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Defense Contracts – April 10, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today are awarded to the following companies.

 

AIR FORCE

Beechcraft Defense Co., LLC., Wichita, Kan., is being awarded a $28,644,355 firm-fixed-price modification contract for Iraq T-6 sustainment (base, life support and security).  Work will be performed at Tikrit Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2013.  This contract modification is an unclassified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) requirement for the Government of Iraq.  The FMS office will modify the current Government of Iraq T-6A sustainment contract, FA8617-12-C-6194, to provide the necessary services.  Dollars are FMS and not tied to a fiscal year.  The contracting activity is AFLCMC/WLZI, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (FA8617-12-C-6194-P00007).

NAVY

BAE Systems Electronics Ltd, Maritime Services Division, Portsmouth, U.K., is being awarded an $8,268,703 modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-08-C-0012) that includes firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers (CLIN) for program management and support and calibration and maintenance services and a cost-plus-fixed-fee CLIN for engineering services support.  This modification will complete production and delivery of Archerfish neutralizers (destructor, mine neutralization, Airborne EX64 Mod 0 Archerfish) system upgrade provides a significant reliability and performance improvement to the current MK-105, increasing the U.S. Navy’s capability to conduct quick response, high speed airborne mine countermeasures for the next decade.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, U.K., and is expected to be completed by September 2014.  Fiscal 2012 and 2013 Weapons Procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $7,768,703 will be obligated at time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,548,254 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for development and production of Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP).  The ATIP will replace the legacy TDMA Interface Processor.  The ATIP is a Layer-2 ethernet bridging device that will be installed on ship, shore and submarine platforms.  It provides transparent bridging capability among internet protocol users that are geographically dispersed and connected via Milstar Medium Data Rate (MDR), Advanced Extremely High Frequency MDR/Extended Data Rate (XDR) or Enhanced Polar XDR links.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $28,350,859.  Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz. (53 percent) and Scottsdale, Ariz. (47 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2014.  If all options are exercised, work could continue until March 2018.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation contract funds in the amount of $4,500,000 will be obligated at the time of award.  This contract was competitively procured with multiple proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-13-C-0015).

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At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer.  In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials.  Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat.  Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republican and The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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