Hundreds of corporations, big and small, comprise the US war industry. Endless war is the most profitable racket on Earth. Here are the contracts issued during January 2021.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – The US war industry sells to capitalist regimes around the world through direct commercial sales and foreign military sales. FMS tend to deal with big-ticket items or goods and services of a sensitive nature. Through FMS, the US government procures and transfers industry goods and services to the allied government. In fiscal year 2020, the war industry sold $50.8 billion through FMS, and $124.3 billion through direct commercial sales.
Amentum (recently acquired DynCorp) $27,700,947 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): maintenance support services for Saudi Arabia's Land Forces Aviation Command Aviation program. AITC-Five Domains JV $19,803,618 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): train, advise, assist and mentor services in Riyadh.
Boeing $21,670,000 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): convert Saudi Air Force F-15S into an F-15SA aircraft. Includes program management, reach-back support for the 48 continental United States and D.C.; temporary on-site for outside the continental U.S. assistance (if needed); round robin repairs.
BAE Systems $11,621,232 for 1,512 radio frequency countermeasures for F-35 aircraft for FMS.
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $25,523,136 for FMS (Japan): nine right aft sponson fuel tank kits for V-22. Also provides development & updates to existing technical data.
Boeing $8,624,300 for P-8A engine build-up kits and associated mating to core engine—one for New Zealand and one for Australia.
Boeing $8,756,417 for FMS (UK): contractor logistics support for the P-8A Poseidon. Work in Seattle, WA (60%), and Lossiemouth, Scotland (40%).
Boeing $20,864,609 for FMS (Kuwait): new scope for integrated logistics support for 22 F/A-18E and six F/A-18F. Kay & Associates Inc. $69,515,496 for FMS (Kuwait): maintenance and support services for F/A-18 aircraft and associated equipment in support.
Boeing $20,333,921 for FMS (Morocco): long lead integrated logistics support, initial spares package and peculiar ground support equipment.
Lockheed Martin $49,663,781 for 19 AN/AAQ-30A Target Sight Systems; 14 for Bahrain and five for the Czech Republic.
Lockheed Martin $254,708,912 for FMS (UAE): maintenance and sustainment for two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense batteries: logistics management, logistics product database, training, missile and ground repair and return, hardware/software development and sustainment, hardware in the loop, engineering services, missile field surveillance program, and specialty engineering.
Lockheed Martin $64,266,809 for development, integration, test, and delivery of the F-16 Joint Mission Planning System Unique Planning Component / Mission Planning Environment software updates. Involves FMS to Slovakia, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Morocco, Greece, UAE, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, and Thailand.
Lockheed Martin for engineering and technical services on Aegis Combat System and Aegis weapon system equipment & computer programs. Involves FMS ($113,612,854) to Japan, Australia, S. Korea, Norway, Spain, Canada.
Lockheed Martin $13,125,284 for continued maintenance and sustainment operation support for Norway Italy F-35 Reprogramming Lab systems and consumables at Eglin AFB, FL. Paid for in part with non-DOD partnership funds.
Raytheon $8,520,414 to procure long lead material for Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) FMS production (rounds, instrumental kits, engineering, spares) for S. Korea, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, and Japan.
Teledyne Brown Engineering $39,211,704 for MK11 shallow water combat submersibles. FMS country name withheld per international agreement.
Continuus Pharmaceuticals $69,300,000 to develop production capability for critical active pharmaceutical ingredients and final dosage form medicines using their proprietary integrated continuous manufacturing technology.
Eli Lilly and Co. $625,000,000 for 500,000 doses of LY-CoV555, a COVID-19 therapeutic drug treatment.
Hardwood Products Co. $110,085,000 for industrial base expansion of domestic production capacity (equipment and machinery) for medical foam tip swabs.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals $2,625,000,000 for 1.25 million courses of a monoclonal antibody therapeutic (a combination of casirivimab and imdevimab) for COVID-19.
Berry Aviation $179,451,602 for continued rotary and fixed-wing airlift support services, including passenger, cargo, casualty evacuation, personnel recovery, and air drop in continental Africa, African islands, and countries supporting operations in Africa, such as Germany and Italy.
KBR $8,203,733 IDIQ for base operating support services at the Navy Compound, Quay 9, Jebel Ali, UAE.
Black Construction/Mace International JV $28,877,806 to repair deep-draft wharf infrastructure at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia.
San Juan-Black & Veatch International Ltd. JV $23,145,586 to repair the north parking apron, phase I, at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia.
Black & Veatch, Coplan-Merrick JV, and WSP USA Solutions will compete for orders under a $49,000,000 total for General Architect-Engineer Services in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
SAFE Boats International $19,969,119 for long lead time material and associated pre-production and planning support for two MK VI patrol boats to be delivered to Ukraine. Title 10 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding obligated.
Vectrus $15,785,417 for information technology (IT) services for 2nd Theater Signal Brigade in Germany and Italy.
H2O Guam JV $97,995,000 for repair and modernization of Lima Wharf and appurtenances at Apra Harbor, Naval Base Guam.
InSynergy Engineering, Inc., MK Engineers Ltd., Nakamura Oyama & Associates, Inc. compete for orders under $9,900,000 for architect-engineer electrical services in the Honolulu area.
Pond Constructors $9,468,778 to maintain and repair petroleum systems and facilities in Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Shemya, King Salmon) and Hawai‘i (Pohakuloa, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Ewa Beach, Kaneohe Bay).
Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS), Federal Resources Supply, Noble Supply, SupplyCore, Tactical Survival Specialties, and W.S. Darley & Co. share up to $33,000,000,000 IDIQ for the fifth generation Special Operations Equipment (SOE) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program: includes the total logistics support for the special operational equipment requirements of military installations, federal agencies, and other authorized DLA customers worldwide.
EG Designbuild $16,239,000 to build a special operations watercraft maintenance facility at NAS, Key West, FL.
Raytheon’s Rockwell Collins $12,797,070 for life-cycle contractor support and hardware for the Common Avionics Architecture System, Cockpit Management System, Airborne Mission Network, Secure Real Time Video and Aircraft Management Systems for SOCOM.
MN-BMCD SE JV $60,000,000 IDIQ for professional architectural and engineering services in support of waterfront projects in NAVFAC Southeast. Includes Andros Island, Bahamas (10%); Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (10%).
US Foods Inc $390,000,000 for full-line food distribution in FL, Cuba and Bahamas.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
General Electric $10,197,968 to develop a mobile automated manufacturing platform to provide just-in-time manufacturing of nucleic acid countermeasures to rapidly produce doses of nucleic acid therapeutics or prophylactics. For DARPA via the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific, San Diego.
Lockheed Martin $58,905,062 for development of the integrated OpFires system. Includes risk reduction testing to achieve a system-level critical design maturity.
Raytheon $17,949,424 to work on the System of Systems Enhanced Small Unit (SESU) contract for DARPA.
Raytheon $10,448,906 for a DARPA research project for the Joint All-Domain Warfighting Software (JAWS) program. Aims to develop a software suite for better theater scale battle management command & control using automation and predictive analytics. This would develop the “enabling software for the warfighter to adaptably setup and execute synchronized kill webs encompassing the undersea, sea surface, land, air, space and electromagnetic domains.”
CORPORATE CAPTURE OF U.S. INTELLIGENCE / ESPIONAGE
Booz Allen Hamilton $21,744,548 for additional hours developing electro-optical emerging data sources as part of the Assured Cyber Enterprise for the Intelligence Community Program.
Buffalo Group LLC $14,093,489 for Department of the Army Intelligence Information Services intelligence operations support services, Fort Belvoir, VA.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA)
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas $45,000,000 to provide the Defense Intelligence Agency with furniture products and services.
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.
BAE Systems $69,727,000 for 1,512 radio frequency countermeasures for F-35 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin $13,036,252 for non-recurring site stand-up activity, capability development, IT systems integration, and associated changes to F-35 program and industry processes as needed to allow DLA and TRANSCOM “to assume North American regional warehouse and global transportation and distribution product support provider responsibilities.”
Lockheed Martin $64,121,341 for procurement of Digital Channelized Receiver/Techniques Generator and Tuner Insertion program technology to upgrade F-35 aircraft with Digital Tuner Insertion Program electronic warfare racks and high efficiency low voltage power supply.
Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. $8,764,364 to manufacture explosive cartridges kits and different explosive cartridges used in the US16E ejection seat in F-35 aircraft.
Container Research Corp. $11,539,383 IDIQ for up to 275 V-22 Mission Auxiliary Tank System storage containers for DOD and FMS.
Rolls-Royce Corp. $72,874,164 for 33 production AE1107C V-22 Osprey engines.
Woodward HRT Inc. maximum $9,662,562 for F-15 rotary vane assemblies.
AAR Allen Service Inc., d.b.a. AAR Aircraft Component $9,188,386 IDIQ for F-16 accessory drive gearbox (ADG) and jet fuel starter (JFS) repairs.
Boeing $19,680,950 to repair various avionics equipment used on the F/A-18 aircraft and AV-8B aircraft.
ELECTRONIC WARFARE AIRCRAFT (GROWLER & PROWLER)
Raytheon $34,298,657 for engineering and test support services for the ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) in development for EA-18G aircraft.
AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING (HAWKEYE & SENTRY)
Northrop Grumman $29,776,196 for five aerial refueling retrofit kits and installation on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
North Star Scientific Corp. $9,557,740 for 42 high power amplifier (HPA) units. Also provides engineering and engineering data support for HPA units kitting, installation and testing.
Merrill Corp. $10,123,784 for B-52 strut repair.
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
Lockheed Martin $11,403,660 IDIQ for engineering and logistics services in support of the Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Aircraft program to monitor and manage fatigue and obsolescence issues and operational and/or technical problems arising from P-3 fleet usage for US Navy, other government agencies, and FMS.
Raytheon $7,825,657 to repair 10 line items associated with the APY-10 radar system used on P-8A aircraft.
Lockheed Martin $129,363,552 IDIQ for contractor logistic support services on C-5 aircraft. Involves supply chain management, repair and technical support services.
Sierra Nevada Corp. $29,791,307 for the MC-130J Airborne Mission Networking program low rate initial production (LRIP): production kits, spares, and weapon system trainer support.
Boeing $1,687,359,008 to produce twelve KC-46 aircraft (lot 6), data, subscriptions & licenses, and G081 flat file. Boeing $2,124,531,149 to produce fifteen KC-46 aircraft (lot 7), data, subscriptions & licenses, and G081 flat file.
Raytheon estimated $27,000,000 for KC-135 Aero-I satellite communications replacement: identify, develop, integrate, and test a commercial off the shelf (COTS) Iridium Satellite Communication system to replace the current C/KC-135 International Marine/Maritime Satellite system. Some FMS to Turkey and France.
MILITARY RESEARCH – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office indicated, “DOD does not know how contractors’ independent R&D projects fit into the department’s technology goals.”
Mile Two LLC $14,788,874 to support the AFRL Autonomy Capabilities Team Three mission—through development of production level software systems and rapid prototyping of new operational concepts for application development by expanding, extending, or enhancing work performed under the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Phase II, entitled “TechSuite: TechScout and Project Tracking Prototype Applications.”
Taitech $31,587,310 IDIQ for technology for sustained supersonic combustion (TSSC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. R&D for “investigation of basic concepts, components, sub-systems, and diagnostics, for high-speed air breathing propulsion systems, airframe structures and internal/external aerodynamics including integration into air vehicles, weapons and launch systems.”
Team Corp. $26,417,062 for 24 environmental testing systems that simulate the effects of climatic, induced thermal, dynamic and loads environments to help with development, design, environmental qualification, airworthiness, product improvement and failure investigations of DOD weapon and target systems.
GP Strategies Corp. $40,671,032 for life cycle logistics support and chemical demilitarization training facility operations and maintenance to facilitate the mission of the Chemical Materiel Training Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Jacobs $9,238,191 to support field, chamber, laboratory and range developmental and operational testing at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and other locations.
Boeing $25,343,186 to improve the quality of AH-64E and lessen associated “post production maintenance burden.”
General Electric $101,470,782 for 21 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines and associated engine, programmatic and logistics services in support of CH-53K low rate initial production aircraft, or LRIP (lot 5).
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky $26,009,930 for two Army Black Hawk Exchange and Sales Team UH-60M aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky $10,587,984 to develop Phase One structural repair manuals for CH-53K aircraft.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Amentum (DynCorp) $32,521,640 for maintenance and logistics support on F/A-18C/D/E/F, EA-18G, MH-60S, F-16A/B, and E-2C/D aircraft for U.S. Navy in Fallon, NV.
Boeing $123,114,183 for engineering support services on commercial derivative aircraft in Oklahoma City, OK; Offutt AFB, NE; Warner Robins AFB, GA; and San Antonio, TX.
Essex Electro Engineers $46,638,225 IDIQ for up to 575 land-based mobile electric power plant units to support general aircraft maintenance for all Navy aircraft platforms.
General Dynamics Gulfstream $83,831,036 for C-20/C-37 fleet sustainment in Savannah, GA; NAS Sigonella, Italy; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Joint Base Andrews, MD; Hickam AFB, HI; Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i, and Reagan National Airport, D.C.
General Dynamics Gulfstream $612,000,000 for C20/C37 engineering services support: engineering and data support on a recurring basis for all Gulfstream executive aircraft in Savannah, GA; NAS Sigonella, Italy; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Joint Base Andrews, MD; Hickam AFB, HI; Marine Corps Base HI, HI; and Reagan National Airport, D.C.
M1 Support Services $77,369,924 for the back-shop and flight-line maintenance of multiple aircraft types at Nellis AFB, NV.
Teradyne Inc. $78,232,776 for Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits. A VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. Current configurations support these aircraft: A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135 MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships and UH-1 weapon systems.
Lockheed Martin $33,229,494 IDIQ for large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) A-kits, supplemental kits, bench stock kits, and advanced threat warning a-kit replacement parts for the C/KC-130J aircraft.
Lockheed Martin $617,520,000 for engineering and technical services for Aegis in-service engineering, computer program maintenance, logistics support, and planning and in-country support. Includes engineering, technical and logistical support related to the maintenance & modernization of the FMS Aegis Combat System and Aegis weapon system equipment and computer programs.
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)
Raytheon $16,095,857 for maintenance and support of AN/AQS-20 sonar mine detecting set.
LANDING PLATFORM, DOCK (LPD)
American Superconductor Corp. $14,940,659 IDIQ in support of the supplies and services to deliver a high temperature superconducting degaussing system (HTS), in accordance with the landing platform-dock configuration.
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 $8,963,961 for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support: Total Ship Activation (TSA) contract includes mission system activation, hull mechanical and electrical activation efforts to include waterfront integration, activation and test of Zumwalt class mission systems and mission system equipment at the system and subsystem levels; development & conduct of the Zumwalt class TSA test program; personnel, program management, planning, training, and other efforts; development & review of design drawings, technical data packages, installation control drawings, and change documentation for Zumwalt TSA; and development & implementation of government-approved proposed changes and the implementation of Zumwalt class cybersecurity / information assurance requirements.
NIMITZ-CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS (CVN) – This class of aircraft carrier is plagued with problems.
Huntington Ingalls $174,910,371 IDIQ to provide Navy aircraft carrier Elevator Support Unit maintenance and repair.
General Dynamics $41,554,227 for engineering and technical design effort to support research & development concept formulation for current and future submarine platforms.
Wartsila Defense Inc. $12,287,373 IDIQ for Navy submarine propeller and propulsor for on-site repairs.
Alberici-Mortenson JV $359,738,706 for recapitalization of the dry dock at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA.
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
Alabama Shipyard LLC $19,679,483 for a 76-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul/dry docking on USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).
Detyens Shipyard $19,150,225 for a 76-calendar day shipyard availability for regular overhaul availability and dry-docking services for the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) in Charleston, SC.
East Coast Repair & Fabrication LLC $12,131,903 for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability on the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in Newport News, VA.
Kampi Components Inc. maximum $26,650,143 IDIQ for valves and valve accessories for US Navy.
La Playa Inc. of Virginia, Life Cycle Engineering Inc., Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. combined $67,512,167 IDIQ for support services for the Navy’s air conditioning and refrigeration systems on all types of military vessels and small crafts in the continental US and overseas (Yokosuka, Japan; Bahrain; UAE; Hawai‘i; and Guam).
LTM Inc. $124,083,257 IDIQ to assist the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East Fleet Support Team with integration of Naval Aviation Enterprise maintenance and supply functions, maintenance scheduling, as well as provide logistics and technical support services in Cherry Point, NC (85.94%); Richmond, VA (3.63%); San Diego, CA (3.63%); Norfolk, VA (1.82%); Yuma, AZ (1.37%); Patuxent River, MD (1.36%); locations within continental U.S. (2.25%).
Vigor Marine LLC $21,543,401 for a 76-calendar day shipyard availability of the fleet oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).
14 corporations share $235,000,000 for on-condition cyclic maintenance, modifications, modernizations and repairs, requiring the use of a dry dock as well as sustainment maintenance, modernization efforts on the Army Watercraft Fleet of vessels.
7 corporations (1 from USA, 1 from Kuwait, 3 from Japan, 2 from South Korea) compete for portions of $180,000,000 for follow-on efforts for the Watercraft Inspection Branch and Army Watercraft Systems Product Directorate to execute modifications, modernizations and on-condition cyclic maintenance efforts for its existing fleet of vessels.
14 corporations, including Colonna's Shipyard Inc., Huntington Ingalls, and L3Harris, compete for portions of an overall $155,000,000 for unprogrammed maintenance, emergency repair, modification and modernization efforts that do not require the use of a dry dock.
DRS $11,044,416 for Programmable Power Supply MK 179 Mod 0 production units in support of Vertical Launch System (VLS).
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
GSE Dynamics Inc. $18,889,829 IDIQ, to manufacture, test and deliver composite structures.
Oceaneering International Inc. $56,878,408 for configuration changes, engineering services, material, maintenance and repair.
Progeny Systems Corp. $15,480,788 for engineering and technical services for Navy submarines and aircraft carriers.
WR Systems Ltd. $19,191,662 for engineering and program support services in support of the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar Life Cycle Management Department (Forces Surveillance Support Center) in Chesapeake, VA (42%); Fairfax, VA (39%); New Kent, VA (6%); Corpus Christi, TX (3%); San Juan, Puerto Rico (3%); Adelaide, Australia (1%); San Diego, CA (1%); Dayton, OH (1%); Colorado Springs, CO (1%); D.C. (1%); Arlington, VA (1%); Key West, FL (1%).
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
Electrical Equipment Co. $10,976,873 IDIQ for XVR16 and XVR19 Versa Module Eurocard Single Board computers; annual XVR19 Open Linux software development kit maintenance licenses; and RES-3000 Ethernet Switch System components for multiple AN/UPX-24(V) Interrogator Set and AN/UPX-46(V) Interrogator System projects in support of NAWCAD Combat Integration & Identification Systems.
The MIL Corp. $80,864,126 for systems engineering services for assigned Global Radio Frequency Intelligence Networks related technologies and systems in support of NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field Integrated Command, Control & Intel Division, Saint Inigoes, MD.
Agile-Bot II LLC $14,075,424 for advanced cyber support services in support of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group, Quantico, VA.
EC America Inc. $9,053,930 for the renewal of Tanium brand software license subscriptions currently deployed in the Marine Corps Enterprise Network environment and associated onsite technical support in Quantico, VA (100%).
ECS Federal $32,303,584 to develop an environment plan, a model plan and cloud services.
Perspecta Enterprise Solutions $15,304,502 for 8 months continued support (integrate, sustain, modernize, and protect) IT architecture, infrastructure, and services for Human Resource Command in Fort Knox, KY.
Technica Corp. $22,040,950 for weapon system engineering and maintenance services to include incremental software version development and installation, security patch installations, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and responsive Tier 1, 2 and 3 support for the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system.
36 corporations, including KPMG and Perspecta Labs awarded $950,000,000 IDIQ to compete 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 and Control (JADC2). 5 such large contracts have been issued in the past two fiscal years.
Atlantic Signal $45,128,388 IDIQ for hearing enhancement devices, cables, push-to-talks, hygiene kits, and helmet adapters.
Data Link Solutions and DRS are each awarded $150,000,000 blanket purchase agreements (BPA) for electronic equipment cabinets (along with the associated program management, testing and logistics support to deliver the units).
General Dynamics $24,922,524 for system engineering and program management services for Product Manager Tactical Network - Mission Network and Tactical Network-Transport on the Move systems and equipment.
iGov Technologies Inc. $30,906,705 for Tactical Air Control Party - Mobile Communications System Block Two kits, training and support of the system.
Northrop Grumman $3,600,000,000 IDIQ for R&D, test, & evaluation, integration, and operations & sustainment for existing and future payloads contained in or connected to Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) and associated ground stations or controls, ancillary equipment, support equipment and system integration labs.
Raytheon $19,950,844 to produce, test and deliver fully integrated Navy Multiband Terminals (NMT), a “multiband capable satellite communications terminal that provides protected and wideband communications.”
Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. $37,772,000 to provide one U.S. flagged cable ship CS Global Sentinel, which will be utilized to lay and repair cable for the DOD worldwide.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
Chugach Range & Facilities Services JV $112,991,156 for radar tracking, space surveillance tracking, telemetry, timing and sequencing, communications, airfield operations, operations, maintenance and engineering support for facilities, systems, equipment, utilities and base operations on Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield.
L3Harris $89,712,422 to update & revise the Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities system sustainment performance requirements in Colorado Springs, CO, and Dahlgren, VA. L3Harris $9,513,345 for Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities system sustainment in Colorado Springs, CO, and Dahlgren, VA.
Lockheed Martin $4,934,360,150 for all work associated with the manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, and delivery of three Next Generation Geosynchronous (NGG) Earth orbiting space vehicles (SV), and delivery of ground mission unique software and ground sensor processing software. Also includes engineering support for launch vehicle integration and launch and early on-orbit checkout for all three NGG SV.
Range Generation Next (a.k.a. RGNext) $14,600,345 for a telemetry end-to-end processing system at Eastern Range (Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral Air Station, and Kennedy Space Center, FL).
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) – After intense lobbying by the US 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 US war industry to develop, market, and sell “ballistic missile defense” weaponry. This weaponry is a lucrative business sector of war.
L3Harris $121,634,954 for an on-orbit prototype demonstration, culminating with launch and early orbit testing for MDA’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor program. Northrop Grumman $155,030,206 for the same.
BALLISTIC MISSILES / NUCLEAR WEAPONRY
Draper Lab $23,185,000 to provide guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) subject matter expertise and resources to explore and evaluate current maturing concepts and technologies to enable follow on, full-scale development of strategic guidance, navigation, and control “solutions” for the Second Life Extension of the Trident II (D5). Also provides R&D into new and alternate GN&C technologies & concepts to support alternate and developing strategic systems programs missions.
Lockheed Martin $10,952,454 for Trident II (D5) deployed systems support in Denver, CO (40.1%); Bangor, WA (17.9%); Kings Bay, GA (8.8%); Magna, UT (8.2%); Oak Ridge, TN (7.3%); D.C. (6.3%); Sunnyvale, CA (5.6%); Cape Canaveral, FL (3.5%); other various locations (less than 1% each, 2.3% total).
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
Boeing $10,953,284 for 16 refurbished harpoon [pdf] capsules and four All-Up Round encapsulated harpoon missiles for US Navy. Roughly 70% of work is overseas in Burnley, UK.
Lockheed Martin $15,925,901 to develop a second source for the qualification and facilitization of the Electromechanical Control Actuation System for the Hellfire missile.
Pollock Research & Design $7,954,311 for continued crane maintenance for the U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Maintains ship-to-shore and rail mounted gantry cranes at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, Southport, NC; the Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Concord, CA; and Naval Magazine Indian Island, Port Hadlock, WA.
KBRwyle $78,252,029 for maintenance, supply, transportation and other logistics functions for Army Prepositioned Stock-3 Charleston Afloat program, Goose Creek, SC.
BAE Systems $77,475,197 IDIQ for interim contractor support for Amphibious Combat Vehicle replacement parts, support and test equipment and the repair of repairables/repairable parts.
Caterpillar maximum $19,495,185 IDIQ for engines with containers for US Army.
DRS maximum $55,678,715 to repair and return Bradley weapon system parts for US Army.
General Dynamics $21,428,678 for technical support on Abrams tanks.
Melton Sales & Service $14,133,474 IDIQ for truck hoist assemblies for US Army.
Oshkosh Defense $15,261,587 for vehicles and kits for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for USMC and some FMS (Macedonia, Slovenia, and Montenegro).
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
Conflict Kinetics Corp. $28,164,522 for Tactical Ocular Reaction Area™ (TORA™) small arms simulator support services. Includes on-site hardware; software and contracted IT system security; air compressors; and replacement equipment.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Alamo Strategic Manufacturing $8,700,000 for knee and elbow pads. Work in Puerto Rico and Texas.
Filius Corp. $70,617,597 IDIQ for AN/TYQ-23A Tactical Air Operations Modules contractor logistics support.
Haight Bey & Associates $35,888,778 IDIQ for spares, repairs, obsolescence management, engineering change proposals and special projects in support of AN/TMQ-53 Tactical Meteorological Observing System.
Lions Services Inc. maximum $10,480,000 for improved combat helmet chinstraps.
SAIC $95,000,000 IDIQ for facilities maintenance, repair and operation supplies.
Unimex Corp. maximum $12,000,000 IDIQ for environmental controllers for US Navy.
Federal Prison Industries maximum $24,708,000 for various types of trousers.
Puerto Rico Apparel Manufacturing Corp. (Mayaguez) $12,775,524 for coats and trousers for Army and Air Force.
San Antonio Light House for the Blind $8,295,000 IDIQ for trousers for US Army and Air Force.
Indtai Inc. $8,021,713 for educational support services in education centers located on over 60 Army garrisons in the continental U.S., AK, HI, Puerto Rico, Japan and South Korea.
TRAINING – ARMY
Amentum $68,290,284 for undergraduate initial entry rotary wing and selected graduate course flight training, simulator flight training and flight academics at Fort Rucker, AL.
High Desert Support Services $54,000,000 for operations support services at Fort Irwin, CA.
TRAINING – AIR FORCE
MilSup LLC $50,628,080 for RC/OC/WC-135 and E-4B Contract Aircrew Training and Courseware Development program at Offutt AFB, NE.
TRAINING – NAVY/USMC
Advanced Computer Learning Co. $8,207,152 IDIQ for development of curriculum material and instruction on the use of networks in the Joint Staff Joint Tactical Operations Interface Training Program and the U.S. Message Text Formatting Training Program, Joint Multi-Tactical School, Fort Bragg, NC.
Barnhart-Reese Construction $19,108,424 to design and build a new academic training building at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA.
General Dynamics (CSRA) $57,000,000 IDIQ to provide the Navigation Seamanship Shiphandling Trainers program, training systems, and upgrades.
Abel Unlimited Inc. ($160,548,560); Hilo Enterprises LLC ($149,109,475); Odell International ($90,509,251); At Ease Sustainment ($50,171,425); Seaich Card & Souvenir Corp. ($35,251,200); for disposable surgical gowns for the Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Beacon Point Associates $49,000,000 IDIQ for medical and surgical supplies.
Dispensers Optical Services Corp. maximum $18,000,000 IDIQ for optical lenses. Genesis Vision, d.b.a. Rochester Optical maximum $29,700,000 IDIQ for optical lenses.
FedMedical Inc. maximum $30,000,000 IDIQ for pulse oximeters, exam/surgical lights and related accessories for DOD and federal civilian agencies.
American Systems Corp. $17,734,184 for 8 months of sustainment of the software suites contained in the Theater Medical Information Program-Joint.
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio $17,454,530 to support Army, Air Force and Air National Guard, medical record processing and storage services.
TRANSPORTATION _ USTRANSCOM
American Airlines, Air Transportation International, Atlas Air, Delta, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, National Air Cargo Inc., Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, UPS, USA Jet Airlines, Western Global Airlines $34,732,959 for international commercial air cargo transportation services.
Eastern Airlines $284,932,621 for door-to-door pick-up and delivery, transportation, shipment tracking, government third party payment system participation, customs clearance processing (if applicable), and shipment data reporting.
Transportation Management Services $13,874,720 for transportation services for Army National Guard in the National Capital Region during 16-31 Jan 2021.
ENVIRONMENTAL – The US 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.
Jacobs maximum $480,000,000 for comprehensive long-term environmental action services in NAVFAC Atlantic.
Sundance-EA Associates II $30,000,000 IDIQ for 5 years of environmental compliance services at Joint Region Marianas, Guam.
US Foods Inc. $377,791,948 for full-line food distribution.
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.
ACE Maintenance & Services $90,175,044 IDIQ for janitorial services at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, MD.
Bering Global Solutions $44,636,195 IDIQ for BOSS at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, VA.
TechFlow Mission Support LLC $128,970,744 IDIQ for BOSS at NAS Patuxent River, MD; Webster Field, St. Inigoes, MD; Solomons Annex, Solomons, MD; and Point Lookout, St. Mary’s County, MD.
Alutiiq Solutions LLC $7,677,543 IDIQ for research and analysis, strategic initiative, executive leadership management, administrative, operational and technical program support for the Command Strategic Leadership Service Team in support of the commander, NAVAIR and direct reporting teams, the NAVAIR Corporate Operations Group, the Business Financial Management Competency, the [F-35] Joint Strike Fighter front office, and the NAVAIR Washington Liaison Office.
Boston Consulting Group $29,978,698 for programs and resources support for Marine Corps organizational requirements, resourcing, risk and reporting requirements (similar to a 10-K).
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 US war corporations) buried the report, fearing Congress might use it to cut the Pentagon’s budget.
Maxon Furniture Inc. $34,924,508 IDIQ for furniture finishes and equipment “to ensure office furniture standardization, sustainability and maximum flexibility of personnel office spaces including design services and installation.”
IBM $17,758,596 for services and solutions to support and maintain the General Fund Enterprise Business System Financial System Army-wide.
Eastman Aggregate Enterprises $11,013,889 for shore protection and beach renourishment in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Eastman Aggregate Enterprises $14,040,069 for the Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project beach renourishment in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
H&L Contracting $30,628,978 for construction/rehabilitation of the seawall system at Montauk Point Lighthouse, Suffolk County, NY.
Nordic Industries Inc. $29,554,401 to build approximately 1.8 miles of varying types of seepage cutoff walls in Sacramento, CA.
Poseidon Barge Ltd. $8,379,000 to purchase and modify the structure of pontoons.
MAINLAND CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Military construction physically lays the foundation that expands and extends the permanent warfare state. 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.
ACC Construction Co. $31,229,066 to build a consolidated mission complex at Warner Robins AFB.
Barkley Andross Corp. $20,000,000 IDIQ for electrical and other wiring installation projects at various installations, including Camp Pendleton and Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CA.
Chatmon-VJR JV LLC $49,000,000 IDIQ for roofing projects at military installations in the metropolitan San Diego, CA, area, including Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, and MCAS Miramar.
Heffler Contracting Group $15,000,000 for specialty trade work, additions, alterations and repairs at facilities located at Travis AFB, CA.
Jacobs $15,000,000 for architectural/engineering design services within NAVFAC D.C.
Mason & Hanger Group Inc. $10,000,000 IDIQ for construction, repair, replacement, alteration, or demolition of facilities/systems mostly at MCAS Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, NC.
Premier Scaffold Inc., Vertical Horizon Marine LLC, W. V. Construction Co., Leading Edge Scaffold Inc. for scaffolding services within a 50-mile radius of San Diego, CA, for Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.
Sterling Shipyard LP $8,980,400 to build, test, and deliver a new deck barge that will be paired with a government purchased crawler crane to form a crane barge in Port Naches, TX.
Walga Ross Group $8,575,943 to repair/replace HVAC to Building 2210 located on Tinker AFB, OK.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. $32,070,700 for construction of design-build project P224 Operations Support Facility and P999 Training Facility at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek, VA.
6 construction firms $76,000,000 for facility, sustainment, restoration and modernization work “for civil and military stakeholders.”
8 firms received a collective $750,000,000 IDIQ for construction, repair, and renovation of waterfront facilities at installations located in NAVFAC Southwest.
Manson Construction Co. $9,847,000 for maintenance dredging in the Port of Alaska, Anchorage.
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Christian Sorensen is an author and independent journalist. His work focuses on the U.S. war industry. Sorensen (@cp_sorensen) is the author of Understanding the War Industry and a Senior Fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN).