September marked the end of the fiscal year, a time when the Pentagon ramps up its spending spree.
The U.S. Department of Defense spent at least $68,624,394,000 on 689 individual contracts during September 2018. This amount does not include 35 Foreign Military Sales transactions worth $2,065,896,000.
War is a racket. Here are the corporations making a killing, part three.
Range Generation Next received $113,047,562 for support of operations, maintenance, and sustainment on Launch & Test Range System at Vandenberg AFB and Patrick AFB. Range Generation Next received $18,713,546 for relocating communications systems to the newly constructed Eastern Range communications facility at Patrick AFB.
United Launch Services (a Lockheed Martin / Boeing joint venture) received $867,081,864 for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch capability for Delta IV & Atlas V at Centennial, CO; Vandenberg AFB; Cape Canaveral AS.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
Advanced Technology International received $400,000,000 for work on the Space Enterprise Consortium, covering prototypes for broad space-related technologies (e.g. ground segment, launch segment, space segment, software, processes, or any combination). Objectives include: minimizing barriers to entry for small businesses and non-traditional vendors to work with the Department of War and to identify & realize teaming opportunities within the U.S. war industry to promote integrated research / prototyping efficiencies and reduce cost. This is one of many ways the Pentagon co-opts small businesses.
The Aerospace Corp. (TAC) received $1,051,818,540 for Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FRDC) support in El Segundo, CA. This is for life-cycle systems engineering & integration, planning, systems definition, and technical specification support, and work on interoperability, manufacturing, and quality control. It also assists with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations, and integration of space systems.
CACI received $9,709,489 for Cavalieri software (for Space Situational Awareness and Space Battle Management Command & Control).
Corp Ten International received $8,010,965 for services & materials required to support the existing surveillance Data Collection System (DCS) to include hardware, software, airtime, technical and engineering services. The existing DCS integrates all sensors & transmitters currently used in a comprehensive client-server architecture that is expandable to accommodate new sensors, transmitters, and communication systems as required.
Harris Corp. received $9,747,503 for continued space control depot support (SCDS), which supports a diverse portfolio of space control systems, including development, sustainment engineering, and ongoing logistics support.
Honeywell International received $80,112,194 for Embedded Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation System (EGI). This includes platform integration, modernization, diminishing manufacturing sources, flight test support, technical support following integration efforts, training, engineering support / studies,or depot repair, spares, and data. Involves FMS to India, Turkey, Singapore, Oman, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Slovenia, Israel, Egypt, Australia, Ghana, Taiwan, Kuwait, and Iraq.
KBR received $40,230,542 for Air Force Satellite Control Network Hybrid upgrades at New Hampshire Tracking Station A-Side in New Boston, NH, and Telemetry & Command Station A-Side in Oakhanger, England.
Lockheed Martin received $1,362,089,314 for engineering, space vehicle test bed & simulators, and production of GPS IIIF Space Vehicles 11 & 12 via Space & Missile System Center, Los Angeles AFB.
Lockheed Martin received $137,187,386 for operations, sustainment & factory infrastructure support for space-based infrared system, SBIRS (from 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sept 2019) in Sunnyvale, CA; Azusa, CA; Boulder, CO; Aurora, CO; Colorado Springs, CO. Lockheed Martin received $45,430,528 for SBIRS or logistics support for studies & projects at Peterson AFB, CO; Buckley AFB, CO; Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO; Boulder, CO.
L3 received $9,238,925 for Agile Small-Satellite Experimental Telescope.
Northrop Grumman received $19,165,385 for on-orbit satellite and anomaly resolution support.
Pacific Defense Solutions received $39,894,065 for spacecraft object tracking and characterization capabilities.
Rockwell Collins received $28,914,642 for production & repair of Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), providing users a lightweight, hand-held, dual frequency, Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module-based and Precise Positioning Service receiver.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) & ICBM
General Dynamics received $7,658,054 for labor & material items in support of Strategic Weapons Systems Ashore, SSGN Repair, U.K. Dreadnought Trainer upgrades and training for Strategic Systems Programs.
L.C. Wright Inc. received $8,497,407 (min. $3,384,136) for Protocol Support. Protocol professionals provide support for the director and general officer / Senior Executive Service (SES) members that are geographically dispersed throughout the U.S., specifically National Capital Region; Dahlgren, VA; Huntsville, AL; Fort Greely; Vandenberg AFB; Colorado Springs, CO.
Lockheed Martin received $9,084,783 for various material items in support of Missile Service Units (MSU), consisting of the actual MSUs, bridge cranes, pads, floor inserts, access covers, transfer slings, cable assembly, adjustment pads, adjustment rods, tag line cleats, and supporting equipment.
Lockheed Martin received $103,919,058 for Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 Life Extension production, and D5 Deployed Systems Support. Lockheed Martin received $333,299,488 for Trident II (D5) Deployed Systems Support in Cape Canaveral, FL (29.06%); Sunnyvale, CA (26.58%); Kings Bay, GA (13.8%); Bangor, WA (13.64%); Denver, CO (5.14%); Titusville, FL (3.48%); Magna, UT (3.08%); Orlando, FL (1.54%); various locations (<1% each; 3.68% total).
LSINC Corp. received $38,968,314 ($13,207,721 min.) for advisory & assistance services for Human Resources in support of technical, engineering, advisory, and management support. Supports the development, implementation, sustainment, and assessment of human resources processes, procedures, plans, and policies to support MDA workforce in Huntsville, AL; Fort Belvoir; and Colorado Springs.
Northrop Grumman received $19,594,487 for electronic chart display information systems and corresponding X-Band Radar and S-Band Radar units. This equipment will replace, update, and improve MSC’s navigational capabilities.
Northrop Grumman (Orbital ATK) received $34,239,122 for three Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target kits and support services. Northrop Grumman (Orbital ATK) received $86,387,000 for aging surveillance (AS) services, which provide motor & component test, evaluation, engineering support, and disposal for all stages of Minuteman and Peacekeeper systems at Promontory, UT; and UT’s Test and Training Range. Northrop Grumman received $289,331,060 for engineering, logistics, integration, test & evaluation, and program management to improve software & production representative hardware (presumably on the Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System).
Peraton Inc. received $11,680,714 for continued support services including critical system assessment and vulnerability services and reentry systems development support for Trident II (D5) in Colorado Springs, CO (71.1%); D.C. (22.5%); Cape Canaveral, FL (4.6%); Albuquerque, NM (1.8%).
Raytheon received $16,909,342 for receiver exciter line replaceable units in support of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System / Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Weapon System (PAVE PAWS).
Textron received $11,075,000 for Minuteman III ICBM sustainment.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
American Ordnance received $92,341,823 for M918E1 40mm high velocity target practice cartridge.
BAE Systems received $16,185,983 to repair/replace electrical circuit components and replace electrical infrastructure, Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP). BAE Systems received $96,609,852 to build a natural-gas fired steam plant at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, TN. BAE Systems received $59,856,516 to build a fluid energy mill at Holston Army Ammunition Plant. BAE Systems received $20,285,513 for sewer line repair and replacement at Holston Army Ammunition Plant.
Manu Kai LLC received $90,000,000 for range operations support and base operations support at Pacific Missile Range Facility, Island of Kauai, HI.
Northrop Grumman received $22,005,520 for Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) full-rate production Lot 7 for U.S. Navy ($1,732,059; 8%) and other countries ($20,273,461; 92%, including Italy).
Northrop Grumman (Orbital ATK) and General Dynamics received a shared $1,850,000,000 for 20 mm, 25mm, 30x113mm, and 30x173mm ammunition.
Polymer Technologies and RTI Technologies received $36,320,000 for meltable fuze plug (manufacture, inspect, test, package) for 155mm artillery projectiles.
Raytheon received $7,498,680 to repair 134 HARM AGM-88B/C guidance sections, procure 12 HARM AGM-88B/C control sections, and provide associated support technical data for Air Force ($5,802,828; 77%); Navy ($1,695,852; 23%).
Raytheon received $19,314,871 for SM-2 and SM-6 FY2018 obsolete components and upgrade kits. Raytheon received $22,619,574 for SM-2 and SM-6 FY2018 depot- and intermediate-level provisioned items ordered spares. Raytheon received $395,549,739 for FY2017 and 2018 SM-6 full rate production requirements and spares.
Whiting-Turnering Co. received $31,092,000 for design and construction of Chambers Field Magazine Recap, Phase I at Naval Station Norfolk.
Advanced Technology International ($8,613,209) and PAE ($8,170,700) received funding for support services for Demonstration & Assessment Team, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division, MD.
BAE Systems received $9,919,748 for munitions handling & management services. Involves receiving, storing, segregating, issuing, inspecting, and transporting various types of ammunition, explosives, ordnance, and weapons for Joint Service commands.
Foster-Miller Inc. received $10,878,416 for post-production support under the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK2 robotic systems program. iRobot received $10,134,415 for services on MTRS MK1 Robotic Systems program (production units, spares, consumables, engineering enhancements, and configuration management).
KBR received $51,866,922 for prepositioning and Marine Corps logistics support services for Blount Island Command in Jacksonville, FL (85%); aboard 12 Maritime Prepositioning Ships (12%); Norway (2%); Kuwait (1%).
AM General received $51,302,430 for HMMWV recapitalization. AM General received $562,478,542 for HMMWV ambulance. Oshkosh Defense received $13,948,623 for fire extinguishers. Oshkosh Defense received $35,262,656 for HMMWV parts for U.S. Army. Ranger Land Systems received $15,512,732 for commercial maintenance, refurbishment, inspection, and repair of Bearcats, HMMWV, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement, 7-ton trucks, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, aircraft rescue firefighting and tactical trailers.
BAE Systems received $215,797,886 for M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and the M992A3 Carrier Ammunition Tracked vehicles. BAE Systems received $9,746,243 for system technical support services for the M109 family of vehicles.
BAE Systems received $91,176,702 for eight Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) common module logic items. Honeywell received $8,578,415 for Bradley Fighting Vehicle System generators. LOC Performance received $58,838,967 for 345 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal kits and installation.
General Dynamics received $15,561,864 for vehicle spare parts.
Hydraulics International Inc. received $43,599,667 for up to 305 MHU-83D production units, truck, lift, aerial stores loaders for ordnance/store loading operations on AV-8B, F/A-18, AH-1W, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and F-35 B/C.
JCB Inc. received $72,757,904 for High Mobility Engineer Excavator Type-1 vehicles.
Leonardo DRS received $19,868,043 for Intelligent Video Surveillance and initial spares packages.
Leonardo DRS received $112,777,000 for Maintenance Support Device Version 4 Light maintenance, accessories and support services.
L-3 received $43,008,895 for 184 Hydro Mechanically Propelled Transmissions for Bradley and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and ancillary hardware.
MACRO-Z-Technology Co. received $8,762,000 to repair vehicle wash racks at JB Lewis-McChord, WA.
Navistar Defense received $13,416,393 for cargo troop carriers, contractor spare parts, special tools, operator and maintenance training, and workshop repair manuals, laptop computer, and contractor publications.
Northrop Grumman received $11,284,790 for additional provisioning spares to support ongoing Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (GATOR) Gallium Nitride efforts in support of PEO Land Systems, Quantico, VA.
Ruta Supplies Inc. received $15,241,323 for pneumatic supplies.
Tru Hitch Inc. received $10,675,995 for XM20 fifth wheel towing recovery devices, XM1250 tilt deck recovery trailers, field light kits, and winch control kits.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
American Ordnance LLC received $23,178,756 for Mine Clearing Line Charge systems.
Day & Zimmermann received $10,375,695 for M67 fragmentation hand grenades.
FN America LLC received $7,190,077 for machine gun barrels.
Nammo Talley Inc. received $135,060,000 for the Bunker Defeat Munition, XM808 Subcaliber Trainer, and the Field Handling Trainer.
U.S. Ordnance received $13,499,098 to procure M60 weapon systems, spare barrels, conversion kits, training, and spare parts.
Bryan Construction received $14,796,430 to build a combat arms facility at McConnell AFB, KS. LS Black Constructors received $7,634,890 to build an indoor small arms range at the Saint Paul Air Reserve Station, MN. Watermark Environmental Inc. received $9,318,087 to build a small arms range located at Westover Air Reserve Base, MA, Chicopee, MA.
Nation Ford Chemical received $34,400,000 for specialty dyes for M18 smoke grenades.