the Service
Contract Labor Standards, Department of Labor Wage Determinations and the Collective
Bargaining Unit for Altus AFB. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the full
amount are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Installation Contracting
Center, JBSA-Randolph, Texas, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/28/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $7.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $7,469,472 modification (P00001)
to firm-fixed-price order N00019-20-F-0022 against previously issued basic ordering
agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This order exercises options to procure Intel Diminishing
Manufacturing Sources parts that have reached end of life in support of the F-35 program
future aircraft production and deliveries for the Air Force and Navy. Work will be performed
in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance (Air Force) funds in the amount of $4,987,522; and fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,481,950 will be 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, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/26/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: FlightSafety Svc., $220.8M
FlightSafety Services Corp., Denver, Colo., is awarded a $220,766,476 firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aircrew training services for the TH-73A
Advanced Helicopter Training System to include flight training devices (FTD) and classroom
instruction to train student naval aviators (SNAs) to the standards necessary to meet an
annual pilot production rate of over 600 advanced rotary wing and intermediate tilt-rotor
SNAs. Additionally, it provides for the operation and maintenance of FTDs. Work will be
performed in Milton, Fla., and is expected to be completed in June 2026. No funds will be
obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are
issued. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal; two
offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando,
Fla., is the contracting activity (N61340-20-D-0021). (Source: DoD, 08/25/20)

Contract: PAE Aviation, $19.8M
PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, N.J., has been awarded a $19,766,706
modification (P00063) to contract FA4890-15-C-0018 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 weapon system testing and
enables the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group to perform developmental and operational
weapons testing for all air-to-air missiles for F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35 aircraft. Work will
be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and is
expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds
will be used but no funds will be obligated at time of award. Acquisition Management and
Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis Air Force Base, Va., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 08/25/20)

Contract: Arete Associates, $9.7M
Areté Associates, Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $9,745,580 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-
price, cost-with-no-fee contract for integration services supporting incremental upgrades,
block upgrades and future generations of MK 18 Family of Systems unmanned underwater
vehicles (UUVs), additional UUVs and remotely operated vehicles. This 17-month contract
includes no options. Work will be performed at Tucson, Ariz. (75%); and Valparaiso, Fla.
(25%). The period of performance is from Aug. 24, 2020, through Jan. 23, 2022. Fiscal
2020 funds will be obligated using other procurement (Navy). Funds in the amount of
$6,885,495 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This contract is awarded using other than full and open competition
in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations Subpart 6.302-5 and 10 U.S. Code 2304
(c)(5). Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific in San Diego, Calif., is the contract activity
(N66001-20-C-0025). (Source: DoD, 08/24/20)

Contract: Johns Hopkins, $50M
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has been awarded a
$49,999,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract for air warfare systems. This contract provides services for advanced development,
acquisition and test and evaluation of aerospace systems, to include munitions, cyber
warfare and electronic warfare elements. Work will be performed in Laurel and is expected
to be completed July 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal
2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $800,000 are
being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8656-20-D-0005). (Source: DoD, 08/20/20)

Contract: Emerald Coast, $23.2M
Emerald Coast Utility Services Inc., Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has been awarded a
$23,227,776 modification (P00043), incorporating the economic-price-adjustment
agreement to an existing 50-year contract (SP0600-16-C-8311) with no option periods for
water and wastewater utility services. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment
contract. Location of performance is Florida, with a June 14, 2067, performance completion
date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 through 2067
operations and maintenance funds. The contract activity is the Defense Logistics Agency
Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va. (Source: DoD, 08/20/20)

Contract: Choctawhatchee Electric, $13.5M
Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc., Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has been awarded a
maximum $13,547,690 modification (P00036) to a 50-year contract (SP0600-16-C-8314),
with no option periods for electric operations, maintenance, renewal and replacement utility
service charge. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract. Location of
performance is Florida, with a July 31, 2067, performance completion date. Using military
service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds.
The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va. (Source:
DoD, 08/19/20)

Contract: AJ Commercial, $7M
AJ Commercial Services Inc., San Antonio, Texas has been awarded a ceiling $7,000,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for exterior and interior painting. This contract
has a five-year ordering period and includes the, furnishing all plant, materials, labor,
equipment and all operations in connection with the exterior and interior painting. Work will
be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed Aug. 13, 2025.
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 11 offers were received. Fiscal
2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,000 are being obligated at the
time of award. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity (FA2823-20-D-
0007). (Source: DoD, 08/14/20)

Contract: Boeing, $15.6M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded $15,620,949 firm-fixed-price order N00019-20-F-
0402 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001. This order
provides for the production and delivery of 25 Harpoon Block II+ captive air training missiles
and 24 tactical missiles. Work will be performed in St. Louis (65.2%); Galena, Kan. (8.5%);
Lititz, Pa. (3.99%); McAlester, Okla. (2.76%); Anniston, Ala. (2.58%); Chatsworth, Calif.
(2.15%); Minneapolis, Minn. (2.06%); Chandler, Ariz. (2.03%); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1.53%);
and various locations within the continental U.S. (9.2%), and is expected to be completed in
August 2023. Fiscal 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $15,620,949
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, 08/12/20)

Contract: Boeing, $95M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $95,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00005) to contract FA8681-19-
D-0005 for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) technical support and integration.  Boeing
will provide JDAM support for studies and analysis; product improvement and upgrades;
integration including, but not limited to, software integration and aircraft integration; and
associated hardware and testing. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be
completed March 31, 2024. 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, 08/12/20)

Contract: Airbus, $10M
Airbus DS Military Aircraft Inc., Mobile, Ala., was awarded a $10,000,000 maximum ceiling
firm-fixed-price contract (H92241-20-C-0005) in support of U.S. Army Special Operations
Aviation Command for the sustainment and modernization of five CASA 212-200 CC60
aircraft with new avionics suites and aircraft maintenance refreshes. Fiscal 2020 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,759,134 are being obligated at the time of
award. The majority of the work will be performed in Mobile and is expected to be completed
by August 2023. This contract is a non-competitive award and is in accordance with Federal
Acquisition Regulation 6.302.1. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/07/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $77.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$77,400,000 undefinitized contract modification (P00041) to previously awarded cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification provides for the development and
installation of flight test instrumentation on one F-35B Lot 14 aircraft and one F-35C Lot 14
aircraft for government testing in support of the F-35 program. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth (65%); Palmdale, Calif. (32%); Grenaa, Denmark (2%); and Hoogerheide,
Netherlands (1%), and is expected to be completed in June 2023. Fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $23,255,516; and non-
Department of Defense funds in the amount of $6,088,968 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, 08/07/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $20.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$20,630,000 not-to-exceed, cost-plus-fixed-fee, undefinitized order (N00019-20-F-0078)
against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This order
procures various materials required for the 30P05 capability upgrade to all fielded pilot and
maintenance training systems in support of the F-35 Program for the Navy, Marines, Air
Force, non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (95%); and Fort Worth, Texas (5%), and
is expected to be completed by December 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy)
funds in the amount of $7,620,000; non-DOD participant funds in the amount of
$1,310,000; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,385,000 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, 08/06/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Temporary hangar ground broken
MILTON, Fla. - Santa Rosa County officials broke ground on a new hangar facility at Peter
Prince Airport that will be the temporary home to Leonardo's maintenance operation. In
April, county commissioners gave the go-ahead for design and engineering of the hangar,
warehouse, and modular office complex. Construction on the new facility is expected to
begin later this month. AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., doing business as Leonardo
Helicopters, is under contract with the Navy to deliver and maintain up to 130 new training
helicopters that will be used at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. When infrastructure funding
from Triumph Gulf Coast becomes available, the company will become the first tenant of the
new Whiting Aviation Park and construct a larger facility there. The interim hangar at Peter
Prince Airport will then be used to incentivize other, similar companies to locate operations
in Milton. (Source: Santa Rosa County Economic Development, 08/05/20)

Airport plan released
MOBILE, Ala. — A new $160 million, eight-gate terminal is the highlight of a master plan for
the Mobile Downtown Airport. The Mobile Airport Authority said more than half its potential
customers go to other states rather than using the current airport in west Mobile because of
ticket prices and traffic congestion. The new plan might eliminate both issues. The 20-year
plan calls for the eight jet bridge gates and a parking garage. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson
said the $403 million investment over 20 years will be well worth it. After the new terminal is
built, the Mobile Regional Airport would likely be utilized by the Coast Guard and some
industrial and cargo flights. (Source: WPMI, AviationPros, 08/04/20)

SpaceX capsule makes history in Gulf
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken returned home Sunday when their SpaceX
capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico south of Pensacola, Fla., at 2:48 CDT. It was
the first time NASA astronauts have landed in the water since 1975, and the first ever in the
Gulf of Mexico. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, called Endeavor, was hoisted aboard
the deck of the company's "Go Navigator" recovery vessle. The splash down marked the
completion of the first manned mission of NASA’s commercial crew program. Hurley and
Behnken spent two months on the International Space Station after launching in late May
from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the first crewed space launch from
American soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. The astronauts were
slated to be taken by helicopter to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Source: GCAC, NPR,
Washington Post, 08/02/20)


JULY 2020

Eglin preparing for F-15EX
In less than a year, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will take possession of two new F-15EX
fighters, which are expected to roll off the production line in early 2021. Eglin’s 40th Flight
Test Squadron will take possession of the first new fighter, EX1, and the 85th Test and
Evaluation Squadron will receive EX2. The Operational Flight Program Combined Test
Force at Eglin will manage the developmental and operational testing, which will be
conducted at the same time by squadron air crews and testers, the release said. “The time
has come to upgrade the aging F-15C/D fleet and that presents itself in the form of F-15EX,
the most advanced F-15 ever created,” said Maj. Brett Hughes, 40th FLTS lead F-15EX DT
pilot. Initial testing is expected to take a year and a half. The F-15 first entered service in
1976. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 07/28/20)

Contract: AC Inc., $27.4M
AC Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $27,403,200 firm-fixed-price contract for
Standoff Precision Guided Munitions (SOPGM) shipping containers. This contract provides
for manufacture and delivery of SOPGM containers to various locations for various
munitions. Work will be performed in Huntsville and is expected to be completed July 30,
2025. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 procurement
research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,265,600 are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8656-20-D-0023). (Source: DoD, 07/30/20)

Contract: Becton, Dickinson, $24.8M
Becton, Dickinson and Co., Sparks, Md., has been awarded a $24,281,829 contract for
Veritor point-of-care COVID-19 test kit production expansion initiative to establish additional
domestic manufacturing capabilities. Work will be performed in Sparks and is expected to be
completed Feb. 28, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act under the Coronavirus Aid
Relief and Economic Security Act 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 (FA8656-20-C-0025). (Source: DoD, 07/30/20)

Contract: Applied Research, $17.6M
Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a $17,600,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Lethality, Vulnerability and Survivability
(LVS) 2020 effort. This contract provides for research and development for new LVS
models and methodologies, thus allowing analysts to assess concept weapons against
existing and developing targets. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is
expected to be completed July 30, 2025. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation funds in the amount of $100,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity (FA8651-20-D-0041).
(Source: DoD, 07/30/20)

Blue Angels get Super Hornet
PENSACOLA, Fla. - On Monday morning, the first painted Super Hornet arrived at Naval Air
Station Pensacola. It was delivered from Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla.,
where a lot of Super Hornet transitional maintenance and training takes place. The F/A-18
Super Hornet was flown into Pensacola by Capt. Eric Doyle, director of the Blue Angels
Super Hornet Transition Team. The entire 11-jet Super Hornet fleet should arrive at NAS
Pensacola before the end of the year. The new jets are on schedule to replace the current
F/A-18 Legacy Hornets and begin officially flying for the Blues in April 2021. (Source:
Pensacola News Journal, 07/28/20)

Contract: Advanced Concepts, $43M
Advanced Concepts Enterprises Inc., Shalimar, Fla., has been awarded a $43,099,833 firm-
fixed-price contract for command and control contract academic training, courseware
development and distance learning training program. This contract provides services for
training support/mission system interface and staff support services to the Control and
Reporting Center, Battle Control Center, Air Operations Center and Tactical Air Control
Party missions at various locations. The total cumulative face value of the contract is
$43,099,834.  Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025.  This award is a result
of a 100% small business set-aside competitive acquisition and six offers were received.
Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $943,015 are being
obligated at time of award for the phase-in period. Acquisition Management and Integration
Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-20-C-0013).
(Source: DoD, 07/23/20)

Contract: Multiple, $14B
AECOM Management Services Inc., Germantown, Md. (FA3002-20-D-0012); AKIMA
Logistics Services LLC, Herndon, Va. (FA3002-20-D-0013); DynCorp International LLC,
Fort Worth, Texas (FA3002-20-D0010); Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
(FA3022-20-D-0014); Leidos Inc., Reston, Va. (FA3002-20-D-0011); M1 Support Services
LP, Denton, Texas (FA3002-20-D-0015); PAE Services LLC, Arlington, Va. (FA3002-20-D-
0016); and Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mo. (FA3002-20-D-0017), have been awarded
a maximum $14,000,000,000 multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ)
contract for Aircraft Maintenance Enterprise Solution -- a strategic sourcing vehicle for Air
Force-wide contracted aircraft maintenance. The contractors will provide all organizational-
level maintenance services for all aircraft listed in each individual task order performance
work statement, which can include any aircraft platform (excluding rotary wing, tiltrotor and
remotely piloted aircraft). Because this is an IDIQ, the location of performance is not known
at this time and will be cited on individual task orders.  Generally, work will be performed at
government facilities and is expected to be completed Sept. 14, 2030.  This award is the
result of a competitive acquisition with 19 offers received.  No funds are being obligated at
the time of award. The Air Force Installation Contracting Center, Joint Base San Antonio-
Randolph, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-19-R-A001). (Source: DoD, 07/22/20)

Hangar deal moves forward
Space Florida, the state’s aerospace economic development agency, approved
development of agreements for $35 million in financing and lease arrangements with the
company that will provide new training helicopters for Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The
agreements will cover $20 million for construction of a 100,000-square-foot maintenance,
repair and overhaul hangar, and an additional $15 million in equipment and tooling. It will be
provided by Space Florida through a lease-back arrangement with AgustaWestland
Philadephia Corp., according to Matt Chesnut, director of business and economic
development for Space Florida. Plans call for the facility to be in place by the middle of next
year, according to Chesnut. The maintenance facility will be at Whiting Aviation Park,
adjacent to NAS Whiting Field. The facility is expected to bring 50 new jobs to Santa Rosa
County, each with an average annual salary of $42,000, according to Space Florida.
AgustaWestland is part of Italy's Leonardo, which in January was awarded a $176.4 million
contract to provide the Navy with an initial order of 32 new TH-73A training helicopters,
derived from the TH-119. Whiting Field is currently using the Bell TH-57. (Sources:
Pensacola News Journal, 07/18/20) Previous

Contract: Raytheon, $375M
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $375,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a miniature self-defense missile. The contract
provides for the research and development of a flight-test ready missile.  The first task
order is $93,380,234. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be
completed by October 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two
offers were received.  Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the
amount of $26,712,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research
Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-20-D-0001)
(Source: DoD, 07/21/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $861.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
an $861,731,778 modification (P00040) to previously-awarded fixed-price incentive (firm
target), firm-fixed-price contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification exercises options to
procure eight Lot 14 F-35A Lightning II repositioned aircraft as a result of the Republic of
Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program, and six Lot 14 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force.
Additionally, this modification establishes undefinitized line items that provides recurring
engineering in support of the modification of the eight Lot 14 F-35A Lightning II repositioned
aircraft to a full operationally capable F-35A Air Force configuration. 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%); various locations
within the continental U.S. (1.3%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.7%).
Work is expected to be completed by May 2026. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air
Force) funds for $848,881,778 will be obligated at time of award.  No funds will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/20/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Vanguard Pacific, $7.3M
Vanguard Pacific LLC, Foley, Ala., has been awarded a $7,304,129 firm-fixed-price contract
for protective coating and sign maintenance. This contract provides for airfield rubber
removal, striping of airfield, streets and parking lots, protective coating and sign
maintenance. Work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and Davidsonville and
Brandywine communications sites, and is expected to be completed Aug. 4, 2025. This
award is the result of a competitive service disabled veteran owned small business set aside
acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in
the amount of $3,776 are being obligated at the time of award. The 316th Wing, Joint Base
Andrews, Md., is the contracting activity (FA2860-20-D-0003). (Source: DoD, 07/20/20)

Contract: Leidos, $30M
Leidos Inc., Arlington, Va., has been awarded a ceiling $30,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high speed attack munitions research. The first task
order will be for a $341,500 award under task order FA8651-20-F-1011. The five-year
contract will support research and development, advancing state of the art in weapons
airframe research to explore the impacts of complex flight environments on advanced
weapon systems. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to
be completed August 2021 for the initial task order. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test
and evaluation funds in the amount of $325,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA8651-20-
D-0011). (Source: DoD, 07/17/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $935.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $935,530,602 contract, which
consists of an $895,531,143 not-to-exceed cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-
price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price undefinitized line item; and a $39,999,459 cost-plus-
incentive-fee definitized line item. The undefinitized line items procure support equipment,
autonomic logistics information system hardware, training systems, site activations and
integrated contractor support for the F-35 Lightning II. Additionally, definitized line items on
this contract support tasking that will result in improvements to the reliability, availability,
maintainability and total ownership cost of the F-35 Lightning II for the Air Force, Marine
Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (76%); Fort Worth (10%);
Redondo Beach, Calif. (9%); Owego, N.Y. (4%); and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (1%), and
is expected to be completed by March 2026. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds
in the amount of $205,656,772; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $153,835,313; non-DOD participant funds in the amount of 279,748,427; and
FMS funds in the amount of $62,479,903 will be obligated at time of award.  No funds will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0032). (Source: DoD, 07/17/20)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Blue Tarpon, $45M
Blue Tarpon Construction LLC, Gulf Breeze, Fla., was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-
price contract for rapid-response temporary roofing projects in the event of an emergency.
Bids were solicited via the internet with 16 received. Work locations and funding will be
determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-20-D-0035). (Surce:
DoD, 07/14/20)

Contract: Boeing, $22.9B
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $22,890,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8634-20-D-2704). The first delivery order has been
awarded as an undefinitized contract action with a total not-to-exceed value, including
options, of $1,192,215,413. It is a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-
incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price effort for the F-15EX system. This delivery order (FA8634-20-
F-0022) provides for design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification,
certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, as well as spares,
support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support. Work will be
performed in St. Louis and at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed
Dec. 31, 2023.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research,
development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $248,224,746; and fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $53,000,000 are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/13/20)

Contract: Speegle, $10.3M
Speegle Construction Inc., Niceville, Fla., was awarded a $10,373,085 firm-fixed-price
contract to construct two new facilities at Eglin Air Force Base. Bids were solicited via the
internet with 10 received. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with an
estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $10,373,085 were obligated at the time of the
award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-
0020). (Source: DoD, 07/10/20)

Blue Angels cancel show
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Navy's Blue Angels have decided to opt out of the July 8-11
Pensacola Beach Air Show. Usually a two-day event, it was spread out over four days to
allow for more social distancing. Organizers say the flight demonstration team canceled due
to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The Santa Rosa Island Authority said it had
received a statement from the Blue Angels that said in part that "canceling our flights during
the Pensacola Beach Air Show is the only way we can ensure the safety of our community
we love so much." (Source: al.com, 07/02/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $495M
Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $495,058,000 cost-plus-
fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM)
program support and annual sustainment. The contractor will provide non-warranty repairs,
program support, contractor logistics support and service life prediction program analysis
supporting the AMRAAM weapon system. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected
to be completed June 30, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No
funds are being obligated on the action at the time of award. Concurrently, the first task
order will be awarded with $989,450 in fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation funds. The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
the contracting activity (FA8675-20-D-0020). (Source: DoD, 07/01/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $27M
Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $27,054,192 firm-fixed-
price modification (P00004) to contract FA8675-20-C-0033 for the advanced medium range
air-to-air missile program obsolescence. This modification provides for a life of type
procurement of known obsolete component in support of production and sustainment
through the program of record and foreign military sales procurements. Work will be
performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2021. This
contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Qatar,
Romania and Spain. Air Force fiscal 2020 missile procurement funds in the amount of
$8,810,304; Navy fiscal 2020 weapons procurement funds in the amount of $5,277,696;
and FMS funds in the amount of $12,966,192 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, 07/01/20)

Contract: Aircraft Svcs, $17.6M
Aircraft Services Alliance LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $17,550,227 firm-
fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, no-fee-requirements contract for on-site depot support.
This contract provides on-site depot support (OSDS) program for labor services to
accomplish on-site depot level maintenance and modification work on all Air Force Special
Operations Command (AFSOC) C-130 weapons systems and sub-systems. OSDS supports
multiple AFSOC customers to provide timely and high quality active weapon system
maintenance worldwide. Work will be performed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and is expected to be
completed Sept. 30, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive small business set-aside
with a basic solicitation and four offers were received. Fiscal 2020 through 2025 operations
and maintenance funds; and fiscal 2020 through 2025 Air National Guard funds will finance
this contract. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is
the contracting activity (FA8509-20-D-0013). (Source: DoD, 07/01/20)

Contract: Vision Building, $9.7M
Vision Building Energy Efficiency LLC, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $9,700,000 firm-
fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) recommissioning and energy optimization services (REOS). This
contract provides for HVAC REOS to support base-level civil engineers. Work will be
performed at Air Force facilities throughout the U.S. and is expected to be completed June
30, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received.
No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing
Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8051-20-D0009).
(Source: DoD, 07/01/20)

Contract: Sierra Nevada, $700M
Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, Colo., was awarded a $700,000,000 fixed-price-award-
fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time-and-materials and cost-reimbursement-no-fee
contract (H92408-20-C-0004) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
for the development and procurement of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM)
systems. The systems will be integrated onto AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando
II aircraft operated by Air Force Special Operations Command to help protect aircrews from
air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems. The contract includes RFCM system
engineering services, logistics support and spare parts. Funds in the amount of
$87,929,352 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract is funded with research,
development, test and evaluation appropriation for fiscal 2020; and procurement
appropriation for fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020. The under secretary of defense for
acquisition and sustainment determined requirements of Title 10, U.S. Code 2371b (d) were
met and approved the use of the authority of Section 2371b as essential to meet critical
national security objectives. USSOCOM, Tampa, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 07/01/20)

Contract: UTC, $21.2M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a
$21,227,308 modification (P00021) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract
N00019-18-C-1021. This modification exercises an option to procure additional Lot 15 F135
propulsion systems long lead components, parts and materials in support of the Navy, the
Marine Corps and the governments of the United Kingdom and Italy’s F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter Program. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (80%); and Bristol, United
Kingdom (20%), and is expected to be completed by November 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $15,171,706; and non-Department of Defense
participant funds in the amount $6,055,602 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, 07/01/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

SLS core stage avionics checked
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - The flight computers and avionics of NASA’s Space
Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage for the Artemis I mission were powered on and
have completed a thorough systems checkout. The test used Green Run software
developed for the test and loaded in the flight computers for the first time. The SLS avionics
power on and checkout was the second of eight tests in the Green Run test series at NASA’
s Stennis Space Center, where the core stage is installed in the B-2 Test Stand. The test
steadily brought the core stage flight hardware, which controls the rocket’s first eight
minutes of flight, to life for the first time. The core stage will provide more than 2 million
pounds of thrust to help launch Artemis I, the first in a series of increasingly complex
missions to the Moon through NASA’s Artemis program. (Source: NASA/Stennis Space
Center, 07/01/20)


JUNE 2020

Airbus cutting 15,000
Airbus plans to shed 15,000 jobs, more than 10 percent of its workforce, over the next year,
mostly in Europe, as it struggles with the financial hit of the coronavirus pandemic. “With air
traffic not expected to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as late as
2025, Airbus now needs to take additional measures,” the company said in a statement. It
plans to shed 5,000 workers in France, 5,100 in Germany, 1,700 in Britain, 900 in Spain
and 1,300 others at Airbus facilities elsewhere. Airbus has 134,000 employees worldwide
and competes with Boeing to supply planes to airlines. The company said it would try to
reduce the number of layoffs through voluntary departures, early retirement and long-term
partial employment programs. (Sources: multiple, including Economic Times, CNN Business,
06/30/20) The company has operations worldwide, including Mobile, Ala., where it builds
A320 and A220 jetliners at the Mobile Aeroplex. Airbus Military also has an engineering
facility at the Aeroplex, and maintenance, repair and overhaul operation and component
repair facility at Mobile Regional Airport. Airbus also builds helicopters in Columbus, Miss. It
is unclear what impact might be felt in Airbus operations in this region.

Contract: Lockheed, $360.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$360,800,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification (P00038) to previously
awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification
provides for the procurement of four F-35C Carrier Variant Lot 14 aircraft for the Navy.
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%); various locations within the continental U.S. (1.3%); and various locations
outside the continental U.S. (0.7%). Work is expected to be completed by May 2023. Fiscal
2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds for $170,000,000 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, 06/29/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $67.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$67,690,000 not-to-exceed modification (P00004) to 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 nine lot 16 F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the government of The
Netherlands, as well as seven F-35A semiconductors and two F-35B Lightning II aircraft for
the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Cameri, Italy (24%); Fort Worth (22%); El
Segundo, Calif. (11%); Warton, United Kingdom (7%); Baltimore, Md. (4%); Nashua, N.H.
(3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); various locations within the continental U.S. (21%); and
various locations outside the continental U.S. (6%). Work is expected to be completed by
May 2025. Non-Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $67,690,000 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, 06/29/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training
center.

Contract: Applied Systems, $48.6M
Applied Systems Engineering, Niceville, Fla., is awarded a $48,640,357 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price delivery orders contract with a five-year ordering
period to provide Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Advanced Tactical
Navigator (ATACNAV) units, SAASM ATACNAV-High Accuracy (HA) units, SAASM
ATACNAV-HA-Single Enclosure. ATACNAV mini purchases, ATACNAV units, reconfigurable
avionics test sets and global positioning system military code receivers. In addition to
procurement of ATACNAV units, system upgrades and repairs from Applied Systems
Engineering will be required throughout the life of the contract. The program is in support of
the Weapons Control and Integration Department (H) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center,
Dahlgren Division and Battle Management Systems Program. This contract does not include
options. Work will be performed in Niceville and is expected to be completed by June 2025.
Fiscal 2018 procurement defense agencies funding in the amount of $692,493 will be
obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This contract was procured sole-source in accordance with 10 U.S. Code
2304c1, with one responsible source. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren
Division, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-20-D-4400). (Source: DoD,
06/29/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $11.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $11,610,581 firm-fixed-price
order (N00019-20-F-0022) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-
G-0008. This order procures intel diminishing manufacturing sources parts that have
reached end of life in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program future aircraft deliveries for
the Air Force, Navy, Foreign Military Sales customers and non-Department of Defense
(DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed
by October 2020. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$2,356,880; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,056,717;
fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $1,619,315; fiscal 2020
aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $631,782; non-DOD participant funds in
the amount of $3,982,886; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $963,001, will
be obligated at time of award, $4,413,597 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, 06/29/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35
training center.

Airport leadership changes
PENSACOLA, Fla. -  Pensacola International Airport now has a new director. Matt Coughlin,
who had been deputy director, took over as director Monday with the retirment of Dan
Flynn. Coughlin was commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton from
2011 to 2014. He became assistant director of Pensacola's airport from 2014 until 2017,
when he left to become interim Escambia County administrator. He resigned from that post
and returned to the airport in September 2019. He becomes director at a time when airports
are still coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.(Source: GCAC, 06/29/20)

Mobile again fights tariffs
MOBILE, Ala. - Mobile’s Airbus plant is again faced with the prospect of tariffs, so once
again city and county officials are writing letters and forwarding them to the U.S. Trade
Representative’s Office in opposition. Keeping imported airplane parts from Europe off the
list of items being assessed for higher tariffs is a routine that crops up every 180 days as
the government revises its list of goods that will receive higher tariffs. For Mobile, jobs are at
stake if the cost of manufacturing in airplanes soars in Alabama from tariffs on fuselages,
wings, and other components that are assembled into a commercial airplane by the Mobile
workforce. “Our hope is that the USTR will continue to listen to the people and communities
that would be negatively and directly impacted by the implementation of additional tariffs,”
said Kristi Tucker, spokeswoman with Airbus. The European-based aerospace giant has its
largest North American manufacturing presence in Mobile, where over 1,100 employees
work at the company’s assembly plant for the A320 and A220-series aircrafts at the Mobile
Aeroplex. The World Trade Organization last year ruled Airbus was provided unfair
government subsidies, allowing the U.S. to place higher tariffs on EU goods. The new round
of tariff talks are expected to conclude at the same time the WTO is expected to rule on a
parallel case that Boeing benefitted from illegal U.S. subsidies. The WTO case, once
concluded, will allow European countries to respond with tariffs of their own. (Source: al.
com, 06/27/20)

Contract: Northrop, $333.4M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $333,401,760
modification (P00007) to previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract
N00019-19-C-0008. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of
three low-rate initial production MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, two main operating bases
and one forward operating base in an integrated functional capability-four and multiple-
intelligence configuration, with associated export compliance support for the government of
Australia. Work will be performed in San Diego (23.3%); Red Oak, Texas (13%); Palmdale,
Calif. (11.5%); Linthicum, Md. (9.4%); Salt Lake City, Utah (9.3%); Bridgeport, W.V. (5.2%);
McClellan, Calif. (4.7%); Indianapolis, Ind. (4.5%); Moss Point, Miss. (3.3%); Waco, Texas
(2.1%); San Clemente, Calif. (1.5%); Newton, N.D. (1%); various locations within the
continental U.S. (9.8%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (1.4%). Work is
expected to be completed by April 2025. Foreign cooperative project funds for $27,601,190
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, 06/25/20)

Contract: Boeing, $16.5M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a $16,543,143 firm-fixed-price order (N00019-
20-F-0870) against previously-issued basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001. This
order procures retrofit modification upgrades to the series aircrafts’ F/A-18 Block II Super
Hornet and Growler display suites within the Block III Super Hornet and Growler Advanced
Cockpit Systems. Work will be performed in St. Louis (65%); Mesa, Ariz. (15%); China Lake,
Calif. (10%); and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (10%), and is expected to be completed by
February 2025. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$15,075,223; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $1,467,920 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, 06/25/20)

Contract: ASIRTek, $78M
ASIRTek Federal Services LLC, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a $78,000,000 firm-
fixed-price contract for information security support services. This contract provides for
proactive support of the foundational pillars of this requirement, which are cybersecurity
improvement initiatives and cybersecurity support. Work will be performed at Joint Base San
Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Additional on-site support locations may include Joint Base
Langley-Eustis, Va.; Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Randolph AFB, Texas;
and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. Work is expected to be completed June 28, 2025. This award
is the result of a competitive acquisition with 24 offers received.  Fiscal 2020 operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $3,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base San Antonio-
Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA7037-20-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 06/24/20)

Contract: Compunetix, $9.6M
Compunetix Inc., Monroeville, Pa., has been awarded a $9,600,000 firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for equipment to upgrade mission control
rooms (MCR) at the Ridley Mission Control Center, the Birk Flight Test Facility and MCRs at
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Work will be performed at Edwards AFB, Calif; and Eglin AFB,
and is expected to be completed June 30, 2025. This award is the result of a sole-source
acquisition. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of
$50,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Edwards AFB, is
the contracting activity (FA9302-20-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 06/23/20)

Contract: General Dynamics, $27.7M
General Dynamics Information Technology, Westwood, Mass., has been awarded a
$27,686,482 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to task order FA8051-18-F-0045 to
support the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC) in procurement of professional
information technology services for AFCEC's Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative.  This
modification provides for the full funding of Option Year One. Work will be performed in
Panama City Beach, Fla., as well as various locations worldwide, and is expected to be
completed Aug. 19, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the full amount
are being obligated at the time of award. This modification brings the total cumulative face
value of this contract to $78,113,693. The 772d Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/19/20)

Contracts: multiple, $500M
NORTHCON Inc., Hayden, Ind. (FA4814-20-D-0005); Pro-Mark Services Inc., West Fargo, N.
D. (FA4814-20-D-0006); Danner Construction Co. Inc., Tampa, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0007);
ABBA Construction Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0008); Bay Area Building
Solutions, Tampa, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0009); HCR Construction Inc., Norcross, Ga.
(FA4814-20-D-0010); OAC Action Construction Corp., Miami, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0011);
Frazier Engineering, Melbourne, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0012); Benaka Inc., New Brunswick, N.
J. (FA4814-20-D-0013); RELYANT Global LLC, Maryville, Tenn. (FA4814-20-D-0014); Polu
Kai Services LLC, Falls Church, Va. (FA4814-20-D-0015); Nisou LGC JV LLC, Detroit, Mich.
(FA4814-20-D-0016); KMK Construction Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. (FA4814-20-D-0017);
Burgos Group LLC, Medford, N.J. (FA4814-20-D-0018); A&H-Ambica JV LLC, Livonia, Mich.
(FA4814-20-D-0019); P&S Construction Inc., Chelmsfor, Mass. (FA4814-20-D-0020);
Northstar Contracting Inc., Cleveland, Ohio (FA4814-20-D-0021); ESA South Inc.,
Cantonment, Fla. (FA4814-D-20-0022); and RUSH Construction Inc., Titusville, Fla.
(FA4814-D-20-0023), have been awarded a $500,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract for execution of a broad range of maintenance, repair and minor
construction projects affecting real property at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; and Avon Park
Air Force Range, Fla.. Work is expected to be completed June 16, 2027. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,500 will be obligated at the time of
award. The 6th Contracting Squadron, Tampa, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 06/17/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $16M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $16,026,098
modification (P00001) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0817 against previously
issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This order procures support to
manage diminishing manufacturing sources in support of the F-35 Program for the Air
Force, Navy and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth and is expected to be complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement
(Air Force) funds in the amount of $6,586,406; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy)
funds in the amount of $6,586,406; and non-DOD participant funds in the amount of
$2,853,286 will be obligated at time of award, of which $6,586,406 will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/17/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: CH2M Hill, $33M
CH2M Hill Constructors Inc., Englewood, Colo., is awarded a $33,097,127 modification on
firm-fixed-price task order N69450-20-F-0077 under a multiple award construction contract
for design build repairs of Building 633 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Work will be
performed in Pensacola and provides for the design build construction, alteration and repair
of Building 633 in order to return the building to full operation. Building 633 is approximately
117,000 square feet and is a historic federal facility with administrative spaces, classrooms
and an auditorium. Work is expected to be complete by September 2021. After the award of
this modification, the total task order value will be $34,095,501. The task order also
contains seven unexercised options, which will increase cumulative task order value to
$38,407,860 if exercised. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in
the amount of $33,097,127 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 (N62470-19-D-8024). (Source: DoD, 06/16/20)

Contract: Boeing, $24.6M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $24,570,275 definitized, fixed-price-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0011) to contract FA2103-18-C-0061 for
the B61-12 Life Extension Program. The contract modification is to definitize contract action
for Lot One and Lot Two. Work will be performed in Saint Charles, Mo., and is expected to
be completed Dec. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of
$72,091,114; and 2020 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $19,545,218 are
being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is
$148,572,879. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/12/20)

Contract: Scientific Systems, $9.6M
Scientific Systems Co. Inc., Woburn, Mass., is awarded a $9,575,556 cost-plus-fixed-fee
order (N68335-20-F-0006) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-
15-G-0030). This order provides for continuing improvement of the software development
processes to enhance cybersecurity and software safety for the Image Based Navigation for
Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Shipboard Landing
program in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle. This is a Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III for research and development performed under the
SBIR topic numbers N112-127, N03-025 and AF06-149. Work will be performed in Woburn
(95%); and Bedford, N.H. (5%), and is expected to be complete by June 2023. Fiscal 2020
research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds for $50,000 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 Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
06/12/20) Gulf Coast note: MQ-8 Fire Scouts are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.

Contract: Lockheed, $183.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$183,815,073 modification (P00096) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0003). This modification
incorporates additional operation, security and technical services in support of the F-35
Lightning II program for the Republic of Korea. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is
expected to be complete by January 2021. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of
$183,815,073 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, 06/12/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an
F-35 training center.

Contract: Boeing, $13M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $13,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the research and development for adaptive and
robust control for hypersonic engagement research effort. The five-year contract will
support research and development to comprehend and address impacts of complex flight
environments on advanced weapon systems. Work will be performed in St. Louis, and is
expected to be completed March 2025 for the initial task order. This award is the result of a
competitive acquisition and one offer was received.  Fiscal 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation funds in the amount of $760,000 are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8651-20-D-0036). (Source: DoD, 06/15/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $7.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., King of Prussia, Pa., has been awarded a $7,329,960 cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Operational Realtime
Combat Analysis (ORCA) Increment Two. This contract provides for enhancements to the
software package known as the JASSM ORCA Increment Two. Work will be performed in
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be complete by June 14, 2021. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance
funds in the amount of $3,299,806 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin, Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-
20-C-0007). (Source: DoD, 06/15/20)

Blue Angels show now four days
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The usual two-day Blue Angels air show at Pensacola Beach will be
expanded to four days because of social distancing guidelines caused by the coronavirus
pandemic. The shows will be July 8 to July 11, according to Santa Rosa Island Authority
spokeswoman Katie King. Usually tens of thousands of locals and tourists swarm Pensacola
Beach for a Friday dress rehearsal performance followed by a Saturday official show, but
this year's stretched out format will be done in the name of social distancing because of the
coronavirus pandemic. The plan is to have similar flight maneuvers each day from both the
Blue Angels and civilian aircraft to give the public additional chances to see the
performances. Other changes include expanding the show's footprint on the beach to allow
for viewers to spread out, and there will be no center focal point for the show. (Source:
Pensacola News Journal, 06/12/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $31M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$31,065,000 for a not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract modification (P00006) to previously
issued order 0097 against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification
provides supplier non-recurring engineering, development of design documentation and the
creation of modification instructions for the developmental test fleet in support of the Joint
Strike Fighter aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and non-Department of
Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif. (85%); and Fort
Worth (15%). These efforts will support service life extensions and enable the
developmental test fleet to maintain currency with delivered technology. Work is expected to
be complete by February 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation
(Navy) funds in the amount of $3,698,820; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,698,820 and non-DOD participant funds in
the amount of $1,602,360 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, 06/11/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: DRS, $120M
DRS Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla., is awarded a $120,009,046 not-to-exceed, cost-plus-
incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost undefinitized contract to provide non-recurring
engineering to design, develop, integrate and test engineering development models and
production representative models of weapons replaceable assemblies for the AN/AAQ-45
Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure system. Work will be performed in Dallas,
Texas (61%); San Diego, Calif. (31%); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (7%); and Melbourne (1%),
and is expected to be complete by June 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and
evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,497,884 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 (N00019-20-C-0041).
(Source: DoD, 06/11/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $368.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$368,194,942 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract modification (P00036) to previously
awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract
N00019-17-C-0001. This modification provides for the procurement of five F-35A Lightning
II lot 14 aircraft, one F-35B lot 14 combat aircrafts and associated red gear for the
government of Italy. It also authorizes the common capability scope of work at the Final
Assembly and Checkout Facility in Cameri, Italy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth
(35%); Cameri (28%); El Segundo, Calif. (15%); Warton, United Kingdom (8%); Orlando,
Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); various locations
within the continental U.S. (1.3%) and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.7%).
Work is expected to be complete by June 2023. Non-Department of Defense funds for
$184,429,857 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, 06/11/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an
F-35 training center.

Navy pilots killed in crash
DALLAS COUNTY, Ala. -- Two active-duty Navy pilots were killed in a plane crash in
Alabama Wednesday afternoon. Dallas County officials say that Navy Capt. Vincent Segars
and Navy Cmdr. Joshua Fuller died in the crash that happened just before 5 p.m. two miles
from Selma's Craig Field. Authorities say Segars and Fuller were flying from Jasper, Ala., to
Pensacola, Fla., on a Piper PA-32 civilian plane. According to the U.S. Navy website, Segars
was the Commanding Officer, Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station
Pensacola. (Sources: WEAR-TV, Alabam News Network, WSFA, 06/11/20)

1st SOW gets female commander
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — A 25-year Air Force officer became the first woman to take
command of the 1st Special Operations Wing in Monday ceremonies at Hurlburt Field,
headquarters of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The 1st Special
Operations Wing is the most-deployed wing in the Air Force, and as commander of the wing,
Col. Jocelyn J. Schermerhorn will also serve as the installation commander at Hurlburt Field.
Her selection as the 1st Special Operations Wing commander marks another milestone for
women in Air Force Special Operations Command. Last year, Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier
became the first female within AFSOC to be promoted to general. She served as AFSOC’s
director of operations until last month, when she became vice commander of the 19th Air
Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News,
06/08/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $18.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
an $18,670,070 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-20-C-0052) for the procurement of
maintenance and sustainment operations support for the Norway Italy Reprogramming
Laboratory systems and consumables in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the
governments of Norway and Italy. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and
is expected to be complete by December 2022. Non-Department of Defense participant
funds in the amount of $13,648,950 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 41 U.S. Code 253(c)(4). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/03/20)

First U.S.-built A220 takes off
MOBILE, Ala. - The first Airbus A220 built in the United States completed its maiden flight
Tuesday. Painted in the livery of Delta Air Lines, the news was posted on the Airbus Mobile
Facebook page. Airbus began building this jetliner partly on the A320 line in Mobile, and
partly at new facilities for the A220. Airbus began assembling A220s at the Mobile Aeroplex
last year. The Airbus campus has been building A320 series jetliners since 2015. Airbus
purchased majority ownership of the A220 programme, formerly known as CSeries, in 2018
from Bombardier, and opened a second assembly site in Mobile. Airbus also produces
A220s in Quebec, Canada. Airbus also recently started producing the first A220 for JetBlue
in the new A220 assembly line. (Sources: Facebook, FlightGlobal, 06/02/20)

Contract: Wickr, $35M
Wickr Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has been awarded a ceiling $35,000,000 firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Wickr-based recall, alert and messaging
(Wickr RAM) services. Wickr RAM services require an Air Force Cloud One and Air Force
Special Operations Command cloud certified fully managed service provider. This contract
provides Wickr RAM is a Department of Defense (DOD)-approved/Federal Information
Processing Standards certified application suite that provides end-to-end encrypted file,
video, chat, text and voice services for end-users. The application suite includes servers
that run in a DOD-approved cloud data center and client applications that run on
government issued, personal and temporary computers and mobile devices. Work will be
performed at the contractor's facility and is expected to be completed May 31, 2022. Fiscal
2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,700,000 are being obligated at
the time of award. Air Force Installation Contracting Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA0021-20-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 06/01/20)


MAY 2020

SpaceX launches in historic mission
NASA astronauts are heading to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years aboard
SpaceX's Dragon capsule, the maiden crewed flight of the innovative spacecraft. The
mission, which is sending Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station,
is a bold new venture for the space agency's plan to allow commercial companies to take its
astronauts into low-Earth orbit. They launched from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A at 3:
22 p.m. ET as they rode SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket toward a rendezvous with the station in
about 19 hours. On Wednesday, storms and a tornado warning upended a launch attempt,
with the veteran space shuttle astronauts suited up and strapped into the Dragon before
the mission was scrubbed. (Source: NPR, 05/3020)

Contract: ABBA Construction, $10.5M
ABBA Construction Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a $10,481,178 firm-fixed-price
contract for the multi-phase renovation of Hangar 68 Joint-Preflight Integration of Munitions
and Electronic Systems (J-PRIMES) test facility. Work will be performed on Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., and includes updated fire suppression systems, administrative and lab spaces,
HVAC, furniture, vestibule, and bathrooms. These projects are estimated to be completed
by May 2021. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the full
amount will be obligated at time of award. This award is the result of a competitive
acquisition and four offers were received.  Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is
the contracting activity (FA2823-20-R-0001). (Source: DoD, 05/29/20)

Contract: DynCorp Intnl, $8.8M
DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $8,774,725 modification (P00007)
to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract N61340-19-D-0905. This modification increases the flight hour capacity on
base year two of this contract by 1,100 flight hours per month, increasing the total flight
hours from 6,500 hours per month to 7,600 hours per month in support of the TH-57
aircraft. Work will be performed in Milton, Fla., and is expected to be complete by 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 Warfare Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/28/20)

Contract: Lockheed, $393.8M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $393,846,014
modification (P00008) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract N00019-19-D-0015. This modification increases the ceiling to produce and
deliver Ancillary Mission Equipment (AME)/Pilot Flight Equipment (PFE) and associated
AME/PFE initial spares in support of F-35 Lot 14 aircraft deliveries for the Navy, Air Force,
Marine Corps, non-Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales
customer's operational aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
complete by September 2023. No funds are obligated at time of award and 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, 05/27/20) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $16M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $15,989,488 cost-plus-
fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0817) against a previously-issued basic ordering agreement
N00019-19-G-0008. This order procures support to manage diminishing manufacturing
sources in support of the F-35 program for the Air Force, Navy and non-Department of
Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
complete by June 2020. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$6,545,775; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,545,774; and
non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $2,897,939 will be obligated at time of award,
$6,545,775 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, 05/25/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Navy base shooting terrorist related
NAVAL AIR STATION CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The dead suspect in Thursday's shooting
at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi was 20-year-old Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi,
according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the ongoing investigation. Alsahli
drove to an entrance at the naval station and shot a security forces member in the chest,
hitting the guard in her bulletproof vest and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries, according
to one of the sources. Alsahli then accelerated towards the gate entrance and crashed into
a barrier. After exiting the vehicle, he began shooting, and was shot and killed by naval
security forces. Law enforcement bomb technicians cleared his body and vehicle, but found
no explosive devices. A preliminary law enforcement investigation into the shooter has
identified him as a U.S. resident born in Syria, and likely a supporter of Salafi-jihadist
ideology, according to one of the sources. Officials have identified various social media
accounts, which initial reports indicate are likely associated with the shooter, the source
said. Online postings by these accounts expressed support for ISIS and Al Qaeda, the
source said. FBI officials said earlier the shooting was terror-related. Authorities also said
there may be a second person of interest at large. (Sources: multiple, including CNN,
NBCNews, 05/21/20)

Shooter neutralized at Navy base
NAVAL AIR STATION CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Authorities Thursday morning responded
to an active shooter situation at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. The shooting
unfolded at about 6:15 a.m. local time when the suspect sped through a gate, activating
vehicle barriers which stopped the car, according to ABCNews, citing a defense official. The
driver then got out of the car and began shooting and was "neutralized," Navy officials said.
The base ordered all facilities to execute lockdown procedures before 6:45 am local time.
The Naval Base remained closed on Thursday morning as officials worked the scene.
(Sources: multiple, including the Independent, ABCNews, NBCNews, 05/21/20) This is the
second incident in less than a year at a Navy base that trains aviators. In December 2019
three sailors were shot dead by a Saudi officer who was training at the base. The gunman
was killed and has since been linked to the terrorist organization al Qaeda.

Two crashes leads to safety pause
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The commander of Eglin Air Force Base said the base will
take a “safety pause” on Thursday, after the crash of two fifth-generation fighter jets within
days of one another. An F-22 crashed on Eglin’s test and training range Friday morning
during a training flight. Four days later an F-35 crashed on the base’s air field. Both pilots
safely ejected without significant injuries. Brig. Gen. Scott Cain, commander of the 96th Test
Wing, said in a Facebook post Wednesday that the base needs to turn its attention to
improving safety.
He ordered commanders at all levels to conduct a “virtual safety day” Thursday, in reflection
of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cain also asked the wing’s safety office to prepare a
safety briefing to be used across the base. Cain said the investigations into both accidents
are still in their early phases. (source: Air Force Times, 05/20/20)

Contract: Rockwell, $11.9M
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded an $11,916,073 firm-fixed-
price and cost-reimbursable modification (P00101) to exercise the contractor logistics
support (CLS) and contractor logistics support performance based incentive options
previously awarded on contract FA8678-10-C-0058 to support the sustainment of the
Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) for upgrading the test and
evaluation instrumentation at Air Force, Navy and Army test ranges. The objective of the
CRIIS CLS is to provide repairs and sustainment management for the CRIIS equipment while
verifying sustainment system performance specification requirements. CLS will ensure
availability and maintainability of CRIIS equipment at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Edwards
AFB, Calif.; Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.;
Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev.; Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif.; and
Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, Calif. The contracting action is the result of a competitive
acquisition and two offers were received. Work will be performed at Rockwell Collins
facilities; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be completed by
May 31, 2025. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 Department of Defense Central Test and Evaluation
Investment Program research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of
$1,279,875 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the
contract is $340,594,567. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/20/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $10.5M
Raytheon Co., Keyport, Wash., is awarded a $10,480,184 modification to previously
awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract N61331-17-D-0001 to
exercise options for maintenance and support for the 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. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (65%);
Keyport, Wash. (30%); and Panama City, Fla. (5%). This option exercise extends the period
of performance and allows for continuing support including 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 is expected to be complete by
May 2021. 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,
05/20/20)

Contract: Multiple, $30M
A-VET/MGC JV LLC, Warner Robins, Ga. (N69450-20-D-0028); CYE Enterprises Inc.,
Jacksonville, Fla. (N69450-20-D-0029); and Pacific Tech Construction Inc., Kelso, Wash.
(N69450-20-D-0030), are awarded $30,000,000 for a design-build and design-bid-build,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award roofing construction contract for
projects located primarily within the Florida Panhandle area of responsibility managed by
the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast. Work will be performed in Pensacola,
Fla. (34%); Whiting Field, Fla. (33%); and Panama City, Fla. (33%), and primarily consists
of roof system replacements, repairs and maintenance of various types of existing low-slope
and steep slope roofing. This includes but not be limited to: modified bitumen; built-up;
metal roofing; waterproof roof coatings; asphalt shingles; roof systems flashings and
drainage components; and abatement and handling of hazardous/regulated materials
(including and not limited to asbestos, lead paint, mold remediation and polychlorinated
biphenyl). Single ply roof systems, slate roofing systems and tile roof systems may be
included. Projects can be based on design-build, modified design-build or full plans and
specifications format. Work is expected to be complete by January 2021. The maximum
dollar value for the five-year ordering period for all three contracts combined is
$30,000,000. A-VET/MGC JV LLC is awarded the initial task order at $194,733 for Building
3748 roof replacement located at Corry Station, Pensacola, Fla. The term of the contract is
not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of April 2025. Fiscal 2020
operations and maintenance (Navy) (O&M, N) contract funds in the amount of $196,733 are
obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task
orders will be primarily funded by O&M, N. This contract was competitively procured via the
Federal Business Opportunities website, and nine proposals were received. These three
contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded
contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/20/20)

F-35 crashes, pilot OK
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - For the second time in four days a fifth-generation fighter
jet has crashed at Eglin Air Force Base. An F-35A assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron
crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a media release. The pilot
ejected and was taken to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin, and was released early
Wednesday morning, according to 1st Lt. Savannah Stephens, a spokeswoman for the 33rd
Fighter Wing at Eglin. The pilot was participating in a routine night training sortie, according
to the release. (Sources: Air Force Times, Business Insider, 05/20/20) Previous

Contract: Applied Systems, $10.6M
Applied Systems Engineering Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded a $10,600,000 modification on
an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order N001781-70-D-2053 for additional
quantities of Advanced Tactical Navigation units as well as various upgrades, repairs and
associated support. Work will be performed in Niceville and is expected to be complete by
April 2022. This modification raises the contract ceiling to $22,259,073. This modification is
being awarded on a sole-source basis in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation
6.302-2, Unusual and Compelling Urgency (see 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(2)). No funds are
being obligated at the time of award, and will be obligated on individual orders as they are
issued. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/19/20)

Contract: Ventech, $99M
Ventech Inc., Largo, Md., has been awarded a $99,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for performance of the Base Level Software Support V
contract. This contract provides for purchasing of commercial software, software
maintenance and bundled maintenance, filing purchases and license information database
operations and maintenance, report generation and general support to address software,
documentation and licensing issues. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
and is expected to be completed May 30, 2030. The period of performance for this services
contract is for a five year base period with one five year option. This award is the result of
competitive acquisition and 18 offers were received. Fiscal 2020 research, development,
test and evaluation funds in the amount of $106,723 will be obligated at the time of award.
Air Force Testing Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2486-20-
D-0009). (Source: DoD, 05/19/20)

A220 assembly line opens
Airbus in Mobile, Ala., has officially inaugurated production activities in a newly-built 270,000
square-foot Final Assembly Line hangar. The new hangar, where both A220-100 and A220-
300 aircraft can be assembled, took 18 months to build. It houses five primary assembly
stations where major airframe component assemblies come together for a completed aircraft
in a flowline process. Airbus actually began producing its first A220 aircraft, for Delta, in
Mobile in August 2019 using space in an existing A320 Final Assembly Line hangar, and
newly built support hangars. With the completion of the new hangar, the Airbus production
site in Alabama has now officially doubled in size. Airbus also welcomed the first component
assemblies destined to become an A220 for JetBlue into the new hangar. JetBlue will be the
second customer served by the Mobile team, with its first U.S.-made A220 scheduled for
delivery in Q4 2020. “The team is excited to start working in their new facility and to welcome
a new customer. It’s a strong endorsement from JetBlue in this challenging time,” said Paul
Gaskell, president of A220 USA and Head of A220 Program in Mobile.(Source: Airbus,
05/19/20)

FBI gets into terrorist's phone
The Saudi trainee who killed three American sailors and wounded several others in a terror
attack last year at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., was in touch with al Qaeda in the
Arabian Peninsulat before the attack and, in fact, well before coming to Pensacola. U.S.
investigators uncovered the al Qaeda connection after the FBI broke through the encryption
protecting the Saudi attacker's iPhones. The information was highlighted by Attorney
General William Barr at a news conference Monday. The terrorist, a lieutennt in the Royal
Saudi Air Force who was training to be a pilot, was killed by law enforcement during the
attack. Saudi flight students were grounded after the attack, but resumed in February.
Investigators had been stymied by Apple's refusal to help investigators gain access to the
terrorist's phone. The government has complained that stronger encryption, without the
ability of law enforcement to get court-ordered access to data, endangers the public.
(Source: GCAC, 05/18/20)

Contract: PAE Aviation, $158M
PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Arlington, Va., has been awarded a
$157,990,274 firm-fixed-price and cost reimbursable contract for performance of the Eglin
backshop maintenance services contract. This contract provides for support for repair,
maintenance and modification of F-15, F-16, UH1N, C-130 and other required aircraft,
including maintaining support equipment and providing crash recovery services. Work will
be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The period of performance includes a 30-day
transition period, a one-year base year with six one-year options and an option to extend
services for six months. This award is the result of a full and open competitive acquisition
and six offers were received. Fiscal 2020 research, test, development and evaluation funds
in the amount of $7,098,853 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2486-20-C-0003). (Source: DoD,
05/15/20)

Contract: Vectrus Systems, $17.4M
Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $17,382,577 firm-
fixed-price modification (A00072) to contract FA3002-17-C-0001 for base operations
support services at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Work will be performed at Keesler AFB
and is expected to be completed May 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance
funds in the amount of $17,365,577 are being obligated at the time of award. Total
cumulative face value of the contract is $78,311,850. The 81st Contracting Squadron,
Keesler AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/15/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $17.4M
Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $17,354,159 firm-fixed-
price modification (P00024) to contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for the Advanced Medium
Range Air-to-Air Missile program. This modification provides for procurement of two new
final assembly test sets and upgrade of two existing final assembly test sets.  Work will be
performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2023. This
contract involves unclassified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Australia, Indonesia, Japan,
Poland, Qatar, Spain and Romania. Fiscal 2019 missile procurement (Air Force) funds in
the amount of $4,589,102; fiscal 2018 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$9,928,382; and FMS funds in the amount of $2,836,675 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, 05/15/20)

F-22 crashes at Eglin, pilot ejects
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — An F-22 fighter jet with the 43rd Fighter Squadron
crashed shortly after 9 a.m. Friday on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation. The pilot
ejected from the aircraft and was taken to the Eglin hospital, according to Ilka Cole, chief of
media operations for the Eglin host unit, 96th Test Wing. The plane went down 12 miles
northeast of the main part of the base in a remote part of the Eglin reservation, according to
Cole. The Eglin reservation covers hundreds of thousands of acres across Northwest
Florida. The F-22 Raptor was on a routine training mission at the time, according to Cole.
The plane was not part of a flyover scheduled for Friday morning to honor first responders
and hospital personnel in Bay and Gulf counties for their work in the battle against COVID-
19. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/15/20)

NASA resumes work to test SLS core
NASA resumed Green Run testing activities this week on the first flight stage of its Space
Launch System (SLS) rocket, with the return of limited crews to perform work at Stennis
Space Center (SSC), Miss. Stennis moved to Stage 4 on March 20, with only personnel
needed to perform mission-essential activities related to the safety and security of the
center allowed on site. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and its
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which are building SLS, also are in Stage 4. Re-
establishing, or “waking up,” the SSC B-2 Test Stand systems in the days ahead includes
restoring facility power and controls, as well as ensuring pressurized gas systems are at
proper levels for SLS operators to proceed with testing activities. According to Julie Bassler,
SLS stages project manager responsible for the core stage work at SSC, Michoud and
Marshall, Marshall also is resuming critical flight software and hardware testing. SSC plans
for 30 days of limited crew activity on site in anticipation of the center’s transition from Stage
4 to Stage 3. Once that transition occurs, increases to on-site work will continue slowly. The
focus then will shift to preparing for the avionics power-up test – the next in a series of core
stage Green Run testing milestones. According to Robinson, it’s too early to calculate a
precise schedule for the various test milestones. Green Run represents the first top-to-
bottom integrated test of all flight core stage systems prior to its maiden Artemis I flight. All
testing will be conducted on the B-2 Test Stand in the coming months and will culminate with
an eight-minute, full-duration hot fire of the core stage with its four RS-25 engines, as
during an actual launch. (Source: NASA, 05/14/20)

Aerospace company won't reopen
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, the former Star Aviation, is closing down and will not
reopen after the COVID-19 epidemic, resulting in the loss of about 80 jobs. The company
launched in Mobile in 1999 and was acquired by Carlisle in 2016. Star specialized in in-flight
entertainment and connectivity. In 2015, Star announced plans to invest $2.35 million to
build a new manufacturing space at Brookley, adding 24,000 square feet and as many as
50 jobs to the 18,000 square feet and 85 employees it already had there. At the time, the
company also employed about 45 people in Seattle. Scott Selbach, general counsel for
Carlisle Companies Inc., confirmed Tuesday that the company was shutting down the former
Star Aviation facility in what expected to be a permanent move. The last day of
manufacturing will be May 29, he said. (Source: al.com, 05/13/20)

Contract: UTC, $10.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a
$10,648,976 modification (P00022) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract
N00019-17-C-0020. This modification procures one low rate initial production Lot 11 afloat
spares package kit for the Marine Corps in support of the F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft
program. Work will be performed in East Hartford (20%); Indianapolis, Ind. (17%); Windsor
Lock, Conn. (16%); North Berwick, Maine (14%); Midland, Ga. (7%); Middleton, Conn. (7%);
Rockford, Ill. (7%); Phoenix, Ariz. (6%); Bristol, United Kingdom (5%); and Santa Isabel,
Israel (1%). Work is expected to be complete by September 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft
procurement (Navy) funds for $10,648,976 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, 05/12/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $49.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $49,856,351 cost-plus-fixed-fee
modification (P00004) to contract FA8682-19-C-0008 to procure additional equipment and
tooling needed to increase Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile production. Work will be
performed in Orlando and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2023. This award is the
result of sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 missile 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, 05/07/20)

Contract: CAE USA, $11.2M
CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded an $11,157,134 firm-fixed-price contract for
advanced helicopter flight training support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with
seven received. Work will be performed at Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion
date of May 15, 2027. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount
of $11,157,134 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation
Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W9124G-20-C-0008).
(Source: DoD, 05/05/20)

Airbus laying off 14 subcontractors
Airbus is laying off 14 subcontractors in the coming weeks at its engineering center in
Mobile, Ala., a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aerospace industry.
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury had previously said Airbus plans to “right-size” business
during a sharp downturn from the pandemic, which he clled the “gravest crisis” in the history
of the aerospace industry. Kristi Tucker, a spokeswoman for Airbus in Mobile, said the
company had to assess the impact of the virus on engineering services and support. She
said after the layoff there will be a staff of 185 engineers and support staff at the Mobile
Engineering Center. (Source: al.com, 05/01/20) In addition to the engineering center, Airbus
has an assembly line for A320 nd A220 jetliners in Mobile, and some 1,000 employees.
Previous

Airbus reopens in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus has resumed production at its manufacturing facility in Mobile after a
three-week pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airbus Mobile Final Assembly Line
General Manager Daryl Taylor posted on Facebook Wednesday, writing "We’re back! A
great day today as Team Mobile restarted production across our work-site following a 3-
week pause! We're welcoming back our Red and Blue production shifts, and it's good to see
everyone dive back into production after a full 'back to work' orientation. Our Green shift will
return on Friday, and of course some of our team mates will continue to work remotely to
help promote physical distancing." Airbus builds the A320 and A220 jetliners at its Mobile
campus. (Source: GCAC, 05/01/20)


APRIL 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $129.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$129,189,887 modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order N00019-19-F-2512 against
previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification procures
the kits required for modification and retrofit activities of delivered Air Force and
government of Norway F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed
in Nashua, N.H. (85%); Fort Worth, Texas (14%); and Baltimore, Md. (1%). Work is expected
to be complete by April 2025.  Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the
amount of $107,814,159; and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participant funds in the
amount of $21,375,728 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($107,814,159;
83%); and non-DOD participants ($21,375,728; 17%). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/30/20) Gulf Coast
note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $89.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $89,521,608 cost-plus-fixed-fee
order (N00019-20-F-0571) against basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0008. This
order provides program management, nonrecurring engineering, recurring engineering, site
support and touch labor in support of modification and retrofit activities for delivered F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft air systems for the 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, Texas, and is expected to be complete by
December 2020. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of
$33,909,821; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,817,018;
non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $18,707,572; and FMS funds in the amount of
$13,087,196 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($33,909,821; 37.9%);
Marine Corps (16,993,891; 18.9%); the Navy ($6,823,127; 7.7%); non-DOD participants
($18,707,572; 20.9%); and FMS customers ($13,087,196; 14.6%). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/30/20) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and
reprogramming labs.

Contract: Raytheon, $15.6M
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $15,598,152 firm-fixed
price contract modification (P00023) to contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for the Advanced
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile program obsolescence.  This modification provides for a
life of type procurement of known obsolete components in support of production and
sustainment through the program of record. Work will be performed in Tucson and is
expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2025. This contract involves unclassified Foreign
Military Sales (FMS) to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Qatar, Romania and Spain.
Fiscal 2019 missile procurement funds (Air Force) in the amount of $4,574,526; fiscal 2019
weapons procurement funds (Navy) in the amount of $4,978,960; and FMS funds in the
amount of $6,044,666 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,
04/30/20)

Contract: Raytheon, $32.8M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $32,780,869
fixed-price-incentive-fee, undefinitized contract action for StormBreaker Lot 6 Contract Line
Identification Number 6001 - All Up Round (AUR); Simmonds Precision Product and multicut.
This contract provides for Simmonds Precision Product and multicut material and labor for
parts used in a StormBreaker AUR. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
completed by Nov. 21, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal
2020 missile procurement funds in the amount of $6,612,745 are being obligated at the time
of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8672-20-C-0005). (Awarded April 28, 2020) (Source: DoD, 04/29/20)

Captain relieved of command
Navy Capt. Nate Schneider, who commanded the school that develops aviation technical
training, was removed from his job Tuesday as commander of the Center for Naval Aviation
Technical Training in Pensacola, Fla. Schneider's relief was carried out by Rear Adm. Kyle
Cozad, the head of Naval Education and Training Command. Following an investigation
Cozad lost confidence in Schneider's ability to lead, according to Cmdr. James Stockman, a
spokesman for Naval Education and Training Command. The investigation into unspecified
allegations was completed a couple of weeks ago, he said. Schneider enlisted in the Navy in
1981 and later became an officer through the Enlisted Commissioning Program, his official
bio says. He assumed command of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in
November 2018. Capt. Bryant Hepstall, the center’s executive officer, has now taken
command. (Sources: military.com, taskandpurpose.com, 04/28/20)

Blue Angels to tour with Thunderbirds
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)
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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)