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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

5 p.m. ET July 06, 2007



USS Product Carriers LLC, Edison, N.J., is being awarded a $51,309,850 fixed-price contract with reimbursable items for the time charter of two new-build, U.S.-flagged tankers. These vessels are being constructed at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego. The tankers will operate globally to transport petroleum products in support of U.S. military forces and will replace the current government-owned T-5 tankers that are expected to reach the end of their service life in 2010. The new tankers will deliver in 2010 and 2011. This contract includes three one-year option periods and one 11-month option, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $219,842,124 plus reimbursables costs, which include fuel and port charges. Work will be performed world-wide, Work is expected to be completed October 2011 (August 2015 if all option periods are exercised). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with over 85 proposals solicited and six offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting authority (N00033-07-C-5416).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,546,210 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0086) for the procurement of phases two and three of the Composite Maintenance Trainers (CMTs) effort, to include two UH-1Y trainers and two AH-1Z trainers. The CMTs will be based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and will be used to train personnel on the repair and maintenance of the H-1 Upgrades Aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed in August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.


Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for $7,633,602. This is a modification to the existing Space Based Infrared System High Component Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development contract. This contract action alters the schedule for Effectivity 3 and Effectivity 11; combines Operations Test activities into a joint Operational Utility Evaluation; provides end-to-end testing to prepare fort he OUE; and increases hardware and software capability of the Mission Control Station Backup. To date, $355,071 has been obligated. This work will be complete December 2008. Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-C-0017/P00415).

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