The U.S. Department of War, often euphemized as the Department of Defense (DOD), allocated at least $51,709,377,442 to 239 individual contracts during November 2018. Salient contracts in November 2018 included $4 billion for military recruitment, $4 billion for armed mercenaries, and roughly $22 billion for F-35 aircraft.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations. FMS in November 2018 totaled $2,273,962,092.
Boeing received $14,592,654 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): F-15 Aircraft Maintenance Debrief System (AMDS) at up to six locations throughout the Saudi Arabia.
CFM International received $13,033,283 for FMS (Norway): one CFM56-7B27AE engine to be used on Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
Communications & Power Industries received $24,780,643 for FMS (Bahrain, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE): Klystron Tubes spares to support the Homing All the Way Killer missile system.
Honeywell received $32,114,856 for secondary power systems support for ground start carts, C-130, B-2, F-15, B-1 and FMS and other services for F-15, C-130 and ground start carts. For FMS (South Korea, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Bahrain, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, Australia, NATO, Argentina, Kuwait, Pakistan).
Leonardo DRS, an Italian corporation, received $129,209,418 for FMS (Australia, Egypt, Kuwait, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia): technical support, sustainment, and post production software support for the Direct Support Electrical System Test Set, embedded diagnostics, software loader/verifier, combined application platform and power and diagnostics services.
Leonardo DRS received $8,608,626 for FMS (South Korea): 18 Technical Insertion (TI) 16 Common Processing System (CPS) water-cooled core computing system cabinets and six TI-16 CPS advanced storage area network production cabinets.
Lockheed Martin received $916,600,000 for FMS: F-35 to nations allied with the U.S. war industry.
Northrop Grumman received $489,924,430 FMS (Japan): three RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30i drones (each with an enhanced integrated sensor suite payload), two ground control elements, spares & support equipment, system engineering & program management tasks, and a site survey.
Science & Engineering Services received $25,437,426 for FMS (Spain): refurbishment, modification, and delivery of four SH-60F aircraft.
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) received $329,076,750 for FMS (Nigeria): 12 A-29 aircraft with Forward Looking Infrared System for six of them.
UNINHABITED VEHICLES & CRAFT
Crew Training International received $241,410,854 for MQ-9 Aircrew Training and Courseware Development training program at Creech AFB, NV (Creech AFB is formally splitting from Nellis.); Holloman AFB, NM; March Air Reserve Base, CA; Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, NY. This used to be run by CAE USA.
Eight corporations received a shared $93,000,000 for a broad range of projects, including, but not limited to, construction, repair, replacement and installation of various electrical distribution components at Beale AFB, CA. Beale AFB is home to reconnaissance aircraft like the Lockheed Martin U-2 and the Northrop Grumman RQ-4.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION – The Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to convince the U.S. populace to fight in elective wars.
DDB Chicago Inc. received $4,000,000,000 for ten years of services in support of the U.S. Army Marketing and Advertising Program.
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) received $9,847,635 and received $55,452,842 for base operations support services (BOSS) at various installations in Djibouti and other areas within Africa. This probably includes Chabelley Airfield.
Peraton received $9,289,610 for IT work that “directly supports American national security interests on the continent of Africa.”
DynCorp received $41,658,522 for aviation field maintenance services in Fort Worth, TX, Afghanistan, and Iraq. DynCorp received $18,153,589 for aviation field maintenance services in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Germany.
IDS International Government Services received $22,037,300 for operations and maintenance (O&M) services for critical infrastructure, facilities, and Afghan national O&M vocation training for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in the planning and construction of Afghanistan National Security Forces facilities.
Noble Supply & Logistics received $75,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations support in USCENTCOM (specifically Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). As of this writing, the Pentagon has not issued any formal correction within the daily contract announcements regarding this mention of “Iran.”
Trace Systems Inc. received $11,857,548 for IT engineering and logistics support services in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar; and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Vectrus received $247,852,066 for operation, maintenance, and communications services in Kuwait City, Kuwait; Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; FOB Union III, Iraq; Camp Red Leg, UAE; and Jordan.
VERSAR Inc. received $25,000,000 for ongoing support program management, administration, project engineering, quality assurance, real estate, and staff in Iraq.
AECOM (URS) received $20,000,000 for logistic support services, maintenance, supply and transportation in Mannheim and Dulmen, Germany.
Two corporations will compete for $49,900,000 for construction surveillance services, administered via USACE, Wiesbaden, Germany. USACE in Wiesbaden often administers construction projects in Africa as well.
Coastal Pacific Food Distributors received $52,000,000 for full food-line distribution in USA (California), Japan, Singapore, Philippines, and Diego Garcia.
Boeing (Insitu) received $18,000,000 for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS 1.5B) ISR services for USSOCOM. War corporations like Boeing, General Atomics, and Textron own and operate drones for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Boeing received $100,000 (min.), $45,000,000 (max.) for 56 upgraded primary airframe structures for the A/MH-6 rotary wing aircraft for USSOCOM.
Offshore Service Vessels received $10,493,750 for the West Coast Naval Special Warfare submarine support vessel MV Alyssa Chouest, used to launch & recover submersibles, divers, and small craft.
Ratcliff Construction Inc. received $9,990,000 for construction on Aviation Hangar 600 at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Raytheon received $11,532,469 for R&D of Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays (MIDAS), a DARPA / AFRL program. Tries to innovate digital tile architecture and integrated, scalable apertures with new and improved transmit & receive components.
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.
Arizona State University received $11,070,493 for Cognitive Human Enhancements For Cyber Reasoning Systems (CHECRS) software system, which “will enable computers and humans to collaboratively reason over software artifacts” (source code, compiled binaries, etc.) “with the goal of finding zero day vulnerabilities at a scale and speed appropriate for the complex software ecosystem.”
University of California-Santa Barbara received $18,000,000 for collaborative biotechnologies for the U.S. Army.
Draper Lab received $109,531,179 to research tech applications to meet guidance requirements re: common missile compartment on U.S. Columbia-class program & U.K. Dreadnought-class program; to provide specialized knowledge & support for hypersonic guidance, navigation and control application; to provide technical & engineering services to support the guidance, navigation and control system that will support U.S. Navy’s hypersonic flight experiments. Some work in El Segundo, CA, one of the centers where the U.S. Armed Forces militarizes space.
Qwest received roughly $126,895,000 for continued operations & maintenance support for dark fiber and commercial facilities supporting the Department of War within the U.S.
L3 received $35,000,000 for contractor logistic support of the Air Force C-12 fleet in the U.S. and worldwide (Buenos Ares; Gaborone; Brasilia; Bogotá; Cairo; Accra, Ghana; Tegucigalpa; Budapest; Nairobi, Kenya; Rabat; Manila; Riyadh; Bangkok; Ankara; Yokota Air Base). This contract gives you an idea of overseas locations, which the Pentagon deems priorities to test and operate state-of-the-art SIGINT equipment.
Aegis Defense Services, Janus Global Operations, Reed International, Sallyport Global, and Triple Canopy will compete for $4,000,000,000 for security support services.
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.
Lockheed Martin received $41,509,096 for Xilinx and Intel-Altera Diminishing Manufacturing Sources parts that have reached end-of-life in order to support future aircraft deliveries for U.S. Air Force ($22,936,546; 55%); USMC ($13,505,208; 33%); Navy ($4,766,733; 11%); FMS ($300,609; 1%).
Lockheed Martin received $83,100,000 for development, integration, certification, and testing of dual capable aircraft capability (incl. hardware & software) into F-35A.
Lockheed Martin received $130,359,625 to support the F-35 Block 4 Pre-modernization Phase II effort for U.S. Air Force ($17,557,293; 13.5%); Navy ($14,223,730; 10.9%); Marine Corps ($14,223,730; 10.9%); and non-U.S. DOD ($84,354,872; 64.7%). Funding for non-DOD participants comes mostly from the U.S. taxpayer, as opposed to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) wherein the Pentagon is typically reimbursed for acquiring and transferring the weapon to the recipient nation.
Lockheed Martin received $348,915,105 for infrastructure to support developmental lab facilities and flight test activities in support of F-35 at Edwards AFB (35%), Patuxent River MD (35%), Fort Worth, TX (30%) for U.S. Air Force ($70,932,017; 40%); USMC ($35,466,009; 20%); U.S. Navy ($35,466,008; 20%) and non-DOD ($35,178,315; 20%).
Lockheed Martin received $22,712,874,822 for 106 F-35 aircraft for USA (64 F-35A Air Force; 26 F-35B Marine Corps; 16 F-35C Navy); 89 F-35 for non-DOD; and 60 F-35 for FMS. (See FMS section above.) The U.S. aircraft quantities include congressional adds. 255 aircraft in total on this deal, the initial contract of which dates back to 28 April 2017. Bribed through campaign finance with war corporation money, Congress adds mandatory aircraft in sundry legislation. War corporations also locate industrial facilities across congressional districts and play the “jobs, jobs, jobs” card with Congress, even though many other non-military fields are far better job producers (.pdf).
Lockheed Martin received $18,497,196 for “emerging capabilities and analysis systems engineering activities” to include programmatic and logistics tasks that will analyze the F-35 air system's ability to meet operational requirements, investigate cost & weight reduction program options, and conduct modeling & simulation activities. “Additional assessments may include such efforts as analyzing changes to design life, operational readiness, reliability, and air system design and configuration.” At twelve years into the F-35 program, Lockheed Martin is still redesigning the aircraft. This would never happen if the war corporation was required to produce robust working aircraft before the Pentagon gave the green light for low rate production.
United Technologies Corp. received $399,778,883 for performance based logistics sustaining the F-35’s propulsion system.
Bell-Boeing JPO received $20,512,216 for additional Joint Performance Based Logistics support for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.
Boeing received $10,758,587 for F-15 radar upgrades.
AGTeck Inc., Aero-Glen International, Borsight, Cherokee Nation, TFAB Defense Systems received a shared $20,000,000 for F-16 bracket parts and assemblies.
Boeing received $9,838,779 for service life modifications on F/A-18E/F aircraft, extending their life from 6,000 to 9,000 flight hours. Raytheon received $7,676,741 to upgrade the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Processor and Video Obsolescence Avoidance system.
HORNET & GROWLER COMMON AIRFRAME
Boeing received $13,827,828 for production engineering support for installation & integration of systems required to initiate, evaluate, and integrate modifications to F/A-18E/F & EA-18G for continued system effectiveness and product assurance for aircraft testing.
General Electric received $8,422,109 for supplies and services required to complete “F414-GE-400 spraybar B-nut rework” for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft, including main short and ignition spraybars and bolts.
Northrop Grumman received $32,730,879 for long-lead items for Japan E-2D Aircraft JAA5.
Rockwell Collins received $21,118,233 for four E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Training System Distributed Readiness Trainers in Sterling, VA (60%); MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (20%); Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, CA (10%); NAS Norfolk (10%).
IAP Worldwide Services received $76,815,335 for logistics support services on E-6B aircraft, equipment, aircraft parts, and support sites & organizations in Oklahoma City, OK (70%); Patuxent River, MD (10%); Bellevue, NE (10%), Fairfield, CA (10%, likely at Travis AFB).
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
Telephonics Corp. received $15,130,351 for 50 (max.) Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator (IFFI) and 50 mounting trays, repair, and technical data in support of P-8A (lots 9, 10, 11) for U.S. Navy ($2,687,946; 75%); U.K. Navy ($900,958; 25%).
STRATEGIC / TACTICAL AIRLIFT
MILITARY RESEARCH LABS
Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. received $9,452,398 for Advanced AF-M315E Engine Monopropellant Engine Development, providing a vehicle that AFRL Aerospace Systems, and Rocket Propulsion Division “can use to address technical needs for next-generation strategic, tactical, and spacecraft propulsion systems.”
Apogee Research LLC received $8,335,013 for developing techniques and software systems that will substantially accelerate software vulnerability research. “The Computers and Humans Exploring Software Security (CHESS) program will develop computer-human software systems and capabilities to rapidly discover all classes of vulnerabilities in complex software in a scalable, timely, and consistent manner.”
Applied Research Solutions received $38,788,878 for sensing, learning, autonomy, and knowledge engineering R&D, re: “multi-domain technologies and strategies to orchestrate closed-loop sensing that manages knowledge from environment understanding to mission effects, across multiple missions.”
Raytheon received $19,172,016 for the Fortress Program: advanced technology in infrared focal plane arrays, seeking to develop at AFRL larger format and/or high operating temperature mid-wave infrared focal plane arrays for persistent surveillance.
Radiance Technologies received $28,217,815 for high energy laser lethality assessment and program support.
General Dynamics received $8,790,283 for FMS (Uganda, Iraq, Croatia, Greece, Tunisia, Indonesia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan): non-standard rotary wing aircraft project office systems engineering and technical assistance support services.
IronMountain Solutions Inc. received $9,000,081 for FMS (Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Slovakia, Sweden, Tunisia, Thailand, UAE): support services for non-AMRDEC technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.
Lockheed Martin received $382,000,000 for production & delivery of eight MH-60R aircraft as well as associated systems engineering and program management support. Thales received $13,999,410 to repair 58 dome sonars in support of the H-60 airborne low frequency sonar system.
Lockheed Martin received $14,976,124 for security, project engineering, sustainment engineering, integrated logistics support, material support, program support and training for VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter rework.
Lockheed Martin received $7,346,222 for the Target Sight System (TSS) depot activation and training for the depot activation. Services include engineering and logistics support and stand-up for long term organic depot support for the TSS on the Textron (Bell) AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter.
Longbow LLC received $52,642,959 for radar electronic units and support functions.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Boeing received $18,491,168, for guidance and navigation system repairs for multiple aircraft platforms, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, OK.
Northrop Grumman received $7,220,066 for aviation truss assemblies for U.S. Navy.
Parker-Hannifin Corp received $39,026,578 for additional spare national stock numbers items and to remanufacture more national stock numbers to support aircraft (A-10, B-1, B-52, C-135, C-5, C-130, C-17, E-3, F-15, F-16, HH-60) and engines (TF33, F100, F101, F110, F118).
Tetra Tech-Maytag Aircraft Corp. received $10,252,498 to repair equipment in Jacksonville, FL; Fort Worth, TX; Tallahassee, FL; Mayport, FL; Panama City, FL; New Orleans, LA; Parris Island, SC; Pensacola, FL; Quantico, VA; Albany, GA; Milton, FL; Andros Island, the Bahamas; and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Avix-BGI JV LLC received $45,262,100 for EC-130H/A-10C Aircrew Training and Courseware Development at Davis-Monthan AFB, Moody AFB, and other places.
L3 received $97,491,260 for contractor operated and maintained base supply of Air Education & Training Command (AETC) fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft at Randolph AFB, Laughlin AFB, TX; Vance AFB, OK; Columbus AFB, MS; and NAS Pensacola, FL.
Scientific Research Corp. received $11,966,292 for T-6A aircraft kit at Columbus AFB, MS; Vance AFB, OK; Laughlin AFB, Sheppard AFB, JB San Antonio – Randolph, TX; NAS Pensacola, FL.
LANDING CRAFT, AIR CUSHION (LCAC)
Rolls-Royce received $40,890,720 for 20 MT7 marine turbine engines for LCAC craft. Each LCAC incorporates four MT7 engines. Work includes engine production and delivery to Textron Marine Systems for assembly of LCAC 109 through 113.
ZUMWALT-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG-1000)
Raytheon received $45,009,813 for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support and engineering services.
General Dynamics received $13,888,444 for planning and execution of USS Indiana (SSN 789) post-delivery work period. General Dynamics received $31,764,038 for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered subs and support yard services for the Navy’s Moored Training Ships.
PAE Applied Technologies received $12,473,525 for Hurricane Matthew repairs to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), Andros Island, Bahamas.
NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
BAE Systems, Colonna Shipyards Inc., Metro Machine Corp. received $212,967,725 for scheduled ship repair availabilities in Mayport, FL. BAE Systems, Colonna Shipyards Inc., East Coast Repair & Fabrication, Metro Machine Corp., North Florida Shipyards, Tecnico Corp. received a shared $42,641,520 for maintenance in Mayport, FL.
Detyens Shipyards received $10,046,484 for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for regular overhaul dry docking of USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188). Detyen’s Shipyards received $8,175,517 for a 59-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).
Colonna’s Shipyard received $10,473,071 for a 121-calendar day shipyard availability for regular overhaul & dry docking of USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). Colonna’s Shipyard received $11,884,493 for a 90-calendar day shipyard availability for the post shakedown availability and dry docking of USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9).
Vigor Marine received $11,668,324 for a 56-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). Vigor Marine received $10,796,799 for a 51-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11).
Canadian Commercial Corp. received $9,999,999 to refurbish and manufacture TR-343 [sonar] transducer tube assemblies. These assemblies “are a critical component” of the TR-343 transducer used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array subsystem for the overall Lockheed Martin AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar system. Note how the Canadian government aids and abets the U.S. war industry.
Lockheed Martin received $7,105,135 for manufacture of spare/repair parts used in the MK-41 Vertical Launching System. BAE Systems received $45,899,932 for mechanical design agent engineering services in support of the MK41.
SHIP OPERATION – THIRD PARTY
Transoceanic Cable Ship received $35,952,500 to charter a cable-laying and repair ship.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
3 Phoenix Inc. received $10,271,000 for engineering and technical services re: Real-time Data Fusion & Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR)
Boeing received $12,106,016 to support Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II Phase 2 engineering.
NAG Marine received $17,653,728 for propulsion control, auxiliary control, damage control and ballast control human-machined interfaces to be used on various U.S. ships.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
Advanced Alliant Solutions Joint Venture Team received $8,806,234 for information assurance services for NAWCAD Information Technology/Cyber Security Department in Patuxent River, MD (99%); and Lakehurst, NJ (1%).
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION (NAWCWD)
General Dynamics received $64,664,646 for project management and engineering support for Navy / USMC land, sea, and air platforms with a means to “collect, detect, assess, identify, exploit, neutralize, and disseminate products to the U.S. and its interests.”
Saifa Phommarine, United Support Solutions – LMT Inc., ZYCI LLC, Modern Machine Co., Wutzler Machine Corp. received a shared $11,500,000 for commercially available products manufactured from several different materials in different forms, shapes, sizes, complexity; specialty services for rapid processing, ranging from heat treating of manufactured items to paint & coating of items, and grinding services. Services support NAWCWD China Lake’s Applied Manufacturing Technology Division.
SPACE & NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND (SPAWAR)
For systems engineering support for Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific C4I programs Data Intelligence LLC received $11,314,171; Effecture LLC received $14,803,612; Grove Resource Solutions received $14,704,521; Harmonia Holdings Group received $15,028,289; Technology Unlimited Group received $15,059,071; Trabus Technologies Inc. received $14,704,521.
General Dynamics received $85,916,000 for Navy secure voice systems and services.
Trandes Corp. received roughly $11,619,000 to remove old and install new precision approach radar. Includes repair/support of logistics & training support; remote landing site tower generator; tactical air navigation systems installation; Marine Air Traffic Control & Landing System, and Amphibious Assault Direction System.
Six corporations including Dell received a shared $3,170,000,000 to provide Microsoft brand name software licenses and annual subscriptions for DOD, U.S. intelligence, and U.S. Coast Guard activities worldwide.
CYBER, SIGINT & CRYPTOGRAPHY
Parsons received $15,837,195 (later officially awarded on 23 Nov 2018) for Defensive Cyberspace Operations Mission Planning program in Centerville, VA. Telos Corp. received $15,195,573 for “defensive” cyber operations support at 17 U.S. Air Force Bases in the continental U.S.
BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, General Dynamics, Leidos, Northrop Grumman, Grove Resource Solutions, Millennium Corp., SimVentions Inc., Scientific Research Corp. received a shared $898,000,000 for Cyber Mission Engineering support services and provide “information warfare capabilities through sea, air, land, space, electromagnetic, and cyber domains through the full range of military operations and levels of war.”
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & THE CLOUD
Enterprise Services received $485,965,204 for existing Next Generation Enterprise Network in USA, Europe, Guam, Korea and Japan.
Space Vector Corp. and Northrop Grumman shared a combined $424,000,000 (max.) for Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4), providing R&D and test launch services, suborbital launch services, & launch support to accomplish the Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP) suborbital mission.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
BAE Systems received $13,903,935 for operation and maintenance of U.S. Navy communication, electronic, and computer systems in Oahu, Hawaii (94%) and Geraldton, Australia (6%). Australia’s Defense Satellite Communication Station (an NSA project) is based outside of Geraldton.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies received $255,418,494 for development and fabrication of the Weather System Follow-on Microwave Space Vehicle 1.
Boeing received $13,965,639 for Wideband Global Satellite communication system, mitigation, and anti-jam work “and additional strings.” Work in El Segundo, CA, and Colorado Springs.
Boeing received $383,421,855 for Protected Tactical Enterprise Service, which is a joint ground system that provides tactical satellite communications with anti-jam and “low probability of intercept” communications to uniformed troops and mercenaries overseas.
CACI received $63,267,131 for support of Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) modification, maintenance, and operations at tracking stations in Diego Garcia; Guam; Ka'ena Point, HI; New Boston AFS, NH; Thule AFB, Greenland; Vandenberg AFB; Bordon & Hants, U.K.; and Eastern Cape Canaveral AFS, FL.
Engility Corp. received $30,304,806 for engineering and “integration follow-on services” on Air Force Space Overhead Persistent Infrared and Space Based Environmental Monitoring programs at Space & Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB.
Harris Corp. received $217,670,998 to monitor and maintain the wideband satellite communications operational management system network in MacDill AFB, FL; Fort Meade, MD; Fort Detrick, MD; Peterson AFB, CO; Wahiawa, Hawaii; Fort Buckner, Japan; and Landstuhl, Germany (Ramstein AFB). Harris is a powerful war corporation, though it maintains a lower profile than other war industry players like Raytheon.
Iridium Satellite received $9,141,484 to continue providing the Department of War with commercial satellite-based network services.
Northrop Grumman received $60,638,210 for Embedded Global Positioning Systems and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). Northrop Grumman received $59,120,543 for engineering, manufacturing and development of Embedded GPS and INS.
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) received $9,227,540 for permanent installation of the Airborne Mission Networking System in Centennial, CO, with some travel within the U.S.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) – After intense lobbying by the U.S. war industry, the D.C. regime pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002. This paved the way for the establishment of MDA, and allowed the U.S. war industry to develop, market, and sell “ballistic missile defense” weaponry. Such weaponry is one of the most lucrative sectors of the U.S. war industry.
Lockheed Martin received $240,000,000 to support the development, deployment, and sustainment of the Objective Simulation Framework Modeling & Simulation framework, which “leverages existing or mature capabilities with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composeable architecture” in Huntsville, AL, for MDA.
Lockheed Martin received $20,583,568 for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS baselines through Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12. Some work overseas in Deveselu, Romania.
Raytheon received $27,277,473 for adding line item numbers 4005, 4006, and 4013 to provide depot level planning, All Up Round (AUR) re-certifications, and AUR repairs. The overall contract has now sucked up $1,784,990,360.
Raytheon received $37,253,983 for SM-2 and SM-6 repair and maintenance, FY2019. Raytheon received $74,847,815 for the Guidance Electronics Unit (GEU) Phase III procurement under the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA contract, bringing the total face value of SM-3 BLK IIA to $1,192,183,647.
BAE Systems received $28,893,602 for systems engineering and integration services on Trident II (D5), the SSGN attack weapon system, and “strategic weapon surety.” BAE Systems is one of the corporations ensuring the “special relationship” doesn’t change between élites in London and D.C.
Boeing received $70,500,000 for the Minuteman III ICBM Flight Test, Telemetry, and Termination program. This changes specifications for the parts management plan, flight termination receiver, electromagnetic interference, cable qualification requirements, and antenna testing requirements. Work in Huntington Beach, CA, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center at Hill AFB, Utah. This contract must be seen as part of the ongoing push by the war industry to revamp and upgrade D.C.’s nuclear weaponry. The Obama administration kicked off this process in 2014.
Honeywell received $11,458,551 for Pendulous Integrated Gyroscopic Accelerometer float repairs for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB.
Kings Bay Support Services received $39,858,516 for BOSS at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia. This base is home to submarines armed with Trident II (D5) nuclear weapons. It is the sister base of Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. Kings Bay threatens the Atlantic, and Kitsap threatens the Pacific – though they both threaten life on earth.
Lockheed Martin received $16,113,613 to implement security classification guide changes for Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center, Hill AFB.
Lockheed Martin received $28,574,689 for hypersonic booster technology development seeking to demonstrate technologies related to intermediate range capability through booster design, fabrication and validation testing for ballistic missiles.
Lockheed Martin received $49,069,660 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed system support. Work in Kings Bay, GA (22.25%); Bangor, WA (22.80%); Cape Canaveral, FL (22.22%); Sunnyvale, CA (12.59%); Borgo San Dalmazzo, Italy (6.81%); Biddeford, ME (3.70%); Denver, CO (2.06%); various locations (7.57%) Lockheed Martin received $41,329,513 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed system support.
L3 received $22,126,400 for flight test instrumentation program management, operations planning, and logistics support in Anaheim, CA (56%); Cape Canaveral, FL (27%); Washington, D.C. (4%); Kings Bay, GA (3%); Norfolk, VA (3%); Bremerton, WA (2%); Laurel, MD (2%); Silverdale, WA (2%); Barrow-in-Furness, UK (1%).
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
Lockheed Martin received $350,000,000 for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support. Lockheed Martin received $172,145,533 to produce 50 long range anti-ship missiles (LRASM) Lot 2 production.
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) received $30,835,738 for standoff precision guided munitions modified cargo doors, sensor conversion units, spares, data, etc.
Kaman received $52,026,000 for 15,000 Joint Programmable Fuzes.
Allison Transmission received $20,781,402 for transmission overhaul kits for U.S. Army. Birdon America received $44,452,448 for bridge erection boats and crew protection kits. Leonardo DRS received $17,274,668 for Joint Assault Bridges. Canadian Commercial Corp. received $18,742,500 for strip stock and ground side & wheel side rubber materials. Carolina Growler Inc. received $66,665,620 for M1269 light engineer utility trailers. Central Power Systems & Services received $7,240,000 for diesel engines. Federal Resources Supply received $19,569,771 to refill fire suppression bottles and systems.
General Dynamics received $7,064,050 for distribution boxes for U.S. Army. General Dynamics received $12,243,227 for tank periscope head assemblies with storage containers for M1A1 Abrams tanks. General Dynamics received $14,413,028 for Army Ground Mobility Vehicles and associated kits.
Oshkosh Defense received $11,981,727 for Revision One to Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Retrofit Work Directive. Oshkosh Defense received $1,698,639,588 for 6,107 vehicles and 22,166 kits. Oshkosh Defense received $20,103,984 for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle fielding. Oshkosh Defense received $13,746,496 for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle fielding, including for some Reserve units. Oshkosh Defense received $84,448,463 for various motor vehicle parts and accessories.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
Barrett Firearms received $7,952,249 for M107, Caliber .50 Long Range Sniper Rifle systems with scope, suppressor and spare kits, M82A1M Caliber .50 Rifle and M107A1. Colt received $88,607,109 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. FN America LLC (a subsidiary of FN Herstal) received $88,607,109 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. Vista Outdoor Sales received $41,181,315 for 5.56mm ball, carbine, barrier ammunition—“designed to defeat intermediate barriers such as auto windshields and doors while providing sufficient terminal performance.”
Northrop Grumman received $37,235,028 for support services at Fort Leavenworth's center of excellence in combined arms education, doctrine, and leadership training.
Threat Tec LLC received $8,215,050 for training support services.
Federal Prison Industries received $49,920,000 for various types of trousers for Army and Air Force. U.S. Federal prisoners working in slave conditions under the Thirteenth Amendment provide a lot of uniforms to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Knox County Association for Retarded Citizens received $8,999,635 for undershirts.
McRae Industries Inc. received $7,558,498 for hot-weather combat boots.
The Original Footwear Co. (Arecibo, Puerto Rico) received $9,186,840 for men’s poromeric shoes.
Leonardo DRS received $30,439,974 for small enclosure kits to support production of the Chemical Biological Protective System.
Materials Engineering & Technical Support Services received $9,750,000 for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) at AFRL on methods and technologies to mitigate chemical and biological threat hazards.
Calpine Energy Solutions received $67,252,189 for retail electricity and ancillary / incidental services for U.S. Navy. Constellation NewEnergy received $23,896,130 for retail electricity and ancillary / incidental services for U.S. Armed Forces, DIA, Defense Information Systems Agency, and other federal civilian agencies. Direct Energy Business received $7,082,242 to supply and deliver retail electricity and ancillary/incidental services (in MD; D.C.; OH) to USMC, DLA, and the Computer Science Study Group. Direct Energy Business received $44,276,459 to supply and deliver retail electricity and ancillary / incidental services in MD, D.C., NJ. WGL Energy Services received $137,122,332 to supply and deliver retail electricity and ancillary/incidental services for U.S. Armed Forces, DIA, Defense Information Systems Agency, and other federal civilian agencies.
Nodak Electric Cooperative Inc. received $23,203,633 for additional utility services for two electric systems in North Dakota.
Ziehm Imaging received $135,000,000 for radiology systems, accessories and training.
Arora Group Inc. received $85,457,545 to provide personal and non-personal services.
Logistics Health Inc. received $81,000,000 for “Reserve Health Readiness Program,” providing “health readiness support services to the military service components to meet medical and dental standards essential in maintaining a deployable force.”
Seven corporations will compete for $49,000,000 for medical facility repair and minor construction.
Thales, a friend war corporation, received $30,634,338 for nine Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS) production units and spare parts.
FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
ExxonMobil received $16,572,038 for worldwide delivery of lubricants and related support services to MSC vessels, Navy ships, and other government-owned or government-chartered ships designated by the MSC.
WGL Energy Services ($68,917,749), Direct Energy Business Marketing ($28,236,905), UGI Energy Services ($9,110,525), Enspire Energy ($8,626,448) received funding for natural gas.
Kinder Morgan Tank Storage Terminal received $40,510,848 to receive, store and ship aviation fuel in California.
AAR Manufacturing received $27,570,625 for production of 463L cargo pallets. CACI received $26,241,210 for integrated business systems support services for MSC. Sealift Inc. received $8,979,000 for U.S. flagged vessel M/V Bernard Fisher for prepositioning and transportation of cargo for the Air Force. Stratascor LLC received $210,000,000 for command, control, communications, and computer system afloat operations and sustainment aboard MSC ships, and the network operations centers in Norfolk, VA.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
LVI received $7,532,249 for warehousing, storage, logistics and distribution functions.
Employment Source Inc. received $43,500,000 for dining facility services. Labatt Food Service received $295,636,225 for food distribution in the San Antonio region. Pacific Unlimited Inc. received $288,000,000 for food distribution in Guam. Stern Produce Co. received $99,850,000 for fresh fruits and vegetables.
DOMESTIC BASE SUPPORT - Base operations support services (BOSS) usually involve a combination of: facility management, emergency services, grounds maintenance, janitorial services, pest control, port operations, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, and waste management. This work was once done by the troops, prior to the corporate takeover of the Pentagon.
Didlake Inc. received $7,806,079 for custodial services at the Pentagon. The Pentagon has so many bathrooms – 284, to be precise – because the building was designed to accommodate racial segregation.
IAP Worldwide Services received $20,881,626 for BOSS at Naval Support Activity Annapolis.
Landscape Management Systems (Guam) received $11,426,341 for BOSS at Naval Base Guam and Naval Support Activity Andersen, Guam.
Melwood Horticultural Training Center received $8,217,493 for custodial services at the U.S. Naval Academy Complex, Annapolis.
Pride Industries received $14,193,270 for civil engineering services, and is for operations and maintenance, engineering, environmental, and grounds maintenance for 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron at Los Angeles AFB, CA; Fort MacArthur, CA; and Defense Management Agency, Carson, CA.
CONSULTING, ADMIN & LOGISTICS – A January 2015 report noted that trimming some outsourced administrative waste (like we see in this category of consulting, admin, and business logistics) 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.
Northrop Grumman, Capstone Corp., SAIC, General Dynamics, Booz Allen Hamilton, CALIBRE Systems Inc. received $577,471,075 to provide Joint Force development and training support services.
Technica LLC received $33,948,159 for logistics support services, including maintenance, transportation, and supply support in El Paso, TX.
VSE Corp. received $13,068,557 for logistics readiness support services re: property accountability, vehicle operations and supporting functions, maintenance management services, field and sustainment level maintenance, storage site operations, hands-on-training mission support, and refurbishment support at various locations in AZ, CA, TX, OK, NV, AR, and NM.
BUSINESS & OFFICE SUPPORT
Booz Allen Hamilton, Cydecor Inc., and Whitney, Bradley & Brown received a shared $69,920,361 to provide management support services to facilitate warfighting, manpower and business transformation initiatives in support of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Information Dominance.
Peckham Vocational Industries received $8,609,660 for drawers.
SAIC received $900,310,334 for supply and supply chain management of certain tires, supporting the Global Tire Program.
FINANCES & AUDIT – The Pentagon’s audit is ongoing. It did not stop at the end of the fiscal year, 28 September 2018.
KPMG LLP received $36,039,975 for fiscal 2019 financial statement audit services of the Army General Fund & Working Capital Fund.
Accenture Federal Services, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sehlke Consulting received a combined $83,855,994 for financial and business operations management services in support of the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery.
M.C. Dean Inc. and PAE Professional Services will compete for $49,900,000 for construction surveillance services overseas.
AECOM received $117,338,000 for rehabilitation, demolition, temporary facilities, surveying, dewatering & protecting lock chamber, blasting, and removing & replacing horizontal concrete at Illinois River Basin, LaGrange Lock and Dam, Versailles. Conrad Shipyard received $9,899,207 for a floating crane barge to be used at the Olmsted Lock and Dam as a backup wicket lifter. Ludlow Construction received $24,401,154 for Durham Meadows, CT, waterline remedial design. SLSCO received $167,460,000 for border infrastructure construction Mission, TX.
DOMESTIC AIRFIELD REHABILITATION
CRP Contracting received $31,116,904 for airfield lighting repairs at Naval Air Station Kingsville.
DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Endless war requires endless construction and maintenance. An added bonus for the Pentagon and the U.S. war industry is that this construction activity co-opts the working class, making them feel like they’re on the same team as the troops. It is a very powerful narcotic.
AECOM (URS) received $10,010,000 for Hurricane Michael repairs (phase 1) to multiple buildings at Naval Support Activity Panama City.
AMG JV received $9,820,000 to renovate an administration building in Arlington, VA.
Barnard Construction received $324,422,299 for a pedestrian fence replacement project in Yuma, AZ.
Bismark Construction received $17,108,065 for maintenance and repair services on physical infrastructure at Joint Base McGuire‐Dix‐Lakehurst, NJ.
EMR Inc. received $16,897,000 to renovate Colmer Dining Facility Building 367 at Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, MS.
Faith Enterprises Inc. received $7,936,000 to construct a detachment Battlefield Weather Support Facility (two-story, 10,700 sq. ft.) at Fort Carson, CO.
Guyco Inc. received $57,538,500 to renovate barracks in Fort Hood.
Navy Transportation Partners JV received $30,000,000 for traffic engineering and planning services in support of projects mostly located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The first task is designing an “anti-terrorism” perimeter and security entry point up in Rome, New York.
Q.B.S. Inc. received $8,422,000 to replace a concrete batch plant located in Building 20 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Triton Marine Construction Corp. received $17,914,200 to repair trestle box beams at Naval Weapons Station Earle. Three days later Triton Marine received another $17,914,200 to repair trestle box beams at NWS Earle.
Three construction firms will compete for $48,000,000 for design, construction and repair of various systems in military family housing on Eielson AFB, AK.
Seven corporations received received up to $249,000,000. ($35K obligated) for utilities construction, renovation, and repair at installations in NAVFAC Southwest. This will not include environmental remediation.
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NOTE: The total for November 2018 -- $51,709,377,442 -- does not include a Boeing contract worth anywhere between $100,000 and $45,000,000 to upgrade the A/MH-6 helicopter airframe for U.S. Special Operations Command.