Hundreds of corporations, big and small, comprise the U.S. war industry. Endless war is the most profitable racket on Earth. Here are the contracts issued during November 2019.


FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS)Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers industry goods and services to allied nations and international organizations.


Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $68,189,550 for FMS (Japan): engineering associated with development, qualification test, integration, airworthiness substantiation, flight test demonstration, and validation / verification of Japan-unique configuration into MV-22B Block C aircraft and the MV-22 Containerized Flight Training Device. Includes logistics and training efforts, to include post-delivery reach-back support, aircraft preservation and de-preservation, storage, aircraft transit support as well as the remaining unique kits and installs. Lockheed Martin $9,800,000 for FMS (Japan): engineering and design support services necessary for continuation of planning efforts executed under the Technical Assistance Case. Raytheon $267,178,800 for FMS (Japan): manufacture, assemble, test and deliver 20 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missiles and related efforts, and 4 missiles.


Boeing $10,702,978 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): integration and retrofit of 23 AH-6i aircraft with DVR, equipment stowage, and APKWS II capabilities.


Boeing $128,682,150 for FMS (Netherlands) for country uniqueness on 11 AH-64 “Apache” helicopters, recurring and non-recurring scope, version six integration, integrated logistics support, product assurance, longbow crew trainers and initial peculiar ground support equipment.


DynCorp $21,564,568 for FMS (Sweden): for aviation field maintenance services and operations in Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden, Honduras, Egypt, Iraq and South Korea.


Lockheed Martin $7,083,431 for FMS (Bahrain, S. Korea, Finland, Jordan, Singapore, UAE): logistics services on the Precision Fires Rocket & Missile System launchers.


Lockheed Martin $831,008,187 for production and delivery of 15 lot 14 F-35A and associated red gear in support of Australia


Lockheed Martin $29,180,420 for additional Aegis combat system engineering, computer program maintenance, in-country support, staging support and implementation studies in support of current and future FMS Aegis shipbuilding programs in support of Japan, South Korea, Spain, Australia, and Norway, with scope available to support other potential FMS customers. The current Aegis FMS programs supported include the Japanese Kongo and Atago-class ships, Korean KDX III class ships, Spanish F-100 and F-110 program, Norwegian F310-class ships and Australian Hunter and Hobart-class ships.


L3 $24,500,078 for FMS (unnamed): Group B material and the Ground System Integration Lab.


Navistar Defense $26,748,087 (corrected on 4 Dec 2019 to $24,529,450) for FMS (Somalia): two commercial Medium Tactical Vehicle Variants -- the 6x6 General Transport Truck and the 6x6 Wrecker Vehicle Recovery Truck, and spare parts.


Raytheon $10,954,391 for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production. Involves FMS to Japan, S. Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Spain, U.K., Poland, Romania, and Morocco.


Raytheon $386,000,000 for the total package approach (TPA) to the Paveway Family of Weapons, including studies, production, certification, integration, and sustainment. 100% FMS to countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway.


United Technologies Corp. for performance based logistics sustainment on F-35 propulsion for unspecified FMS ($53,876,729).




KBR $56,255,635 for base operation support services (BOSS) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and “other unspecified places in Africa.”


Phoenix Air Group Inc. $8,832,188 for continued charter air transportation services throughout Africa and Europe.




KBR $60,635,283 for BOSS at U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia.


The Morganti Group Inc. $88,515,202 for construction of buildings, utilities, airfield pavements, and infrastructure improvements in Azraq, Jordan.




Boeing $22,482,383 for Laser Small Diameter Bombs (522) and warhead shipping containers (131).


Lockheed Martin max. $93,000,000 for operational flight program upgrades on SOF C-130 fixed wing aircraft along with systems engineering and integration support activities encompassing multiple third party systems sources for SOCOM.




BAE Systems $15,245,739 for the operation and maintenance of Navy communication, electronic, and computer systems in Oahu, HI (94%); Geraldton, Australia (6%).


Dynetics $737,992,267 (five-year max.) for support services for DIA’s Missile & Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. (Leidos is purchasing Dynetics.) Dynetics $737,992,267 for support services for MSIC on Redstone Arsenal and in greater Huntsville, AL.


METIS/Celestar JV $100,000,000 for the Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) administrative support services. Work at DCSA HQ at the Russell-Knox Building, Quantico, VA, and DCSA field offices as directed.




BFBC LLC $260,473,876 to build the barrier wall on the Barry M. Goldwater Range land in Arizona between Mexico and the U.S.


Seaside Engineering & Surveying and Lowe Engineers will compete for each order of the $240,000,000 for professional land survey architect-engineer in support of the Southwestern Division DHS Border Infrastructure Program.


Technica LLC $17,880,934 for logistics support services, maintenance, transportation, and supply support in El Paso, TX. Partially paid for with FY2020 overseas contingency operations funds.


VGW Geospatial JV $240,000,000 for professional land survey architect-engineer in support of the Southwestern Division DHS Border Infrastructure Program.


ACADEMIA ­– U.S. academia is part of the U.S. war industry. Faculty and staff often justify this flagrant ethical compromise by claiming that the funding is too good to turn down and that they, the academics, are ultimately not the ones determining when, where, or how to use the weaponry being developed.


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab $93,000,000 for additional engineering support services, systems engineering, specialized R&D, and other support functions at Los Angeles AFB, CA.


University of Missouri at Kansas City $8,514,445 for the short pulse research, evaluation and non-space, weight and power demonstration for counter-small unmanned aerial systems. University of Missouri at Kansas City $27,248,586 for the Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-Space, Weight and Power (SWAP) demonstration for Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS).


Montana State University $8,600,000 for primary aircraft structure, to understand and overcome challenges to production of primary aircraft structure using stretch-broken carbon fiber.


Washington State Community College District #3 $18,000,000 for educational services in support of apprenticeship, helper and after-hours program, which pays for tuition, lab fees, math fees, tutoring services & assessment fees to “provide customers with quality, timely and cost efficient maintenance, modernization, and technical and logistics support by maintaining a highly trained and skilled workforce.” Services support of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility in Bremerton, WA.




Northrop Grumman up to $45,000,000 for production of spare parts in support of the Guardrail/Common Sensor Modernization system for U.S. Army.


JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (F-35) – Kenneth R. Possenriede was recently appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lockheed Martin. His previous position was vice president of Finance & Program Management in the war corporation’s Aeronautics division, where he helped run the accounting that supported the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. His promotion must be seen in this context. It is an understatement to call the F-35 a boondoggle. The Manhattan Project cost about $2 billion in 1945 dollars (roughly $28.4 billion in 2019 dollars). The F-35 burns through that kind of money in a few years.


Lockheed Martin $327,950,000 to procure long lead material, parts and components in support of the Lot 15 production and delivery of 48 F-35A aircraft for U.S. Air Force.


Lockheed Martin $184,581,519 to establish organic depot level repair capabilities for F-35 systems under the low-rate initial production Lot 11 non-annualized sustainment. Systems included are: common components, conventional controls, surfaces and edges, electrical/mechanical activation, firewall shutoff valve, radar, wing flap actuator system, hydraulic power generation system, arresting gear, standby flight display, fuel system, exterior lighting, gun system control unit, filter modules, thermal management system fan, alternating current contactor module and rudder pedals. For Air Force ($88,192,135; 47.78%); Marine Corps ($44,096,063; 23.89%); Navy ($44,096,063; 23.89%); non-DOD ($8,197,258; 4.44%).


United Technologies Corp. $762,486,023 for 48 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force and 10 F135-PW-600 for the Marines: Air Force ($521,507,748; 68%); Marine Corps ($240,978,275; 32%).


United Technologies Corp. for performance based logistics sustainment on F-35 propulsion system for U.S. Air Force ($179,272,654); Marine Corps ($134,605,633); Navy ($29,758,385); non-DOD ($124,483,008).




Bell Boeing Joint Project Office max. $379,377,099 for maintenance, repair and consumable material support for the V-22 platform.


Bell Boeing Joint Project Office max. $218,749,892 for performance based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $146,039,547 to upgrade nine MV-22 aircraft from the Block B to the Block C configuration, as well as planned maintenance intervals for eight MV-22 aircraft, in support of the Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program.

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $14,323,100 for the design, fabrication, installation, test and delivery of four Navy CMV-22 flight training devices. 


Rolls-Royce $1,207,968,973 for sustainment support of the AE1107C engine on V-22 aircraft production, test and operating sites. Support includes program management, integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, maintenance, repair, reliability improvements, configuration management and site support.


United Technologies’ Hamilton Sundstrand $10,075,122 for non-recurring engineering and equipment for system integration lab activities in support of the V-22 aircraft Constant Frequency Generator Control Unit design improvement effort for Navy ($7,073,336; 70%); Air Force ($1,742,396; 17%); Japan ($1,259,390; 13%).


EAGLE (F-15)


Aptiv Services 3 US LLC $28,370,372 for F-15 aircraft electrical special purpose cable assemblies.




Boeing $172,233,232 to continue service life modifications to extend the operational service life from 6,000 flight hours to 10,000 flight hours of up to 23 F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work in San Antonio, TX (59%); El Segundo, CA (25%); St. Louis, MO (16%). Boeing $34,230,269 for non-recurring engineering, logistics product data, 28 Group A-1 retrofit kits, 28 Group A-2 retrofit kits, and 28 Group B retrofit kits for incorporation of the Distributed Targeting Processor-Network into the F/A-18 aircraft for U.S. Navy and Australia. Boeing $43,783,296 for manufacture, test and delivery of 48 Trailing Edge Flap retrofit redesign kits for F/A-18E/F aircraft.


Meggitt Polymers & Composites $8,623,152 for F/A-18 fuel tanks. Integral Aerospace LLC $9,292,108 for FPU012/A 480 gallon external fuel tanks in support of F/A-18E/F aircraft. 




Boeing $13,741,368 for production engineering support for the installment and integration of weapon systems on the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft.




Boeing $24,068,180 for 34 Group A-1 retrofit kits, 34 Group A-2 retrofit kits, and 34 Group B retrofit kits for incorporation of the Distributed Targeting Processor-Network into the EA-18G aircraft for U.S. Navy. 


Raytheon $403,301,277 for an additional seven System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA) shipsets, 60 SDTA pod subsystems, 27 pieces of peculiar support equipment, one fatigue test pod and one static test pod in support of the initial operational test and evaluation phase of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Program.




Northrop Grumman $32,453,129 for five aerial refueling retrofit kits, installations and technical data for E-2D aircraft.




Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. $13,394,557 for 48 shield mild detonating cord (SMDC) kits for B-1B aircraft; with each kit contains 461 SMDC lines.




AAR $8,457,049 for depot level maintenance and repair of four P-8A Poseidon aircraft.




Lockheed Martin $87,000,000 for a multi-country C-130J aircrew and maintenance simulator training. Rolls-Royce up to $67,076,432 for supplies re: upgrade of the T-56 engine from series 3.0 to 3.5. Sierra Nevada Corp. $13,720,071 for the permanent installation of the MC-130J Airborne Mission Networking program. Provides an additional trial kit install, travel and interim contractor support in Centennial, CO.




Applied Physical Sciences Corp. $23,225,953 for the multi-disciplinary tools, technologies and experimental methods in support of future Naval platform stealth and operations for Office of Naval Research; and then $23,225,953 for more of the same goods and services.


Infoscitex Corp. and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. shared $135,000,000 for research and development of the Airman Decision Making and Interface Research. Research, development and demonstration to understand and deliver persistent situation awareness and improved warfighter decision making for integrated and synchronized Air Force operations in five technical areas:  (1) Battlespace Acoustics; (2) Supervisory Control and Cognition; (3) Aerospace Physiology; (4) Battlespace Visualization; and (5) Applied Neuroscience. Work at Wright-Patterson AFB.




Boeing max. $232,003,560 for AH-64 CH-47 Global Material Support Program. 


General Dynamics (credited as CSRA) $9,178,300 for non-standard rotary wing aircraft project office systems engineering and technical assistance support services in Huntsville, AL.


General Electric $1,336,809,577 for T700 engine deliveries in support of the Army H-60 and AH-64 programs, Navy H-60 programs, Air Force programs, FMS, and other government agencies.


Lockheed Martin $7,563,160 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Boeing AH-64 “Apache” attack helicopter.


Lockheed Martin $12,136,378 for CH-53K configuration changes required for initial operational test and evaluation for lot 1 low rate initial production aircraft.


Northrop Grumman $8,072,570 for M230 30m automatic gun and the Bevel Gear.




Boeing $11,318,767 for aircraft movable canopies for Navy.


Lockheed Martin $92,205,970 for 34 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) units to include 32 for U.S. Navy and 2 for Kuwait. Also procures eCASS related equipment such as self-maintenance and test/calibration operational test program sets, calibration equipment suites/kits, rack rail kits, shore installation kits and ship installation kits for U.S. Navy and Kuwait. 


MOOG Inc. $13,658,400 for aviation pneumatic accumulators.


M1 Support Services $101,871,372 for backshop and flight line maintenance of multiple aircraft at Nellis AFB, NV.




Canadian Commercial Corp. (Ontario) $9,895,077 for Mk 200 Mod 0 propelling charge for U.S. Navy (62%); Australia (38%). Work performed by General Dynamics OTS in Quebec, Canada.




DRS max. $15,751,977 for 43 separate parts in support of the Direct Support Electrical System Test Set and Next Generation Automated Test System.


Lockheed Martin $15,746,610 for Universal Armament Interface (.pdf) system engineering and program management.


L3Harris $9,630,900 for additional lightening protection, Moving Target Indicator (MTI) reflectors, refurbished MTI feedhorns, and operator workstations for Precision Approach Radar systems in support of manned aircraft.


Raytheon max. $24,942,879, for receiver transmitters for Navy.




L3 (Vertex Aerospace) $77,247,414 for contractor operated and maintained base supply of Air Education & Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft at Randolph AFB and Laughlin AFB, TX; Vance AFB, OK; Columbus AFB, MS; Pensacola NAS, FL.


New Direction Technologies $68,712,640 for engineering, program, operational and maintenance support as well as technical administrative services to improve and maintain Airborne Threat Simulation Organization capabilities.




L3Harris $51,852,571 for AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures System non-recurring engineering to develop, integrate, test and deliver software and firmware as well as all technical data. Provides engineering and technical support for test efforts including correction of deficiencies discovered during testing in support of an FMS customer.




BAE Systems $104,775,349 for engineering and technical services to support production, lifetime support engineering and in-service engineering for the radio communication system/C5ISR systems aboard Navy surface combatants and at associated shore sites. The shipboard efforts are focused primarily on Coast Guard 47 Class and Destroyer, Guided Missile 51 Class AEGIS ships but will be applied to all Navy ships, to include Coast Guard ships, subsurface vessels and non-combatants in support of the Ship & Air Integration Warfare Division, Naval Air Warfare Center Webster Outlying Field.


Lockheed Martin $17,620,319 for ship integration and test of the AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) for AWS Baselines through Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12. Provides for AEGIS shipboard integration engineering, AEGIS test team support, AEGIS modernization team engineering support, ballistic missile defense test team support, and AWS element assessments. This will cover the AWS ship integration and test efforts for five new construction DDG 51 class ships, the major modernization of five DDG 51 class ships, and the major modernization of six CG 47 class ships. It will additionally cover the integrated combat system modifications and upgrades for all current ships with all AWS baselines up to and including ACB 12.


Raytheon $14,576,017 for the AN/SPY-1 radar solid-state switch assembly mod kit supporting AEGIS “modernization efforts.”


Raytheon $209,636,983 for repair, upgrade or replacement of 361 NIINs within two of the 13 major subsystems of the Aegis Weapon System: the MK99 fire control system and the Army Navy Joint Electronics Type Designation Systems Water/Surface Ship Radar Surveillance and Control (AN-SPY-i) Transmitter Group.




Austal USA $7,993,893 for littoral combat ships (LCS) industrial post-delivery availability (IPDA) support for LCS 24. 


BAE Systems $11,161,336 for USS Billings (LCS 15) post-shakedown availability.


Lockheed Martin $20,700,000 for the design, fabrication, procurement, delivery, installation, integration, configuration, technical documentation, test, modernization and concurrency of LCS “Freedom” variant Integrated Tactical Trainer devices installed at Naval Station Mayport, FL; and Naval Station San Diego, CA.


Lockheed Martin $12,019,951 for post-delivery support for USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21).




Avon Engineered Fabrications and SMR Technologies Inc. are sharing a max. $40,328,925 for landing craft air cushion skirting systems.




Raytheon $74,726,993 for design agent engineering services for networks and network user systems on operational landing platform/dock (LPD)-17 class amphibious transport dock ships.


ZUMWALT-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG-1000) – DDG-1000 class ships are marketed as fulfilling “volume firepower and precision strike requirements.” These ships are packed with electronic goods from war corporations.


Raytheon $9,339,316 for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support and engineering services.




Huntington Ingalls Industries $15,029,055 for additional Ford (CVN 78) class shore based spares.




General Dynamics $24,103,730 for engineering and technical design effort to support R&D concept formulation for submarines. General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls, Oceaneering International Inc. $49,921,536 to fabricate submarine safety/Level 1 (SUBSAFE/L1) hardware, and provide technical and engineering services. Huntington Ingalls $136,000,000 to continue repair, maintenance, upgrades, and modernization on USS Columbus (SSN 762) Engineered Overhaul. Northrop Grumman $77,377,019 for technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering, and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment. Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems $45,161,439 for engineering and technical service for the design, development, testing, integration, technology insertion/refreshment and system support of the AN/BPS radar software management system on new construction and in-service submarines. 




Bechtel $913,536,186 for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components in Monroeville, PA, Schenectady, NY; $483,735,911 for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components; $31,801,007 for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components.




BAE Systems, Continental Maritime of San Diego, General Dynamics $299,342,235 for complex emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on surface combatants (DDG and CG) class ships. Each contractor shall furnish the facilities and human resources capable of completing complex emergent and continuous maintenance, repair, modernization and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on surface ships assigned to or visiting the port of San Diego, CA.


BAE Systems $33,946,052 for a selected restricted availability on USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). 


Cianbro Corp. $157,949,610 to build a super flood basin and extend portal crane rails for Dry Dock #1 located at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.


Detyens Shipyards Inc. $11,991,749 for dry dock and repair of the Dredge Wheeler, labor, materials and equipment in North Charleston, SC.


East Coast Repair & Fabrication $83,087,424 for docking and non-docking Chief of Naval Operations scheduled availabilities in Mayport, FL.


The Nutmeg Companies $15,360,720 for renovation of Building 2, reactor servicing ship support, located at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.


Vigor Marine LLC $19,963,709 for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for overhaul & dry-docking of USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9). Vigor Marine $7,706,240 for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).




Lockheed Martin $13,968,568 for AN/SLQ-32(V)6 design agent engineering services and travel. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program. AN/SLQ-32(V)6 upgrades the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system by incorporating SEWIP Block 1B3 and SEWIP Block 2 systems.


Raytheon $7,590,539 for provisioned item spares for the Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program and radar suite controller low-rate initial production.


Raytheon $61,531,220 for Global Positioning System-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS) software support. GPNTS is used to receive, process and distribute three-dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. The software support will include development, integration and test of improvements, correction of deficiencies, preparation & delivery of engineering interim/final software builds and inputs for the GPNTS software requirements and configuration baseline.


Raytheon $97,334,085 for Air and Missile Defense Radar AN/SPY-6(V) integration and production support efforts.


BAE Systems, Colonna Shipyards Inc., East Coast Repair & Fabrication, Metro Machine Corp., North Florida Shipyards, Tecnico Corp. $270,601,012 each for emergent and continuous ship maintenance availabilities for ships homeported in Mayport, FL. BAE Systems, Colonna Shipyards, Metro Machine Corp. $83,087,424 for docking and non-docking Chief of Naval Operations scheduled availabilities in Mayport, FL.




General Dynamics $7,702,536 for operation, maintenance, and protection of the floating dry dock Shippingport (ARDM-4).




General Electric $8,747,720 for integrated electronic controller kits for LM2500 engines, which are installed on FFG 7, CG 47, DDG 51, LCS Independence variant, LHD 8 and LHA 6AF vessels.




Lockheed Martin $54,597,891 for Navy equipment, production support and required long lead materials.


Progeny Systems Corp. $23,488,366 for engineering services and Navy equipment. Progeny Systems Corp. $9,653,476 for Navy systems support.


Progeny Systems Corp. $9,855,080 for services and hardware systems in support of the Undersea Warfare Decision Support Systems (USW-DSS) Command and Control program. USW-DSS “provides a common set of integrated cross-platform and command decision support tools to enable integrated USW operations.”


Sedna Digital Solutions $9,340,931 for Navy engineering services and required material. 




Lockheed Martin $20,324,973 to provide System Demonstration Test Article Aircraft (SDTA) to support various test requirements under the System Development and Demonstration (SDD).




Advanced Alliant Solutions Team $9,038,301 for information assurance services in support of NAWCAD Digital Networks Applications. Work in Patuxent River, MD.


J.F. Taylor Inc. $83,563,471 for engineering, technical and project management support for developmental test and evaluation in the areas of test planning, test conduct, data analysis, test reporting, technical documentation, test project management and systems engineering through utilization of command and program test and evaluation toolsets. J.F. Taylor Inc. $109,433,818 to develop simulation systems and software to support training activities as well as acquisition development and lifecycle support for the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division 5.4.3, Simulation Division.


NAVAL INFORMATION WARFARE CENTER PACIFIC (NAVWAR) – Formerly known as Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command Pacific.


Rightstar Inc. received DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for up to $820,450,000 (no money awarded now; to be awarded later when orders fulfilled) as part of a multi-reseller/multi-software publisher software category management award for IT asset management software; software maintenance support; IT professional services; and related services under Office of Management & Budget, Enterprise Software Category. The software publisher under this agreement is Nlyte. The BPA purchases Nlyte products and services. The ordering period is through 11 July 2029. 


W.R. Systems $61,999,996 for position, navigation and timing and geospatial information services support to naval ships and shore facilities in Norfolk, VA.




BrainGu LLC $12,376,710 for development, security operations teams. Provides expert experience in Kubernetes and Istio Mesh implementation utilizing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) process. Work at San Antonio.


Chinook Systems Inc., Exp Federal, Shearer & Associates, HDR Engineering to compete for $49,000,000 for architectural and engineering services for cyber in support of the various divisions and programs.


Lockheed Martin $93,000,000 for a national cyber range that provides the ability to conduct realistic cybersecurity test and evaluation of major DOD acquisition programs and the ability to conduct realistic training, certification and mission rehearsal events for the DOD Cyber Mission Force.


Turner Construction Co. $17,500,000 for construction & commissioning of the Academic Center for Cyber Security Studies, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.




Anduril Industries Inc. $12,000,000 for Advanced Battle Management System Sensing Network prototype to process vast quantities of data from thousands of sources to be accessible anywhere.


JYG Innovations LLC, Stellar Innovations & Solutions Inc., Indigenous Technologies LLC $75,000,000 for Air Force Life Cycle Management Center IT support services at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.




Centurum Information Technology $11,665,502 to provide technical sustainment engineering, logistics and modernization support for integrated and non-integrated shipboard and ashore installations of satellite communications systems for DOD and DHS.


General Dynamics $731,876,547 for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment.


General Dynamics $9,164,584 for contractor field service representative support services for the warfighter.


Raytheon $86,756,767 for the Presidential and National Voice Conferencing (PNVC) Integrator contract. PNVC is a new requirement for use by the U.S. president, secretary of war, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, and other senior leaders. The president “and national leadership require worldwide, secure, survivable voice conferencing capability that supersedes and improves upon the existing Milstar Survivable Emergency Conferencing Network system.” PNVC is marketed as incorporating “improved voice quality, reduced latency, high availability, increased number of subscribers, and a new conference management capability for the user community.”


Raytheon $8,517,484 for interim contractor support, data and travel option for Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal (ASNT) in Largo, FL. Raytheon $8,308,308 for the Software InfoSec Module (SIM) Support Fixture (SSF) development and test. SSF is used to maintain operational spare SIMS on the shelf to maintain the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals Operation availability requirement for fielded sites.




iCAMR Inc. $7,585,850 for R&D. The Trusted Semiconductor Manufacturing Pilot Project involves developing a Secure Digital Twin for Semiconductors manufacturing methodology by applying block-chain trust and assurance security concepts and "digital twin" manufacturing concepts to the semiconductor manufacturing process. While the focus of this project is on security aspects, the "digital twin" concept provides the framework on which the security and provenance data will be collected and analyzed.


L3 $21,741,021 for a Flash X-Ray machine, a Short-Pulse Gamma Ray machine, and a radiation shielding design and installation and training. Supplies “enhance Navy's capability to produce and acquire strategic radiation hardened trusted microelectronics.” Supplies support Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane's Radiation Testing Modernization Program.




Canyon Consulting $18,928,670 for the Advanced Global Positioning System technologies: wideband global positioning system digital payload and architecture via AFRL Geospace Technologies Branch, Kirtland AFB, NM.


Iridium Satellite $9,378,867 to support commercial satellite-based network services for DOD in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing. Work in McLean, VA (50%); Tempe, AZ (50%).


Kratos RT Logic $39,110,705 for Global Geolocation Support Service (GGSS): provide Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Managers with EMI Resolution Services. Services include bandwidth monitoring, EMI notification, geolocation, aid in resolution and space situational awareness. Provide 24/7/365 services in C (4 – 8 GHz) and Ku (12 – 18 GHz), bands for all global areas between 70 degrees north latitude and 70 degrees south latitude. Accomplish continuous bandwidth monitoring services for government leased bandwidth on commercial satellites and bandwidth on Military Satellite Communication including bandwidth identified by the CSpOC. Provide timely EMI notifications and responses to assist the government in resolving interference events. Operate and maintain an approved Secret Internet Protocol Router Network voice and data system, as well as other Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC)-approved secure voice and data systems to achieve timely transmission of classified data. Provide a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure web portal capable of providing CFSCC timely and complete unclassified situation awareness of all assets being monitored to accommodate contractor and government real time communication and sharing of digital data products.


Lockheed Martin $3,329,600,000 for combined orbital operations, logistics and resiliency support services. For operations, sustainment and enhancement activities to support the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System III programs.


ManTech International $32,266,994 for security support. Sensitive compartmented information (SCI)- and Special Access Program (SAP)-level security services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Space Operational Units at Los Angeles AFB, Vandenberg AFB, CA; Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Buckley AFB, CO; and Kirtland AFB, NM.


Sonalysts Inc. $9,071,850 for the Standard Space Trainer (SST) Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Mission-Specific Vendor Plug-in (MSVP) Continuation Development and Option for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) 5 and 6. Develop the training system supporting SIBRS operations under the management of the Space Training Acquisition Office. 




BAE Systems $15,796,385 for services for the U.S. and U.K. Trident II (D5) programs, U.S. SSGN attack weapon systems, nuclear weapon surety and future concepts.


Lockheed Martin $40,304,886 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support. 


Northrop Grumman $32,134,563 for the Strategic Automated Command & Control System Replacement (SACCS-R). For the Time Division Multiplexing to Internet Protocol (TDM-IP) to be implemented and develop a hardware solution to meet the OMNI sunset date using serial-to-IP Adapters to convert messages for transport over the Defense Information System Network. Work at Hill AFB, UT; Malmstrom AFB, MT; Minot AFB, ND; F.E. Warren AFB, WY. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB.


HYPERSONICS – War corporations, think tanks, and Congress hype the “threat” of Beijing and Moscow in order to justify design, development, and sale of an entirely new sector of the war industry: hypersonic missiles and aircraft.


General Electric $7,147,058 for the Materials Architecture and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH) effort. Design and experimental validation of a transpiration cooling system to reduce heating at the leading edge and control part temperature in line with material capability.




Design West Technologies Inc. $7,472,100 for miscellaneous artillery fuze setters.


Edifice LLC $9,572,167 to build four new magazines at NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex.


Lockheed Martin $134,707,194 for Joint-Air-to-Ground missiles.


Lockheed Martin $86,346,780 for repair, upgrade, or replacement of MK-41 Vertical Launch System (VLS).


L3 $15,899,762 for Melody II application-specific integrated circuit chips.


Raytheon $84,769,892 to procure the remaining materials in support of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 3 all up rounds and spares requirements. Overseas work in Richmond, Australia (6%); Raufoss, Norway (6%); Mississauga, Canada (4%); Ottobrunn, Germany (3%); Hengelo Ov, Netherlands (3%); Ottawa, Canada (2%); Aranjuez, Spain (2%); Koropi Attica, Greece (2%); Ankara, Turkey (1%); Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, Australia (1%); Grenaa, Denmark (1%); Newmarket, Canada; Lystrup, Denmark.


Raytheon $8,230,603 for NATO SeaSparrow missile system design agent engineering and technical support services.


Raytheon $72,000,000 for advanced medium range air to air missile (AMRAAM) technical services and analysis.


Raytheon $18,569,662 for High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Targeting System (HTS) contractor logistics support depot repairs and sustainment activities.


Raytheon $16,553,897 for system engineering and program management re: universal armament interface development.




Endeavor Robotics $109,044,937 for up to 350 Common Robotic System - Heavy systems, refurbishment of systems associated spare parts, test support, user training support and logistics development. 




SeaFix Inc. (Saipan) $15,214,417 for logistics support to include maintenance and material management for Afloat Navy Lighterage in support of Marine Corps prepositioning and deployed forces.




Northrop Grumman $13,046,971 for the purchase of gallium nitride full rate production diminishing manufacturing sources and communications equipment group shelter integration in Lot One in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, VA.




General Dynamics $9,043,846 for Abrams systems technical support. General Dynamics $32,256,984 for Abrams Systems technical support. General Dynamics $34,873,995 for Improved Fire Control Electronics Units in Tallahassee, FL.


Oshkosh Defense estimated $25,340,721 for tire and wheel assemblies. Oshkosh Defense $21,791,160 for contractor support, labor hours, material and travel for the Marine Corps' efforts for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.


R.A. Miller Industries Inc. $8,737,000 for antennas and an antenna element.


BAE Systems $27,100,050 for program management, vehicle tooling, acceptance testing, and transportation related to low rate initial production of (lot 3A) Amphibious Combat Vehicles.




SIG Sauer Inc. $10,000,000 for .300 Winchester Magnum Ammunition.




Hesco Bastion Inc. $24,000,000 for the Expeditionary Barrier System. Work in SC and the U.K. Peck & Hale LLC up to $13,000,000 for production of spare parts for MK-2551 A/U grounding kit. UTS Systems LLC max. $200,000,000 for commercial shelters.




Creighton AB Inc. $7,635,468 for men's trousers. Knox County Association for Remarkable Citizens up to $9,351,147 for the GEN III, Layer II, Mid-Weight undershirt. Peckham Vocational Industries $8,673,0560 for the GEN III, Layer II, Mid-Weight Drawer.




High Desert Support Services $30,000,000 for installation support services in Fort Irwin, CA. Ravenswood Solutions $62,896,230 for a fully instrumented, highly realistic, and immersive training environment. Threat Tec LLC $8,066,481 for training support services.




Leidos $71,539,840 for support services at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant and the Anniston Field Office.




AXXIS, Chinook Systems Inc., Dewberry Design-Builders Inc., EPC Service Inc., Honeywell, Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems Inc., KBRwyle, M. C. Dean, Parsons, Prime Mechanical of Wisconsin LLC, SEI Group Inc., Siemens, Spectrum Solutions Inc., Stewart Group Enterprises LLC will compete for parts of $1.2 billion for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control systems and similar services such as heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.


San Diego Gas & Electric Co. $9,645,185 for final design and construction of a natural gas mainline for Cantonment Area 62, Camp Pendleton. A new 6” polyethylene natural gas transmission mainline, to be installed under Cristianitos Road between South El Camino Real and San Mateo Road, will supply natural gas to the new master meter assembly. 




Apteryx Inc. max. $20,900,000 for hospital equipment and accessories for DLA electronic catalog. Sustainment Technologies $32,500,000 for hospital equipment and accessories for DLA electronic catalog. Cardinal Health 200 max. $2,250,000,000 for worldwide ordering and distribution of consumable, commercial, brand name and generic medical surgical supplies. Owens & Minor Distribution Inc. max. $1,125,000,000 for worldwide ordering and distribution of consumable, commercial, brand name and generic medical surgical supplies. Optim LLC $18,750,000 for medical equipment.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals $12,013,872 for pharmaceutical products.


Biomet 3I LLC max. $49,000,000 for dental equipment and accessories for DLA Electronic Catalog.


Complete Mobile Dentistry $19,832,365 for personal services. Complete Mobile Dentistry $15,013,694 for personal services.




Logistics Health Inc. $161,999,999 for "Reserve Health Readiness Program," provides health readiness support services to the military service components to meet medical and dental standards essential in maintaining a deployable force. Services include immunizations, physical examinations, periodic health assessments, post-deployment health reassessments, mental health assessments, dental examinations, dental treatment, lab services and other services as required to satisfy military service component health readiness needs. Services are delivered at military service component designated sites during group events, through the contractor's call center and within an integrated network. 


Millennium Health & Fitness Inc. $9,200,000 for Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS): Provides health promotion professionals that will develop, manage and promote CHPS to all civilian employees in Air Force Materiel Command and Air Mobility Command. CHPS program may include depending on location, but is not limited to, individual health counseling, group health education classes, telephonic wellness coaching, cardiac risk blood profile (HDL, LDL, cholesterol ratio, and glucose), body composition analysis, online health risk appraisal, wellness challenges and health awareness campaigns.




Clark Construction Group LLC $570,337,000 for construction at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: a new addition for inpatient and outpatient medical care, renovate two existing hospital buildings, and demolish 6 existing hospital buildings.




Coulson Aircrane Ltd. $39,262,254 for design, engineering, development, manufacture and install of a 4000 gallon fire retardant delivery system for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.




Ameresco Select Inc. $170,993,668 for construction, operations, and maintenance of energy conservations at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME, to improve energy efficiency and reliability, which includes compressed air upgrades, motor and pump replacements, micro-grid for energy security, power plant improvements and steam traps.


FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.


ENGlobal Government Services $11,552,569 for automated fuel handling maintenance. Overseas work in Spain, Greenland, Japan. Optima Batteries max. $7,576,806 for storage batteries. Work in WI and Mexico.




Lockheed Martin $15,387,971 for security, project engineering, integrated logistics support, material support, sustainment engineering, training and program support for the VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter rework.




Seventeen companies awarded contracts under the Worldwide Airlift Services Program, (estimated program value of $5.7 billion). Worldwide Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 135 airlift services utilizing fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft to transport DOD and other federal agency personnel and cargo for domestic and international shipments. Services required include aircrew, ground personnel, supplies, ancillary support services and equipment to perform dedicated and/or ad hoc FAR Part 135 or equivalent Civil Aviation Authority airlift operations (at both military and commercial airports/airfields/landing zones). Operations could include movement of passengers and cargo (or combination), air ambulance, medivac, sling-load cargo, delivery of Class I-X supplies, and U.S. mail and/or other like services.




CACI $41,514,235 for the Automated Data Capture System application and support services to U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Centers at organization and depot level activities. CDO Technologies Inc. and Lowry Holding Co. compete for orders of $48,100,712 for Automatic Identification Technology data communications, hardware, software, documentation, incidental services, technical engineering services, training and warranty.


LVI $8,696,995 for warehousing, storage, logistics and distribution functions.




Brothers Produce $202,500,000 for fresh fruits and vegetables. Frank Gargiulo & Son up to $16,483,500 for fresh fruits and vegetables. Mayfield Dairy Farms LLC max. $19,057,500 for milk and dairy products. U.S. Foods $43,988,785  for full-line food distribution for customers in the MO and IL area. Sodexo $117,775,993 for management and operation of Marine Corps mess halls in D.C.; Indian Head, MD; Quantico, VA; Norfolk, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Cherry Point, NC; Bogue, NC; New River, NC; Beaufort, SC; and Parris Island, SC. Sodexo $116,470,442 for management and operation of mess halls at Camp Pendleton, CA; San Diego, CA; Twentynine Palms, CA; Miramar, CA; Yuma, AZ; and Bridgeport, CA.




AT2 LLC $14,495,776 for Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command operations and maintenance support services: operating materials and supplies of range threat, scoring, and feedback systems at Dare County Range, NC; Poinsett Range, SC; Grand Bay Range & Avon Park Range, GA; Snyder Range, TX; Belle Fourche Range, SD; Holloman Ranges, NM; Mountain Home Ranges, ID; Guam Range, Guam. Tunista Services $7,362,228 for continuation of operations, maintenance and support services at Melrose Air Force Range (fact sheet), Melrose, NM.


BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES (BOSS) - BOSS typically includes some combination of the following services: air operations, bachelor quarters, custodial, electrical, environmental services, facilities investment, fire & emergency services, galley, grounds maintenance, housing, integrated & waste, janitorial services, management & administration, morale-welfare-recreation, ordnance, pavement clearance, pest control, port operations, public safety, supply, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, visual services, waste management, wastewater, and water. Security is sometimes included. This work was once done by the troops, prior to the corporate takeover of the Pentagon.


IAP Worldwide Services $18,301,899 for BOSS at Naval Support Activity, Annapolis, MD. Kings Bay Support Services $20,049,858 for more BOSS at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA. Melwood Horticultural Training Center $8,639,459 for custodial services at U.S. Naval Academy complex, Annapolis, MD. Phoenix Management Inc. $12,097,480 for BOSS at Westover Air Reserve Base, MA. Shearwater Mission Support $7,238,172 for installation support services.




Pacific Federal Management Inc. (Tumon) $9,093,633 for BOSS at Naval Base Guam and Naval Support Activity Andersen.


CONSULTING – A January 2015 report noted that trimming some outsourced administrative waste (like we see in this category) would have saved roughly $125 billion over five years. The Pentagon leadership (many of whom come from leadership positions in U.S. war corporations) buried the report, fearing Congress might use it to cut the war budget.


Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Logistics Management Institute, and Solutions Through Innovative Technologies $88,714,746 for support services to strategic workforce planning and analysis supporting career field managers and organizational talent and position management requirements.


Boston Consulting Group $9,134,199 for cost transparency to facilitate the design of an optimized maintenance program, including design of governance processes (working within the construct) of the Reliability Control Board, the data environment (working within the existing systems), and the specific algorithms and methodologies for evaluating and assessing the maintenance program via Cost Decision framework. Work at the Mark Center, Alexandria, VA.


Mission Essential Personnel $95,000,000 for advisory and assistance services: technical and analytical services to support & improve policy development, decision making, management, administration and systems operation. Work primarily at HQ of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE); USAFE bases; USAFE geographically separated units; European Command; Africa Command; and U.S. Army in Europe, including Installation Management Command.




CACI-ISS $112,531,961 to build and test the Integrated Personnel & Pay System-Army.




Ernst & Young $33,509,737 for audit services of the Department of the Air Force General Fund and Working Capital Fund Financial Statements and Examination. KPMG LLP $41,643,963 for audit services of the Army general fund and working capital fund financial statements.




Jacobs CH2M Hill, Environmental Chemical Corp., KBR, AECOM URS $80,000,000 for global contingency construction projects worldwide. Jacobs CH2M Hill, Environmental Chemical Corp., KBR, and AECOM URS $92,000,000 for global contingency construction projects worldwide. Construction and related engineering services would respond to natural disasters, humanitarian assistance, conflict or projects with similar characteristics. Jacob CH2M Hill, Environmental Chemical Corp., KBR, AECOM URS $92,000,000 for global contingency construction projects. (More $$ issued in Dec 2019.)


Kipper Tool Co. $43,030,677 for Hydraulic, Electric, Pneumatic, Operated Equipment kits consisting of low technology equipment, which provides the military construction engineer with tools to perform common engineer tasks.


Marine Solutions Inc. max. $10,000,000 for inspection, structural engineering, design and post-construction award services for bridge structures at DOD installations worldwide.




Ames Construction Inc. $58,784,850 to construct a gated water control structure, dam walls, a vehicle service bridge, stilling basin, pre-formed scour hole, approach apron, a slope protection slab and approach walls in Fargo, North Dakota.


Bauer Foundation Group $32,301,199 to build a deep soil-cement cutoff wall in East St. Louis, IL. J.F. Brennan Co. $12,828,650 for construction & installation of lock chamber bulkhead recesses, Morris, IL.


Mobley Contractors Inc. $20,219,318 for demolition and construction of spillway bridge, Eufaula Lake, OK.


Pick Electric Inc. $9,157,622 for upgrades to the direct current system and low voltage switchgears at the lower Granite Lock and Dam powerhouse, Pomeroy, WA.


SAF Inc. $8,555,145 for design-build for Town of Martin, KY, low income housing redevelopment.


Teichert-Odin JV $49,283,800 for a levee improvement construction. 


MAINLAND CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Endless war requires endless construction and repair. An added bonus for the Pentagon and the U.S. war industry is how this construction activity effectively co-opts the working class, making them feel like they’re on the same team as the troops. It is a very powerful narcotic.


Bismark Construction Corp. $17,108,605 for maintenance and repair at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.


Crawford Consulting $9,900,000 for engineering and construction management.


Jacobs-Ewingcole JV $15,313,983 for China Lake Conceptual Master Planning Site Payout and Development at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake. Design and engineering support NAWS China Lake earthquake restoration program. Work includes project definitions for air operations facility and air traffic control tower; Michelson Mission Systems Integration Lab; magazines & inert storage facility; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) station; and community support facilities.


JSR Inc. $9,260,232 to renovate Buildings 820 and 829 in San Antonio, TX.


Quinn Construction, All American Solutions, Pedersen & Rangel each awarded $9,000,000 for construction on Ellsworth AFB, SD, including Military Family Housing.


Pegasus Support Services $176,853,950 for sustainment, restoration, and modernization for facilities, including ranges, barracks, warehouse, admin buildings, bridges, centers of worship, gyms, and airfields.


The Ross Group Construction Corp. $35,042,773 for construction, repairs, new roofing, metal wall panel repair, demo and renovations of office space, conference rooms, server rooms, a dock & receiving area and IT-related activities.


SAF Inc. and A&H - AMBICA JV will compete for each order of the $49,000,000 for construction projects.


Schmidt-Prime Group LLC $30,000,000 max. for professional architectural and engineering services in NAVFAC Southeast. Some work overseas: Andros Island, Bahamas (5%); Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (5%).


Walsh Federal JV $77,308,000 for design and construction of an 87,620 square foot Joint Regional Confinement Facility in Tacoma, WA.




Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. $$13,700,000 for to remove the variety of material encountered in dredging in Chester, PA. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. $13,800,336 for Tybee Island shore protection project in Savannah, GA. RLB Contracting Inc. $8,862,000 for pipeline dredging in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, TX, across San Antonio Bay, TX. Weeks Marine Inc. $151,305,750 for Savannah Harbor expansion project, maintenance and dredging in Savannah, GA.



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Christian Sorensen is an author and independent journalist. His work focuses on the U.S. war industry.