Hundreds of corporations, big and small, comprise the U.S. war industry. Endless war is the most profitable racket on Earth. Here are the contracts from October 2019.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers industry goods and services to allied nations and international organizations.
General Atomics $21,723,507 for FMS (U.K.): design, development, integration, and component level testing of additional capabilities being added to the baseline MQ-9B Protector program.
Lockheed Martin $10,571,178 for FMS (Japan): development and delivery of an enhanced simulator database and project management support for F-35 aircraft. Rolls-Royce $9,066,270 for FMS (Japan): three spare AE1107C engines for the V-22 Osprey.
Lockheed Martin for F-35 aircraft: 12 F-35A for Norway, 15 F-35A for Australia, and 8 F-35A and 8 F-35B for Italy: FMS funding allocated = $61,931,690. Some purchases paid for with non-DOD partner funds.
L3 $17,518,309 for FMS (unnamed): aircraft engineering, procurement, and fabrication.
Oshkosh Defense $159,138,000 for FMS (Apartheid Israel): medium tactical vehicles, including initial parts provisioning, & training support.
United Technologies Corp. to provide material and support equipment for depot maintenance facilities, non-recurring sustainment activities, supplies, services and planning for depot activations as well as two mockup engines and four modules for test cells in support of F-35 FMS ($8,321,220).
Raytheon $11,954,744 for 101 spare part units across nine assemblies used in support of F-18 APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar system. FMS (Kuwait) $541,543.
Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC $24,863,731 for FMS (Iraq): contractor logistics support services and material support for 15 T-6A aircraft at Balad Air Base, Iraq.
United Technologies Corp. $9,913,774 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): spare parts for DB-110 reconnaissance pods.
UNINHABITED VEHICLES & CRAFT
Crew Training International $42,279,639 for MQ-9 Aircrew Training and Courseware Development at Creech AFB, NV; Holloman AFB, NM; March Air Reserve Base, CA; Hancock Air National Guard Base, NY.
ImSAR LLC $7,287,309 for research, development, procurement, and sustainment of the AN/DPY-2 split aces payload systems and communications relay package for the RQ-21A Blackjack drone.
Northrop Grumman $18,253,921 to support the MQ-4C Triton: material kits and retrofit labor to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) 4.0 configuration into one retrofit ground segment and fund the IFC 4.0 retrofit install labor for aircraft B10.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION – The Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to convince the U.S. populace to fight in elective wars.
Industries of the Blind & Visually Impaired $30,000,000 for customization and distribution of Air Force Sales Promotional Items (SPIs).
DynCorp $68,400,284 for war reserve materiel at Shaw AFB, SC; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; UAE.
Louis Berger Aircraft Services $7,226,021 for air terminal ground handling services, Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait.
KBRwyle $7,142,371 for logistics support services, maintenance, supply and care of supplies in storage in Waegwan, South Korea.
Bristol Design Build Services $14,435,000 for a three-story unaccompanied housing facility for enlisted sailors, Naval Base Coronado, CA. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. $30,464,008 to build an applied instruction facility, a training facility, and site utility infrastructure at Naval Base Coronado, CA. Provides two facilities and utilities infrastructure to support Naval Special Warfare Center Advanced Training Command training mission.
ACADEMIA – U.S. academia is part of the U.S. war industry. Faculty and staff often justify this flagrant ethical compromise by claiming that the funding is too good to turn down and that they, the academics, are ultimately not the ones determining when, where, or how to use the weaponry being developed.
University of Dayton Research Institute $46,000,000 for research on advanced behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. Develop and transition aerospace structural material discovery, processing, performance assessment, and prediction tools in effort to enable shortening of the material, component, and system design cycle; rapid qualification and insertion of improved materials and efficient components; rapid certification of aerospace structures; increases in efficiency and readiness of turbine engine components; structural protection against high-energy events; decreases in system sustainment costs.
Draper Lab $7,558,949 for the Quantum Gravimeter Navigation System (Q-Grav). Work at Draper Lab (94.4%); Lightmachinery Inc. (5.6%). Draper is nominally independent from MIT, but many MIT faculty, staff, and graduates flow in and out of Draper.
L3 estimated $30,000,000 for contractor logistic support of the Air Force C‐12 fleet. Overseas work in Buenos Ares, Argentina; Gaborone, Botswana; Brasilia, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Cairo, Egypt; Accra, Ghana; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Budapest, Hungary; Nairobi, Kenya, Rabat, Morocco; Manila, Philippines; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Bangkok, Thailand; Ankara, Turkey; Oslo, Norway; Yokota Air Base, Japan.
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (F-35) – Kenneth R. Possenriede was recently appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lockheed Martin. His previous position was vice president of Finance & Program Management in the war corporation’s Aeronautics division, where he helped run the accounting that supported the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. His promotion must be seen in this context.
Lockheed Martin for F-35 aircraft: 48 F-35A for U.S. Air Force, 20 F-35B for USMC, 9 F-35C for U.S. Navy. U.S. Purchases: U.S. Air Force ($2,812,512,346); USMC ($1,297,487,314); Navy ($612,389,812); non-DOD ($2,243,321,947).
Lockheed Martin $148,417,608 for durability testing support for certification of F-35B aircraft to a minimum of 8,000 flight hours/30 years.
United Technologies Corp. to provide material and support equipment for depot maintenance facilities, non-recurring sustainment activities, supplies, services and planning for depot activations as well as two F135 full-scale high fidelity mockup engines and four modules for test cells in support of the F-35. Purchases: Air Force ($142,457,377; 44%), Marine Corps ($50,633,162; 16%), Navy ($36,962,858; 11%); non-DOD ($86,780,595).
General Electric $10,592,822 for two F414-GE-400 production install engines, five engine devices, and 29 engine device K-seals in support of lot 23 engine production for the F/A-18E/F aircraft.
Honeywell estimated $77,071,521 for an additional three years of pricing in support of F/A-18 aircraft.
Jopana Technologies Inc. $11,474,563 for AN/ALQ-231(V) Intrepid Tiger II systems hardware and engineering for the Electronic Warfare & Electronic Attack communications jamming, airborne (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, and Unmanned Air Systems), ground based systems, and labs.
Northrop Grumman max. $24,299,972 for rudders for F/A-18 aircraft.
Raytheon $17,897,746 for Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared special test equipment updates to the Windows 10 operating system in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft.
IAP Worldwide Services $84,573,278 for logistics services in support of E-6B aircraft and the requirement for parts industry management and support equipment maintenance for the E-6B. Logistics support the aircraft as well as systems engineering, associated support sites, and supporting organizations. United Technologies Corp. $21,318,085 for non-recurring engineering support to modernize the High Power Transmit System (HPTS) installed on the E-6B. Modernizes weapons replaceable assemblies and subsystems of the HPTS to avoid obsolescence.
Lockheed Martin $43,439,773 for electronic warfare capability development and integration in support of the design, development, and integration of the advanced digital receiver/processor upgrade to the existing E-2D AN/ALZ-217 electronic support measures receiver/processor, active front end, and receive antenna weapons replaceable assemblies.
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
AAR Aircraft Services $44,865,877 for P-8A maintenance, depot in-service repair/planner and estimator requirements, technical directive incorporation, airframe modifications, aircraft on ground support, and removal and replacement of engines in support of U.S. Navy, Australia, and FMS.
Boeing $17,630,211 for 27 modifications in support of the Increment 3 Block 1 retrofit requirement for P-8A for U.S. Navy and Australia. 39% work overseas in Edinburgh, Australia.
Boeing $193,318,432 for CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot maintenance and repair, field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal and replacement of engines for the P-8A for U.S. Navy, Australia, and FMS customers. StandardAero Inc. $174,743,115 for CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot maintenance and repair, field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal & replacement of engines for P-8A for U.S. Navy, Australia, and FMS. Work in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (93%); San Antonio, TX (7%).
Terma North America max. $60,000,000 for up to 328 3D audio systems for the A-10.
STRATEGIC / TACTICAL AIRLIFT
Rolls-Royce $109,252,327 max. for supplies related to the support of the T56 family of aircraft engines.
OTHER FIXED WING AIRCRAFT
Teletronics Technology Corp. $90,000,000 to provide the 59th Test & Evaluation Squadron (Nellis AFB) with high speed data acquisition systems (HSDAS) and ancillary support services. Provides configured systems, signal conditioning, data acquisition, multiplexing, recording and radio frequency telemetry functionality primarily used for flight and ground test. Intelligent Waves $89,200,000 to provide the 59th Test & Evaluation Squadron with crowd support data support services. Provide flight test mission instrumentation modifications, improvements and operations for 53rd Wing test aircraft test instrumentation packages at Nellis AFB, NV, and other operational flight-testing locations. Evaluate, upgrade, modify, and operate instrumentation systems before, during, and after test missions. Work may include design, integration, functional checkouts, and mission data capture activities. Work at Nellis AFB, NV; Yuma, AZ; Patuxent River, MD; Norfolk, VA; Wright Patterson AFB, OH; Hill AFB, UT.
MILITARY RESEARCH LABS
Defense Engineering Corp. $38,900,000 for R&D for the Laser Radar (LADAR) Innovative Development and Research (LIDR). R&D into electro-optical components and technology, advancing warfighting capabilities and supporting existing and emerging needs of the military.
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology $92,980,000 for Playas Electronic Attack & Cyber Environment R&D. Define, develop and deploy cyber electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for R&D, evaluation, test and training “in support of employment of cyber EW effects.” Will provide a unique and enduring environment to support DOD assets for the employment of cyber and EW effects.
Space Ground Systems Solutions $17,082,880 for spacecraft engineering, software, R&D services to the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST). Provides support for software engineering development, maintenance, enhancement and configuration management support for all components contained within Neptune™ software under the direction of the NRL Configuration Control Board, and VMOC™ software framework under the direction of the VMOC™ program management and software engineering teams.
REDSTONE ARSENAL – Every major war corporation has a presence at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
Northrop Grumman $60,619,031 for engineering, logistics, integration, test and evaluation, and program management activities in Huntsville, AL.
FlightSafety Services Corp. $13,344,850 for aircrew training services in support of the TH-57B/C community, including instruction, operation and curriculum support at NAS Whiting Field, FL.
Lockheed Martin $7,877,789 for 36 improved nacelles production kits in support of CH-53E aircraft.
Northrop Grumman $8,946,044 for non-recurring engineering support for the integration of AN/AAQ-24 on multiple DOD aircraft platforms for the Army. Engineering effort includes platform integration of modernized survivability equipment, maintainability, interface improvements and software to effective utilize the AN/AAR-61(V)1 more effectively.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Aircraft Readiness Alliance $55,170,944 for depot level maintenance services for Fleet Readiness Center Southwest: San Diego, CA (79.5%); Lemoore, CA (8.5%) Camp Pendleton, CA (3.4%); Yuma, AZ (2.4%); Miramar, CA (2.2%); Whidbey Island, WA (1.7%); Kaneohe Bay, HI (1%); Nellis, NV (1%); Fallon, NV (0.3%).
Eaton Aeroquip LLC max. $69,387,451 for hoses, assemblies and other related parts.
11 corporations allocated a combined $996,000,000 for non-recurring engineering, installation, contractor logistics support, and other goods & services for modifications to fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION, PODS & SENSORS
Boeing $16,699,088 for system engineering and program management universal armament interface development.
General Electric $61,151,029 for repair, upgrade, or replacement, required availability, required reliability, configuration management, inventory management and obsolescence management in support of the Stores Management System (SMS) AYQ-9, AN/AYQ-13C, and AN/AYQ-13B; the Stores Management Upgrade System AYK-22; the Communication Set Controller (CSC) C-10382/A and C-12658/A.
ASES LLC $21,346,897 to begin replacing the avionics suite in the Air Education & Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft, 16 operational flight trainers and 14 part task trainers. Work at Oklahoma City, OK; Randolph AFB, TX; Laughlin AFB, TX; Vance AFB, OK; Columbus AFB, MS; Pensacola NAS, FL.
7 corporations shared combined $6,400,000,000 to provide contracted air support services for realistic and challenging advanced adversary air threats and close air support threats. Services include aircraft, aircraft systems support, pilots, maintenance, support equipment, in addition to program, quality, and management to meet military requirements.
AIR FORCE TEST
Quasonix LLC $21,736,371 for Quasonix telemetry transmitters in support of live fire testing.
Reliance Test & Technology $49,032,036 for Eglin Operation and Maintenance Support Service at Eglin AFB, FL.
Woodward Inc. up to $113,429,656 for aviation turbine engine main fuel controls.
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)
Austal USA $21,529,121 for advance planning, material procurement and work in support of the post shakedown availability (PSA) of the USS Charleston (LCS 18) in Seattle, WA.
Lockheed Martin $75,742,842 for class services for LCS program: design, planning, and material support services for LCS-class ship construction.
General Atomics $12,255,842 for repair of repairables (ROR) and technical assistance for components of electromagnetic aircraft launch systems (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG).
General Dynamics $32,082,297 for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines and support yard services for the Navy's moored training ships in Groton, CT (90%); Charleston, SC (10%).
General Dynamics $434,370,635 for lead yard support and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia class submarines.
Northrop Grumman $7,542,234 for support for technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment. U.K. funding $5,454,694.
NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION
EnergySolutions Services Inc. $13,001,962 to provide services for recycling and volume reduction of radioactive/nuclear waste in support of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Austal USA $8,171,202 for post-shakedown availability and dry docking of USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) in Pascagoula, MS.
Huntington Ingalls Industries $7,150,019 for planning and design yard functions for standard Navy valves of nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers.
Life Cycle Engineering Inc. $8,696,376 for technical, engineering, management, programmatic, logistics, and education (TEMPLE) services at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, HI.
Marisco Ltd. $9,900,000 to repair the Buoyancy Assist Module in HI.
Vigor Marine LLC $8,074,147 for dredge vessel Essayons ship repair and overhaul.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
Progeny Systems $25,689,916 for Navy systems engineering in Middletown, RI (70%); Manassas, VA (30%).
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
BAE Systems $18,351,068 for engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications on various Navy ships in support of the Ship & Air Integration Warfare Division, NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field. BAE Systems $7,930,867 for engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications to Navy ships in support of the Ship & Air Integration Warfare Division, NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field.
BAE Systems $69,247,177 for up to 931,200 man hours of installation and certification technical support to Combat Integration and Identification Systems Division, NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field and Patuxent River for USA, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. FMS breakdown was not included in contract info.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION (NAWCWD)
Systems Application & Technologies $25,275,828 to maintain and operate aerial and seaborne assets and equipment for Pacific Targets & Marine Operations Division, NAWCWD, Point Mugu, CA. Work at Naval Base Ventura County, CA (85%); China Lake, CA (6%); Las Cruces, NM (3%); Kauai, HI (2%); Salt Lake City, UT (2%); Lompoc, CA (1%); locations outside the contiguous U.S. (1%).
CYBER, SIGINT & CRYPTOGRAPHY
FreeAlliance.com LLC $15,299,578 for advanced cyber support services for Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group in Quantico, VA.
L3Harris $48,976,531 for Advanced Exploitation of Electronic Intelligence Signals software/hardware. Marketed as improving detection, collection, characterization, and reporting accuracy of emerging emitters, and improved reporting timeliness; improved classification of signal feature characteristics; research, development, and demonstration of technologies and algorithms for automatic detection, measurement, processing and exploitation of radio frequency emissions.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & THE CLOUD
Microsoft $10,000,000,000 (minimum initial guarantee of $1,000,000) for JEDI. The JEDI Cloud will provide enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to support DOD business and mission operations. Amazon is fighting this award in court.
HPI Federal $358,473,450 for Department of Navy (DON) end user hardware (EUHW) used by Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. EUHW includes: laptops, desktops, tablets, virtual desktops, zero/thin client devices and associated peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors and docking stations. EUHW may include provisioning, configuration, hardware maintenance, break/fix support and disposition of user devices and associated peripherals.
CubicGATR Technologies $325,000,000 for up to a max. 172 Next Generation Troposcatter system manufacturing and delivery, test support, technical data delivery, logistics data delivery, training data delivery and training support, fielding support and sustainment support.
ViaSat Inc. $23,914,150 for repair support of Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal for U.S. Navy. Work in Oostkamp, Belgium (50%); Carlsbad, CA (37%); Palm Bay, FL (9%); Lynwood, WA (4%).
SpaceX, Xbow Launch Systems, Northrop Grumman, Firefly Black LLC, United Launch Alliance, Aevum Inc., VOX Space, Rocket Lab USA combined $986,000,000 to “capitalize on the emerging small launch providers while providing dedicated and primary launch services to the DOD and other government agencies.” Allows for acquisition of launch services to meet mission requirements for payloads greater than 400 pounds, enabling launch to any orbit within 12-24 months from task order award, DOD claims. Work at the contractor facilities and a variety of government launch sites, depending on mission requirements.
United Launch Services $98,549,235 for launch service completion of three Atlas V missions (two Air Force and one National Reconnaissance Office).
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
CACI $63,267,131 for continued operations and maintenance at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) locations: Diego Garcia Tracking Station; Guam Tracking Station; Hawai‘i Tracking Station, Ka'ena Point, HI; New Hampshire Tracking Station, New Boston AFS, NH; Thule Tracking Station, Greenland; Vandenberg AFB, CA; Telemetry & Commanding Station, Bordon, Hants, U.K.; Eastern Vehicle Checkout Facility, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL.
Lockheed Martin $163,950,489 for space based infrared system contractor logistics support overseas and at Peterson AFB, Buckley AFB, Greeley Air National Guard Station, and Boulder, CO.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) – After intense lobbying by the U.S. war industry, the D.C. regime pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002. This paved the way for the establishment of the Missile Defense Agency, and allowed the U.S. war industry to develop, market, and sell “ballistic missile defense” weaponry. This weaponry is one of the most lucrative sectors of the U.S. war industry.
Lockheed Martin $108,322,296 for the Mk21A Reentry Vehicle (RV) program: technology maturation and risk reduction to provide an RV capable of delivering the W87-1 warhead from the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Weapon System.
Raytheon $128,450,262 for Mobile Sensors operations and maintenance. Provides non-personal services for operations and maintenance that will ensure the availability of the Cobra King and Gray Star's radar facility to collect on 100% of the tasked data collection opportunities that pass through its field of view with the necessary support provided 24/7/365, DOD says. Work at Patrick AFB, FL, and overseas.
HYPERSONICS – War corporations, think tanks, and Congress hype the “threat” of Beijing and Moscow in order to justify design, development, and sale of an entirely new sector of the war industry: hypersonic missiles and aircraft.
Leidos $19,995,345 to provide the Missile Defense Agency's Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor Program with prototype payload design and signal-chain processing risk reduction demonstration. L3Harris $19,994,752 to provide the same. Northrop Grumman $20,000,000 to provide the same. Raytheon $19,958,883 to provide the same.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
BAE Systems $8,309,050 to stabilize legacy nitroglycerin areas at Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
Faxon Machining Inc. and Major Tool & Machine $600,000,000 for BLU-136/B next generation area attack warhead case production. Procures 15,000 cases in Cincinnati, OH, and Indianapolis, IN.
The Superior Forge & Steel Corp. and Ellwood National Forge $90,000,000 for GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators BLU-J 27C/B Penetrator warhead case assemblies with associated components.
Advanced Structural Technologies $17,643,500 for manufacture and supply of M1 Abrams tank aluminum road wheel inserts.
Allison Transmission $35,266,682 for vehicle transmissions.
BAE Systems $119,938,228 for 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles and associated production, fielding and support costs and depot support products. BAE Systems $48,000,000 for long lead material associated with the build of the Self Propelled Howitzer, Carrier-Ammunition Tracked vehicle.
CACI $12,693,283 for support vehicle depot maintenance at Albuquerque, NM, and Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO.
Endeavor Robotics Inc. $25,500,000 to reset, sustain, maintain and recap parts for Robot Logistics Support Center technicians.
General Dynamics $162,403,915 for small multipurpose equipment transport systems; support hardware including authorized stockage list kits and prescribed load list kits; services for refurbishment, user training, field service rep, system technical support, program management support for pre-production meetings, and storage.
The Gorman-Rupp Co. max. $7,245,900 for hydraulic pump units for heavy expanded mobility tactical truck vehicles.
Leonardo DRS $18,451,845 for wired housing assemblies.
Oshkosh Defense max. $9,899,267 for pneumatic tire wheel assemblies.
Standard Bent Glass $9,077,715 for transparent armor vehicular windows.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
Patriot Industries Inc. $51,752,250 for rifleman sets with tactical assault panels.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
National Industries for the Blind $13,404,000 for advanced combat helmet pad suspension system.
Belleville Shoe Co. max. $12,524,036 for Air Force temperate weather, Coyote boots. Creighton AB Inc. max. $8,055,077 for men's trousers. National Industries for the Blind $8,562,960 for moisture wicking T-shirts. Propper International (Puerto Rico) $13,099,478 for Improved Combat Vehicle Crewmen's coveralls with the operational camouflage pattern. Tennier Industries $7,152,750 for the GEN III Layer 5 Soft Shell Jacket.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Complete Parachute Solutions $9,640,800 for the Multi-Mission Parachute Course in Coolidge, AZ. Provides training and technical support for free-fall training. Should comply with FAA regulations and Marine Corps orders.
Strategic Data Systems $121,644,033 for Navy Personnel Command within the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education domain to obtain MyNavy Career Center support services.
Reliant Energy Retail Services $7,200,000 for retail electric services at Sheppard AFB, TX.
AvKare Inc. estimated $10,600,000 for Metformin HCL ER tablets.
Alliant Healthcare max. $30,000,000 for medical/surgical supplies. Combat Medical Systems max. $43,432,160 for medical and surgical supplies. Tulsa Dental Products max. $39,000,000 for hospital equipment and accessories for the DLA electronic catalog. Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions max. $40,000,000 for medical equipment.
Alutiiq Solutions $11,910,439 to support the Defense Health Agency (DHA) with continued information management and IT services at Walter Reed Medical Center, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and other joint medical facilities and components within the National Capital Region.
Four Points Technology $12,428,715 for InterSystems Software maintenance renewal to support the existing InterSystems Software deployed across DOD. Products provide relational databases collating all patient health information into a query engine application for use by healthcare providers.
InteIillidyne LLC $27,041,715 for direct support to DHA Global Service Center and the enterprise. Supports integration of all desk side support, remote, or onsite troubleshooting, onsite IT touch labor, network support services activity program management, network security and infrastructure assurance activities to include risk management framework support, in-room video teleconferencing support, Defense Health Headquarters site asset management and network/systems engineering, where required, into the Military Health System Joint Active Directory Management and the Military Health System Medical Community of Interest network environment systems and infrastructure.
Shoreland Inc. $21,650,000 for renewal of commercial-off-the shelf enterprise publications licenses in support of the Military Health System. Licenses allow continuing access to a multinational collaborative database that provides up-to-date international unclassified “medical intelligence data” supporting patient movement, preventative medicine, and clinical contingencies planning for military medical and deployment planners and providers.
HBP JV $176,241,523 to build a Community Living Center and other renovations in Canandaigua, NY.
Lockheed Martin $7,325,831 for AN/UMQ-13 Meteorological Data Station MARK IV-B System sustainment. The MARK IV-B is a web enabled client-server system that receives, processes, disseminates, and stores real time imagery and mission sensor data from polar orbiting and geostationary satellites. The MARK IV-B Forecaster client software is fully interrogatable and enables weather personnel to manipulate and transform environmental data. The MARK IV-B provides both automatic and semiautomatic dissemination of products to external systems.
Mesotech International $17,462,000 for the Fixed Base Weather Observation System (FMQ-23) systems and contractor logistics support.
Linde Services LLC $77,000,000 for processing separation and radio assay of atmospheric gas samples for elemental determination of sample components. Provides lab analytical services and support services, including but not limited to, sample analysis, analytical technique advancement, special projects, computer software support.
FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
Schuyler Line Navigation Co. $11,803,500 to provide one U.S. flagged vessel (SLNC Goodwill) for the transportation of clean petroleum products in the Far East region.
TRANSPORTATION _ USTRANSCOM
Jacobs $22,360,471 for continued IT service management enterprise support to TRANSCOM.
12 companies have been awarded task orders for international charter airlift services in support of Civil Reserve Air Fleet: Atlas Air Inc. ($287,285,594); FedEx ($38,903,491); Amerijet International ($2,496,649); Miami Air ($7,084,737); Sun Country Air ($3,025,704); ABX Air ($9,394,053), Air Transport International ($17,450,997); Kalitta Air ($159,942,597); Omni Air International ($77,654,435); UPS ($13,710,325); Western Global Airlines ($17,812,110); National Airlines ($12,464,771).
Air Transport International estimated $86,633,164 for global air charter transportation services utilizing aircraft configured to simultaneously transport both passengers and cargo. Services include planeload port to port airlift transportation, commercial equivalent economy passenger services, 463L pallet cargo services, and mission coordination.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
Olgoonik Technical Services LLC max. $13,314,408 for warehousing and distribution support services.
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services $7,706,151 for full food services at Keesler AFB, MS. The Texas Workforce Commission $17,085,515 for full food services at JB San Antonio Ft. Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.
US Foods Inc. $85,950,000 for food distribution for DOD in Southern California. US Foods Inc. $90,298,694 for food distribution on Navy ships in the San Diego area. US Foods Inc. max. $56,100,000 for food distribution for DOD customers in Mayport, FL, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Tunista Logistics Solutions $90,000,000 for operation and maintenance of facilities at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Gila Bend, AZ, and support services for operation of the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Supports training missions for F-35, F-16 and A-10 aircraft pilots. Services include airfield management, target and range maintenance, civil engineering, fire and emergency services, security, logistics, air traffic control, custodial, trash and refuse, environmental engineering, biological and environmental monitoring.
BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES (BOSS) - BOSS typically includes some combination of the following: air operations, bachelor quarters, custodial, electrical, environmental services, facilities investment, fire & emergency services, galley, grounds maintenance, housing, integrated & waste, janitorial services, management & administration, morale-welfare-recreation, ordnance, pavement clearance, pest control, port operations, public safety, supply, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, visual services, waste management, wastewater, and water. Security is sometimes included. This work was once done by the troops, prior to the corporate takeover of the Pentagon.
ASRC Communications Ltd. $66,954,742 for BOSS at Vance AFB, OK.
Pride Industries $15,246,093 for civil engineering services: operations and maintenance, engineering, environmental, and grounds maintenance for 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron at Los Angeles AFB, Fort MacArthur, and Defense Management Agency, Carson, CA.
CONSULTING, ADMIN & LOGISTICS – A January 2015 report noted that trimming some outsourced administrative waste (like we see in this category of consulting, admin, and business logistics) would have saved roughly $125 billion over five years. The Pentagon leadership (many of whom come from leadership positions in U.S. war corporations) buried the report, fearing Congress might use it to cut the war budget.
Brandes Associates Inc. $78,227,293 for developmental and engineering support. Includes development, integration and test of mission planning products such as Naval Mission Planning Systems, Navy Tactical Aircraft, Joint Mission Planning Systems-Marine, Expeditionary, and legacy variants, emerging technology mission management capabilities, defensive electronic warfare libraries, and all associated mission planning & control systems and subsystems.
McKinsey & Co. max. $14,153,977 for management consulting and reform implementation support services for DLA.
AECOM/HDR $72,000,000 for architect-engineering (A-E) services to support Sabine to Galveston Bay, Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration in Freeport, TX (and vicinity). Services include, but are not limited to, survey, investigations, comprehensive planning, technical analysis, modeling, engineering, design, construction phase services, and any necessary project and technical requirements that support the design and implementation of the project features.
AECOM, Aptim Federal Services, CDM-Alberici JV, Conti Federal Services LLC, ECC Environmental LLC, Weston Solutions Inc., Wood-Cape to compete for parts of $999,000,000 for rapid disaster infrastructure construction.
Pontchartrain Partners $12,221,180 for emergency erosion repairs in Texas City, TX.
Adams & Associates LLC, RHA LLC, Strategic Value Solutions Inc., Value Management Strategies to compete for orders of $9,900,000 for architect and engineer services consisting of value engineering studies and related technical review and design analysis of civil works, military and other projects.
AECOM + Tetra Tech JV, Black & Veatch, and Jacobs $149,969,200 for architect and design services. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. $10,000,000 for facilities and infrastructure studies, engineering, design, and construction projects. Frank X. Spencer Inc. $240,000,000 for professional land survey architect-engineer services. TAC Environmental $9,000,000 for environmental architect engineering services. 6 firms $49,000,000 for architect-engineering services.
MAINLAND CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Endless war requires endless construction and building repair. An added bonus for the Pentagon and the U.S. war industry is how this construction activity effectively co-opts the working class, making them feel like they’re on the same team as the troops. It is a very powerful narcotic.
Arrowhead Contracting Inc., Bristol Construction Services LLC, Ashford Leebcor Enterprises II LLC, Gideon Contracting LLC, RM Builders JV, Trusted Construction & Facility Support, HHI Corp. will compete for $225,000,000 for demolition, hazardous and toxic waste remediation, disposal services, facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization design-build and design-bid-build projects.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, Gilbane Federal JV, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Caddell Construction Co., Archer Western Federal JV, M.A. Mortenson Co. to compete for order of $249,000,000 for design, build, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, repairs, mechanical systems, plumbing, utility systems, structural, electrical, heating and air conditioning, instrumentation, security and safety areas of government facilities.
Bristol Construction Services $10,086,761 to build open storage areas with fencing, lighting and limited security in Texarkana, TX.
Leebcor Services $8,451,462 for design and construction of B868 overhaul at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
SES Electrical $11,298,386 to repair main perimeter fence, post-Hurricane Michael, at Tyndall AFB, FL.
South Dade Air Conditioning & Refrigeration $11,600,230 for mechanical maintenance services in Vicksburg, MS.
WHH Nisqually - Garco JV $21,087,000 to build 2 fire stations with 3 additional structural apparatus bays in Yakima, WA.
Coastline Consulting & Development $7,845,150 for Annisquam River dredging in Gloucester, MA.
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Christian Sorensen is an author and independent journalist. His work focuses on the U.S. war industry.