DECEMBER 2018

Pensacola moving ahead on hangar
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The city of Pensacola is moving ahead with the design of the next
hangar of the ST Engineering campus, although full funding for the four-year project is still
pending, according to Mayor Grover Robinson. Lining up the remaining funding for the $210
million project to expand ST Engineering's maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at the
Pensacola International Airport has become the top priority of Robinson's administration
since taking office a month ago. The expanded facility is expected to bring in an additional
1,325 jobs and will consist of three additional hangars similar to the one that opened in June,
as well as an office, warehouse and shop buildings at the airport. Robinson said at his
weekly press conference Monday that the city would begin design of the first new hangar
known as Hangar 2. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 12/28/18)

Contract: UTC, $230.1M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $230,144,942 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract. This
contract provides for testing support for the F-35 Lightning II Propulsion System Block 4
Flight Test Program for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the non-U.S. Department of
Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants. Support to be provided includes technical engineering,
flight test support, special tooling and test equipment, flight test spare and repair parts. Work
will be performed at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. (35 percent); and Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif. (33 percent); and in East Hartford (32 percent), and is expected to be
completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy
and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $20,000,000 are being obligated at time of award,
none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not
competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). This contract combines
purchase for the Navy ($45,760,870; 20 percent); Marine Corps ($45,760,870; 20 percent);
Air Force ($91,521,740; 40 percent); and the non-U.S. DoD participants ($47,101,463; 20
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting
activity (N00019-19-C-0007). (Source: DoD, 12/28/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Boeing, $75M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a not-to-exceed $75,000,000 for undefinitized,
fixed-price-incentive-firm-target modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price
contract (N00019-18-C-1046).  This modification provides for non-recurring engineering in
support of the incorporation of the initial Block III capability for the production of F/A-18E/F
and EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis (62 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (33
percent); Mesa, Ariz. (3 percent) and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (2 percent), and is expected to
be completed in March 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$35,000,000 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, 12/28/18)

Contract: Boeing, $11.3M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded an $11,256,951 modification (FA8681-14-
D-0028-001709) to contract FA8681-14-D-0028-0017 for high rate compact telemetry units
(HCTMs) and long laser wire harnesses. This modification provides for the exercise of
options for an additional quantity of 269 encrypted HCTMs, 30 unencrypted HCTMs, and 50
long laser wire harnesses being produced under the delivery order. Work will be performed
in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by November 2020. Fiscal 2017 special
defense acquisition funds; fiscal 2011 foreign military sales funds; fiscal 2018 research,
development, test and evaluation funds; and fiscal 2018 other procurement funds are
funding the contract. This modification involves foreign military sales to the Kingdom of
Bahrain. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $33,578,408. Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contract activity. (Awarded Dec. 18,
2018) (Source: DoD, 12/28/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $712.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$712,482,210 for cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2474
against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the
development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3
(TR3) System. Efforts include the design of the TR3 System through full flightworthy
certification, production readiness review, and fleet release to support low-rate initial
production Lot 15 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation
(Navy and Marine Corps); and non-U.S. Department of Defense participant (non-U.S. DoD)
funding in the amount of $207,144,167 will be obligated at time of award, $13,000,000 of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order combines
purchases for the Marine Corps ($27,046,506; 32 percent); Navy ($24,500,000; 29 percent);
and non-U.S. DoD participants ($32,506,142; 39 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/27/18)

Contract: Boeing, $14.4M
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded an estimated amount of
$14,446,683, Option Three modification (P00013) to contract FA8105-16-D-0002 for KC-
135 engineering services for sustainment. The contract modification provides for recurring
engineering services for sustainment of the KC-135 aircraft. Work will be performed in
Oklahoma City; San Antonio, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and is
expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds
are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is
estimated $70,901,530. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base,
Okla., is the contracting activity. Contract was awarded Dec. 20, 2018. (Source: DoD,
12/21/18)

Contract: BAE, $12.4M
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Md., has been awarded a
$12,392,102 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification
(P00002) to contract FA8109-18-D-0005 to exercise Option One. The contract modification
extends the contract term for an additional 12 months in order to continue providing
diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS) support for Air Force
and non-Air Force users supporting the Air Force, to proactively reduce mission capability
impacts to improve logistics support and weapon system sustainability. This effort will help
assure all required parts and materials supporting Air Force-managed weapon systems are
available within acceptable production lead times and will reduce the overall cost of
ownership of the weapon systems by facilitating economical DMSMS resolutions costs,
reducing the number of reactive solutions, minimizing any delays in organic depot-level
repair, as well as contractor repair, and by improving weapon system availability. Work will
be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; and Tinker Air Force
Base, Okla., with some work performed at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The work is expected to
be completed by June 20, 2021. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 consolidated sustainment activity
group engineering funds will be obligated on any individual task orders issued during the
option one performance period. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $24,778,204.
Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 12/21/18)

Contract: Boeing, $76.6M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $76,581,676 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-
price contract for the design, fabrication, installation, test and delivery of two F/A-18E
Tactical Operational Flight trainers and two F/A-18E low cost trainers for the government of
Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in St. Louis
(50 percent); New Orleans, La. (30 percent); and Kuwait City, Kuwait (20 percent), and is
expected to be completed in February 2022. FMS funds in the amount of $20,490,233 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 Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting
activity (N6134019C0005). (Source: DoD, 12/21/18)

Contract: DMR, $9.4M
DMR Consulting Inc,* Panama City Beach, Fla., is being awarded a $9,426,737 firm-fixed–
price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for depot level repair, overhaul, and
modification for the MK-105 magnetic minesweeping gear. This contract supports the depot
level repair and maintenance of the MK105 magnetic minesweeping gear. The MK105
Magnetic Influence Minesweeping system, better known as the “sled”, is a high speed
catamaran hydrofoil platform which is towed behind the MH-53E helicopter and is used to
sweep magnetic influence mines. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would
bring the cumulative value to $48,318,732. Work will be performed in Panama City, and is
expected to be completed by December 2019. This contract was competitively procured via
the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface
Warfare Center Panama City Division is the contracting activity. (N61331-19-D-0002)
(Source: DoD, 12/21/18)

Contract: Multiple, $168M
Systems Studies & Simulation Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (W911S0-19-D-0007); Yorktown Systems
Group Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (W911S0-19-D-0001); Summit Technologies Inc., Pensacola, Fla.
(W911S0-19-D-0002); Cognition LLC, Panama City, Fla. (W911S0-19-D-0003); Beshenich
Muir & Associates LLC, Leavenworth, Kan. (W911S0-19-D-0004); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.,
McLean, Va. (W911S0-19-D-0005); and Janus Research Group Inc., Appling, Ga. (W911S0-
19-D-0006), will compete for each order of the $168,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for
training strategies, concepts, and products. Bids were solicited via the internet with 29
received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated
completion date of Dec. 30, 2023. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command,
Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/20/18)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $218.7M
Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is awarded a $218,747,254 firm-fixed-price
undefinitized contract action to provide intermediate and depot level maintenance and
related logistics support for in-service T-45 F405-RR-401 Adour engines.  Work will be
performed in Meridian, Miss. (44 percent); Kingsville, Texas (44 percent); Pensacola, Fla.
(11 percent); and Patuxent River, Md. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in
December 2019. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.  Funds will be obligated on
individual orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant
to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division,
Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61340-19-D-0004). (Source: DoD, 12/20/18)

Contract: General Dynamics, $45.2M
General Dynamics One Source LLC, Fairfax, Va., is awarded $45,235,426 for cost-plus-fixed-
fee, firm-fixed-price order N6833519F0054 against a previously issued General Services
Administration, Government Wide Acquisition contract (GS00Q09BGD0030). This order
provides a range of knowledge based and information technology support services such as
program management, enterprise architecture, emerging capabilities and requirements
implementation, life cycle management, operations and maintenance, enterprise data
management, service desk, and training in accordance with Department of Defense and U.S.
Cyber Command security standards and mandates in support of the joint strike fighter
aircraft. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va. (72 percent); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
(7 percent); Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (5 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (4 percent); Wright
Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (3 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (3 percent); China Lake,
Calif. (3 percent); Point Mugu, Calif. (1 percent); Lakehurst, N.J. (1 percent); and Hill Air
Force Base, Utah (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal 2019
aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $6,500,000 will be obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This order was competitively
procured via an electronic request for proposal; two offers were received. The Naval Air
Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 12/20/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $22.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$22,138,342 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-
12-C-0070) that provides sovereign data merge capabilities that ensure the integrity and
protection of country unique data of participants that use the Autonomic Logistics
Information systems in support of the F-35 program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth
and is expected to be completed in November 2019. Foreign military sales funds in the
amount of $12,700,000 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, 12/20/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $99.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $99,254,206
undefinitized contract to procure equipment and tooling needed to increase Joint Air-to-
Surface Standoff Missile/Long Range Anti-Ship Missile production to a maximum rate where
installation is required during the construction phase of the new facility.  Work will be
performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2022.  This award is the
result of sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-19-C-0008). (Source: DoD, 12/19/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $141.4M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $141,447,329 firm-fixed-price
contract (FA8672-19-C-0010) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA8672-
10-C-0002 for Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II. The contractor will provide low-rate initial
production for 1,260 SDB II Lot Five munitions, 389 single-weapon containers, 344 dual-
weapon containers, 20 production reliability incentive demonstration effort captive vehicles,
20 production reliability incentive demonstration effort tests, 36 weapon load crew
trainers/conventional munitions maintenance trainers and data. Work will be performed in
Tucson and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022.  This award is the result of a
sole-source acquisition resulting from follow-on to competition. Fiscal 2019 missile
procurement funds in the amount of $141,447,329 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, 12/18/18)

SLS tank Huntsville-bound
NEW ORLEANS — NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Ala., for
testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon. The 149-foot-long tank, which
weighs more than 100,000 pounds and is the largest ever built here, is part of the Space
Launch System. The tank moved Friday from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New
Orleans is a test model that won't actually be launched. It was moved out of the factory to the
barge Pegasus. It will travel up river to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, where
it will undergo tests designed to mimic the conditions of traveling into space.The tank holds
537,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen that along with liquid oxygen will help propel the rocket
and its cargo into space. (Sources: AP vi WDRB, WWLTV, 12/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $10.3M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $10,302,132
modification (P00001) to contract FA8682-19-C-0010 for Lot Two production of three Long
Range Anti-Ship Missiles. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be
completed by Feb. 28, 2020. The award is the result of sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018
research, development, test and evaluation funds will fund the contract. Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
12/14/18)

Contract: Boeing, $82.4M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a $92,361,661 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price,
cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Phase 1 integrated logistics support for 22 F/A-18E and 6
F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft in support of the government of Kuwait under the Foreign
Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in St. Louis (85 percent); Fort Walton Beach,
Fla. (8 percent); New Orleans (5.5 percent); China Lake, Calif. (.5 percent); Patuxent River,
Md. (.5 percent); and Gulfport, Miss. (.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
December 2020.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $38,792,947 will be obligated
at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0033). (Source: DoD,
12/13/18)

Contract: Boeing, $11.7M
The Boeing Co., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been awarded an $11,746,605, cost-plus-
fixed-fee modification (P00014) to exercise Option Three of contract FA8509-16-C-0001 for
the integrated sustainment support of the AC-130U gunships. This modification provides for
the continuation of services for the development, modification, sustainment, and
maintenance of the AC-130U gunship. Work will be performed at Fort Walton Beach and
deployed locations in Afghanistan and Kuwait, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31,
2019 for the negotiated option. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is
incrementally funded. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of
$6,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the
contract modification is $11,746,605. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air
Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/13/18)

NASA awards contract
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA has selected Four Inc. of Herndon, Va., to provide
new products, renewals and cloud services to NASA customers for purchase when needed.
The total not-to-exceed value of the contract is approximately $9.6 million. The firm-fixed
price Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurements (SEWP) Catalog has a performance
period consisting of a one-year base period with two one-year option periods. The SEWP
Catalog is available for use by all NASA centers and associated facilities through December
31, 2021, if all options are exercised. The contract will be administered by the NASA Shared
Services Center (NSSC) at Stennis Space Center (SSC). The NSSC performs selected
business activities for all NASA centers. (Source: NASA/SSC, 12/12/18)

Airport hits milestone
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) celebrated having a million
passengers in the calendar year and handed out balloons and cupcakes to everyone
aboard a Delta flight from Atlanta to mark the milestone. This is the first time the airport has
reached the milestone.The airport had just 300,000 passengers when it started in 2010.
Originally, there had been talk Hurricane Michael, which hit in October, might keep the
airport from reaching the milestone. (Source: News Herald, 12/11/18)

Airbus delivers 100th jetliner
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s U.S. Manufacturing
Facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was
delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features two horses, Meadow and West, on its
tailplane. Airbus’ Mobile facility is delivering four A320 series aircraft per month and has
delivered to eight U.S.-based customers so far, including Air Lease Corporation, Allegiant
Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways
and Spirit Airlines. Airbus has three other A320 production facilities in Hamburg, Germany;
Tianjin, China; and Toulouse, France. (Source: Airbus, 12/11/18)

Contract: Arete. $17M
Aretè Associates Inc., Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $17,083,516 modification to a
previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-18-D-0012) to
exercise an option for coastal battlefield reconnaissance and analysis (COBRA) systems.
Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (35 percent); Destin, Fla. (35 percent); and Santa
Rosa, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2021. No funding will be
obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as delivery orders are issued. The
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 12/10/18)

AF: Rebuild Tyndall for F-35As
WASHINGTON - Following Hurricane Michael’s devastation of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.,
the service is now recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the
base for up to three squadrons of fifth-generation F-35A fighters. The preliminary evaluation
confirms Tyndall can accommodate the three squadrons. The operational squadrons of F-22
Raptors, formerly at Tyndall, can be accommodated at bases in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia
and would allow for an increase in squadron size from 21 to 24 aircraft. If approved and
funded, F-35s could be based at Tyndall in 2023. The Air Force will conduct a formal
process to determine the best location for the F-22 training squadron currently displaced to
Eglin AFB, Fla. (Source: Secretary of the Air Force 12/07/18)

Contract: L3 Vertex, $21.8M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC., Madison, Miss., was awarded a $21,845,138
modification (P00035) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, labor
hour, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0007). This modification
increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance to provide contractor logistics
services and materials for organizational and depot-level services required to support and
maintain the TH-57 fleet. Work will be performed in Milton, Fla., and is expected to be
completed in January 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be
obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center
Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/06/18)

New tanker battle looming
In an opening salvo of a future aerial tanker battle, Europe's Airbus is teaming up with U.S.-
based Lockheed Martin to develop tankers to meet the U.S. military's growing demand.
Tuesday's announcement of the memorandum of agreement between the two aerospace
giants comes eight years after Airbus lost an Air Force tanker battle to rival Boeing. In that
battle, Airbus teamed with Northrop Grumman, then went it alone after Northrop dropped out.
Airbus initially won the contest to build the tankers in Mobile, Ala., but following a Boeing
protest the contract went to Boeing. Now Airbus will work with Lockheed and go after the next
possible aircraft and refueling service orders. The U.S. Air Force, which wants to ultimately
replace its entire fleet of over 400 tankers, is examining ways to meet growing demand for
aerial refueling with possible fee-for-service arrangements, purchases of hundreds of
additional aircraft, and the future development of a stealthy tanker. Senior executives from
Airbus and Lockheed agreed to jointly explore all those opportunities. Airbus has had
success selling its A330-based Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), which has been
selected by 12 countries. The aircraft is already refueling or capable of refueling most major
U.S. combat airplanes, including the stealthy F-35 fighter jet. Lockheed builds, among other
things, the F-35 and the C-130 transport plane that can also be used as a tanker. Boeing is
building 179 767-based tankers, called the KC-46A, for the U.S. Air Force under the contract
awarded in 2011. (Sources: Reuters, PRNewswire, 12/04/18) Although Airbus lost the tanker
competition, it built a plant in Mobile anyway to assemble the popular A320 series of jetliners.
Nearly 100 jetliners built in Mobile have been delivered. Mobile will also be getting a second
assembly line to build A220 passenger jets.

Contract: Raytheon, $18.9M
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded an $18,691,155
fixed-price incentive (firm-target), follow-on contract for High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile
targeting system contractor logistics support services. This contract provides depot repair
and sustaining engineering activities. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to
be completed by Nov. 30, 2019. The contract includes a one-year period of performance
with three one-year options. This contract award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $18,691,155 are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-19-C-0004). (Source: DoD, 11/30/18)

Contract: L3, $97.5M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$97,491,260 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor operated and maintained base supply of
the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft. Work will be
performed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.;
Columbus AFB, Miss.; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., with an expected completion
date of Nov. 30, 2019. This award for Option One is the result of a competitive acquisition
and three offers were received. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the
amount $48,288,767 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-18-C-0001).
(Source: DoD, 11/30/18)

Contract: UTC, $399.8M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $399,778,883 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm,
cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0010). This modification
provides for performance based logistics sustainment in support of the F-35 Lightning II
F135 propulsion system for the U.S Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Marine Corps; Non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DOD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.
This modification provides for maintenance of support equipment; common program
activities; unique and common base recurring sustainment; repair of repairable; field service
representatives; common replenishment spares; conventional take-off and landing/carrier
variant F135 unique maintenance services, and short take-off and landing F135 unique
services.  Work will be performed in East Hartford (73 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (18
percent); Camari, Italy (3 percent); Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Fla. (2 percent); Edwards
AFB, Calif. (1 percent); Hill AFB, Utah (1 percent); Luke AFB, Ariz. (1 percent); and Marine
Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in November
2019.  Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy), Non-U.
S. DOD participants and FMS funds in the amount of $399,778,883 are being obligated on
this award, $277,624,046, of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($142,300,541; 36 percent); U.S. Marine
Corps ($109,353,811; 27 percent); U.S. Navy ($25,969,694; 6 percent); non-U.S. DOD
participants ($90,987,493; 23 percent); and FMS customers ($31,167,344; 8 percent) under
the FMS Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 11/30/18)


NOVEMBER 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $18.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an
$18,497,196 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0129).  This modification
exercises the ordering period for the first option year and provides for emerging capabilities
and analysis systems engineering activities to include programmatic and logistics tasks that
will analyze the F-35 air system's ability to meet future operational requirements,
investigating cost and weight reduction program options, and conducting modeling and
simulation activities. Additional assessments may include such efforts as analyzing changes
to design life, operational readiness, reliability, and air system design and configuration.  
Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2019.  
No funds will be obligated at time of award.  Funds will be obligated on individual task orders
as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 11/29/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the
F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Scientific Research, $12M
Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, has been awarded an $11,966,292 firm-fixed-price
contract to exercise option one in previously awarded contract FA8617-17-C-6227 for T-6A
aircraft kit production and installation. Work will be performed at Columbus Air Force Base,
Miss.; Vance AFB, Okla.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas; Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., and Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas, and is expected to be
completed by Jan. 1, 2020. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of
$11,966,292 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8617-17-C-6227-
P00007). (Awarded Nov. 26, 2018). (Source: DoD, 11/29/18)

ALC takes delivery in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. - Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced
A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, will be
leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its
vertical tail and Sharklets. The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s
fleet. The airline has previously taken direct delivery of six A320neos from Airbus’s Mobile
production facility.ALC is the eighth U.S.-based customer to receive aircraft from Airbus’
Alabama-based A320 Family production facility. (Source: Airbus, 11/29/18)

Contract: Bell-Boeing, $20.5M
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $20,512,216 for modification
P00056 to increase the ceiling of a previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract
(N00019-09-D-0008) for additional Joint Performance Based Logistics support for the Marine
Corps MV-22 and the Air Force and Special Forces Operations Command CV-22 aircraft.  
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (46.6 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (41.4 percent);
Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 6.1 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (4.3 percent); and St. Louis, Mo.
(1.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2019.  No funding will be obligated
at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.  The Naval
Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
11/28/18)

UTC splits in three
United Technologies is breaking itself into three independent companies after sealing its $23
billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. The company's
announcement Monday was the latest by a sprawling industrial conglomerate deciding it will
be more efficient and focused as smaller, separate entities. The three companies will be
United Technologies, which will house its aerospace and defense industry supplier
businesses of Pratt and Whitney and Collins Aerospace Systems; Otis, the maker of
elevators, escalators and moving walkways; and the Carrier air conditioning and building
systems business. The separation is expected to be completed in 2020. (Source: AP via
Yahoo, Bloomberg, 11/27/18) Gulf Coast note: UTC has an operation in Foley, Ala.

Contract: Tetra Tech, $10.3M
Tetra Tech-Maytag Aircraft Corp., Pasadena, Calif., was awarded a $10,252,498
modification (0007 03) to contract W912DY-13-G-0010 for maintenance and minor
emergency repair of equipment and appurtenances. Work will be performed in Jacksonville,
Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Tallahassee, Fla.; Mayport, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; New Orleans;
Parris Island, S.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; Quantico, Va.; Albany, Ga.; Milton, Fla.; Andros Island,
the Bahamas; and Guantanamo, Cuba, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 15, 2019.
Fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds in the amount of $10,252,498 were obligated at
the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 11/20/18)

Contract: Northrop, $489.9M
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, has been awarded a $489,924,430
definitization and increase in scope fixed-price-incentive-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee
contract (FA8620-18-C-1000 PZ0004) for the Japan Global Hawk program. The contract
provides for: three RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30i air vehicles each containing an enhanced
integrated sensor suite payload, two ground control elements, spares and support
equipment, system engineering and program management tasks required to execute,
manage, control, and report on all program activities, and a site survey. Work will be
performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by Sept. 1, 2022. This contract
involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan and is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
This action will increase funding by $294,542,454 for a total of $425,012,030 in FMS
funding. FMS funding in the amount of $64,912,400 will be awarded as priced options to be
exercised as soon as Japan releases the remaining funds. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
11/19/18) Gulf Coast note: Fuselage work on Global Hawk variants is done in Moss Point,
Miss.

Tyndall repairs to take 3-5 years
The Air Force expects it will take three to five years to repair damage to Tyndall Air Force
Base, Fla., caused by Hurricane Michael. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said at the
Nov. 15 Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., that the October hurricane damaged 95
percent of the base's buildings. Missions will return to the base over the next three months,
including the Air Operations Center. Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., some 60 miles west of
Tyndall, has taken Tyndall's F-22 flying training unit including T-38 trainers. The Raptor
schoolhouse for pilots in training has also be moved to Eglin. All the F-22 Raptors that were
left behind during the storm have moved on to the bases where they will be housed until
their future destination is determined, Wilson said. The Air Force in recent weeks said it
would relocate its Tyndall F-22 fleet to Joint Base Langley-Eustice, Va, Joint Base Elmendorf-
Ricardson, Alaska, and Joint Base Pear Harbor-Hickham, Hawaii. (Sources: Inside Defense,
Military.com, 11/15/18)

Contract: EMR, $16.9M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded $16,897,000 for firm-fixed-price task order
N6945019F1000 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-
17-D-0507) for renovations to Colmer Dining Facility Building 367 at Naval Construction
Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.  Renovations include expansion of cold storage areas,
improvements to electrical and mechanical systems, updated parking and architectural
components.  In addition, a temporary kitchen facility composed of modular units will be
placed in service at a separate location.  The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision,
engineering, materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and transportation to perform all
work described in the request for proposal.   Work will be performed in Gulfport and is
expected to be completed by Nov. 2021.  Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy)
contract funds in the amount of $16,897,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year.  One proposal was received for this task order.  The Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 11/16/18)

Airport getting new hotel
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Northwest Beaches International Airport soon will have a new
addition when The St. Joe Company breaks ground in early 2019 on a 110- to 125-room
hotel on the airport grounds. The hotel, including a restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, will
be built adjacent to the now-closed covered parking facility on the north side of West Bay
Parkway, St. Joe President and CEO Jorge Gonzalez said Wednesday. The airport’s
passenger traffic was cited as the reason behind the hotel. In 2017, passenger traffic with
the airport’s four operating airlines surpassed 900,000 passengers for the first time at the
eight-year-old airport. The company hopes to open the new hotel in early 2020. (Source:
Panama City News Herald, 11/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $172.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., is awarded a $172,145,533 fixed-price incentive-fee
contract for long range anti-ship missiles (LRASMs) Lot 2 production. The contract allows for
the production of 50 LRASMs. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be
completed by Dec. 31, 2021. The award is the result of sole- source acquisition. Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8682-19-C-0010). (Source: DoD, 11/15/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $83.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
not-to-exceed value $83,100,000 undefinitized contract action. This contract provides for the
development, integration, certification, and testing of dual capable aircraft capability to
include hardware and software into the Air Force F-35A. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth (70 percent); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (29 percent); and St. Charles, Mo. (1
percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2024. Fiscal 2019 research,
development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funding in the amount of $24,630,000 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-0010).
(Source: DoD, 11/15/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $348.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$348,915,105 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide the infrastructure to support
developmental laboratory facilities and flight test activities in support of F-35 development,
production and sustainment. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (35
percent); Patuxent River, Md. (35 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is
expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and
evaluation (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); and non-Department of Defense (DOD)
participant funds in the amount of $177,042,349 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 ($70,932,017; 40 percent); Marine Corps ($35,466,009; 20 percent); Navy
($35,466,008; 20 percent) and non-DOD participants ($35,178,315; 20 percent). This
contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-
0004). (Source: DoD, 11/15/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-
35 integrated training center.

RS-25 rocket engine tested
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA conducted a full-power, full-duration 650-second
RS-25 engine test on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center today. Operators fired
development engine No. 0525 to a 113 percent thrust level for 60 seconds during the test,
the second time they have achieved the highest RS-25 power level. Engineers first fired
development engine No. 0528 to that level during a February test at Stennis. Four RS-25
engines will help power NASA's Space Launch System, supplying a combined 2 million
pounds of thrust and working in conjunction with a pair of solid rocket boosters to provide
more than 8 million pounds of thrust. RS-25 tests at Stennis are conducted by a combined
team of NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Syncom Space Services operators. Aerojet
Rocketdyne is the RS-25 prime contractor. Syncom Space Services is the prime contractor
for Stennis facilities and operations.(Source: NASA, 11/15/18)

HPM to build AA220 line, expand 320
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus today named HPM as its program manager for planning, design and
construction of its new A220 assembly line at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. HPM also will
be responsible for the expansion of Airbus' current facilities to accommodate the expected
increase in A320 series production. Construction on facilities for the A320 expansion and
new A220 production has begun, and construction for a main A220 flow line building is
expected to begin next year. A220 jetliner assembly is planned to start in 2019, using a
combination of the existing and expanded Airbus facilities at Brookley to enable the first
A220 delivery from Mobile to take place in 2020. A permanent production process will be
established upon completion of an A220 final assembly line building in 2020. HPM has
offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Auburn and Mobile, Ala., Atlanta, Dallas and Tampa. HPM
worked with Airbus in Mobile more than a decade ago with the Airbus Engineering Center. It
was also program manager for the A320 series production facility, which was completed in
2015. (Source: Airbus, 11/15/18) Previous: Report: HPM to build A220 line; Previous of
interest: Airbus tech school in the works

Contract: Lockheed, $22.7B
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a $22,712,874,822 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification to a previously
awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract
(N00019-17-C-0001) for 255 aircraft. This modification provides for the production and
delivery of 106 F-35 aircraft for the U.S. services (64 F-35As Air Force; 26 F-35Bs Marine
Corps; 16 F-35Cs Navy); 89 F-35s for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants (71 F-
35As, 18 F-35 Bs); and 60 F-35s for Foreign Military Sales customers (60 F-35As). The U.S.
aircraft quantities are for the Lot 12 program of record plus fiscal 2018/fiscal 2019 aircraft
quantity congressional adds. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (57 percent); El Segundo,
Calif. (14 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (9 percent); Cameri, Italy (4 percent); Orlando,
Fla. (4 percent); Nashua, N.H. (3 percent); Baltimore, Md. (3 percent); San Diego, Calif. (2
percent); Nagoya, Japan (2 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2
percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2023.  Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft
procurement funds (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy) in the amount of $3,505,522,468 (59
percent); non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $1,578,531,164 (26 percent); and
Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $916,667,000 (15 percent) for a total of
$6,000,720,632 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, 11/14/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the
F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $382M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is awarded a $382,000,000 not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-
price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, undefinitized contract that provides for the production and delivery
of eight MH-60R aircraft as well as associated systems engineering and program
management support.  Work will be performed in Owego (52 percent); Stratford, Conn. (40
percent); and Troy, Ala. (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2020.  
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $147,000,000 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations
6.302-1.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity
(N00019-19-C-0013). (Source: DoD, 11/14/18)

Contract: Kaman, $52M
Kaman Precision Products Inc., Orlando, Fla.; and Middletown, Conn., has been awarded a
$52,026,000 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to contract FA8681-18-C-0009 for the
Joint Programmable Fuzes. The contract modification is for the purchase of an additional
15,000 fuzes being produced under the basic contract.  Work will be performed in Orlando
and Middletown and is expected to be completed by June 1, 2020. Fiscal 2016, 2017 and
2018 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $52,026,000 are being obligated at
time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $225,422,234. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 11/14/18)  

Contract: L3, $35M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$35,000,000 firm-fixed- price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification to
contracts FA8106-17-D-0001 for contractor logistic support of the Air Force C-12 fleet. Work
will be performed in Madison; San Angelo, Texas; Okmulgee, Okla.;  Buenos Ares,
Argentina; Gaborone, Botswana; Brasilia, Brazil; Bogota, Columbia; Cairo, Egypt; Accra,
Ghana;  Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Budapest, Hungary; Joint Base Andrews, Md.; Nairobi,
Kenya; Rabat, Morocco; Manila, Philippines; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Bangkok, Thailand;
Ankara, Turkey; Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Joint Base Elmendorf-
Richardson, Alaska; and Yokota Air Base, Japan. Work is expected to be completed by Dec.
31, 2018. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $2,000,000 will be
obligated at the time of award. Total face value of obligated funds for this contract is
$30,913,890. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 11/14/18)

Ground broken for new terminal
LAFAYETTE, La. – There was a ceremonial groundbreaking at Lafayette Regional Airport
for a new terminal. The airport was constructed in the 1950’s and got a facelift in the 80’s,
but after a record number of passengers in 2017, the expansion was considered necessary.
Steven Picou, Executive Director of the airport, said the current terminal can’t be easily
expanded, and the new one will be built with the future in mind. It will be 110,000 square feet,
larger than the current 62,000 square foot terminal. Construction will take about two-and-a-
half years. (Source: KLFY, 11/08/18)

Brookley Terminal 1 in sight
MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Airport Authority Thursday gave conditional approval to two
contracts for development of a terminal at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. What is being
called “Terminal 1” would be used by low-cost carrier ViaAir and cost roughly $7 million - $5
million for the building and parking and the rest for FAA-required fencing and security. It
would bring commercial passenger service to the complex near downtown Mobile in six
months. The carrier plans to use Mobile Regional Airport, but wants to shift service to the
downtown airport. It’s the first step towards what might eventually be the wholesale
movement of passenger service from the Regional Airport to the downtown airport. The MAA
chose remodeling an existing building now used by Airbus over building a temporary
structure. (Source: al.com, 11/08/18)

Stratolaunch tests pre-burner
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Stratolaunch said it successfully tested a component of
its hydrogen-fuelled rocket engine with the pre-burner hot-fire test last week at NASA’s
rocket engine test facility in South Mississippi. The pre-burner serves as the smaller of two
combustion chambers in the hydrogen-fueled PGA rocket engine. The name PGA is from the
initials of the company's founder Paul G. Allen, who recently passed away. The Microsoft co-
founder launched the company with aerospace engineer and entrepreneur Burt Rutan in
2011 with the aim of providing flexible, low-cost access to space. Stratolaunch did not
disclose how long Friday’s firing lasted, but the company said the duration and power levels
of the preburner tests would be increased over the coming months. (Sources: Engadget,
11/07/18, Geekwire, 11/06/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $350M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $350,000,000 increase to an
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
(JASSM) production support. Contractor will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to
JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, JASSM-Extended Range, and any JASSM variant in
the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and
logistical support. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by
April 17, 2022. This award is the result of sole-source acquisition. 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 (FA8682-17-D-0002). (Source: DoD, 11/05/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $130.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aerospace Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a
$130,359,625 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive fee contract (N00019-
18-C-1004) in support of the F35 Block 4 Pre-modernization Phase II effort. This modification
provides for pre-modernization requirements decomposition and design work for Block 4.1
Partner participant weapon capabilities for maturation to an air system requirements review
level of maturity. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in
March 2020. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Navy); and
non-U.S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participant funding in the amount of
$90,505,737 will be obligated at time of award, $13,262,261 of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force
($17,557,293; 13.5 percent); Navy ($14,223,730; 10.9 percent); Marine Corps
($14,223,730; 10.9 percent); and the non-U.S. DOD participants ($84,354,872; 64.7
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 11/02/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center.

Airbus plans technical school
POINT CLEAR, Ala. – Airbus is working towards creating a technical school of its own that
would help provide it with the larger workforce it expects it will need with the ramp up of the
A320 production line and the new A220 production line. The new school was mentioned
Thursday during the Aerospace Alliance Annual Summit in Point Clear. The four-state
summit, which is in its 10th year, is being held at the Grand Hotel. Neal Wade of the
Aerospace Alliance said in his opening remarks that surveys all point to education as a top
critical need. Several speakers talked about the pressing need for workers in the aerospace
industry, which is dealing with growth of the industry and a workforce, from pilots to
mechanics, that is not keeping pace. Stephanie Burt, director of Human Resources for the
Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility at the Mobile Aeroplex, said Airbus currently has 480
direct employees and will be hiring 400 to 500 workers for the new A220 assembly line and
another 150 for the A320 line as production ramps up to meet customer demand. She said
that at this point Airbus has enough qualified applicants. “But we know with 700 jobs that are
going to saturate the market by us alone, we’re not going to be able to fill those jobs with the
local population,” she said. Airbus plans to create a technical school of its own, not to keep
people away from four-year or two-year colleges, but to create more opportunities for the
local and extended community who may not take the traditional college path. It would open
next year. She said it’s not going to be a technical school in the traditional sense of a two-
year college, but rather a place where someone who went to a two-year school could come
and be assessed over three- to five-week program before being put in a position at the plant
or “you come to us with nothing and in 12 weeks we have you capable to go out and do
some OJT (on-the-job-training).” The summit continues Friday. (Source: Gulf Coast
Reporters League, 11/01/18)


OCTOBER 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $64.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $64,290,305 modification to a
previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1048) that exercises an
option to procure one lot of F-35 training devices for the Marine Corps. Work will be
performed in Orlando, Fla. (47 percent); Sterling, Va. (28 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (7
percent); Cleveland, Ohio (4 percent); Reston, Va. (4 percent); Alameda, Calif. (3 percent);
London, United Kingdom (3 percent); Bristol, United Kingdom (2 percent); and Tampa, Fla.
(2 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2021. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement
(Navy) funds in the amount of $64,290,305 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, 10/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $129.5M
Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $129,483,864
noncompetitive, cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract under a Foreign Military
Sales (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Under this new contract, the contractor
will provide maintenance and sustainment for two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
Batteries for UAE. The maintenance and sustainment scope of work includes software and
hardware development, contractor logistics support, engineering services, and missile field
surveillance. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale; Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.;
Anniston, Ala.; Troy, Ala.; Lakeland, Fla.; and the United Arab Emirates, with an expected
period of performance of Nov. 1, 2018, through July 2, 2021. One offer was solicited and
one offer was received. UAE FMS funds in the amount of $129,483,864 will be used to fund
this effort. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-19-C-
5001). (Source: DoD, 10/31/18)

Contracts: Multiple, $473M
ACR Technical Services Inc., Newport News, Va. (FA4890-19-D-1001); APRO International
Inc. Vienna, Va. (FA4890-19-D-1002); Goldbelt C6 LLC, Chesapeake, Va. (FA4890-19-D-
1003); Science and Management Resources Inc., Pensacola, Fla. (FA4890-19-D-1004); and
Yulista Support Services LLC, Huntsville, Ala. (FA4890-19-D-1005), have been awarded a
ceiling $473,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force
Enterprise Contracted Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories Services II. This
contract provides Air Combat Command, the Air National Guard, and other major command
and combatant command customer management, supervision, personnel, equipment, tools,
materials and other items necessary to perform equipment calibrations by professional and
technical metrologists. Work will be performed at various Air Force bases in the continental U.
S. and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2028. This
award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,300,000 will fund the current
requirement. Headquarters Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration
Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/30/18)

Contract: General Dynamics, $54.4M
General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a
$54,436,930 modification (P00023) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-
price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (W15QKN-15-D-0001). This modification
provides integrated logistics support for multiple foreign military sales (FMS) customers
using purchased Navy defense articles including weapon systems, various aircraft, and other
components procured under FMS programs. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Md.
(52 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (11 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (2.5 percent); Pensacola, Fla.
(1.5 percent); Mechanicsburg, Pa. (1 percent); various locations within the continental U.S.
(4 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (28 percent), and is expected
to be completed in October 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be
obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/30/18)

MRO expansion MOU signed
ST Engineering and the city of Pensacola signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
for additional maintenance, repair and overhaul hangars at Pensacola International Airport,
adjacent to a 173,500 square-foot hangar that opened this summer. ST Engineering will
invest $35 million in the $210 million project. The MOU was signed Oct. 27 in Singapore.
Attending the signing was Mayor Ashton Hayward, Escambia County Commissioner Jeff
Bergosh and FloridaWest chief executive officer Scott Luth. Under the agreement, ST
Engineering and the City of Pensacola will develop the MRO complex over four years after
the formalization of definitive agreements. The 655,000 square-foot design-to-build complex
will consist of three state-of-the-art widebody aircraft hangars and an administration building.
Since opening in June 2018, the current facility has already redelivered 25 aircraft.
(Sources: ST Engineering, Pensacola News Journal, WEAR-TV, 10/29/18)

Tech park improvements eyed
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Setting up a Community Redevelopment Agency or business
improvement district at the Fort Walton Beach Commerce and Technology Park could
generate money to help pay for improvements, including more buildings, said City Manager
Michael Beedie. The park is home to about 70 businesses, ranging from Fortune 100
companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin to local-based businesses like Props Craft
Brewery and Fort Walton Machining. “When you have an aging asset and you’re not tuned
into competitive realities, a great jewel can pass you by if you don’t try to chart a new path,”
said Nathan Sparks, executive director of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa
County. Beedie and Sparks said much of the park’s long-term future will be guided by its
ongoing master plan, a draft version of which will be presented to the City Council on Nov.
13. Beedie anticipates the plan will be finalized by the end of this calendar year. (Source:
Northwest Florida Daily News, 10/28/18)

Task force tours Tyndall
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Members of the Florida Defense Support Task Force toured Tyndall
Air Force Base last week to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. The base
sustained considerable damage, but officials say Tyndall should be up and running by
January. Jay Trumbull, state representative and chair for the task force, said the significant
need at Tyndall will be met with a significant structural rebuild. The task force, which has an
interest in all military installations in the state, offers support on a state level. Rep. Neal
Dunn said the rebuild will mean a brand new Tyndall, updated to the needs of the 21st
century. Currently around 35 percent of infrastructure on base has significant damage.
(Source: Panama City News Herald, 10/28/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $8.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded $8,700,187 for cost-plus-fixed-fee order N0001919F0276 against a previously
issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides support services
to design a non-Department of Defense (DoD) participant strategic facility in support of the
F-35 aircraft. Work will be performed in Kansas City, Mo. (72 percent); and Fort Worth (28
percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Non-DoD participant funds in the
amount of $8,700,187 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end
of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 10/23/18)

Education focus of newsletter
With the aerospace industry facing a crisis because the industry is growing at the same time
its workforce is shrinking, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are all pushing efforts
to improve their own training pipeline. So far, the aviation industry is getting what it needs,
but they are rightfully concerned about the future. The Gulf Coast Aerospace Newsletter
takes a look at the training pipeline in the four states in a special 36-page issue. (Source:
Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter, 10/23/18)

F-22s damaged; command moved
More than a dozen F-22 Raptor fighters were damaged when Hurricane Michael hit Tyndall
Air Force Base, Fla. The F-22s were trapped on the ground because they were in various
states of maintenance and repair and had to ride out the Cetegory 4 hurricane in a hangar.
As many as 17 of Tyndall’s F-22s might have sustained damage or been destroyed. Each F-
22, a single-engine, single-seat fighter, costs $150 million. The rest of the F-22s based at
Tyndall were sent to Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (Source: Popular Mechanics, 10/15/18)
Meanwhile, headquarters of the First Air Force has shifted to Virgina because of the
hurricane. The First Air Force is responsible for air security of the United States. The
command will now be run out of Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. While the move is not
permanent, it is expected to remain in Virginia for at least the rest of the year. (Source: Daily
Beast, 10/15/18)

Most F-35s resume flights
More than 80 percent of Lockheed Martin Co-made F-35 fighter jets in the United States and
around the world have cleared engine inspections and are now approved for flights, the
Pentagon said on Monday.Last week, all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by
Lockheed Martin were grounded so that fuel tubes could be examined.The Pentagon said it
is working closely with United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney, the maker of the F-35's
engine, to rapidly procure more parts to minimize the time it will take for remaining repairs.
(Source: Reuters, NBCNews, 10/15/18)

F-35 grounded during crash probe
The Pentagon grounded all 245 U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines F-35 fighters on Thursday
as part of an ongoing investigation into a jet that crashed in Beaufort, S.C., late last month.
Eleven international partners who participated in the program also grounded most of their F-
35s. A Navy aircraft mishap board is charged with overseeing the investigation, and they will
be conducting a fleet-wide inspection of a fuel tube inside the engine of the F-35 aircraft,
according to military officials. Joe Dellavedova, director of public affairs for the F-35
program, said that they will remove and replace any fuel tubes they suspect might be
problematic. Those planes that don't have the problem will be cleared to fly, he said, and
they hope to have the inspections completed within 24 to 48 hours. (Source: NBCNews,
CNN, 10/11/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center. Previous

RS-25  undergoes latest test
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – A team of operators conducted another successful 500-
second RS-25 hot fire on the A-1 Test Stand here on Oct. 11, the fourth in a series that will
extend into 2019. Once again, the hot fire features an acceptance test of an RS-25 engine
controller for use on a future flight of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Four
RS-25 engines, firing simultaneously, will provide a combined 2 million pounds of thrust to
help launch the new rocket. NASA has been testing RS-25 engines at Stennis Space Center
(SSC) for SLS use since early 2015. (Source: NASA/SSC, 10/11/18)

Tyndall takes direct hit
Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla., home of F-22 training and an F=22
squadron, took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael and suffered extensive damage
Wednesday.  No injuries were reported, but according to the base’s official Facebook page
trees and power lines were downed and roofs from buildings were removed. There was
significant structural damage. The base was evacuated before the storm with only a skeleton
staff remaining when the hurricane hit. The base, 12 miles southeast of Panama City, is
home of the 325th Fighter Wing and some 600 military families. The base's aircraft, which
include F-22 Raptors, were flown hundreds of miles away as a precaution. (Sources: Stars
and Stripes, 10/10/18)

Contract: Orbital Sciences, $791M
Orbital Sciences Corp., Chandler, Ariz., has been awarded a $791,601,015 other-
transaction agreement for the development of a Launch System Prototype for the Evolved
Expendable Launch Vehicle program. This award is part of a portfolio of three agreements
that leverage commercial launch solutions in order to have at least two domestic, commercial
launch service providers that meet National Security Space requirements, including the
launch of the heaviest and most complex payloads. This agreement requires shared cost
investment for the development of the OmegA launch system. Work will be performed in
Chandler; Magna and Promontory, Utah; Iuka, Miss.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Sandusky,
Ohio; and Michoud, La., with launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.. The work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024.
This award is the result of a full and open competition. This agreement will be incrementally
funded with fiscal 2018 through 2024 research, development, test and evaluation funds
totaling a maximum of $791,601,015. Fiscal 2018 funds in the amount of $109,000,000 are
being obligated at the time of award. The Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Space
and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity
(FA8811-19-9-0002). (Source: DoD, 10/10/18)

Contract: Lockheed. $164M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a
$164,000,000 contract modification (P00034) to previously awarded, sole-source, cost-plus-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed- fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract HQ0147-10-D-0001 for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Field Support
Contract (TFSC). This modification will increase the total ceiling value from $561,200,000 to
$725,200,000. The contractor will continue to perform the same effort under the general
scope of the TFSC, which includes logistics performance requirements, forward stationing
for theater support, logistics information capabilities, post deployment software support,
product assurance, safety, missile support, security and engineering services. This
modification will also incorporate the International Engineering Services Program and Field
Surveillance Program activity. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala.; Sunnyvale,
Calif.; Grand Prairie, Texas; and Troy, Ala.. The ordering period remains from March 25,
2010, through March 31, 2019. This contract was awarded under the sole-source authority
pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations 6302-1, "Only one responsible source and no
other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." No additional funds are being
obligated by this modification; fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 operations and maintenance; and
procurement funds will be obligated with execution of future task orders. No task orders are
being issued at this time. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville,  is the contracting activity
(HQ0147-10-D-0001). (Awarded Oct. 9, 2018). (Source: DoD, 10/10/18)

HT-18 command changes
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col Aaron Brunk turned
over command of Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN (HT-18) to U.S. Navy Cmdr.
Kenneth Kerr, during a change of command ceremony Friday at Naval Air Station Whiting
Field Atrium. Under Brunk’s leadership HT-18 flew more than 29,000 flight hours in the
completion of more than 16,700 sorties, with 217 student aviators successfully completing
the Advanced Helicopter Flight Training syllabus and being designated as Naval Aviators
during his command tour. (Source: Naval Air Station Whiting Field, 10/05/18)

New assignment
Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Becklund, who has been selected for the grade of major general,
special assistant to the commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command,
Hurlburt Field, Fla., has been assigned as deputy commander, Headquarters Air Force
Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field. (Source: DoD, 10/05/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $390.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $390,792,959 firm-fixed-price,
fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) lot 16
production for 360 JASSM-extended range, three foreign military sales (FMS) separation text
vehicles, one FMS flight test vehicle-live fire and tooling and test equipment. Work will be
performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2021. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This award uses fiscal 2018 missile
procurement funds and FMS funds. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-19-C-0009). (Source: DoD, 10/05/18)

Contract: Onvoi, $40M
Onvoi LLC, De Funiak Springs, Fla., has been awarded a $39,951,581 contract for base
operating services at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. This contract provides for all personnel,
supervision, equipment, tools, materials, supplies, test equipment, and other items and
services necessary to accomplish supply, vehicle operations and maintenance, traffic
management, real property maintenance, fuels management, and airfield management.
Work will be performed at March ARB and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2023.
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 10 offers were received. Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,106,974 are being obligated at the
time of award. Air Force Reserve Command Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting
activity (FA4664-19-C-0001). (Source: DoD, 10/04/18)

Contract: Boeing, $45M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $45,000,000 modification (P00011) to
contract FA8681-14-D-0028 for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) technical support and
integration. Boeing will provide JDAM support for studies and analysis, product improvement,
upgrades and integration. Work will be performed in St. Louis, and is expected to be
completed by March 31, 2019. 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, 10/03/18)

Contract: COLSA, $69.6M
COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $69,618,375 modification (P00039) to
contract FA2486-16-F-0031 for Technical and Management Advisory Services Command,
control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
/cyber support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and
evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla.; Hanscom AFB, Mass.; Gunter Annex, Ala.; Patrick AFB, Fla.; Edwards AFB, Calif.; Scott
AFB, Ill.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Beale AFB, Calif.; Hill AFB, Utah; Langley AFB, Va.; and San
Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. This modification
involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland,
France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Fiscal 2019
research, development, test and evaluation funds; production funds; and operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $17,165,708 will be obligated at the time of award. Total
cumulative face value of the contract is $183,437,730. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/01/18)

Contract: M1 Support, $12M
M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $12,047,564 modification
(A00032) 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 Sept. 30, 2019. The total cumulative face value of the contract is
$76,720,526. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,023,939
will be obligated at the time of award. The 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard AFB, is the
administrative contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/01/18)


SEPTEMBER 2018

Contract: Northrop, $10M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded a $9,967,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare equipment, on-site technical support,
repairs, upgrades, and travel. This contract provides for spare parts and technical services
to support F-35 Reprogramming Labs. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla;
and Linthicum Heights and is expected to be complete by Sept. 27, 2023. This award is the
result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the
amount of $267,487 are being obligated on the first task order at the time of award. Air
Force Test Center, Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting
activity (FA2487-18-D-0006). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Northrop, $7.7M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.-Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a
$7,680,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare equipment, on-site
technical support, repairs, upgrades, and travel. This contract provides for spare parts and
technical services to support F-35 reprogramming labs. Work will be performed at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla.; and in Buffalo and is expected to be completed by Sept. 28, 2024. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance
funds in the amount of $493,741 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test
Center, Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity
(FA2487-18-D-0004). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Telspan Data, $46.2M
Telspan Data LLC, Concord, Calif., has been awarded a $46,183,433 basic indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for air data recorders (ADR), ground recorder systems
(GRS), data replay systems (DRS) and support services. The contract provides for spare
equipment, support services, and improvement of ADR, GRS, and DRS capabilities for use
by the operational and test communities in support of the Air Force Test mission. Work will
be performed in Concord and multiple continental U.S. military installations, and is expected
to be completed by Sept. 28, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,795,985
are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Specialized Contracting
Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-D-0016). (Source:
DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Cherokee Nation, $22M
Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting LLC, Catoosa, Okla., has been awarded a
$22,000,000 indefinitely-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for civil engineering support
services. The contract provides for responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering
services including installation engineer technical assistance (requirement planning,
development, execution) and other support. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., and is expected to be complete by 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source
acquisition. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,264,651 are
being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the
contracting activity (FA2486-18-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Webb Electric, $16.5M
Webb Electric Co. of Florida Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has been awarded a $16,460,695 firm-
fixed-price in support of the Airfield Lighting Phase 1&2 construction project. This contract
provides all plant, labor, materials, equipment, transportation and supervision necessary to
repair Scott Air Force Base, Ill., degraded airfield lighting. Work will be performed at Scott
AFB and is expected to be completed November 2019. The award is the result of a source-
selection acquisition with five offers received. Fiscal 2018 funds in the amount of
$16,460,695 will be obligated at the time of award. 375th Contracting Squadron, Scott AFB,
is the contracting activity (FA4407-18-R-0003). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: Speegle, $8M
Speegle Construction Inc., Niceville, Fla., was awarded an $8,007,902 firm-fixed-price
contract for design and construction of a new 10,134 sq. ft. two-story addition at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be
performed in Eglin Air Force Base with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2020. Fiscal
2018 military construction funds in the amount of $8,007,902 were obligated at the time of
the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-
18-C-0026). (Source: DoD, 09/28/18)

Contract: BCI, $13.7M
BCI Construction USA Inc., Pace, Fla., was awarded a $13,731,375 firm-fixed-price contract
for headworks intake lifting equipment. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received.
Work will be performed in Lancaster, Tenn.; Celina, Tenn.; and Jamestown, Ky., with an
estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2020. Fiscal 2018 river and harbor contributed funds
in the amount of $13,731,375 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Nashville, Tenn., is the contracting activity (W912P5-18-C-0019). (Source: DoD,
09/28/18)

F-35 crashes, pilot ejects
The U.S. military suffered its first crash of an F-35 when the Marine Corps variant, the F-
35B, went down Friday at 11:45 a.m. outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The
service did not give a suspected cause for the crash, saying the incident remained under
investigation. The aircraft, which cost more than $100 million, belonged to Marine Fighter
Attack Training Squadron 501, which trains Marine pilots for combat with the F-35. (Source:
Washington Post, 09/28/18) In unrelated F-35 news earlier in the week, the aircraft carrier
Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s 65,000-ton reentry into carrier aviation, ed a historic moment
Tuesday when Royal NavyCommander Nathan Gray and Royal Air Force Squadron Leader
Andy Edgell touched down the first F-35B on the deck of the aircraft carrier Queen
Elizabeth, Britain’s 65,000-ton re-entry into carrier aviation. The ship was on patrolling the
Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. They were the first two British pilots to land on a British aircraft
carrier in eight years and it marked the beginning of the Royal Navy’s developmental trials
slated to last about two months. (Source: Defense News, 09/28/18)

Contract: UTC, $209.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded
$209,601,517 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract
(N00019-18-C-1021) for additional long-lead materials, parts, and components in support of
F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 13 propulsion systems. This modification is in
support of Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants,
and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67
percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is
expected to be completed in September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force,
Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of
$209,601,517 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($73,537,179; 35
percent); Marine Corps ($35,477,475; 17 percent); Navy ($21,888,984; 10 percent); non-
DoD participants ($41,929,486; 20 percent); and FMS customers ($36,768,394; 18 percent).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: UTC, $39.3M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded $39,266,691 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-
firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0020). This
modification provides for additional long lead-time components, parts, and materials in
support of Lot 13 F-35 Lightning II propulsion systems in support of the Marine Corps, Air
Force, Navy; non-Department of Defense (DoD); and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5
percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy); non-
DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $30,439,813 will be obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($29,054,685; 73.99 percent); Air Force
($582,821; 1.49 percent); Navy ($109,186; 0.28 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants
($9,228,392; 23.50 percent); and FMS customers ($291,607; 0.74 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Bell-Boeing, $10.8M
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $10,810,033 for cost-plus-fixed-
fee modification P00019 to a previously issued delivery order 0096 placed against basic
ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 to procure 12 additional MV-22 Integrated Aircraft
Survivability Equipment (IASE) retrofit A-Kits Block C; 12 MV-22 IASE retrofit kit installations;
IASE configuration B retrofit A and B-Kit installation; and five CV-22 IASE advanced mission
computer A-Kits. Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. (81.9 percent); Fort Walton
Beach, Fla. (17.7 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (.4 percent), and is expected to be
completed in August 2020. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force) funds in
the amount of $10,810,033 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy
($9,577,130; 88 percent); and Air Force ($1,232,903; 12 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)

Contract: Arete Associates, $40.4M
Aretè Associates Inc., Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $40,378,366, firm-fixed-priced, cost-
plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide coastal
battlefield reconnaissance and analysis (COBRA) systems, COBRA program systems
support, and provisioned item orders/spares for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 System. This
contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this
contract to $93,000,000. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (35 percent); Destin, Fla.
(35 percent); and Santa Rosa, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by
March 2021. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $16,618,453
will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(5), as
implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5(c)(2): Authorized or Required by
Statutes, this is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award that is
derived from, extends, or logically concludes efforts performed under prior SBIR contract
N61331-11-C-0007. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City,
Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-18-D-0012). (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $29.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$29,254,101 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2494 against a previously issued
basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the procurement of
various diminishing manufacturing sources parts to protect deliveries for future F-35
Lightning II lots. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in
February 2019. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps); non-
Department of Defense (DoD) participant; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the
amount of $29,254,101 will be obligated at time of award, $10,589,608 of which will expire at
the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($6,353,410;
21.72 percent); Marine Corps ($3,128,028; 10.69 percent); Navy ($1,108,170; 3.79
percent); non-DoD participants ($12,181,209; 41.64 percent); and FMS customers
($6,483,284; 22.16 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $116.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$116,311,183 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2048 against a previously issued
basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the procurement of 440 low-rate initial
production 11 Generation 3 Helmet Mounted Display Systems, oxygen masks, and initial
spares in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force (180); Navy (60); Marine
Corps (69); non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants (119); and Foreign Military Sales
(FMS) customers (12). Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be
completed in October 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine
Corps); fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy); fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); non-DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount
of $116,311,183 are being obligated at time of award, $70,826,314 of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force
($47,120,086; 40.5 percent); Navy ($15,711,725; 13.5 percent); Marine Corps
($18,944,511; 16.3 percent); non-DoD participant ($31,599,088; 27.2 percent); and FMS
customers ($2,935,773; 2.5 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $315.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $315,773,716 for modification
P00004 to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive firm contract (N0001918C1048) to
procure support equipment for F-35 Lightning low-rate initial production Lot XI aircraft in
support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-Department of Defense (DoD)
participants. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (31 percent); Redondo Beach, Calif.
(25 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (13 percent); Hartford, Conn. (12 percent); Melbourne,
Australia (8 percent); Rome, Italy (4 percent); Franklin, Ohio (4 percent); and Chatsworth,
Calif. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2016 and
2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy);
fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); and non-DoD Participant funds in the
amount of $315,773,716 are being obligated at time of award, $29,911,537 of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air
Force ($108,665,198; 34.41 percent); Navy ($31,062,358; 9.84 percent); Marine Corps
($5,186,434; 1.64 percent); and non-DoD participants ($170,859,726; 54.11 percent). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/27/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Contract: Calculex, $46.6M
Calculex Inc., Las Cruces, N.M., has been awarded a $46,623,715 basic indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Data Recorders (ADR) and support services. The
contract provides for spare equipment, support services, and improvement of ADR
capabilities for use by the operational and test communities in support of the Air Force Test
mission. Work will be performed in Las Cruces and multiple continental U.S. military
installations, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 27, 2024. This award is the result of
a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in
the amount of $282,795 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center,
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-F-2325). (Source: DoD,
09/27/18)

U.S. uses F-35 in combat for first time
The United States used an F-35 jet – a Marine Corps F-35B – against a Taliban target in
Afghanistan on Thursday, marking the first U.S. combat use of the stealthy plane. The F-35B
jet took off from the Wasp-class USS Essex (LHD 2) amphibious assault ship in the Arabian
Sea in support of ground clearance operations. The F-35, made by Lockheed Martin Co,
comes in three variants - the F-35A conventional take-off and landing model, the F-35B, a
short take-off/vertical landing version, and the F-35C, used aboard aircraft carriers. In May,
Israel became the first country to use the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat.
(Sources: Reuters, Naval Forces Central Command, Popular Mechanics, 09/27/18) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Boeing wins T-X contract
The Boeing-Saab partnership has won a $9.2 billion contract to produce the next generation
of Air Force training jets. The contract will allow the Air Force to buy up to 475 aircraft and
120 simulators, the Air Force said in a Sept. 27 statement, although the current plan is to
buy 351 T-X aircraft, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment. Initial operating
capability is planned by the end of fiscal 2024, with the first simulators arriving at Joint Base
San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in 2023. Full operational capability is projected for 2034.
Saab promised that, should the partnership emerge victorious, it would build a new plant in
the United States for its T-X work, although a location has not been announced. The other
two teams competing for the contract were Leonardo DRS and Lockheed Martin. DRS’ T-100
is based on the Leonardo M-346 trainer, and the company announced its intention to do
structural subassembly, final assembly and check out of the aircraft in Tuskegee, Ala., where
it would build a new $200 million facility. Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries
wanted to build a modified version of KAI’s T-50. Lockheed said that its T-50A would be built
in Greenville, S.C., where it also plans to fabricate the F-16 in the future. (Sources: Defense
News, Boeing, 09/27/18)

Contract: QuantiTech, $47.4M
QuantiTech, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $47,352,975 modification (P00080) to
contract FA2486-16-F-0034 for Technical and Management Advisory Services range
support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation,
and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.;
Arnold AFB, Tenn.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Hill AFB, Utah; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Joint
Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Eielson AFB, Alaska, and is expected to be
completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds;
production funds; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $646,620 are
being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is
$123,653,694. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/26/18)

Contract: Torch Technologies, $44.5M
Torch Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $44,456,840 modification
(P00068) to contract FA2486-16-F-0030 for Technical and Management Advisory Services
Armament support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, technical,
test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla.; Kirkland AFB, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to
be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the
amount of $4,980,727 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value
of the contract is $113,184,124. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Bevilacqua Research, $36M
Bevilacqua Research Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $36,081,359 modification
(P00059) to contract FA2486-16-F-0033 for Technical and Management Advisory Services
Platforms support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and
evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla.; Duke Field, Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Edwards
AFB, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 research and
development; procurement; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of
$831,385 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the
contract is $96,476,260. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Microsoft, $34.4M
Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a $34,350,473 other transaction agreement
under to execute the enterprise information technology as a service network as a service
experiment. This agreement provides for experimentation of a secure, reliable, measured,
commercial data and voice network in order to enable access to Department of Defense
data and applications from DoD facilities, as well as enable access for mobile and remotely
located users. Work will be performed in Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.;
and Maxwell AFB, Ala., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity
(FA8726-18-9-0002). (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: DCS, $16.3M
DCS Corp., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a $16,252,479 modification (P00045) to
previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0032 for Technical and Management Advisory Services
Electronic Warfare support. The contractor will provide additional research, development,
test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and is expected to be completed by
Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research and development; procurement; and
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,161,841 are being obligated at the
time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $30,469,693. This modification
involves foreign military sales to Belgium, Greece, Iraq, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Norway,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

Contract: Multiple, $99M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla. (N69450-18-D-1318); Custom Mechanical Systems Corp.,
Bargersville, Ind. (N69450-18-D-1319); Dawson Federal Inc., Ponte Vedra, Fla. (N69450-18-
D-1320); Windamir Development Inc., McDonough, Ga. (N69450-18-D-1321); Southeast
Cherokee Construction Inc., Montgomery, Ala. (N69450-18-D-1322); and Drace Anderson
JV, Ocean Springs, Miss. (N69450-18-D-1323), are each being awarded an indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award design-build construction contract for construction
projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value for the five year ordering
period for all six contracts combined is $99,000,000. The work to be performed provides for
general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and
repair work) including industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure,
administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities. EMR Inc. is being
awarded the initial task order at $9,872,615 for the construction of K-C130J Enlisted Aircrew
Training System Facility at Naval Air Station, Joint Readiness Base, Fort Worth, Texas. Work
for this task order is expected to be completed by December 2019. All work on this contract
will be performed within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR which includes Texas (40 percent);
Louisiana (40 percent); and Mississippi (20 percent). The term of the contract is not to
exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of September 2023. Fiscal 2018
military construction (Navy Reserve); and fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy)
contract funds in the amount of $9,877,615 are obligated on this award; of which $5,000 will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task orders will be primarily funded by
military construction; operations and maintenance (Navy); and Navy working capital funds.
This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website
with 21 proposals received. These six 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, 09/26/18)

Contract: IDSC Holdings, $11.9M
IDSC Holdings LLC, doing business as Snap-On Industrial, Kenosha, Wisc., is awarded an
$11,924,503 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 1,482 different brand-name
commercial hand tools and toolboxes with a total overall quantity of 158,516 items for Lot 11
low-rate initial production F-35 Lightning II aircraft in support of the Joint Strike Fighter
F35A/B/C Tool Control Program. Work will be performed in Kenosha and is expected to be
completed in September 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance; fiscal 2018 working
capital fund (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $11,924,503 will be
obligated at time of award, $160,164 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer
was received. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($9,565,654; 80.2 percent);
and the governments of Israel ($1,174,474; 9.9 percent); Japan ($777,715; 6.5 percent);
and Korea ($406,660; 3.4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air
Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-18-C-
0667). (Source: DoD, 09/26/18)

SSC chalks up another RS-25 test
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA stayed right on schedule with the third in a series
of scheduled RS-25 rocket engine tests Tuesday at Stennis Space Center. The successful
hot fire of RS-25 developmental engine No. 0525 on the A-1 stand met all test objectives
and featured several key elements, most notably an acceptance test of an engine flight
controller for use by NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The hot fire also
represented the seventh test of a 3D-printed pogo accumulator and the third test of a main
combustion chamber fabricated using a bonding technique designed to save time and
money. The flight controller units are a key component of the RS-25 engine, serving as the
“brain” to help it communicate with the rocket and to provide control of its operation and
internal health diagnostics. Engineers are testing RS-25 engines to help power the new SLS
rocket, built to carry humans deeper into space than ever before, including to the Moon and
Mars. Four RS-25 engines will help power the SLS at launch, providing 2 million pounds of
combined thrust. (Source: NASA/SSC, 09/25/18)

Navy’s VFA-101 to leave Eglin
The Navy plans to deactivate next year the F-35C fleet replacement squadron at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., and combine it within VFA-125, the other fleet replacement squadron, at
Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. Seapower Magazine reports that according to an internal
directive dated Sept. 10, the Navy intends to deactivate Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-
101), which trains F-35C instructors, pilots and maintainers, on July 1. VFA-101, a former
fleet replacement squadron for the F-14 Tomcat, was reactivated in 2012 and began flying F-
35Cs in 2013. (Source: Seapower Magazine 09/24/18)

Contract: Integrated Solutions, $17.5M
Integrated Solutions for Systems Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $17,500,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Weapons Effects Simulation Testing
effort. This contract provides for research and development concepts and conventional
inventory weapon systems. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is
expected to be completed by Sept. 27, 2023. This award is the result of a broad agency
announcement. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the
amount of $50,000 is being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory,
Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-D-0023/FA8651-18-F-0027). (Source:
DoD, 09/24/18)

Contract: Global Connections, $13M
Global Connections to Employment Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is awarded $13,028,622 for
modification P00010 to extend the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68836-17-
C-0005) to exercise option period two for full food and mess attendant services in support of
Naval Air Station, Pensacola; and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla.; and mess attendant services in support of Naval Construction Battalion Center,
Gulfport, Miss. The contract includes a one-month base period, two 12-month option
periods, one 11-month option period, and a six-month extension option, which if all options
are exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,737,677. Work will be
performed in Pensacola (60 percent); Eglin AFB, (20 percent); and Gulfport (20 percent),
and work is expected to be completed by September 2019. If all options on the contract are
exercised, work will be completed by February 2021. Subject to the availability of funds,
fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,028,622 will be
incrementally funded throughout year, and funds will not expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This contract is a sole-source procurement under the AbilityOne Program
(Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 8.704). with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems
Command Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
09/24/18)

Contract: L3 Vertex, $16.3M
L3 Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded $16,332,950 for modification P00007
to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract (N61340-17-D-0005) to exercise an option to provide for intermediate level
maintenance, repair, and logistics services in support of the Chief of Naval Aircraft Training
aircraft. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (50 percent); NAS
Corpus Christi, Texas (45 percent); and NAS Whiting Field, Fla. (5 percent), and is expected
to be completed in September 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will
be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training
Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/21/18)

Contract: EMR, $16M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded $15,990,000 for a firm-fixed-price contract for an
addition/alteration to an existing commissary at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The
contract is for a 539 calendar day period based on the issuance of the notice to proceed
which is expected in November 2018. Offers were solicited via full and open competition, and
three offers were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Commissary Agency,
Enterprise Acquisition Division, Construction Design Branch, Joint Base San Antonio,
Lackland, Texas (HDEC03-18-C-0003). (Source: DoD, 09/20/18)

Contract: CAE USA, $25.4M
CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded a $25,352,844 modification (P00022) to contract
W911S0-15-C-0003 for fixed-wing courses, academic and flight simulator, flight training and
support services. Work will be performed in Dothan, Ala., with an estimated completion date
of March 9, 2024. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of
$25,352,844 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation
Contracting Command, Fort Rucker, Ala., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/18)

New A321 uses renewable fuel
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus’ A320 series production facility in South Alabama will deliver its first
aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel on Thursday. The JetBlue A321 flew today
with the renewable fuel mixture and is scheduled to depart Mobile tomorrow with 15 percent
sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321s are due to be delivered to JetBlue from
Mobile using sustainable fuel by the end of 2018. All of the fuel will be supplied and certified
by Air BP. It will be loaded into the aircraft by Signature Flight Support, Airbus’ fueling
services provider in Mobile. Since May 2016, Airbus has offered customers the option of
taking delivery of new aircraft from Toulouse, France, using a blend of sustainable jet fuel.
Following the deliveries to JetBlue, Airbus will determine the next steps toward offering this
option to more customers taking aircraft deliveries from Mobile. Longer term, Airbus
envisions supporting industrial production of sustainable fuels for aviation in the U.S.
Southeast. (Source: Airbus, 09/19/18) Renewable jet fuel is chemically equivalent to
conventional jet-A fuel, with no difference in performance or safety. Thousands of
commercial flights have flown on different types of renewable jet fuel.

Contract: DynCorp Int., $173.2M
DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $173,174,040 for
modification P00041 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, labor hour,
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0003). This modification
provides organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance and logistics support for
16 T-34, 54 T-44, and 287 T-6 aircraft. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50
percent); Milton, Fla. (39 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (8 percent); and various locations within
the continental U.S. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. No
funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as
they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/18)

Moss Point flight testing MQ-8Cs
MOSS POINT, Miss. – Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout
unmanned helicopters produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major
milestone for the company and the region's aerospace economy. The plant is key to
producing and testing the MQ-8C Fire Scout, the Navy's newest autonomous helicopter that
is bringing increased speed, endurance and payload capacity to maritime operations. The
Navy recently completed initial operational test and evaluation aboard the USS Coronado
(LCS 4) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, which has over 1,500 program flight hours. The aircraft is
a modified Bell 407 helicopter, and final assembly is done in Moss Point at a 101,000-square-
foot plant that opened in 2006 and now works on the Fire Scout and Global Hawk unmanned
systems and does subassembly work for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. "Building on Northrop
Grumman's recent announcement of new production capabilities in Moss Point and a 40
percent increase in employment at the site, the ability to now conduct MQ-8C Fire Scout
flight tests where the production occurs will bring new efficiencies and effectiveness to our
local operations and improve our ability to serve the U.S. Navy," said Melissa Packwood,
program director, Fire Scout, Northrop Grumman. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 09/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $88M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$88,029,912 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-
plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price contract (N0001918C1048). This
modification exercises an option for F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot XI support
equipment for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (31 percent);
Redondo Beach, Calif. (25 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (13 percent); Hartford, Conn. (12
percent); Melbourne, Australia (8 percent); Rome, Italy (4 percent); Franklin, Ohio (4
percent); and Chatsworth, Calif. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September
2022. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of
$88,029,912 will be obligated at time of award, $45,158,482 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, 09/14/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: MS Dpt Rehab Svc., $7.4M
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Madison, Miss., has been awarded a
$7,397,000 modification (P00005) to exercise an option on contract FA3010-18-C-0007 for
full food services. The location of performance is Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and work is
expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds
in the amount of $7,397,000 will be obligated when they become available. The 81st
Contracting Squadron, Keesler AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/14/18)

Contract: UTC, $266M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $266,062,462 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract
for the procurement of program administrative labor for non-recurring sustainment activities;
supplies, services and planning for depot activations; material and support equipment for
depot maintenance facilities and mockup engines and modules for test cells in support of F-
35 Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford and is
expected to be completed in October 2021. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force,
Marine Corps and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of
$266,062,462 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($83,646,823, 31
percent); Marine Corps ($43,446,086, 16 percent); Navy ($32,271,482, 12 percent); non-U.
S. DoD participants ($99,075,389; 37 percent); and FMS ($7,662,682; 3 percent). 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 (N00019-18-C-1069).
(Source: DoD, 09/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $187.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded $187,553,466 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded fixed-price-
incentive-firm target contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification provides for fiscal 2018
Initial Spare Modules, Parts and Afloat/Deployment Spares Package in support of the F135
Lot 12 Propulsion Production contract. This modification provides for the procurement of
initial spare common fan modules, augmentors, power and gearbox modules, engine
nozzles, lift fans and clutches in support of in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy,
non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5
percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
September 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy); non-
U.S. DoD participant, and FMS funds in the amount of $187,553,466 will be obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for Marine Corps ($67,324,338, 36 percent); Air Force ($44,322,884,
24 percent); Navy ($1,071,466, 1 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($57,460,076; 31
percent); and FMS ($17,374,702; 9 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: EMR, $7.1M
EMR Inc., Niceville, Fla., is awarded $7,137,000 for firm-fixed-price task order
N6945018F1034 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-
17-D-0507) for repairs and modifications to Building 484 at Naval Support Activity, Panama
City. The work to be performed provides for comprehensive repairs and modifications to the
building shell, fire protection systems, fire exits and all interior areas associated with these
components. The work also includes removal and installation of a new standing seam roof
and removal and replacement of windows. Work will be performed in Panama City and is
expected to be completed by September 2020. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance
(Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,137,000 are obligated on this award and will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task
order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/13/18)

Contract: Multiple, $49M
Seaside Engineering & Surveying LLC, Baker, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0082); Gustin, Cothern &
Tucker, Niceville, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0083); Joyner Keeny PLLC, Rocky Mount, N.C.
(W91278-18-D-0084); Maptech Inc., Jackson, Miss. (W91278-18-D-0085); Merrick & Co.,
Greenwood Village, Colo. (W91278-18-D-0086); SurvTech Solutions Inc., Tampa, Fla.
(W91278-18-D-0088); and Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio (W91278-18-D-0090), will compete
for each order of the $49,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineering
services for survey and mapping. Bids were solicited via the internet with 42 received. Work
locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date
of Sept. 12, 2021. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Flight Works Alabama breaks ground
MOBILE, Ala. – A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday at the Mobile Aeroplex,
marking the start of construction of the Flight Works Alabama education center. The $6.5
million hands-on center will be near the Airbus manufacturing facility. “The future of our state
begins right here,” said Gov. Kay Ivey about the hands-on learning center. It’s designed to
bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people. Jeff Knittel,
Airbus Americas chairman and CEO, said what the industry needs is a workforce not only for
today, but one ready for the future, and the center will help in a fun, creative way. The
center, in addition to interactive exhibits, will host educational opportunities for adults. Nine
educational partners – Auburn University, Bishop State Community College, Coastal
Alabama Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Troy University,
Tuskegee University, University of South Alabama, University of Alabama, and the University
of West Alabama – have signed on to provide courses. The center is due to open in late
2019. (Source: GCAC, 09/12/18)

Contract: L3, $202.9M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is awarded $202,936,338 for
modification P00029 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract
(N00019-14-D-0011) to exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level
maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and
related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations. Work will be
performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas (45.7 percent); NAS Meridian,
Miss. (41.7 percent); NAS Pensacola, Fla. (10.1 percent); and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (2.5
percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. No funds will be obligated at
time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Contract: Boeing, $14M
The Boeing Co. Defense, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $14,073,337
undefinitized contract for Small Diameter Bomb I focused lethality munition production
assets. This contract provides for GBU-39 A/B weapons, and single weapon
shipping/storage containers. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be
completed by September 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal
2018 missile procurement funds in the amount of $7,036,669 are being obligated at the time
of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8672-18-C-0014).  (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $51M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $51,078,802, cost-plus-fixed-fee
contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR). This contract
effort includes all all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities to align
and phase the work necessary to design, develop, integrate, test, and verify component and
subsystem design changes to the JASSM-XR baseline electronics, hardware, firmware, and
operational flight software. JASSM-XR will also include preparation for final all-up round
integration, system-level ground and flight testing, qualification, and incorporation into a
future production baseline engineering change proposal. This effort will concurrently mature
a new missile control unit and necessary hardware and infrastructure to support future
JASSM-XR production cut in. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be
completed by Aug. 31, 2023. This award is the result of sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017
and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $4,898,622 are being obligated
at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
the contracting activity (FA8682-18-C-0009). (Source: DoD, 09/10/18)

Skyborne opens Gulf center
WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. – Skyborne Technology, Inc., a designer and developer of manned
and unmanned next generation aviation systems, has opened a manufacturing facility in Gulf
County.  Skyborne said it chose the area to have access to employ manned and unmanned
aircraft pilots, skilled manufacturing labor for composites, aircraft aluminum and high
bulletproof fabrics. As part of opening of the manufacturing facility, Skyborne at a news
conference Sept. 13 at the Gulf County Industrial Park near Wewahitchka will unveil its
airship and drone technology to begin testing their aviation products for target markets such
as agriculture, communications, education, defense, border security, and more. The
company plans to create up to 100 jobs. Warren Yeager of the Gulf County Economic
Development Coalition said the county has been working on the project for months. (Source:
Area Development, sUASNews, 09/10/18)

Contract: Multiple, $103.4M
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 being awarded an estimated $103,355,805 multiple award of cost-
plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that will include 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 (DCNO) manpower, personnel, training and education domain comprised of the
DCNO, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower
Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training, and Commander Navy
Recruiting Command. The contracts will run concurrently and will include a 36-month base
ordering period and one 36-month optional ordering period which if exercised, the total value
of this contract will be $213,173,626. The base ordering period of the contract is expected to
be completed by September 2021; if all options are exercised, the ordering period will be
completed by September 2024. Work will be performed in Millington, Tenn. (45 percent);
Pensacola, Fla. (27 percent); Arlington, Va. (10 percent); various locations throughout the
continental U.S. (16 percent); and various contractor facilitates (2 percent). Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated
($10,000 on each of the five contracts to fund the contracts’ minimum amounts) and funds
will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured for
the award of multiple contracts pursuant to the authority set forth in Federal Acquisition
Regulation 16.504. The requirement was solicited through the Federal Business
Opportunities website, with fifteen offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet
Logistics Center Norfolk, Va.; and Contracting Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the
contracting activity. (Source: 09/07/18)

Military tech center grant accepted
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Bay County commissioners accepted a $95,000 grant for a new
military technology center during a meeting Wednesday. The grant is from the Florida
Defense Support Task Force and was obtained through efforts by the Bay Defense Alliance
(BDA). The grant will go toward a feasibility study on an Expeditionary Innovation Center
near Naval Support Activity Panama City and support the base’s science lab Naval Surface
Warfare Center Panama City Division. The “neutral facility” will be outside the base fence, to
better collaborate with local universities and modeled after similar military tech innovation
hubs in Fort Walton Beach and Tampa. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 09/05/18)

NASA has another RS-25 test
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA conducted a full-duration 500-second test of an
RS-25 engine flight controller Thursday in South Mississippi. It marked the sixth test of a 3D-
printed pogo accumulator assembly, a component that dampens potential engine propellant
pressure oscillations that can cause a rocket to become unstable in flight. In addition, it was
the second test of an RS-25 main combustion chamber fabricated using a bonding
technique called hot isostatic pressing (HIP), which saves considerable time and money over
more traditional methods. The hot fire was on the A-1 test stand at SSC, which has been
conducting RS-25 engine and component tests since January 2015. NASA began testing RS-
25 flight controller units on the stand in March 2017. RS-25 engines were use on the space
shuttle, but are modified for use on NASA’s Space Launch System. (Source: NASA/SSC,
09/06/18)

Contract: Hydraulics Int., $43.6M
Hydraulics International Inc., Chatsworth, Calif., is awarded a $43,599,667 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 305 MHU-83D production
units, truck, lift, aerial stores loaders for ordnance/store loading operations on AV-8B, F/A-
18, AH-1W, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and F-35 B/C aircraft in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be
performed in Chatsworth and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2018
other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,848,343 will be obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was
competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. The
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity
(N68335-18-D-0009) (Source: DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $39.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded $39,223,382 for modification
P00006 to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee fiscal 2018 F-35 Lightning II Joint
Strike Fighter annual sustainment contract (N00019-18-C-1041). This modification provides
for additional software sustainment and flight test support for Air Systems used by the Air
Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Services to
be provided include support to maintain, update, release, and deliver air systems software,
as well as support for F-35 flight test operations. Work will be performed in Patuxent River,
Md. (43 percent); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (41 percent); and Fort Worth (16 percent),
and is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance
(Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force) funds; and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of
$39,223,382 will be obligated at time of award; $31,429,694 of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($15,714,454;
40.06 percent); Marine Corps ($7,857,620; 20.03 percent); Navy ($7,857,620; 20.03
percent); and non-DoD participants ($7,793,688; 19.88 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Aug. 31, 2018) (Source:
DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: General Atomics, $15M
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, Calif., was awarded a $50,000
minimum, $15,000,000 maximum, sole source Indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract
(H92403-18-D-0006) with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line items for
integration and testing support for Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) MQ-9
and MQ-1C Special Operations Forces peculiar (SOF-p) modifications; procurement of GA-
ASI developed and produced aircraft modification kits; and analysis and studies to inform
future decisions on potential MALET MQ-9 and MQ-1C SOF-p modifications. Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $482,441 are being obligated at time of
award. The work will be performed in Poway, and is expected to be completed by September
2023. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 09/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., was chosen in
November 2017 to host an MQ-9 wing, and Hurlburt Field, Fla., was chosen in May 2018 to
host an MQ-9 squadron.

Contract: Lockheed, $81M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an
$81,030,000 not-to-exceed modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-
fee delivery order N00019-18-F-0584 issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-
G-0020. This modification provides for the procurement of air vehicle initial spares for the F-
35 Lightning III aircraft, including afloat spares packages, Marine Corps quick engine change
kits, and associated consumables to support the air vehicle delivery schedules for Navy and
Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas 24.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif.
(9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent);
Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H. (6.8 percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5
percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif.
(3.6 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5
percent); N. Amityville, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore,
Md. (2.2 percent); Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8
percent); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.9 percent), and is expected to be completed in December
2023. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps), funds in the amount of
$81,030,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($44,052,000; 54 percent);
and the Marine Corps ($36,978,000; 46 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note:
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: UTC, $10.5M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $10,529,891 firm-fixed-price order (F2649) against a previously issued basic
ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-8008) to implement Engineering Change Proposal
11ZR034R1 for the retrofit of 14 three bearing swivel module units for Marine Corps F-35
Lightening II. aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (80 percent); and
Oklahoma City, Okla. (20 percent), and is expected to be complete in August 2020. Fiscal
2016 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $10,529,891 will be
obligated at the 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, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: UTC, $10.2M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $10,165,914 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm
target, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0004). This modification provides for
F-35 support equipment fleet modernization efforts to include the procurement of support
equipment and associated site activation labor in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine
Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford and is expected to be completed in
August 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps.); 2017 aircraft
procurement (Navy); 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD
participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $10,165,914 will be obligated at time of award,
$3,304,578 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Navy ($2,691,305, 26 percent); Air Force ($2,589,823, 25
percent); Marine Corps ($1,038,291, 10 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($3,263,728;
32 percent); and FMS ($582,767; 6 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.


August 2018

Contract: Whitesell-Green, $17.6M
Whitesell-Green Inc., Pensacola, Fla., was awarded $17,559,000 for firm-fixed-price task
order N6945018F0727 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract
(N69450-16-D-1109) for the renovation of the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Building
101 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The work to be performed provides for renovation, to
include demolition, of the north half of the space and quarterdeck (Area A) and renovation of
the south half of the space (Area B) of Building 101 administrative areas. Project also
includes construction of a vestibule at the main entrance with incidental site work. The
contractor shall provide the labor, supervision, engineering materials, equipment, tools,
parts, supplies and transportation to perform all work described in the request for proposal.
The task order also contains one planned modification, which if issued would increase the
cumulative task order value to $17,615,859. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and
is expected to be completed by January 2021. Fiscal 2018 Navy working capital funds in the
amount of $17,559,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities
Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity (N69450-16-D-
1109). (Source: DoD, 08/30/18)

Contract: Harper, $30.8M
Harper Construction Co. Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded $30,817,653 for firm-fixed-
price task order N6247318F4873 under a previously awarded, multiple award construction
contract (N62473-18-D-5853) for construction of a F-35 simulator facility at Marine Corps Air
Station Miramar. The facility will support six full mission simulators and support spaces
including administrative, classroom, and conferences spaces. The building will also include
space for other training devices as required by the Marine Corps weapons systems planning
document and be in compliance with intelligence community technical specifications. Work
will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by May 2020. Fiscal 2018
military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $30,817,653 are obligated on
this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were
received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San
Diego, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/30/18)

Contract: UTC, $118.2M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., was
awarded not-to-exceed $118,219,503 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded fixed-
price-incentive-firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-
C-0020). This modification provides for initial spares, including four F135-PW-600 (STOVL)
engines for the Marine Corps; one power module and gearbox; four lift fan modules; and
eight drive shafts in support of the Marine Corps’ low-rate initial production Lot 11 F-35
Lightning II aircraft. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind.
(26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed
in August 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$118,219,503 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, 08/30/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $250.4M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded
a $250,438,817 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price
contract (N00019-16-C-0033). This modification definitizes pricing for F-35 Lightning II low-
rate initial production Lot 11 production non-recurring special tooling and special test
equipment. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (27.68 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (17.21
percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom,(14.04 percent); Orlando, Fla. (8.86 percent);
Nashua, N.H. (8.55 percent); San Diego, Calif. (4.42 percent); Baltimore, Md. (3.31 percent);
Marietta, Ga. (2.73 percent); Turin, Italy (1.40 percent); Rochester, United Kingdom (1.38
percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (0.70 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (0.64 percent); Palmdale,
Calif. (0.63 percent); Papendrecht, Netherlands (0.61 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (0.56
percent); East Aurora, N.Y. (0.54 percent); Irvine, Calif. (0.53 percent); Arlington, Texas
(0.53 percent); Valencia, Calif. (0.53 percent); British Columbia, Canada, (0.52 percent);
Camden, N.J. (0.39); Garden Grove, Calif. (0.37); Cheltenham, United Kingdom, (0.27);
Hauppauge, N.Y. (0.25 percent); Kjeller, Norway (0.23 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (0.22
percent); Clearfield, Utah (0.22 percent); St. Charles, Mo. (0.19 percent); Tempe, Ariz. (0.17
percent); Williston, Vt. (0.16 percent); Avon, Mass. (0.16 percent); Wichita, Kan. (0.16
percent); Inglewood, Calif. (0.13 percent); Sarasota, Fla. (0.13 percent); Kongsberg, Norway
(0.12 percent); Plano, Texas (0.12 percent); Helena, Mont. (0.11 percent); Eskisehir, Turkey
(0.11 percent); City of Industry, Calif. (0.10 percent); Montmorency, Australia (0.10 percent);
and other locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (0.92 percent), and is expected
to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine
Corps, and Navy); international partner; and foreign military sales funding in the amount of
$250,438,817 will be obligated at time of award, $168,038,355 of which will expire at the end
of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchase for the Air Force
($86,299,673; 34.46 percent); Marine Corps ($44,887,147; 17.92 percent); Navy
($36,851,534; 14.71 percent); Foreign Military Sales customers ($41,216,398; 16.46
percent); and international partners ($41,184,065; 16.45 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/30/18)

Contract: Boeing, $805.3M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a ceiling price $805,318,853 fixed-price-
incentive-firm-target contract to provide the design, development, fabrication, test,
verification, certification, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling
vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing to provide an initial operational
capability to the Navy. The work will be performed in St. Louis (45.5 percent); Indianapolis,
Ind. (6.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.1 percent); Quebec, Canada (3.1 percent); Palm
Bay, Fla. (2.3 percent); San Diego, Calif. (1.5 percent); and various locations inside and
outside the continental U.S. (37.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2024.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of
$79,050,820 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for
proposals; three offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-18-C-1012). (Source: DoD, 08/30/18) Gulf Coast
note: The Navy conducts primary aviation training in the Gulf Coast region.

MAF-built EM-2 vessel in Florida
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans completed construction on the spacecraft capsule
structure that will return astronauts to the Moon. It was shipped to Florida and arrived last
week at Kennedy Space Center. It is now undergoing final assembly into a full spacecraft.
The capsule structure, or pressure vessel, for NASA's Orion Exploration Mission-2 ( EM-2 )
spacecraft was welded together over the last seven months by Lockheed Martin technicians
and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility. Orion is the world's only exploration-
class spaceship, and the EM-2 mission will be its first flight with astronauts on board, taking
them farther into the solar system than ever before. The first pressure vessel for EM-1,
which will be used in an unmanned flight, was also built at Michoud and sent to Kenney.
(Sources, multiple, including Orlando Sentinel, Virginia Pilot, (08/28/18) Previous

Contract: Rockhill Group, $8.4M
The Rockhill Group, Molino, Fla., has been awarded an $8,430,746 firm-fixed-price
modification (P00020) to contract (FA4890-16-C-0011) for the air-to-ground intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance contract. The contract modification is for exercising Option
Year Two. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $76,627,660. Work will be
performed at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Hancock Field, N.Y.; March Air Reserve Base,
Calif.; and Creech AFB, Nev. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019 for this
option period. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint
Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/29/18)

Contract: PAE Aviation, $17.9M
PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, N.J., has been awarded a $17,865,292
modification to contract FA4890-15-C-0018.  Contractor will provide functional and quality
assurance support for the aerial targets program, which directly supports live-fire weapons
system testing and enables the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group in the developmental and
operational weapons testing for all air-to-air missiles for the F-22, F-35, F-16, and F-15
aircraft. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; and Holloman AFB, N.M.,
and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and
maintenance funds in the amount of $17,865,292 will be obligated at the time of award. Air
Combat Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-
Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/29/18)

Contract: Booz Allen Hamilton, $17.6M
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., is awarded $17,559,070 for a firm-fixed-price, cost-
plus-fixed-fee, one-year task order (M95494-18-F-0009) under a previously awarded
General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services
(OASIS) contract (GS00Q14OADU108) for Marine Corps Installations Command
Headquarters directorate wide professional services. The services procured include:
program management; logistics program support; information technology program support;
operations support; planning support; government and external affairs support; facilities
support; and enterprise content management support. This task order includes four one-
year option periods, which, if exercised, could bring the cumulative value of this task order to
$82,262,555.  Work will be performed at McLean (54 percent); Arlington, Va. (35 percent);
Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan (4 percent); New Orleans, La.
(2 percent); Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (2 percent); Marine Corps Base
Camp Lejeune, N.C. (2 percent); and Charleston, S.C. (1 percent). Work is expected to be
completed Aug. 31, 2019. If all options are exercised, work will continue through Aug. 31,
2023. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of
$1,573,147 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the fiscal year.
This task order was competitively solicited via GSA OASIS, with three proposals received.
The Marine Corps Installations Command, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 08/29/18)

Customers to see price decrease
Gulf Power today filed an agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission seeking
approval to reduce rates for 2019 and beyond by some $9.6 million on an annual basis. This
reduction reflects the remaining tax savings resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Of that
amount, $3.8 million will benefit businesses and industrial customers, including Northwest
Florida’s military bases. (Source: Gulf Power, 08/29/18)

Bell in Lafayette closes
LAFAYETTE, La. – Bell Helicopters is shutting down its operation at the Lafayette Regional
Airport. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) said the state’s contract with Bell was being
terminated due to underperformance. LED provided $26 million in funding to the
manufacturer in 2013 to establish an assembly base in the state. The facility was initially
supposed to be the final assembly line for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X but later transitioned to
the 525 cabin subassembly facility. Part of the agreement was that Bell would create 115
new direct jobs. Bell renegotiated the contract last year to bring that number down to 95. But
Bell currently employs 22 full-time workers at the site. The work done in Lafayette will be
done now in Amarillo, Texas. LED is seeking to be repaid $16 million. (Sources: KLFY,
Helicopter Investor, 08/23/18) Lafayette is about two hours west of New Orleans along
Interstate 10.

Contract: BAE Systems, $83.5M
BAE Systems, Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Md., is awarded an
$83,479,530 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract. This level of effort contract provides up to a maximum of 1,012,800 hours of direct
labor support services. Tasking includes maintenance, integrated logistic support,
management, life cycle sustainment, and the upgrade of current systems; such as the
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance system; using new and emerging technologies in support
of the Special Communications Mission Solutions Division. Work will be performed in
California, Md. (38 percent); Chesapeake, Va. (26 percent); Spring Lake, N. C. (9 percent);
San Diego, Calif. (7 percent); Pranzer Kaserne, Germany (4 percent); Fort Walton Beach,
Fla. (3 percent); Fort Bliss, Texas (3 percent); St. Inigoes, Md. (3 percent); Fort Campbell,
Ky. (2 percent); Fort Lewis, Wash. (2 percent); Homestead, Fla. (1 percent); Fort Carson,
Colo. (1 percent); and Camp Lejeune, N.C. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in
August 2023. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on
individual task orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via an
electronic request for proposal, with two offers received. The Naval Air Warfare Center
Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-18-D-0062).
(Source: DoD, 08/23/18)

Contract: Technical Systems, $10.6M
Technical Systems Integration Inc., Chesapeake, Va., is awarded a $10,585,142 firm-fixed-
price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for depot-level repair, overhaul, and
modification for the MK-105 magnetic minesweeping gear. The MK105 Magnetic Influence
Minesweeping System is a high-speed catamaran hydrofoil platform which is towed behind
the MH-53E helicopter and is used to sweep magnetic influence mines. This contract
includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $54,044,081. Work
will be performed in Panama City, Fla., and is expected to be completed by August 2019.
Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,657,763 will be
obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers
received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, is
the contracting activity (N61331-18-D-0011). (Source: DoD, 08/23/18)

Contract: MSE Group, $10M
MSE Group LLC, San Antonio, Texas, is awarded a maximum amount $10,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for professional hazardous
material and waste management environmental compliance and engineering services in the
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). A
task order in the amount of $15,659 is being awarded to prepare Emergency Planning and
Community Right-To-Know Act Sections 312 and 313 regulatory requirements for reporting
year 2018 at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla. Work for this task order is expected to
be completed by July 2019. All work on this contract will be performed at various Navy and
Marine Corps installations in the NAVFAC Southeast AOR. The term of the contract is not to
exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of August 2023. Fiscal 2018 operations
and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $15,659 are obligated on this
award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task orders will be primarily
funded by operations and maintenance (Navy). This contract was competitively procured via
the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. The Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity
(N69450-18-D-0119). (Source: DoD, 08/23/18)

F-35 nose gear collapses
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. –  An F-35 that returned to base after an in-flight emergency
was photographed with its nose pointed down after its nose gear collapsed. The plane had
the ground incident shortly after noon Wednesday, according to the 33rd Fighter Wing.
Nobody was injured. Officials say the 58th Fighter Squadron jet was parked on the flight line
when the front nose gear collapsed. Eglin shares the runway with Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Airport. No commercial traffic was affected. An investigation into the circumstances
surrounding the mishap is under way. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 08/22/18)

Contract: Boeing, $8.2M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded an $8,192,003 firm-fixed-price contract
for five Automated System Test Set Trailers and spares. Work will be performed in St. Louis
and will be completed by Aug. 20, 2020. Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of
$8,192,003 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8678-18-C-0007). (Source:
DoD, 08/22/18)

Airman getting Medal of Honor
A Hurlburt Field airman who gave his life on the battlefield will be recognized Wednesday for
his sacrifice. Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman will posthumously receive the Medal of
Honor. Air Force video of his March 2002 battle in Afghanistan shows Chapman and his
reconnaissance team. They engaged the enemy in the rescue of a Navy petty officer who'd
fallen from the chopper they were on, landing on an enemy-infested mountain top. Despite
being wounded in the rescue, Chapman continued to fight, ultimately losing his life. During
that battle 16 years ago, seven service members lost their lives in a battle that lasted more
than an hour. Chapman becomes the 19th airman to win the nation’s highest military honor,
and the first airman since the Vietnam era. (Source: WEAR-TV, Northwest Florida Daily
News, 08/20/18)

Contract: Kratos, $109M
Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, Calif., has been awarded a
$108,959,357 firm-fixed-price contract, for Lot 14-16 production and contractor logistics
support. Work will be performed at Sacramento and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31,
2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement
funds in the amount of $27,094,365 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8678‐18‐
C‐0002). (Source: DoD, 08/21/18)

Whiting gets another award
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. - The Department of Energy recognized NAS
Whiting Field this week for its contributions to energy efficiency, conservation and renewable
energy technologies. Selected earlier this month as the Department of the Navy’s small
shore installation Energy Excellence award winner for 2018, NAS Whiting Field’s recent Utility
Energy Savings Contract (UESC) was also selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) as
a Federal Energy and Management Program (FEMP) award for 2018. The project was one
of only nine selected throughout the entire federal government, and the only Department of
Navy project recognized.  (Source: NAS Whiting, 08/21/18)

Contract: Jacobs, $13.9M
Jacobs Technology Inc., Tampa, Fla., is awarded a $13,879,811 cost-plus-fixed-fee-term
contract. This is a bridge contract that provides for uninterrupted contractor support
services, most importantly in the areas of information technology (IT) and information
assurance (IA), for the F-35 Joint Program Office. Services to be provided under this
contract include program management, IT, IA, enterprise architecture, emerging capabilities
and requirements, operations management, enterprise management, and asset
management support. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va. (77 percent); Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif. (6 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (4 percent); Eglin AFB, Fla. (4 percent);
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (3 percent); China Lake, Calif. (2 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (2
percent); and Jacksonville, Fla. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in January
2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $7,545,000 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
6.302-2. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting
activity (N68335-18-C-0674). (Source: DoD, 08/20/18)

Relativity making history next year
Relativity Space, a California-based company that’s building a rocket using far fewer parts
thanks to additive manufacturing, will test for the first time in history, the combination of a 3D
printed engine with a 3D printed fuel tank at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Miss., in 2019.
That’s according to a story by KABC-TV. The company’s operation is in what the station
reports as a nondescript business park in Inglewood.  Building a rocket usually takes 12 to
18 months and consists of more than 100,000 parts. Relativity Space takes two months and
the rocket is made of fewer than 1,000 parts. (Source: KABC-TV, 08/17/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $26.1M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a $26,127,742 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001918F2038)
against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order
provides for non-recurring engineering activities associated with the F-35 Autonomic
Logistics Information System (ALIS) Security Architecture Phase III design, development,
integration and test of the ALIS Sovereign Data Management (SDM) system in support of the
Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and F-35 international partners. This effort provides F-35
international partners the capability to review and block messages to prevent sovereign data
loss. Additionally, the effort includes studies and recommendations to improve the security
architecture of ALIS. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (53 percent); and Orlando, Fla.
(47 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2020. Fiscal 2017 and 2018
research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); and
international partner funds in the amount of $26,127,742 will be obligated at time of award,
$6,912,067 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases
for the Air Force ($10,769,545; 41 percent); Marine Corps ($7,895,656; 30 percent); Navy
($1,988,809; 8 percent), and international partners ($5,473,732; 21 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/17/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

NASA selects projects
NASA selected 20 research and technology proposals valued at $15 million from 19
American small businesses. Each is partnering with research institutions for Phase II of NASA’
s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The selections include two projects
supporting Stennis Space Center: One is “Through Wall Wireless Intelligent Sensor an
Health monitoring,” developed by American GNC Corp. of Simi Valley, Calif., an Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York. The other is “High Performance Simulation Tool for
Multiphysics Propulsion Using Fidelity-Adaptive Combustion Modeling,” developed by
Streamline Numerics, Inc. of Gainesville, Fla., and Stanford University of Stanford, Calif. Only
small businesses awarded Phase I contracts are eligible to submit a proposal for a Phase II
funding agreement. Phase II is focused on the development, demonstration and delivery of
the innovation. Phase II projects are chosen as a result of competitive evaluations and
based on selection criteria provided in the Solicitation. Phase II contracts last for 24 months
with a maximum funding of $750,000. For a complete list of the STTR selections, click here.
(Source: NASA/SSC, 08/17/18)

Bridenstine on hand for RS-25 test
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Operators conducted a successful test of RS-25
developmental engine No. 0525 – complete with a new flight controller unit – on the A-1 Test
Stand as new NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other agency officials watched. The
hot fire was the first RS-25 test at Stennis since February, when operators powered the
engine to its highest operating level ever. It also was the first test of developmental engine
No. 0525 since August 2015. It marked the first in a series of nine scheduled tests on engine
No. 0525 through the rest of the year and into 2019. Each will feature an RS-25 flight
controller for use on an actual SLS mission, as well as testing engine components made with
innovative manufacturing designed to reduce the cost of future engines. Four RS-25
engines will power the Space Launch System designed to take astronauts on deep-space
missions. (Source: NASA, 08/14/18)

August newsletter available
The August issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter is now available. This
issue has a story about the effort to expand the MRO operations at Pensacola International,
and a story about the development of an aviation park just outside Naval Air Station Whiting
Field near Milton. Both promise to make the Pensacola metro area a leader in the field.
There is also a story about the recent Southeast Aerospace and Defense Conference in
Mobile, where that city's aerospace footprint continues to grow. (Source: GCAC Newsletter,
08/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $480M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a not-to-
exceed $480,000,000 undefinitized contract for air-launched rapid response weapon critical
design review and test and production readiness support. Work will be performed in Orlando
and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source
acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of
$5,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-18-C-0021). (Source:
DoD, 08/13/18)

Contract: Boeing, $17M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $17,002,107 for firm-fixed-price delivery
order N0001918F2654 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-
0001). This order is for the retrofit documentation and kits to convert nine F/A-18E and two
F/A-18F aircraft into a Blue Angel configuration in accordance with engineering change
proposal 6480. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed in
December 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of
$17,002,107 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, 08/13/18) Gulf Coast note: The Blue Angels are based in Pensacola,
Fla.

Two repair hangars open
ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Aircraft maintenance service provider Yulista Holding has opening a new
fixed- and rotary-wing facility at the Southern Alabama Regional Airport. It includes two
hangers, an office, and manufacturing and storage space, with services geared toward
Lockheed C-130 and Boeing 737 aircraft. The airport's distance to the Eglin Air Force Base
and other Northwest Florida military installations opens new opportunities for contracts, the
company said. Yulista, based in Huntsville, Ala., also announced this week it had completed
a new 80,000-square foot hanger at the Huntsville Executive Airport. (Source: Intelligent
Aerospace, 08/10/18) Yulista also has a maritime operation in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Contract: Lockheed, $302M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$301,980,301 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F0472 against a previously
issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the
procurement of ancillary mission equipment for F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production
Lot 12 aircraft in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, the 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 completed in January 2021. Fiscal
2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and
Marine Corps), non-DoD participant and FMS funds in the amount of $301,980,301 will be
obligated at time of award, $41,066,198 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This
order combines purchases for the Air Force ($109,727,547; 36 percent); Marine Corps
($50,115,140; 17 percent); Navy ($8,979,210; 3 percent); non-DoD participants
($102,334,986; 34 percent); and FMS customers ($30,823,418; 10 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/10/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Choctawhatchee, $20M
Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc., DeFuniak Springs, Fla., has been awarded a
maximum $19,989,648 modification (P00012), incorporating the economic-price-adjustment
agreement to the existing 50-year contract (SP0600-16-C-8314) with no option periods, for
electric utility services. 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 2018 through 2067 operations
and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort
Belvoir, Va. (Source: DoD, 08/10/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $105M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$104,991,053 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract
(N00019-18-C-1004) for continued design maturation and development of contractually
identified Block 4 common capabilities. These efforts are in support of the F-35 Phase 2.2(A)
(1) pre-modernization of common capabilities in support of the Air Force, Navy, Marine
Corps, and the international partners. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected
to be completed in July 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air
Force) and international partner funds in the amount of $27,000,000 will be obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Air Force ($83,950,846; 79.96 percent) and the international
partners ($21,040,207; 20.04 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/09/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Raytheon, $110M
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded an $110,000,000 total-package approach,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Paveway Family of Weapons. The
contract action provides a total-package approach for Paveway-specific activities including
but not limited to: studies, production, certification, integration, and sustainment. Work will be
performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed Feb. 9, 2029. This contract involves
foreign military sales (FMS) to the Philippines and countries with active cases to acquire
Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons.
FMS funds in the amount of $1,554,527 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8681-18-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 08/09/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $19.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$19,931,983 for modification P00010 to a delivery order (N0001917F0108) previously
issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification provides for
the procurement of Aircraft Management System (AMS) and Panoramic Cockpit Display
(PCD) components, mitigating hardware lead time schedule risk for Technical Refresh Phase
3 development, as well as integration of AMS and PCD into identified development
laboratories to support Lot 15 F-35 Lightning II production. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth and is expected to be completed in September 2019. Fiscal 2018 research,
development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $15,852,703 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval
Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
08/08/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Continental begins plant work
MOBILE, Ala. – Continental Motors has begun work on a nearly 275,000-square-foot engine
and parts manufacturing facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The plant will include $40
million in new equipment and an area dedicated to new manufacturing techniques and
processes, such as additive manufacturing. The plant, which consolidates operations
scattered among nearly a dozen buildings, is expected to be operational in 2019.
Continental Motors, which employs 400 workers in Mobile, is a subsidiary of China’s AVIC
International Holding LTD. It produces piston and turbine engines for light aircraft, and also
provides services. (Source: al.com, 08/05/18. Birmingham Business Journal, AP via U.S.
News and World Report, 08/06/18)

NAS Whiting wins award
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton was is
the recipient of the Department of the Navy Energy Excellence Award for 2018 in the Navy
Small Shore category. The announcement was made Aug. 3 by the Secretary of the Navy.
The award program promotes excellence in the areas of energy security, new technology,
innovation, program management and efficiency across the department. Whiting Field
successfully implemented several initiatives resulting in a nearly 20 percent energy intensity
reduction, already exceeding the 2020 energy goals established by the Secretary of the
Navy. This feat was possible in part through completion of a year-long Utility Energy Service
Contract in partnership with Gulf Power. (Source: Naval Air Station Whiting Field, 08/06/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $13.1M
Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $13,100,000 cost-plus-fixed-
fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
modification (P00007) to contract FA8656-15-D-0019 for advanced medium-range air-to-air
missile (AMRAAM) technical support. The contractor will provide technical services and
analysis supporting the AMRAAM weapon system. Work will be performed in Tucson and is
expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. The modification brings the total cumulative
face value of the contract to $35,000,000. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.
Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 08/06/18)

Contract: Straub, $16.8M
Straub Construction Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif/, is awarded $16,800,000 for firm-fixed-price task
order N6247318F4874 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract
(N62473-16-D-1887) for construction of the Air Wing Training Facility at Naval Air Station,
Fallon. The work to be performed provides for construction of the facility that will support
desk-style aircraft simulators, Virtual Aegis Combat simulators, F-35 Mission Rehearsal
Trainers, and unmanned aerial system simulators, E-2D simulators and support spaces.
Project will be constructed with reinforced concrete masonry with seismic upgrades,
reinforced concrete slab, structural steel framing, elastomeric roof and structural elements
that would allow the expansion of the facility in the future if required. Work will be performed
in Fallon and is expected to be completed by August 2020. Fiscal 2017 military construction
(Navy) contract funds in the amount of $16,800,000 are obligated on this award and will not
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task
order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/06/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Sentient, $49M
Sentient Digital Inc., doing business as Entrust Government Solutions, New Orleans, La., is
awarded a total $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information
technology (IT) engineering support services. IT services in this contract will assist Military
Sealift Command’s (MSC) Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems
(C4S) division (N6) in providing and sustaining Department of Defense (DoD) and
Department of the Navy (DoN) compliant technical C4S solutions. Additionally, this contract
will satisfy emerging requirements, enhance and develop IT capabilities in support of MSC’s
mission and assist in the development of governance to ensure IT capabilities align to MSC
N6’s strategic business support plan, MSC N6’s technical architecture road maps, DoD, and
DoN mandates. The solutions primarily satisfy emergent cyber security mandates and
technical refreshes for end of life hardware and software. Work will be performed in Norfolk,
Va., and is expected to be completed Aug. 15, 2023. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds in the
amount of $10,000 will be obligated as the initial task order and will satisfy the minimum
guarantee requirements. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was competitively procured, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business
Opportunities website, with eight offers received. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command,
Norfolk, is the contracting activity (N32205-18-D-1000). (Source: DoD, 08/06/18)

Airport completes runway improvement
Nearly $5 million worth of improvements are now finished at Stennis International Airport in
the community of Kiln in Hancock County. The 8,500-foot grooved and lighted runway is an
essential component to attracting new companies to the airpark, which is currently home to
16 companies and nearly 400 employees. Stennis Airport also serves as a military training
facility, relying on both the runway as well as Stennis Space Center’s acoustical buffer zone.
The $4.85 million in funding came from the Federal Aviation Administration's airport
improvement program. The last major runway pavement overlay was performed nearly 20
years ago and was at the end of its design life. (Source: WLOX-TV, 08/06/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $33M
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded a $32,077,853
modification (P00720) to contract F04701-02-C-0002 for Advanced Extremely High
Frequency (AEHF) Satellite Vehicle 4. The contract modification is to implement SV 4
operational resiliency phase one for the AEHF. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale and is
expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 space research; and development
test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,086,205 are being obligated at the time of
award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,236,908,810. Space and Missile
Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 08/03/18) Gulf Coast note: Core propulsion subsystem work the AEHF is done by
Lockheed Martin at Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Contract: Multiple, $68.8M
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z042); CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va.
(N00189-18-D-Z043); Deloitte & Touche LLP, Arlington, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z044); Systems
Planning and Analysis Inc., Alexandria, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z045); and Whitney, Bradley &
Brown Inc., Reston, Va. (N00189-18-D-Z046), are awarded an estimated $68,606,390
multiple award cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that will
include terms and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-
price task orders to provide contractor support of strategic assessment and planning;
manpower assessment; planning and programming analysis support; financial program
management; manpower, personnel, training and education program and policy assessment
and management; and quantitative analysis, forecasting, performance assessment, and
research, development, test and evaluation program management support in support of the
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) manpower, personnel, training and education
domain comprised of the DCNO, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command,
the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training, and
Commander Navy Recruiting Command. The contracts will run concurrently and will include a
36-month base ordering period and two 36-month optional ordering periods which if
exercised, the total value of this contract will be $223,902,299. Work will be performed in
Millington, Tenn. (50 percent); Arlington, Va. (30 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (10 percent);
various locations throughout the continental U.S. (8 percent); and various contractor
facilitates (2 percent). The base ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed
by August 2021; if all options are exercised, the ordering period will be completed by August
2027. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will
be obligated ($10,000 on each of the five contracts to fund the contracts’ minimum amounts)
and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively
procured for the award of multiple contracts pursuant to the authority set forth in Federal
Acquisition Regulation 16.504. The requirement was solicited through the Federal Business
Opportunities website, with 11 offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet
Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 08/03/18)

Aerojet moving toward production run
As the next series of RS-25 engine test firings at the Stennis Space Center, Miss., nears,
Aerojet Rocketdyne is assembling the new components of its “production restart” design and
fabricating the parts for new flight engines. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 program is primarily
based out of its Canoga Park facility in the Los Angeles area, where most of the engineering
and production of the engines is done. All of the flight engines are planned to be delivered
to NASA by July, 2024. The new engines are due to begin flying on the fifth Space Launch
System (SLS) launch. The SLS program has 16 engines left over from the Space Shuttle
era, which will be used on the first four launches – four engines per launch. The engines are
modified from their Space Shuttle configurations to operate at a higher power level and more
severe thermal environment. They went through extensive ground testing from early 2015
through late 2017. Changes to the engine design will be certified in part during dozens of
ground test firings at Stennis, grouped into a series of tests on different ground test engines.
The first production restart test series, called “Retrofit 1a,” was completed in late February.
That series demonstrated the first major production restart component, the pogo
accumulator assembly. The pogo units are now built using a 3-D printing technique. The last
of four hot-fire tests saw development engine 0528 (E0528) throttled up to a record 113
percent RPL. The upcoming Retrofit 1b test series is currently targeted to start in the A-1
test stand at Stennis in mid-August. Following the completion of the rapid-turnaround
demonstration of the AR-22 engine, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s other SSME derivative, E0525
was delivered to the stand on July 23 for installation. (Source: NASA Spaceflight, 07/31/18)


JULY 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $171.7M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a $171,705,115 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded F-35
Lightning II low rate initial production Lot 11 contract (N00019-16-C-00033). This
modification authorizes the procurement of diminishing manufacturing sources redesign
activities in support of the F-35 Lightning II air system. Work will be performed in Fort Worth
and is expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air
Force); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy and Marine Corps); and international partner
funds in the amount of $171,705,115 are being obligated at time of award, $68,654,573 of
which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases
for the Air Force ($68,654,573; 39.99 percent); Navy ($34,327,287; 19.99 percent); Marine
Corps ($34,327,287; 19.99 percent); and international partners ($34,395,968; 20.03
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 07/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $16.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$16,164,426 for modification P00663 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-
price contract (N00019-02-C-3002). This modification provides for Phase 3 F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter Verification Simulation (VSim) / F-35 In-a-Box (FIAB) delivery of updates to the FIAB
software model. In addition, this modification provides continued FIAB software model
development, integration, validation, verification and support. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth (80 percent); Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. (10 percent); and Marietta, Ga.
(10 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2018 research,
development, test and evaluation funds (Air Force and Navy) in the amount of $6,926,436
will be obligated at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($4,495,926; 65 percent);
and Navy ($2,430,510; 35 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $7.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded
$7,808,741 for modification P00004 to a previously issued order issued against basic
ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This modification provides for support for first of
class flying trials and release of the military permit to fly for F-35B Lightning aircraft in
support of the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Salmesbury,
United Kingdom (52 percent); Fort Worth (44 percent); Greenville, N.C. (2 percent); Orlando,
Fla. (1 percent); and Patuxent River, Md. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in
June 2020. International partner funds in the amount of $7,808,741 will be obligated against
this modification at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. An additional $5,783,000 is being obligated against previously awarded definitized
contract for a total of $13,591,741. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/31/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is
home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Applied Research, $48.7M
Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a $48,700,000 basic
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Munitions Weapons Effectiveness
Manuals and a $4,024,270 task order. The contract provides for software development and
training. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base, Ohio; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. This contract has a five-year ordering
period with work expected to be completed Aug. 6, 2024. This award is the result of a
competitive acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the
amount of $300,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Test Center, Eglin
Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. The contract number is FA2487-18-D-0129; the
first delivery order number is FA2487-18-F-1029. (Source: DoD, 07/31/18)

Contract: Titan, $9.4M
Titan Facility Services, Gilbert, Ariz., has been awarded a $9,394,235 firm-fixed price
contract for Healthcare Aseptic Management Services. The contract provides for medical
aseptic housekeeping, waste management, and linen management. These services
constitute the enterprise-level Healthcare Aseptic Management Services requirement for the
U.S. Air Force Medical Service as directed by the Healthcare Aseptic Management Services
Requirement Approval Document. Work will be performed at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.;
Vance AFB, Okla.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Columbus AFB, Miss.; Eglin AFB,
Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; MacDill AFB, Fla.; Patrick AFB, Fla.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Keesler
AFB, Miss.; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Charleston AFB, S.C.;
and Shaw AFB, S.C.. The awards include a transition period from Aug. 16, 2018 - Sept. 30,
2018, funded with fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds. A base-year period plus
four, one-year-option periods will follow the transition period from Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30,
2023. The base period will be funded incrementally using fiscal year 2019 operations and
maintenance funds. This award is the result of a competitive, small business set-aside
acquisition. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, is the
contracting activity (FA8052-18-C-0009). (Source: DoD, 07/30/18)

Contract: Radiance, $19.8M
Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $19,776,547, cost-plus-
fixed-fee completion contract for Small Business Cyber Security Operations Center (SB-
CSOC). The scope of this effort is the development of a SB-CSOC capability. Unlike private
security operations centers or managed security services providers, the SB-CSOC will
provide direct integration with state and federal organizations and cyber mission forces,
enabling small businesses to adopt best-of-breed cybersecurity strategies (such as those
based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework).
Work will be performed in Baton Rouge, La., and is expected to be completed by July 29,
2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, offers were solicited electronically
via an open broad agency announcement and two offers were received. Air Force Research
Laboratory, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-18-C-0048). (Source: DoD,
07/30/18)

NCCIPS contract awarded
NASA has awarded a contract to COLSA Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., to provide facility
operations support services to the National Center for Critical Information Processing and
Storage (NCCIPS). NCCIPS is a federal shared services data center managed by the NASA
Shared Services Center (NSSC) at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, Miss. NCCIPS
Version Two is a firm, fixed price contract that begins Aug. 1 with a 60-day phase-in period,
followed by a one-year base period, four one-year options and three one-year award term
options. The potential total value of the contract is approximately $107.4 million. The
contractor will be responsible for secure facility operations, maintenance, management,
environmental analysis, energy management, information technology, system power, and
network integration in support of NCCIPS. (Source: NASA, 07/23/18)

Contract: UTC, $24.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is
awarded a $24,629,842 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-
price-incentive-fee-target contract (N00019-14-C-0004). This modification provides for the
procurement of F135 Low-Rate Initial Production 9 non-annualized sustainment support
equipment and associated labor for depot activation outside the continental U.S. to include
support equipment fleet modernization in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force,
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and non-Department of Defense participants. Work will be
performed in East Hartford (90 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (10 percent), and is expected
to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and
Navy), FMS and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $24,629,842 will be obligated at
time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Air Force ($310,294; 1 percent); Marine Corps ($134,106; 0.5
percent); Navy ($84,622; 0.3 percent); FMS ($50,350; 0.2 percent); and non-DoD
participants ($24,050,470; 98 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/24/18) Gulf Coast note: The F135 powers
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Aero projects funding get prelim OK
Triumph Gulf Coast on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to $64.5 million in grants to
expand the region’s aerospace and aviation infrastructure. The Triumph board voted
unanimously to support $56 million in major expansions of the Pensacola International
Airport’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and $8.5 million for substantial
expansion of Whiting Aviation Park in Santa Rosa County. Triumph Chairman Don Gaetz
said the investments “will directly create over 3,100 high-paying jobs” and grow Northwest
Florida as a leader in aerospace. The funds for Pensacola is contingent upon obtaining
more than $75 million now being sought from city, county, state and federal sources and $59
million in commitments to the project by private companies. The next step for the Pensacola
and Whiting projects is agreement on a term sheet that will stipulate the obligations of all
funding partners and include performance requirements and a “claw back” that would allow
Triumph to reclaim its funds if jobs aren’t created and sustained, as committed by the private
and public sponsors of the proposals. (Source: Triumph Gulf Coast, 07/18/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $164M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a
$164,000,000 contract modification (P00034) to previously awarded, sole-source, cost-plus-
incentive-fee, cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract, HQ0147-10-D-0001, for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Field Support
Contract (TFSC). This modification will increase the total ceiling value from $561,000,000 to
$725,000,000. The contractor will continue to perform the same effort under the general
scope of the TFSC which includes logistics performance requirements, forward stationing for
theater support, logistics information capabilities, post deployment software support, product
assurance, safety, missile support, security and engineering services. This modification will
also incorporate the International Engineering Services Program and Field Surveillance
Program activity. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; Grand
Prairie, Texas; and Troy, Ala. The ordering period remains from March 25, 2010, through
March 31, 2019. This contract was awarded under the sole-source authority pursuant to
Federal Acquisition Regulations 6302-1, “Only one responsible source and no other
supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements”. No additional funds are being
obligated by this modification; fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019, operations and maintenance and
procurement funds will be obligated with execution of future task orders. No task orders are
being issued at this time. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting
activity (HQ0147-10-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 07/18/18)

Contract: Northrop, $19.3M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $19,328,060 for fixed-price-
incentive successive target modification P00007 to a previously awarded contract (N00019-
17-C-0018) to procure integrated functional capability (IFC) 4.0 unique material for the MQ-
4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System. The material will be utilized for inline modifications and
retrofit efforts to convert the MQ-4C Triton to the IFC 4.0 configuration. Work will be
performed in San Diego, Calif. (22 percent); Waco, Texas (16 percent); New Town, N.D. (15
percent); West Chester, Ohio (9 percent); Middletown, Wisc. (9 percent); Malabar, Fla. (9
percent); Menlo Park, Calif. (4 percent); Placentia, Calif. (3 percent), Medford, N.Y. (3
percent); San Clemente, Calif. (2 percent); Bridgeport, W.Va. (less than 1 percent); and
various locations in the continental U.S. (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in July
2020. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $19,328,060 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,
07/18/18) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman does fuselage work on Triton in Moss Point,
Miss.

Contract: PC Mechanical, $19M
PC Mechanical Inc., Santa Maria, Calif., is awarded a $19,000,000 firm-fixed-price
modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
(N39430-15-D-1604) to exercise option three for inspection, overhaul, repair, refurbishment,
preventive maintenance, and logistics management information services to reconstitute the
force of Civil Engineer Support Equipment (CESE) and Civil Engineer End Items (CEEI)
under the CESE/CEEI Life Extension Program (CLEP) at Naval Base Ventura County. The
total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $76,000,000. No task orders are
being issued at this time. Work will be performed in Port Hueneme, Calif. (90 percent); and
Gulfport, Miss. (10 percent), and this option period is from July 2018 to July 2019. No funds
will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they
are issued. Task orders will be primarily funded by fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance
(Navy). The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme,
Calif., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/18/18)

Contract: Harris Corp., $8M
Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., has been awarded a $7,999,668 firm-fixed price contract, for
AN/PRC-160 radios. This contract provides 264 Harris Corporation High Frequency Falcon III
AN/PRC-160 radios. The radios will be delivered to Fort Benning, Ga.; Pope Army Airfield, N.
C.; JB Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.; Louisville,
Ky.; and Portland, Ore.. The radios will be delivered by Sept. 20 2018. This award is a result
of a competitive acquisition that was posted to Federal Business Opportunities, with two
offers received. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,999,668
are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is
$7,999,668. 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/18/18)

Report: HPM chosen to A220 FAL
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus has named Hoar Program Management (HPM) to be in charge of
building the new assembly line for the A220 series plane in Mobile, according to FOX 10
News. It’s the same company that built the A320 assembly line. (Source: WALA-TV,
07/16/18) The A220 is the renamed Bombardier CSeries. It will be built in Mobile, as well as
Quebec, Canada, as part of a joint venture between Airbus and Bombardier. Ground
breaking is expected later this year. HPM, which began in Birmingham, Ala., has locations
across Alabama and elsewhere. In addition to building the A320 final assembly line in Mobile,
HPM built the recently opened VT MAE hangar in Pensacola, Fla.Previous

Airbus partners with DB Schenker
Airbus and DB Schenker have partnered to develop a logistics plan to use waterways to
transport components to its A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., reducing road transport.
Using a new roll-on/roll-off terminal, its barge, and a newly-dredged section of river, Airbus
can use larger vessels to transfer components by water. Larger ocean going vessels are
now being used for the international transport of four complete “ship sets” per month. DB
Schenker, working with local contractors, also refurbished a pier at the production plant and
constructed a new hangar. (Source: Logistics Manager, 07/13/18)

Contract: Northrop, $41.2M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $41,229,512 for cost-plus-
fixed-fee modification 08 to order 0041 against a previously issued basic ordering
agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This modification increases the ceiling and extends the
period of performance on the delivery order to provide test, maintenance and logistics
support services to sustain MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system (UAS) air vehicles, mission
control and operator training systems. In addition, this delivery order provides for technical
support from field service representatives to ensure that the MQ-4C UAS aircraft are mission-
capable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions supporting Triton’s early
operating capability. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (50 percent); Point Mugu,
Calif. (25 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (20 percent); and Yigo, Guam (5 percent), and is
expected to be completed in March 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);
and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,929,251 are being
obligated on this award, $5,469,251 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
07/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman does fuselage work on Global Hawk variants,
including Triton, in Moss Point, Miss.

Blue Angels air shows
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team will have two air
shows close to home this weekend and next. This weekend the team performs at an air show
at Pensacola Beach, just across the bay from the team’s home at Naval Air Station
Pensacola. Then next weekend the team will be over the skies of Biloxi, Miss., about 120
miles west of Pensacola. (Source: GCAC, 07/13/18)

JetBlue getting 60 A220s
TOULOUSE, France – JetBlue today became the first customer for the newly-rebranded
Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the
larger A220-300 model.  In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus
A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be
powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. “JetBlue’s selection of the A220 aircraft as a
complement to its growing A320 Family fleet is a tremendous endorsement – both of the
A220 itself and of the way these two aircraft can work together to provide airline network
flexibility and a great passenger experience,” said Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer for
Airbus. Airbus manufactures, markets and supports A220 aircraft under the recently finalized
“C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership” (CSALP) agreement. (Source: Airbus, 07/10/18) The
A220 will be built at an assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Previous

GKN hiring now
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – GKN Aerospace has hired 40 people to work at its new manufacturing
facility at the airport and is actively recruiting and training more new employees, officials said
Monday at a press conference. Also, the plant’s new general manager Preston Mathis was
introduced at the conference held at the Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Gulf Coast
State Community College, which GKN has partnered with to help train employees. The
building at Venture Crossings is completed and equipment is being moved into the facility.
By next year, officials say they will hire 172 people and be producing aircraft component
parts. To receive incentive funds, the company will be required to create at least 170 new
full-time equivalent jobs at an annual wage of $63,156 by the end of 2020. “GKN has
committed to hire 172 people,” said Becca Hardin, president of the Bay Economic
Development Alliance, which recruited the business, adding that the company has invested
$55 million in the facility and equipment. Kim Bodine, executive director for CareerSource
Gulf Coast, said more than 900 people since last August have applied for the jobs on the
CareerSource page taking applications. (Source: News Herald, 07/09/18)

CSeries gets new name
TOULOUSE, France – The aircraft known as the CSeries has a new name now: the A220.
Airbus revealed the A220 at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre, near
Toulouse. The A220-300 landed directly from the painting wearing its new Airbus name and
colors. The A220 family comprises two models, the A220-100 and A220-300, formerly
Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300, respectively. The aircraft are for the 100 to 150 seat
market and complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family. (Source: Airbus,
07/10/18) An agreement between Europe’s Airbus and Canada’s Bombardier, in which
Airbus is a majority holder of the former CSeries jetliner, will result in a new Bombardier
assembly line in Mobile, Ala., next to the current A320 series assembly line.

Contract: DynCorp Int: $14.9M
DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $14,909,094 modification
(P00022) to contract (FA8617-17-C-6210) for continued contractor operated and
maintained base supply support. The purpose of this contract modification is to exercise an
option to extend services in accordance with 52.217-8 "Option to Extend Services." Work will
be performed at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Randolph Air Force
Base, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Vance Air Force Base, Okla.; Air Force
Combat Systems Officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.; Navy Naval Flight Officer at
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.; Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla.; Naval Air Station
Corpus Christi, Texas; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. (satellite), and Army Aviation
Flight Test Directorate (satellite). Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018.
Fiscal 2018 Air Force operations and maintenance; fiscal 2018 Navy operations and
maintenance; fiscal 2018 Navy research development test and evaluation; Navy defense
working capital, and fiscal 2018 Army operations and maintenance funds are being obligated
at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $261,922,970 Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Training Aircraft Division, Joint Primary Aircraft
Training System, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 07/06/18)

Boeing, Embraer to join forces
Boeing has agreed to take control of Embraer’s jetliner business, a deal that will add a
smaller single-aisle aircraft to the Boeing portfolio.  The agreement comes a week after
Airbus and Bombardier closed on a partnership that gives Airbus a 50.1 percent controlling
stake in the CSeries jetliner. In the Boeing-Embraer deal, the larger Chicago-based
company will hold an 80 percent ownership stake. The joint venture is valued at $4.75 billion.
Boeing and Airbus both face increasing competition from aircraft manufacturers in China and
Russia. (Source: multiple, including Avionics, Wall Street Journal, ABCNews, 07/05/18)

Testing of AR-22 underway
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – An Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 rocket engine that will be
used in a reuseable military aircraft was tested Monday at NASA’s rocket engine test facility
in South Mississippi. The engine, a variant of the RS-25, is being tested over a 10-day
period, fired up for 100 seconds and then doing it again 24 hours later. Monday's was the
sixth of what is anticipated to be 10 test fires. (Sources: multiple, including WLOX-TV,
07/02/18, AP via Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 07/03/18) Previous

Contract: Northrop, $9.9M
Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems, Annapolis, Md., was awarded a $9,948,825 firm-
fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract (N61331-15-
D-0011) to exercise options for the accomplishment of depot level repair, maintenance, and
modifications of the AN/AQS-24 mine detecting system to support the Navy for the currently
deployed airborne mine countermeasures legacy systems. Northrop Grumman Undersea
Systems will provide depot repairs and incorporation of engineering change proposals,
including the updates of all integrated logistics support documentation to support the
conversions and sustainment. Work will be performed in Annapolis and is expected to be
completed by April 2019. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Surface
Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 07/03/18)

Startup banking on military launches
Relativity Space will be one of the few domestic players in a segment of the market
dominated by foreign firms. This could put the company, which is focused on building 3D
printed rockets, in an advantageous position to compete for military contracts. A launch site
in the United States will be selected later this year. The company expects to fly its Terran 1
rocket by late 2020, with a goal to start commercial launches in 2021. Terran’s 3D printed
engine, named Aeon 1, is being tested at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, Miss., where the
company signed a 20-year lease. A feature story. (Source: SpaceNews, 07/01/18)

Whiting Field marking 75th
Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., is where generations of naval aviators have
learned to fly. Started at the height of World War II to meet the nation's demand for aviators,
Whiting will soon mark its 75th anniversary. While the Santa Rosa County base has come a
long way since its official dedication July 16, 1943, its mission to produce aviators hasn't
changed. Hundreds of young Navy and Marine officers come to Whiting Field each year to
become naval aviators and earn their wings of gold. (Source: Pensacola News Journal,
07/01/18)

Airbus/Bombardier deal closes
MONTREAL, Canada – The closing of the previously announced CSeries transaction
between Airbus, Bombardier, and Investissement Québec came into effect today. Airbus now
owns a 50.01 percent majority stake in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), while
Bombardier and Investissement Québec own about 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
CSALP’s head office, primary assembly line and related functions are based in Mirabel,
Québec. (Source: Globe Newswire, 07/01/18) As part of the plan, Bombardier will break
ground this year on a second assembly line, this one in Mobile, Ala., at the site where Airbus
builds A320 series jetliners.


JUNE 2018

Contract: Bell Boeing, $4.1B
Bell Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to
convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-
17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract. This contract provides for the
manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 34 MV-22B aircraft for the
Marine Corps; 1 CV-22B for the Air Force; and 4 MV-22B aircraft for the government of
Japan. Work will be performed in: Fort Worth, Texas (30.08 percent); Ridley Park, Pa. (15.22
percent); Amarillo, Texas (12.73 percent); Red Oak, Texas (3.33 percent); East Aurora, N.Y.
(2.55 percent); Park City, Utah (2.20 percent); McKinney, Texas (1.33 percent); Endicott, N.
Y. (1.15 percent); Denton, Texas (0.91 percent); Rockmart, Ga. (0.80 percent); Irvine, Calif.
(0.78 percent); Rome, N.Y. (0.76 percent); Crestview, Fla. (0.72 percent); Erie, Pa. (0.66
percent); Dublin, California (0.62 percent); Rockford, Illinois (0.62 percent); Tempe, Arizona
(0.57 percent); Los Angeles, Calif. (0.57 percent); East Hartford, Conn. (0.55 percent);
Minden, Neb. (0.50 percent); Hazelwood, Mo. (0.50 percent); and various other locations
within the continental U.S. (18.93 percent); and outside the continental U.S. (3.92 percent),
and is expected to be completed in November 2024. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy,
Air Force, and Marine Corps); and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the
amount of $1,113,956,972 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy
($2,847,293,666; 67.9 percent); Marine Corps ($1,038,248,567; 24.8 percent); Air Force
($75,705,989; 1.8 percent); and the government of Japan ($230,285,600; 5.5 percent),
under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/29/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $19.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $19,886,882 for modification P00038
to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0004) for the low rate
initial production Lot 10 Non-Annualized Sustainment Contract Autonomic Logistics
Information System (ALIS) 3.0 rollout. This modification provides for the ALIS 3.0 software
fleet release and installation into operational and production ALIS assets as well as required
training to U.S. Government and international partner personnel in support of the F-35
aircraft. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (98 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2
percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2018 aircraft
procurement (Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps); non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
participant and foreign military sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $19,886,882 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($6,181,442; 31 percent); Navy
($2,581,008; 13 percent); Marine Corps ($2,501,953; 12.6 percent); non-U.S. DoD
participants ($6,959,754; 35 percent); and FMS ($1,662,725; 8.4 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/29/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Northrop, $14.3M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Md., is awarded a $14,304,010 firm-fixed-
price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6320)
to exercise options for the fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine
hunting sonar systems. The AN/AQS-24C system provides high-speed capability to detect
and classify volume (moored) mines while simultaneously hunting bottom mines. The 24C
system modification integrates ahead-looking topographic large area survey (ATLAS)
volume search sonar capability and associated minehunting software into the AN/AQS-24B
configuration. The system is deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter. Work will be
performed in Annapolis (83 percent); and Panama City, Fla. (17 percent), and is expected to
be completed by June 2021. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the
amount of $14,304,010 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, 06/29/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $96.1M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $96,125,000 firm-fixed-price
contract modification (P00008) to contract FA8682-16-C-0004, for Lot 11 Miniature Air
Launched Decoy Jammer vehicles and support equipment. Work will be performed in Tucson
and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source
acquisition. Fiscal 2016 procurement funds in the amount of $96,125,000 are being
obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $290,996,754.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 06/29/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $93M
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $93,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, for Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) F/A-18E/F
integration. This contract provides for the testing, analysis, support and sustainment of SDB
II weapon onto the F/A-18E/F platform with developmental and operational testing. Work will
be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by July 1, 2023. No funds are
being obligated at the time of award. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8672-18-D-0011).  (Source: DoD, 06/28/18)

Northrop expands in Moss Point
MOSS POINT, Miss. – Northrop Grumman has added an operational area to its Moss Point,
Miss.-based manufacturing center. The 101,000-square-foot Moss Point facility has been
doing work on unmanned fixed-wing and rotary-wing systems since 2006. The company said
Monday that the expanded production facility can now accommodate projects on manned
aircraft systems and will bring new jobs to the region. Kevin Mitchell, vice president of global
operations at Northrop’s aerospace systems sector, said the company saw the number of
employees at the site grow by more than 40 percent since 2017. Gov. Phil Bryant and
members of Mississippi’s federal and state delegations attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony
that marked the official launch of the new machine shop section at the Moss Point facility.
(Source: Northrop Grumman, 06/25/18) Northrop previously said it would do work on the F-
35 Joint Strike Fighter in Moss Point.

CSeries to break ground this year
MOBILE, Ala. – Ground will be broken this year for the new Bombardier CSeries assembly
line that will be built in Mobile, a move that by 2021 will make Mobile the world’s fourth largest
jetliner assembly center. The CSeries plant will be next to the Airbus A320 final assembly line
at the Mobile Aeroplex as a result of a partnership between the two manufacturers that will
be finalized July 1. Rob Dewar, vice president and general manager of Bombardier
Aerospace, who becomes head of customer services and engineering July 1, said he
expects the first CSeries jetliner built in Mobile to be delivered in mid-2020. Dewar was one
of the speakers at the inaugural Southeast Aerospace and Defense Conference, which
ended Wednesday. The assembly line in Mobile will build the CS100 and CS300, which have
the same assembly process. Dewar said it would take about a year to build the assembly
line, which eventually will produce four jetliners per month and employ 400 workers. The
Mobile final assembly line will replicate the one in Mirabel, Canada, but Bombardier will use
some of the facilities currently used by Airbus, including the paint shop. Thirty-six CSeries
are currently in service with three airline customers, and there are currently more than 400
orders for the jetliner. Dewar would not say what the new name for the CSeries will be as a
result of the Airbus agreement, but an announcement will be made soon. Speaking before
Dewar was Daryl Taylor, vice president and general manager of the Airbus U.S.
Manufacturing Facility. He said the Airbus plant in Mobile has delivered 75 jetliners to seven
customers. The most recent was delivered Tuesday to Frontier Airlines. He said the Mobile
facility is beginning a new chapter with the CSeries assembly line. He said that by 2021,
Mobile will be the fourth largest jetliner manufacturing center in the world, and second
largest in North America. About 115 participants from 10 countries attended the Leeham Co.
/Airfinance Journal conference at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa.
(Source: GCAC, 06/27/18)

Contract: A. Finkl, $419.6M
A. Finkl & Sons Co., Chicago, has been awarded a $419,633,500 ceiling indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for BLU-137/B penetrator warhead production. This
contract provides for the production of the BLU-137/B penetrator warhead bodies with a
guaranteed production of 300 bodies during the first year with a possibility of up to 3,500
bodies in the subsequent four years. Work will be performed in Chicago; Falconer, N.Y.;
Corry, Pa.; and Burr Ridge, Ill., and is expected to be completed by May 3, 2020. This award
is the result of a competitive acquisition. Fiscal 2018 production funds in the amount of
$15,015,500 are being obligated at the time of award. Air force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-18-D-0017). (Source:
DoD, 06/27/18)

Contract: Superior Forge, $476.9M
Superior Forge and Steel Corp., Lima, Ohio, has been awarded a $476,935,075 ceiling
indefinite/delivery indefinite-quantity contract for BLU-137/B penetrator warhead production.
This contract provides for the production of the BLU-137/B penetrator warhead bodies with a
guaranteed production of 300 bodies during the first year with a possibility of up to 3,500
bodies in the subsequent four years. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio;
and Falconer, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by May 3, 2020. This award is the
result of a competitive acquisition. Fiscal 2018 production funds in the amount of
$16,720,435 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-18-D-0018). (Source:
DoD, 06/27/18)

Contract: Enterprise Electronics, $11.6M
Enterprise Electronics Corp., Enterprise, Ala., is being awarded an $11,647,403 single
award, performance based, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for
the procurement of Supplemental Weather Radars (SWR) systems and associated
sustainment services. Additionally, the contract will provide for the procurement of various
related sub-assemblies, radar towers, radio frequency filters, uninterruptible power supplies,
essential software products, software licenses for various weather detection tools, hardware
upgrades, technical manuals and training courses. Incidental procurement support services
to be provided will include repairing/replacing defective modules from existing systems;
providing customer help desk support; providing on-site technical assistance; installation-
related site surveys; AN/FPS-131 software/hardware upgrades; IA patch testing; technical
manual updates; and the retrofit of all existing systems with Enterprise change requests. The
contract includes a five-year ordering period and one six-month option period which, if
exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $12,269,002.
Work will be performed in Enterprise, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by June
2023. If all options are exercised, work could continue until December 2023. Fiscal 2018
other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $568,191 will be placed on the first task
order and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured because it is a sole-source
acquisition pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S. Code § 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible
source (Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1). Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N6523618D3008). (Source: DoD,
06/27/18)

Contract: Boeing, $1.5B
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is awarded a $1,504,995,240 fixed-price-incentive-firm
contract that provides for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E and six F/A-18F Super
Hornets in support of the government of Kuwait. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif.
(41.4 percent); Hazelwood, Mo. (28.2 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (4.7 percent); Santa
Clarita, Calif. (4 percent); Bloomington, Minn. (3.3 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (2.8 percent);
Endicott, N.Y. (2.3 percent); Santa Ana, Calif. (1.9 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (1.5 percent);
Clifton, N.J. (1.3 percent); Mesa, Ariz. (1.3 percent); Torrance, Calif. (1.2 percent); Ontario,
Canada (1 percent); Vandalia, Ohio (0.9 percent); Kalamazoo, Mich. (0.8 percent); Fort
Walton Beach, Fla. (0.8 percent); East Aurora, N.Y. (0.7 percent); and various locations
outside the continental U.S. (2.1 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2021.
Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $1,504,995,240 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 (N00019-18-C-1060). (Source:
DoD, 06/27/18)

Summit wraps up first day
MOBILE, Ala. – About 115 participants from 10 countries were on hand Tuesday for the
opening session of the inaugural Southeast Aerospace and Defense Conference. Mobile
Mayor Sandy Stimpson in his welcoming remarks said Mobile’s history with aerospace goes
back many years, but with the arrival of Airbus, suppliers, and soon Bombardier, Mobile has
a footprint in aerospace that will only get bigger. Later, Chris Curry, executive director of the
Mobile Airport Authority, discussed the recent study about the feasibility of moving
commercial service from Mobile Regional Airport in west Mobile to the 12,000-acre downtown
airport at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, which also includes the 400-acre industrial
complex. He said the downtown airport was once the commercial airport, but it was moved to
west Mobile in the belief that’s where the population growth would occur. But, in fact, the
growth was to the east in Baldwin County, across the bay. Asked if moving commercial
service would hinder industrial tenants, like Airbus, Curry said tenants were consulted during
the study to ensure any move would not jeopardize their operations. Asked what kind of
space Brookley has for future companies, Curry said it has as much space as needed.
Participants at the conference include suppliers, original equipment manufacturers,
aerospace companies, and investors. The first day also included talks on the transformation
of manufacturing through advanced technologies, from robots to additive manufacturing and
more. Also highlighted during the meeting was Boeing’s proposed New Midrange Aircraft,
called the 797 in press accounts. The company hasn’t decided whether to build them, but
Washington State is already preparing to keep the work there. A Teal Group analysis,
commissioned by a Washington coalition, was highly favorable for Washington and its highly
skilled workforce. The report may be the starting point for a battle between states and cities
to land the production site. The conference continues Wednesday with talks about Mobile’s
Airbus Final Assembly Line and the CSeries jetliners Bombardier plans to build in Mobile
through a partnership with Airbus. The Leeham Company/Airfinance Journal conference is
being held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa. (Source: GCRL,
06/26/18)

Australia to buy Tritons
Australia is to acquire six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime unmanned
aerial systems, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday. The first
RAAF Triton is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2023. Tuesday’s initial $1.4 billion
program announcement covers the first of the six planned aircraft, which will be
based at RAAF Base Edinburgh near Adelaide, and will include $364 million for the
construction of new operational and support facilities at Edinburgh plus RAAF
Base Tindal in the Northern Territory, as well as an initial ground support
equipment, training and spares package. Triton can fly at altitudes above 50,000
feet and has an endurance of more than 24 hours. (Source: Australian Aviation,
06/26/18) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman does fuselage work on Triton in
Moss Point, Miss.

Baldwin County eyed to house immigrants
The U.S. Navy is preparing future plans, if asked by Homeland Security, to
construct detention centers for up to 25,000 illegal immigrants on remote bases in
Alabama, Arizona and California, according to a copy of a draft memo obtained by
TIME. The internal document, drafted for Navy Secretary approval, signals that the
military is anticipating its role in the immigration crackdown. The Navy planning
document outlines plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities for up to
25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields in Baldwin County, Ala., at Navy Outlying
Field Wolf in Orange Beach and NOF Silverhill. It allocates some 450 square feet
per immigrant held for housing, and support staff and security. (Source: TIME,
06/22/18) But U.S. Sen. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), said he’s prepared to fight a migrant
camp in Baldwin County. "We have successfully fought efforts to house illegal
immigrants in Baldwin County before, and we will do the same again because the
proposal makes no sense," Byrne told al.com via e-mail. (Source: al.com, 06/23/18)

NSC to get drones
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Coast Guard will equip National Security Cutter ships with
Scan-Eagle unmanned aircraft, including the cutter Decisive that arrived at Naval
Air Station Pensacola in June. Decisive is one of four cutters expected to change
homeports to Pensacola this year. The drones have aided the Coast Guard in the
interdiction of $1.5B worth of cocaine and heroin off the coasts of Central and
South America. The drone weighs 40 pounds and can fly up to 20 hours. The
aircraft can also provide aide in disaster relief efforts like it did in Houston in the
aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Source: WEAR-TV, 06/22/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $73.6M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded $73,564,206 for
modification P00037 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-
fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-16-C-0004) to stand-up
depots outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) for the maintenance, repair,
overhaul, and upgrade (MRO&U) of the F-35 aircraft. This contract also provides
for the procurement of support equipment, labor, and Autonomic Logistics
Information System hardware required to stand up the F-35 OCONUS MRO&U
capability. Work will be performed in New South Wales, Australia (35 percent);
Cameri, Italy (35 percent); Orlando, Fla. (15 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (10
percent); and El Segundo, Calif. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
February 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and
Navy); and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $73,564,206 will be obligated
at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
effort combines purchases for the Air Force ($5,985,650; 8.1 percent), the Marine
Corps ($3,046,396; 4.1 percent), Navy ($2,985,505, 4.1 percent) and non-DoD
participants ($61,546,655; 83.7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/25/18)

Contract: Multiple, $75M
Orocon-Carothers JV2, Oxford, Miss. (N69450-16-D-1108); Whitesell-Green, Inc.,
Pensacola, Fla. (N69450-16-D-1109); The ARTEC Group, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. (N69450-
16-D-1110); Desbuild, Inc., Hyattsville, Md. (N69450-16-D-1111); Southeast Cherokee
Construction, Inc., Montgomery, Ala. (N69450-16-D-1112); Leebcor Services, LLC,
Williamsburg, Va. (N69450-16-D-1113); and Howard W. Pence, Inc., Elizabethtown,
Ky. (N69450-16-D-1114), are awarded a $75,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to
increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
multiple award construction contract for design-build construction projects at
various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for, but
is not limited to, new construction, repair, alteration, and related demolition work.
After award of this modification, the maximum dollar value for all seven contracts
combined will be $174,000,000. Work will be performed in the NAVFAC Southeast
AOR, including but not limited to, Florida (70 percent); Georgia (25 percent); and
the remainder within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR (5 percent). The term of the
contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of July
2021. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on
individual task orders as they are issued. Future task orders will be primarily
funded by operation and maintenance, (Navy) and military construction funds. The
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/22/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $175.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $175,308,058 for modification P00053 to a previously awarded cost-plus-
incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-
0114). This modification provides for the development, testing, and activation of 13
different F-35 component repair capabilities in support of the F-35 Lightning depot
implementation plan for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and non-Department of
Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H. (37 percent);
Torrance, Calif. (15 percent); Redondo Beach, Calif. (12 percent); Fort Worth, Texas
(11 percent); Inglewood, Calif. (8 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (6 percent);
Baltimore, Md. (5 percent); Niles, Ill. (3 percent); Williston, Vt. (1 percent); Orlando,
Fla. (1 percent); and Grand Rapids, Mich. (1 percent), and is expected to be
completed in November 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy,
and Marine Corps); and non-DoD funds in the amount of $175,308,058 are being
obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($82,237,394; 46.9
percent); Navy ($41,118,693; 23.5 percent); the Marine Corps ($41,118,693; 23.5
percent); and non-DoD Participants ($10,833,276; 6.1 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
06/22/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: Aerojet, $69.8M
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, Calif., has been awarded a $69,804,323
modification (P00014) to a previously awarded other transaction agreement
(FA8811-16-9-0003) for the development of the AR1 booster engine and the RL10CX
upper stage engine for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. This
action implements Section 1604 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon
National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, which requires the development
of a next-generation rocket propulsion system that will transition away from the
use of non-allied space launch engines to a domestic alternative for National
Security Space launches. Work will be performed in Canoga Park; Sacramento,
Calif.; Centennial, Colo.; Huntsville, Ala.; Stennis Space Center, Miss.; West Palm
Beach, Fla.; and Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The work on the AR1 is
expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019, and the work on the RL10CX is
expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2017 research, development,
test and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $63,014,148; and fiscal 2018
RDT&E funds in the amount of $20,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
The Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center,
Los Angeles AFB, Calif., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/22/18)

Company to develop space nuclear engines
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – International nuclear technology company BWX Technologies,
Inc. opened a Huntsville office Thursday to begin developing aerospace products
that include a nuclear propulsion system. The company has a contract with NASA to
create conceptual designs for a nuclear thermal reactor that could power a
spaceship to Mars. The size of the workforce in Huntsville is dependent on growth
in the new markets it plans to create, but Jonathan Certain, vice president for
advanced technical programs for the company, said BWXT hopes to hire between
75 and 150 people in the next four or five years. BWX Technologies was created
through the breakup of the power company Babcock and Wilcox. It is
headquartered in Lynchburg, Va. and has nine operating sites in North America.
The company manufactures all the fuel and nuclear cores that power America's
aircraft carrier and submarine fleets. It is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission to handle weapons grade uranium and builds an average of two
reactors to the Navy each year. The company's local site director is Gene Goldman,
a former director of NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi and acting
center director at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville. Goldman
presented a $5,000 check from the company to help develop the planned Alabama
Cyber and Engineering School in Huntsville at the ceremony. (Source: al.com,
06/22/18) Gulf Coast note: MSFC oversees SSC, NASA’s primary rocket engine
testing center.

MQ-8C being tested on LCS
The Navy’s unmanned MQ-8C Fire Scout began a new series of operational testing
this month aboard the USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of San Diego. The
operations are a continuation of MQ-8C operational testing that began in April. This
phase of testing is for the MQ-8C's ability to operate concurrently with other
airborne assets and Littoral Combat Ships. The enhanced capability will provide
commanders an improved and integrated intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance picture. During Coronado's 2016-17 deployment to the Western
Pacific, it successfully used an MQ-8B Fire Scout – a smaller version of the Fire
Scout – as a sensor to strike a target beyond visual range using a Harpoon surface-
to-surface missile. Also in 2017, the MQ-8C had its first launch from the deck of an
LCS underway. (Sources: NNS, 06/20/18, Military.com, 06/21/18) Gulf Coast note:
Finishing work for the Fire Scout is done by Northrop Grumman in Moss Point,
Miss. LCS 4 was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.

Passenger traffic move feasible
MOBILE, Ala. – A study on the feasibility of moving passenger flights from Mobile
Regional Airport in west Mobile to the Downtown Mobile Airport at the Mobile
Aeroplex showed it would be beneficial, but could take three to five years to
complete. The Mobile Airport Authority, which oversees Mobile Regional Airport
and Mobile Aeroplex, launched the study in February and released results
Wednesday morning. At the heart of the study was finding a way get back travelers
who current travel to airports to the east and west of Mobile. MAA Executive
Director Chris Curry said 47 percent of travelers who might be expected to use
Mobile go to competing airports. Part of the problem is access. One of the key
questions was whether it would be more cost-effective to move commercial
service or improve road access to Mobile Regional. The study did not address the
cost. Curry also said accommodating passenger traffic without inconveniencing
the Aeroplex’s industrial aviation tenants will require a balancing act, but the
challenge can be managed.  (Source: WALA-TV, al.com, 06/20/18) The Aeroplex is
where Airbus builds A320 jetliners, VT MAE operates a maintenance, repair and
overhaul facility and Continental Motors builds small aircraft engines. Bombardier
also plans to assemble jetliners at the Aeroplex.

VT-2 command changes
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – Navy Cmdr. Zachariah Aperauch turned
over command of Training Squadron TWO (VT-2) to Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark
Jackson during a change of command ceremony Friday at the Whiting Field North
Field hangar. Under Aperauch, VT-2 flew more than 52,500 flight hours in the
completion of more than 23,350 sorties, and 619 students  completed the primary
flight training. Jackson assumes command after a tour as executive officer of VT-2.
He has 22 years with the Coast Guard, and earned his wings in 1999 after
completing primary flight training with VT-2. Navy Cmdr. Wesley Barnes replaces
Jackson as executive officer for the squadron. (Source: Whiting Field, 06/18/18)

Mobile holding aerospace conference
MOBILE, Ala. – The inaugural Southeast Aerospace and Defense Conference will be
held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa June 25-27. It brings
together suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, aerospace companies,
financiers and investors, with an emphasis on building for the future. The event
will feature nine networking opportunities. Topics at the conference will include
the Airbus Final Assembly Line, CSeries program and final assembly line,
developing aerospace clusters in the Southeast, the evolving aerospace cluster in
Mobile and more. To see the agenda, click here. To register, click here. (Source:
GCAC, 06/18/18)

Contract: SRI, $91.1M
SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been awarded a $91,131,325 basic
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for digital video laboratory
support and an $11,150 delivery order (FA2487-18-F-1100) for upgrade of Terrasight
mobile processing units. The contract provides for improvement and
modernization of capabilities using digital data in support of the Air Force test
mission. Work will be performed in Princeton, N.J. The basic IDIQ has a five-year
ordering period, with work expected to be completed by June 2024. This award is
the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test
and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,150 are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Test Center Specialized Contracting Branch, Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2487-18-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 06/15/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $503.2M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
awarded $503,228,000 for a not-to-exceed modification to a previously issued firm-
fixed-price delivery order 0584 placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-
14-G-0020). This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-
35Lightning II deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages, and
associated consumables required to support the air vehicle delivery schedules for
the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-Department of Defense (DoD)
participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El
Segundo, Calif. (9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United
Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H.
(5.8 percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent); Cedar
Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1
percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5 percent); N. Amityville, N.
Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2 percent);
Papendrect, The Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8 percent); and
Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy) and non-DoD
participant funds in the amount of $503,228,000 will be obligated at time of award,
none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification
combines purchases for the Air Force ($106,506,000; 21 percent); Marine Corps
($91,695,000; 18 percent); Navy ($68,190,000; 14 percent); and non-DoD participants
($236,837,000; 47 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is
the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/15/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

June newsletter available
The June issue of the bimonthly Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter is now
available. This issue updates the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor 2017-2018, a 100-
page reference book that was published in June 2017. The newsletter includes an
executive summary highlighting changes since last year, along with one-page
updates of each chapter. (Source: GCAC Newsletter, 06/15/18)

MSFC chief retiring
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Todd May,
is retiring effective July 27. May is being replaced on an acting basis by Marshall's
deputy director, Joan A. "Jody" Singer. May was first named acting director of
Marshall in 2015 and then took over the position on a permanent basis. Before
that, the Fairhope native managed the Space Launch System. Marshall is NASA's
chief center for rocket propulsion. It has more than 6,000 government and
contractor workers in north Alabama and at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in
New Orleans and Stennis Space Center, Miss. (Sources: AP via Sacremento Bee,
WAAY-TV, al.com, 06/11/18)

Hawaiian gets U.S.-built A321neo
MOBILE, Ala. – Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321.
The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, is also
the first new engine option aircraft (NEO) delivered from Airbus’ U.S. facility. It is
powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW1000G high-bypass geared turbofan engine.
Executives and employees from Airbus and Hawaiian, and executives from Pratt &
Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems witnessed the milestone delivery. (Source:
Airbus, 06/11/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $735.7M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$735,735,572 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract
(N00019-17-C-0001). This modification provides additional advance procurement
funding in the amount of $74,746,572 for the procurement of long-lead time
materials, parts, components, and effort in support of the F-35 Lightning II Low
Rate Initial Production Lot 13 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S.
Marine Corps. The modification also provides $660,989,000 in economic order
quantity funding for procurement of material and equipment that has completed
formal hardware qualification testing for the F-35 program for use in procurement
contracts to be awarded for the F-35 program low rate initial production Lots 13
and 14 for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth (30 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton,
United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent);
Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be
completed in December 2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy,
and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $735,735,572 are being obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($359,378,333; 49 percent);
U.S. Navy ($193,379,239; 26 percent); and the U.S. Marine Corps ($182,978,000; 25
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 06/08/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home
of the F-35 integrated training center.

Airports awarded grants
Three airports in the Gulf Coast region are among those awarded grants by the
Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA will award $677 million in airport
infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport
Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States. The 241
grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons,
and terminals. H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport in Fairhope, Ala., will receive a $3
million for construction of a taxiway. Baton Rouge Metropolitan will receive $4
million to improve the runway safety area. Picayune Municipal will receive $630
million to construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting. (Source: GCAC based on
FAA news release, 06/08/18)

VT MAE has grand opening
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The VT MAE maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at
Pensacola International Airport marked its grand opening today with a ribbon-
cutting on the north side of the airport. The $46 million project in Pensacola is the
second MRO operation for VT MAE in the region. It has had an MRO in Mobile, Ala.,
that employs over 1,000 workers since 1991. Florida Gov. Rick Scott was on hand to
mark the grand opening in Pensacola. Workers already have their first project, a
UPS aircraft that’s in the brand new hangar for routine maintenance. The MRO will
eventually have more than 400 workers. (Source: GCAC, 06/08/18)

CSeries partnership closing July 1
The Airbus-Bombardier-Investissement Quebec partnership, which will result in a
final assembly line for CSeries jetliners in Mobile, Ala., will close July 1. The
CSeries assembly line will be built north of the current Airbus A320 series
assembly line at the Mobile Aeroplex. All regulatory approvals required for the
closing have been obtained, officials announced today. The deal gives Airbus a
majority stake in the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). The head office,
primary assembly line and related functions will be based in Mirabel, Quebec. The
deal was initially announced in October 2017. The C Series program continues to
ramp up. Having delivered 17 aircraft in 2017, it is gearing up to double its
deliveries in 2018. (Source: Airbus via Globe Newswire, 06/08/18)

Contract: Bell Boeing, $47.4M
Bell Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $47,385,038 for cost-plus-fixed-
fee delivery order N0001918F0016 against a previously issued basic ordering
agreement (N00019-17-G-0002).  This delivery order procures non-recurring
engineering, production, supportability, and management necessary to facilitate
the incorporation of optimized wiring and structural improvements on the nacelle
into the V-22 production line and via forced retrofit at the depot level of
maintenance for previously delivered V-22 aircraft.  The effort addresses all non-
recurring activities through the critical design review, to include the delivery,
installation, validation, and any defined testing of one nacelle ship set.  Work will
be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (84 percent); Ridley Park, Pa. (5 percent);
Patuxent River, Md. (4 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (4 percent); and Amarillo,
Texas (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2020.  Fiscal 2018
aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force) funds in the amount of $47,385,038 will
be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal
year.  This delivery order combines purchases for the Navy ($40,184,366; 85
percent); and Air Force ($7,200,672; 15 percent).  The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/08/18)

Allegiant adds routes at VPS
Allegiant announced Wednesday it would be adding six new nonstop flights out of
the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. The flights will be to VPS from Bentonville,
Ark.; Charlotte/Concord, N.C.; Evansville, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; and
Raleigh/Durham, N.C. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/06/18) Allegiant
also serves Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Louis Armstrong International
Airport in New Orleans.

PNS to get new maintenance shop
PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, plans to open a new maintenance
facility at Pensacola International Airport. It will create some 30-35 jobs and support
PSA's efforts to grow its fleet by about 20 aircraft. PSA will be looking to hire team
members, including mechanics, leads, inspectors and stores personnel. In a news
release, PSA said Pensacola International Airport was an ideal location for the new
facility because the area provides a sustainable workforce, a strong local military
presence and an abundance of technical schools. PSA currently has maintenance
facilities in Dayton, Canton and Cincinnati, Ohio; Norfolk, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.;
Greenville, S.C.; and Savannah, Ga. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 06/06/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $9.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $9,266,186 cost-plus-
fixed-fee delivery order, for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) C++
Conversion Phase II. This delivery order effort will continue the conversion of the
JASSM Extended Range (ER) missile operational flight program (MOFP) software
baseline from the Ada computer language to C++, through a preliminary design
review (PDR). This PDR will include the MOFP and the integrated flight simulation
software design. The contractor will provide support, source data and analysis, as
required, to support the government in obtaining an authority to operate for the
C++ version of the JASSM-ER weapon system. This is a follow-on effort to C++
Phase I. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be complete by Aug.
31, 2019. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research
and development funds in the amount of $4,012,337 are being obligated at the time
of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8682-18-F-1044). (Source: DoD, 06/05/18)

First AR-22 assembly completed
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed assembly of its
first AR-22 rocket engine built for Boeing as part of the U.S. Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency Experimental Spaceplane program. This new Boeing
spaceplane, called Phantom Express, is intended to demonstrate a new paradigm
for more routine, responsive and affordable space access. The AR-22, derived
from the Space Shuttle Main Engine that was designed from the outset for
reusability, is the main propulsion for Phantom Express. The AR-22 engine is
capable of generating about 375,000 pounds of thrust and was designed to fly 55
missions with service every 10 missions. This reusability feature makes the AR-22
ideally suited for Phantom Express. The reusable Phantom Express spaceplane will
take off vertically and land horizontally. The vehicle will be equipped with an
expendable second stage capable of placing up to 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg) of
payload into low Earth orbit. Aerojet Rocketdyne assembled the AR-22 at its facility
at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will undergo a series of
daily hot-fire tests at Stennis starting this summer to demonstrate its ability to
support the high flight rates envisioned for Phantom Express. These tests will also
provide valuable insight that will be used to refine Phantom Express flight and
turnaround procedures, while also informing the design requirements for the new
ground infrastructure that Boeing is developing for the flight program. (Source:
Aerojet Rocketdyne via Globe Newswire, 06/04/18)

L3 Crestview sale deal reached
In a deal expected to be finalized this summer pending regulatory approvals, L3
Crestview Aerospace will be sold to New York investment firm American Industrial
Partners as part of a $540 million cash deal. The investment firm will acquire two
components of L3 Technologies – Vertex Aerospace, which includes L3 Crestview
Aerospace, and TCS. Vertex Aerospace provides aviation logistics and aircraft
maintenance, repair and overhaul services, and TCS provides engineering
services and logistics support. American Industrial Partners, which focuses on
acquiring U.S. and Canadian industrial businesses, has a portfolio that includes
Ascent Aerospace, a California-based manufacturer of aerospace automation
technologies; Shape Technologies Group, a manufacturer of water-jet and robotic
cutting systems; Optimas, a commercial vehicle component manufacturer; and REV,
an emergency vehicle manufacturer. L3 Technologies announced late last year that
the Crestview plant, an aircraft component manufacturer that employs 500 people
at Okaloosa Industrial Air Park, was up for sale as part of the company’s shift in
focus toward “more profitable businesses.” In addition to the Crestview plant, L3
Crestview Aerospace includes a plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, that produces sheet
metal and parts for commercial aircraft. (Sources: L3 Technologies, 05/01/18,
Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/25/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $14.4M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $14,386,915 cost-
plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for
emerging capabilities and analysis systems engineering to include programmatic,
and logistics tasks that will analyze the F-35 air system's ability to meet future
operational requirements, investigate cost and weight reduction program options,
and conduct modeling and simulation activities. Additional assessments may
include such efforts as analyzing changes to design life, operational readiness,
reliability, and air system design and configuration. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2018 research,
development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,919,388 will be
obligated at time of award, none of which 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 (N00019-18-D-0129). (Source: DoD, 06/04/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Emerald Coast, $13.8M
Emerald Coast Utility Services Inc., Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has been awarded a
maximum $13,822,116 modification (P00016), incorporating the economic-price-
adjustment agreement to the existing 50-year contract (SP0600-16-C-8311) with no
option periods, for the water/wastewater operations and maintenance and renewal
and replacement utility service charge. 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 2018 Air Force operations and maintenance funds. The
contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.
(Source: DoD, 06/01/18)

Contract: Kaman, $69.4M
Kaman Precision Products, Orlando, Florida, and Middletown, Conn., has been
awarded a $69,368,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification
(P00006) to an already existing contract (FA868118C0009) for exercising an option
for the joint programmable fuze. This contract modification provides for delivery of
Lot 14 of the joint programmable fuze (FMU-52) and corresponding production, test
and engineering support. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla.; and Middletown
and is expected to be completed by June 1, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-
source acquisition. The current action is 33 percent unclassified foreign military
sales to the Netherlands, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, the
United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, and South Korea. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in
the amount of $69,368,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 06/01/18)

Contract: Pivotal, $47.5M
Pivotal Software Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has been awarded a $47,537,079 fixed-
base, production, other transaction agreement. This agreement will utilize the
prototyped methodology, and the software and services that support them, across
the entire Air Operations Center, as well as the targeting and geospatial-
intelligence enterprises. Work will be performed in San Francisco; Cambridge,
Mass.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; Osan Air Base,
Republic of Korea; Shaw AFB, S.C.; Al Udeid AB, Qatar; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Langley
AFB, Va.; Ramstein AB, Germany; Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.; Joint Base Elmendorf-
Richardson, Alaska, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. Fiscal 2017
research, development, test and evaluation funds; and fiscal 2018 operations and
maintenance funding in the amount of $10,514,658 will be obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Battle Management, Hanscom
AFB, Mass., is the agreement activity (FA8730-18-9-0001). (Source: DoD, 05/31/18)


MAY 2018

Contract: UTC, $2B
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn.,
was awarded $2,016,115,217 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded fixed-
price-incentive-firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract
(N00019-17-C-0020) in support of the F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot
11 aircraft. This modification provides additional funding for production non-
recurring/tooling, administrative labor, partner unique items and Lot 11 production
propulsion systems to include 10 F135-PW-100 propulsions systems for the Navy;
51 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; and 24 F135-PW-600
propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. Additionally, this contract procures 49
F135-PW-100 and 1 F135-PW-600 propulsion system for non-U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work will
be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and
Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May
2021. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and
Navy); and non-U.S. DoD participant and FMS funds in the amount of $2,016,115,217
will be obligated at time of award, $288,147,086 of which will expire at the end of
the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps
($663,472,076, 33 percent); Air Force ($592,022,963, 29 percent); Navy ($136,042,051,
7 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($335,600,247; 17 percent); and FMS
customers ($288,977,880; 14 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/31/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $14.1M
Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $14,131,006 fixed-price-
incentive (firm target) contract modification (P00005) to a previously awarded
contract (FA8675-18-C-0003) for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
production Lot 32, for 18 additional AIM-120D missiles. Work will be performed in
Tucson with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 production
funds in the amount of $14,131,006 are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance Contracting Office, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/31/18)

$43.5M in SBIR, STTR awarded
NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research
and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
program, totaling $43.5 million in awards. Those selections support NASA's future
space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. Five selected
SBIR proposals and four selected STTR proposals are being monitored by Stennis
Space Center, Miss. The SBIR Phase I contracts last for six months and STTR Phase
I contracts last for 13 months, both with a maximum funding of $125,000. (Source:
NASA, 05/31/18)

Hurlburt getting MQ-9 squadron
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – An MQ-9 Reaper squadron is coming to Hurlburt Field by
late 2019, making the base the second Air Force Special Operations Command
(AFSOC) installation to host a drone unit. AFSOC’s active-duty MQ-9 Reaper drone
personnel have previously been assigned only to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The
squadron will bring an additional 60 personnel to the AFSOC headquarters
installation, according to the Air Force. The unit coming to Hurlburt is a Mission
Control Element Squadron. Drone operations require two separate aircrews, a
mission control element that is responsible for executing missions, and a second
aircrew to handle takeoffs and landings. There’s another drone unit at Hurlburt
Field, but it’s an Air Force Reserve unit. The 2nd Special Operations Squadron,
part of the Air Force Reserve’s 919th Special Operations Wing located at Duke
Field near Crestview, has been based at Hurlburt Field for four years. Its
personnel fly drones remotely in various places around the world. It was six
months ago that the Air Force announced plans to bring a drone squadron to
Tyndall Air Force Base, 80 miles away near Panama City. (Source: Northwest Florida
Daily News, 05/30/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $46.6M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $46,569,974 for
cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0097 against a previously issued basic ordering
agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This delivery order provides for non-recurring
engineering, the development of design documentation, and the creation of
modification instructions. These efforts will support service life extension and
enable the developmental test F-35 aircraft to maintain currency with delivered
technology. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed
in June 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy and
Marine Corps); and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the
amount of $32,646,275 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire
at the end of the fiscal year. This delivery order combines purchases for the Navy
(38 percent); Marine Corps (38 percent); and non-U.S. DoD participants (24
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 05/30/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home
of the F-35 integrated training center.

Demolition of terminal near
LAFAYETTE, La. – Demolition of buildings to clear the way for a new terminal at
Lafayette Regional Airport could begin in a few months. The airport administration
received an environmental assessment from the FAA and is advertising for
someone to demolish several structures, including the former UPS building next to
the United Airlines gate, Executive Director Steven Picou said. The work will
include remediation of an old hangar, which contains asbestos and lead. The
design of the new terminal is about 60 percent complete. It should be released to
the airport commission and public in July. (Source: Daily Advertiser, 05/24/18)
Lafayette is an hour west of Baton Rouge and two hours from New Orleans along
Interstate 10.

Contract: Lockheed, $558.3M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$558,276,346 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-
firm, firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for sustainment support,
including equipment, training devices, training facilities, non-aircraft spares,
Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware and software, and facilities
standup in support of low-rate initial production Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft in
support of 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. (71 percent); Redondo Beach, Calif. (13 percent); Fort Worth, Texas
(11 percent); Owego, N.Y. (4 percent); and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (1 percent),
and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2016, 2017, and 2018
aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD participant; and
FMS funds in the amount of $558,276,346 will be obligated at time of award,
$19,550,597 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
combines purchases for the Air Force (31 percent); Marine Corps (11 percent);
Navy (9 percent); non-DoD participants (42 percent); and FMS customers (7
percent). 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 (N00019-18-C-1048). (Source: DoD, 05/24/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $19.9M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $19,860,194 for
modification P00014 to cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 5503
previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This
modification provides for additional radar upgrades to Block 3F configuration Air
Force and Marine Corp F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort
Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in June 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft
procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funding in the amount of $19,860,194
will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force (58 percent);
and Marine Corps (42 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,
Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/24/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Raytheon, $13.4M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., with has been awarded a $13,377,288, firm-
fixed-price modification (P00005) to a previously awarded contract (FA8681-18-
C0010) for GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway IIs. Work will be performed in Tucson and is
expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2018 ammunition funds are being
obligated at the time of award. This is not a multiyear contract, and total cumulative
face value of the contract is $73,764,070. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/24/18)

Allegiant gets its first U.S.-built A320
MOBILE, Ala. – Allegiant took delivery this week of its first U.S.-built A320 jetliner. It’
s the 69th aircraft built at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility at the Mobile
Aeroplex. The plane is the 11th of 13 new A320s scheduled for purchase by
Allegiant. The previous A320s were built by Airbus in Toulouse, France, and
Hamburg, Germany. Allegiant is transitioning to a single fleet type aircraft by the
end of the year. It currently has 99 Airbus aircraft either in service or committed for
future delivery. Allegiant, headquartered in Las Vegas, began service in 1999 and
now has more than 80 aircraft serving 350 routes. (Sources: Allegiant, Airbus,
05/23/18)

F-35 range problem; first combat
The Navy’s stealthy F-35C may not have the range it needs to strike enemy targets,
the House Armed Services Committee said in a new report. It raises questions
about whether the multibillion-dollar program is already outpaced by threats. The
committee’s conclusion is buried in the 606-page report on the fiscal 2019 defense
authorization bill. The F-35C may not have enough range without refueling, and
that’s by aircraft that are not stealthy, opening both to enemy attack. (Source: Roll
Call, 05/22/18) In another F-35 story, the Israeli version of the F-35 has now been
used in combat for the first time. The Israel Defense Forces announced on its
Twitter account that the Israeli version of the fighter, using its “Adir” moniker, was
used in operational missions. The Israeli Air Force used the F-35 in two recent
strikes in Syria. (Source: Defense News, Reuters via CNBC, Jerusalem Post,
05/22/18)

Contract: L3, $42.4M
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a
$42,349,412 modification (P00028) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery
requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the
organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain
the TH-57 fleet. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field,
Milton, Fla., and is expected to be completed in November 2018. No funds are
being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated against individual delivery
orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division,
Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/18/18)

Contract: GT Applied Research, $25.4M
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, has been awarded a $25,400,000
modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8651-16-D-0049 for an
increase in the indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity ceiling. This modification
provides for research, analysis, integration, systems engineering, development,
flyable and non-flyable technology demonstrators, prototypes, test and evaluation,
and rapid delivery of cutting-edge weapon solutions to the Department of Defense
to counter emerging threats affecting national security. This modification brings
the total cumulative face value of the contract to $49,900,000. Work will be
performed in Atlanta and is expected to be complete by December 2020. This award
is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions
Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
05/18/18)

SLS core stage tubing contaminated
NASA discovered a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of
the first Space Launch System vehicle. According to SpaceNews, Aerospace Safety
Advisory Panel member Don McErlean said at a May 17 meeting that a routine
inspection of the core stage being built at Michoud Assembly Facility in New
Orleans found contamination in the engine section that holds the SLS’s four RS-25
engines and associated systems. The contamination is paraffin wax, used to keep
the tubes from crimping while being manufactured. The prime contractor, Boeing,
determined the unnamed vendor was not fully cleaning the tubes as required. The
contamination was initially found in a single tube, but later checks found similar
residue in other tubes. All the tubing in the core stage is now being inspected and
cleaned. It’s unclear if it will cause a delay. NASA previously said it expects the
core stage to be completed and shipped to Stennis Space Center, Miss., at the end
of this year for a green run engine tests by mid-2019, after which it would go to the
Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for launch on Exploration Mission (EM) 1.
(Source: SpaceNews, 05/17/18)

Contract: Northrop, $45M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $45,000,000
fixed-price-incentive, firm target advance acquisition contract for long-lead
materials components, material, parts, and associated efforts required to maintain
the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system planned production schedule. Work
will be performed in San Diego (25.3 percent); Baltimore, Md. (22.7 percent); Salt
Lake City, Utah (20.2 percent); Bridgeport, W.V. (8.2 percent); Red Oak, Texas (4.7
percent); Vandalia, Ohio (.2 percent); and various locations in the continental U.S.
(15.1 percent); and locations outside the continental U.S. (3.6 percent), and is
expected to be completed in January 2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy)
funds in the amount of $45,000,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which
will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively
procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-18-C-
1028). (Source: DoD, 05/17/18) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman does fuselage
work on the Triton in Moss Point, Miss.

Lake Charles getting aero center
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Gov  John Bel Edwards and Citadel Completions LLC
announced the company will make a $17.6 million investment and hire more than
250 people for an aircraft center for interior jet modifications and maintenance at
Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles. According to a release from the
governor's office, Citadel Completions estimates the new jobs will have an
average annual salary of $80,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development
estimates the project will result in an additional 347 indirect jobs. Hiring for the
project is underway, with Citadel Completions expecting to begin operations by the
third quarter of 2018. (Source: KATC, Business Facilities, 05/17/18) Lake Charles is
two hours west of Baton Rouge and three hours west of New Orleans along
Interstate 10.

Fort Rucker wins award
The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Rucker, Ala., was among five installations to win the
2018 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. Fort Rucker in
South Alabama is the primary flight training base for Army aviators. The awards
were announced today by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. The senior
commander at Fort Rucker is Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler, and the garrison
commander is Col. Brian E. Walsh. The awards recognize the outstanding and
innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military
installations.  The five recipients were selected for their exemplary support of
Department of Defense missions. The other bases to be recognized are Marine
Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Davis-
Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Calif.
(Source: DoD, 05/17/18)

Grand opening set for James museum
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The grand opening ceremony for the Gen. Daniel “Chappie”
James Museum and Flight Academy is scheduled for June 7 at 10 a.m. The city-
owned site is the historic home of America’s first African-American four-star
general, Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., and was donated to the city by the family. The
residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1909 by
James’ father, Daniel James Sr., and is located at 1608 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Community Redevelopment Agency restored the original 900 square-foot
home to house a museum. A new 1,500 sq. foot addition is now the home of the
flight academy, which has been offering young people of Pensacola opportunities
to train to be aviators for over two decades through their free one-week summer
camps. The Flight Academy's classrooms, which are to be equipped with computers
and flight simulator programs, will have its first summer camp at the new location
June 11-16, 2018. (Source: City of Pensacola, 05/17/18)

NASA announces leadership changes
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA has announced a pair of leadership changes
at Stennis Space Center with John Bailey assuming the role of associate director
following the retirement of Ken Human. The changes are effective May 31. Bailey, a
native of Mobile, Ala., and resident of Picayune, Miss., previously served as
Stennis Engineering and Test Directorate director. He joined the NASA team at
Stennis in 1999 after serving as a civilian communications engineer for the U.S. Air
Force. Human, a resident of Covington, La., has served almost 40 years with NASA
and was named as Stennis associate director in 2010. He joined the Stennis team in
1978 as an attorney and later served as the center’s chief counsel for two
decades. Bailey will be succeeded as director of the Engineering and Test
Directorate by Joe Schuyler, who has served as the department deputy since 2016.
(Source: NASA/SSC, 05/17/18)

24 airmen awarded DFC
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – Four AC-130U Spooky gunship crews with the 4th Special
Operations Squadron were awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for four
separate engagements in Afghanistan spanning less than one year. Twenty-four
airmen were awarded the honors during a May 11 ceremony. Three airmen were
unable to attend. The DFC is awarded to any officer or enlisted personnel of the U.
S. Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves in combat aerial operations.
(Source: 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, 05/11/18)

AF ponders A-10 DU replacement
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida – The Air Force is deliberating how best to acquire
more PGU-14 ammunition, currently made by Orbital ATK, for the A-10 as its existing
bullet inventory -- averaging 32 years old -- is beginning to age out, said Bob
DuPont of the 780th Test Squadron's guns and missiles department. It is unknown
if the Air Force will stick with 30mm depleted-uranium (DU) bullets or if it will switch
to a tungsten round. Depleted uranium is used for its ability to pierce armored
vehicles, as it is 60 percent more dense than lead. Tungsten is comparable to
uranium but a bit less dense, so manufacturers must balance out the weight to
match today's PGU-14 rounds, which weigh roughly 14 ounces each. DuPont said
the service is reaching out to the defense industry to see if adding a mix of alloy
samples will allow tungsten to meet requirements. DU PGU-14 bullets are tested
every two years on the base's northern range in a controlled fire exercise,
required by the Pentagon for the ammo to be recertified for use in combat.
(Source: Military.com, 05/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $24M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded $24,076,058 for
modification P00655 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price
contract (N00019-02-C-3002). This modification provides for the F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter Verification Simulation F-35 In-A-Box (FIAB) Phase II for delivery of the FIAB
software model, software license fees, and continued FIAB software model
development, integration, and support. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (90
percent); and Marietta, Ga. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in
September 2018. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy,
Marine Corps and Air Force) funds in the amount of $20,363,600 will be obligated at
time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
effort combines purchases for the Navy (37 percent); Marine Corps (34 percent);
and Air Force (29 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/15/18)

WTO: Boeing hurt in Airbus case
The U.S. won a long-running trade case challenging subsidies that European Union
nations had provided Airbus to develop A350 and A380 jetliners, hurting Boeing
sales. The final ruling Tuesday of the World Trade Organization paves the way for
the United States to impose retaliatory sanctions. An appellate panel for the
international trade body affirmed a 2016 ruling that the EU had failed to eliminate
unfair funding for two Airbus models. Later this year, the WTO is expected to issue
a final ruling in a separate case in which the EU challenged billions of dollars in U.
S. aid to Boeing. The next stage of the 14-year battle will be over the size of the
tariffs the U.S. will be allowed to impose to compensate for lost exports. The
Geneva-based WTO can’t force nations or companies to drop payments that violate
trade rules, but it can authorize retaliatory measures to pressure governments into
complying with its rulings. (Source: Multiple, including Bloomberg, Reuters via U.S.
News and World Report, Seattle Times, 05/15/18) Gulf Coast note: Airbus has a
jetliner manufacturing center in Mobile, Ala.

Contract: Boeing, $16.2M
The Boeing Corp., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $16,180,628 modification
(POOOO I) to previously awarded contract FA868 l-l 8-C-0038 for the exercise of an
option for BLU-127 warhead cases. This contract modification provides for the
procurement of BLU-127 warhead cases, and brings the total cumulative face value
of the contract to $37,151,052. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected
to be complete by July 31, 2020. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 production 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, 05/11/18)

Snowbirds in Pensacola
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Snowbirds flight demonstration team,
Canada’s 431st Air Demonstration Squadron, will make a rare appearance at Naval
Air Station Pensacola, Fla., this week. The visit to the home of the Navy Blue Angels
flight demonstration team, will include practice sessions opened to the public May
15-17. The Blue Angels practice schedule has been modified to accommodate both
teams. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 05/09/18, WEAR-TV, 05/10/18, TheAvGeek,
05/13/18) The Snowbirds use CT-114 Tutors, a Canadian-built jet.

Contract: Multiple, $49M
Bullock Tice Associates Inc., Pensacola, Fla. (W91278-18-D-0032); Merrick-Atkins JV
LLP, Greenwood Village, Colo. (W91278-18-D-0033); Raymond Pond Solution 8A II JV
LLC, Conyers, Ga. (W91278-18-D-0037); Sherlock, Smith & Adams/Clark Nexsen JV,
Montgomery, Ala. (W91278-18-D-0038); Benham Design LLC, Oklahoma City, Okla.
(W91278-18-D-0039); Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Kansas City, Mo. (W91278-
18-D-0040); CEMS Apogee JV LLC, Cary, N.C. (W91278-18-D-0041); Guidon-MES SB
JV LLC, Indianapolis, Ind. (W91278-18-D-0042); Perigee Prime AE SB JV LLC, West
Jordan, Utah (W91278-18-D-0043); and G.M. Hill Engineering Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
(W91278-18-D-0045), will compete for each order of the $49,000,000 firm-fixed-price
contract for architect and engineering services. Bids were solicited via the
Internet with 67 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each
order, with an estimated completion date of May 9, 2023. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/10/18)

Wing struggles to train pilots
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- One of the busiest F-35 training units is hoping the
Air Force can relieve some of the pressures of training student pilots with
ineffective resources. The 33rd Fighter Wing, leading training wing for F-35
student pilots, hopes to receive additional F-35A fighters, along with considerable
upgrades to its existing fleet, to keep up with training demands, said Col. Paul
Moga, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing. Moga told Military.com the unit has
found smarter ways inside the existing structure of the 33rd to get more quality
sorties into the curriculum despite limitations. "We're the first Air Force wing to
start doing what we call 'hot swaps,'" Moga said, referring to different
student/instructor pairs swapping out for back-to-back flights in a single aircraft in
order to save time and execute more sorties. But lately it's not enough. The 33rd
has 25 F-35As and the Navy, which also has a presence on the base and sends
pilots through the training pipeline here, keeps 8 F-35Cs on station. The wing is
authorized to have 59 aircraft. The fifth-generation stealth plane arrived here in
2011 and made the 33rd Fighter Wing the first U.S. F-35 training unit. The first class
of student pilots started training in 2013. The planes, part of the first low rate initial
production batch, need additional work. (Source: Military.com, 05/07/18)

Contract: Bell, $21.7M
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $21,705,649 for
modification P00001 to a previously awarded indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity
contract (N00019-18-D-0119). This modification increases the quantity of Bell 407
variant commercial airframes through fiscal 2020 by seven in support of the MQ-8C
Fire Scout unmanned air system program of record. Work will be performed in
Ozark, Ala., and is expected to be completed in December 2020. No funds will be
obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as
they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/07/18) Gulf Coast note: Finishing work on Fire
Scouts is done in Moss Point, Miss.


APRIL 2018

Contract: Lockheed, $1.4B
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,421,735,530
cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for recurring logistics services for delivered F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems in support of the Air Force, Marine
Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military
sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance
activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic
Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability,
maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain
management; and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial
training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (62 percent); Orlando, Fla. (22
percent); Greenville, S.C. (7 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (5 percent); and
Redondo Beach, Calif. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019.
Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); fiscal
2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD
participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,403,206,015 will be obligated at time
of award; $845,359,517 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract combines purchases for the Air Force (42.07 percent); Marine Corps
(18.41 percent); Navy (12.29 percent); non-DoD participants (20.01 percent); and
FMS customers (7.22 percent). 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. (Source: DoD, 04/30/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $24M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $23,970,414
for modification P00034 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract
(N00019-16-C-0004) for the development and delivery of multi-spectral data bases
for incorporation into F-35 training systems for the Navy, Air Force and F-35
international partners. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to
be completed in September 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air
Force); and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of
$23,970,414 will be obligated at time of award, $10,721,229 of which will expire at
the end of the current fiscal year. This effort combines purchases for the Navy
($2,502,229; 10.4 percent); Air Force ($8,219,000; 34.3 percent); and non-DoD
participants ($13,249,185; 55.3 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/30/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Draeger, $7M
Draeger Inc., Teleford, Pa., is being awarded a $7,030,944 firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award delivery order contract for
Anesthesia Recording and Monitoring Devices (ARMD) medical equipment
hardware and ancillary software refresh services in support of military treatment
facilities for the Navy, Army, Air Force, and the national capital region inside and
outside of the continental U.S.. Work may be performed at locations throughout the
U.S. to include Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md. (6 percent); Naval
Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. (6 percent); Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas
(5.5 percent); Naval Medical Center San Diego, Calif. (4 percent); Fort Bragg, N.C. (3
percent); Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii (3 percent); Wright-Patterson Air
Force Medical Center, Ohio (2.5 percent); Eglin Air Force Base Hospital, Fla. (2
percent); Fort Gordon, Ga. (2 percent); Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Va. (2
percent); Fort Benning, Ga. (2 percent); Fort Carson, Colo. (2 percent); Fort
Stewart, Ga. (2 percent); Fort Bliss, Texas (2 percent); Fort Hood, Texas (2 percent);
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (2 percent); Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital,
Alaska (2 percent); Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (2 percent); Travis Air Force
Base, Calif. (2 percent); Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (2 percent); Naval Hospital
Jacksonville, Fla. (2 percent); Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. (2 percent); Naval
Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. (2 percent); Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. (2
percent); Fort Campbell, Ky. (2 percent); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research,
Md. (1 percent); Andrews Air Force Base Hospital, Md. (1 percent); U.S. Air Force
Academy Hospital, Calif. (1 percent); Langley Air Force Base Medical Center, Va. (1
percent); Fort Wainwright, Alaska (1 percent); Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. (1 percent);
Fort Riley, Kan. (1 percent); Fort Polk, La. (1 percent); Naval Hospital Lemoore,
Calif. (1 percent); West Point Academy, N.Y. (1 percent); Fort Irwin, Calif. (1
percent); U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Texas (1 percent); Naval Hospital
Beaufort, S.C. (1 percent); Naval Hospital 29 Palms, Calif. (1 percent); Naval Hospital
Cherry Point, N.C. (1 percent); and Air Force Medical Operations Agency Lab, Texas
(0.5 percent). Work may also be performed at locations outside of the contiguous U.
S. to include Landsuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany (2 percent); Naval
Hospital Okinawa, Japan (2 percent); Naval Hospital Guam, Guam (2 percent);
Hospital Ameridcano De La Base Naval, Spain (1 percent); Yokota Air Force Base
Hospital, Japan (1 percent); U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy (1 percent); U.S. Naval
Hospital Yokosuka, Japan (1 percent); Kandahar, Afghanistan (1 percent); Misawa
Air Force Base, Japan (1 percent); Osan Air Base Hospital, Korea (1 percent);
Lakenheath Air Force Base Hospital, United Kingdom (1 percent); Aviano Air Base
Hospital, Italy (1 percent); Waegwan, South Korea (1 percent); U.S. Naval Hospital
Sigonella, Italy (1 percent); Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1 percent); and
Iwakuni, Japan (0.5 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 24 months
and is expected to be completed by April 29, 2020. Fiscal 2018 operations and
maintenance funds totaling $7,030,944 will be obligated on task orders immediately
following the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract combines purchases for the Air Force $1,739,812 (25 percent); Army
$2,486,660 (35 percent); Navy $2,299,780 (33 percent); and the national capital
region $504,692 (7 percent). This contract was a non-competitive, sole-source
procurement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(c) via
Federal Business Opportunities. The Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort
Detrick, Md., is the contracting activity (N62645-18-D-5016). (Source: DoD, 04/30/18)

Workforce training gets a boost
Workforce training in a variety of high-paying, high-tech and skilled trades,
including aerospace, got a boost thanks to money turned over by BP as  result of
the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Triumph Gulf Coast, the organization
charged with overseeing the distribution of the money, approved $3 million in
funding for Escambia County School District and Pensacola State College for
workforce development. The funding will allow both to expand its pipeline for
training and certifying students for careers in fields like information technology,
cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and aviation/aerospace. The money will
allow the district to build a new aviation maintenance training hangar for adult
students at George Stone Technical Center and to provide aviation maintenance
education at Booker T. Washington High School and more. The grant was one of
the first four projects approved in what is expected to be $1.5 billion worth of job-
creating initiatives funded over the next 12 years by an economic damages
settlement between the state of Florida and BP as a result of the 2010 Deepwater
Horizon oil spill. The Triumph board in all approve nearly $19 million in grants,
including $10 million to the Port of Panama City for a major expansion of port
capacity. $1.5 million to improve infrastructure and attract businesses in Okaloosa
County, and almost $4 million for workforce development in Wakulla County.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 04/28/18)

Contract: General Dynamics, $23.3M
General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Niceville, Fla., has been
awarded a $23,307,129 firm-fixed-price low-rate initial production modification
(P00009) to previously awarded contract FA8681-16-C-0002 for BLU-134/B improved
lethality warhead. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for an
initial quantity of BLU-134 warheads produced under the basic development
contract. Work will be performed in Niceville and is expected to be complete by
Oct. 26, 2019. Fiscal 2018 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, 04/27/18)

Contract: Boeing, $11.3M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded an $11,308,108 firm-fixed-price
modification (001705) to previously awarded contract FA8681-14-D-0028 delivery
order 0017 for Joint Attack Direct Munition (JDAM) high compact telemetry
modules. This modification provides for the exercise of options under the basic
contract delivery order, and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract
to $22,153,073. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be
complete by October 2019. Fiscal 2016 and 2018 procurement funds; and fiscal 2018
research and development 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, 04/27/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $38.5M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $38,499,420
modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001). This modification provides
additional funding for the low-rate initial production of long lead materials, parts,
components, and effort for economic order quantity increases for the Navy (Lot)
12; and the government of Italy (Lots 13 and 14). Work will be performed in Fort
Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom
(20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5
percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
December 2019. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); and non-Department of
Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $38,499,420 are obligated at time
of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for the Navy (74 percent); and non-DoD
participants (20.03 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/25/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: DynCorp Int., $59.6M
DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas has been awarded a $59,636,368
modification (P00019) to previously awarded contract FA8617-17-C-6210 for
continued contractor operated and maintained base supply support. This
modification provides for the exercise of an option to extend services, and brings
the total cumulative face value of the contract to $247,013,876. Work will be
performed at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas;
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Vance Air Force
Base, Okla.; Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.; Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla.;
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.; and
Army Flight Test Directorate, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Work is expected to be
completed by Aug. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 Air Force operations and maintenance
funds in the amount of $13,846,971; Navy operations and maintenance funds in the
amount of $12,890,966; Navy test and evaluation funds in the amount of $224, 215;
Navy Defense working capital funds in the amount of $115,207; and Army
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $99,573 are being obligated at
the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Training Aircraft
Division, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 04/25/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $8.5M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded an $8,527,930 fixed-
price modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8672-18-C-0010 for
Small Diameter Bomb Increment II. This modification provides for additional
weapons and containers, and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract
to $85,920,688. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete
by July 2020. Fiscal 2018 production 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, 04/25/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $12M
Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $12,099,569 fixed-price-
incentive contract modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-
C-0003 for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 32
field spares and initial depot spares. Work will be performed in Tucson and is
expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2021. This modification involves foreign
military sales to Australia, Korea, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and
Turkey. Fiscal 2018 production funds in the amount of $4,840,654; fiscal 2018
research and development funds in the amount of $477,392; fiscal 2018 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $196,793; and foreign military sales funds
in the amount of $6,584,730 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance Contracting Office, Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/24/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $10.9M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $10,891,280
modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-
0045). This modification provides additional funding for flight test software
sustainment in support of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Air
Force, Marine Corps, Navy and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants.
Sustainment services to be provided include ground maintenance activities;
action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics
Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and
health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and
activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth, Texas (46 percent); Orlando, Fla. (32 percent); Warton,
United Kingdom (9 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (7 percent); and Greenville, S.C. (6
percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and
maintenance (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); and non-DoD participant funds in
the amount of $10,891,280 will be obligated at time of award, $8,709,539 of which
will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines
purchases for the Air Force (39.98 percent); Marine Corps (19.99 percent); Navy
(19.99 percent); and non-DoD participants (20.04 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/24/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center and reprogramming labs.

Parker takes command of HT-8
Cmdr. Stephen Audelo turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron
Eight (HT-8) of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., to Cmdr. Jessica Parker April 20
during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola's Naval Aviation Museum. HT-8 is
the Navy's oldest currently active helicopter training squadron, responsible for
flying more than 26,000 flight hours and graduating an estimated 168 Naval aviators
every year. Cmdr. Lena Kaman became the new executive officer of HT-8 during
the ceremony, beginning her preparations to take the helm of HT-8 at the next
change of command. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, HT-8 public affairs, 04/20/18)

Frontier marks new service
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Frontier Airlines and Pensacola International Airport are holding
an inaugural celebration to kick off Frontier’s nonstop service to and from Denver
international Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The inaugural event
will be April 24, at 3 p.m. at the company’s ticket counter. (Source: City of
Pensacola, 04/20/18)

DoD honors environmental winners
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is honoring nine winners with the 2018
Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards for exceptional environmental
achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices. Among the
winners is Frederick A. Javier, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron,
Hurlburt Field, Fla., who provided outstanding leadership by training installation
staff on environmental management and engaging with the local community to
promote DoD’s mission and science education. The department has honored
individuals, teams and installations each year since 1962 for remarkable
achievements in these environmental management strategies that successfully
support mission readiness. (Source: DoD, 04/20/18)

Senate confirms Bridenstine
The Senate confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., to be the 13th NASA
administrator. The partisan vote was 50 to 39. Democrats opposed Bridenstine,
President Trump’s nominee, because he’s not a “space professional.” Bridenstine
had previously said he’s an advocate of the current Space Launch System program
and NASA working with commercial space companies. NASA’s acting administrator,
Robert Lightfoot, is nearing retirement. (Sources: CNN, Science Magazine,
04/19/18) Gulf Coast note: Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Michoud Assembly
Facility, New Orleans, are both involved in the SLS/Orion program as well as
commercial space activities. Previous

Contract: Lockheed, $928M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Space, Huntsville, Ala., is the successful
offeror of a $928,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for
the hypersonic conventional strike weapon. This contract provides for the design,
development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and
aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-
launched, stand-off weapon. Work will be performed in Huntsville. This award is
the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal 2018
research, development, test and evaluation funds will be obligated at the time of
award on the first task order. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-18-D-0003). (Source: DoD, 04/18/18)

Contract: Vectrus, $15.8M
Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $15,800,659
firm-fixed-price modification (A00027) to previously awarded contract FA3002-17-C-
0001 for Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., operations support services. This
modification provides for exercise of the second option, and brings the total
cumulative face value of the contract to $32,989,794. Work will be performed at
Keesler AFB and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2019. Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance funds in the full amount are being obligated at the
time of award. The 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler AFB, is the contracting
activity. (Source: 04/17/18)

Contract: L3, $30M
L3 Communication, Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., has been awarded an
estimated value $30,000,000 predominantly firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to
previously awarded contract FA8106-17-D-0001 for contractor logistics support of
the Air Force C-12 fleet. This modification provides for the exercise of an option
under the basic contract, and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract
to $28,255,628. Work will be performed in Madison; San Angelo, Texas; Okmulgee,
Okla.; Buenos Ares, Argentina; Gaborone, Botswana; Brasilia, Brazil; Bogota,
Columbia; Cairo, Egypt; Accra, Ghana; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Budapest, Hungary;
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland; Nairobi, Kenya, Rabat, Morocco; Manila, Philippines;
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Bangkok, Thailand; Ankara, Turkey; Edwards Air Force Base,
Calif.; Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska;
and Yokota Air Base, Japan. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Tinker Air
Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. (Awarded Jan. 30, 2018) (Source:
04/17/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $83.3M
Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded an $83,312,265 cost-plus-
incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine
neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is an expendable,
autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle intended to identify and neutralize
bottom, near surface and drifting sea mines. It will field a shallow water capability
and be an expendable modular neutralizer consisting of a kill mechanism,
propulsion, sensors, and communications buoy that enables wireless
communication to the deployment platform. This contract includes options which, if
exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $362,740,742. Work
will be performed in Portsmouth (96 percent); and DeLeon Springs, Fla. (4 percent),
and is expected to be completed by November 2022. Fiscal 2017 and 2018
research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of
$11,392,392 will be obligated at time of award and $1,594,935 will expire at the end
of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured on the basis of
full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with
one offer received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the
contracting activity (N00024-18-C-6303). (Source: 04/17/18)

Contract: Rockwell, $15.2M
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $15,218,918
modification (P00090) to previously awarded contract FA8678-10-C-0058 to support
the third production lot of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System
for upgrading the test and evaluation instrumentation at Air Force, Navy and Army
test ranges. This modification provides for the exercise of options for an additional
quantity of nine Configuration-4 light production pods; 15 Configuration-4 heavy
production pods; 12 Configuration-5 1553 production pods; five Configuration-5
fiber channel production pods; 14 Configuration-6 production pods; 16 portable
test sets; one lot general production data; one remote ground station; four central
control centers; 10 mission room equipment; and eight reference receivers. This
modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $328,679,174.
Work will be performed at Rockwell Collins facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and
Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 16, 2019. Fiscal 2017
and 2018 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy, Air Force, and Army)
funds in the amount of $15,218,918 are being obligated at the time of award. Air
Force Life Cycle Management Center, Armament Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/16/18)

Contract: Speegle, $15.1M
Speegle Construction Inc., Niceville, Fla., was awarded a $15,140,800 firm-fixed-
price foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile,
Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Morocco,
Oman, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand,
Taiwan, and Turkey) contract for the construction of a foreign military sales facility
at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received.
Work will be performed in Eglin with an estimated completion date of Oct. 3, 2019.
Fiscal 2016, 2017, and 2018 military construction funds in the amount of $15,140,800
were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala.,
is the contracting activity (W91278-18-C-0016).  (Source: DoD, 04/13/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $13.9M
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a
$13,920,004 fixed-price incentive modification (P00012) to previously awarded
contract FA8682-17-C-0037 for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Lot 1
production. This modification provides for four LRASM missiles. Work will be
performed in Orlando and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2020. Fiscal 2017
missile procurement funds in the amount of $13,920,004 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, 04/12/18)

CH-53E crash victims IDd
Four Marines killed when a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed April 3 near
El Centro, Calif., during training have been identified as Capt. Samuel A. Schultz,
First Lt. Samuel D. Phillips, Gunnery Sgt. Derik R. Holley, and Lance Cpl. Taylor J.
Conrad, all with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at Marine Corps Air Station
Miramar. Three have Gulf Coast ties. Schultz, 28, of Huntington Valley, Pa., and
Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, N.C., were pilots who had previously served at Naval Air
Station Pensacola, Fla. Conrad, 24, the helicopter crew chief, is from Baton Rouge,
La. The crew was conducting training for “aircraft landings in unimproved zones,”
according to the Marines. (Source: USNI News, 04/05/18)

Pilot killed in crash identified
The Thunderbirds pilot killed in a fighter jet crash in central Nevada was an
experienced aviator who had logged more than 3,500 flight hours. The Air Force
identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, who had joined the elite
Thunderbirds team this season and was on a routine demonstration training flight
when he was killed on Wednesday. He was alone in the F-16 Fighting Falcon when
it departed from Nellis Air Force Base and crashed at the Nevada Test and Training
Range at about 10:30 a.m. PT.  (1:30 p.m. ET). Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, Del
Bagno served as an F-35A Evaluator Pilot and Chief of Standardization and
Evaluation, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Sources: multiple,
04/05/18)

STEM program expanded
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Middle school, high school and
college students near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and
the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, will get personalized, one-on-one
training from leading professionals as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s
Educational Outreach office expands its Leadership, Experience, Growing,
Apprenticeships Committed to Youth program to those locations this summer. The
three locations began taking applications in January with coursework starting this
summer. So far, the four sites have a total of 631 student applications. Eglin,
Robins and the Air Force Academy were chosen for their strong STEM programs
already in place. (Source: Fairborn Daily Herald, 04/04/18)

Airport getting new leader
LAKE CHARLES, La. – W. Kevin Melton will be the new executive director of
Chennault International Airport Authority, beginning in late April. Melton joins
Chennault from American Airlines, where he was a project manager, facilitating and
directing airport terminal and hangar construction projects for national and
international sites. Melton retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel after 24
years of service. Chennault International Airport is a major industrial airport in
Lake Charles, La. The airport and its tenants employ some 1,500 persons and
account for $300 million in annual economic impact. (Source: KPLC, 04/04/18)

Contract: Multiple, $25.5B
L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss. (W58RGZ-18-D-0008);
AAR Supply Chain Inc., Wood Dale, Ill. (W58RGZ-18-D-0030); DynCorp International
LLC, Fort Worth, Texas (W58RGZ-18-D-0031); Arma Aviation Corp., Tampa, Fla.
(W58RGZ-18-D-0032); North American Surveillance Systems Inc., Titusville, Fla.
(W58RGZ-18-D-0033); and Pinnacle Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Ala. (W58RGZ-18-D-
0034), will share in a $25,500,000,000 hybrid ( cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-
price) contract for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor
modification, and supply chain management primarily for performance outside the
continental U.S. to support equipment and personnel in known theaters of
operations. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. Work locations
and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date
of April 3, 2028. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 04/04/18)

Fort Rucker assignments
The Army chief of staff announced the assignment of Brig. Gen. Timothy J.
Daugherty, deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe, Germany, to commanding
general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center; and director of Army Safety, Fort
Rucker, Ala. Also announced was the assignment of Brig. Gen. David J. Francis,
commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center; and director of Army
Safety, Fort Rucker, to director, Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-
3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. (Source: DoD, 04/04/18)

Plane display fix will be costly
MILTON, Fla. – The city of Milton is facing a bill to repair a U.S. Navy training plane
that has been on static display outside Milton High School since 1976. Cleaning,
painting, abating corrosion and doing other repairs will likely cost more than
$25,000, said City Manager Brian Watkins on Tuesday. The plane, which was loaned
to the city by the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola Naval Air Station,
was flagged for repairs after an inspection by the Naval History and Heritage
Command. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 04/03/18)

Nelson views training range
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., visited Tyndall Air Force
Base during a stop in Northwest Florida and got a bird’s-eye view of the Gulf
Range Training Complex, a large range used by the military in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nelson said he has protected such training areas by opposing oil drilling too close
to Florida’s shore. His flight was in a T-38 Talon jet piloted by 325th Fighter Wing
Commander Col. Michael Hernandez. (Source: News Herald, 04/04/18)

Airbus-Boeing rivalry expands
The jet that Airbus and Bombardier plan to build in Mobile will bring coastal
Alabama into a new front in the ongoing battle between Airbus and Boeing, the
world’s two dominant jetliner builders. Airbus and Boeing have been battling for
years in the midsize single-aisle market. Mobile entered that fight when it began
building A320 series jets. The new front is a fight over the single-aisle jets that
seat from 100 to 150 passengers. Now with Airbus lining up with Canada’s
Bombardier and Boeing considering a tie-in with Brazil’s Embraer, Mobile will be a
big plyer in that fight as well. (Source: al.com, 04/2/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $211.3M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aerospace Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is
being awarded a $211,295,230 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Block 4.1 common
capabilities pre-modernization efforts in support of the F-35 Lightning II preliminary
design review in support of the Air Force and international partners. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force); and
international partnership funds in the amount of $45,018,007 will be obligated at
time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity
(N00019-18-C-1004). Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center and reprogramming labs.

Hardin: GKN sale won’t impact plant
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The acquisition of GKN Aerospace in what the British media
call “a hostile takeover” is not expected to affect the company’s new
manufacturing facility at VentureCrossings in West Bay. Becca Hardin, president of
the Bay Economic Development Alliance, said the new plant is poised to start
making parts this summer. She said she’s been in constant contact with GKN
officials. Melrose Industries, a turnaround specialist, secured an $11 billion
takeover of the British engineering firm and defense contractor. Hardin said GKN’s
building near Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is open now, with
furniture being moved in and the 170 employees in the process of being hired. She
said the undisclosed aviation products that will be manufactured here are part of a
long-term federal government project. (Source: News Herald, 03/30/18)


MARCH 2018

Contract: B3, $9.9M
B3 Enterprises LLC, Woodbridge, Va., was awarded a $9,907,596
firm-fixed-price contract for refuel and defuel support services for
the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Ala.
Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. Work will be
performed in Fort Rucker, with an estimated completion date of
March 30, 2025. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance, Army
funds in the amount of $9,907,596 were obligated at the time of the
award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command,
Fort Eustis, Va. is the contracting activity (W9124G-18-C-0001).
(Source: DoD, 03/30/18)

Contract: Reliance Test, $227.4M
Reliance Test & Technology, Crestview, Fla., has been awarded a
$227,375,998 modification (P00030) to previously awarded contract
FA2486-16-C-0002 for Eglin Operation & Maintenance Support
Service. This contract modification exercises option period one
and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to
$1,210,104,140. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2020. Fiscal year
2018 research and development funds in the amount of
$21,768,270 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force
Test Center, Eglin AFB, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
03/30/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $10.9M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, King of
Prussia, Pa., has been awarded a $10,911,145 cost-plus-fixed-fee
contract for Joint Air-to-Air Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
Enterprise Management System 7.0. This contract provides for
enhancements to the software package known as the JASSM
Enterprise Management System. Work will be performed in King
of Prussia and is expected to be complete by March 29, 2019. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,600,000 are
being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity (FA8682-18-C-0005). (Source: DoD, 03/30/18)

United commits to more years
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — United Airlines has committed to
offering service for several more years at Northwest Florida
Beaches International Airport (ECP). The Airport Authority board
on Wednesday morning approved an airline-airport use and lease
agreement with United Airlines. A representative of United
Airlines, which has served the airport since March 2015, has
advised airport officials the company intends to sign the
agreement in the next 45 days, airport officials said. The
agreement expires Sept. 30, 2020, but United already is discussing
a new agreement once that time comes, airport Executive Director
Parker McClellan told the board. There are four major carriers at
the airport: American, Delta, Southwest and United. (Source: News
Herald, 03/28/18)

Contract: Eaton, $37.9M
Eaton Aerospace LLC, Jackson, Miss., has been awarded a
maximum $37,933,586 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for axial piston pumps. This
was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S. Code
2304 (c)(1), implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-
1, which states that only one responsible source and no other
supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. This is a
five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance
is Mississippi, with a Sept. 30, 2024, performance completion date.
Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018
through 2023 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity
is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Mich.
(SPRDL1-18-D-0070). (Source: DoD, 03/28/18)

Contract: Electronic Metrology, $10.6M
Electronic Metrology Laboratory LLC, Franklin, Tenn., is being
awarded a $10,638,943 modification under previously awarded
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N69450-14-D-8000 to
exercise Option Four for base operations support services at
Naval Air Station Whiting Field and outlying fields. The work to be
performed provides for all management, supervision, labor,
equipment, materials, supplies, and tools necessary to perform
facilities management, facilities investment, facility maintenance
services (non-family housing), pest control, utility plant and
distribution system operations and maintenance (chiller, electrical,
gas, wastewater, steam and water), managed safety services, and
base support vehicles and equipment. After award of this option,
the total cumulative contract value will be $50,980,567. Work will
be performed in Milton, Fla. (80 percent); and outlying fields (20
percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2019. No
funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2018 operation and
maintenance, (Navy); fiscal 2018 Navy working capital funds; fiscal
2018 Navy family housing; and fiscal 2018 Defense Health
Program contract funds in the amount of $8,582,107 for recurring
work will be obligated on individual task orders issued during the
option period. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command,
Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source:
DoD, 03/28/18)

Testing could impact GPS
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Ground-based electronic devices
that rely on Global Positioning System technology may be
affected during upcoming military testing and evaluation in the
Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, according Eglin Air
Force Base. There will also be an increase in aircraft noise during
the testing April 1-6. The work by Eglin’s 53rd Weapons Evaluation
Group is scheduled from 8 a.m.- noon during each of the six days.
During the testing period, fighter aircraft will release munitions
about 20 nautical miles south of Destin over the Gulf. During the
testing, boats traveling in formation will move between the Mid-
Bay Bridge and the Clyde B. Wells Bridge at U.S. Highway 331
between 1 and 5 p.m. The formation will be used as visual targets
by military aircraft flying over the area. No weapons or
ammunition will be involved, but some boats will have fake deck
guns and rocket launcher tubes on board. The boats will also use
marine flares as visual markers. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily
News, 03/27/18)

F-35 carrier qualifications
ATLANTIC OCEAN – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham
Lincoln (CVN 72) completed fleet carrier qualifications (CQ) for the
F-35C Joint Strike Fighter program while underway March 17-21.
Pilots of the "Rough Raiders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125
at Lemoore, Calif., and the "Grim Reapers" of VFA 101 at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., performed day and night CQs with 140 traps in
anticipation of F-35C’s operational testing later in 2018. The
evolution included the operational use of the F-35C's foldable-wing
feature, and continued integration of the F-35's Autonomic Logistic
Information System (ALIS), a secure, off-board fleet management
tool that integrates F-35 mission planning, maintenance, supply
chain and sustainment information. Operators were able to plan,
maintain, and sustain F-35C systems by transmitting up-to-date
data to users and maintainers worldwide. By 2025, the Navy's
aircraft carrier air wings are scheduled to consist of F-35Cs, F/A-
18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-
2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S
helicopters and carrier on board delivery logistics aircraft.
(Source: USS Abraham Lincoln, 03/23/18)

Boeing won’t appeal trade ruling
Boeing will not appeal the U.S. trade commission ruling that allows
Canada’s Bombardier to sell its newest jets to U.S. airlines without
heavy duties, a Boeing spokesman said Thursday. The decision
puts the trade challenge to rest. The U.S. International Trade
Commission (ITC) unanimously voted in January to reject Boeing’
s complaint and discarded a Commerce Department
recommendation to slap a near 300 percent duty on sales of the
110- to 130-seat Bombardier CSeries jets for five years. The ITC
said it rejected placing duties on Bombardier jets partly because
Boeing had lost no sales or revenue when Delta Air Lines ordered
the aircraft in 2016 from the Canadian planemaker. The ITC ruled
the 110-seat CSeries jets ordered by Delta and Boeing’s smallest
737 MAX 7 plane do not compete. The smaller end of the jet
market is an increasing focus for the major manufacturers. Airbus
has agreed to take a majority stake in the CSeries in a deal
expected to close later this year, while Boeing is in tie-up talks
with Bombardier’s Brazilian rival Embraer. Bombardier plans to
assemble the planes in Mobile, Ala. (Source: Reuters, 03/22/18)

Contract: UTC, $239.7M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East
Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $239,691,086 advanced
acquisition contract for long-lead materials, parts, and components
for 137 low rate initial Production Lot 12 F135 propulsion systems
for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS)
customers. This includes 46 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for
the Air Force; 20 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine
Corps; four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 63
F135-PW-100 and four F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.
S. DoD participants and FMS customers. Work will be performed in
East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and
Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be
completed in January 2021. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air
Force, Navy, Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS
funds in the amount of $239,691,086 are being obligated at time of
award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force (37
percent); Marine Corps (18 percent); Navy (4 percent); non-U.S.
DoD participant (27 percent); and foreign military sales customers
(14 percent). 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 (N00019-18-C-1021) (Source: DoD, 03/23/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $523.1M
Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a
$523,148,647 fixed-price incentive modification (P00001) to
previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for Advanced
Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 31.
This modification provides for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 for the
production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system
items. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
complete by Jan. 31, 2021. This contract involves foreign military
sales to Japan, Kuwait, Poland, Indonesia, Qatar, Germany,
Australia, and the United Kingdom. Fiscal 2018 production funds in
the amount of $308,016,581; fiscal 2018 research and development
funds in the amount of $3,569,227; and foreign military sales funds
in the amount $211,562,839 are being obligated at the time of
award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance
Contracting Office, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/23/18)

Relatively signs new agreement
NASA’s Stennis Space Center and Los Angeles-based Relativity, a
startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive
manufacturing technologies, have entered an agreement that
authorizes the startup to use one of Stennis’ test stands
exclusively. The Commercial Space Launch Act agreement grants
the exclusive use of the E-4 Test Complex to Relativity for 20
years. The complex features four cells for engine tests and 15,000
square feet of office space, with the option to expand the use of
the facility from about 25 acres to 250 acres. The new agreement
will help Relativity expand its test efforts, which include the
qualification and acceptance tests of up to 36 of the company’s
Terran small launch vehicles. Relativity is under a separate Space
Act agreement with Stennis for the use of the center’s E-3 test
stand, which has supported 85 tests of the firm’s Aeon 1 engine to
date. Tim Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Relativity, said the startup
will continue using E-3 while it builds up E-4, then use both
facilities in parallel in the future. Relativity’s Terran rocket will
work to carry up to 2,755 pounds of payload at $10 million per
launch. Ellis said the company will develop a single manufacturing
facility that would allow it to produce the Terran rocket, but the
company hasn’t decided where that facility will be located.
(Source: SpaceNews, 03/21/18, ExecutiveBiz, 03/22/18)

Contract: Airbus Helo, $116.9M
Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded an
$116,903,994 modification (P00001) to contract W58RGZ-18-C-0007
for the procurement of 16 UH-72A aircraft. Work will be performed
in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 20,
2023. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount
of $58,451,967 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army
Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/22/18)

Contract: Atmospheric Science, $7M
Atmospheric Science Technology LLC,* Norman, Okla., is being
awarded a $7,096,760 firm-fixed-price contract, resulting from
solicitation N00189-18-R-0004, that will provide weather observing
and forecasting services as required by the Naval Meteorology
and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, Miss. The
contract will include a 12-month base period which includes a
contingency option valued at $17,838, four one-year options, and
an option for an additional six-month period should it be deemed
necessary pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.217-8
with a total value, inclusive of all options, of $39,256.700. Work will
be performed in Whidbey Island, Wash. (6.37 percent); Virginia
Beach, Va. (5.96 percent); Norfolk, Va. (5.95 percent); Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba (5.73 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (5.62 percent); North
Island, Calif. (4.84 percent); Point Mugu, Calif. (4.81 percent); Key
West, Fla. (4.62 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (4.47 percent);
Patuxent River, Md. (4.34 percent); New Orleans, La. (4.30
percent); Pensacola, Fla. (4.24 percent); Fallon, Nev. (3.93
percent); Corpus Christi, Texas (3.68 percent); North Whiting Field,
Fla. (3.62 percent); El Centro, Calif. (3.47 percent); Kingsville,
Texas (3.46 percent); Lemoore, Calif. (3.29 percent); San Clemente
Island, Calif. (3.22 percent); South Whiting Field, Fla. (3.06
percent); Meridian, Miss. (3.02 percent); Mayport, Fla. (3.00
percent); San Nicholas Island, Calif. (2.65 percent); and San Diego,
Calif. (2.35 percent). The contract period of performance will begin
Sept. 2018 and work is expected to be completed by September
2019; if all options are exercised, work will continue through
February 2024. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy)
funds in the amount of $3,859,673 will be obligated at time of
award and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was competitively procured via a solicitation posted
to the Federal Business Opportunities website as an 8(a) small
business set-aside requirement, with three offers received. Naval
Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
Contracting Department, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity
(N00189-18-C-0024). (Source: DoD, 03/22/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $8.5M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded $8,546,988 for modification 05 to previously issued order
0045, placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-
0020). This order authorizes award of additional unique F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter distributed mission training capability efforts for the
Navy, Marine Corps, and the government of the United Kingdom.
Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (70 percent); Fort Worth,
Texas (15 percent); Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (9 percent); Marine
Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. (2 percent); Naval Air Station
Lemoore, Calif. (2 percent); and Marham, United Kingdom (2
percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2017
research, development, test and evaluation (Navy and Marine
Corps); and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant
funds in the amount of $2,476,891 will be funded at time of award,
$1,238,749 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This order combines purchases for the Navy (27 percent); Marine
Corps (23 percent); and non-U.S. DoD participants (50 percent).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/20/18)

Contract: Sierra Nevada, $20M
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., has been awarded a
$19,999,548 modification (P00019) to previously awarded FA8509-
16-C-0003 for contract deliverable AC-130J and AC-130W
contractor logistics support for the Precision Strike package. This
modification provides for the exercise of an option for additional
services under the basic contract, and brings the total cumulative
face value of the contract to $72,333,827. Work will be performed
at Canon Air Force Base, N.M.; and Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla.
Work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019. Fiscal 2018
operations and maintenance funds in the full amount are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 03/20/18)

Land deal moves forward
The construction of a Navy outlying field in Santa Rosa County is
another step closer to completion, continuing on the long and
contentious path Escambia County set down on in 2015 when it
approved the site to swap for the Navy's Outlying Field 8 in Beulah
in Escambia County. The Escambia County Commission awarded
an $8 million contract to Panhandle Grading and Paving Inc. to
complete the second and final phase of construction on the new
600-acre helicopter training field in Santa Rosa County. Escambia
has envisioned turning the Beulah land into a commerce park.
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, 03/19/18)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $69.4M
Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded $69,433,967
for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0016) to
exercise an option to provide intermediate, depot level
maintenance and related logistics support for about 209 in-service
T-45 F405-RR-401 Adour engines. Work will be performed at Naval
Air Station Kingsville, Texas (46 percent); Naval Air Station
Meridian, Miss. (44 percent); Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (10
percent); and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. (less than 1
percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2018. No
funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on
individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air
Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/19/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $8.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort
Worth, Texas, is being awarded $8,546,988 for modification P00005
to a previously issued order 0045, placed against basic ordering
agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order authorizes award of
additional unique F-35 Joint Strike Fighter distributed mission
training capability efforts for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the
government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in
Orlando, Fla. (70 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (15 percent); Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev. (9 percent); Marine Corps Air Station Yuma,
Ariz. (2 percent); Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (2 percent); and
Marham, United Kingdom (2 percent), and is expected to be
completed in May 2021. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test
and evaluation (Navy and Marine Corps); and non-U.S. Department
of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $2,476,891 will
be funded at time of award, $1,238,749 of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for
the Navy (27 percent); Marine Corps (23 percent); and non-U.S.
DoD participants (50 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
03/19/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the
F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Bell Helicopter, $9.9M
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the
procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes,
associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and
storage in the support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout. Work will be
performed in Ozark, Ala., and is expected to be completed in
December 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds
will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR.302-
1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the
contracting activity (N00019-18-D-0119). (Source: DoD, 03/16/18)

Budget provides airport improvement funds
Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved $3 million in the state's FY19
budget for improvements at Pensacola International Airport. The
announcement comes on the heels of an announcement last week
of the award of a $4 million Florida Job Growth Infrastructure grant
from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The money
from this appropriation will be used together with the money from
the DEO grant to fund the development of infrastructure that will
support the expansion of aviation maintenance, repair and
overhaul capabilities at the airport. (Source: City of Pensacola,
03/16/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $482M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a not-to-exceed $481,954,000 for firm-fixed-price, cost-
plus-fixed fee delivery order 0584 against a previously issued
basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides
for the procurement of initial air vehicle spares in support of the F-
35 Lightning II for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy; non-U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military
sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth,
Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y.
(8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent);
Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5.8
percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent);
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent);
Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine,
Calif. (2.5 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor
Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2 percent);
Papendrect, Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8
percent); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8 percent). Work is expected to be
completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air
Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and
FMS funds in the amount of $481,954,000 are being obligated on
this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force (33.92
percent); Marine Corps (13.43 percent); Navy (9.45 percent); non-U.
S. DoD participants (29.58 percent); and FMS customers (13.62
percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.,
is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/15/18). Gulf Coast
note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated
training center.

Contract: UTC, $21.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East
Hartford, Conn., is being awarded $21,631,613 for firm-fixed-price-
incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order N00019-18-F-2412
against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-
G-0005). This task order provides for non-recurring engineering for
early identification, development, and qualification of corrections
to potential and actual operational issues, including safety and
reliability and maintainability problems identified through fleet
usage, Accelerated Mission Testing, and Lead-the-Fleet programs.
This task order will also provide support for continued engine
maturation, evaluation of component life limits based on
operational experience, operational readiness improvements, and
efforts to reduce maintenance and of life cycle support costs for
the Air Force, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (non- U.S.
DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers in
support of the F-35 Lightning II, F135 Propulsion System
Component Improvement program. Work will be performed in East
Hartford (65 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (35 percent), and is
expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2017 research,
development, test and evaluation (Air Force and Navy); non-U.S.
DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $21,631,613 are
being obligated at time of award, $12,872,653 of which will expire
at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines
purchases for the Navy (45.6 percent); Air Force (13.9 percent);
non-U.S. DoD participants (22.8 percent); and FMS (17.7 percent),
under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 03/15/18). Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: Alion, $13.5M
Alion Science and Technology Corp., McLean, Va., is being
awarded a $13,549,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for development, integration,
testing and evaluation of prototype systems for existing or
emerging unmanned vehicles, unmanned weapons and
unmanned weapons control systems related to mine warfare,
amphibious warfare, surface warfare, diving and life support,
coastal and underwater intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance, and other missions in the littoral and riverine
environments. This contract includes options which, if exercised,
would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $72,974,234.
Work performance locations will be determined with each order
and will be completed by March 2023. Fiscal 2018 Navy working
capital funding in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated at time of
award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business
Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Surface
Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the
contracting activity (N61331-18-D-0007). (Source: DoD, 03/15/18)

Contract: Med-Eng, $15M
Med-Eng LLC, Ogdensburg, N.Y., has been awarded a $15,000,000
firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for
explosive ordnance disposal bomb suits. This contract provides
for the delivery of a full bomb suit ensemble and associated
accessories. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah,
and is expected to be complete by March 2023. This award is the
result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received.
Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of
$384,800 are being obligated at the time of award. The 772nd
Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the
contracting activity (FA8051-18-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 03/15/18)

Details released on education center
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus announced the new aviation experience
center to be built in Mobile will be named Flight Works Alabama. In
addition, the company issued the first architectural rendering of
the new facility. The name represents a number of different
aspects of the center’s mission, said Airbus Americas Chairman
and CEO Jeff Knittel.  “We are convinced visitors to Flight Works
Alabama will walk away with greater knowledge and appreciation
of how aviation enriches everyone’s lives,” he said. In May 2017,
Gov. Kay Ivey announced the intent to build the hands-on
instructional facility, with the goal to bolster Alabama’s workforce
development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers
in aerospace. Flight Works Alabama will be a 19,000 square foot
center housing a large interactive exhibition area, classrooms, a
collaboration room, a workshop, a restaurant and a gift shop. It will
be located just off the campus of Airbus’ aircraft manufacturing
facility at Mobile Aeroplex, and a gateway for public tours of
Airbus’ A320 family assembly line. Groundbreaking is expected in
the summer with the grand opening in 2019. (Source: Airbus,
03/14/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $1.5B
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a $1,463,152,389 not-to-exceed modification to a
previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-
0001) for long lead material and parts for low rate initial production
(LRIP) of F-35 Lightning II air systems in support of the Air Force,
Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
participants; and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. This
modification provides for 145 Lot 13 aircraft for the services, non-U.
S. DoD participants and FMS customers; and 69 Lot 14 aircraft for
the non-U.S. DoD participants and FMS customers. Work will be
performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25
percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10
percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and
Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in
December 2018. Fiscal 2017 advanced procurement (Navy and Air
Force); fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps), non-U.S.
DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,463,152,389
will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines
purchase for the Air Force (24 percent); the Marine Corps (11
percent); the Navy (3 percent); and the non-U.S. DoD participants
(44 percent); and FMS customers (18 percent). The Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/13/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Eglin tests safer explosive
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a test to
validate the sympathetic reaction of a new safety-oriented
explosive co-developed with Aerojet Rocketdyne. The MNX-770
Mod 1 explosive is being developed for use in 500-pound BLU-111
(Mk-82) and 1000-pound BLU-110 (Mk-83) general purpose bombs.
The explosive employs characteristics that make it less prone to
unintended detonation than the currently-employed PBXN-109. In
terms of lethality, the MNX-770 and PBXN-109 have been shown to
perform at equal levels. “While the BLU-110 and BLU-111 general
purpose bombs have been in service for decades, making these
munitions safer for our warfighters to handle is a shared goal of
the military and industry,” said Eileen Drake, CEO and president at
Aerojet Rocketdyne. The test took place at Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla. Following the test, AFRL presented the data to the insensitive
munitions review boards of the Air Force and Navy for
certification. (Sources: Aerojet Rocketdyne, 03/08/18,
ExecutiveBiz, 03/09/18)

Air Force assignment
Brig. Gen. Sean M. Farrell, director, strategic plans, programs and
requirements, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations
Command, Hurlbert Field, Fla., has been assigned as director, Air
Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The assignment was
among those announced Friday by the Air Force chief of staff.  
(Source: DoD, 03/09/18)

Contract: Airbus, $273.3M
Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a
$273,289,949 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 35 UH-
72A aircraft. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will
be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion
date of March 8, 2021. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement
(Army) funds in the amount of $136,644,970 were obligated at the
time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone
Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-18-C-0007).
(Source: DoD, 03/08/18)

13 Raptor pilots graduate
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 43rd Fighter Squadron
graduated 13 F-22 Raptor Basic Course students during a March 2
ceremony. The students completed a course of instruction that
included academics, examinations, sorties and simulator
missions. With completion of the course the new F-22 pilots are
now prepared to begin mission qualification training in their
combat unit. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing, 03/06/18)

Airport lease with AF extended
CRESTVIEW, Fla. – Okaloosa County’s lease of 130 acres of Eglin
Air Force Base land that contains the Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Airport will be extended by 25 years and expire on July 30, 2063.
The extension was part of a lease amendment the County
Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday. The revised
agreement includes a new payment structure that eventually
might lead to an estimated overall savings of more than $7 million
for the county. The county-Air Force partnership at VPS goes back
to 1957. The fast-growing airport set a new passenger count
record for fiscal 2017 with a total of 1,134,209 passengers.(Source:
Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/08/18)

Navy eyes commercial helos for training
WASHINGTON – Seapower magazine reports that the Navy plans
to replace the TH-57 training helicopter with a commercially
available helicopter. Rear Adm. Scott D. Conn, the Navy’s director
of air warfare, said it’s a new approach to replace the 115 training
helicopters. He told the Senate Armed Services seapower
subcommittee March 6 that the Navy would hold a competition and
pick a winner to train the next generation of rotary-wing pilots. The
TH-57 Sea Ranger, derived from the Bell 206, has trained rotary-
wing pilots for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard since
1968. It’s flown by three helicopter training squadrons at Naval Air
Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. (Source: Seapower Magazine,
03/07/18)

Pensacola, Marianna get funding
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly $23 million in awards for eleven
Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state were
announced today by Gov. Rick Scott. Among the awards are
aerospace-related projects for Pensacola and Marianna in
Northwest Florida. The city of Pensacola will get $4 million to
develop additional taxiways, ramp construction and expansion for
future development at Pensacola International Airport. The money
will help improve facilities for education and training the aviation
workforce. The city of Marianna will get nearly $2 million to extend
the runway at Marianna Airport Commerce Park to 6,000 feet,
which will allow the airport to accommodate larger business jets.
The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by the state last
year, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and
enhancing workforce training in Florida. (Source: press release,
03/06/18)  

Blue Angels show schedule released
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Blue Angels’ 2018
air show season begins March 10 at El Centro Naval Air Facility,
Calif., and concludes Nov. 2-3 with the Homecoming show at Naval
Air Station Pensacola. The Pensacola Beach air how is July 14.
There’s another air show on the Gulf Coast July 21-22 in Biloxi,
Miss. The demonstration team also holds practice sessions
throughout the season at NAS Pensacola. The first one is March 20
and the last is Oct. 24. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 03/06/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $24.9M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded a $24,860,231 modification to a previously awarded cost-
plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0040) to update and
revise F-35A integration requirements in accordance with the
letter of offer and acceptance in support of the government of
Japan. Additionally, this modification updates program
management tasking, to include additional meetings and translator
services. Work will be performed in Misawa, Japan (50 percent);
Ichigaya, Japan (5 percent); Jujo, Japan (5 percent); Yokota, Japan
(5 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); and Orlando, Fla. (5
percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2021. Foreign
military sales funds in the amount of $24,860,231 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, 03/05/18) Gulf
Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35
integrated training center.

Contract: Lockheed, $24M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being
awarded $24,000,000 for modification P00007 to a previously
issued cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001917F0108) placed
against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This
modification provides for the procurement of Integrated Core
Processor prototypes to support laboratory system integration for
all Joint Strike Fighter aircraft variants. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in April 2019.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine
Corps) funds in the amount of $11,100,000 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, 03/05/18) Gulf Coast note: Eglin
Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

ECP having growing pains
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The addition of American Airlines service at
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in West Bay,
combined with increasing flights on other airlines, has resulted in
crowded gate and office space. “We are reaching the constraints
of the terminal,” Airport Executive Director Parker McClellan said
after Wednesday’s airport authority board meeting. “I’m working
with our staff and a consultant for future development (of the
terminal),” McClellan said, added that the fact that the airport is
getting crowded “is a great sign that our region is growing.”
(Source: News Herald, 03/01/18)

Contract: Pride Industries, $8.4M
Pride Industries, Roseville, Calif., has been awarded an $8,397,392
modification (P00085) to contract W9124G-13-C-0002 for base
operations. Work will be performed in Fort Rucker, Ala., with an
estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations
and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $1,797,609 were
obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and
Installation Contracting Command, Fort Rucker, is the contracting
activity. (Source: DoD, 03/01/18)

Hurricane Hunters recon atmospheric rivers
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – The Hurricane Hunters of the
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron performed weather
reconnaissance of atmospheric rivers. It was done in partnership
with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of
California, San Diego and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. Atmospheric rivers carry water vapor in streams
through the sky. They can carry an equivalent of about 25 times
the amount of water in the Mississippi River as water vapor and
can be 500 miles wide, thousands of miles long and have winds
between 50 knots and hurricane-force speeds. The squadron has
flown six missions totaling 92 hours, launching WC-130J Super
Hercules aircraft from Hawaii and California for four of the
missions. The squadron released
256 dropsondes into atmospheric rivers
over the Pacific Ocean from about 30,000 feet. These dropsondes collect data
including air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and
global positioning system information. This data is then used by Scripps, the
Sonoma County Water Agency, the California Department of Water Resources, the
Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies to gain more knowledge about
atmospheric rivers and increase the accuracy of forecast models. (Source: 403rd
Wing, 03/01/18)

AeroStar planning to grow
MOBILE, Ala. - Mobile-based AeroStar announced plans to more than double its
facility and the number of employees over the next several years at the Mobile
Aeroplex. The company founded in 2011 to service commercial, commuter and
military aircraft has maxed out its 6,000-square-foot facility. In to continue growing
it will add another 16,875-square-foot building next to the existing one. AeroStar
performs hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical commercial aircraft
maintenance on all Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft. The company has 22
employees and will add 28 new positions. The $2 million investment includes land,
construction costs, machinery and equipment. Work is set to begin in March with a
completion date anticipated before year-end 2018. (Source: Mobile Area Chamber
of Commerce, 03/01/18)


FEBRUARY 2018

Contract: Druck, $19M
Druck LLC, Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a $19,055,214 fixed-price, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of approximately 819
engineering change kits to upgrade air data test sets in support of H-1, H-3, BQM-
34, F-16, BQM-74, T-45, EA-18G, H-53, F/A-18, P-8, C-2, C-130, AV-8B, E-2, H-60, V-22,
E-6, C-20, MQ-8, MQ-4, T-44, F-5, T-39, VH-92 platforms for the Navy; Air Force; and
the governments of Australia; Brazil; Denmark; Finland; Japan; Kuwait; Spain;
Switzerland; Taiwan; and Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work
will be performed at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, La. (60
percent); and Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom (40 percent), and is
expected to be completed February 2023. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy)
funds in the amount of $84,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will
expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively
procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code2304(c)(1). The Naval Warfare Center Aircraft
Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-18-D-0008). (Source:
DoD, 02/28/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $7.4M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $7,400,000
for modification P00033 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-
fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0004) to provide funding for sustainment services
in support of the F-35 aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; and Naval
Air Station Lemoore, Calif. Work will be performed in Lemoore (54 percent); and
Iwakuni, Japan (46 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2018. Fiscal
2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,400,000 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, 02/28/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $148.7M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded
$148,745,565 for modification P00023 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-
fee contract (N00019-17-C-0045). This modification provides for additional recurring
logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the
Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) and foreign
military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground
maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities;
Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability,
maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain
management; and activities. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (46 percent);
Orlando, Fla. (32 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (9 percent); El Segundo, Calif.
(7 percent); Greenville, S.C. (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in April
2018. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); fiscal
2018 operations and maintenance (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD
participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $148,745,565 will be obligated at time
of award, $62,472,339 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
modification combines purchases for Air Force ($66,630,247; 44.80 percent), Marine
Corps ($29,590,763; 19.89 percent); Navy ($18,937,301; 12.73 percent); non-DoD
Participants ($25,322,239; 17.02 percent); and FMS ($8,265,015, 5.56 percent). The
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
(Source: DoD, 02/28/18)

Giant plane nearing first flight
The giant aircraft being developed by Stratolaunch as part of an air-launch system
is one step closer to its first flight after a new series of taxi tests. The company
that it performed a series of medium-speed taxi tests of its aircraft Feb. 24 and 25
at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The latest tests build upon an earlier
series of taxi tests performed at lower speeds in December. Those earlier tests
were the first time the plane taxied under its own power. Funded by billionaire Paul
Allen, Stratolaunch’s giant plane – the largest by wingspan – was initially designed
to carry modified versions of rockets from other companies. But now it’s
considering developing its own launch system. The company has hired propulsion
engineers and has a Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center,
Miss., to use a test stand there for “testing of its propulsion system test article
element 1.” (Source: SpaceNews, 02/27/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $77.4M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $77,392,758 firm-
fixed-price contract to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA8672-
10-C-0002 for Small Diameter Bomb (SBD) II. This contract provide for low rate initial
production for 570 SDB II Lot 4 munitions, 398 SDB II Lot 4 single weapon
containers, 126 SDB II Lot 4 dual weapon containers, 20 Production Reliability
Incentive Demonstration Effort captive vehicles, 24 SDB II Lot 3 weapon load crew
trainers /conventional munitions maintenance trainers, and other data. Work will
be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2020. This
award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 missile procurement
funds in the amount of $18,320,912; and fiscal 2018 missile procurement funds in
the amount of $59,071,846 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life
Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8672-18-C-0010). (Source: DoD, 02/27/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $158.3M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a
$158,268,935 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001918F2476) against a
previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order
provides for program management, nonrecurring engineering, recurring
engineering, site support and touch labor in support of modification and retrofit
activities for delivered air systems for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD)
participant, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in
Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in February 2019. Fiscal 2016 aircraft
procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps); fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air
Force); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy); non-DoD participant; and FMS
funds in the amount of $158,268,935 will be obligated at time of award, $57,613,986
of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines
purchases for the Air Force ($75,206,632; 48 percent); Marine Corps ($49,310,063;
31 percent); Navy ($10,075,914; 6 percent); non-DoD participants ($16,959,383; 11
percent); and FMS customers ($6,716,943; 4 percent). The Naval Air Systems
Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/27/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Contract: Alpha-Omega, $8.5M
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Inc., Williamsburg, Va., has been awarded an
$8,458,394 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract
FA4890-17-C-0006 for F-15E, F-16 and F-22A aircrew training and courseware
development. This modification is for the exercise of option one, and brings the
total cumulative face value of the contract to $44,285,960. Fiscal 2018 operations
and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,458,394 are being obligated at the time
of award. Work will be performed at Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Seymour Johnson
Air Force Base, N.C.; Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and Mountain Home Air Force Base,
Idaho. Work is expected to be complete by March 31, 2019. Air Combat Command
Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base is the
contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/26/18)

RS-25 throttles up
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have powered up
the RS-25 main engine for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) to its highest
thrust levels yet.
During the 260-second test, the RS-25 engine throttled up to 113 percent of its
original design thrust level. The first four flights of SLS will use engines that max
out at 109 percent of rated thrust (these same engines operated at 104.5 percent
rated thrust when flown on the Space Shuttle). New RS-25 engines will baseline
their thrust at 111 percent. The RS-25 is an updated version of the Space Shuttle
Main Engine that helped power the Space Shuttle into space. The latest RS-25 hot
fire test also was the fourth involving an additively manufactured Pogo
Accumulator Assembly, the largest 3-D printed RS-25 component tested to date.
Newly manufactured RS-25 engines, to be used starting with the fifth SLS mission,
will incorporate the additively manufactured Pogo Accumulator Assembly and other
3-D printed parts currently in development. There are 16 flight engines that will
power the first four SLS flights in inventory at Aerojet Rocketdyne's Stennis facility.
(Source: SpaceDaily, 02/22/18)

Airbus shows off CSeries
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus and Bombardier today invited the media to take a look at a
CSeries jetliner like the ones that are likely to be built on the Airbus campus under
an agreement between the two plane makers. The transaction is not yet finalized,
but is expected by the second half of this year. The Bombardier investment will be
close to $300 million. The CSeries, a model of which arrived at the Mobile Aeroplex
Monday, would be built in a separate hangar to the north and parallel to the hangar
where Airbus is building four A320 series jetliners per month. The plans is to
eventually build four CSeries jetliners per month. Like the Airbus operation, major
sections will be shipped to Mobile from other locations. The engines are built by
Pratt & Whitney, and the podding work may be done at the UTC facility across the
bay in Foley, where all the A320 podding work is done. While a lot of details are still
being worked out, Bombardier will use the Airbus delivery center, which will be
expanded to accommodate the additional deliveries. The project, along with an
expected increase in the number of A320s being produced in Mobile, will mean an
additional 400 to 600 jobs. The twin-engine, single-aisle CSeries passenger jet is
smaller than the A320. It has three seats on one side of the aisle and two on the
other. (Source: GCAC, 02/20/18)

Contract: Micro Systems, $81M
Micro Systems Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was awarded an $81,077,002 firm-fixed-
price contract to acquire and/or repair essential part-numbered components to
support the operation and maintenance of all versions of the Army Ground Aerial
Target Control System, target interface control units, and associated ancillary
equipment. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations
and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date
of Feb. 15, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the
contracting activity (W31P4Q-18-D-0021). (Source: DoD, 02/15/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $14M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $13,993,000
for not-to-exceed modification P00006 to previously issued delivery order 0132
placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification
provides for the procurement of initial air vehicle spares to include endurance
spares packages to coincide with F-35 air vehicle deliveries in support of the
government of Israel. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent);
El Segundo, Calif. (9.1 percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United
Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H.
(5.8 percent); Torrance, Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent); Cedar
Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1
percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1 percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5 percent); N. Amityville, N.
Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2 percent);
Papendrect, Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8 percent); and
Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2021.
Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $13,993,000 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, 02/15/18)

Delta to get Canada, US jets
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc said on Thursday it will proceed with plans to buy
some Canadian-made CSeries jets from Bombardier this year after a U.S. trade
ruling stopped the United States from imposing steep duties on the aircraft. The
airline said it would start taking deliveries this year of the 75 CSeries jets it
ordered in 2016. The jets are made at a plant in Quebec. Production is set to begin
for U.S. customers at an Airbus plant in Mobile, Ala., after the Airbus closes a deal
this year to acquire a majority stake in the CSeries program. “Delta still intends to
take as many deliveries as possible from the new Airbus/Bombardier facility in
Mobile, Ala., as soon as that facility is up and running,” the carrier said. On
Wednesday, the International Trade Commission said it rejected hefty U.S. duties
on the CSeries jets partly because Boeing had lost no sales or revenue during the
Delta deal. (Source: Reuters, 02/15/18)

February newsletter available
The February issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter is now
available. The four-page cover story is about Alabama's considerable aerospace
footprint, from Huntsville to Mobile and places in between. Inside there's a story
about a lecture in Pensacola, Fla., that focused on concerns that intelligent
systems may one day be a threat to humanity. There's also an article about an
historic test stand at Stennis Space Center, Miss., that next year will test the core
stage of NASA's Space Launch System, which will eventually return astronauts to
deep space. (Source: GCAC Newsletter, 02/14/18)

Contract: ASES, $18.5M
ASES LLC, doing business as Field Aerospace, Oklahoma City, Okla., has been
awarded an $18,500,038 firm-fixed-price contract for the T-1A Avionics Modification
program. This contract provides for the replacement of the avionics suite in the T-
1A fleet of 178 aircraft, 16 operational flight trainers, and 14 part task trainers. Work
will be performed in Oklahoma City; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Columbus Air
Force Base, Miss.; Vance Air Force Base, Okla.; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas;
and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.. Work is expected to be complete by Aug. 14,
2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and eight offers were
received. Fiscal 2017 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $18,500,038 are
being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,
Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-18-C-0002). (Source:
DoD, 02/14/18)

“Good bit of interest” in research park
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – There’s been a “good bit of interest” in an effort
to create a research and industrial park bordering Stennis Space Center (SSC),
with at least 16 entities and 58 individuals expressing interest. That’s according to
Randy Galloway, deputy director of the NASA rocket engine test facility, who talked
about the proposed Enterprise Park during a question-and-answer session with
traditional and social media Monday. Galloway said the park was discussed with
interested parties during a Feb. 7 Industry Day event. In December NASA opened a
search for a non-federal partner to lead in development of a 1,100-acre technology
corridor in the first phase of a multi-phase project. Enterprise Park would be for
companies that want to work with NASA or other SSC tenants but who don’t want to
go through the security measures required to enter SSC. The 1,100 acres,
identified as the most development-ready, is on the northern edge of the 13,800-
acre secured area and would include property both inside and outside the security
perimeter. “I believe we can have something that’s dynamic and appealing and a
good source of long-term jobs for this community,” said Galloway about the
proposed park. (Source: GCAC, 02/12/18)

Officer going to Pentagon
Col. Michael E. Martin of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special
Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., who was selected earlier this week for
the grade of brigadier general, is being assigned as director, Integrated Resilience
Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by the
office of the Air Force chief of staff. (Source: DoD, 02/09/18)

AF grounds NASP planes
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Air Force has grounded some training flights at Naval Air
Station Pensacola because of hypoxia-related issues experienced by pilots at
other bases flying T-6 Texan II A aircraft. The Pensacola News Journal reports that
Randy Martin, a spokesman for the San Antonio-based 12th Flying Squadron, said
the Air Force has 22 of the planes at NAS Pensacola. The plens are used to train
combat systems officers as part of its 479th Fighter Group at the Navy base. Earlier
this month the Air Force grounded its entire fleet of T-6 Texan II A planes after
pilots experienced hypoxia due to lack of oxygen in flight. Naval Air Station Whiting
Field, Fla., flies a different version of the T-6 Texan II. (Source: Pensacola News
Journal, 02/09/18)

Consul visits Mobile’s MAAS
MOBILE, Ala. – Officials from Dublin-based MAAS Aviation and the Atlanta-based
consul general of Ireland were in Mobile Thursday. The consul, Shane Stephens,
was with a delegation of European representatives to visit the Gulf Coast to
celebrate European investments in this part of the world. MAAS set up shop at the
Mobile Aeroplex to paint planes for the Airbus assembly line. Later it built another
paint facility for after-market customers. Just a year after breaking ground, it’s
repainted some 40 planes. MAAS officials said they are excited about the growth
potential of the Mobile area. (Sources: al.com, WALA-TV, WKRG-TV, 02/08/18)

Whiting wins award
Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., was the winner in the medium-sized shore
command category of the 2017 Navy Community Service Environmental
Stewardship Flagship awards. The awards program highlights commands and ships
that exhibit strong commitment to environmental stewardship via volunteer
service projects. Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola, Fla., was an
honorable mention in the large shore command category. The Environmental
Stewardship Flagship is one of five flagships that comprise the Navy Community
Service program. The four remaining flagships include Personal Excellence
Partnership, Project Good Neighbor, Campaign Drug Free and Health, Safety and
Fitness. The deputy chief of naval operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics
announced the winners. (Source: Chief of Naval Operations Energy and
Environment Readiness Division, 02/08/18)

Contract: Boeing, $21M
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $20,970,424 contract for the
procurement of GBU-57 massive ordnance penetrators. Work will be performed in
St. Louis and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2020. This award is the result
of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 production funds in the amount of
$20,970,424 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-
18-C-0038).  (Source: DoD, 02/08/18)

Appointment announced
Air Force Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Becklund has been nominated for appointment to
the rank of major general. Becklund is currently serving as the special assistant to
the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
(Source: DoD, 02/07/18)

Eglin duo earn AFNWC awards
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
announced its annual award winners Jan. 25. Winners will compete at the next
level for Air Force Materiel Command’s annual awards. AFNWC 2017 annual award
winners included Field Grade Officer of the Year, Maj. Kenton Feldman and
Category IV Civilian of the Year, Wesley Treadway, both of the Air Delivered
Capabilities Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The center is responsible for
synchronizing all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of the AF’s
materiel command in direct support of the AF Global Strike Command.
Headquartered at Kirtland, the center has some 1,100 personnel assigned to 17
locations worldwide, including Eglin. (Source: Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center,
02/06/18)

Falcon Heavy nails it
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the most powerful commercial
rocket in the world, roared into the sky on Tuesday afternoon atop a pillar of smoke
in a visually spectacular launch. But that was just the beginning. Two of the three
boosters made vertical landings back at Kennedy, while the third one scheduled to
land on a drone ship off the coast of Florida hit the ocean at 200 mph about 100
yards from the ship. It was the most ambitious project for California-based SpaceX,
founded by Elon Musk. The 23-story rocket was built with three of the company’s
Falcon 9 rockets, providing a total of 27 Merlin engines creating a combined 5
million pounds of thrust. It lifted an unusual cargo into orbit. It was Musk’s Tesla
Roadster with a dummy in the driver’s seat. The end goal that the car would drift in
space in an orbit around the sun. Falcon Heavy is more powerful and can lift more
weight than the biggest rockets offered by either United Launch Alliance or
Arianespace. It was a crucial win for commercial space exploration. A recent report
by Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecast the size of the space industry octupling
over the next three decades to at least $2.7 trillion. (Sources: multiple, including
CNBC, BBC, Business Insider, 02/06/18) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX is using Stennis
Space Center, Miss., to develop its next generation Raptor engines.

First A320neo system delivered
UTC Aerospace Systems recently delivered the first two fully integrated propulsion
systems for the Airbus 320neo to the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. The
newly expanded UTC facility in Foley, Ala., integrated the full nacelle system,
designed and built by UTC Aerospace Systems, with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-
JM Geared Turbofan engine (GTF). In 2011, Airbus selected UTC Aerospace
Systems to design, manufacture and support the full nacelle system for the
A320neo GTF engines for the life of the program. In support of the Airbus A320neo
program, UTC Aerospace System elected to expand the Foley campus to meet
customer demand. The 80,000 square foot expansion began operations in late
2017. "This first for our Foley facility comes on the heels of similar A320neo
propulsion systems deliveries from our plants in Toulouse, France; Hamburg,
Germany; and, more recently, Tianjin, China," said UTC Aerospace Systems –
Aerostructures President Marc Duvall. "Our team in Foley delivered these initial
units on time, and look forward to doing the same as the site ramps up to deliver
thousands of A320neo nacelles over the life of the program." (Sources: UTC via
PRNewswire, Business Insider, 02/05/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $119.7M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-
exceed $119,707,000 for modification P00005 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price
delivery order 0132 placed against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0057).
This modification provides for the procurement of initial air vehicle deployment
spares packages in support of Air Force F-35 air vehicle delivery schedules. Work
will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (9.1
percent); Owego, N.Y. (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent);
Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5.8 percent); Torrance,
Calif. (5.5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent);
San Diego, Calif. (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3.1
percent); Irvine, Calif. (2.5 percent); N. Amityville, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks,
Conn. (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2.2 percent); Papendrect, Netherlands (1.9
percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (1.8 percent); and Alpharetta, Ga. (1.8 percent), and
is expected to be completed in July 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air
Force) funds in the amount of $119,707,000 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, 02/05/18)
Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training
center.

Jet fuel spills at Eglin
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Florida Department if Environmental Protection
announced Friday that 2,607 gallons of Jet-A fuel spilled at Eglin Air Force Base.
The spill occurred in Building 92 on Jan. 5 after a switch box froze, activating fuel
pumps and overfilling an underground storage tank. Absorbents were put in place
to soak up the fuel and the Emergency Response Contractor cleaned the area. Jet-
A fuel costs about $5 per gallon. (Source: News Herald, 02/03/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $148M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded
$147,963,919 for modification P00033 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-
fee contract (N00019-12-C-0070). This modification provides for the procurement of
Israel-unique weapons certification, modification kits, and electronic warfare
analysis in support of the F-35 Lightning II Israel system design and development
to provide 3F+ fleet capability for the government of Israel under the Foreign
Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (37.1 percent); El
Segundo, Calif. (17.6 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (17.2 percent); Nashua, N.H. (10.3
percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (9.8 percent); South Bend, Ind. (6.7 percent);
St. Louis, Mo. (1.1 percent); and Wallingford, Conn. (0.2 percent), and is expected
to be completed in December 2021. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of
$147,963,919 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/02/18) Gulf Coast
note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Lidar training held in Kiln
KILN, Miss. – A joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal GEO, WMR-532, recently
hosted a training session on the Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL)
program for Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) personnel. This session,
which took place over five days at Stennis International Airport, was supported by
the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetric Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX),  
Teledyne Optech and the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission. WMR-532
is providing operations and maintenance of airborne coastal mapping and charting
sensors in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and NAVOCEANO
worldwide, as well as technical support to JALBTCX. CZMIL is a USACE and
JALBTCX program designed to develop and evaluate a sensor for mapping and
charting the coastal zone to improve performance and data products. (Source:
PRNewswire, 02/01/18)

Work begins on crewed Orion
NEW ORLEANS – Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will
achieve America's goal of returning astronauts to the Moon and beyond. Lockheed
Martin technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in East
New Orleans welded together the first two components of the Orion crew module
capsule for Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2). The EM-2 mission will be its first flight
with astronauts on board. This flight will be launched atop the Space Launch
System (SLS) rocket. EM-1, which will be used for an unscrewed mission, was
assembled at Michoud and final assembly is being done in Florida. The EM-2
capsule is 30 percent lighter and has 80 percent fewer parts. The main structure of
the crew module, or pressure vessel, is comprised of seven large machined
aluminum alloy pieces that are welded together to produce a strong, light-weight,
air-tight capsule. The first weld joined the forward bulkhead with the tunnel
section to create the top of the spacecraft. The pressure vessel capsule will
continue to be built out over the spring and summer in Michoud incorporating the
three cone panels, the large barrel and the aft bulkhead. Once completed in
September, it will be shipped to the Kennedy Space Center where the Lockheed
Martin team will perform assembly and test of the EM-2 spacecraft. (Source:
PRNewswire, 02/01/18) The RS-25 engines for SLS are being tested at Stennis
Space Center, Miss.

RS-25 controller tested
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA followed up the first RS-25 test of 2018 with
a second hot fire of the Space Launch System (SLS) engine Thursday. The full-
duration, 365-second certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on
the A-1 Test Stand at comes about two weeks after a Jan. 16 hot fire. The test
marks completion of green run testing for all four of the new RS-25 engine flight
controllers needed for the second flight of NASA’s SLS rocket. NASA is building
SLS to send humans to such deep-space missions. Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1)
will test the new rocket and carry an uncrewed Orion spacecraft into space beyond
the moon. EM-2 will be the first flight to carry humans aboard the Orion spacecraft,
returning astronauts to deep space for the first time in more than 40 years. RS-25
controllers for the EM-1 flight already are installed on the engines that will be part
of the SLS core stage. (Source: NASA/SSC, 02/01/18)


JANUARY 2018

Contract: BAE Systems, $13.1M
BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.,
Nashua, N.H., has been awarded a $13,106,317 contract for the
phase 2 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Seeker
Cost Transformation program. The contract seeks to demonstrate
that a high performance seeker can be used in precision guided
munitions and accurately guided to a target by a low cost, modular
open-architecture, low size, weight, power and cost seeker. Work
will be performed in Nashua and is expected to be complete by
July 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and
two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research and development
funds in the amount of $2,000,000 are being obligated at the time
of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base,
Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-C-0010). (Source: DoD,
01/31/18)

Contract: Raytheon, $105.2M
Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a
$105,220,215 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-
delivery/indefinite quantity modification (P00002) to previously
awarded contract FA8656-17-D-0005 for Griffin missiles. The
modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract
to $210,080,601, and provides for the exercise of an option for
delivery of all variants of Griffin standoff precision guided
munitions and corresponding production, test and engineering
support. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be
complete by Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2016 and 2018 procurement
funds in the amount of $11,259,027 are being obligated at the time
of award. Contracting activity is the Air Force Lifecycle
Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: DoD,
01/31/18)

New A321LR takes flight
Airbus’ newest aircraft, the A321LR, completed its maiden flight
today in Europe. The flight was two hours and 36 minutes. Thanks
to new CFM LEAP-1A engines and a third fuel tank option, it can fly
more than 4,300 miles non-stop, which opens up new transatlantic
routes using the popular single-aisle jetliner. The A321LR (Long
Range), which can accommodate up to 240 passengers, now
undergoes a nearly 100-hour flight test program and is expected to
enter service in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Airbus plant in
Mobile, Ala., will be producing the LR variant starting in 2019,
according to Kristi Tucker, spokeswoman for the Mobile plant.
(Source: GCRL, 01/31/18)

ITC sides with Bombardier
A U.S. trade commission on Friday handed a victory to
Bombardier against Boeing in a ruling that allows the Canadian
company to sell its newest jets to U.S. airlines without heavy
duties. The U.S. International Trade Commission voted 4-0 that
Bombardier’s prices did not harm Boeing and discarded a U.S.
Commerce Department recommendation to slap a near 300
percent duty on sales of the company’s 110-to-130-seat CSeries
jets for five years. It did not give a reason immediately. The
decision will also help Bombardier sell the CSeries in the United
States by removing “a huge amount of uncertainty,” at a time
when its Brazilian rival Embraer is bringing its new E190-E2 jet to
market, a source familiar with the Canadian plane and train maker’
s thinking said. Chicago-based Boeing alleged it was forced to
discount its 737 narrow-bodies to compete with Bombardier,
which it said used government subsidies to dump the CSeries
during the 2016 sale of 75 jets at “absurdly low” prices to Delta Air
Lines. Bombardier called the trade case self-serving after Boeing
revealed on Dec. 21 that it was discussing a “potential
combination” with Embraer. Boeing denied the trade case was
motivated by those talks. Through a venture with European
planemaker Airbus SE, which has agreed to take a majority stake
in the CSeries this year, Bombardier plans to assemble CSeries
jets in Alabama to be sold to U.S. carriers starting in 2019. CEO
Alain Bellemare said Bombardier still plans to move forward with
an Alabama assembly line. (Source: multiple, including CNBC,
Reuters, 01/26/18)

MQ-9 focus of celebration
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Florid Gov. Rick Scott stopped by Gulf Coast
State College on Tuesday to congratulate everyone who helped
get Tyndall Air Force Base selected as the preferred site for the
MQ-9 Reaper wing. Scott was one of many people who attended a
ceremony at the school’s Advanced Technology Center
celebrating Tyndall likely getting the wing. An environmental
analysis, which could take nine months to two years, still has to be
completed before it’s a done deal, but military and Bay County
leaders already are expecting big benefits. Airmen could arrive in
2020, with aircraft following in 2022. The wing is expected to
increase Tyndall’s workforce by more than 30 percent. The Reaper
is an armed, unmanned, remotely piloted aircraft that can travel
more than 1,100 miles and stay airborne 10 to 12 hours. (Source:
News Herald, 01/24/18)

Orion recovery test wraps up
SAN DIEGO – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS
Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed test recovery
operations of NASA's Orion test article, Jan. 23. The Underway
Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) is part of a U.S. government interagency
effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable
of carrying humans into deep space. URT-6 consisted of releasing
the test capsule from the well deck, then carefully maneuvering
the ship alongside the capsule at slow speed. Once the test article
was far enough from the ship, the lines attaching the capsule to
the ship were released. Then, divers attached a stabilization ring
designed by NASA that would help in sustaining the astronauts in
the capsule for up to three days. Divers then removed the collar,
attached lines from the small boats to steady and guide the
capsule toward Anchorage, where Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats
(RHIB) would then assist in attaching lines from a NASA-designed
winch which then hauled the capsule into the well deck. The tests
allowed NASA and the Navy to continue to demonstrate and
evaluate the recovery processes, procedures, hardware and
personnel in real, open-ocean environment before conducting
actual recovery operations. (Source: NNS, 01/25/18) Gulf Coast
note: The space-bound Orion is built at Michoud Assembly Facility
in New Orleans and the RS-25 engines that will power the first
stage of the Space Launch System are tested at Stennis Space
Center, Miss.

Exercise involves NAS Whiting
NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. -- NAS Whiting Field
along with naval installations across the country will participate in
Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2018 (CS/SC) Jan. 29 – Feb. 9.  The two-
part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise is designed to
enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure
seamless interoperability among the commands, other services
and agency partners. Exercise CS/SC 18 is not in response to any
specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise. Measures
have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities
and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the
exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base
access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities
associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken
place with local law enforcement and first responders. (Source:
NAS Whiting Field, 01/25/18)

Contract: W.W. Gay, $7.8M
W.W. Gay Fire Protection Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded
$7,799,687 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F1001 under a
previously awarded design-build multiple award construction
contract (N69450-16-D-0612) for replacement of fire suppression
system, aqueous film forming foam, hangars 1853 and 1854, at
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Work will be performed in
Pensacola and is expected to be completed by January 2019.
Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in
the amount of $7,799,687 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
Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity.
(Awarded Jan. 23, 2018) (Source: DoD, 01/24/18)

Lawmakers back Bombardier in dispute
Two Congressmen have written the head of the U.S. International
Trade Commission to express support for Bombrdier in the
company’s trade dispute with Boeing. The letters Rep. Bradley
Byrne, R-Ala., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., come days before
four trade commissioners will vote on whether Bombardier's sale
of CS100s to Delta Air Lines in 2016 caused harm to Boeing. The
ITC has scheduled the vote, which stands to affect four of the
world's leading aircraft manufacturers, for Jan. 25 in Washington
DC. The trade body may, however, postpone the vote due to the
recent U.S. government shutdown, says the ITC. A favorable vote
for Boeing would subject the Bombardier plane to a 292 percent
import tariff already set by the U.S. Commerce Department. “This
trade enforcement action would ultimately serve no other purpose
than to take work away from U.S. suppliers and quash thousands
of U.S. jobs, ultimately hurting the greater U.S. aerospace
industry," writes Byrne in a Jan. 19 letter to ITC chair Rhonda K.
Schmidtlein. Byrne represents the district that includes Mobile,
where Airbus and Bombardier are working to open a CSeries final
assembly line. (Source: Flightglobal, 01/23/18)

Aviation college gets grant
OZARK, Ala. – Enterprise State Community College will receive
$2.5 million to expand the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark. The
funds are part of the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund
which awards funds for projects that promote economic
development and industrial recruitment in the state. The Alabama
Aviation College offers training and course work in one of
Alabama’s fastest growing career fields. There are programs in
aircraft maintenance and avionics technology. The funds will be
used to renovate campus infrastructure to expand the College’s
Advanced Composite Training Program and prepare the campus
for future program expansions. (Source: WTVY, 01/19/18)

AF contracting summit slated
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Some 400 prime contractors,
subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense
agencies are expected to attend the two-day 2018 Air Force
Contracting Summit beginning Jan. 29 at the Sandestin Beach Golf
Resort. It begins at 9 a.m. with a presentation by retired Air Force
Capt. Nate Nelson on the newly passed $700 billion defense
budget for 2018. Nelson is the deputy director of military affairs for
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R, Fla., who serves on the House Budget
Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. During the
summit, speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to
discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force,
address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify
federal contracting resources and connect prime contractors with
new subcontractors. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News,
01/21/18)

American launching Philly service
PENSACOLA, Fla. – American Airlines will launch daily nonstop
service between Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on June 7, 2018.
Flights are scheduled to depart Pensacola daily at 4:09 pm CST
and arrive in Philadelphia at 7:39 pm EST. Philadelphia
International becomes Pensacola International Airport’s
eighteenth nonstop destination. Philadelphia becomes the fifth
nonstop destination served by American Airlines out of Pensacola
including Charlotte, Dallas, Miami and Washington DC. (Source:
City of Pensacola, 01/19/18)

Contract: L3, $9M
L3 Technologies Inc., Communications Systems-West, Salt Lake
City, Utah, has been awarded a $9,000,000 indefinite-
delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to explore technologies
enabling cooperative engagement in degraded communication
environments for the next generation of munitions. Work will be
performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be complete
by January 2025. This contract is the result of a competitive
acquisition and two bids were received. Fiscal 2017 research and
development funds in the amount of $1,680,000 are being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory,
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-18-D-
0015). (Source: DoD, 01/19/18)

Upgraded C-130 being tested
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force’s first fully upgraded
C-130H arrived here Jan. 11 to begin testing. The Wyoming Air
National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing-owned aircraft will be here for
several months undergoing multiple test flights.  The goal of these
evaluations is to collect data and confirm the increased fuel
efficiency, reliability and overall performance improvements
gained from the new propellers and upgraded engines. The
benefits of the upgrades include shorter take-off roll, improved
climb, quieter operations, and lower operating and support costs,
according to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the
program office for the test. The flight testing will be conducted by
153rd AW and C-130 Combined Test Force aircrews.  ANG Airmen
will maintain the aircraft during its time here. The Wyoming Air
National Guard was chosen to receive the C-130H because of its
involvement in the initial testing with the new systems in 2008,
when the Air Force explored the idea of upgrading the H-model.
(Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 01/16/18)

ECP adds American flights
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Northwest Florida Beaches International
Airport in West Bay has added another major airline service to
cities that are hubs for American Airlines, allowing connections to
flights all over the world. Starting June 7, American Airlines’ 65-
seat Eagle service will be offering twice-a-day, nonstop daily
service to and from Charlotte Douglas (North Carolina) and
Dallas/Fort Worth international airports. The cities are two of
American Airlines’ largest hubs, meaning people will be able to
transfer onto flights in those cities that go all over the country and
world, officials said in a press conference Thursday morning.
(Source: News Herald, 01/18/18)

Trade staff releases report
The U.S. International Trade Commission released a detailed
report that reviews arguments on both sides of the Boeing-
Bombardier trade dispute and provides a basis on which
commissioners will decide if Bombardier's CSeries sale to Delta
Air Lines harmed Boeing. The 118-page document written by the
ITC's staff provides no recommendations, but rather compiles
information the ITC gathered during its months-long trade
investigation. (Source: Flightglobal, 01/17/18) Bombardier says it
has made "substantial further progress" toward building a new
aircraft assembly line in Mobile, Ala., according to filing with the
ITC. Bombardier is locked in a trade dispute with Boeing; Airbus
and Bombardier have formed a joint venture and say they want to
assemble jets in Mobile; and Boeing, which has scoffed at the
Airbus-Bombardier plan, has explored a relationship with Brazil's
Embraer that has some similar aspects. (Source: al.com, 01/18/18)

Contract: Bell-Boeing, $34.9M
Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $34,911,818 for
cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6134018F0001 against a
previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in
support of the V-22. This order procures software and hardware
upgrades for 28 flight training devices necessary to integrate
aircraft software version B 6-01/C 4.01 into 23 Marine Corps MV-22
training devices and software version 20.4.01/10.6.01 into nine Air
Force CV-22 training devices. These devices are being upgraded
to ensure concurrency with Marine Corps and Air Force aircraft.
Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. (26 percent); Broken
Arrow, Okla. (21 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (18 percent);
Philadelphia, Pa. (8 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (8 percent); Fort
Walton Beach, Fla. (4 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (4 percent);
Clovis, N.M. (4 percent); Mildenhall, United Kingdom (4 percent);
Clifton, N.J. (2 percent); and Orlando, Fla. (1 percent), and is
expected to be completed in April 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft
procurement (Navy, Air Force, and U.S. Special Operations
Command) funds in the amount of $34,911,818 will be obligated at
time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems
Division, Orlando, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
01/18/18)

Contract: Lockheed, $7.5M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort
Worth, Texas, is being awarded $7,476,086 for modification P00004
to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee
contract (N00019-15-C-0105) to transition the F-35 Australia,
Canada, United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL)
system from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, to
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Support includes required activities
including packing, shipping, installation, integration, and testing.
This modification also provides for initial spares for the ACURL.
Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base (70 percent); and
Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in
March 2019. International partner funds in the amount of $7,476,086
will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the
end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command,
Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD,
01/17/18)

NASA tests RS-25 flight controller
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- NASA engineers picked up this
year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of
another RS-25 engine flight controller Tuesday on the A-1 Test
Stand. The 365-second, full-duration test came a month after the
space agency capped a year of RS-25 testing with a flight
controller test in mid-December. A 3D printed part tested in
December, a pogo accumulator assembly, was tested again. It’s
part of an ongoing series of tests with parts made using advanced
manufacturing techniques that will make building future engines
more affordable. For this “green run” test, the flight controller was
installed on RS-25 developmental engine E0528 and fired just as
during an actual launch. Once certified, the flight controller will be
removed and installed on a flight engine for use by NASA’s new
deep-space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). (Source:
NASA/SSC, 01/16/18)

Appraiser testing aerial drones
MILTON, Fla. – The property appraiser’s office in Santa Rosa
County is among the first in Florida using unmanned aerial
system. The office has been testing the use of drones to
supplement and update property data since September 2016. Nine
FAA-licensed drone pilots operate four drones. Property Appraiser
Greg Brown is responsible for identifying, locating and valuing all
property within the county for tax purposes. Previously, every two
years Brown's office has had to pay $250,000 per flight for an aerial
photography company to fly over the county's 1,100 square miles
to get photos. Using the drones pushes that need back to every
three or four years. Brown anticipates that in the future they can
be used for damage assessment after severe weather. (Source:
Pensacola News Journal, 01/15/18)

Bay EDA having busy year
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The Bay County Economic Development
Alliance is working on 25 projects for 2018. Six of those projects
may be announced within the first quarter of the new year, EDA
President Becca Hardin said Jan. 10 at an alliance meeting. Among
the six is Project G-Force, which involves an aviation
manufacturing company in the process of deciding to locate in
Bay County or one other site. Hardin expects a decision by the
end of January. The project would bring about 50 jobs, and
represent a $20 million investment. Another, called Project SoHo,
is at the irport campus and would represent a $25 million
investment and an estimated 105 jobs. (Source: News Herald,
01/10/18)

Is spaceport feasible for Stennis International?
KILN, Miss. -- The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission
has commissioned RS&H, Inc. to study the feasibility of obtaining
a Launch Site Operator License that could open the door to
commercial space flight out of Stennis International Airport. The
Federal Aviation Administration has developed regulations that
enable airports to host operations of reusable launch vehicles that
take off and land like aircraft. Several kinds of such vehicles are
currently under development. The study will examine the
feasibility of hosting spaceport operations, as well as the
infrastructure needs and potential economic benefits of such
operations. Commission CEO Bill Cork said the commercial space
industry is “poised for dynamic growth, and Hancock County is
uniquely positioned to benefit from this growth.” The airport is just
outside NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, the nation’s largest
rocket engine test facility. (Source: Hancock County Port and
Harbor Commission, 01/11/18)

NASA program seeking innovators opens
NASA is looking to small businesses and research institutions for
innovative technologies that could have significant potential for
successful transition into NASA mission programs and other
commercial markets. This year, through NASA’s Small Business
and Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
Transfer (STTR) Phase I solicitation, proposals for research,
development and technology demonstrations can be submitted
until March 9, 2018, 5 p.m. EST. Phase I awards are valued at about
$125,000 for up to six months for SBIR and 13 months for STTR to
establish the scientific, technical and commercial merit and
feasibility of the proposed innovation in fulfillment of NASA needs.
(Source: NASA, 01/11/18)

Zuma reported as lost
A secret spacecraft launched by a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed
to enter a stable orbit and was lost. The spacecraft, called Zuma,
launched Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, apparently did not separate as it
was supposed to from the upper stage of the rocket and did not
reach a stable orbit, according to a U.S. administration official and
two sources briefed on the matter. The sources would not confirm
what exactly the payload was, saying it was classified. Northrop
Grumman, the aerospace and defense company that built the
Zuma spacecraft, would only say that it’s a classified program and
can not comment. It was not clear if the failure was due to
problems with the SpaceX rocket or with the Zuma spacecraft.
SpaceX issued a statement Tuesday suggesting that its rocket
performed as designed. (Sources: multiple, including CNN, Ars
Technica, Wired, 01/09/18) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX is using
Stennis Space Center, Miss., to develop its next-generation Raptor
engine. Previous

Personnel participate in joint training
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – Personnel from the 41st
Aerial Port Squadron of Savannah, Ga., and other units from the
Air Force, Army and Navy teamed up for a joint training exercise
last week at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi and the Combat
Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Gulfport. The primary goal of
GRIP III Breaking Barriers was to give reservists and military
members an opportunity to train with aircraft, personnel, and
equipment that they don’t regularly encounter in everyday
training. The 1108th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance
Group at the CRTC provided UH-60 helicopters to ferry personnel
between Keesler and the CRTC, simulating transportation
between forward operating bases. The Navy Special Boat Team 22
from Stennis Space Center, Miss., provided a riverine command
boat, rigid inflatable boats and trailers to allow personnel to
practice loading and off-loading. Personnel during the exercise
performed joint inspections of several vehicles, including a CH-47
Chinook helicopter, light mobile tactical vehicles, Humvees, and
mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles. (Source: 403rd Wing,
01/09/18)

SpaceX launches Zuma
SpaceX lifted the secret Zuma spacecraft for the U.S. government
Sunday night in a mission that also featured another landing by
the first stage of the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The launch was
from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s east coaast.
The booster's two stages separated 2 minutes and 19 seconds into
flight. The second stage continued carrying Zuma to its destination
in low-Earth orbit, and the first stage made a vertical touchdown at
Landing Zone 1, a SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral.The first stage
landed a little less than 8 minutes after taking off. SpaceX now has
21 successful first stage returns, part of its plan to develop
reusable rockets. The launch followed more than a month of
delays. (Sources: Space.com, CNN, 01/08/18) Gulf Coast note:
SpaceX is using Stennis Space Center, Miss., to develop its next-
generation Raptor engine.

Blue Angels begin winter training
The Navy Blue Angels left their home base at Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday and arrived at Naval Air Station El
Centro in Southern California to begin winter training for the 2018
show season. The maintenance and support team left first
Wednesday morning, then the six jets that make up the flight
demonstration team left a couple of hours later. The team will
perform in El Centrol March 10, then return to Pensacola after that
to begin the regular show season. (Sources: Pensacola News
Journal, 10NewsKGTV, 01/03/18) Naval Air Station El Centro is
between San Diego and Yuma, Ariz.

Contract: Boeing, $193.6M
The Boeing Co. Defense, Space and Security, St. Louis, Mo., has
been awarded a $193,638,503, contract modification (P00001) to a
previously awarded contract (FA8672-16-D-0010) for Small
Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment 1 Lots 12-14 production. This
modification provides for the purchase of an additional quantity of
6,000 SDB 1 all-up-rounds being produced under the basic
contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ceiling is
increasing from $700,000,000 to $893,638,503. Work will be
performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by Dec.
30, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales to Saudi
Arabia, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, South Korea, and
Singapore. This modification is a result of a sole-source
acquisition. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 missile procurement; and foreign
military sales funds in the amount of $99,715,078 is being
obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management
Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity
(FA8672-16-D-0010). (Source: DoD, 01/02/18)