September marked the end of the fiscal year, a time when the Pentagon ramps up its spending spree.


The U.S. Department of Defense spent at least $68,624,394,000 on 689 individual contracts during September 2018. This amount does not include 35 Foreign Military Sales transactions worth $2,065,896,000.


War is a racket. Here are the corporations making a killing.


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


AeroVironment received $8,868,341 for FMS (Estonia): RQ-20B Puma AE II.


American Ordnance received $56,883,137 for FMS (Austria and Lebanon): 155mm HE projectile M795 TNT.


Antenna Associates Inc. received $12,735,759 for Band III semi-omni antennas in support of the AN/SLQ-32(V) Electronic Countermeasure Warfare System, which provides surveillance, warning, and countermeasures against missiles. 40% of this deal is FMS (Egypt, Poland, Taiwan).


BAE Systems received $28,900,000 for FMS to Japan (68%); Australia (22%); South Korea (6%); Netherlands (4%): MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) MK 13 MOD 0 canisters and coding plugs for SM-2. Canisters provide rocket motor exhaust gas containment and a launch rail during missile firing. Canisters also serve as missile shipping and storage containers.


Bethel Industries received roughly $34,907,000 for coats for the Afghan National Army.


Colt received $57,722,819 for FMS (Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Senegal, Tunisia, Pakistan): up to 10,000 additional M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbines.


General Dynamics received $44,353,964 for FMS (Afghanistan, Nigeria, Australia, Lebanon, Philippines) Hydra rockets.


General Electric received $58,569,065 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): sustainment of Saudi F-15SA. Provides F110-129 engine consumables, spares, war-readiness spare kits, and support equipment.


Lockheed Martin received $59,941,683 for USA and FMS (U.K., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea): modernized-radar frequency interferometers, spares, sustainment hardware, and associated support functions.


Lockheed Martin received $28,741,847 FMS (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE): field service representative support for UH-60 helicopters.


Navistar Defense received $31,437,478 and received $22,103,643 for FMS (Iraq): 4x4 and 6x6 trucks.


Northrop Grumman (Orbital ATK) received $12,072,734 for Common Munitions Built-In Test Reprogramming Equipment test sets; ADU-891(V)1/E and V(3)/E adaptor units; spares; and spares for USA, Morocco, Belgium, Australia, Japan, and Oman.


Raytheon received $1,528,780,740 for FMS (Poland): PATRIOT systems.


Raytheon received $59,104,375 for FMS (UAE): radar sustainment and/or logistics support, spares, repair and return services, training, technical and engineering services, and logistics readiness support.  Raytheon received $13,579,174 for FMS (UAE, Australia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Thailand): ARC-231 hardware.


Raytheon received $8,932,665 for FMS (Jordan) for repair and return of Integrated Fire Control System.


Universal Propulsion Co. received $10,688,524 for sequencers used in ejection seats on some aircraft. Involves FMS to Oman, Portugal, Poland, Bahrain, Romania, Denmark, Singapore, Greece, Egypt, South Korea, Netherlands, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan.




AretŹ Associates Inc. received $40,378,366 for coastal battlefield reconnaissance & analysis (COBRA) AN/DVS-1 systems, program support, and item orders / spares for COBRA Block 1 System.


General Atomics received $50,000- $15,000,000 for integration and testing support for Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) MQ-9 and MQ-1C SOF-peculiar modifications. Includes procurement of aircraft kits and analysis & studies to inform future MALET decisions / modifications.


General Atomics received $15,796,523 for MQ-1C Gray Eagle extended range aircraft unique initial spares and ground support equipment. General Atomics received $441,634,278 for technical services for MQ-1C.


General Atomics received $92,203,130 for MQ-9 FY2018 Block 30 Ground Control Station (GCS) retrofits (MD-1A Block 15 to MD-1A Block 30).


Leidos Inc. received $9,805,063 and received $9,805,063 to complete the integration, testing, qualification of the RQ-7B Shadow Assured Positioning, Navigation, & Timing program at Redstone Arsenal, AL. L3 Technologies received $9,054,373 for RQ-7B Shadow spares. Rockwell Collins received $14,986,216 for Airborne Computer Equipment V Architecture Zero equipment for the RQ-7B Shadow.


L3 received $8,082,879 for Sensor Operator Fidelity Improvements IV. L3 received $7,209,803 for Block 30 Phase 3 Hardware effort on Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS).


L3 received $8,514,907 for R&D to design, test and build high gain antenna (HGA) common data link (CDL) engineering development models and production HGA/CDL for Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Aircraft (PMA-290) and Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-262).


Northrop Grumman received $11,900,000 for continuing operations & maintenance efforts in support of Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator Program (BAMS-D).


Northrop Grumman received $14,105,649 for Identification Friend or Foe Mode 5 for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) platform fleet. Northrop Grumman received $15,156,662 for operational systems. Northrop Grumman received $80,228,674 for military GPS in support of BACN fleet.


Northrop Grumman received $14,243,026 for reconstitution and rehabilitation of 10 ground-control station shelters, Sierra Vista, AZ.


Northrop Grumman received $64,800,000 for MQ-4C Triton Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) LRIP 3 initial spares maintenance. L3 Technologies received $7,736,715 and received $11,370,507 for Triton spare parts for U.S. Navy.


Raytheon received $10,688,510 for MQ-8 tactical control system 2016 Linux cyber baseline implementation of build 9 software release. Telephonics Corp. received $23,523,298 for AN/ZPY-4 Radar supplies (radar sets, antenna pedestals, transmitters, etc.) for MQ-8B Fire Scout for U.S. Navy.


Six corporations will compete for $49,999,976 for Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming and Collaboration in GPS-Denied Environments Program.




Syracuse Research Corp. received $25,720,017 for logistics and engineering support of deployed systems and for continued development, production, integration, spares, delivery, deployment and logistics support for the Low-Slow-Small UAS Integrated Defeat System.


RECRUITMENT & RETENTION – The Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to convince U.S. citizens to fight in elective wars.


Blue Skies Furniture LLC received $11,364,203 for branded furniture in support of Marine Corps Recruiting.




URS Group received $12,278,673 for “global contingency construction,” specifically runway repairs at Camp Baledogle, Somalia.




ACC Construction Co. received $29,856,621 for Access Control Point at Fort Gordon, GA. Gilbane Federal received $23,008,511 to repair Allen Hall (Building 29813) in Fort Gordon, GA. Gilbane Federal received $12,255,392 to build automation-aided instructional building, Fort Gordon, GA. Leebcor Services LLC received $12,710,399 to build a Naval Operational Support Center (NOSC), serving as the Navy Reserve headquarters, training, operations, medical service center, and gathering location at Fort Gordon. I put this group of contracts in the CENTCOM category because a good chunk of Fort Gordon’s SIGINT work focuses on the Middle East.


Black Construction MACE International JV (Barrigada, Guam) received $13,152,622 to repair Transmitter Building, Facility 601, Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia.


Iron Bow Technologies received $8,083,310 for Cisco networking software, licenses and equipment for 408th Combat Support Battalion, Qatar.


JM Ship received $10,192,260 to transport dry cargo utilizing M/V Mohawk, with the bulk of the cargo moving between the U.S. East Coast and the Persian Gulf.


Mission 1st Group received $14,538,390 for subject matter experts to assist with communications and networking infrastructure, as well as perform project management and information assurance in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Jordan.


Sierra Nevada Corp. received $1,808,000,000 for potential procurement, sustainment, modifications, ferry, and related equipment for the A-29. Work at Moody AFB, GA; and Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazari Sharif Air Bases in Afghanistan. Involves FMS to Afghanistan, but is initially funded using Afghanistan Security Forces funds.




Aerovironment Inc. received $8,868,341 for providing RQ-20B Puma AE II systems and support to Estonia.




Alan Shintani Inc. received $11,577,000 for converting the five high traffic aircraft turning areas from asphalt to concrete at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam.


Erickson Helicopters received $28,447,076 for dedicated rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft in the Pacific with a focus on the Philippines.




Chesapeake Technology International received $30,000,000 for data management architecture synchronization, sustainment and support to USSOCOM. Work in Colorado Springs, CO.


Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense received $25,000,000 for detonators used in close quarter breaching, military demolition, and explosive ordnance disposal.


Geoweb3d Inc. received $17,233,795 for Special Operations Mission Planning & Execution Plan next generation three-dimension mapping engine (design, develop, integrate).


Hardwire LLC received $8,000,000 for SOF personal equipment advanced requirements (SPEAR) soft body armor ballistic inserts.


Harris Corp. received $93,500,000 for a suite of radio frequency countermeasure components and services for technology applications and CV-22 program offices.


Harris Corp. received $255,421,604 for B-52 and C-130 SOF aircraft parts. 


Leonardo DRS received $11,662,795 to repair AN/APQ-170 Multi-Mode Radar System components. This radar is used on MC-130H aircraft.


Leonardo DRS received $20,966,982 for improved day/night observation devices (INOD). INOD is a cooled thermal mid-wave infrared imager that is marketed as being able to import data, export images, & engage targets beyond 800 meters.


L3 received $23,637,320 for Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics close quarter combat sights and clip-on magnifiers in support of USSOCOM. L3 received $48,500,000 for Squad Aiming Lasers (SAL), spare parts, and training in support of USSOCOM. SAL is a laser system for compact rifles and assault rifles.


Oceaneering International Inc. received $68,879,200 for Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) Program maintenance, product improvement, and design services for Naval Special Warfare Command.


RQ Construction received $63,586,000 for design and construction of Special Operations Forces, SEAL Operations Facilities for Teams 1 and 3 at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus, Coronado, CA. Solpac Construction received $10,183,000 for design and construction of the Mobile Communication Detachment Facility at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus, Coronado.


Solpac Construction received $24,597,000 to design and build the SOF Desert Warfare Training Center at MCAS Camp Billy Machen, Brawley, CA.




Airtec Inc. received $26,948,745 for ISR flight hours, operations, maintenance, development, testing, and evaluation of currently integrated aircraft systems and associated ground systems in support of the Falcon-I program. Work in Bogotá, Colombia (85%) and California, MD (15%).


Hornbeck Offshore received $7,471,447 to charter HOS Mystique supporting U.S. Southern Command. This vessel provides “proof of concept for a single vessel to meet various training, exercise, experimentation, and operational mission support requirements.”


Maytag Aircraft Corp. received $20,950,164 for alongside aircraft refueling services for the U.S. Navy in Colorado and Cuba.


Support Systems Associates received $31,195,898 for RC-26 avionics upgrade.


Six construction corporations received $75,000,000 each for construction projects at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay (NSGB) Cuba.


Six construction corporations including Centerra and an AECOM-RQ joint venture received a max. shared $240,000,000 for construction projects located primarily within NAVFAC Southeast, specifically Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.




Chenega Infinity received $8,244,812 for physical security support (developing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving programs) complementing DARPA’s missions, to help accomplish Security & Intelligence Directorate’s mission; and “fully comply with public law, national policy, applicable executive orders, and DOD directives, instructions, and regulations.”


Packet Forensics received $10,000,000 for DARPA Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS) research project.




ADC Ltd. NM received roughly $34,711,000 to conduct background investigations for DIA Personnel Security Division's mission. Part of its work is determining who gets access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).


AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Harris Corp., KeyW, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Macaulay-Brown Inc., Northrop Grumman, Southwest Research Institute received a shared $500,000,000 (max.) for research, development, technical, and engineering services to support DIA Directorate for Science & Technology.


Deloitte Consulting Group LLP received $9,042,536 for conceptualizing, designing, and supporting a DOD-led Personnel Vetting Transformation Office (PVTO) within the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. This supports transforming and modernizing personnel vetting, and moves background investigations from OPM to the Department of War.


Grand Ground Enterprise received roughly $61,261,000 to provide DIA’s Office of Counterintelligence and the Joint Staff Counterintelligence & Human Intelligence Deputy Directorate with counterintelligence analysis support. These services help “identify and neutralize threats to DIA personnel, information and missions” and “includes strategic-level analysis focused on all-source analysis.” Prescient Edge Corp. received $65,080,499 to provide DIA’s Office of Counterintelligence Counterespionage with counterintelligence activity support. These services also help “identify and neutralize threats to DIA personnel, information and missions.”


Mantech received $12,918,248 for SCI and Special Access Program (SAP) security services to Space & Missile Systems Center and Air Force Space Command operational units (e.g. Los Angeles, Vandenberg, Peterson, and Schriever AFB).


ACADEMIA ­– U.S. academia has largely supported the U.S. war industry. Faculty and staff often justify this 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.


University of Alabama received $27,358,213 for testing, evaluation, and analysis of experiments and development in applied optics, directed energy, propulsion, counter-IED, laser sensors, hypervelocity light gas gun experiments and missile warheads.


University of Alaska Fairbanks received $46,730,000 for DOD-wide University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) in geophysical detection of nuclear proliferation. The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control (reporting to the assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs) will manage the UARC.


UC-San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) received $9,568,563 for mid-life re-fit and overhaul of Roger Revelle (AGOR 24) in Portland, OR, for the Office of Naval Research. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution received $37,524,183 for RV Atlantis (AGOR 25) mid-life re-fit and overhaul for the Office of Naval Research.


Georgia Tech received $29,669,132 to reactivate the band 8 transmitter associated with AN/ALQ-161A avionics system supporting B-1B aircraft.


Johns Hopkins University, which is currently the Department of War’s most favored academic institution based on number of contracts issued, received $23,848,171 to provide “the technical and program support of Tactical Space and small satellite portfolio’s core competencies and mission lifecycle to include support of the mission phases from concept through design, implementation, operations, and transition of space assets” for AFRL, Kirtland AFB. This jargon-filled description unintentionally demonstrates how corporatized the Department of War / academia alliance has become.


Johns Hopkins University received $14,995,942 to help the Pentagon assess and provide alternatives of offensive capabilities, which asymmetrically “mitigate threat effectiveness, impose cost, and/or create ambiguity in adversary decision-making.”


University of Southern California (USC) received $8,032,625 for DARPA Circuit Realization at Faster Timescales (CRAFT) research program, phase 3.


Utah State received $92,000,000 to help AFRL maintain engineering and R&D capabilities in sensor development, image processing, and data analysis.




AT&T received $87,377,959 for experimentation of a secure, reliable, measured, commercial data and voice network in order to enable access to DOD data and applications from DOD facilities, as well as enable access for mobile and remotely located users. Work at Buckley AFB, Offutt AFB, JB Elmendorf Richardson. AT&T received $17,910,517 to provide Combat Trainer Data Subsystems for the Combat Training Center Instrumentation System Range Communication System at Fort Polk.


Sprint received $10,815,551 for continued operation and maintenance of telecommunications fiber in Europe.


General Dynamics received $11,395,466 to upgrade existing telecommunication network architecture at Kaneohe Bay, HI (50%); Camp Smith, HI (50%).




Honeywell received $10,080,902 for Jet Fuel Starter repair components for RC-135 aircraft. This provides the remaining stock of Jet Fuel Starter components necessary to sustain the RC-135 fleet through 2040. RC-135 have been flying since the Vietnam War. Aircrew joke that they’re held together with duct tape.


Northrop Grumman received $75,038,991 for operational requirements for logistics support for government-owned fixed-wing fleet performing special electronic mission aircraft missions (MC-12S, RC-12S, EO-5C, TO-5C, RO-6A).


Sierra Nevada Corp. received $9,424,000 for high band common chassis and spares components to support the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft Program. This chassis is essentially a signals intelligence sensor “derived from extensive history of predecessor digital receiving systems for signal exploitation.”




IDSC Holdings LLC received $11,924,503 for commercial hand tools and toolboxes for F-35 aircraft (Lot 11 LRIP) for U.S. Navy ($9,565,654; 80.2%); Apartheid Israel ($1,174,474; 9.9%); Japan ($777,715; 6.5%); South Korea ($406,660; 3.4%).


Lockheed Martin received $29,254,101 for various diminishing manufacturing sources parts to protect deliveries for future F-35. FMS = $29,254,101.


Lockheed Martin received $39,223,382 for F-35 annual sustainment: more software sustainment and flight test support for Air Systems for USAF ($15,714,454; 40.06%); USMC ($7,857,620; 20.03%); Navy ($7,857,620; 20.03%); non-DOD ($7,793,688; 19.88%).


Lockheed Martin received $88,029,912 for F-35 LRIP Lot XI support equipment. Lockheed Martin received $315,773,716 for F-35 LRIP Lot XI aircraft support equipment for USAF ($108,665,198; 34.41%); USN ($31,062,358; 9.84%); USMC ($5,186,434; 1.64%); non-DOD ($170,859,726; 54.11%).


Lockheed Martin received $116,311,183 for 440 F-35 Generation 3 Helmet Mounted Display Systems (LRIP 11), oxygen masks, and initial spares for Air Force (180 worth $47,120,086; 40.5%); Navy (60 worth $15,711,725; 13.5%); Marine Corps (69 worth $18,944,511; 16.3%); non-DOD (119 worth $31,599,088; 27.2%); FMS (12 worth $2,935,773; 2.5%).


Northern Construction received $8,958,380 for the design and construction of an F-35A munitions maintenance complex at Hill AFB, UT.


Northrop Grumman received $9,967,000 to support F-35 Reprogramming Labs (with spare equipment, on-site technical support, repairs, upgrades, and travel) at Eglin AFB, FL; Linthicum Heights, MD. Northrop Grumman received $7,680,000 for spare equipment, on-site technical support, repairs, upgrades, and travel supporting F-35 reprogramming labs at Eglin AFB, FL; Buffalo, NY.


United Technologies received $39,266,691 for additional long lead-time components, parts, and materials (Lot 13) F-35 propulsion systems for USMC ($29,054,685; 73.99%); Air Force ($582,821; 1.49%); Navy ($109,186; 0.28%); non-U.S. DOD ($9,228,392; 23.50%); FMS ($291,607; 0.74%). United Technologies received $63,499,364 for non-recurring engineering for early identification, development, and qualification of corrections to potential and current operational issues for U.S. Navy ($25,813,010; 41%); Air Force ($19,181,577; 30%); non-U.S. DOD ($12,599,197; 20%); FMS ($5,905,581; 9%). United Technologies received $187,553,466 for F-35 engine (F135) initial spare common fan modules, augmentors, power and gearbox modules, engine nozzles, lift fans and clutches for FMS ($17,374,702; 9%) and DOD (91%).


United Technologies received $209,601,517 for additional long-lead materials, parts, and components in support of F-35 LRIP Lot 13 propulsion systems for USAF ($73,537,179; 35%); USMC ($35,477,475; 17%); Navy ($21,888,984; 10%); non-DOD ($41,929,486; 20%); FMS ($36,768,394; 18%). United Technologies received $266,062,462 for program administrative labor (for non-recurring sustainment activities; supplies, services and planning for depot activations; material & support equipment for depot maintenance facilities and mockup engines and modules for test cells) in support of F-35 for USAF ($83,646,823, 31%); USMC ($43,446,086, 16%); U.S. Navy ($32,271,482, 12%); non-U.S. DOD ($99,075,389; 37%); FMS ($7,662,682; 3%).




Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO) received $32,350,663 for new Large Aircraft Infra-Red Countermeasure System Processor Replacement non-recurring engineering and 60 kits for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.


Bell-Boeing JPO received $10,810,033 for 12 additional MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) retrofit A-Kits Block C; 12 MV-22 IASE retrofit kit installations; IASE configuration B retrofit A and B-Kit installation; five CV-22 IASE advanced mission computer A-Kits for U.S. Navy ($9,577,130; 88%) and USAF ($1,232,903; 12%).


Elbit received $16,471,564 for standby flight displays for MV-22, including FMS production spares. Hydraulics International received $13,330,088 for support equipment for V-22 for USA and Japan.


Kranze Technology Solutions received $37,370,955 to support an emerging Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) suite of equipment known as Roll On/Roll Off Communications Suite for the V-22. Support involves production, testing, installation, supportability, and technical documentation upgrades via NAWCAD Lakehurst, NJ.


Textron (Bell) received $48,365,907 for V-22 PRGB right hand aircraft assembly parts and received $48,365,907 for V-22 PRGB left hand aircraft assembly parts for U.S. Navy. Textron (Bell) received $18,439,388 and received $13,655,072 in support of the V-22 aircraft platform hub assembly for U.S. Navy.


EAGLE (F-15)


Boeing received $208,279,000 for F-15 Legion Pod infrared search and track (IRST) pods. Boeing received $85,533,183 for F-15 Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCPII). Boeing received $15,186,972 for APG-82 Radar Modernization Program test requirements document. Boeing received $7,275,000 for F-15E Aircraft Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Moveable Canopies.


Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems received $11,865,688 to support the Joint Helmet Mounting Cueing System for F-15 and F-16 aircraft. Work in Texas and Apartheid Israel.




BAE Systems received $9,695,000 and received $12,000,000 for F-16 Commercial Fire Control Computer (CFCC) repair program at Hill AFB, UT.


GasTOPS, Inc. received $7,661,190 for the Portable Debris Analyzer ChipCheck Machine. Provides 75 machines, which allow for in-the-field ability to analyze debris found in aircraft engine oil, specifically, the F-110 engine.


L3 Technologies received $8,655,585 to incorporate the F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) distributed mission operations mission package 18 standards update engineering change proposal.


Northrop Grumman received $9,800,000 for LITENING Targeting Pod - Operational Flight Program software updates and / or incidental firmware and hardware. Provides integration with F-16 Pre-Block 30 / 32 system capability.


Rockwell Collins received $29,830,000 for Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System for Pre-Block F-16 aircraft.




Aerokool Aviation Corp. received $8,221,363 to repair F/A-18 turbines.


Boeing received $167,788,112 for F/A-18 aircraft depot-level reparables. Boeing received $17,350,724 for F/A-18 aircraft radomes.


Elbit Fort Worth, one of many Israeli corporations imbricated in the U.S. war industry, received $68,255,051 for various display replacements for F/A-18.


General Dynamics received $7,858,577 for gas generators for use in the suppression system on F/A 18E/F to protect the dry bays under the fuel tanks.


General Electric received $52,462,485 for F/A-18 aircraft generators.


Northrop Grumman received $22,480,020 for F/A-18 doors.


R.A. Burch Construction received $46,480,700 for design and construction of an F/A-18 aircraft avionics repair facility replacement at NAS Lemoore.


Raytheon received $8,127,897 to repair 193 units across weapon repairable assemblies used on F-18 active electronically scanned array radar system.




Boeing received $17,924,406 for Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) that aims to tackle a problem with air regulators and shut off valves so the Department of War can eliminate “physiological episodes” in F/A-18E/F and EA-18G. Boeing received $22,757,050 for engineering, logistics, and program management on F/A-18A-D, E-F and EA-18G aircraft to reduce fleet out of reporting rates and maintenance planning. Boeing received $40,323,606 for aircraft armament equipment for 12 F/A-18E/F and 14 EA-18G aircraft for U.S. Navy.


General Electric received $12,080,440 for 1,815 main long spraybars and 265 kits for F/A-18E/F/G aircraft.


Raytheon received $35,516,020 for APG-79 Radar System spare parts.


Rockwell Collins received $81,433,819 for logistics & repair on F/A-18 A-F and E/A-18 G components and additional components common across several platforms (e.g. KC-130, MH-60, V-22, P-3C, EP-3E).


Rosemount Aerospace received $7,161,480 for 360 alternate angle of attack transmitters for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.




CPI Radant Technologies Division received $11,995,376 for Extended Low-Band Radomes in support of AN/ALQ-99(V) aboard the EA-18G aircraft. 


Northrop Grumman received $13,483,882 to support the EA-18G CP-2640/ALQ Electronic Attack Unit (EAU) Software Modernization Program (SMP). EAU SMP is an EAU Operational Flight Program upgrade.


Raytheon received $183,486,207 for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) engineering and manufacturing development.




Northrop Grumman received $164,326,263 for one E-2D aircraft for Japan. Overseas work in Aire-sur-l’Adour, France (1.49%); Lunenberg, Novia Scotia, Canada (1.58%); Longueil, Quebec, Canada (0.69%); Laval, Quebec, Canada (0.63%); Latina, Italy (0.13%); Wimborne, U.K. (0.06%). Overseas work effectively co-opts the capitalist elites of foreign nations into working with and purchasing from the U.S. war industry.


Northrop Grumman received $31,010,405 for two engineering development model operational test program sets in support of the E-2D.


Northrop Grumman received $13,517,256 for non-recurring engineering necessary to incorporate E-2D Link-16 Crypto Modernization & Frequency Remapping capability by integrating the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) Concurrent Multi Netting 4 terminal and a low volume Link-16 High Power Amplifier into E‑2D aircraft.


Raytheon received $14,071,825 for Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) Phase II risk reduction, AWACS-specific modifications to existing sensor electronics unit, and other work.


Raytheon received $7,973,280 for engineering support services, maintenance, and repair for Multi-spectral Targeting System (MTS) on Navy EP-3 aircraft.


Rolls-Royce received $17,599,557 for T56-A-427A engines, power section modules and reduction gearbox modules for E-2D aircraft.




Aviation Training Consulting received $20,892,865 for B-52 Training System Delta Merge.


Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. received $9,182,513 to overhaul 22 B-2/B-52 Common Strategic Rotary Launchers.


Lockheed Martin received $47,478,899 for repair & overhaul on the B-2 digital countermeasure receiver.




Boeing received $194,517,924 for P-8A Aircrew Training System production concurrency upgrades, required for training devises to be ready for initial training for U.S. Navy ($154,776,918; 80%) and Australia ($39,741,006; 20%).


Boeing received $15,422,132 for air launch accessory engineering in support of the P-8A integration efforts and 14 telemetry kits for the air launch accessory of the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability.


Boeing received $9,044,214 to incorporate P-8A change proposals about Optical Sensor Capability and A-Kit & Aircraft Updates into 18 P-8A aircraft.


Pole/Zero Acquisition Inc. received $66,673,285 for antenna interface units and communication tray; technical data, spares, and repair of repairables for P-8A for U.S. Navy ($33,404,335; 50%); U.K. ($9,538,692; 14%); Norway ($6,766,623; 10%); Australia ($3,866,043; 6%); New Zealand ($5,365,506; 8%); South Korea ($7,732,086; 12%).


Raytheon received $46,114,946 for APY-10 production kits and related services in support of P-8A aircraft for U.S. Navy (4 for $11,371,053; 25%); FMS ($34,743,893; 75%: 4 Australia, 8 UK).




General Electric received $19,565,172 and received $19,565,172 to establish organic depot repair / overhaul capability for C-130J R391 propellers at Robins AFB. Includes training for organic repair/overhaul capability for line and shop replaceable units.




Boeing received $2,858,701,741 for lot 4 production KC-46 aircraft, initial spares, and support equipment. TDX Quality received $15,150,516 for KC-46A alterations of apron and fire hydrants at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Woodward Inc. received $7,128,800.00 to overhaul F108-100 Main Engine Control, KC-135.




Merex Aircraft received an estimated $9,610,406 for A-10 speed brake assembles and aileron trim tabs.




The Assurance Technology Corp. received $11,511,435 for R&D of the C4ISR System for Naval Research Laboratory’s Space Systems Development Department (SSDD).


IBM received $14,863,208 for NorthPole software/hardware. Provides work for software and hardware specification for NorthPole, the next generation neural inference machine.


Integrated Solutions for Systems received $17,500,000 for Weapons Effects Simulation Testing effort: R&D on concepts & conventional inventory weapon systems, Eglin AFB.


Raytheon received $8,464,299 for advanced technologies to support platform acoustic signature management for Office of Naval Research.


Texas Research Institute (TRI) Austin Inc. received $9,650,000 for research in the area of developing a spatial registration for the Material State Awareness system. Universal Technology Corp. received $9,650,000 to help AFRL research a spatial registration for the Material State Awareness system.




ECS Federal LLC received $78,826,837 for machine learning and computer vision engineering, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.


Leonardo DRS received $435,000,000 for horizontal technology integration second generation forward looking infrared thermal receiver units, kit components, spares, repairs, and engineering and technical services.




Boeing received $33,786,581 for cargo platform health environment kits for cargo helicopters.


Boeing received $92,500,000 for engineering, analysis, test and technical support to substantiate candidate concepts / designs and to achieve technology mission objectives for goods and services for AH-64, A/MH-6M, and H-47.


Boeing received $198,927,812 for performance-based logistics support of the CH-47 forward and aft rotor blades and associated containers.


Boeing received $375,550,368 for non-developmental item integration of four aircraft to replace the UH-1N: acquisition & sustainment of up to 84 MH-139 helicopters, training devices, and associated support equipment.


General Electric received $17,818,296 for UH-60 pipe exhausts. General Electric received $84,100,298 for logistics and repair support on four T700 engine components in support of U.S. Navy’s H-60 and USMC AH-1 helicopters.


Lockheed Martin (Sikorsky) received $58,395,297 for 866 spare parts to repair and maintain CH-53K aircraft.


Lockheed Martin received $36,024,134 for MH-60 product line software configuration 20 fleet release for U.S. Navy ($12,047,419; 33%) and FMS ($23,976,715; 67%). Additionally, includes work on development / integration of enhanced fuel & power management and work on replacement of MIDS and other technology.


Lockheed Martin received $60,947,957 to repair UH-60 transmission.


Northrop Grumman received $89,046,682 for R&D and upgrades of AH-1Z and UH-1Y System Configuration Sets (SCSs) mission computers.


Textron (Bell) received $27,042,247 for main gear shafts, rotor hubs, swashplate controls, transmission case assemblies, mechanical housings, and pinion assemblies in support of USAF UH-1N and TH-1H helicopters.




Aerocontrolex Group received maximum $7,536,743 for aviation spare parts.


Boeing received $10,000,000 for multi-platform engineering services & support.


Boeing received an estimated $69,726,565 for consumable items supporting various aircraft. Includes unnamed FMS.


ES3 Primary Logistics Group received $475,000,000 for supplies in support of aircraft landing gear.


Lockheed Martin received $38,722,467 for CLS (program management, engineering, repair services) of Common Organization Level Tester System.


Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems received $322,691,461 for aircraft consumable and reparable parts. Nasco Aircraft Brake received $41,955,000 (max.) for aircraft consumable and reparable parts.


Northrop Grumman received $9,532,773 for additional aft deck production units. Northrup Grumman received $13,825,722 for product data management and migration support, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins AFB.


Northrop Grumman received $7,458,047 for continuing engineering services, providing a sustainment depot for the Mission Data File Generator, Intermediate Level Support Equipment, Millicomputer Replacement, Operational Flight Program (OFP) and Digital Receiver Exciter OFP, as well as interfacing firmware and software support tools (ensuring corrections to deficiencies are identified during government testing and initial fielding) at Warner Robins, GA.


Northrop Grumman received $13,500,000 for engineering services providing all of Northrop designed platforms managed by the 424th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB.


Triumph Engine Control Systems received $77,507,491 (max.) for control units.


United Technologies received $2,460,000,000 for DLA to supply the Air Force depot level repairables and consumable parts.




Eccalon LLC received $8,448,706 to provide National Security Technology Accelerator Program support for the Office of Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy. Work at the Mark Center, VA.


Huntington Ingalls received $34,037,115 for a temporary storage period and preparations for towing of the aircraft carrier ex-USS Enterprise. The carrier will be held for a temporary storage period while DOD evaluates disposal alternatives, conducts an environmental impact statement, and plans for towing.


Pietro Carnaghi USA Inc. received $12,305,331 for a Gantry Mill machine.


Tompco-Triton received $10,050,800 for repairs to bridges at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA. Power Engineering Construction Co., Alameda, CA, received $7,110,250 for pier repairs at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA.




Calculex Inc. received $46,623,715 basic for Air Data Recorders (ADR) and support services. Provides spare equipment, support services, and improvement of ADR capabilities for use in Air Force Test mission. Telspan Data LLC received $46,183,433 for air data recorders (ADR), ground recorder systems (GRS), data replay systems (DRS) and support services.


Engility Corp. received $49,500,000 to sustain the Joint Range Extension/Joint Range Extension Tactical Equipment Package program in San Diego, CA; Shaw AFB; and Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.


L3 received $10,159,587 for flight test instrumentation engineering services and support.


Rockwell Collins received $9,550,512.00 for control-display units.


Support Systems Associates Inc. received $31,195,898 for RC-26 avionics upgrade to meet FAA mandates.


Textron received $7,263,870 for 255 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out production kits for the T-6 aircraft. ADS-B Out aims for real-time information sharing and good situational awareness for pilots and controllers.


Mesotech International received $20,000,000 to consolidate sustainment of FMQ-19 (pdf) and FMQ-22 weather system programs used at airports.




Gentex Corp. received $12,719,425 for aircrew integrated helmet system, HGU-56/P and components.


Gentex Corp. and Teledyne Scientific & Imaging each received $98,300,000 for aircrew laser eye protection.


Omni Medical Systems received $15,498,493 for bladder relief devices (for aircrew; hands-free, eyes-free, seated, harnessed; for operating at positive or negative Gs and high altitude), training, and six months of supplies.




Alloy Surfaces Co. received $94,000,000 for MJU-66 decoy flares.


Armtec Countermeasures and Kilgore Flares received a shared $48,600,000 for MJU-61 A/B infrared countermeasure flares for USA (96%), South Korea (3%), and various unnamed FMS (1%).


Northrop Grumman received $210,500,224 for FY2018 Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) production requirements for U.S. Navy ($161,240,756; 77%); Army ($27,756,313; 13%); Air Force ($19,784,658; 9%); U.K. ($1,718,497; 1%).


Raytheon received $46,663,856 for technical maturation and risk reduction of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Navy (MALD).




Aero Turbine Inc. received $128,757,513 for overhaul of J85-GE-5/-21 engine components.


General Electric received $12,031,431 for aircraft engine combustion chambers.


United Technologies received $436,688,397 for next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for air superiority applications, mainly complete, flight-weight adaptive engines (design, test, build, integrate).


Aerojet Rocketdyne received $20,000,000 for Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability (ATTAM) Phase I to develop, demonstrate, and transition advanced turbine propulsion, power and thermal technologies that improve affordable mission capability. United Technologies received $250,000,000 for Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability (ATTAM) Phase I.