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 – part two.





Global Research & Technology Corp. received $12,803,365 for services in support of NAWCWD Aegis Externally Directed Team Leader and Weapons Test and Evaluation Division. Services to be provided include systems engineering, test and evaluation, instrumentation, logistics and life cycle management, management, and training for U.S. Navy ($10,243,365; 80%); Japan ($1,280,000; 10%); Australia ($640,000; 5%); Spain ($640,000; 5%).


Lockheed Martin received $78,276,516 for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of Advanced Capability Build 20.


Lockheed Martin received $13,020,091 for Aegis design agent field engineering services for U.S. Navy (77%); Japan (19%); Spain (4%).


Lockheed Martin received $11,603,840 for operational and support services to the Aegis Combat System and its elements at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, HI.


Lockheed Martin received $10,638,240 for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense equipment.




Austal USA received undisclosed funding to build two littoral combat ships (LCS). Lockheed Martin received undisclosed funding to build one LCS.


Austal USA received $16,459,663 for engineering and management services in support of work specification development, prefabrication efforts, and material procurement for USS Charleston (LCS-18) post shakedown availability.




Tecnico Corp. received $25,598,667 for Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) service life extension program (SLEP) in Little Creek, VA.

Textron received $98,045,961 for additional long-lead-time material (LLTM) for the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program, Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 100-class craft 109 through 112, and for the procurement of LLTM and pre-fabrication activities for LCACs 113 through 118.




General Dynamics received $3,904,735,559 to build four DDG 51 class ships, one each in FY2019 through 2022. Huntington Ingalls received $5,104,668,778 to build six DDG 51 class ships, two in FY2018 and one each in FY2019 through 2022.


Huntington Ingalls received $9,236,208 for program management, advanced planning, engineering, design, material procurement/kitting, liaison, scheduling, and participation in planning conferences and design reviews in support of the post shakedown availability for DDG-117.


Huntington Ingalls received $48,532,386 for USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration.




General Dynamics received $55,963,902 for guided-missile destroyer (DDG) 1000 class unique wholesale spare parts and equipment.




Federal Equipment Co. received $13,204,230 for Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) land-based unit (LBU) for the Land-Based Engineering Test Site (LBETS), installation, and technical support for LBETS & AWE on CVN-class ships.


Huntington Ingalls received $26,804,899 for engineering and technical services in support of operational Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class and propulsion plant related efforts for Nimitz (CVN 68) class aircraft carriers. Huntington Ingalls received $94,583,325 for additional advance fabrication, R&D, testing, engineering in support of CVN 80.




AECOM (URS) received $35,700,172 for phase two of Hurricane Irma repairs at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.


BAE Systems received $37,566,503 for long-lead-time material procurement and manufacturing of propulsors & tailcones for Virginia-class subs SSN 800-803.


Desbuild Inc. received $8,387,000 to repair Building 5044 concrete caisson at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. 


D.L. Martin Co., Epsilon Systems Solutions, GSE Dynamics Inc., Rhoads Industries received a shared $14,500,000 to support the assembly and test services for submarine mast, antenna, periscope and communication systems hull, mechanical and electrical assemblies. Work at various Navy bases, ship yards, repair facilities and contractor facilities in the continental U.S.


Erie Forge & Steel received $7,323,320 to manufacture propulsion shaft sections for Virgina-class submarines.


General Dynamics received $480,601,156 for fiscal 2019 and 2020 lead ship advance procurement/advance construction, and long lead time material funding of Columbia class fleet ballistic missile subs.


General Dynamics received $22,483,141 for engineering and technical design effort to support R&D concept formulation for submarine platforms.


General Dynamics received $12,880,531 for sustainment of U.S./U.K. SSBN Fire Control System, the U.S. SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment. Included is the Missile Fire Control for U.S. Columbia-class and UK Dreadnought-class Common Missile Compartment (CMC) program development, through first unit UK production, and Strategic Weapon Interface Simulator. 


Huntington Ingalls received $104,260,102 for engineering, technical, design, configuration management, integrated logistics support, database management, R&D, modernization and industrial support for nuclear submarines.


Leidos received $13,934,702 to design and develop Acoustic Device Countermeasure (ADC) MK5 developmental devices including engineering and technical services and non-recurring engineering services, including software and hardware development in support of the ADC MK 5 devices.


Lockheed Martin received $15,587,081 for TB-37 arrays and ancillary equipment.


Lockheed Martin received $16,310,246 for AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) Technical Insertion 20-24 production and engineering services. ISIS provides visual and other capabilities for Navy submarines.


Lockheed Martin received $132,267,899 for engineering services to support the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System.


L3 Technologies received $49,364,268 to provide support and repair services for the TB-23 towed array systems and related test equipment.


MACNAK Construction received $11,737,841 for the removal and replacement of three generators at Naval Radio Station Jim Creek.


M.A. Mortenson received $50,207,000 for phase two repairs and improvements to the explosive handling wharf one facility, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Mark Dunning Industries Inc. received $7,887,182 for base operations support services at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay.


Northrop Grumman received $7,250,350 for sonar acoustic baffles.


Orbis Sibro Inc., Q.E.D. Systems, Delphinus Engineering, Oceaneering Intl. received a shared $166,961,483 for non-nuclear production support of U.S. naval submarine projects / repair in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME. Services cover electrician, pipefitters, machinists, painters, weight handler, shipwright, welders, sheet metal, insulation, etc. for upcoming submarine availabilities.


Five construction corporations received a shared $95,000,000 for waterfront construction projects within NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Hampton Roads. Crofton Construction Services, for example, is repairing submarine berth 18/19, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.




BAE Systems received $31,927,422 for scheduled extended docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) for USS Hopper (DDG 70), Honolulu, HI. BAE Systems received $24,757,239 for additional growth requirements identified during USS Tortuga (LSD 46) FY2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations-scheduled availability.


Boston Ship Repair received $17,422,472 for regular overhaul and dry docking of U.S. Naval Ships (USNS) Supply (T-AOE 6).


Confluence Corp., Marisco Ltd., and Integrated Marine Services Inc. each received $17,095,520 for repair, maintenance and alteration of U.S. government waterborne vessels and surface ships at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam.


General Dynamics received $218,717,565 for USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fiscal year 2018 docking phased maintenance availability.


Huntington Ingalls received $42,600,000 to continue repair, maintenance, upgrades, modernization of USS Helena (SSN 725) dry-docking SRA



American Scaffold and W.V. Construction received $10,869,649 and $18,892,889, respectively, for scaffolding at the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.


Pacific Shipyards International received $10,031,114 for Essayons Dredge ship overhaul, Honolulu, HI.


For engineering and technical services to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division’s hull, mechanical and electrical modernization programs, corporations received funding [AMSEC $337,933,499; Delphinus Engineering $356,681,184; Epsilon Systems Solutions $385,896,145; General Dynamics $367,206,298; Q.E.D. Systems $360,558,151]. Work at various Navy bases, shipyards, repair facilities and contractor facilities, both inside and outside the continental U.S.




BAE Systems received $18,499,843 for Mk 38 machine gun system coaxial kits.


Boeing received $14,253,926 for 53 Harpoon Block II Plus tactical missile upgrade kits for U.S. Navy.


Leidos received $20,987,917 for ship-installation, integrated logistic support, fleet support, and life-cycle-sustainment of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems. Lockheed Martin received $54,551,523 for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15.


Lockheed Martin received $8,100,000 for multi-mission signal processor capability restorations (MMSP-CR) for Surface Combat System Center and Aegis Training & Readiness Center.


Lockheed Martin received $14,746,989 for AN/SLQ-32(V)6 design agent engineering services, incidental material and travel, supporting the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). Northrup Grumman received $9,000,000 for long lead material for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 LRIP.


Raytheon received $482,276,572 for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrade, conversion, overhaul, & hardware for USA (41%); Army (5%); Taiwan (38%); Saudi Arabia (9%); Japan (5%); New Zealand (1%); Australia (<1%). Serco Inc. received $8,302,798 for CIWS waterfront installation support, including at Yokosuka, Japan (6%); Jubail & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (4%); Rota, Spain (1%).


Sechan Electronics received $7,247,704 for target detecting devices used to detonate mines for the U.S. Navy.


Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems received $42,058,477 to test, produce and deliver MK54 MOD 0 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) array kits, related spares, production support material, engineering & hardware repair, and maintenance of equipment for U.S. Navy (51%); Taiwan (46%); Canada (3%).




Life Cycle Engineering received $46,254,486 for engineering support on electrical power and propulsion systems during the construction and life cycle of Navy ships, submarines, etc.




FlightFab Inc. received $12,620,604 for solid waste processing equipment (plastic shredders, metal glass shredders, large pulpers, small pulpers and control valves for small and large pulpers) for naval ships. 


General Electric received $19,671,429 for replacement hot-section materials for LM2500 marine gas turbine engines. 


Huntington Ingalls received $11,865,451 for acceleration of LPD 17 Flight II ship design.


Huntron Inc. received $11,956,849 for Model 32 test instruments, accessory kits, and transit cases for Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, RI. (Includes $137,228 unnamed FMS.)


Hydroid Inc. received $12,816,907 for the bathymetry mapping system sensor suite, technical support, post mission analysis tools, software licensing, and spares. Work in Horten, Norway (85%); Pocasset, MA (15%).


Johnson Controls Navy Systems received $38,941,842 for engineering & technical services in support of research, development, testing, & evaluation (RDT&E) of shipboard air conditioning and refrigeration programs.


Lake Shore Systems Inc. (LSSI) received $14,547,102 for services (training, inspection, material, labor) to explore & resolve in-service problems associated with federal government-owned LSSI (formerly Oldenburg Group Inc.) hull and deck machinery systems to minimize down time and ensure safe operation.


Leonardo DRS received $11,844,365 for weapons elevator and stores elevator electromechanical actuator controllers, digital interfaces, equipment, and support services for Naval Surface Warfare Center.


Northrop Grumman received roughly $8,302,000 for Navy Electronic Chart and Display Information System software (ECIS SW). ECIS SW system is the primary navigation plotting system.


Raytheon received $17,607,696 for AN/SPY-3 (V)1 radar equipment conversion and restoration on Zumwalt class ships. Raytheon received $20,038,146 for circuit card assembly kits, signal processor circuit card assembly kits, and digital processor circuit card assembly kits.


Systems Application & Technologies Inc. received $39,688,979 to operate small watercraft, industrial maintenance & repair, and research and development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) project support. Includes transition, program management, operations management of Building V-47 Naval Station Norfolk reporting and safety compliance oversight.


VT Halter Marine Inc. received $77,898,158 for detail design and construction of the Auxiliary Personnel Lighter – Small.


Eight corporations [Alion Science & Technology Corp. $38,625,259; Amee Bay LLC $42,193,792; American Systems Corp. $38,369,064; Gibbs & Cox Inc. $33,953,721; L-3 Unidyne Inc. $44,042,794; Life Cycle Engineering Inc. $45,122,812; McKean Defense Group LLC $41,480,653; NDI Engineering Co. $42,555,850] received funding for technical & engineering services in support of in-service engineering roles and responsibilities for electrical power and generation systems installed on surface ships, submarines and assault craft.




Kairos Autonomi received $8,153,599 for up to 75 each Moving Land Target (MLT) Command Control Systems, ground control stations, ground communication relay stations, GPS cables, etc. for NAVAIR Patuxent River.


Wyle Laboratories received $21,907,000 for support services aircrew to augment Naval Test Wing Atlantic/Pacific (NTWL/NTWP) squadrons to ensure completion of mission essential testing and evaluation of all NTWL/NTWP manned air vehicles at NAS Patuxent River, MD (94%); NAS Pt. Mugu, CA (5%); NAS China Lake, CA (1%) for U.S. Navy ($21,014,500; 96%); Germany ($556,000; 2.5%); Taiwan ($200,500.00; 0.9%); Greece ($115,000; 0.5%); Brazil ($21,000; 0.1%).




Creare LLC received $23,817,898 for up to 22 Compact Swaging Machines (CSM) in support of the Aircraft Launch & Recovery System Recovery Program. CSM is a hydraulic system that uses up to 800 tons of pressure to swage a terminal onto an aircraft carrier purchase cable.


Frontier Technology, Inc. received $32,372,531 for technical services on “Advanced Prognostic & Health Management and Model Based Prognostic Useful Life Remaining Capabilities for Aircraft Tactical Information and Communication Systems” and “Innovative Data Anomaly Detection and Transformation for Analysis Applications.”


Saab received $8,184,781 for R&D of an X-Band Active Aperture Array radar prototype in support of the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Foreign Comparative Testing Program. Work in Gothenburg, Sweden (80%), and East Syracuse, NY (20%).


Sierra Nevada Corp. received $10,850,638 for engineering analysis & technical services to assess and investigate hardware & software trouble reports and take corrective action re: Landing System Upgrade program for Air Traffic Control & Landing Systems at NAWCAD facilities in St. Inigoes, MD.


Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems received $47,000,000 for Joint Air Defense Systems Integrator software sustainment.


Vista Research Inc. received $36,226,053 for up to eight Vista F50-ER1 Air Surveillance Radar (ASR) systems.




Computer Technology Associates Inc. received $18,535,563 for programmatic support to the Advanced Weapons Laboratory’s (AWL) Software Management Information System applications and tools. Applications include planning, estimation, risk management, event scheduling (including flight test events), anomaly tracking, project execution, project monitoring and control, and reporting at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, CA.




Deloitte Consulting LLP received $8,118,024 for office support for PEO Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Navy Enterprise Networks Program Office, specifically Naval enterprise Order to Payment System.


Enterprise Services LLC received $787,318,898 for existing Next Generation Enterprise Network work throughout USA, Europe, Guam, Korea and Japan.


KOAM Engineering Systems received $23,543,089 for program management and engineering support for SSC Pacific Network Integration Engineering Facility. Work includes design, engineering, production, integration, testing of command, control, communications, computers & intelligence (C4I) systems.


For engineering services to provide Network Management Reference Implementation Laboratory software R&D, systems engineering, logistics, and test support (including integrated logistics, radar signal processing, radio frequency data acquisition, graphical user interface design, and onsite technical assistance and security), the following corporations received funding: Booz Allen Hamilton $29,535,487; G2 Software Systems Inc. $33,597,580; Integration Innovation Inc. $27,419,256; Northrop Grumman $30,282,347; Scientific Research Corp. $25,760,035.


For analysis and test engineering services to provide research, development, test, & evaluation (RDT&E) services for C5ISR and combat direction systems, Highbury Defense Group, San Diego, CA, received $32,373,744; KOAM Engineering Systems Inc., San Diego, CA, received $32,362,238; Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc., San Diego, CA, received $36,437,112.




Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, SAIC, Capstone Corp., Serco received a shared $103,355,805 to provide various U.S. Navy recruiting, manpower, and training apparatuses with technical support for functions (chief information officer strategic support; data & information management; engineering support; IT system support; network support; information assurance/cyber security; “enterprise business intelligence” / enterprise business analytics; software analysis; hardware maintenance & development; and business process reengineering).


Booz Allen Hamilton received $20,016,798 for professional engineering staff support, Arlington, VA.


Booz Allen Hamilton received $8,647,532 for system engineering and technical assistance support services, Arlington, VA.


CACI received $10,407,551 for IT and information management services, Fort Detrick.


Carasoft Technology Corp. received $25,017,802 to migrate Army Enterprise System Integration Program Hub to Cloud along with managed services to accomplish their mission. General Dynamics received $22,496,620 to deliver commercial cloud services by the use of multiple cloud service providers to accelerate Navy cloud adoption. GD team members include Amazon, Beyond20, Carahsoft, Microsoft, and Minburn Technology Group.


Daylight Defense received $16,286,704 to design, develop, build, integrate, and conduct testing and evaluation of optical transceiver demonstration systems.


General Dynamics received $465,000,000 for implementation of a hardware product line.


Quanterion Solutions Inc. received $31,651,414 for the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center basic center operations. This “provides the Defense Technical Information Center centralized operation of DOD services, databases, systems, or networks for the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information supporting DOD research and development, engineering, analysis, and studies programs.”


Agile Innovative Solutions JV, Barbaricum, BRTRC Federal Solutions, Delta Constellation Group, Data Systems Analysis, Integrity Applications, Naval Systems Inc., Sonalysts Inc., Systems Planning & Analysis-Envisioneering, Varen Technologies received a maximum $28,000,000,000 each for R&D for Information Analysis Center Program Management Office (DOD IAC PMO).


System Implementers Inc. received $21,500,000 for IT professional subject matter expertise at Hill AFB. Areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, engineering and services support including engineering, infrastructure architecture design, technology counsels, modernization, consolidation, hosting, business case analysis, economic analysis, analysis of alternatives, conference room pilots, and technical and program/project management support services.


Twelve corporations will compete for $1,521,531,661 for recruiting, management and administrative support services for U.S. Army program executive office enterprise information systems (PEO EIS .pdf) and human resource solutions.


Twenty corporations will provide a full range of IT services and solutions required by Defense Information Systems Agency, DOD, and other government agencies. Funding is $10,000 shared minimum and $17.5 billion shared maximum. Performance across the globe wherever IT services required.




DCX-CHOL Enterprises Inc. received $13,050,285 for Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System cable assemblies. Fidelity Technologies Corp. received $14,210,683 for Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) installation kits.


Microsoft received $34,350,473 to experiment setting up a secure, reliable, measured, commercial data & voice network with access to DOD data and applications from DOD facilities (including access for mobile and remote users).


Raytheon received $61,992,392 for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) design and engineering for U.S. Navy (86%), Australia (9%), Japan (5%).


Sierra Nevada Corp. received $7,285,595 for First Article Testing prototypes of a Medical Hands-Free Ultra-Wideband Broadcast device capable of meeting airworthiness.


ViaSat Inc. received $96,182,729 for more production to continue Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) efforts. Purchases U.S. Navy, Air Force and MIDS Program Office, as well as Austria, Chile, Finland, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and U.K. This also includes purchases to NATO and all NATO nations. Data Link Solutions received $386,917,271 for a similar contract.This ceiling increase for Data Link Solutions will enable continued MIDS JTRS efforts for USA, the Department of War’s MIDS Program Office, Austria, Chile, Finland, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and U.K. Includes purchases to NATO and all NATO nations under the FMS program.




Logistics & Technology Services received $9,000,000 for Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) Facilities Maintenance & Operational Services program. Program includes preventative & corrective maintenance and operational services in and around DMEA’s campus. Photronics Idaho Inc. received $14,890,000 to establish a non-captive trusted advanced photomask source for 130 nanometer node technology for DMEA.




Dell received $25,701,792 for servers, hardware, network switches, operating system, database software, planning, installation, and project services at Department of War medical and dental facilities. Dell received $10,908,800 for 13,636 general purpose laptops.


Cray Inc. received $12,500,000 to increase the processing capability of the current Cray XC 40 High Performance Supercomputer in Vicksburg, MS, and to purchase 2083 additional nodes compatible with the existing system architecture. Leidos received $17,800,000 for IT services and support in Vicksburg, MS.