Hundreds of corporations, big and small, comprise the U.S. war industry. Endless war is the most profitable racket on Earth. Here are the military contracts issued during November 2020.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – The U.S. war industry sells to capitalist regimes around the world through direct commercial sales and foreign military sales (FMS). FMS tend to deal with big-ticket items or goods and services of a sensitive nature. Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers industry goods and services to allied governments and international organizations. In fiscal year 2020, the war industry sold $50.8 billion through FMS, and $124.3 billion through direct commercial sales.
AITC-Five Domains JV $36,000,547 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): train, advise, assist and mentor services. Boeing $9,800,000,000 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): modernization & sustainment of the Saudi F-15 fleet.
Boeing Insitu $9,769,387 for FMS (Afghanistan): 15 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles, nine ScanEagle payloads, and three spares. Leidos $38,365,662 for contractor logistics support for the Afghan Air Force.
Boeing $657,200,000 for FMS (Qatar): a sparing program and contractor logistics support for F-15QA aircraft sustainment at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Raytheon $77,639,897 for FMS (Qatar): upgrade Qatar’s Air Operations Center (AOC) and alternate AOC, Al Udeid Air Base. Includes hardware & software, engineering services, installation, integration, and testing of AOC/AAOC components, end-user training, spares and help desk support.
Marine Group Boat Works LLC $48,717,886 for FMS (Jordan): for two 37-meter patrol boats, communications equipment, and other technical assistance.
General Dynamics $25,982,972 for FMS (Kuwait): maintenance training and procedural technical assistance to the Kuwait Land Force in Kuwait City.
General Dynamics $49,565,721 for integrated logistics support services for Foreign Military Sales using Navy procured defense articles including weapon systems, various aircraft, and other components in support of the International Sustainment Department and Naval Air Systems Command. Work across the US and overseas [Kuwait City (1%); Atsugi, Japan (1%); Tokyo, Japan (1%); Ping Tung, Taiwan (1%); Cairo, Egypt (1%); Cours, France (1%)].
General Atomics $81,866,402 for the UK MQ-9B Protector drone program: design, development, integration, and component-level testing of additional capabilities being added to the baseline program. Raytheon $14,447,483 for FMS (UK): MK54 Lightweight Torpedo components.
ESG Aerosystems $64,773,941 for FMS (Germany): develop a curriculum and facilitate training for P-3 aircrew positions (copilots, patrol plane commander, instructor pilot, flight engineer, instructor flight engineer).
Oshkosh Defense $23,037,824 for FMS (Brazil, Lithuania, Macedonia): Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and kits.
Raytheon $51,149,172 for procurement & upgrade of test environment/equipment for AMRAAM production capacity. Involves FMS ($22,879,836) to Norway, Denmark, Australia, the UK, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Netherlands, Kuwait, Qatar, Spain. Raytheon $9,703,375 for AMRAAM production baseline rocket motors for Norway and Chile.
L3Harris $18,796,399 for FMS (unnamed): an additional engineering effort to develop and install structural reinforcements to aircraft. L3Harris $10,364,080 for FMS (unnamed): six AN/SRQ-4 kits and associated components for the MH-60 Common Data Link system. L3Harris $24,500,078 for FMS (unnamed): Group B material and the Ground System Integration Lab.
Lockheed Martin $1,400,000,000 (10 years) for FMS (unnamed): C-130J aircraft sustainment support overseas. Services include program management support, spares, supply support services, support equipment, diminishing manufacturing sources, sustaining engineering services, sustaining engineering/technical services, field services representatives, logistics service representatives, technical order updates, technical order print & distribution, country standard time compliance technical orders and depot maintenance.
Lockheed Martin for non-recurring and recurring labor associated with F-35 aircraft efforts for a non-DOD participant ($12,637,793) and FMS ($7,923,795). Non-recurring labor includes the creation of design data to release any new, applicable part numbers, generation of the engineering change proposal to authorize changes to engineering, updating documentation, update and release time compliance technical directives and coordinating the change throughout the change request release process. Recurring labor includes project management, planning, execution support, and kit management.
FMS – ENCIRCLING CHINA
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $12,861,992 for FMS (Japan): to modify V-22 aircraft to the Japan configuration. Also: production & delivery of nine traffic collision avoidance systems, technical support representation and preservation of aircraft post completion of unique modifications. 5% of work in Tokyo.
Lockheed Martin $53,190,386 for FMS (Taiwan): support retrofits to the Taiwan F-16 Peace Phoenix Rising program: contractor support and acquisition of legacy aircraft hardware and equipment.
Northrop Grumman $9,015,257 for three GQM-163A Coyote supersonic sea skimming targets (full rate production, lot 14); 16 for Japan. Also procures associated technical and administrative data.
UNINHABITED AIR VEHICLES & CRAFT
General Atomics $93,293,554 for research, development, test and evaluation of artificial intelligence for the smart sensor prototype unmanned aerial platform.
Northrop Grumman $4,800,000,000 IDIQ for development, modernization, retrofit, and sustainment for Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk variants. Work includes management, including program, business, and technical areas; engineering, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability & maintainability, and such related areas as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources; studies & analyses; design, development, integration, test & evaluation; contract / production line closeout/shutdown; training; sparing; overseas contingency operations support; fielding; cyber security / information assurance; interoperability support; facilities modifications/renovation; integrated logistics support; requirements management specification management; and quality assurance. Contract “provides flexibility to accommodate the broad enterprise of activities associated with the Global Hawk program.”
FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems $30,100,000 for reset, sustainment, maintenance and recap parts to support the overall sustainment of the entire FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems family of small, medium and large robots.
Gen-Probe Inc. $12,600,000 to acquire Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assays for use on the Hologic Panther Fusion system.
Hardwood Products Co. $11,640,270 for industrial base expansion (facility upgrades) for U.S. domestic production capacity for medical flock tip swabs.
InBios International Inc. $9,804,306 for development, design controls, production, and analytical studies and clinical trials for rapid human diagnostic component assays for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2.
Siemens Healthineers $12,381,645 for an industrial base expansion: building modifications, equipment purchases, installation & qualification testing to expand U.S. domestic production capacity for SARS-CoV-2 antigen assays.
3M Co. $37,460,947 for production capacity expansion for N95 respirators undefinitized contract action (UCA). This definitizes the UCA.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION – The Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to convince the U.S. populace to enlist. Most recruits don’t become cannon fodder. Rather, they become vessels for the war industry’s goods and services.
J. Walter Thompson U.S.A., d.b.a. Wunderman Thompson $80,056,529 to enhance Marine Corps recruiting. Services include “development of a tactical advertising strategy” and production of advertising formats (e.g., television, radio, print media, internet and direct marketing).
KBR $64,827,880 for base operating support services (BOSS) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti; and Camp Simba, Kenya. Some fiscal 2021 O&M (National Security Agency) funds obligated.
DynCorp $52,301,773 to support various Army Model Design Series aircraft and equipment for units in USA, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Germany.
KBR $61,307,522 for ongoing base operating support services (BOSS) at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia. Includes port operations and supply (supply services and petroleum, oil and lubricant management and operations, and ship’s store service activities).
MD Helicopters $34,042,295 for logistics support for Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft.
Raytheon $20,887,884 for continued non‐personal services for operations and maintenance for mobile sensors at Patrick AFB, FL, and onboard two vessels operating in Indo-Pacific Command and Central Command.
Amentum $7,819,920 for logistics support services for Army prepositioned stocks in Mannheim, Germany.
Lockheed Martin $14,252,771 to configure the Poland Aegis Ashore REU Integration Site (POL-AARIS) and carry out integration, test, maintenance & upgrades of the Aegis Combat System prior to final installation within the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System. Work in Moorestown, NJ (15%); Redzikowo, Poland (85%).
PAE $98,000,000 for electronic warfare aircrew tactics evaluation, electronic warfare combat training, operation & maintenance of equipment and electronic warfare range infrastructure maintenance in Germany, the UK, and Italy.
HIan Dredging Construction Co. $9,326,667 for installation of a new 42” potable water transmission main from the Waiawa pump station (at the northern end of Waihona Street) to the existing 42” water main near the intersection of Lehua Avenue and Second Street, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
MNDPI Pacific JV $25,978,991 for various structural and waterfront projects and other projects at locations in NAVFAC Pacific.
Pacific Federal Management (Guam) $10,366,798 IDIQ for base operations support services at Naval Base Guam and Naval Support Activity Andersen.
Tunista Services LLC $7,606,147 for continuation of operations, maintenance, and support services at Melrose Air Force Range for 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, Cannon AFB.
US Foods Inc. $22,500,000 for full-line food distribution in Florida, Cuba, and Bahamas.
Vectrus $25,899,995 for base operating support services (BOSS), including swimming pool care, at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
General Electric $14,313,300 for the DARPA Atmospheric Water Extraction (AWE) program. In Phase 1, GE proposes to develop and select promising water extraction materials. The key objective will be to fabricate an Air2Water prototype for the production of potable water that will be powered by readily available fuel and builds directly from pioneering sorbent materials for water harvesting from desert air.
CORPORATE CAPTURE OF U.S. INTELLIGENCE / ESPIONAGE
Capital Center for Credibility Assessment Corp. $29,233,903 IDIQ for Counterintelligence Scope Polygraph examinations throughout the U.S. for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
ACADEMIA – U.S. academia is part of the U.S. war industry. Faculty and staff often justify this flagrant ethical compromise by claiming that the funding is too good to turn down and that they, the academics, are ultimately not the ones determining when, where, or how to use the weaponry being developed.
William Marsh Rice University $9,776,246 for development of a high resolution neural interface that does not require surgery. The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology program (N3) seeks to broaden applicability of neural interfaces “to facilitate multi-tasking at the speed of thought and interface with smart decision aids to achieve a neural link capable of high spatial and temporal resolution currently only possible using surgically implanted devices.” Carnegie Mellon University $10,967,203 for N3.
Wichita State University $13,750,000 for research & development to expand various operational spectra (e.g., fighter, bomber, transport, etc.) to explore damage growth behavior representative design details such as wing-to-spar joint that exhibits multiple competing failure modes.
BFBC LLC $9,296,798 to redesign and construct 13 automatic vehicle sliding bollard style gates within the Yuma 10/27 secondary wall.
L3Harris Vertex Aerospace LLC $38,000,000 for contractor logistic support of the Air Force C‐12 fleet in the USA (Madison, MS; San Angelo, TX; Okmulgee, OK; Joint Base Andrews, MD; Edwards AFB, CA; Holloman AFB, NM; Joint Base Elmendorf‐Richardson, AK) and overseas (Buenos Ares, Argentina; Gaborone, Botswana; Brasilia, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; Cairo, Egypt; Accra, Ghana; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Budapest, Hungary; Nairobi, Kenya; Rabat, Morocco; Manila, Philippines; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Bangkok, Thailand; Ankara, Turkey; Oslo, Norway; Yokota Air Base, Japan).
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (F-35) – It is an understatement to call the F-35 a boondoggle. The Manhattan Project cost about $2 billion in 1945 dollars (roughly $28.4 billion in 2019 dollars). The F-35 burns through that kind of money in any given season. The lead corporation, Lockheed Martin, does not intend to address 162 of the jet’s 883 known design flaws.
Lockheed Martin $11,977,622 for continued work to establish the common reprogramming tool development network and selection of a service-oriented architecture for the development of enhanced reprogramming tools, “essential for all standing labs” for USA, Australia, and UK.
Lockheed Martin $9,326,062 for the Long Range Systems Division seeking to integrate the Navy Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) into the F-35.
Lockheed Martin $42,375,624 for non-recurring and recurring labor associated with aircraft efforts. Non-recurring labor includes the creation of design data to release any new, applicable part numbers, generation of the engineering change proposal to authorize changes to engineering, updating documentation, update and release time compliance technical directives and coordinating the change throughout the change request release process. Recurring labor includes project management, planning, execution support, and kit management in support of the F-35 program.
Raytheon $642,000,000 for work on the F-35 engine: performance-based logistics activities including maintenance of support equipment, common program activities, recurring sustainment, repair of repairables, field service representatives, common replenishment spares, maintenance services for the different variants for USA, non-DOD participants, and FMS.
Raytheon $453,057,000 IDIQ for the aircraft engine Component Improvement Program: establish prioritized list of projects each calendar year to include developing engineering changes to the engines, developing repairs as needed, and designing modifications to existing support equipment as well as initiating new support equipment designs as required by engine driven changes. Also provides support to resolve service-revealed deficiencies and maintain or extend the life limits of aircraft engines.
Bell Boeing Joint Program Office $36,546,991 for delivery of V-22 spare consumable and depot-level repairable parts. Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $188,572,655 for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform for USA and FMS (Japan).
Honeywell International $72,944,708 to repair six weapon repairable assemblies for V-22 aircraft.
Honeywell International $25,740,870 to manufacture four parts for the wheels & brakes, F/A-18 aircraft.
L3Harris $7,860,000 to repair the guided traveling wave tube for F/A-18 aircraft.
Raytheon $53,440,000 for 16 AN/APG-79(V)4 radar systems. Includes software, obsolescence management, engineering support, and associated technical, financial and admin data for retrofit integration into F/A-18C/D.
HORNET & GROWLER COMMON AIRFRAME
Integral Aerospace $9,230,400 for 72 external fuel tanks for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.
AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING (HAWKEYE & SENTRY)
Lockheed Martin $22,827,962 to procure 12 retrofit advanced radar processor systems for the E-2D.
Raytheon $33,899,323 to the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Combat Identification (CID) Alpha Phase One effort: upgrades the current AWACS System to meet evolving threat capabilities and to address diminishing manufacturing sources material shortages issues with the currently fielded AWACS System.
Raytheon Rockwell Collins $19,531,096 for production and delivery of one 2F211 S/N 5 aircrew procedures trainer device, associated technical data, and proposal preparation for the E-2D Integrated Training System program.
Boeing $196,477,863 IDIQ for E-4B program management, field service representatives, system integration laboratory support, emergency support, spare procurement, spare repair and overhaul, engine sustainment and scheduled and unscheduled depot maintenance.
IAP Worldwide Services $10,984,976 for ongoing inventory replenishment, operational and depot spare parts in support of the E-6B Mercury aircraft.
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
Boeing $14,181,537 for twenty four P-8A Increment III Block I retrofit kits (production, delivery, installation) for US Navy.
Northrop Grumman $185,700,000 IDIQ for sustaining engineering on A-10 aircraft.
L3Harris estimated $667,877,734 for C-130H unscheduled & programmed depot-level maintenance for C-130 variants and C-130J mid-cycle paint.
MILITARY RESEARCH – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office indicated, “Contractors decide what independent R&D projects to conduct,” for which DOD pays, and “DOD does not know how contractors’ independent R&D projects fit into the department’s technology goals.”
Busek Co. $20,335,186 to develop a 1-2 kW Hall Thruster system for propulsion experimenting.
Leidos $10,319,026 for Pulsed & Continuous Wave Innovation for Integration and Effects Research (PACIFIER): enhance experimental and predicative capabilities to address laser systems, and quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave lasers interacting with different materials & targets. Work for Air Force Research Lab, Kirtland AFB, NM.
Lockheed Martin $14,068,093 to develop, integrate and test detection, removal and characterization operations.
American Systems Corp., Applied Research Associates Inc., Modern Technology Solutions $496,000,000 IDIQ for research, development, test, and evaluation technical & engineering services to assist the Office of the Under Secretary for Research & Engineering creating innovative technologies and advanced capabilities “required to maintain U.S. technological superiority.”
ViaSat $50,800,000 IDIQ for studies, design, manufacturing, integration, performance qualification, network space segment elements, launch, flight and demonstration of prototype space systems. Also includes the development, integration and demonstration with ground terminals in conjunction with the government Ground Segment to reduce risk and assess performance and functionality for future protected service. Includes the associated program management, system engineering, certification, integration, test and evaluation and configuration management.
Boeing $24,157,000 for logistics support for AH-64D/E “Apache” attack helicopter.
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky $16,441,085 for VH-3D / VH-60N executive helicopter: security, project engineering, integrated logistics, material, sustainment engineering, training and program support.
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky $47,970,000 for UH-60M aircraft.
Akima Logistics Services, DynCorp, M1 Support Services LP, PAE, Vertex Aerospace collectively $835,000,000 IDIQ for helicopter maintenance, aircrew flight equipment maintenance and weapons maintenance services at Malstrom AFB, MT; Minot AFB, ND; F.E. Warren AFB, WY; Yokota Air Base, Japan; Fairchild AFB, WA; Kirtland AFB, NM; and Andrews AFB, MD; in support of Air Force Global Strike Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, and Air Force District of Washington.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
BAE Systems $12,342,000 IDIQ for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages support to “proactively reduce mission capability impacts to improve logistics support and weapon system sustainability” at Hill AFB, UT; Robins AFB, GA; Tinker AFB, OK; and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, with some work performed at Fort Walton Beach, FL.
AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION, PODS & SENSORS
Northrop Grumman estimated $16,881,210 IDIQ to repair modular receiver exciters and common radar processor components and other depot-level reparable items for the U.S. Air Force.
AIRCRAFT PERSONNEL DEVICES
KIDDE Technologies $7,800,000 IDIQ to manufacture fire cartridge extinguishers for F-35, E-8, E-3, and KC-10 aircraft. Involves sales to Joint Partner Nations and FMS.
BAE Systems $49,937,097 for the Common Missile Warning System.
Northrop Grumman $9,179,442 for Advanced Threat Warning (ATW) processors for US Navy.
Lockheed Martin $17,509,022 for software design, systems engineering, ship/missile integration services, and depot operations services for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) module electronics and launch control system. Includes new missile integration into MK 41 VLS, launcher integration into new ship classes, and the new AEGIS shore-based component, Life Cycle Support Facility depot operations, system product improvements, predictability enhancements, reliability enhancements, and failure investigations.
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)
General Dynamics $42,568,219 for sustainment of the LCS Integrated Combat Management System (ICMS) and associated combat system elements.
Austal USA $13,330,049 for LCS industrial post-delivery availability support for USS Savannah (LCS 28).
Northrop Grumman $10,713,544 for two additional Surface-to-Surface Missile Modules (SSMM) for integration into the Littoral Combat Ship framework. The SSMM fires a Longbow Hellfire missile that will be added to the surface warfare mission module aboard the Littoral Combat Ship.
ARLEIGH BURKE-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG)
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $146,118,867 for DDG planning yard services.
ZUMWALT-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG-1000) – DDG-1000 class ships are marketed as fulfilling “volume firepower and precision strike requirements.” These ships are packed with electronic goods from war corporations.
Raytheon $94,039,953 for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support and engineering services.
NIMITZ-CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS (CVN) – This class of aircraft carrier is plagued with problems.
Huntington Ingalls $284,285,022 and $30,714,978 for CVN 79 single phase delivery and F-35C Joint Strike Fighter capabilities. “The Navy is transitioning to a single-phase delivery approach to meet both Fleet requirements and a congressional mandate of ensuring that CVN 79 is capable of operating and deploying” F-35C aircraft “before completing the post-shakedown availability as codified in Section 124 of the fiscal 2020 NDAA (Public Law 116-92).”
General Dynamics $9,473,511,245 for construction and test of the lead and second ships of the Columbia class SSBN 826 and SSBN 827, as well as associated design and engineering support. Supports the fiscal 2021 construction start of the lead ship (SSBN 826) and advance procurement, advance construction, coordinated material buys and full construction of the follow hull (SSBN 827) in fiscal 2024. Uses acquisition authorities in 10 U.S. Code §2218a.
General Dynamics $43,662,006 to staff and operate a Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department at Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT, to help return submarines to the fleet.
General Dynamics $23,067,358 for additional fiscal 2021 development studies, design efforts and material for Virginia-class submarines. Work in McLeansville, NC.
NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION
Bechtel Plant Machinery $397,611,585 for Naval nuclear propulsion components.
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
Auxiliary Systems Inc. $35,423,320 IDIQ for alternating current/direct current motors & motor generator sets repair.
BAE Systems $76,251,735 for USS Stout (DDG 55) fiscal 2021 docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) in Norfolk, VA. BAE Systems $197,452,828, for the USS Wasp (LHD 1) fiscal 2021 scheduled DSRA.
Detyens Shipyards $18,144,376 for 76-calendar day for regular overhaul dry-docking availability of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195).
General Dynamics $138,545,759, for the USS New York (LPD 21) fiscal 2021 DSRA.
Vigor Marine LLC $24,049,402 to support USS Chosin (CG 65) extended dry-docking selected restricted availability.
Vigor Marine LLC $8,562,943 for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability on the USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9).
Adept Process Services, Amee Bay LLC, Delphinus Engineering, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Integrated Marine Services, Marine Group Boat Works, Q.E.D. Systems, Willard Marine $64,349,360 IDIQ for boatyard services within the San Diego-Los Angeles County area. Includes specific modifications, upgrades, service life extension and repairs to non-commissioned boats, craft, and lighterage/service crafts that can be transported via roadway by a trailer that is less than 15 meters or 50 feet in length.
Lockheed Martin $14,108,019 for AN/SLQ-32(V)6 design agent engineering services.
RAMSys GmbH €35,324,329 and $35,634,345 for fiscal 2021 German Navy requirements for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) MK 49 Guided Missile Launching Systems, and associated shipboard hardware and spares.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
Innovative Defense Technologies $8,163,883 for Navy engineering services and material. Innovative Defense Technologies $14,071,754 for automated test and analysis capability supporting Navy surface combatant combat system development.
Leidos $8,419,297 for services and supplies for operation of the Naval Array Technical Support Center facility, Newport, RI.
Northrop Grumman $33,921,325 for supplies, services, and repairs for the AN/ALQ-218 and AN/ALQ-240 systems and their variants.
Progeny Systems Corp. $9,428,513 for engineering services.
Sedna Digital Solutions LLC $9,783,087 for Navy engineering services and required material.
For engineering and technical support for surface ship and submarine electrical power generation and propulsion for hull, mechanical, and electrical systems and equipment: LPI Technical Services $83,230,713; Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. $73,926,521; Amee Bay LLC $76,072,955; NDI Engineering Co. $76,335,424.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR)
AAR $148,357,084 IDIQ for contractor logistics support for operating & maintaining the C-40A aircraft, subsystems, appliances, and support equipment, including most maintenance.
Northrop Grumman $8,456,902 for non-recurring engineering to upgrade the current large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) system processor replacement.
SAIC $36,020,450 to continue to provide systems engineering support, including multi-discipline, integrated technical baseline evaluations, developmental progress assessments, cost, schedule, emerging technology and maturity of design assessments for all NAVAIR acquisition programs in support of the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Department.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. $441,583,013 IDIQ for contractor-owned and operated Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft to Navy fleet customers for a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities in support of the Specialized and Proven Aircraft program, Contracted Air Services.
A2 JV $84,776,227 IDIQ for support services for the Airborne Systems Integration Division in the design, development and demonstration of sensor capabilities for a variety of platforms, manned and unmanned, airborne, shipborne, and fixed mobile ground stations for DOD and other government agencies.
Lockheed Martin $9,574,093 for the second phase of interim contractor support for fleet Repair of Repairables (RoR), non-fleet RoR and installation RoR support for the Common Aviation Support Equipment program office.
Sterling Computer Corp. $8,632,074 for various IT equipment and associated accessories in support of the Digital Engineering Division for working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Systems Application & Technologies Inc. $15,586,076 for ongoing support services to the Air Vehicle & Instrumentation Department. Services include designing, developing, procuring, building, installing, testing and evaluating, calibrating, modifying, operating and maintaining instrumentation on aircraft and engines for the Navy and other government and commercial customers.
NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSUP)
AERMOR LLC $44,913,739 IDIQ to provide test and evaluation support services for Commander, Operational Test & Evaluation Force Surface Warfare Division in Norfolk, VA.
NAVAL INFORMATION WARFARE CENTER PACIFIC (NAVWAR)
SOLUTE Inc. $15,498,167 IDIQ, to support an automated digital network system, including engineering & programmatic services for communications systems and associated certification and information assurance. Some work overseas in Bahrain (2%) and Italy (2%).
Three Wire Systems $74,500,000 (divvied out later in task orders) joins the rest of the fiscal 2018 awardees [Carahsoft (Reston, VA); Immix (McLean, VA); Alamo City Engineering Services (San Antonio, TX)] to provide commercially available Forescout brand-name software licenses, proprietary appliances, and maintenance DOD, intelligence agencies, and the Coast Guard under the DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA). DOD ESI is a joint DOD project to streamline the acquisition process and provide IT products and selected services. Under ESI, the DOD leverages aggregate buying power to establish enterprise agreements with IT manufacturers and resellers for high demand, commercial off-the-shelf IT products and services. The products offered through this BPA will meet functional requirements and capabilities in the following categories: Forescout Integration Modules, CounterAct, Forescout Training and Solution Support, and ActiveCare Support Services.
SIGINT & CRYPTOGRAPHY
BAE Systems $16,506,245 for operation & maintenance of Navy communication, electronic and computer systems in Oahu, HI (94%) and Geraldton, Australia (6%).
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & THE CLOUD
Attain LLC $19,125,495 for contractor resources to support the Army Shared Services Center.
IntelliDyne LLC $14,313,136 for ongoing non-classified and classified services, facilities and miscellaneous material that encompass the IT support services for the Defense Health Agency IT Infrastructure and Operations End User Support Services (EUSS) Network Support Services Activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, SAIC, Capstone Corp., and Serco Inc. $92,834,859 IDIQ to provide technical support services for functions such as chief information officer strategic support; data and information management; engineering support; IT system support; network support; information assurance/cyber security; enterprise business intelligence/enterprise business analytics; software analysis; hardware maintenance and development; and business process reengineering in support of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training and Commander Navy Recruiting Command.
24 corporations, including Carahsoft, the Israeli Elbit Fort Worth, HP, Microsoft, Peraton, and Sierra Nevada Corp. $950,000,000 IDIQ for maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2). Rise8 Inc. $13,928,215 to provide expertise, support, and structure to enhance and accelerate the management and product delivery of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) category five applications. DOD plans to have ABMS and JADC2 work together.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / CYBER
STS Systems Support LLC $21,040,702 for 67th Cyberspace Wing operations support services, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, TX.
General Dynamics $19,150,909 to support Warfighter Information Network Tactical Increment 2 equipment.
Globalfoundries U.S. 2 LLC increase of $400,000,000 for access to leading edge, current and legacy microelectronics and trusted processes for DOD and federal agencies. An “increase in interest for leading edge technology and lifetime orders for end of life technology initiated the need for this ceiling increase.”
SpaceX $29,643,567 under the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 contract, for early integration studies and fleet surveillance for non-national security space missions. Work in Hawthorne, CA; Vandenberg AFB, CA; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
FCN Inc. $7,846,260 for the Endgame Endpoint Security program software subscription to maintain the weapon system components and weapon system baseline for Air Force Space Command.
Iridium Satellite $9,667,301 to support commercial satellite-based network services for DOD in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing.
Lockheed Martin $258,311,000 for Evolved Strategic Satellite Communication (ESS) contract: develop a prototype payload and conclude in a hardware and software in-the-loop, end-to-end demonstration. Work in Denver, CO, for Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA.
ManTech $38,693,105 for additional specialized acquisition and operations security services at Los Angeles AFB, CA; Vandenberg AFB, CA; Peterson AFB, CO; and Schriever AFB, CO.
Raytheon Rockwell Collins, L3Harris Interstate Electronics Corp., and Raytheon for Military GPS Users Equipment Miniature Serial Interface Increment 2 Application Specific Integrated Circuit (MGUE Inc 2 MSI ASIC): design, develop, build, integrate, qualify the MSI receiver card with ASIC to enable production of M-Code-capable GPS receiver products.
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 the Missile Defense Agency, and allowed the U.S. war industry to develop, market, and sell “ballistic missile defense” weaponry. This weaponry is a lucrative business sector of war.
ARES Technical Services Corp. $21,651,531 for Technical, Engineering, Advisory, & Management Support (TEAMS) - Next Safety advisory & assistance services in Fort Belvoir, VA; Dahlgren, VA; Huntsville, AL; Fort Greely, AK; Vandenberg AFB, CA; Kirkland AFB, NM; Pacific Missile Range Facility, HI; and White Sands Missile Range, NM. Some unnamed FMS.
Perspecta Engineering Inc. $9,731,342 for engineering services in support of test and evaluation and systems engineering activities related to AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense on behalf of the Missile Defense Agency.
Raytheon $24,814,227 for fiscal 2021 Navy Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) intermediate level provisioned items ordered spares; and to exercise one-year options for fiscal 2021 SM-2 and SM-6 repairs and maintenance.
BALLISTIC MISSILES / NUCLEAR WEAPONRY
Draper Lab $133,473,389 for research into the applications of technologies to meet guidance requirements for operations on the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Columbia-class and the U.K. Dreadnought-class programs. Provide technical knowledge and support for hypersonic guidance, navigation and control application; and provide technical & engineering services to support the guidance, navigation, and control system that will support the Navy’s hypersonic flight experiments. United Kingdom funds = $5,572,000.
Lockheed Martin $108,778,290 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support in Denver, CO (25%); Cape Canaveral, FL (23.5%); Borgo San Dalmazzo, Italy (12%); Sunnyvale, CA (9.7%); Hoffman Estates, IL (4.3%); Titusville, FL (3.4%); Melbourne, FL (2.6%); Berlin, CT (1.8%); Modesto, CA (1.3%); Bangor, WA (1.1%); Kings Bay, GA (1.1%); Clearwater, FL (1%); other various locations (less than 1% each, 13.2% total). Some UK funds.
Lockheed Martin $34,939,734, for Mk 21A technology maturation and risk reduction (TMRR) research & development for reentry vehicles (RV) for the Air Force Nuclear War Center, Hill AFB, UT.
Supertel Network Inc. $9,099,694 for the Minuteman III Remote Visual Assessment program in Ogden, UT; Malmstrom AFB, MT; Minot AFB, ND; and F.E. Warren AFB, WY.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
Boeing $9,606,247 for follow-on integrated logistics and engineering services on Harpoon/Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) missile system and Harpoon Launch system for US Navy and unnamed FMS.
Lockheed Martin ceiling of $339,318,582 for the Mid-Range Capability. LM will build a prototype battery. An Other Transaction Authority agreement.
Lockheed Martin $42,100,000 for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) group one development. Supports GPS receiver development and the development of the missile control unit gigabit cables.
Raytheon $31,134,623 for Excalibur Ib projectiles. Work across the US and in Karlskoga, Sweden; Southway, UK; Glenrothes, Scotland.
EMR Inc. $13,968,592 for the munition storage area utilities project at Barksdale AFB, LA. The civil work includes the replacement of the water distribution mains within the munitions storage area. Electrical work includes replacement of all existing underground primary conductors with the exception of the existing underground emergency circuit.
Global Ordnance LLC, High Noon Unlimited, and Paramount Enterprises International $12,450,000 for trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Acme Aerospace maximum $8,887,656 for batteries.
Cummins Inc. $24,869,181 for multiple weapon systems program support.
LOC Performance $76,078,977 for Bradley engineering change kits, spare parts kits and heavy-duty lifting slings.
Oshkosh Defense $888,422,571 for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (1,001 trailers; 2,679 vehicles; 6,725 kits).
R S Microwave Co. $22,951,660 IDIQ for filters.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Outdoor Venture Corp. $37,464,448 IDIQ for the Modular General Purpose Tent System and components.
SupplyCore Inc. $92,000,000 for supply, storage and distribution of water purification systems. SupplyCore Inc. ($90,000,000) and Noble Supply & Logistics ($90,000,000) for facilities maintenance, repair and operations.
Burlington Apparel Fabrics $8,122,500 for cloth for US Army. Burlington Apparel Fabrics $9,602,250 for cloth for US Army.
Creighton AB Inc. $7,788,263 for Navy men’s broadfall trousers. Creighton AB Inc. maximum $7,788,263 for Navy men’s broadfall trousers.
McRae Industries Inc. $7,940,873 for hot-weather combat boots.
TRAINING – ARMY
Northrop Grumman $11,538,508 for mission support for planning, coordination and execution of exercises conducted by the Army's Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
TRAINING – AIR FORCE
AT2 LLC $15,751,876 for Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command Primary Training Ranges operation and maintenance (O&M) support services. O&M of threat, scoring, and feedback systems at Dare County Range, NC; Poinsett Range, SC; Grand Bay Range, GA; Avon Park Range, GA; Snyder Range, TX; Belle Fourche Range, SD; Holloman Ranges, NM; and Mountain Home Ranges, ID.
L3Harris Vertex Aerospace LLC $65,603,271 for contractor operated and maintained base supply of the Air Education & Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft at Randolph AFB, TX; Laughlin AFB, TX; Vance AFB, OK; Columbus AFB, MS; and Pensacola NAS, FL.
Tutor Perini Corp. $25,998,795 to renovate the Cadet Field House at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
TRAINING – NAVY/USMC
AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. $171,047,763 for 36 TH-73A aircraft in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System program. AgustaWestland is owned by Leonardo DRS, which is headquartered in Rome.
CAE USA $11,328,529 for Navy T-44C ProLine 21 aircraft pilot training in Corpus Christi, TX.
Northrop Grumman $48,081,000 for sixteen GQM-163A Coyote supersonic sea skimming targets (full rate production, lot 14) for US Navy. Also procures associated technical and administrative data.
Baxter Healthcare Corp. $40,000,000 for infusion pumps and accessories.
Hill-Rom Co. Inc. $48,000,000 IDIQ for medical equipment and accessories for the DLA electronic catalog.
Medtronic USA Inc. $62,658,150 for spinal orthopedic procedural packages.
PDS Consultants Inc. $15,000,000 IDIQ for optical lenses.
Logistics Health Inc. $162,000,000 for health readiness support services to the military to meet medical and dental standards essential in maintaining a deployable force. Services include immunizations, physical examinations, periodic health assessments, post-deployment health reassessments, mental health assessments, dental examinations, dental treatment, laboratory services, etc.
Millennium Health & Fitness $9,200,000 for health promotion professionals that will develop, manage, and promote Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS) to all civilian employees in Air Force Materiel Command and Air Mobility Command. CHPS may include individual health counseling, group health education classes, telephonic wellness coaching, cardiac risk blood profile (HDL, LDL, cholesterol ratio and glucose), body composition analysis, online health risk appraisal, wellness challenges, and health awareness campaigns.
Solution One Industries $70,622,375 for expeditionary/contingency medical material services: logistical support personnel for routine staffing for assemblage packaging of war reserve materiel, inspection and audits. Also provides medical logistical support personnel for temporary surge in workload for contingency, humanitarian and base exercises. Supports 90 Air Force sites; 93 Air National Guard sites, four Army sites; and an undisclosed number of sites in support of the JANUS project.
FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
Epic Aviation LLC maximum $11,263,200 for jet fuel for the Air National Guard.
Bristol Engineering Services Co. $8,257,745 for construction and repair of natural gas lines at Twentynine Palms, CA.
TRANSPORTATION _ USTRANSCOM
Four additional companies (Alaska Airlines, HIan Airlines Inc., Jet Blue, Swift Air LLC) for domestic air cargo and passenger charter services for DOD and other federal government agencies in the continental U.S., all U.S. territories, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. The program (estimated $697,000,000) to which these corporations are added initially began in October 2018.
TRANSPORTATION _ MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
Hornbeck Offshore Operators $9,176,100 for the Undersea Rescue Command support vessel HOS Dominator in the Eastern Pacific vicinity of San Diego. May be employed worldwide. Vessel’s primary mission is to support Navy submarine rescue utilizing the Navy Submarine Rescue Chamber Flyaway System, Assessment Underwater Work System, and Navy Submarine Rescue Diving & Recompression System, including training. Vessel may also serve as escort for submarine sea trials, a diving platform, and for other missions as required.
Sealift Inc. of Delaware $8,030,000 to support MSC’s sealift program for U.S.-flagged container vessel M/V MAJ Bernard F. Fisher to support the Air Force for the prepositioning and transportation of cargo.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting LLC $80,943,352 for logistics services to manage, support and operate the Marine Corps Consolidated Storage Program warehouse network.
MOVING & REAL ESTATE
Franconia Real Estate Services $65,000,000 for the Defense National Relocation Program, which helps DOD civilians relocate to a new duty station. Reliance Relocation Services $65,000,000 for the Defense National Relocation Program.
ENVIRONMENTAL – The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional polluter in the world (in terms of carbon pollution, particulates, nuclear waste, runoff, etc.). The Pentagon hires Corporate America to remediate a fraction of the military’s pollution.
Hydrogeologic Inc., Cape Environmental Management Inc., Environmental Chemical Corp., Bhate Environmental Associates Inc., Bay West-Ahtna JV LLC, Bristol Environmental Remediation Services LLC, Kemron Environmental Services Inc., North Wind-CDM JV LLC $176,250,000 for environmental remediation projects.
Sysco $24,858,000 for full-line food distribution. Sysco $136,226,979 IDIQ for full-line food distribution for DOD, the Coast Guard, and federal civilian agencies. US Foods Inc. $17,000,000 for full-line food distribution.
Vermilion Valley Produce Co. $265,500,000 IDIQ for fresh fruits and vegetables for DOD and Department of Agriculture schools.
Sodexo Management Inc. $124,391,335 for management and operation of mess halls in support of the Marine Corps Regional Garrison Food Services Program in D.C.; Indian Head, MD; Quantico, VA; Norfolk, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Cherry Point, NC; Bogue, NC; New River, NC; Beaufort, SC; and Parris Island, SC. Sodexo Management Inc. $121,791,100 for management and operation of mess halls in support of the Marine Corps Regional Garrison Food Services Program in Camp Pendleton, CA; San Diego, CA; Twentynine Palms, CA; Miramar, CA; Yuma, AZ; and Bridgeport, CA.
BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES (BOSS) - BOSS typically includes some combination of the following services: custodial, electrical, fire & emergency services, grounds maintenance, janitorial services, management & administration, pavement clearance, pest control, public safety, vehicles & equipment service, waste management, wastewater. Security is sometimes included. This work was once done by the troops, prior to the Pentagon’s full adoption of neoliberal economic policies.
IAP Worldwide Services Inc. $9,112,276 for BOSS at Naval Support Activity Annapolis.
Kings Bay Support Services LLC $24,085,883 IDIQ for ongoing base operating support services, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA.
NetCentric Technology $379,785,967 (9.5 years) for engineering and operations services for all of Kirtland AFB’s civil engineer services. Includes general management, engineering, emergency management, operations and installation management. Services compromise the day-to-day base operations and maintenance functions at Kirtland AFB, NM.
Melwood Horticultural Training Center $10,543,339 for custodial services at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, MD.
BUSINESS & OFFICE & ADMIN – A January 2015 report noted that trimming some outsourced administrative waste 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 Pentagon’s budget.
Carahsoft $38,611,275 for a one-time license buy for SAP software.
HDR Engineering Inc. $8,492,340 for construction in support of Hurricane Florence Recovery Package 2, Camp Lejeune, NC. Phylway Construction LLC $59,310,781 to build hurricane protection features in Plaquemines Parrish, New Orleans, LA.
Keller North America $10,500,000 to create a cutoff wall in the East Branch Dam, Wilcox, PA.
Siemens Industry Inc. $54,000,000 IDIQ for a streamlined means to supply and install gas insulated switchgear at Arnold AFB, TN; Mountain View, CA; Eglin AFB, FL; Holloman AFB, NM; Kirtland AFB, NM; and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
B.L. Harbert International LLC $46,500,000 to repair and replace of existing taxiway pavements, shoulders, drainage, signage, lighting systems, duct banks, paint and markings and temporary taxiways at Joint Base Andrews, MD.
RC Construction Co. and Millstone Weber JV $81,499,929 to remove and replace existing electrical equipment, including airfield lighting and lighting vault equipment, and the reconstruction of Runway 05-23 at Pope Army Airfield.
Engineering Arresting Systems Corp. $15,691,772 for the Mobile Runway Edge Sheave (MRES).
MAINLAND CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Endless war requires endless construction and building repair. An added bonus for the Pentagon and the U.S. war industry is how this construction activity effectively co-opts construction workers within the working class, making them feel like they’re on the same team as the troops. It is a very powerful narcotic.
Barnhart-Reese Construction $8,061,699 for repair/renovation of Mess Hall Building 2403 at Camp Pendleton, CA. Barnhart-Reese Construction $15,814,642 to repair Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Building 210905 at Camp Pendleton.
Brantley Construction Services $16,540,566 for Destroyer Slip South Quay Wall restoration at Naval Station Mayport.
Collins Engineers $30,000,000 IDIQ for multi-discipline architect-engineering services in support of small waterfront projects primarily in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic.
IAP-ECC LLC $84,547,765 for construction & maintenance of a contractor berthing camp at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA, in support of earthquake recovery. Facilities include fencing, living/sleeping units, operational center and a security station.
I.E. Pacific Inc. $8,123,000 to repair a bachelors enlisted quarters– Building 53451 – and repair a water channel at Camp Pendleton.
Journey Construction Inc., Pace-Amtex JV LLC, GMA Construction Group, Pro-Mark Services Inc. Sea Pac Engineering $150,000,000 IDIQ for construction at Dyess AFB, TX.
McCarthy HITT - Next NGA West JV $8,982,180 for a resident management system for USACE Kansas City, MO.
Turner Construction Co. $34,050,240 to build a new aircraft hangar facility at Redstone Arsenal, AL.
14 corporations (including regulars: RQ Construction and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.) max. $2,500,000,000 IDIQ for construction, repair, and renovation at government installations in NAVFAC Southwest (CA, AZ, NV, UT, CO, NM). Projects may include, but are not limited to, airport buildings, office/administrative buildings, communications facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, armories, parking garages, barracks facilities, prison facilities, fire stations, religious buildings, hotels, dining facilities, hospital/medical facilities, warehouse facilities, school facilities and/or retail facilities.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock $15,844,050 for maintenance dredging in St. Mary’s, GA. Norfolk Dredging Co. $20,490,500 to remove dredging material from the Delaware River in Bellafonte, DE.
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Christian Sorensen (@cp_sorensen) is the author of Understanding the War Industry and a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN).