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 October 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.
L3Harris $44,651,345 for FMS (unnamed): engineering, procurement, and fabrication for modification, installation, and testing of an unspecified aircraft mission system. L3Harris $9,090,496 for FMS (unnamed): management support services.
Lockheed Martin $9,835,348 for FMS (unnamed): non-recurring engineering for target designator sets and electro-optical for Textron AH-1Z helicopters.
Lockheed Martin $193,980,348 for FMS (Greece): four MH-60R aircraft, and three airborne low frequency sonars.
DRS $10,425,596 for FMS (Kuwait): Direct Support Electrical System Test sets.
Lockheed Martin $13,739,845 for FMS (Jordan): one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.
Longbow Ltd. $32,154,552 for FMS (India, Morocco, Netherlands, and UAE): spare parts kits for AH-64E helicopters.
PKL Services $13,757,191 to continue providing F-15 maintenance & operations training for Singapore at Mountain Home AFB, ID.
Boeing $342,120,528 for FMS (Japan): two more KC-46A aircraft Lockheed Martin $35,582,832 for FMS (Japan): Aegis FMS Baseline J7.B development and SPY-7(V) 1 radar production, integration and test planning support.
UNINHABITED AIR VEHICLES & CRAFT
General Atomics $70,706,229 for engineering and technical services for R&D, integration, test, sustainment, and operation of General Atomics drones.
AstraZeneca $60,000,000 to manufacture AZD7442, a combination antibody product intended to prevent or treat clinical effects of SARS-CoV-2, for a minimum of 100,000 treatment courses. AstraZeneca $286,927,159 for 200 million doses of AZD1222 vaccine.
Eli Lilly & Co. $312,500,000 for monoclonal antibody therapeutic LY-CoV555.
Hologic Inc. $119,285,089 for SARS-CoV-2 molecular test production and capacity expansion.
InBios International Inc. $12,670,301 to expand production capability for COVID-19 rapid test.
Palantir $9,000,000 for the Palantir Gotham platform for the COVID-19 response at Los Angeles AFB, CA. Gotham is commercial software to be accessed by the Air Force to help coordinate decisions in response to the pandemic.
Tecan US $32,862,500 for expansion of U.S. domestic production capacity for robotic pipette tips by standing up infrastructure and increasing production capacity with Tecan US Inc.
Aegis Defense Services $15,974,994 to security service protection for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
DynCorp $70,743,464 for Air Force Central Command War Reserve Materiel (WRM) at Shaw AFB, SC; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; and the UAE.
Gulf Warehousing Co. of Qatar, Marine Agency Co. Ltd of South Korea, and Seaway Agencies Pty Ltd of Australia $1,061,000,000 for husbanding, management, and integration services consisting of charter & hire, utilities, force protection, communications, and land transportation to support maritime forces of DOD, other U.S. government agencies, and other nations participating in U.S. military or NATO exercises and missions. 32 firms, including many headquartered outside the U.S., estimated $1,061,000,000 (5 years) to provide husbanding, management, and integration services consisting of charter and hire, utilities, force protection, communications and land transportation services to support maritime forces of DOD, other U.S. government agencies, and other nations participating in U.S. military or NATO exercises and missions. Work in thirty geographic regions: UAE (14%); Philippines (10%); Djibouti (7%); Eastern U.S. and U.S. territories (6%); Southeastern Asia 2 (5%); Indian Ocean (5%); South Korea (5%); South America (5%); Singapore (4%); Western CA (4%); Southeastern Asia 1 (3%); Bahrain (3%); Oman (3%); Oceania (2%); China and Russia (2%); U.K./Western Europe (North Sea) (2%); Italy (2%); Eastern Europe/Black Sea (2%); Western Europe (Mediterranean) (2%); Northern Atlantic (2%); Panama (2%); North America (2%); Japan (1%); Greece (1%); Africa (1%); Middle East (1%); Central America (1%); Caribbean and Bermuda (1%); Eastern U.S. territories (1%); Western U.S. territories (1%).
For construction in Latvia and Lithuania, $49,950,000 to 7 firms: 2 from USA (Relyant Global LLC, Tartu Bryan JV); 2 from Lithuania (Infes UAB, Mitnija UAB); SKE Support Services Gmbh of Goldbach, Germany; Sociedad Española De Montajes Industriales of Madrid, Spain; and RCI Gulbene SIA of Gulbene, Latvia.
D Square LLC & AU Authum KI, Hawk-Niking LLC, MACNAK-BCP JV, Tokunaga Elite JV LLC $80,000,000 each for construction projects located primarily within NAVFAC Hawai‘i.
Yahata Marine K.K. of Japan $61,000,000 for husbanding, management, and integration services consisting of general charter and hire, utilities, force protection, communications and land transportation services to support maritime forces of DOD, other U.S. government agencies, and other nations participating in U.S. military or NATO exercises and missions. Work in Southeastern Asia 1 (49%); Oceania (26%); Japan (25%).
Barbaricum LLC, iGov Technologies, NexTech Solutions $780,000,000 for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) related equipment and incidental development and/or other services in the categories of system integration, hardware & modifications, specialized communications solutions, and networks and signal processing capabilities.
Trofholz Technologies Inc. $15,000,000 for contractor-provided non-personal Integrated Electronic Security System services in support of Naval Special Warfare Command enterprise requirements.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Battelle Memorial Institute $12,899,128, for development of a novel, nonsurgical, bi-directional brain-computer interface with high spacio-temporal resolution and low latency for potential human use.
General Dynamics $7,869,884 for classified IT services for DARPA, Arlington, VA.
MRIGlobal $12,674,104 to develop a flexible detection system consisting of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-based assays paired with reconfigurable point-of-need and massively multi-plexed devices for diagnostics and surveillance.
SecuriGence LLC $68,745,415 for multi-network support services: IT services, support, engineering, and infrastructure necessary to implement DARPA IT operational, mission and research objectives.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA)
Construction Outfitters International, Fluor, Weston Solutions, Greenway Enterprises, and Amentum $95,000,000 for facility renovations and repair at DIA defense attaché offices in U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide.
JOINT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER (JAIC)
Barbaricum LLC, Cyber Point International LLC, Elder Research Inc., Enterprise Resource Performance Inc., Redhorse Corp. $100,000,000 to provide services to DOD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Missions Directorate. Services include software development, machine learning, cognitive and systems engineering, operations research, and user experience design.
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.
Mississippi State University $11,131,723 for simulation-based reliability and safety virtual prototyping of autonomy-enabled ground systems.
University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory $101,353,724 for research, development, engineering, and test & evaluation for programs throughout DOD within its approved core competency areas, including: (1) experimental oceanography; (2) acoustic propagation; (3) underwater instrumentation & equipment; (4) marine corrosion; (5) acoustic & related systems; (6) simulations & signal processing; (7) mission related and public service oriented R&D.
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 $138,769,282 to continue developing pilot training device software to “align the F-35 air system with continued capability development.” Also provides testing and continuous re-certification activities for dual capable F-35 aircraft “as Block 4 capabilities are developed, matured and fielded.”
Lockheed Martin $12,663,878 for F-35 lot 11 diminishing manufacturing sources redesign of the Electrical Optical Targeting System, 270V Battery Cell Separator, and a component for the Helmet Mounted Display System.
Lockheed Martin $73,844,598 for continued F-35 development lab infrastructure activities and recurring administration, maintenance, and preparation of F-35 labs “to test developed configurations across the F-35 platform.”
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $27,897,619 for removal, repair and replacement of V-22 spindle bearings.
General Dynamics $24,072,455 for gas generators for use in the suppression system onboard the V-22 aircraft to provide explosion/fire suppression capabilities. FMS Japan = 2.4%.
Honeywell $15,851,900 for V-22 spare parts.
L3Harris $97,505,000 for repair and return of line-replaceable unit/standard equipment module assets of ALQ-211 systems of F-16 Advanced Integrated Defense Electronic Warfare Suite. Involves FMS: Chile, India, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Turkey, Iraq, Morocco.
Boeing $28,912,436 for radomes for F/A-18 E-G aircraft.
Northrop Grumman $9,789,348 for labor to retrofit link 16 crypto-modernization/hybrid-beyond line of sight capabilities on thirty-four E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
L3Harris $23,836,458 to perform survivable super high frequency upgrades to the E-4B.
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
AAR Aircraft Services $67,262,091 for P-8A Poseidon aircraft depot maintenance, fulfillment of depot in-service repair/planner and estimator requirements, technical directive incorporation, airframe modifications, aircraft on ground support, and removal & replacement of engines for US Navy, Australia, and FMS customers.
StandardAero Inc. $46,003,699 for P-8A Poseidon engine (CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE) depot-level maintenance and repair for USA, Australia, and other FMS.
Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility – Stennis LLC $92,800,000 for C‐5M sustainment in Waco, TX.
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.”
Energetics Technology Center $15,606,996 for Automated Global Energetics Science and Technology (S&T) Awareness, which has 3 major components: (1) National energetics study will collect and analyze information in support of the requirement to develop a plan that fulfills the request of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2020, Section 253. (2) Automated global energetics S&T awareness will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of an approach to enable machine-assisted energetics S&T global awareness. (3) Energetics ecosystem will utilize a tool to assist DOD research and development centers with establishing/enhancing innovation and commercialization ecosystems.
Privoro $37,100,000 for prototyping and pilot work to support the establishment of a platform for “secure mobility that will bring the advantages of commercial mobile technology to government agencies” for Air Force Research Lab.
Honeywell $11,638,078 for critical design review re: Space Enterprise Technologies. Experiment, evaluate, and “perform process development back-end pillar fabrication process” for Air Force Research Lab.
ARSENALS – Corporations run what remains of the U.S. arsenal system.
Calgon Carbon $18,920,000 for activated, impregnated copper-silver-zinc-molybdenum-triethylenediamine carbon in support of M49 and M98 filter production at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
Craig Technical Consulting $49,845,380 to procure scientific and engineering support services for the Army Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Lockheed Martin $16,590,126 for 190 spare parts and support for repair & maintenance of the CH-53K aircraft. Lockheed Martin $550,372,323 for six CH-53K aircraft, associated aircraft, programmatic and logistics support, rate tooling, and physical configuration audits.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC $56,339,955 for depot level maintenance services on aircraft, aircraft engines, associated systems, equipment, components and materials for AV-8B, C-130, C-2, E-2, EA-6B, F/A-18, H-1, H-53, H-60, MQ-8, P-3, P-8, F-35 and V-22 aircraft in support of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.
DynCorp $60,040,851 for maintenance and logistics support on aircraft, systems, subsystems, aircrew systems, search and rescue equipment and support equipment for P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, AV-8B Harrier II, H-60 Seahawk and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft in support of the Naval Test Wing Pacific Command.
Hydraulics International $377,357,493 for multiple pieces of hydraulic equipment and hydraulic fluid purification systems to be used on multiple aviation platforms.
AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION, PODS & SENSORS
Aeronix Inc. $8,516,838 for data interface units for the U.S. Air Force.
L3Harris $21,897,981 for Data Link Compatibility Module components.
AIRCRAFT PERSONNEL DEVICES
AMI Industries $700,000,000 for the delta qualification, production and fielding of a next generation ejection seat.
BAE Systems $13,365,920 for time and materials for Mobility Air Forces Automated Flight Planning Service (MAFPS) Functional On-Site Support Element. Services include support desk activities and assistance with MAFPS flight plan requests, data management, application training, creation/routing/tracking/analysis of customer requests/trouble tickets (trend analysis) and resulting products to ensure Air Operations Center mission requirements are met.
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)
Lockheed Martin $12,078,333 for Littoral Combat Ship USS Cooperstown (LCS 23).
Lockheed Martin $78,530,376 for class design services for the Littoral Combat Ship program.
ARLEIGH BURKE-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG)
DRS $10,503,852 for DDG 51-class destroyer program: an engineering change proposal to the Energy Storage Module that will provide capability to supply power to a directed energy load and includes design, build and testing for a total of two prototype units.
General Dynamics $327,822,562 for lead yard support and development studies & design re: Virginia-class submarines. General Dynamics $25,053,891 for more development studies and design re: Virginia-class submarines. General Dynamics $10,186,100 for planning and execution efforts, in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and other work on USS Delaware (SSN 791).
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
Huntington Ingalls Industries $9,485,744 to replace the distributed integrated power node centers with Mark C. Pope ADV 180 on Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer DDG 121. Huntington Ingalls Industries $8,202,768 to replace the distributed integrated power node centers with Mark C. Pope ADV 180 on DDG 123.
Alabama Shipyard $17,902,644 for a 76-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11).
Detyens Shipyard $10,884,056 for post shakedown availability and dry-docking of the expeditionary fast transport USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11).
Vigor Marine $17,861,520 to support USS Chosin (CG 65) extended dry-docking selected restricted availability in Seattle, WA.
BAE Systems $33,673,319 for two overhauled/upgraded MK45 Mod 4 gun mounts, and their associated components, to include Mk63 Mod 1 weather shields, Mod 4 manufacture kits, and Mod 0 gun barrels.
SAIC $22,614,979 for First Article testing and production of fuel tank assemblies for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo, engineering services with associated other direct costs, and contract data requirements list.
SHIP OPERATION – THIRD PARTY
Offshore Service Vessels $10,756,185 to continue U.S. flag Jones Act service support vessel Motor Vessel Alyssa Chouest, utilized to launch and recover Navy submersibles, divers and small craft.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
Q.E.D. Systems Inc. $76,360,281 for specification development and availability execution support (formerly known as third party planning services) for guided missile cruiser, guided missile destroyer, landing helicopter assault, landing helicopter dock landing platform dock, and dock landing ship class vessels.
Raytheon $9,455,861 for electronic switches for U.S. Navy.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
BAE Systems $94,022,896 for airborne capabilities integration, including but not limited to sensors, communications systems, weapons systems and control technologies for a variety of manned and unmanned airborne platforms in support of the Airborne Systems Integration Division, NAWCAD, Patuxent River, MD. BAE Systems $65,704,035 for air traffic control platform integration technical and engineering services, including systems production, development, test, evaluation and improvement; operational software development and maintenance; field change programs; test beds; overhaul and restoration; and fleet and supply support in support of the Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems Division systems and subsystems, NAWCAD, Patuxent River, MD.
Smartronix LLC $78,281,152 for airborne capabilities integration support, including development, design, coding, integration, demonstration and validation of software for embedded systems, real time operating systems and hardware and software systems.
Technology Security Associates $83,287,546 for platform security and related support services (including security modeling, program security management, trusted systems & network, cybersecurity, anti-tamper, system security engineering, international programs security support, acquisition security support, communications security support and physical security, force protection, anti-terrorism, and emergency management support) for Naval Air System Command and the Naval Air Warfare Centers.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION (NAWCWD)
Systems Application & Technologies Inc. $26,540,541 for maintenance on both aerial and seaborne assets, including air and sea vehicles and vessels used for training and test events. Aerial assets include subsonic and supersonic aerial targets, while seaborne assets include a combination of target and training support vessels.
Upcavage, Bauer and Crane Inc. $48,292,758 for production, test, and delivery of up to 500 Steerable Antenna Systems for electronic warfare/electronic attack pods AN/ALQ-167, AN/AST-9, AN/DLQ-9, and sub-scale targets BQM-34, BQM-74, BQM-167 and BQM-177 in support of U.S. weapon system testing supported by the Airborne Threat Simulation Organization. Also provides sustainment engineering to include teardown, evaluation and repair and modification services.
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER (NSWC)
FLIR Surveillance $14,565,377 for BRITE Star Block II systems, repair actions, data, provision item order, training and engineering services. Some FMS to Czech Republic ($8,179,077).
TestVonics Inc. $10,139,475 for air data calibrator systems to support NAVAIR Metrology & Calibration Program. The calibrator systems are used at intermediate & depot level calibration labs (afloat and ashore) to control and measure altitude and airspeed pressure in automated test applications.
NAVAL INFORMATION WARFARE CENTER PACIFIC (NAVWAR)
McKean Defense Group $12,228,590 to provide engineering support for Consolidated Afloat Networks & Enterprise Services (CANES) to include technical and programmatic services for networking, communications and computer systems and associated certification and information assurance for new developments, current operations and planned upgrades.
Raytheon $12,699,161 for Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance & Targeting (originally a DARPA project) for Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic.
SAIC $10,757,780 for support (includes production management, integration and fabrication and system and component procurement) Network Integration Engineering Facility production services, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
Serco Inc. $11,478,415 for support (includes production management, integration and fabrication, and system and component procurement) of Network Integration Engineering Facility production services, Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific.
NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSUP)
Tekla Research Inc. $24,405,000 for test & evaluation support services for Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force Expeditionary Warfare Division, Norfolk, VA.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & THE CLOUD
SAIC, General Dynamics, and NCI Information Systems $800,000,000 for engineering related activities in support U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / CYBER
Dark Wolf Solutions $9,087,314 for cyber innovation services: software penetration testing and adversarial assessment at Hill AFB, UT.
ICF Inc. $14,155,272 for defense cyber operation services in Maryland (Fort Meade, Columbia, Adelphi, and Aberdeen Proving Ground), Fort Belvoir, VA; San Antonio, TX; Colorado Springs, CO.
Bren-Tronics Inc. ($14,817,852) and Mathews Associates ($9,758,182) for lithium-ion batteries used in multiple communications platforms.
L3Harris $87,712,000 for up to 169 Marine Corps Wideband Satellite – Expeditionary systems.
Perspecta Labs Inc. $17,790,079 for engineering and telecommunication standards support “to enhance national security and emergency preparedness services” by enabling Next Generation Network Priority Services over the Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem and Long Term Evolution networks.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
Boeing $298,369,312 for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program: prototype payload, develop hardware and software.
Boeing $7,176,568 for engineering support for a hosted payload accommodation effort re: Wideband Global Satellite Communication, Block II.
SpaceX $149,175,246 for the Space Development Agency Tracking Layer Tranche 0, Wide Field of View program. Includes on-time delivery of space vehicles and optical wide field of view payloads. L3Harris $193,599,342 for the Space Development Agency Tracking Layer Tranche 0, Wide Field of View program. Includes on-time delivery of space vehicles and optical wide field of view payloads.
Perspecta Engineering $17,890,322 for overall technical leadership for integrating Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 elements and executing on-orbit tests and experiments, culminating in a Capstone event which demonstrates potential capabilities.
Raytheon $7,107,820 for miniaturized airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver 2K-M development.
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 one of the most lucrative sectors of the U.S. war industry.
a.i. solutions Inc. $77,728,390 for quality and mission assurance advisory and assistance services in the National Capital Region; Dahlgren, VA; Huntsville, AL; Kirtland AFB, NM; Fort Greely, AK; Orlando, FL; Moorestown, NJ; Tucson, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Promontory, UT; Joplin, MO; and other locations as directed.
Lockheed Martin $724,001,438 for full development and lifecycle engineering for the Aegis Weapon System fielding for cruisers, destroyers and Aegis Ashore configurations.
BALLISTIC MISSILES / NUCLEAR WEAPONRY
Boeing $59,097,371 to provide the U.S. and U.K. Trident II (D5) maintenance, rebuilding and technical services in support of the navigation subsystem. Lockheed Martin $68,603,033 for Trident II SSP Shipboard Integration Increment 8 and 16 on U.S. Columbia class and U.K. Dreadnought class navigation subsystem. Northrop Grumman $29,541,061 for technical engineering support and integration for Trident II and SSGN: field services at sites and shipyards in Sunnyvale, CA (52%); Bangor, WA (18%); Kings Bay, GA (14%); Rocket Center, WV (7%); Cape Canaveral, FL (4%); St. Charles, MO (3%); Camarillo, CA (2%). Peraton $13,891,979 for program support services for the Trident II reentry subsystem. Systems Planning & Analysis Inc. $85,377,546 for the acquisition of technical services, program support, assessments, special studies and systems engineering for Trident II.
Gryphon Technologies $49,503,924 for processing, analysis, and evaluation of environmental samples and other associated services in support of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s (AFTAC) mission. Also analyzes calibration samples and conducts studies on analytical techniques, instrumentation and data handling advancements.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
Northrop Grumman $75,006,130 for program management support, sustaining engineering, repairs, consumable parts, and production of common munition built-in-tester reprogramming equipment (CMBRE) systems. CMBRE is a portable field tester and mission programmer for test and reprogramming of guided munitions.
Raytheon $192,000,000 for AMRAAM system development test activities to include laboratory management, field-team test support, testing and analysis.
BAE Systems $17,290,912 for two 57mm MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts and associated hardware. Work in Karlskoga, Sweden (93%); Louisville, KY (7%). BAE Systems $8,934,292 for engineering services, open, inspect and repair services and spare and component parts in support of the MK 110 MOD 0 gun mount. Work in Louisville, KY (50%); Karlskoga, Sweden (50%).
General Dynamics $11,949,962 for Abrams tank systems technical support.
General Dynamics $12,076,618 for Utility Bus Interface Modules in Tallahassee, FL.
Oshkosh Defense $11,340,637 for tire and wheel assemblies for U.S. Army.
Ibis Tek Inc. $229,062,184 for the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles protection kit.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
American Rheinmetall Munition $32,449,901 (from $59,703,284 to $92,153,184) for up 1,051,734 additional MK281 MOD 3 40MM high velocity day/night practice cartridges.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Aurora Industries (Puerto Rico) $49,763,100 for duffle bags.
National Industries for the Blind $13,676,269 for advanced combat helmet pad suspension systems for U.S. Army.
The National Industries for the Blind $8,728,339 for moisture wicking t-shirts for U.S. Army.
Ja Apparel Corp. $9,342,555 for men’s dress coats for U.S. Army.
Burlington Industries $8,134,668 for wool, serge, sponged mothproof cloth for U.S. Navy.
TRAINING – ARMY
Test & Evaluation Services & Technologies LLC $15,217,605 for threat systems operation & maintenance integrated support.
TRAINING – NAVY/USMC
FlightSafety Services Corp. $13,906,642 for aircrew training services (instruction, operation, curriculum support) for TH-57B/C in Whiting Field, FL.
WGL Energy Services Inc. ($84,270,116), Reliant Energy Northeast ($48,256,472), AEP Energy ($15,924,871), MP2 Energy NE ($15,124,148), Dynegy Energy Services (East) LLC ($9,060,198) to supply and deliver electricity and ancillary/incidental services for the military, Argonne National Laboratory, Bettis Atomic Power Lab, U.S. National Arboretum, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Communication Support System Group, National Agricultural Library, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, DLA, Defense Contract Management Agency and other federal civilian agencies.
RLF and Sherlock Smith and Adams JV $7,412,091 for addition & alteration to the ambulatory care center, MCAS Miramar.
FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
Avfuel Corp. $9,610,200 for jet fuel for the Air National Guard. Brad Hall & Associates Inc. ($53,709,214), American Energy & Fuel System ($53,709,214), Petroleum Traders Corp. ($44,230,576), Mansfield Oil Company of Gainesville ($11,383,071), Stonewin LLC ($10,923,079) for various types of fuel for DOD and federal civilian agencies.
WGL Energy Services Inc. ($35,243,557), Direct Energy Business Marketing ($22,671,935), Enspire Energy ($16,476,727), UGI Energy Services ($12,570,456) for natural gas.
Wolverine Supply $8,649,500 to repair the Blackstart Generator at the Eielson AFB central heat and power plant, AK.
TRANSPORTATION _ USTRANSCOM
Amerijet International $13,419,759 for international, commercial, door-to-door, cargo transportation services. Air Transport International $10,805,358 for international, commercial, door to door, cargo transportation services.
American President Lines $142,730,774 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier LLC $85,444,626 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Farrell Lines Inc. $63,026,301 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Hapag-Lloyd USA $56,870,780 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Liberty Global Logistics LLC $69,533,730 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Maersk $173,052,625 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Matson Navigation Co. $72,447,073 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Schuyler Line Navigation $12,386,038 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. TOTE Maritime $19,787,662 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. TOTE Maritime $14,243,656 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Waterman Transport $34,585,142 for continued international ocean and intermodal distribution services.
Delta Air $28,026,000 for continued international long-range and short-range charter airlift services. National Air Cargo Group $110,406,000 for continued international long-range and short-range charter airlift services. Sun Country Airlines $59,112,000 for international charter airlift services: support the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and provides international long-range and short-range charter airlift services for DOD.
Phoenix Air Group $7,051,282 for continued chartered passenger airlift services to the Naval Air Warfare Center, Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and China Lake, CA.
The Federal Express Team (American Airlines, Amerijet International, Atlas Air, FedEx, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Eastern Airlines LLC, Hawaiian Airlines) $1,630,630,000 for continued international long-range and short-range charter airlift services for DOD.
The Patriot Team (ABX Air Inc., Air Transport International, JetBlue, Kalitta Air, Northern Air Cargo, Omni Air International LLC, United Air, UPS, Western Global Airlines) $1,447,524,000 for continued international long-range and short-range charter airlift services for DOD.
Tapestry Solutions $8,522,321 for Global Decision Support System application support services, Scott AFB, IL. InfoReliance LLC $8,183,001 for Global Air Transportation Execution System application and system support.
TRANSPORTATION _ MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
Schuyler Line Navigation Co. $11,406,250 to continue to provide one U.S. flagged chemical and oil products tanker MT SLNC Goodwill in support of DLA Energy for the transportation of clean petroleum products in the Far East region.
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 some of the military’s pollution.
CAPE Environmental Management $90,000,000 for environmental remedial action at sites within NAVFAC Pacific.
Brockington & Associates, New South Associates Inc., Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc., Environmental Solutions & Innovations Inc. $83,000,000 for multidisciplinary cultural resource-related services for projects undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District.
National Conferencing Inc. $13,492,970 to provide event planning, coordination and logistical support for training requirements of Department of the Army, Chief of Chaplains.
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.
J&J Maintenance Inc. $25,483,823 for housekeeping services at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.
Railroad Construction Co. $9,759,564 for base operations support services at Naval Weapons Station Earle, NJ; and Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, PA: maintenance of railroad switch turnouts, maintenance of railroad track rights-of way, to include weed control and tree trimming; ultrasonic testing of railroad track components; maintenance of railroad crossings; and repair of railroad trackage.
Cherokee Insights $10,012,035 for analytic studies to assist senior leaders at the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency with strategic and operational decision making to ensure a medically-ready force.
Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc.; Systems Planning & Analysis Inc., and Metron Inc. $35,478,966 to provide analytical, engineering, scientific and programming services in support of the program objective memorandum of the Chief of Naval Operations in the areas of manpower, fleet readiness and logistics capabilities.
Deloitte & Touche $52,928,501 for audit remediation, risk management, financial management & reporting, data analytics, and related services for deputy chief financial officer within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Guidehouse LLP $15,697,724 for audit and data analytics support to the deputy chief financial officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
Ernst & Young LLP $98,142,615 for audit services for DOD Office of Inspector General audits of DLA financial statements. Ernst & Young $263,438,451 for financial statement audit services for the Navy, Alexandria, VA.
KPMG LLP $224,033,259 for audit services for DOD Office of Inspector General audits of Army financial statements.
American Posts LLC $30,000,000 for fence posts in various sizes.
Spence Brothers $19,304,000 to modify the Union Street Dam and a bi-directional fish passage, Traverse City, MI.
PAVING & AIRFIELD REHABILITATION
Airfield Contracting $9,242,034 to repair transient parking ramp projects at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, GA.
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.
Bowen Engineering Corp. $83,424,684 for constructing an underwater launch test facility at Naval Support Activity, Crane, IN.
KOMAN Construction $20,062,515 for humidity control, and repair the interior administrative areas of B3 at Tinker AFB, OK.
7 corporations $140,000,000 for property maintenance, repair, alteration, and minor construction in San Antonio, TX.
12 corporations received $247,000,000 for construction projects at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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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), an organization of expert critical military veterans and national security professionals.