FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – The US 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 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.
Federal Resources Supply $14,601,733 for 20 armored recovery vehicles, spare parts, technical manuals, training, and maintenance for Brazil.
Northrop Grumman $11,615,782 for FMS (Poland): integrating air defense systems in Poland. Work in Huntsville, AL.
Northrop Grumman $99,038,122 for FMS (France): long lead items and associated services in support of the production and delivery of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Canadian Commercial Corp. for the Mk 200 propelling charge. FMS (Australia) = $7,941,838.
Lockheed Martin $18,458,461 for FMS engineering services. “Country name(s) are withheld due to international agreement.”
Raytheon for StormBreaker (SDBII, GBU-53/B) rounds and containers. Classified FMS ($39,493,450).
Raytheon for AMRAAM program: Gordian Knot (GK) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) life-of-type buy. Involves unclassified FMS to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Poland, and Qatar. FMS portion = $8,201,966.
Javelin JV (Raytheon & Lockheed Martin) $175,936,936 for the Javelin Weapon System. Some Fiscal 2010 FMS (Lithuania and Taiwan) funds.
Northrop Grumman for production and delivery of AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Set weapons replaceable assemblies for Czech Republic, Bahrain, Morocco, India, Spain, Austria, and Greece. FMS = $7,988,274.
Sallyport Global Holdings $240,000,000 for FMS (Iraq): BOSS (including security) re Iraq’s F-16s at Balad Air Base.
AITC-Five Domains JV $27,375,117 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): train, advise, assist and mentor services in Saudi Arabia. The Advanced Electronics Co. (Riyadh) $10,605,836 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): upgraded Electronic System Test Set (ESTS) for F-15 aircraft.
Yulista Services LLC $8,472,134 for sustaining engineering services on F-16 Advanced Integrated Defense Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) ALQ-211. Will “enhance operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness of the AIDEWS and bolster F-16 FMS fleets’ survivability against electromagnetic threats.” Involves FMS to Pakistan and Turkey.
IronMountain Solutions $13,103,286 for technical management support for the Boeing AH-64 “Apache” attack helicopter project manager's office. Some FMS (Australia, Morocco, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK).
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Containing & provoking China
Lockheed Martin $65,931,843 for FMS (Japan): extends performance and expands Aegis FMS in-scope work including Aegis Combat System computer program development and radar integration/test support services under new contract line item numbers. Northrop Grumman $58,546,016 for FMS (Japan): Global Hawk contractor logistics support in Misawa Air Base, Japan. Boeing $79,463,717 for KC-46A long lead spares, initial spares and support equipment. Involves FMS to Japan.
Lockheed Martin $447,230,778 for FMS (South Korea): production and delivery of 12 MH-60R aircraft.
Lockheed Martin $138,000,000 for FMS (Taiwan): Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program: development and fielding of capabilities for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System and AGM-88 High Speed Anti-radiation Missile; improvements in radar software maturity; an update to the Data Acquisition System; and Advanced Identification Friend or Foe for the Taiwan Retrofit Program F-16 Block 20 fleet. Work in Fort Worth, TX; and Taiwan.
UNINHABITED AIR VEHICLES & CRAFT
ImSAR LLC $7,635,961 for research, development, procurement, and sustainment of the ground surveillance radar product designated AN/DPY-2(v)1 and (v)2 Split Aces payload system re: RQ-21A Blackjack software.
Northrop Grumman $17,681,577 for software deployment re the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system and associated ground stations or controls, ancillary equipment, and system integration labs.
Raytheon $10,489,423 to repair two parts associated with the AN/Distributed Aperture System-3 electro-optical/infrared system in support of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton drones.
Textron $12,956,653 for Unmanned Influence Sweep System unmanned surface vehicle program, LRIP. Work in Hunt Valley, MD (70%); Slidell, LA (30%).
UNINHABITED SEA VEHICLES & CRAFT
Karla’s and Emma’s Knits LLC $27,576,000 IDIQ for multi-ply face covers for Army, Civil-Military Operations, and National Guard.
Hyman Brickle & Son $20,352,000 for multi-ply face covers for Army, Civil-Military Operations and National Guard.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION – The Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to convince the US public to enlist. Most recruits don’t become cannon fodder. Rather, they become vessels for the war industry’s goods and services.
William T. Brooks & Associates Inc., d.b.a. The Brooks Group $11,988,565 for sales force training services to include instructional development, video development, graphic development, evaluations post-development, facilitation services, and technical writing. For Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Wunderman Thompson $37,758,212 for local program support for the Eastern recruiting region, Western recruiting region, and six Marine Corps districts. Includes full range of advertising services, recruiting initiatives, and partnerships in support of officer and enlisted programs.
Young & Rubicam LLC $88,416,747 for marketing and advertising services for Navy Recruiting Command.
KBR $49,500,000 IDIQ for hydrant fueling automation maintenance in USA, Japan, Wake Island, S. Korea, Guam, Diego Garcia, Portugal, Crete, Spain, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and UK.
ACTS/Meltech JV2 LLC, C&C Power Solutions LLC, Miquin LLC, Planate-ARGO Federal Services JV $90,000,000 IDIQ for design, procurement, installation, renovation, integration, replacement, alterations, technology refresh, troubleshooting, assessments/inspections, testing, technical documentation, maintenance and repair of power systems, loads, and supporting facilities. Work in continental U.S. (52%); Europe (14%); Marianas (12%); Asia (11%); Hawai‘i (9%); Africa (2%).
AECOM $80,000,000 for architect-engineering services for comprehensive, long-term environmental action in HI (50%); Guam (25%); other areas within NAVFAC Pacific, including the southwest and northwest U.S. (16%); areas outside NAVFAC Pacific in the Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. (7%); Japan, Okinawa, Diego Garcia, other areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans (2%).
Leidos $9,964,864 for contractor support to operate and maintain the active and passive sonar systems necessary to provide mobile undersea acoustic surveillance capabilities. FMS funds $994,036. Most work in Yokohama, Japan.
Raytheon $10,660,423 for lifecycle contractor services in support of the AN/ZSQ-2 Forward Looking Infra-red (FLIR) and Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS). AN/ZSQ-2 FLIR and EOSS are currently installed on all MH-47 and MH-60 aircraft assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) based in Fort Campbell, KY.
Systima Technologies Inc. $45,000,000 for Precision Strike Capability products and services in support of integration, test, training, and operational efforts for SOCOM, Army, Marine, Navy, and Air Force units through SOCOM Detachment-1.
Vectrus Systems $13,298,272 for base operations support services at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA) – Most DARPA work is carried out by corporations, including academic institutions.
AeroVironment Inc. $21,779,908 for a DARPA research project in Simi Valley, CA (74%); Palo Alto, CA (26%).
Charles River Analytics $16,461,532 to develop (for DARPA) an integrated system that simultaneously reduces the burden of personal protective equipment while increasing protection against current and future chemical & biological threats. Work in Cambridge, MA (29%); D.C. (22%); St. Louis, MO (10%); Houston, TX (7%); Irvine, CA (3%); Queensland, Australia (15%); Leiden, Netherlands (11%); Wellington, New Zealand (3%).
General Atomics $22,164,736 for work on DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) - Track A program in San Diego, CA (71%); Louisville, CO (19%); Rockville, MD (3%); Seattle, WA (4%); Cullman, AL (3%).
Lockheed Martin $27,132,214 for Blackjack satellite integration program (15-month, phase 2): advance satellite integration approach “through critical design review, performing assembly, test, and integration activities on multiple types of commoditized buses, the Blackjack Pit Boss, and various payloads.” Also provide for the integration of various Blackjack components into a launch vehicle for on-orbit spacecraft testing.
Raytheon BBN Technologies $15,773,090 to develop systems and conduct testing for a heterogeneous underwater network to include dynamically reconfigurable architectures that leverage advances in undersea communications and autonomous ocean systems and demonstrate utility at sea with advanced prototypes. Work at corporate facilities in Cambridge, MA (75%); Arlington, VA (10%); La Jolla, CA (5%); Portsmouth, RI (5%); at potential government test facilities (5%).
CORPORATE CAPTURE OF U.S. INTELLIGENCE / ESPIONAGE
CACI $372,853,235 for joint geospatial analytic support services to SOCOM. Provide “proficient and capable geospatial analysts experienced with the processing, exploitation and dissemination of traditional and non-traditional intelligence data.” Work in Fayetteville, NC; Newport News, VA; Alexandria, VA; and multiple other locations in the U.S. and overseas.
Raytheon out of Fairdale, KY ($88,800,000) and Indianapolis, IN ($24,000,000) for various consumable electronic components for USA and FMS.
Salient Federal $7,635,866 for maintaining, upgrading, and providing production support to Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) Program Executive Office’s case processing applications. Verato $9,126,856 for tri-merge credit reports and credit monitoring as part of background investigations for DSCA.
SAIC $199,991,819 for lab operations and support to for Defense Intelligence Agency in Huntsville, AL.
ACADEMIA – US academia is part of the US 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.
A3L Federal Works $25,000,000, Chitra Productions $25,000,000, HUBZone Headquarters $25,000,000, Terasense $25,000,000, Technology Management Training Group Inc. $25,000,000 to “create and strengthen networks that connect the Combat Capabilities Development Command with academia, industry and government agencies to facilitate the exchange of scientific ideas, the production of knowledge and the development of a STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workforce.
Johns Hopkins University APL $30,000,000 for professional technical services: systems test and evaluation; information and technology research, development, and assessment; simulation, modeling, operations and analysis; mission-related R&D for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom AFB.
University of Dayton Research Institute $96,000,000 to advance state-of-the-art of propulsion, power, and thermal management technologies “for transition to the warfighter.”
Montana State University $7,800,000 for the development of advanced composite material forms.
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, reportedly does not intend to address 162 of the jet’s 883 known design flaws.
Lockheed Martin $57,364,337 to provide for integration, testing, and initial certification of the Norwegian Joint Strike Missile on the F-35A aircraft. Also provides early software development efforts to implement universal armament interface revision-five architecture for the UK’s Select Precision Effects At-Range Capability Three on F-35B aircraft. Paid for using non-U.S. DOD participant funds.
Lockheed Martin $22,500,165 for support to “establish the common reprogramming tool development network and selection of a service-oriented architecture for the development of enhanced reprogramming tools, which is essential for all standing labs” in support of F-35 aircraft for USA and non-DOD participants.
Raytheon $14,265,742 to provide non-recurring engineering, tooling, and hardware to establish full rate production and unique tracking for F-35 engines alternate sourced parts.
Speegle Construction $22,149,338 for design & construction of the second phase of the Australia, Canada, UK Reprogramming Laboratory Facility at Eglin AFB.
Bell Boeing Joint Program Office $143,198,723 for logistics and repair support of V-22 components. Universal Propulsion Company $10,831,651 for up to 5,000 cartridge initiators and thrusters used in V-22 aircraft.
General Electric $99,756,120 for the logistics and repair support of 17 F414 engine components for F/A-18 aircraft.
Raytheon $12,419,391 for repair of repairables support for Next Generation Jammer system demonstrations’ test article pods.
Rolls-Royce $21,736,492 for depot repair of T56-A-427 engines utilized on E-2 Hawkeye aircraft.
Moog Inc. $48,817,417 to remanufacture and repair the B-2 Hydraulic Servocylinder
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
Boeing $89,589,220 IDIQ for systems and software engineering and sustainment support services (to include analysis, design, implementation, integration, testing, prototyping, prototype installation, and maintenance) for development and test lab capabilities. Supports “modernizations and improvements to software and associated hardware capabilities” for P-8A aircraft.
Boeing $73,951,846 for design, development, and test of software & ancillary hardware necessary for the integration of Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto the P-8A aircraft for US Navy.
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.”
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. $14,306,590 for development & application of physics-based tools, analysis techniques, and concepts for enhanced submarine security for Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. $91,020,870 for Trusted and Elastic Military Platforms and Electronic Warfare (EW) System Technologies (TEMPEST) Resilient and Agile Mission Systems (RAMS): “leveraging of current advances in open system architecture standards and approaches, commercial high-speed networking technologies, heterogeneous processing, precision timing, cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency, modeling and simulation, and advanced computing paradigms such as cloud infrastructure to enable advanced mission system capability.”
Centauri LLC $11,113,428 ($12,112,649 cumulative) for the Moving Target Recognition (MTR) effort: develop algorithms and collection techniques to enable synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors to detect, geolocate, and image moving ground targets. Emphasis on military vehicle targets, including slow moving vehicles whose SAR signatures are superimposed on clutter.
CUBRC $9,299,934 to address specific technical areas to advance state-of-the-art test and evaluation capabilities and increase productivity.
Lockheed Martin $9,742,911 for materials R&D regarding “functional materials and their applications for various high-altitude platforms” for AFRL.
National Aerospace Solutions LLC $185,599,572 for test operations, technology development, equipment & facility sustainment, capital improvements, and some support services for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, TN. CQ JV LLC $200,214,805 for advisory and assistance services for the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.
CQ JV LLC $213,611,520 for advisory and assistance services for the 96th Test Wing located at Eglin AFB, FL.
Gauss Management Research and Engineering Inc. $86,617,493 for advisory and assistance services for the 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, CA. Torch Technologies Inc. $474,992,283 for advisory and assistance services for the tenant organization of the 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL.
ARSENAL – Corporations run what remains of the US arsenal system.
J Kokolakis Contracting $44,612,000 to replace the existing gun tube heat treat furnace at Watervliet Arsenal, NY.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
Global Gases Group FZE (Dubai) $34,569,899 for bulk gaseous helium, high-pressure cylinder assembly, containers and container repair.
HELICOPTERS – Pertinent news: The Pentagon spent $773 million on helicopter rides for U.S. and coalition personnel & equipment in Afghanistan during September 2017-September 2020, according to DOD’s Inspector General.
Advanced Technology Systems Co. $12,641,849 for the T53 depot-level engine maintenance in both McLean, VA; and Hooper, NE.
Textron (Bell) $7,999,391 for engineering and technical field services for H-1 aircraft (airframes, avionics, electrical power plant systems and associated equipment, on and off-site proficiency training, technical and “unusually complex technical guidance”) for Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Service Center. Work at McGuire AFB, NJ (50%); New Orleans, LA (25%); Kaneohe, HI (25%).
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Ametek Programmable Power Inc. $15,740,450 for Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits. VDATS “is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. The VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software.” VDATS “configurations support the 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.”
Kollsman Inc. maximum $11,059,450 IDIQ for J85 motor and cam assemblies for the Air Force.
Parker Hannifin Corp. maximum $1,750,000,000 for aircraft spare parts.
Strata-G Solutions LLC $37,362,077 for cabling, bracket, and attachment parts to install modification kits on aircraft.
AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION, PODS & SENSORS
Viasat $19,924,688 for repairs of Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems.
AIRCRAFT PERSONNEL DEVICES
Argent Technologies LLC $8,095,830 IDIQ for engineering, technical, administrative and programmatic management support for total life cycle management of the various aircrew escape systems managed under the Joint Program Office for Cartridge Actuated Device/Propellant Actuated Device tri-service charter, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, MD.
Nammo Defense Systems $22,036,480 IDIQ for engineering, technical, administrative and programmatic management support for total life cycle management of the various aircrew escape systems managed under the Joint Program Office for Cartridge Actuated Device/Propellant Actuated Device tri-service charter.
Northrop Grumman $959,104,178 for production of common infrared countermeasures.
Lockheed Martin $79,310,913 for fiscal 2021 AEGIS modernization and guided missile destroyer new construction production requirements for U.S. (84%); Australia (16%).
Huntington Ingalls Industries $11,458,592 for the accomplishment of the Planning Yard Services for LCS in-service ships.
Lockheed Martin $72,181,353 for hardware development and provisioned items order in support of sustainment of the LCS Component Based Total Ship System – 21st Century (COMBATSS-21) and associated combat system elements. Work in Jarfalla, Sweden (84%), which is NW of Stockholm; and Syracuse, NY (16%).
LANDING HELICOPTER ASSAULT (LHA)
Huntington Ingalls Industries $107,194,022 for long lead-time material for one Amphibious Assault Ship Replacement (LHA(R)) Flight 1 Ship (LHA 9). Work in Pascagoula, MS (50%); Kingsford, MI (15%); Saratoga Springs, NY (12%); Brunswick, GA (9%); Knoxville, TN (5%); Chesapeake, VA (4%); Wellsville, NY (3%); North Tonawanda, NY (2%).
ARLEIGH BURKE-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG)
Huntington Ingalls Industries $35,673,147 for follow yard services for DDG 51 class destroyer program in Pascagoula, MS (98%); D.C. (1%); Bath, ME (1%).
General Atomics $36,426,662 for 18 Advanced Arresting Gear Water Twister (WT) Mod-II shipsets for Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers 78, 79, and 80. Also develop “logistics support products and the execution of engineering change proposals related to WT Mod-II as approved by the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Decentralized Change Control Board.”
General Atomics $11,434,125 for support services for advanced arresting gear (AAG) depot planning Phase II efforts, to include logistics support, supportability analysis, maintenance planning, reliability maintenance, support equipment recommendations, program development and post production support, provisioning data, packaging requirements identification, and technical manual development as it directly correlates to AAG depot planning for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78); USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Work in San Diego, CA (98.11%); Lakehurst, NJ (1.65%); Tupelo, MS (0.24%).
General Dynamics (d.b.a. Metro Machine Corp., NASSCO) $12,602,743 for aircraft carrier ship repair in Bremerton, WA.
Huntington Ingalls Industries $8,780,000 to continue repair, maintenance, and upgrade efforts on the USS Helena (SSN 725).
L3Harris $16,624,825 for system production and associated components in support of all new-construction and in-service class submarines. Work in Bologna, Italy (74%); Northampton, MA (26%). Lockheed Martin $31,477,523 for system production and associated components in support of all new-construction and in-service class submarines. Work in Manassas (76%), Chantilly (13%), VA; Marion, MA (7%); Newport, RI (4%).
Lockheed Martin $11,710,660 for design, prototyping, and qualification testing of submarine electronic warfare equipment.
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
The GBS Group, General Dynamics, Green Expert Technology Inc., Life Cycle Engineering Inc., McKean Defense Group LLC, NDI Engineering Co. IDIQ for life-cycle engineering support services. Includes activities associated with various control systems, computer program development, testing, equipment harvesting and installation on both in-service and new ship construction. Work in Philadelphia.
Amee Bay LLC, American Systems Corporation, Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc., Delphinus Engineering Inc., Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., General Dynamics, La Playa Inc. of Virginia, Oceaneering International Inc., Q.E.D. Systems Inc. $69,998,172 for “the procurement of blue collar installation and technical services” for upgrading hull, mechanical and electrical systems for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division in the US (Norfolk, VA; San Diego, CA; Mayport, FL; Bremerton, WA; Charleston, SC; Alameda, CA; Pearl Harbor, HI; Panama City, FL; Baltimore, MD) and abroad (Manama, Bahrain; Sydney, Australia; Gdynia, Poland; Rota, Spain; Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan).
Colonna’s Shipyard West, East Coast Repair & Fabrication, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Marine Group Boat Works, Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrication, Propulsion Controls Engineering, South Coast Welding & Manufacturing $114,681,204 to provide non-complex emergent and continuous maintenance on surface combatant ships (DDG and CG) and amphibious (LSD, LPD, LHA, and LHD) ships homeported in or visiting San Diego, CA.
Gibbs & Cox and McKean Defense Group $20,000,000 for various ship sustainment and maintenance functions for the Materials, Structures, Environmental and Protection Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Integrated Marine Services Inc., C & N Universe Inc., Marine & Restaurant Fabricators, Miller Marine, Inc. for sheet metal repairs onboard Navy ships and other Navy vessels from Naval Base San Diego to Camp Pendleton.
Pacific Shipyards International $16,097,526 for post shakedown availability of USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in Pearl Harbor.
General Dynamics $13,045,351 to upgrade Navy-owned Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) with four general purpose processors (GPP) to create a Type 3 extra processor AMC. Also upgrade all Warfare Management Computer A11 Cards with mission system computer equivalent GPP.
Lockheed Martin $34,369,765 to extend logistic support services and to provide aviation consolidated allowance list support, sustainment engineering support, and installation support for repair of repairables and consumable failures that occurred or were discovered during the installation process in support of the Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) and reconfigurable transportable CASS testing systems.
Saab $31,711,146 for three AN/SPN-50(V) 1 shipboard air traffic radars, and one installation and checkout kit for US Navy.
BAE Systems $19,395,557 for MK 41 Vertical Launching System mechanical design agent services to provide design and system engineering support, logistics, and ship/missile integration services. For US Navy (86%); Japan (11%); Finland (1%); Germany (1%); South Korea (1%). 1% of work in Redzikowo, Poland.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
CSS Werx LLC $9,763,904 for the prototype of a rapidly deployable command and control system.
Eagle Industries Unlimited $8,668,143 for Maritime Armor Systems to support the Antiterrorism Afloat Equipage Program.
General Dynamics $18,925,861 for Navy software development and system engineering services.
Ultra Electronics Oceans Systems $69,816,849 IDIQ for production of transducers and installation kits in Quincy (68%) and Hingham (42%), MA.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR)
BAE Systems $13,618,145 for OE-120B/UPX Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Antenna program: five OE-120B antenna groups, three retrofit kits, three installation and checkout kits, and one delta installation and checkout kit for US Navy; and one OE-120B antenna group and one retrofit kit for Australia.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
Amentum $16,445,246 to provide maintenance support services for 15 Fleet Readiness Centers, Aviation Support Equipment Divisions, NAWCAD.
Avian LLC $10,963,853 to provide full life cycle program testing and evaluation support (includes design, execution, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of tests and experiments) of aircraft, unmanned air systems, weapons, and weapons systems in support of the Systems Test and Experimentation Management Division, Services Integrated System Evaluation Experimentation and Test Department, Patuxent River, MD.
BAE Systems $68,529,564 for technical and product support services to include production, fleet, supply, and technical support; pre-positioned technical support; systems improvement, development, test and evaluation; software development, test, and maintenance; field change program support; special purpose test fixture development; test bed support, overhaul and restoration program support in support of NAWCAD, Webster Outlying Field, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems Division.
Compass Systems Inc. $9,740,967 for research, development, design, analysis, and integration of ISR payloads (including radar, electro optical/infrared, command and control, data link and processing & exploitation software) for systems integration onto the Navy Research Laboratory P-3 test aircraft.
PAE $15,484,842 to provide system operations, lab and field testing, marine operations and target support services, engineering, range sustainability, maintenance, data reduction and analysis in support of NAWCAD, Atlantic Ranges and Targets Department, Patuxent River, MD.
ManTech SRS Technologies $100,000,000 IDIQ for range sustainability services for military training and testing range complexes and assets at various locations worldwide [including CA (30%); HI (25%); Guam (15%); WA (10%); AK (5%); AZ (5%); NV (5%); VA (5%)].
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER (NSWC)
Raytheon (Collins Aerospace) $8,323,306 for research and development, design, and on-site support services re Central Atmosphere Monitoring System (CAMS).
NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSUP)
Mancon LLC $132,400,000 to acquire supplies, parts, equipment, and store operation services required by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk for the Norfolk Super Servmart.
NAVAL INFORMATION WARFARE CENTER PACIFIC (NAVWAR)
Lafayette Group Inc. and SAIC $51,828,272 IDIQ for communications interoperability technical assistance, programmatic & strategic support, software lifecycle engineering & upgrades, and other command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) efforts. Work in San Diego, CA (20%); D.C. (80%). For DHS via NAVWAR San Diego, CA.
General Dynamics $26,358,699 for technical and engineering support to assist and/or manage Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems' cloud migration and hosting services.
IBM $8,206,508 for IT services and support. Work in Radford, VA.
Northrop Grumman $42,536,432 to obtain contractor support staff for sustainment of the Cyber Mission Platform and future Generation-3 platform baselines and associated continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline activities to meet the program management office’s customer needs. Work at gov facilities throughout the U.S.
Oasis Systems $543,266,729 for advisory and assistance services for the 96th Cyberspace Test Group located at Eglin AFB, FL.
Kokolakis Contracting $112,376,727 to build a cyber instructional facility in Fort Gordon, GA.
DCS Corp. $49,997,623 for human-agent teaming research and engineering services.
Penguin Computing Inc. $25,480,000 for commercially-available, production-grade high-performance computer systems, Hancock, MS (home to Stennis Space Center).
Penguin Computing $25,480,000 for commercially-available, production-grade high-performing computer systems, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
10 corporations $750,000,000 IDIQ for installation infrastructure repair and/or construction “necessary to meet Space Force and other customer requirements” at Patrick Space Force Base, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Kennedy Space Center, FL; and other 45th Space Wing units geographically separated throughout Florida.
L3Harris $11,190,549 to update and revise the Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities system sustainment performance work Statement requirements in Colorado Springs, CO, and Dahlgren, VA.
Lockheed Martin $56,500,000 for anti-spoofing module GPS application-specific integrated circuit chips.
Raytheon $234,012,036 for update the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) ground system to incorporate GPS Block III Follow-on (GPS IIIF) satellite capabilities.
LinQuest $31,676,388 for support to HQ U.S. Space Command: non-personnel services to include advisory & assistance and knowledge-based services “to accomplish the necessary functions to continue the development of the U.S. Space Command and to become fully operational.” Work at Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, CO.
Palantir $32,500,000 to provide data-as-a-service platform for two separate mission areas. (1) Project Brown Heron effort that has the Palantir Gotham platform configured to automatically ingest data from across the Department of the Air Force (DAF) that continually push personnel, equipment, planning, health, and other readiness data sources into their common data foundation. “This readiness information is a critical component to DAF-wide COVID-19 analysis and decision making.” (2) Provide mission-critical space situational awareness and command and control capabilities to users at the National Space Defense Center and the Combined Space Operations Center.
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.
Raytheon $243,247,000 for one AN/TPY-2 Radar (Radar #13) to support Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Battery #8.
BALLISTIC MISSILES / NUCLEAR WEAPONRY
Draper Lab $20,000,000 to provide guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) 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 (SGN&C) for the second life extension of the Trident II (D5). Also R&D into new and alternate GN&C technologies and concepts to support alternate and developing strategic systems programs missions.
Nanometrics Inc. (Ottawa) ceiling $10,000,000 for new and innovative capabilities and technological advancements in support of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s mission that will provide for the replacement of obsolete geophysical field systems seismometers and data acquisition system currently operating at multiple locations around the world. First delivery order at Eielson AFB, AK. For monitoring nuclear activity.
Boeing $106,821,546 for implementation of initiatives to meet the [Minuteman III] Flight Test Telemetry Termination flight schedule for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, UT. Northrop Grumman $10,679,461 (ceiling $2,311,900,000 over 18.5 years) for sustaining engineering support and program management support services for Minuteman III propulsion subsystem.
Raytheon $19,621,515 for work on the Presidential & National Voice Conferencing (PNVC) Integrator contract for the production of Baseband Kit (BBK) for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom AFB, MA. BKK is a transportable enclosure for employment in the PNVC system, protecting the PNVC baseband equipment in a mobile environment.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
Canadian Commercial Corp. $6,315,019 for the Mk 200 propelling charge for US Navy.
Northrop Grumman $324,086 for AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Set weapons replaceable assemblies for US Air Force.
Northrop Grumman $14,298,715 for Mk 419 Mod 1 multi-function fuses.
Loc Performance Products LLC $16,809,569 for improved armored cab modification kits and spare parts kits for the M270A2 version of the Multiple Launch Rocket System. Lockheed Martin $214,708,838 for the M270A2 Multiple Launch Rocket System.
Lockheed Martin $663,728,183 for Hellfire II missile production.
Lockheed Martin $20,000,000 for long-lead item materials needed to support the development, testing and qualification of the Precision Strike Missile system.
Lockheed Martin $59,288,190 to sustain, modernize, and advance Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) enterprise management software, operational real-time combat analysis systems, synchronize software, provide mission optimization analysis/reporting capabilities, terminal area model automation systems engineering, integration and test, and enhance JASSM advanced training.
Raytheon $8,255,042 for AMRAAM program: Gordian Knot (GK) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) life-of-type buy.
SAIC $10,703,000 for system optimization engineering and live-virtual modeling to the Counter Vehicle-Borne IED and associated force protection systems. Work in Afghanistan; UAE; and Redstone Arsenal, AL.
Hensel Phelps Construction $25,004,000 for design and construction of a combined explosive ordnance disposal compound at Marine Corps Base Guam, Finegayan, Guam.
BAE Systems $15,601,662 to replace AMPV T-157i track with T-161track. Some funding comes from European Reassurance Initiative.
DCS Corp. $19,999,845 for support services for modeling & simulation to conduct warrior/hardware-in-the-loop simulations.
DRS Sustainment Systems $25,428,875 for Joint Assault Bridge systems.
Oshkosh Defense $13,302,828 for pneumatic tire wheel assemblies.
Oshkosh Defense $96,744,706 for the M983A4 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.
Oshkosh Defense $33,807,288 for the M1977A4 Common Bridge Transporter.
Oshkosh Defense $13,205,440 for the M1075A1 Palletized Load System.
Ronal Industries Inc. $8,282,978 for vaneaxial fans.
Prestolite Electric Inc. $15,096,767 for electric starters.
Travis Association for the Blind (Austin, TX) $13,046,418 for repair, cleaning, warehousing and distribution of organizational clothing and individual equipment.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Lightforce USA Inc. $34,050,000 IDIQ for Ranging Variable Power Scopes spare parts and training aids.
Nartron $14,024,932 for remote control switches for US Army.
16 companies (for the blind) $150,000,000 IDIQ for the Ability One Base Supply Center Tailored Logistics Support Program.
American Fashion Fitness $46,805,200. Fit USA $40,882,542. SND Manufacturing $35,330,200. String King $23,222,580 for up to 1,800,800 physical training uniforms for USMC.
Fechheimer Brothers Co. $15,412,500 for Army male uniform dress coats.
Federal Prison Industries $9,558,000 for working parkas for US Navy.
Golden Manufacturing Co. maximum $22,633,569 IDIQ for trousers for Army and Air Force.
Goodwill Industries of South Florida $42,048,706 IDIQ for coats and trousers for Army and Air Force.
TRAINING – AIR FORCE
Saguaro Business Solutions LLC $67,343,855 for aircrew training and courseware development for 552 Air Control Wing E-3 Aircrew Training and 752nd Operations Support Squadron and Reporting Center, Tinker AFB, OK.
Textron $95,121,401 IDIQ for T-6 sustainment.
TRAINING – NAVY/USMC
Dignitas Technologies $49,450,000 IDIQ for curriculum analysis, revision, design, format conversion, new curriculum development, and curriculum update of Level I and Level II instructor-lead training, and Level I and Level II interactive multimedia instruction in support of Surface Navy Training Curriculum Modernization.
Raytheon (Collins) $17,108,907 for aircrew Delta Software System Configuration Number 4 tactical baseline updates, integration, associated technical data, and proposal preparation for in-plant E-2D Hawkeye trainers.
Alutiiq Information Management LLC $49,628,428 IDIQ to provide technical and engineering services for platform force protection systems that “deter threats; receive, process, transmit and display information; support command and control decision processes; and distribute electronic data to multi-agency nodes”. Work at contractor’s facilities in Anchorage, AK (25%); at government facilities in: Norfolk, VA (10%); Pearl Harbor, HI (8%); Bangor, WA (7%); Kings Bay, GA (5%); Everett, WA (4%); Austin, TX (3%); Dayton, OH (3%); Groton, CT (4%); Indian Island, WA (3%); Mayport, FL (3%); Newton, NH (3%); D.C. (2%); sites outside the continental U.S. (20%).
Central Lake Armor Express $7,701,807 for Maritime Armor Systems to support the Antiterrorism Afloat Equipage Program.
UTILITIES – Privatizing utilities prioritizes profit over the health and wellbeing of the people. Additionally, water is a human right; corporate greed should be nowhere near it.
American Water Operations and Maintenance LLC $10,259,964 for ownership, operation, and maintenance of water and wastewater utility systems at Fort Belvoir, VA.
Illinois Power Marketing Co. $9,526,015 to supply and deliver retail electricity and ancillary, incidental services for DOD and Department of Agriculture.
ASRC Federal Data Networx $9,398,391 to support IT services for the U.S. Army Dental Information Systems Center Corporate Dental Systems program office.
KLS Martin LP maximum $37,925,956 for cranial and maxillofacial procedural sets and ancillary items.
Masimo Americas Inc. $17,500,000 for anesthesia systems and monitors, bedside monitoring, central monitoring and vital sign monitoring, to include upgrades, installation, and training.
Medline Industries Inc. $30,000,000 IDIQ for medical equipment and accessories for the DLA Electronic Catalog.
NuVasive Inc. $27,000,000 IDIQ for spinal orthopedic procedural packages for DOD and federal civilian agencies.
Salus Medical Products LLC maximum $100,000,000 for radiology systems, accessories and training.
United Concordia Companies $963,803,377 for Active Duty Dental Program 3 (ADDP3): dental care to eligible active duty service members (ADSM). Supplements care available in DOD dental treatment facilities (DTF), as well as provides care to those ADSM living in regions without access to a DTF.
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. $383,248,709 (max.) for TRICARE Medicare Eligible Program (TMEP) services: claims processing and associated customer support services for claims submitted by, and on behalf of, the Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medicare and TRICARE benefits for services received in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, America Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands.
“GREEN”ING THE MILITARY – You cannot “green” a massive military whose primary purpose, aside from profiting industry, is to utilize fossil fuels (barring nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers) to kill, destroy infrastructure, garrison the globe, open countries to US corporate interests, and snoop on global citizens. But “greening” looks great to rising military officers and PR-friendly congress.
Duke Energy $31,247,500 for ongoing implementation of energy conservation measures, Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
FUEL & ENERGY – The US Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
Rockford Corp. $11,625,086 for the Quonset Point Fuels Storage Complex Replacement project at the Rhode Island Air National Guard Station, North Kingstown, RI.
Weston Solutions Inc. $16,940,210 to repair fuel farm and tanks, Building 398, Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.
Symmetry Energy Solutions LLC ($18,762,985); Enspire Energy LLC ($13,631,543): and Fireside Natural Gas LLC ($9,220,467) for pipeline quality direct supply natural gas. Locations: VA, TX, GA, NC, LA, and TN.
Stryten Manufacturing LLC $16,978,135 for storage batteries for Army and Marine Corps.
Garco Construction $19,652,044 for construction/replacement of hydrant fuel systems at Wright-Patterson AFB.
JAR Assets LLC $11,112,000 for scheduled fuel barge transportation service in U.S. Gulf Coast Region.
TRANSPORTATION _ USTRANSCOM
Air Transport International $10,657,161 for a task order under an international commercial door-to-airport cargo transportation services under the MultiModal – 3 (MM-3) contract.
Cooper/Ports America LLC $8,355,546 for stevedoring and related terminal services at ports of Beaumont, Corpus Christi, and Port Arthur, TX.
TRANSPORTATION _ MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
Ocean Ships Inc. $15,135,203 for operation and maintenance of expeditionary transfer dock vessels USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) and USNS John Glenn (T-ESD 2), which are used in MSC worldwide prepositioning.
Marine Design Dynamics $29,831,879 for engineering drawings for MSC’s fleet.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
Amentum $17,502,833 for warehouse and distribution support services.
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.
AGVIQ LLC $17,287,281 to build a treatment system as a component of the Operable Unit 2 remedial actions at the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, Bethpage, NY.
Delta Land Services LLC $16,767,500 for hardwood mitigation credit requirements, East Baton Rouge, LA.
Tierra Data Inc., Merkel & Associates Inc., Miller Marine Science & Consulting, and Applied Marine Sciences + Coastal Resources Management & Nearshore and Wetland Surveys JV $15,000,000 IDIQ for environmental services including surveying, mapping, transplanting, and/or monitoring marine habitats, including “obtaining permits as required and producing deliverables as requested.”
Weeks Marine $7,551,500 for monitoring, observing and relocating endangered species in Brazos Island, TX.
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.
Main Building Maintenance Inc. $18,151,088 for health care housekeeping services.
Hyatt Equities LLC $9,393,224 for lodging, meal, and laundry services for Regional Contracting Office, Parris Island, SC.
SAWTST LLC $14,303,574 for logistics readiness support services.
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.
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio Contract Services $35,678,822 for support of the Human Resource Contact Center, Financial Management Contact Center, and DD-214 certificate processing services at Joint Base San Antonio, TX.
National Industries for the Blind $111,000,000 to provide support for contract closeout activities. Services include auto-closeout actions, digital imaging of contracts and acquisition related documentation, and document destruction.
Creative IT Solutions LLC $14,337,409 for IT operations and maintenance support services or Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Andritz Hydro Corp. $11,783,200 for updates to hydro-generating units at McNary Dam, Umatilla, OR.
Andritz Hydro Corp. $9,207,080 to rewind two hydroelectric generating units at Keystone Powerhouse, Sand Springs, OK.
Industrial Builders Inc. $66,969,790 for the Fargo (ND) Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project.
Dubuque Barge & Fleeting Service Co. $21,092,400 to repair stone dikes and revetments in Jefferson City, MO.
W. A. Ellis Construction Co. $7,403,500 to repair stone dikes and revetment structures on the Missouri River, Gasconade, MO. The Lane Construction Corp. $218,844,500 to raise levees for USACE, Kansas City, MO.
Voith Hydro Inc. $16,394,530 for turbine installation work, Burbank, WA.
Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers $25,000,000 for design services for civil works projects.
AIRFIELD REHABILITATION / PAVING
ACE Engineering $20,000,000 IDIQ for paving projects located within NAVFAC Southeast.
Strata Corp. $16,966,500 to repair Mass Parking Apron Section IV at Minot AFB.
CJW Construction Inc., Romero General Construction Corp., Martin Brothers Construction Inc., De La Fuente Construction, Command Performance Constructors Inc., Access General Contracting Inc., Portillo Concrete Inc. $99,000,000 for new construction, renovation, and repair by design-build or design-bid-build of paving projects located at various government installations within NAVFAC Southwest. Command Performance Constructors Inc. initial task order at $3,098,000 to repave Reeves Boulevard at NAS Lemoore, CA.
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.
AECOM, HDR Engineering Inc., WSP USA Solutions Inc. $9,999,999 for architect and engineering services, USACE, Mobile, AL.
Akima Support Operations $14,961,234 for non‐personal services for continued operational support and civil engineer services to include engineering, environmental, operations, maintenance and emergency management at MacDill AFB, FL.
Ameresco Inc. $29,056,747 for the full facility revitalization of Building 200 at Fort Totten, Bayside, NY.
Ashford Leebcor Enterprises II $25,000,000 for general repair and construction projects, USACE, Baltimore, MD.
Cleveland Construction $55,307,155 to build an aircraft maintenance hangar at Hunter Army Airfield, GA.
GC&V Construction $7,698,840 for construction projects at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
HGM Associates Inc. $8,000,000 for non-personal architect-engineer services via U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, NE.
J. Kokolakis Contracting $44,037,032 for a reception complex in Columbia, SC.
M.A. Mortenson Co. $63,845,130 to construct a secure operations administration facility in Charlottesville, VA.
Seay, Seay & Litchfield P.C. $7,500,000 for architect and engineering services for the guard/reserve.
ARS Aleut Demolition Services LLC, Bhate Environmental Associates Inc., Central Environmental Inc., EnviroVantage, Neuber Demolition & Environmental Services, Ritz Construction Inc. $95,000,000 for demolition and abatement of excess facilities, USACE, Huntsville, AL.
9 construction firms (including the usuals such as AECOM, Jacobs, and Tetra Tech) $225,000,000 for architect-engineer services, USACE, Kansas City, MO.
16 corporations including AECOM and Jacobs $249,000,000 for architect and engineering services, USACE, Mobile, AL.
Architects Alaska Inc., Koonce Pfeffer Bettis Inc., McCool Carlson Green LLC $12,000,000 for multi-discipline services in Alaska.
Manson Construction $101,430,000 for replacement of Pier 6 at Naval Base San Diego, CA.
TNT Constructors JV $58,566,450 for wharf improvements at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. KAI HI Inc., MKE Associates, Nagamine Okawa Engineers $9,900,000 for architect-engineer services, USACE, Honolulu. DAV Energy Solutions Inc., National Facility Solutions LLC, Specialized Engineering Solutions Inc. $9,900,000 for architect-engineer services, USACE, Honolulu, HI.
West Coast JV $95,000,000 IDIQ for Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements: a broad range of maintenance, repair, and minor construction in Nevada (Nellis AFB, Nevada Test & Training Range, and Creech AFB).
Vazquez Commercial Contracting $28,185,878 for hydraulic dredging on the Illinois River Basin.
Dredgit Environmental Corp. $17,000,000 for site improvements at Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Virginia.
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Christian Sorensen is an author and an 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).