maandag 20 maart 2017

Week 11 in 25 tweets

Deze week vallen verschillende kwesties op. Twee tweets over Turks-Europese samenwerking (Duitsland en VK) en twee over opbouw (dreiging met) relaties Rusland. Ankara mist solidariteit en technologie overdracht vanuit NAVO. Het is echter onmiskenbaar dat de NAVO-technologie en defensie-industriële structuren veel meer met de Turkse defensie-industrie zijn verweven. Daar neem je niet zonder gevolgen afstand van.

Verder valt het grote aantal Zweedse (SAAB Gripen, corruptie) berichten op. Veel Zweeds nieuws haal het Engelse taalgebied niet. Deze berichten worden wel opgemerkt.
Figuur die laat zien hoe militaire uitgaven steeds groter deel van budget VS uitmaken.

Nederland (zie ook 18, 21)

1 – 150317: It is something annual, but I had never noticed it. NATO BENELUX Industry Day 17 March 2017 http://bit.ly/2mwB6bv

2 – 180317: Dutch conservatives & islamfobist #PVV voted against #rules to control small arms in European Parliament. (in Dutch) http://sargasso.nl/pvv-strengere-controle-op-wapenhandel/

EUROPA (zie 2, 9)
Duitsland (zie 4, 23)

Turkije (zie ook )

3 – 150317: #Turkish #Nurol exports armoured vehicles to North African country. Nurol partners #UK #BAE Systems. http://bit.ly/2nHNB3U

4 – 150317: Despite turmoil armoured vehicles venture between #Turkey’s BMC, #Germany’s Rheinmetall & Malaysia’s Etika continues http://bit.ly/2mRVYN2

5 – 170317: #Turkey considered #NATO before - but said it didn't see solidarity on technology sharing - #Russian #missile system http://bit.ly/2mXjE0V

6 – 170317: According to #Rosoboronexport #Turkey interested in Russian protection systems for tanks and small arms. http://bit.ly/2n3zE2O

VK (zie ook 3, 12

7 – 150317: Andrew Smith (#CAAT) on How #Brexit could fuel the international arms trade http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/03/how-brexit-could-fuel-international-arms-trade

Zweden (zie ook 11, 23)

8 – 140317: #Saab opens #Philippine office to market its #Gripen fighters. http://business.mb.com.ph/2017/03/12/saab-opens-philippine-office/ via @manila_bulletin

Zwitserland

9 – 170317: #Swiss rifle association up in arms about #EU #gun law http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/referendum-threat_rifle-association-up-in-arms-about-eu-gun-law/43030494#.WMuhFpJ-fj4.twitter … @swissinfo_en

REST VAN DE WERELD

Brazilië

10 – 140317: #Swedish PM may be called to testify for #Brazil’s #Lula who is involved in #Saab #Gripen arms #corruption scandal http://bit.ly/2n2q7te

Colombia

11 – 180317: Dubious defense cooperation with #Colombia of #Sweden's #Saab. https://sputniknews.com/military/201703161051640319-sweden-colombia-saab/ @SputnikInt

India (zie ook 15)

12 – 140317: #Indian military Aerospace industry export opportunity: Sri Lanka’s fighter selection, it may be the #BAe #HAL #Hawk http://bit.ly/2mwOYSN

13 – 180317: #India's #steel companies are entering the #defence business supply chain. #Tatra #Essar remember #Krupp #Vickers http://bit.ly/2mhcXJU

Israël (zie ook 25)

14 – 150317: #Israeli executive, Yuval Marshak, pleads guilty to defrauding the US Foreign Military Financing #FMF program http://bit.ly/2n2pEaK

15 – 150317: #Israel’s arms sales to #India could imperil ties with #China http://bit.ly/2nuUiXR  via @asiatimesonline

Peru

16 – 180317: #Peru edges closer to clawing back $50m from Fujimori arms deals | #Corruption Metro Tell - South Africa News: http://www.metrotell.co.za/news/peru-edges-closer-to-clawing-back-50m-from-fujimori-arms-deals#.WM03lS-H258.twitter

Soedan

17 – 170317: South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms: U.N. report http://reut.rs/2mFe41m via @Reuters (Few days later denial by South-Sudanes government, see: http://bit.ly/2mJ0qe9 but report still secret.)

Vietnam

18 – 150317: #Vietnam, #Netherlands look to boost defence industry co-operation in environment full of tension. Wise? #Damen http://bit.ly/2mwB6bv

Jemen
19 – 130317: Kristine Beckerle'(#HRW): all "warring parties ... aren't doing enough to minimize harm to #civilians," in #Yemen. http://bit.ly/2nwI7cc

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Damen

20 – 160317: #Romanian government gives up on buying #Damen corvettes, because of illegal decision. http://actmedia.eu/daily/the-government-gives-up-on-buying-the-corvettes-which-had-to-be-built-in-galati/68509

Thales Nederland (zie ook 24)

21 – 180317: #Thales Netherlands is being awarded a $10 million contract for two Sea Sparrow #missile guidance units for #Japan. http://bit.ly/2mFoWfJ

WAPENS

F-35

22 – 140317: OyVey! F-35As can't hit moving targets, but fix is on its way. @ValerieInsinna reports http://bit.ly/2nHS9rc

Onderzeeboten

23 – 140317: Swedish Kongsberg German thyssenkrupp Marine Sys & Atlas Elektronik create joint venture on submarine combat systems https://kongsberg.com/en/kog/news/2017/march/enter%20into%20a%20comprehensive%20teaming%20agreement%20for%20submarines/

Raketschild

24 – 140317: Bijdrage aan raketschild leidt tot nieuwe nucleaire wapenwedloop https://www.grenzeloos.org/node/9179

Corruptie (zie ook Damen, 10, 11, 14, 16, 20)

25 – 150317: 13 held for #corruption at Israel weapons giant #Israeli #IAI. Allegations of bribes, theft, and money #laundering. http://bit.ly/2mM3UOb

dinsdag 14 maart 2017

Bijdrage aan raketschild leidt tot nieuwe nucleaire wapenwedloop

Voor zover defensie in de verkiezingsstrijd aan de orde kwam ging  het er vooral over dat het  budget moest voldoen aan  de magische NAVO-norm van 2%. Een norm die geen enkele relatie heeft met behoefte of dreiging maar gekoppeld is aan het BNP. Het huidige budget gaat, met de aankoop van de F-35’s (Joint Strike Fighters) voor een belangrijk deel naar de Amerikaanse wapenindustrie. En nieuwe grote materieelprojecten staan op stapel, onder meer voor de Nederlandse deelname aan het raketschild, dat het precaire nucleair evenwicht verstoort. 

De sterk geïntegreerde Nederlandse en Belgische marines hebben onlangs besloten te streven naar aanschaf van identieke fregatten voor de bestrijding van onderzeeboten. België gaat er een miljard euro voor begroten, Nederland € 730 miljoen. Het financiële verschil kan veroorzaakt zijn doordat België anti-raket-raketten op de schepen wil plaatsen (zogenaamde 'shooter capaciteit') als onderdeel van het raketschild.
Het raketschild (missile shield) moet niet verward worden met Ronald Reagan's Star Wars of Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) dat de wapenwedloop tijdens de Koude Oorlog opvoerde en bijdroeg aan de implosie van de Sovjet-Unie en een enorm begrotingstekort in de VS. Het huidige raketschild is een compleet ander project, dat mogelijk werd nadat de neoconservatieve regering van Bush jr. besloot zich terug te trekken uit het anti-ballistische raketten verdrag (ABM), en zijn pragmatische opvolger Obama de focus verlegde naar een raketschild dat bestond uit kleinere en meer diverse eenheden (ALTBMD).
Deze stappen van Amerikaanse presidenten werden nagevolgd door de NAVO-lidstaten . Hoewel de NAVO keer op keer bezwoer dat het raketschild niet tegen Rusland was gericht maar tegen Noord-Korea en Iran, voelt Moskou zich bedreigd door de verstoorde nucleaire balans. Het raketschild verkleint de mogelijkheden van de Russische ballistische raketten, het belangrijkste Russische wapens tegen een conventioneel veel sterkere NATO. En dat terwijl Rusland de NAVO-invloed steeds dichter bij zijn grens ziet komen.
Rusland reageerde onder meer door onderdelen van het raketschild in Europa te benoemen als doel voor een nucleaire aanval bij het uitbreken van een gewapend conflict. Dat gebeurde al in 2000 bij de opening van het radarstation in Vardo in Noorwegen en recentelijk, in 2015, vroeg de Russische ambassadeur in Denemarken zich openlijk af of Kopenhagen zich realiseerde dat raketschildtechnologie op marineschepen betekent dat Deense schepen doelwit kunnen worden voor Russische kernraketten.
Het raketschild kent onderdelen in de ruimte, op het land en op zee. De installaties op land, zoals in Polen en Roemenië, krijgen de meeste aandacht. Identieke wapens zijn gestationeerd op zee. Die zijn niet alleen mobieler, maar ook veel minder zichtbaar voor pers en publiek. De Amerikaanse website The National Interest schreef: "België heeft stilletjes beslist om nieuwe fregatten te voorzien van projectielen die buiten de atmosfeer raketten kunnen onderscheppen (interceptors). Een systeem dat verdacht veel lijkt op het Amerikaanse Aegis-systeem."
De raket
De onderscheppingsraket die België voor de nieuwe fregatten wil hebben, is de zogenaamde SM-3 raket van de Amerikaanse wapengigant Raytheon. SM-3 raketten zijn 6,5 meter lange stukken staal met een gewicht van 1,5 ton. Ze worden afgevuurd met de enorme snelheid van 16.000 km p/u. Het prijskaartje ligt tussen € 10 miljoen en € 24 miljoen per stuk. Onder het ABM-verdrag waren dergelijke raketten verboden. Inmiddels staan ze klaar voor gebruik in Polen en Roemenië, en ook op marineschepen, binnenkort ook op Belgische schepen. Ze zijn het belangrijkste onderdeel van een raketschild tegen ballistische raketten voor de middellange afstand (IRBM, met een bereik van 11.500 km tot 500 km).
In oktober 2016 analyseerden Russische militaire de mogelijkheden van de SM-3 raket en stelden vast dat deze de intercontinentale ballistische raketten (ICBM) van Russische onderzeeërs al tijdens de eerste fase van hun vlucht kunnen vernietigen. Volgens de Russische generaal Poznikhir leidt dit tot een "ernstige bedreiging van het nucleaire potentieel van Rusland en China” onder andere omdat raketten al geraakt kunnen worden voordat de verschillende kernkoppen splitsen en elk op een doel afgaan. Dat verzwakt de mogelijkheden van Russische en Chinese raketten aanzienlijk en betekent een vergroot nucleair overwicht voor de NATO. Door de Russen wordt dit als zeer bedreigend ervaren.
De raketten kunnen ook een rol spelen tegen satellieten in de onderste lagen van de ruimte, een domein dat steeds belangrijker wordt in oorlogvoering.
Cruciale rol voor radar
Voordat een raket koers kan zetten naar het doel moet dit eerst worden geïdentificeerd. Hier komt de bijdrage van de Nederlandse wapenindustrie aan het raketschild naar voren. Voor het vinden van het doel heb je een bijzonder goed radarsysteem nodig. Je kan kiezen voor het Amerikaanse Aegis systeem of voor de Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) van Thales Nederland. Meer smaken zijn er niet. De Smart-L radar wordt momenteel geplaatst op de vier Nederlandse luchtverdedigingfregatten. Nederland zal daardoor in 2020 een sterke sensor hebben voor het vinden van ballistische raketten en daarmee een militair belangrijke rol in het raketschildproject vervullen. 'Ongeëvenaard' zegt Thales Nederland zelf over de radar. Het systeem wordt ook elders geprezen door militairen en techneuten en zelfs Zuid-Korea - gelegen in de Amerikaanse invloedssfeer - heeft Smart-L geïnstalleerd op een van haar schepen. Momenteel zijn er 26 verschillende varianten  van Smart-L actief (zie tabel).
Scheepsklasse
Land
Variant
Total units
 Nederlandse marine
Smart-L EWC
4
Sachsen fregat
 Duitse marine
Smart-L
3
Type 45 Daring destroyer
 Britse marine
S1850M
6
Queen Elizabeth vliegdekschip
 Britse marine
S1850M
2
Forbin FFG fregat
 Franse marine
S1850M
2
Andrea Doria DDG destroyer
 Italiaanse marine
S1850M
2
Dokdo LPH amfibisch landingsschip
Zuid-Koreaanse marine
Smart-L
4
 Deense marine
Smart-L
3
Air Operations Control Station Nieuw Milligen  commandocentrum
Nederlandse luchtmacht
Smart-L EWC (op land)
2
Totaal


26
België
België wil zijn nieuwe fregatten uitrusten met de raketten zelf (mits anderen zich aansluiten, anders wordt het te duur), scheef De Morgen in december 2016. Op pagina 149 van de Belgische Strategische Visie staat: "Onze fregatten zullen desgewenst ook kunnen ingeschakeld worden in een Ballistic Missile Defense-systeem aangezien ze zullen in staat zijn om missiles af te vuren die ballistische missiles kunnen engageren buiten de dampkring van de Aarde. Dit zal in samenwerking dienen te gebeuren met radarsystemen die in staat zijn tot langeafstandsdetectie aan boord van bijvoorbeeld luchtverdedigingsfregatten."
Dit maakt de combinatie van de Nederlandse luchtverdedigingsfregatten (het duurste wapenplatform dat  Nederland bezit, bij aankoop € 600 miljoen per schip met momenteel een modernisering t.w.v. € 100-250 miljoen) en de Belgische M-fregatten een volwaardige deelnemer aan het raketschild. De Nederlandse schepen kunnen doelen vinden, volgen en anti-raket raketten begeleiden, maar  niet zelf afvuren. Dat kunnen de Belgische schepen dan weer wel. De Nederlandse minister van Defensie verklaarde in januari 2017 dat de uitbreiding van de Nederlandse gevechtskracht door de invoering van een 'shooter' capaciteit voor Nederland nu niet aan de orde is, maar dat dit later nog kan komen.
Het gerenommeerde US Naval Institute publiceerde in februari 2017 een artikel waarin werd gesteld: "De vraag voor de regering Trump is of er moet worden doorgegaan met een volgende fase van het Europese raketschild of dat men moet pauzeren om een serieuze discussie met Rusland over nucleaire proliferatie en wapenbeheersing mogelijk te maken." Het weer op pakken  van wapenbeheersingsonderhandelingen lijkt best een goed idee. De verdere ontwikkeling van het raketschild dreigt te leiden tot een nieuwe nucleaire wapenwedloop.

Geschreven voor Grenzeloos
Engelstalige versie met bronnen
Redactie Wendela de Vries, Stop Wapenhandel 

maandag 13 maart 2017

Week 10 in 25 tweets

Wat mij betreft sprong deze week het fulmineren van Eva Jinek (minuut 47) tegen het feit dat Nederland de NAVO-norm niet haalt er uit. CDA en VVD kiezen voor het verhogen naar het Europese gemiddelde van de BNP : militaire uitgaven (waardoor dit verder zal stijgen) en niet de NAVO-norm. Dat laatste kost de Nederlander € 6 miljard.

Niet alleen haalde Jinek de vlucht van haar vader in 1968 uit Praag en de dreigende Russische tanks aan - alsof '68 en '17 te vergelijken zijn - om haar woorden kracht bij te zetten, ze vergat ook te vragen ten koste van wat dit zou moeten gaan. Bij de AOW naar 65 jaar doet ze dat zeker niet.

Feminisme/8 maart

1 – 080317: "State security is often bought at the expense of the #insecurity of people at the margins of states." Book is on the #gender effects of it. Gender, War, & Conflict by Laura Sjoberg. (zie cover)

Nederland (zie ook 11, 20, 25)

2 – 070317: US Defense contracts with #Dutch participation '16 included the #crypto overhaul of Storage Security #WS3 in #Volkel http://broekstukken.blogspot.nl/2017/03/us-defense-contracts-with-dutch.html

3 – 090317: The CIA on Dutch based AVG http://bit.ly/2m64eGb For an overview of security programs (solved) vulnerabilties. http://bit.ly/2mEwnHs

EUROPA

Duitsland (zie 9, 17, 22, 24)

Frankrijk (zie ook 23)

4 – 070317: The #fairytale world of #French #arms export figures. How was 2016 for French arms exports? Depends on who you ask http://bit.ly/2mS1j8h

Turkije (zie ook 25)

5 – 090317: Even defence industry isn't a safe haven. #Turkey extends post-#coup probes, raids defense contractor #ASELSAN. http://bit.ly/2lH80d1

6 – 080317: Building walls isn't only a Trump malice. Trapped by war and a #Turkish wall, #Syrians dig in for long exile. http://bit.ly/2ni67jm

7 – 080317: #Turkey gets additional #drones of private firm Kale-Baykar to fight #ISIS and #Kurds http://bit.ly/2mmvUrv

Midden-Oosten (zie ook 6, 7)

8 110317: Some in the West do see their role in ravaged Arab lands. Some think more of the same is the solution. http://bit.ly/2mi7JZl

9 090317: Oh irony #Germany asks #peshmerga not to use its weapons ( #G36 ) against #PKK http://bit.ly/2m5Fhec

REST VAN DE WERELD

China

10 – 060317: #China says defense budget to rise by about 7 percent in 2017. That is to 1.3 % of projected #GNP. http://bit.ly/2mhAM2y

Israël (zie ook 19)

11 – 060317: Dutch TV on #Israeli #security industry and consultancy influence (in Europe). in English and Hebrew Dutch subtitles http://bit.ly/2n9WN0U (voor Engelstalig zie: https://youtu.be/eebf7Xpoims

Kenia

12 – 110317 3 Congressmen defend #Kenya-US #arms deal - Daily Nation http://bit.ly/2mRpF0M

Libanon

13 – 100317: #Lebanese Military Tribunal frees accused arms dealer. US claimed he was selling weapons when caught in US #DEA ops. http://bit.ly/2mAStsl

Noord-Korea

14 - 090317: The full Security Council report on North #Korean evasion techniques. No. of EU countries (also positive) mentioned. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3482392/NORTH-KOREA-REPORT.pdf

Saoedi-Arabië

15 – 110317: White House plans meeting with #Saudi prince amid terror threats just after giving green light for arms trade. https://t.co/mQ7MeiUy9Q

VS (zie ook 2, 3, 12, 13, 15,

16 – 060317: Hartung warns for what may come - another disastrous war - & shows it will be built on past policy, also of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Obama http://bit.ly/2mhH5Dd

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Rheinmetall (zie ook 24)

17 – 080317: #Rheinmetall to supply 25mm x 137 Frangible Armour Piercing (FAP) #ammunition for the #F35 stealth multirole fighter http://bit.ly/2nicOBS

WAPENS

Drones (zie ook 7)

18 - 090317: (Retweet @FrankSlijper) In first, missile test-launched from Israeli unmanned ship. New step in naval remote-control warfare. http://bit.ly/2nimk85

Onderzeeboten

19 – 110317: Saab targets submarine market http://bit.ly/2mZwgHh

Raketschild

20 – (Retweet thalesnederland) 100317: 1991 was het startschot voor de SMART-L radar. Huidige SMART-L EWC radars kunnen ballistische raketten vinden op 2000 kilometer afstand. http://bit.ly/2mhHKlQ

Satellieten

21 – 090317: The military nature of #satellite business asks for just a bit more cybersecurity http://bit.ly/2n9HNB2

Wapenbeurzen

22 – 110317: "Closed to public" UK arms fair sells surveillance gear and poison gas to torturers http://bit.ly/2mBf73N

Corruptie

23 – 060317: The French arms connection in South Africa. #corruption via @News24 http://bit.ly/2mS0Mmq

24 – 110317: Fresh evidence of graft found against #Rheinmetall, middleman allegedly hired to secure contracts. http://ecoti.in/731pBa  #corruption http://bit.ly/2mRoYVn

Onderzoek en activisme:

25 – 060317: Report: Dutch arms involved in unjustified Turkish operations. Nederlandse wapens onacceptabele ingzet door #Turkije http://bit.ly/2medhWv

dinsdag 7 maart 2017

US Defense Contracts with Dutch participation 2016

Release No: CR-245-16, Dec. 22, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Co., Tuscon, Arizona, is being awarded a $23,412,991 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5433) to procure Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) design agent, in-service support, and technical engineering support services. These requirements support the ESSM production. The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test, and procure ESSM missiles. The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense. This is a sole-source contract pursuant to an international agreement between the U.S. and nine other countries. Work will be performed in Tuscon, Arizona (72 percent); Raufoss, Norway (7 percent); Ottobrunn, Germany (7 percent); Hengelo OV, Netherlands (5 percent); Richmond, Australia (4 percent); Mississauga, Canada (2 percent); Madrid, Spain (1 percent); Ankara, Turkey (1 percent); Grenaa, Denmark; and Koropi, Greece (less than 1 percent each), and is expected to be completed by December 2017. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,297,886 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-243-16, Dec. 20, 2016

ARMY
Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $27,456,865 modification (P00048) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-13-C-0111 (Israel, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Netherlands) for depot level diagnosis and repair capability for PATRIOT secondary items.  Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $27,456,866 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-235-16, Dec. 8, 2016

AIR FORCE
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $350,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) engineering integration. Contractor will provide delivery of the JMPS Mission Planning Environment and JMPS Integrated Build Environments. Work will be primarily performed at Reston, Virginia; and Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 7, 2027. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation; operations and maintenance; procurement; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $9,392,996 are being obligated at the time of award on the first two delivery orders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-F-0053).

Release No: CR-223-16, Nov. 21, 2016

ARMY
The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $13,877,016 modification (P00052) to foreign military sales (Netherlands) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopter support services.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020.  Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $13,877,016 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-220-16, Nov. 16, 2016

ARMY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,282,400 modification (P00031) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Italy, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Jordan) contract W31P4Q-15-C-0043 to exercise option two for 100 Hellfire M299 launchers.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2019.  Multiple fiscal year other funds in the amount of $12,282,400 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-213-16, Nov. 4, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $177,929,800 firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-5408 for the procurement of multi-year fiscal 2016-2017  Evolved Seasparrow Missiles Block I production requirements.  Under the terms of the modification, Raytheon Missile Systems will provide 186 all up rounds, inert operation missiles, spare components, shipping containers, and provide other production related support.  This contract modification includes foreign military sales to Spain, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (32 percent); Germany (11 percent); Australia (9 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (7 percent); Canada (6 percent); Norway (5 percent); Spain (4 percent); Keyser, West Virginia (4 percent); Netherlands (4 percent); San Jose, California (3 percent); McKinney, Texas (3 percent); Turkey (2 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (2 percent); Greece (1 percent); Mountain View, California (1 percent); various places below one percent (6 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2020.  Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy); and Navy foreign military sales funding in the amount of 125,219,436 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, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-194-16, Oct. 7, 2016

NAVY
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Hudson, New Hampshire, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $618,343,700 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II full-rate production Lots 5 through 7 in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and governments of Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Jordan, and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales program.  This effort will include WGU-59/B units to upgrade the current 2.75-inch rocket system to a semi-active laser guided precision weapon.  Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire (70 percent); and Austin, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018.  Funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funding will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c) (1).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-17-D-5517).

Release No: CR-188-16, Sept. 29, 2016

NAVY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $16,497,297 modification to delivery order 0031 previously placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020.  This modification provides for deployable spares packages in support of the low-rate initial production Lot 9 F-35B aircraft for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, California (9 percent); Owego, New York (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5.8 percent); Torrance, California (5.5 percent); Orlando, Florida (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, California (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Arizona (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Florida (3 percent); Irvine, California (2.5 percent); North Amityville, New York (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (2.2 percent); Papendrect (sic! Papendrecht), Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1.8 percent); and Alpharetta, Georgia (1.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2020.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy/Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $16,497,297 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $9,525,651 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5418) for the NATO Seasparrow Missile System (NSSMS) design agent engineering and technical support.  The contractor shall provide a variety of design agent program management, engineering, technical and logistics services and supplies necessary to provide effective life cycle support and modernization of the NATO Seasparrow Project Office Combat System Division portfolio, which includes the MK 57 NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System, the MK 48/56 Guided Missile Vertical Launch System, MK 41 Vertical Launch System related software and equipment, and a variety of lab and special test equipment.  This contract combines purchases for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey as part of the NATO Seasparrow consortium.  The Navy share is 40 percent of the program; the partner nations will combine for 60 percent of the program.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (94 percent); Marlborough, Massachusetts (3 percent); and San Diego, California (3 percent); and is expected to be completed by November 2017.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,609,227 will be obligated at time of award; none of the will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon, IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $35,650,000 firm-fixed- price foreign military sales contract (German, Netherlands, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates) for PDB-8 kits for U.S. and foreign military sales requirements. Bids were solicited on the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in multiple locations, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2018. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $35, 650,000 were obligated at the time of award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-16-C-0135).

Release No: CR-187-16, Sept. 28, 2016

Barber-Nichols Inc.,* Arvada, Colorado, is being awarded a $10,744,868 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost, firm-fixed-price contract (N66604-15-C-3045) to exercise options for production of alternators and regulators and long lead material in support of the Mk 48 Mod 6 and Mod 7 Heavyweight Torpedo Program.  The Mk 48 Heavyweight Torpedo is the Navy’s primary submarine launched anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare weapon.  This option involves foreign military sales to the governments of Canada, The Netherlands, and Turkey under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Arvada, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by December 2017.  Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $10,744,868 are being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-180-16, Sept. 19, 2016

Honeywell International Inc., Clearwater, Florida, was awarded a $12,984,800 modification (P4V06) to foreign military sales (Qatar, Netherlands, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico) contract FA8540-13-D-0002 for procurement of 139 production units of embedded global positioning system/inertial navigation system.  Work will be performed in the aforementioned countries with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $12,984,800 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-179-16, Sept. 16, 2016

NAVY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $136,588,895 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0001 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This modification provides for low-rate initial production Lot 10 air vehicle initial spares to include F-35 common spares; F-35A, F-35B and F-35C unique spares; and aloft spares packages/deployment spares packages required to support the air vehicle delivery schedule for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales customers.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, California (9 percent); Owego, New York (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5.8 percent); Torrance, California (5.5 percent); Orlando, Florida (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, California (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Arizona (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Florida (3 percent); Irvine, California (2.5 percent); North Amityville, New York (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (2.2 percent); Papendrect (sic!), Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1.8 percent); and Alpharetta, Georgia (1.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2019.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $89,299,340 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This delivery order combines purchases for the Air Force ($52,280,750; 38.3 percent); Navy ($1,303,033; 1 percent); Marine Corps ($35,715,557; 26.1 percent); non-DoD participants ($27,755,423; 20.3 percent); and Foreign Military Sales ($19,534,133; 14.3 percent).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $26,450,000 modification to firm-fixed-price delivery order 0031 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This modification provides for low-rate initial production Lot 9 air vehicle initial spares to include F-35B aloft spares packages required to support the air vehicle delivery schedule for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, California (9 percent); Owego, New York (8.6 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (7.2 percent); Cheltenham, United Kingdom (6.2 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5.8 percent); Torrance, California (5.5 percent); Orlando, Florida (4.9 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3.7 percent); San Diego, California (3.6 percent); Phoenix, Arizona (3.1 percent); Melbourne, Florida (3.0 percent); Irvine, California (2.5 percent); North Amityville, New York (2.4 percent); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (2.2 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (2.2 percent); Papendrect, Netherlands (1.9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1.8 percent); and Alpharetta, Georgia (1.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy/Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $26,450,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-174-16, Sept. 9, 2016

AIR FORCE
Atlantic CommTech Corp. (ACT-Corp), Norfolk, Virginia, has been awarded a $36,460,575 firm-fixed price with cost reimbursable travel contract line items contract for a sustainment effort to modernize the Weapon Storage and Security System (WS3) and Alarm Communication and Display (AC&D). This contract provides for sustainment upgrades to the WS3 cryptographic system used to encrypt WS3 alarm data, and will perform an AC&D system upgrade by replacing obsolete components and the buried cable. The locations of performance are Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany; Aviano AB, Italy; Buechel AB, Germany; Ghedi AB, Italy; Incirlik AB, Turkey; Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium; and Volkel AB, Netherlands. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 22, 2020. This award is a result of a competitive small business set-aside with three offers received. Fiscal 2016 other procurement in the amount of $7,159,114 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9422-16-C-8041).

Release No: CR-158-16, Aug. 17, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $7,183,247 for modification P00012 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028) to procure additional AIM-9X Sidewinder repairs for the Air Force, and Navy, and the governments of South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Oman, Netherlands, Australia, Kuwait, Morocco, Belgium, and Turkey under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, 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.  This contract combines purchases for Air Force ($2,973,100, 41.39 percent); Navy ($2,556,866; 35.59 percent); and the governments of South Korea ($302,312, 4.21 percent); Singapore ($301,052, 4.19 percent); Finland ($252,274, 3.51 percent); Denmark ($155,551, 2.17 percent); Switzerland ($138,174, 1.93 percent); Poland ($98,816, 1.38 percent); Oman ($81,439, 1.13 percent); Netherlands ($81,439, 1.13 percent); Australia ($79,346, 1.10 percent); Kuwait ($74,112, 1.03 percent); Morocco ($32,031, .45 percent); Belgium ($32,031, .45 percent), and Turkey ($24,704, .34 percent).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-126-16, July 1, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $291,750,539 for modification P00015 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) for procurement of 660 AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 Missiles for the Navy (160), Air Force (429), Army (7) and the governments of Japan (4), Norway (20) and Taiwan (40).  In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 252 Block II Captive Air Training Missiles for the Navy (47), Air Force (77), and the governments of Japan (6), Norway (30), Turkey (18), Australia (20), Australia (14), and Taiwan (40); 13 Special Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Army (12) and the Government of the Netherlands (1); 274 All Up Round Containers for the Navy (59), Air Force (142), Army (8) and the governments of Japan (4), Norway (16), Turkey (5), Netherlands (1), Australia (16), and Taiwan (23); 15 Captive Test Missiles for the Navy (6), Air Force (7) and Army (2); one Lot of classified assets for the Government of Australia ; 22 Spare Advanced Optical Target Detectors for the Navy (17), Air Force (3), the governments of Norway (1) and South Korea (1); 30 Spare Guidance Units (Live Battery) for the Navy (14), Air Force (10), and the governments of Norway (2) and S. Korea (4); 30 Spare Captive Air Training Missile Guidance Units for the Navy (11), Air Force (2) and the governments of Norway (6), Turkey (2), and Australia (9); 27 Guidance Unit Containers for the Navy (5), Air Force (2) and the governments of Norway (7), Turkey (1), S. Korea (3), and Australia (9); 14 Spare Advanced Optical Target Detector Containers for the Navy (10), Air Force (1), and the governments of Norway (1), South Korea (1) and Belgium (1); two Spare Block 1 Propulsion Steering Sections for the governments of Turkey (1) and Denmark (1); four Spare Block II Propulsion Steering Sections for the governments of South Korea (3) and Taiwan (1); spares for the Navy, Air Force and 16 lots of spares for the governments of  Finland (1), Denmark (1), Australia (1), Japan (1), Israel (1), Turkey (1), Netherlands (1), Singapore (1), Malaysia (1), Oman (1), Switzerland (1), South Korea (1), Romania (1), Belgium (1), Kuwait (1), and Saudi Arabia (1).  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (43.74 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10.08 percent); Valencia, California (6.63 percent); Ontario Canada, Midland (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (5.49 percent); Vancouver, Washington (5.07 percent); Goleta, California (2.86 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (1.61 percent); San Jose, California (1.48 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1.31 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1.22 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, California (1.11 percent); San Diego, California (1.04 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.60 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.55 percent); Newbury Park, California (0.50 percent); El Segundo, California (0.50 percent); Claremont, California (0.43 percent); Joplin, Missouri (0.39 percent); Lombard, Illinois (.28 percent); El Cajon, California (0.15 percent), and various locations inside and outside the continental United States (4.28 percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2019.  Fiscal 2016 missile procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy, Army, Air Force); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $291,750,539 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($183,136,307; 62.77 percent), the Navy ($78,031,949; 26.74 percent); the Army ($7,776,729; 2.67 percent); and the governments of Australia ($10,785,852; 3.7 percent); Turkey ($4,649,073; 1.59 percent); Korea ($1,892,805; .65 percent); Japan ($1,548,798; .53 percent); Kuwait ($786,690; .27 percent); Saudi Arabia ($770,719; .26 percent); Denmark ($544,845; .19 percent); the Netherlands ($428,610; .15 percent); Switzerland ($328,454; .11 percent); Malaysia ($280,803; .10 percent); Israel ($207,760; .07 percent); Oman ($208,253; .07 percent); Belgium ($197,614; .07 percent); Finland ($105,248; .04 percent); Singapore ($53,808; .01 percent), and Romania ($16,222; .01 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-124-16, June 30, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $23,796,465 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for Evolved SEASPARROW Missile (ESSM) Design Agent, In-Service Support (ISS), Technical Engineering Support Services (TESS) and Block 2 Risk Reduction Support.  The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test, and procure ESSM missiles.  The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense.  This is a sole-source award pursuant to an international agreement between the United States and nine other countries.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $197,269,648.  This contract utilizes funding from the NATO SEASPARROW Consortium, utilizing funding as follows: U.S. Navy (48.87 percent); the Government of Germany (12.65 percent); the Government of Australia (11.26 percent); the Government of Canada (9.67 percent); the Government of the Netherlands (4.09 percent); the Government of Norway (3.67 percent); the Government of Turkey (2.95 percent); the Government of Denmark (2.40 percent); the Government of Greece (1.97 percent); the Government of Japan (1.45 percent); and the Government of Spain (1.02 percent), in the base period of performance.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (90.62 percent); Hengelo OV, Netherlands (2.31 percent); Raufoss, Norway (2.27 percent); Ottobrunn, Germany (1.18 percent); Richmond, Australia (1.18 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (0.79 percent); Mississauga, Canada (0.70 percent); Madrid, Spain (0.51 percent); Ankara, Turkey (0.30 percent); and Koropi, Greece (0.14 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2016 foreign military sales in the amount of $13,740,589 will be obligated at time of award with $728,880 expiring at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured is accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4) - International Agreement.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-5433).

ARMY
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $7,863,440 modification (P00071) to foreign military sales contract W15QKN-08-C-0530 (Netherlands) for 155mm projectiles.  Work will be performed in  Tucson, Arizona; McAlester, Oklahoma; Farmington, New Mexico; East Camden, Arkansas; Healdsburg, California; Anniston, Alabama; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Joplin, Missouri; Lowell, Massachusetts; Corona, California; Inglewood, California: Chino, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Santa Ana, California; McKinney, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Woodridge, Illinois; Valencia, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tucson, Arizona; Congers, New York; Karlskoga, Sweden; Southway, Plymouth, U.K; Glenrothes, U.K.  The estimated completion date is June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,863,440.00 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-122-16, June 28, 2016

ARMY
Sunrise Beach Corp.,* McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $10,640,045 modification (P00035) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0079 (Netherlands) for unit field and sustainment level maintenance activities including inspection, maintenance, preservation, corrosion control, avionics and component removal and repair.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $10,640,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-103-16, June 1, 2016

AIR FORCE
L-3 Communications, Vertex Aerospace LLC (L-3), Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $1,910,525,014 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for KC/KDC-10 airframe contractor logistics support. Contractor will provide logistics integration and support to include contractor operated and maintained base supply, aircraft maintenance to include depot and contractor field teams, and also modifications for service bulletins and time compliance technical orders. The contractor will also support the KDC-10 including the Remote Aerial Refueling Operator System for the Netherlands. The contractor will provide all support required to fulfill this requirement, including but not limited to labor, materials, tools, equipment, parts and transportation. Work will be performed at Travis Air Force Base, California; McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Netherlands, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2025. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $4,116,764 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8105-16-D-0003).

Release No: CR-095-16, May 19, 2016

ARMY
Intuitive Research and Technology Corp.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $9,474,491 modification (0003B6) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-07-A-0015 (Netherlands, India, Latvia, Norway, Chile, Egypt, Finland, Iraq, Qatar, Korea) to furnish programmatic services for the Cruise Missile Defense System Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 19, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, testing, and evaluation; and other procurement funds in the amount of $9,474,491 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-090-16, May 12, 2016

NAVY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $31,100,000 fixed-price, incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-16-C-0033).  This modification provides for long lead time materials, parts, components and effort required to maintain the planned production schedule for eight F-35A low-rate initial production Lot 12 F-35A air vehicles for The Netherlands.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (55 percent); El Segundo, California (15 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (10 percent); Orlando, Florida (5 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent); and Cameri, Italy (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2021.  Non-U.S. Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $31,100,000 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, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


Release No: CR-089-16, May 11, 2016

NAVY
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $76,070,200 cost contract for the procurement of long lead material in support of the multi-year contract for fiscal 2016, 2017, and 2018 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) Block I production requirements. The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test, and procure ESSM missiles.  The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense.  This contract combines purchases for the Navy (16 percent); and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and Norway (partner nations combined are 84 percent total) as part of the NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium.  Work will be performed in Germany (30 percent); Norway (26.8 percent); Australia (15.5 percent); Tucson, Arizona (7 percent); Mountain View, California (3.0 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (2.6 percent); San Diego, California (2.1 percent); McKinney, Texas (1.7 percent); Denmark (1.3 percent); and Santa Ana, California (0.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2018.  Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); foreign military sales; and international funds in the amount of $76,070,200 will be obligated at time of award, and contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-4 (10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4)), international agreement. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-5408).

Release No: CR-082-16, May 2, 2016

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
BP Products North America, Chicago, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $224,194,499 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for aviation turbine fuel. This was a competitive acquisition with 10 responses received. This is a one-year contract with a 30-day carry over period. Locations of performance are Illinois and the Netherlands, with a July 31, 2017, performance completion date. Using customer is Defense Logistics Agency Energy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2016 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (SPE600-16-D-0480).

Release No: CR-036-16, Feb. 26, 2016

ARMY
Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $29,058,284 modification (000456) to foreign military sales contract (Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Greece, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar) W31P4Q-07-A-0015 for support of the lower tier project office missile systems [formerly Patriot?, MB] independent integration analysis.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $29,058,286 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-017-16, Jan. 29, 2016

ARMY
Raytheon IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $212,687,782 modification (P00022) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0093 (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates) for engineering services for calendar year 2016 for the PATRIOT program. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Billerica, Massachusetts; Burlington, Massachusetts; El Segundo, California; El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lawton, Oklahoma; Nashua, New Hampshire; Pelham, New Hampshire; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and White Sands, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army); research, development, testing and evaluation; operations and maintenance (Army); and other procurement, funds in the amount of $103,057,148 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Release No: CR-007-16, Jan. 12, 2016
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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $28,842,000 not-to-exceed, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This delivery order provides for air vehicle retrofit modifications associated with the F-35A fuel tank overpressure engineering change proposal in support of the Air Force, and the governments of Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (62 percent); Ogden, Utah (28 percent); and Palmdale, California (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2017. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force); 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force); and international partner funds in the amount of $14,421,000 will be obligated at time of award, $6,656,033 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases of the Air Force ($26,855,466; 93.11 percent); and the governments of Netherlands ($1,633,244; 5.67 percent); Italy ($201,880; 0.70 percent); Norway ($100,940; 0.35 percent) and Australia ($50,470; 0.17 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.