BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for December 2015

DOD spent $21,766,419,449+ on 249 individual contracts in December 2015

The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form.

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $21,766,419,449 on 249 individual contracts during December 2015. This amount does not include 47 Foreign Military Sales deals worth $5,525,328,127.

UNINHABITED VEHICLES & CRAFT

Exelis Inc. received $13,173,622 for USAF DCGS Distributed Mission Site Reference Imagery Transition program, to acquire use of InfiniBandC (Peregrine) wide-area-network high-speed transport layer & data storage and dissemination.

General Atomics received $32,326,408 for Block 30 GCS production. This is a sole-source acquisition.

General Atomics received $57,142,111 for Warrior logistics support in Poway, CA; Afghanistan; Djibouti; and Kuwait.

General Atomics received $338,231,976 for MQ-1 and MQ-9 contractor logistic support. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Northrop Grumman received $10,423,637 for MQ-8 sustainment and logistics services. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Raytheon received $49,475,571 for MQ-1 and MQ-9 sensors contractor logistics support. This is a sole-source acquisition.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations.

BAE Systems received $7,562,501 for OE-120 Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon antenna systems for South Korea (3 for $4,537,501; 60%) and Japan (2 for $3,025,000; 40%).

BAE Systems received $8,400,870 to provide Iraq ninety International LAV interrogator arm assemblies. One bid solicited, one received.

BAE Systems received $26,139,104 for: up to 90 APX-111(V) Mode 5 combined interrogator transponders (CIT) [used on F/A-18]; up to 250 Mode 5 CIT upgrade kits for U.S. Navy, Finland, and Switzerland; up to 50 shop replaceable assemblies; up to 10 CIT repairs and 52 Mode 5 CIT upgrade kit installations.

BAE Systems received $82,070,384 to build, integrate, test, and deliver (Brazil) 20 Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) personnel vehicles 7A1 reliability, availability, maintainability/rebuild to standard (RAM/RS); two AAV command vehicles 7A1 RAM/RS; one AAV recovery vehicle 7A1 RAM /RS. This was sole-source (FAR 6.302-4), per Brazil’s official written direction.

Boeing received $67,500,000 for P-8A training systems, services, and supplies for Australia under a MOU. 10% work in Edinburgh, Australia.

Boeing received $55,533,609 for 2,192 JDAM tail kits to unnamed FMS.

Boeing received $23,284,003 for 1,070 lot 19 JDAM tail kits (presumably FMS, as funding extends earlier contract).

Computer Sciences Corp. received $9,286,461 to provide Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft Project Office (NSRWA PMO) support for Saudi Arabia, Micronesia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

DRS Network & Imaging Systems LLC received $9,508,881 to provide unnamed FMS various quantities of embedded diagnostics parts to support production of 150 M1A1 tanks to a situational awareness configuration.

DynCorp International received $21,647,877 for overseas aviation field maintenance (FMS to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Germany).

General Atomics received $57,401,850 to provide UK with MQ-9 contractor logistics support. This is a sole-source acquisition.

General Dynamics received $72,530,339 to provide Iraq logistics support and training on M1A1 tanks and M88 recovery vehicles.

General Dynamics received $89,847,082 for missile tube long lead-time material for the common missile compartment program for USN Ohio Class Replacement (34%) and UK (66%; ~$59,268,000).

Lockheed Martin received $1,094,983,588 to provide South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar with PAC-3.

Lockheed Martin received $914,000,000 to provide Singapore with F-16s. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Lockheed Martin received $360,667,452 to provide UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea with PAC-3.

Lockheed Martin received $318,339,617 for Hellfire II missile hardware & component production for U.S. Army, USAF, South Korea, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, India, KSA, Tunisia, and Indonesia.

Lockheed Martin received $302,222,015 for JASSM (produce, upgrade, integrate, sustain, manage, logistics) FMS to Poland & Finland.

Lockheed Martin received $215,777,416 to provide India Modernized Target Acquisition Designation/Pilot Night Vision Systems (M-TADS/PNVS) for Apache. One bid solicited, one received.

Lockheed Martin received $142,750,920 for 12 HIMARS with increased crew protection cabs incorporating sapphire transparent armor glass, training, spares, software, modernization, and enhancements for the UAE. Procurement also includes synergistic spares purchase for Jordan.

Lockheed Martin received $60,150,602 to update Qatar JPAC-3 Seeker, Block IV. Lockheed Martin received $130,610,000 to provide Qatar AH-64 modernized day sensor assembly. One bid solicited, one received.

Lockheed Martin received $53,000,000 to provide Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Qatar with MRFI (PDF) Lot 1 production [used on AH-64E], including 34 M-RFI kits, 3 initial spares, and one lay-in spares. One bid solicited, one received.

Lockheed Martin received $21,500,000 for components (purchase, manufacture, install) updating four of Japan’s CTOL F-35.

L-3 Communications received $93,632,287 for Australia G550 aircraft procurement and maintenance.

Northrop Grumman received $285,975,244 for non-recurring engineering and recurring efforts to support production and delivery of one E-2D for Japan.

Orbital ATK (Alliant Techsystems Inc.) received $12,690,000 for contractor logistic support on Iraq’s Cessna 208B ISR caravan and Cessna 208B Armed Caravan fleet. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Raytheon received $95,200,306 to provide Taiwan PATRIOT technical assistance.

Raytheon received $74,563,251 to provide Kuwait English language training and a series of Pre-PATRIOT MOS training classes. One bid solicited, one received. Raytheon received $9,277,099 to provide Kuwait with PATRIOT technical assistance. One bid solicited, one received.

Raytheon received $43,714,642 for PATRIOT secondary items’ depot level diagnostic and repair capability in Saudi Arabia (57%); Taiwan (27.50%); Kuwait (7%); UAE (6%); South Korea (1.50%); and Israel (1%).

Raytheon received $35,832,321 for software support to Qatar’s PATRIOT program.

Raytheon received $20,000,000 to provide Canada and Holland sustainment of International Partner Variant (IPV) of the Secure, Mobile, Anti-Jam, Reliable, Tactical – Terminal (SMART-T). One bid solicited, one received.

Raytheon received $15,895,246 for Stinger engineering services to Qatar and India.

Wolverine World Wide received $15,291,717 for temperate weather tan boots for U.S. Army and Afghan army & police (FMS), and received $11,934,180 for temperate weather black boots for U.S. Army, and Afghan army & police (FMS).

FMS to Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia is waging a military campaign in Yemen, which has killed numerous civilians. The U.S. government has provided Saudi Arabia with weapons and diplomatic support, helping to create a brutal humanitarian crisis. Within this context, we detail December 2015 FMS to Saudi Arabia:

Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd. (AEC) [Riyadh, Saudi Arabia] received $12,500,000 for maintenance and modernization of the electronic systems test set to support Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet. Work in Riyadh, KSA; Huntsville, AL.

Boeing received $8,800,000 to develop and implement engineering change proposal 4204 (software upgrade) for coastal target suppression and resolution to HARPOON Block II short-range deficiency for Saudi Arabia.

Lockheed Martin (Sikorsky) received $145,136,040 to provide Saudi Arabia’s Navy with 10 green MH-60R.

Lockheed Martin received $117,152,307 to manufacture and deliver 10 MH-60R Mission Avionics Systems and Common Cockpits to Saudi Arabia.

Lockheed Martin received $110,179,575 for non-recurring engineering (development, test, qualification) in support of MH-60R Mission Avionics Systems and Common Cockpits configuration for Saudi Arabia.

PKL Services Inc. received $62,629,505 to provide Saudi Arabia F-15 C/D/S maintenance upgrade training. This is a sole-source acquisition.

RECRUITMENT, RETENTION

Industries for the Blind, Inc. received $27,433,947 for 66 customized Navy recruiting promotional items in support of the Navy Recruiting Command. This was non-competitive, per “Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act and the rules of the Committee for the Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled which implements the AbilityOne Program.”

LLM Placements, LLC received $8,110,000 for U.S. Army Recruiting Command administrative support at Fort Knox. “Services will be performed at 280 multiple recruiting locations.”

MEDIA, MESSAGING & TELECOMMS

Artel, LLC; AT&T; BT Federal; Qwest; GTT Americas; CapRock Government Solutions; Level 3 Communications; and Verizon received a combined $4,300,000,000 for telecommunications network solutions and services that support global transmission requirements of the Defense Information System Network (DISN) enterprise-level infrastructure.

Encompass Digital Media Inc. received $9,887,615 for a video and imagery distribution system (DVIDS). Work in Atlanta, GA.

DARPA

Boeing received $7,076,829 for “a DARPA research program.” Millennium Space Systems Inc. received $7,717,073 for “a DARPA research program.”

Leidos Inc. received $12,890,832 for DARPA’s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program.

Northrop Grumman received $93,076,636 for Phase III work on DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) (medium-altitude long-endurance UAV and shipboard-capable launch/recovery).

University of Southern California received $11,848,255 for Phase 1 of DARPA’s Circuit Realization at Faster Timescales (CRAFT) – FinFET Foundry/Design Aggregration Services program. This is a sole-source acquisition.

USSOUTHCOM

The Rockhill Group Inc. (TRG) received $13,166,915 for AFSOC Air Warfare Center aircrew instruction support services (Hurlburt Field; Cannon AFB). Paid for with Fiscal 2016 USSOUTHCOM operations and maintenance funding.

USCENTCOM

AC First LLC received $74,310,819 for continued support and maintenance operations to 401st Army Field Support Battalion, Afghanistan.

Leidos Inc. received $13,427,016 to support ammunition supply point/theatre storage at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Vectrus Systems Corp. received $11,506,240 to support Army Sustainment Command prepositioned stocks at Camp as-Sayliyah, Qatar. One bid solicited, one received.

USSOCOM

Berry Aviation Inc. received $8,520,382 for fixed wing air transportation services for USSOCOM in U.S. Central Command.

ACADEMIA

Georgia Tech (GTARC) received $24,500,000 for R&D, analysis, integration, systems engineering, technology demonstrators, prototypes, test & eval, and rapid delivery of weapon solutions for AFRL (Munitions). This is sole-source.

AIRCRAFT PROPULSION RESEARCH

Aerospace Testing Alliance received $111,908,775 for operation, maintenance, information management and support to AEDC.

Peerless Technologies Corp. received $53,700,000 for advisory, assistance and support services to units of AFRL Aerospace Vehicles Division’s Structures and Aerodynamics Test facilities.

JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (F-35)

Lockheed Martin received $1,171,206,489 for advance procurement of long lead-time materials, parts, and components to maintain F-35 LRIP (Lot 11) production schedule for USAF ($401,509,516; 34.3%); USN ($256,433,369; 21.9%); USMC ($106,500,000; 9.1%); non-U.S. DOD partners ($207,069,044; 17.7%) and FMS ($199,694,560; 17%). Advance acquisition effort includes: 80 F-35A (28 USAF; 6 Norway; 4 Turkey; 8 Netherlands; 8 Australia; 10 Israel; 6 Japan; 10 South Korea); 7 F-35B (6 USMC; 1 UK); 4 F-35C U.S. Navy. Work in Fort Worth, TX (55%); El Segundo, CA (15%); Warton, UK (10%); Orlando, FL (5%); Nashua, NH (5%); Baltimore, MD (5%); Nagoya, Japan (5%). This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1.

Lockheed Martin received $84,434,012 for F-35 production non-recurring items (tooling, test equipment) for USAF ($39,193,153; 46.42%); USN ($19,596,577; 23.21%); USMC ($19,596,577; 23.21%); non-U.S. participants ($6,047,705; 7.16%).

Lockheed Martin received $60,412,726 for recurring logistics services on delivered F-35 Air Systems for USAF ($28,620,677; 47%), USMC ($16,399,064; 27%); USN ($10,122,087; 17%); international partners ($5,270,898; 9%).

Lockheed Martin received $47,514,822 for modification management and unit level augmentation for lot 9 F-35A, including technical, admin, and financial data for USAF ($24,222,214; 51%); USMC ($15,409,658; 32%); USN ($4,735,992; 10%); international partners ($2,971,967; 6%) and FMS ($174,991; 1%).

Lockheed Martin received $23,373,106 to design and develop drawings, kits, and other supporting technical information for F-35 Block IV weapons capabilities.

Lockheed Martin received $19,974,513 to configure F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) Operational Representative Environment for USAF ($10,221,063; 50%), USMC ($4,876,725; 25%); USN ($4,876,725; 25%)

Lockheed Martin received $8,979,353 for non-recurring sustainment of F-35 ALIS hardware and engineering services for non-DOD participant site stand-up.

United Technologies Corp. received $9,020,915 for F-35 Propulsion System LRIP lot 9 non-annualized sustainment for international partners.

RAPTOR (F-22)

Lockheed Martin received $26,059,500 for F-22 Reliability & Maintainability Maturation Program (RAMMP) candidate development, solution development, and Truth in Negotiations Act retrofit changes.

Lockheed Martin received $30,950,181 for F-22 sustainment: 2016 annual requirements for over & above depot maintenance support, government-furnished property & equipment, and Structural Maintenance & Repair Team II.

Lockheed Martin received $78,969,556 for F-22 air vehicle sustainment.

United Technologies Corp. received $92,251,195 for F119-PW-100 engine sustainment, labor, data, and combined test force ops and support.

United Technologies Corp. received $317,757,559 for F119 engine sustainment.

LANCER (B-1)

Honeywell International Inc. received $43,864,267 for B-1 Performance Based Logistics support.

POSEIDON

Boeing received $178,057,663 to update/modify P-8A training systems, training systems support center, and electronic classrooms at NAS Jacksonville; NAS Whidbey Island; Dallas, TX; St. Louis, MO.

Boeing received $11,900,667 for procurement and installation of additional fiber optics wiring and fiber connector savers in 16 P-8A.

Boeing received $8,976,456 for logistics supportability analysis data for the Naval Supply Systems Command in support of P-8A.

HELICOPTERS

EFW Inc. received $13,185,756 for three hundred Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (190 for USA; 110 for Saudi Arabia and Qatar).

Lockheed Martin (Sikorsky) received $354,156,879 for 29 MH-60R, and to fund associated program and logistics support.

Lockheed Martin received $13,388,948 for engineering (Phase III) on MH-60R/S Software Product Improvement (SWPI).

Lockheed Martin received $13,603,592 to refurbish (Apache) M-TADS/PNVS system. Lockheed Martin received $85,500,539 for M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics. One bid solicited for each, one received.

Longbow received $19,576,190 for management and logistics functions on fire control radar on all U.S. Apache AH-64D.

L-3 Communications received $25,493,729 for TH-57 logistics and depot level services in support of Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program at NAS Whiting Field.

Raytheon received $28,173,587 for 29 multi-spectral targeting systems (MTS) and data for MH-60R.

Simmonds Precision Products received $7,080,780 for 28 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic & Health Usage Monitoring System kits for H-1, AH-1Z, UH-1Y. Simmonds Precision Products received $8,730,439 for 29 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic System (IMDS) kits for MH-60R Lot 14, and 24 IMDS retrofit kits for MH-60S.

Teletonics Technology Corp. received $10,000,000 for commercial data acquisition system components for Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) and related facilities.

Textron (Bell) received $56,273,796 to repair 31 items (on H-1 aircraft). This was a sole-source, per 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(2).

Textron (Bell) received $14,410,032 for systems engineering and program management in support of UH-1Y and AH-1Z.

Textron (Bell) received $10,709,818 for H-1 upgrade (logistics; technical material for maintenance & supply; equipment/technical data, distribution & inventory; storage & transportation; supportability; manuals).

EAGLE, FALCON & HORNET

BAE Systems received $20,939,424 for 284 full-rate production Lot VI AN/ALE-55 (for F/A-18E/F). This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1.

Boeing received $9,900,020 to repair 26 trailing edge flaps used on F-18. Sole source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(2).

General Electric received $121,208,610 for 30 F414-GE-400 engines and associated devices, and three spare engines for F/A-18.

General Electric received $50,986,210 for repair, replacement, and program support of 35 F404 components for F/A-18 A-D for USN (98%); Australia (2%).

General Electric received $9,060,819 for F414 Engine Component Improvement Program, including engineering and engine system improvement support for U.S. Navy ($8,706,302; 96%) and Australia ($354,457; 4%).

General Electric received $7,305,925 for F404 Engine Component Improvement Program, including engineering and engine system improvement support for USN ($3,418,142; 47%); Kuwait ($584,599; 8%); Sweden ($562,289; 7.7%); Spain ($487,489; 6.7%); Canada ($482,330; 6.6%); Malaysia ($409,234; 5.6%); South Korea ($384,285; 5.3%); Australia ($381,737; 5.2%); Finland ($361,103; 4.7%); Switzerland ($188,289; 2.6%); and Indonesia ($46,428; .6%).

QIOPTIC LTD (St. Asaph, UK) received $18,000,000 for F-16 Heads-Up Display Combiner Assemblies. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Raytheon received $7,748,362 for 12 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array Configuration D kits to meet radio detection and ranging requirements for F/A-18 E/F.

Raytheon received $12,161,618 for parts and repairs for ALE-50. One company solicited (sole-source), per FAR 6.302-1.

Raytheon received $41,926,566 for full rate production lot 15 AN/ALR-67(V)3 Radar Warning Receivers for USMC/USN (30 for $36,113,146; 86%) and weapon replaceable assemblies for Switzerland ($5,813,420; 14%).

Raytheon received $52,902,881 to repair 41 different part numbers, some used on F-18. This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1.

Raytheon received $68,618,926 to repair 23 weapons repairable assemblies and 41 shop replaceable assemblies of ATFLIR used on F/A-18. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1).

AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING (HAWKEYE & SENTRY)

Northrop Grumman received $65,000,000 for engineering incorporating engineering change proposal that updates radar processor for 11 E-2D.

Rolls-Royce received $18,035,505 for T56-A-427 depot repair (for E-2).

STRATEGIC AIRLIFT & AERIAL REFUELING

Boeing received $19,037,420 for C/KC-135 engineering sustainment support. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Boeing received $9,500,000 for C-17 Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) flight training. Involves FMS to NATO Airlift Mobility Program Organization (K8). This is a country-directed, sole-source acquisition.

Boeing received $7,255,120 for KC-46 engineering manufacturing and development study to assess capabilities or filtering changes from the Common Interactive Broadcast waveform and associated software.

Lockheed Martin received $1,060,940,036 for 32 C-130J aircraft: 13 C-130J-30, 5 HC-130J, 11 MC-130J, 2 KC-130J and 1 U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J.

Lockheed Martin received $61,866,434 for 11 C-130J FY2013 and 2014 congressional-add production aircraft: one C-130J-30, three HC-130J, two MC-130J, three KC-130J, and two U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J.

Lockheed Martin received $9,628,307 for logistics and engineering services in support of C/KC-130J for USMC (80.3%); USCG (12.9%); and Kuwait (6.8%).

Northrop Grumman received $13,853,324 for KC-10 contractor logistic services at McGuire AFB; Tinker AFB; Travis AFB; Hickam AFB; Yakota Air Base, Japan.

OTHER FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

Avox Systems Inc. received $11,501,211 for USAF oxygen mask parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code  2304(c)(1).

Boeing received $41,444,960 for C-32 and C-40 integrated fleet support (6 months).

Boeing received $35,700,000 for AC-130U integrated sustainment support (develop, modify, sustain, maintain) at Fort Walton Beach; Hurlburt Field; Bagram Airfield; Ali Al Salem AB. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Lockheed Martin received $19,297,373 for Training System Support Center services at Little Rock AFB, Kirtland AFB, Moody AFB, Hurlburt AFB, and Ramstein AB.

Parker Hannifin Corp. received $12,185,438 for weapons system support. This was sole-source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Rockwell Collins Inc. received $26,390,278 for one Block I aircraft kit and Very Low Terminal kit for E-6B (includes field support engineering, operational & maintenance training, technology refresh, software licenses & agreements).

SURVICE Engineering Co. received $11,926,329 for SEEK EAGLE modeling, analysis, and tools support at Eglin AFB. This is a sole-source acquisition.

Symetrics Industries (d.b.a. Extant Aerospace) received $24,869,270 to fabricate, integrate, test and deliver ALE-47 Replaceable Units. This is a limited competitive acquisition with one offer received.

GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE

Canadian Commercial Corp. received $147,000,000 for Landing Gear Remanufacture 3 program ("F condition" assets to "A condition") for KC-135, C-130, E-3.

Chenega Applied Solutions received $9,002,343 for logistics services to Fleet Readiness Center Aviation Support Equipment Program. Services include aviation support equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul to meet Naval Aviation Enterprise entitlements and the Navy’s Fleet Response Plan requirements. This was non-competitive, per FAR 6.302-5(b)(4), under 8(a).

Segers Aero Corp.; Standard Aero Inc.; Turbopower LLC received a shared $157,075,454 for T56 Series III engine depot-level repair.

OTHER AIRCRAFT PODS & SENSORS

BAE Systems received $62,339,927 for aircraft advanced radar warning receivers for USAF and FMS. This was sole-source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1).

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. received $40,000,000 for Spectrum Warfare Evaluation Assessment Technology Engineering R&D (radio frequency sensor assessment for electronic support, electronic attack and electronic protection with a primary focus on active countermeasures evaluation and assessment for threat radar and communication systems in a free space radiation environment).

Northrop Grumman received $15,046,674 for validation/verification of Multi-Role Tactical Common Data Link efforts in support of E6-B.

AEGIS

Lockheed Martin received $9,206,305 for system-level testing and associated non-recurring engineering efforts for AEGIS Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) equipment set to support AEGIS Ashore Poland.

Lockheed Martin received $49,107,093 for ship integration & test of AWS for AWS Baselines through Advanced Capability Build 12.

LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)

Austal USA LLC received $51,684,797 for core and non-core LCS class services. Austal will assess engineering/production challenges and evaluate cost and schedule risks from affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition costs.

CACI Technologies Inc. received $12,895,607 for professional support services in support of Program Executive Office LCS.

SHIP MAINTENANCE

Companies [Surface Technologies Corp. $45,027,950; Main Industries Inc. $45,664,988; UHP Projects Inc. $57,300,220; East Coast Repair & Fabrication $57,806,219] received funding for non-skid application and removal in support of Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, VA.

BAE Systems received $16,501,090 for 77-calendar-day shipyard availability for regular overhaul & dry-docking, USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11).

Bay Ship & Yacht; Foss Maritime; Mare Island Dry Dock; Marisco Ltd.; Platypus Marine; Puglia Engineering; Vigor Alaska; Vigor Marine received $77,330,574 for Army vessel support (dry docking, cleaning, painting, repairs, modifications) to vessels berthed at Tacoma, WA; Port Hueneme, CA; Bishop’s Point, HI.

Coltec Industries Inc. received $9,890,753 for Man Diesel main engine parts (supporting overhauls & repairs to main propulsion diesel engines) for USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) and USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204).

Huntington Ingalls Inc. received $200,000,000 for LPD 28 long-lead-time material, engineering, and design. This was not competitively procured, per FAR Subpart 6.302-1(a)(ii).

Huntington Ingalls Inc. received $34,846,586 for life cycle engineering and support on LPD 17 Class program. This was non-competitive, per FAR 6.302-1.

Vigor Marine LLC received $8,931,411 for 56-calendar-day shipyard availability for regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).

SUBMARINES

Bechtel Plant Machinery received $393,111,760 for naval nuclear propulsion components. This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1 (a)(2)(iii).

General Dynamics received $9,373,684 for Virginia Payload Module (VPM) 520-ton air conditioning unit component development.

General Dynamics received $12,514,958 for onboard repair parts to be loaded on USS South Dakota (SSN 790).

General Dynamics received $30,638,304 to sustain U.S. and U.K. SSBN Fire Control System (FCS), the U.S. SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment. Also included: development of Missile Fire Control for Ohio Replacement and U.K. Successor Common Missile Compartment Program through production of one U.K. SSBN system.

Lockheed Martin received $18,307,300 for engineering and technical services on combat systems integration in new and in-service subs. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Lockheed Martin received $13,864,676 for Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI PDF) production and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 14 (TI-14) for U.S. subs.

Northrop Grumman received $8,478,559 for AN/BPS-16(V)4/5 spares and upgrade kits for Virginia Class block I and II, associated engineering, and field support. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Progeny Systems Corp. received $7,736,483 for engineering and technical services for information assurance (IA) solutions. Includes formulation and integration (some COTS) into IA units and submarine warfare federated tactical subsystems. Progeny Systems Corp. also received $12,679,053 for engineering services, development efforts and production of TI-14 active intercept and ranging and archival media center upgrade kits. This was non-competitive, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5).

OTHER NAVAL CONTRACTS

Alaire Technologies Inc. received $40,118,433 for personnel to conduct R&D, analysis, measurements, hardware/software development, and field-testing of EW prototype systems for NRL.

BAE Systems received $8,929,876 for a MK 110 Mod 0 gun weapon systems.

BAE Systems received $10,103,485 for technical and engineering services on MK 41 VLS for DDG 114, -115, -117, -118, -119, and -120, and Evolved SeaSparrow Missile Block 2 integration efforts.

Cortana Corp. received $9,690,321 to develop hydrodynamic analysis tools in support of creating end-to-end simulation suite for Advanced Special Applications Program (incl. scientific studies, reports, simulation, modeling tools, software prediction tool workstation). This was non-competitive, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

General Dynamics received $7,890,207 for development/inclusion of Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air capabilities into maritime integrated air and missile defense planning system along with continued sustainment of the system software suite. This was non-competitive, per 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).

General Dynamics; SAIC; and URS Federal Services received a shared $67,247,081 for: C4I; warfare (surface ship anti-submarine, surface ship undersea, surface ship mine) combat systems engineering, analytical, logistics, and technical support to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center. 5% of work OCONUS: Spain, Italy, Bahrain, UAE, and Guam.

Lockheed Martin received $30,814,317 for transmitter receivers for U.S. Navy. This was a sole-source acquisition, per 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Lockheed Martin received $20,134,620 for radar processors for U.S. Navy. This was a sole-source acquisition, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

L-3 Communications received $7,120,043 for four containerized battery energy storage and charging systems for electromagnetic railgun pulsed power system.

Northrop Grumman received $83,916,957 for delivery of AN/SPQ-9B radar systems, combat interface kits and a technical data package for USN (84%) and Japan (16%). This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1.

Raytheon received $255,281,689 for mission system equipment for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002).

Raytheon received $102,922,387 to produce, test and deliver fully integrated Navy Multiband Terminals (NMT) for USA (97%) and UK (3%). This was not competitively procured per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Raytheon received $42,217,201 for design agent engineering and technical support for Phalanx, SeaRAM, and land-based Phalanx weapon systems for USA (62.76%); Turkey (20.14%); Australia (12.85%); Japan (2.82%); Canada (<1%); UK (<1%); South Korea (<1%); Bahrain (<1%); Pakistan (<1%); and Egypt (<1%).

Raytheon received $28,390,942 for life cycle engineering and support on LPD 17 Class integrated shipboard electronic systems. 2% of work in Japan.

Raytheon received $12,267,913 for Dual Band Radar (DBR) Design Agent Services (DAS) to provide environment infrastructure level of effort for complete development and verification of CVN 78 DBR. This supports testing at Wallops Island Engineering Test Center Land Based Test Site.

SAP National Security Services, Inc. received $13,225,469 for Sybase software licenses and software maintenance, which are used in support of Navy Command & Control Program Office (PMW 150) Naval Tactical Command Support System, PMW 150 Global Command & Control System – Maritime and the Battlespace Awareness & Information Operations Program Office Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N). This was not competitively procured [sole source acquisition per FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(B)].

SPACE

The Aerospace Corp. received $14,000,000 as additional funding for special contract requirement H017 and Federally Funded Research Development Center Management Plan. TAC will provide systems engineering, integration and test efforts in accordance with the contract statement of work.

a.i. solutions Inc. received $73,416,096 for quality & mission assurance (tech, engineering, advisory, management) to Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

Boeing received $23,374,245 for Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) System Block 10 sustainment and Red Local Area Network support.

Boeing received $8,645,725 for operations, maintenance, and logistics sustainment of all on-orbit Wideband Global SATCOM satellites at Schriever AFB and Colorado Springs.

Exelis Inc. received $14,102,120 for sustainment posture of the System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR) weapon systems. Work at Clear AFS; Cape Cod AFS; Beale AFB; Thule AB; RAF Fylingdales; Cavalier AFS; Eglin AFB; Socorro, NM; Diego Garcia; Maui, HI; Vandenberg AFB; Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren.

Lockheed Martin received $8,203,917 to develop, design, integrate, and demonstrate a low SWaP-C (size-weight-power & cost) seeker prototype capable of providing day & night navigation and precision terminal homing to weapon platforms engaging targets in contested environments without reliable GPS.

Tecolote Research Inc. received $39,355,757 for GPS Space & Missile Command acquisition and financial support.

WR Systems Ltd. received $18,486,771 for navigation systems in-service engineering services (design, systems integration, acquisition & prototype, technical docs, logistics) on Navigation Geospatial Information & Services Integrated Product Team.

CYBER, IT, COMMS & CRYPTOGRAPHY

BAE Systems received $34,136,629 for services to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions (SMCS) Division in support of fielded C-E equipment/systems and subsystems [shipboard, shore based (fixed, transportable, & ground mobile), airborne, and handheld / manpackable platforms]. This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1.

Booz Allen Hamilton received $24,170,244 for services in support of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

CACI (SIX3 Intelligence Solutions) received $25,094,968 for intelligence technical support in U.S. Army Europe AOR.

CACI, Inc. received $25,235,238 for logistics and training support in automated supply management to designated USN and USMC activities. This was procured sole-source per FAR 6.302-2, using justification 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(2).

Caelum Research Corp. received $18,258,020 for data collection services at Aberdeen Test Center.

Cubic Corporation received $76,365,109 for personnel locator system parts for U.S. Army. This is a sole source acquisition, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

DRS ICAS, LLC received $11,854,882 for Link 11 and Link 22 Data Terminal Set (DTS) development and production.

Jacobs Technology received $52,417,624 to provide scientific and engineering support at Army Electronic Proving Ground (EPG), Ft. Huachuca.

Modern IT Gov received $11,207,546 for software assurance, maintenance and support for software licenses.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. received $20,459,980 for lifecycle sustainment of the Enterprise Land Mobile Radio system for NAVFAC Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Ashore Program Systems at U.S. Navy installations worldwide. This was sole source [10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), FAR 6.302-1(iii)].

Mythics Inc. received $9,999,656 for Oracle software maintenance to PEO Information Systems and Army Material Command (AMC). Work at Ft. Belvoir.

Northrop Grumman received $14,809,917 for wideband training and certification system.

Oracle received $7,338,165 for Oracle PeopleSoft licenses & maintenance.

TASC Inc. received $9,980,361 for management, engineering and technical support for establishment, maintenance and evolution of 92 Information Operations Squadron Cyber Assessment Program.

Vision Ability Execution Inc. (VAE) received $14,119,261 for network modernization support. This is sole-source.

ICBM

Draper Labs received $54,329,646 for specialized tactical engineering, logistics, fleet support, and R&D on Trident (D-5) for USA & UK. Sole-source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and (4).

Lockheed Martin received $72,479,741 for U.S. and U.K. Trident II (D5) navigation subsystem engineering support services. Sole-source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES

Aegis Technologies Group Inc.; Decisive Analytics Corp.; Quantum Research International Inc.; Radiance Technologies Inc. received $1,058,000,000 to develop contracting arrangements for Army Space & Missile Command.

Boeing received $357,852,000 for full rate production (lots 4-8) of DSU-38 A/B Precision Laser Guided Sets for USN, USAF, and FMS (UAE, Belgium, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia). This was non-competitive, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

Kaman Precision Products received $20,285,171 for Lot 12 Joint Programmable Fuze systems (+7,733 fuze systems). FMS: UK, Singapore, Spain, UAE, KSA.

Lockheed Martin received $17,472,496 for JASSM program work on Lot 14 tooling effort in Salt Lake City, UT.

Lockheed Martin received $23,171,634 for Life Cycle Launcher Support III for all Army and USMC HIMARS fire control systems (FCS) and launcher modules, and support for all US M270A1 FCS components. Some work in South Korea; Afghanistan; UAE.

Lockheed Martin received $528,470,864 for Lot 7 and 8 Interceptors, one-shot devices, and associated production support for MDA’s THAAD Project Office.

RAMSYS GmbH (Ottobrunn, Germany) received $28,106,269 to recertify 342 Block 1A MK-44 Mod 3 RAM guided missile round pack all-up-rounds. This was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-4, Defense FAR Supplement 206.302-4, and 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(4).

Raytheon received $11,917,937 for SM-2 and SM-6 engineering and technical service for U.S. Navy (94%) and Australia (6%).

Raytheon received $12,992,265 for program management electro-optic/infrared payloads – force protection family of systems and consist of program management, engineering, and logistic support for system availability, and training for MDA.

Raytheon received $13,495,233 for 19 SM-2 Block IIIA Zumwalt flight-test-rounds for DDG 1000 class ships. Also involves Netherlands purchase. This was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c) (1) and FAR 6.302-1 (a) (2).

Raytheon received $15,471,937 for PATRIOT new equipment training.

Raytheon received $34,257,728 for PATRIOT Performance Based Logistics supporting inventory, repair and replacement of 136 national stock- and part numbers. One bid solicited, one received.

Raytheon received $66,491,518 to produce a float antenna equipment unit (AEU), minus transmit/receive multi-channel modules, AEU spares, procure Dell 720 processors, prime power unit spares, and a legacy AEU T1 transformer for MDA.

Raytheon received $98,000,000 for 120-millimeter Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM). 39% of work is in Hasharon, Israel. According to Israel Defense, “Raytheon’s PERM team has partnered with Israeli Military Industries” on this project.

Raytheon received $543,337,650 to manufacture, assemble, test, deliver 17 SM-3 Block IIA.

Raytheon received $2,351,177,872 for 52 SM-3 Block IB missiles; related All-Up-Round support, and recertification efforts.

RADAR SUPPORT

BAE Systems received $278,500,000 for the Instrumentation Radar Support Program (IRSP). BAE will provide serviceable components and subsystems to include radar, telemetry, and optics systems for 28 test ranges across DOD, DOE, NASA, and seven unnamed foreign governments.

Raytheon received $77,000,000 for tasks required to operate, maintain, and sustain the Cobra Dane radar system at Eareckson AS. Sole-source.

Thales Raytheon Systems received $17,036,857 for Sentinel life cycle contractor support (maintenance, overhaul, contingency ops, repair, transportation, line replacement, software/firmware sustainment for test program sets, etc.) for calendar years 2016-2018.

VEHICLES

BAE Systems received $14,636,018 for Bradley sustainment and system technical support. BAE Systems received $9,404,703 for 60,142 hours and funding for system and sustainment technical support on Bradley vehicles.

Cummins Inc. received $21,482,256 for up to 160 V903 Series diesel engines [PDF]. One bid solicited, one received.

General Dynamics received $92,172,748 for six system-enhanced program Abrams M1A2.

General Dynamics received $11,520,705 for receipt, storage, test, repair, and upgrade of line replaceable and shop replaceable units for: Abrams, Bradley, and Wolverine Heavy Assault Bridge.

Honeywell International received $17,638,365 for Total Integrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) hardware services to meet Anniston Army Depot production and TIGER field repair site requirements.

HPLogIT Management, LLC received $20,931,300 for complete remanufacture of MRAP transparent armor at Red River Army Depot.

Kipper Tool Co. received $15,473,475 for standard automotive tool sets.

Raytheon received $32,674,202 for 22 turrets for USMC light armored vehicle (LAV) anti-tank variant.

Systems Products & Solutions Inc. received $20,656,097 for fielding and training support for MRAP vehicles.

VSE Corp. received $23,035,808 to remanufacture M9115A3 trucks.

SMALL ARMS & GRENADES

Day & Zimmermann Lone Star LLC received $10,687,928 for M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades and M228 Practice Hand Grenade fuses.

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

Johnson Outdoors Inc. received $200,000,000 for commercial tents.

CLOTHING

American Apparel Inc. received $21,954,010 for women's all-weather coats.

Aurora Industries (Puerto Rico) received $12,118,776 for flame resistant uniforms.

Belleville Shoe Co. received $29,871,013 for USAF temperate weather sage boots.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Cole Engineering received $26,691,656 for Marine Air Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation System (MTWS) in Quantico (35%); Pendleton (20%); Lejeune (15%); Kaneohe Bay, HI (15%); Okinawa, Japan (15%).

CBRNE

Battelle Memorial Institute received $12,124,353 for contractor support to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

FUEL & ENERGY

ARGO Systems LLC received $90,000,000 for critical power support services (plan, train, design, install, repair, renovate, etc.) at gov installations worldwide.

Brad Hall & Associates ($104,161,455); Petroleum Traders Corp. ($74,758,025); Phillips 66 Co. ($52,859,354); Hartland Fuel Products ($28,255,434); TMV LLC ($21,912,245); Antech Inc. ($19,809,629); Merlin Petroleum Co. ($18,455,115); Olson Service Co. ($18,246,257); Troy Co. Inc. ($18,102,152) received for various types of fuel for U.S. Army and USAF.

Constellation NewEnergy Inc. received $8,584,119 for electricity and ancillary services.

Dayton Power & Light received $28,284,972 for electricity services at Wright-Patterson AFB.

Primus Solutions LLC received $11,936,186 for fuel services at Ft. Rucker.

WGL Energy Services Inc. received $19,288,940; Talen Energy Marketing LLC received $9,911,634 for electricity and ancillary services.

MEDICAL & SAFETY

AK GlobalTech Corp. received $9,750,000 for medical items and accessories.

Allied 100 received $20,000,000 for external defibrillators and accessories.

American Medical Depot received $20,000,000 for medical surgical items to facilities participating in the electronic catalogue program.

CSC Government Solutions received $11,858,083 for Army Reserve specialty medical training, equipment/site maintenance and admin support services.

Doubleday Acquisitions received $13,070,025 for medical and hospital equipment and accessories.

General Electric received $43,200,000 for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts and training.

The Hygenic Corp. received $9,723,629 for medical/surgical resupply and sustainment.

TRANSPORTATION 

Ten companies received a shared $28,163,737 for Category A international commercial air cargo transportation: Alaska Airlines; Atlas Air; FedEx; Kalitta Air; Miami Air International; National Air Cargo Group; Northern Air Cargo; Omni Air International; UPS; and US Airways.

For international ocean and intermodal distribution services (a.k.a. Universal Services Contract-7), American President Lines got $23,345,768; Maersk Line $20,875,635; Farrell Lines Inc. $12,620,407.

Maersk received $14,460,128 for the worldwide charter of one U.S. flag, Ice-class certified, double-hull product tanker.

Schuyler Line Navigation Co. received $18,263,400 to charter a double hull tanker in the Western Pacific for MSC.

ENVIRONMENTAL

CH2M Hill, Inc.; AMEC Programs, Inc.; Zapata Inc. received a shared $500,000,000 for architect-engineering 2013 environmental services (support, maintenance; environmental restoration & compliance; BRAC & family housing).

Merkel & Associates Inc. and Tierra Data Inc. received a shared $10,000,000 for marine habitat services in CA (75%); OR (10%); WA (10%); AK (5%).

Serco Inc. received $9,351,312 for HAZMAT support to southwest regional HAZMAT centers [Naval Base San Diego (20%); NAS North Island (20%); MCAS Miramar, (20%); CBC Port Hueneme (20%); NAWS China Lake (15%); NAF El Centro (5%). This was sole-source, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

FORCE PROTECTION

Serco Inc. received $22,225,504 for lifecycle sustainment of Physical Security / Access Control and C41 systems in support of NAVFAC Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Ashore Program at various U.S. Navy installations worldwide.

FOOD SERVICES

Jianas Brothers Packaging received $14,421,028 for MRE beverage components.

Oklahoma Dept. of Rehabilitation Services received $11,532,404 for dining facility attendants at Fort Sill.

US Foods Inc. received $38,404,244 for food service in TX and OK. This was a sole-source acquisition, per 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1).

ACQUISITION SUPPORT SERVICES

BAE Systems received $9,544,764 to support Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Material Shortages (DMSMS PDF) management program.

BASE SUPPORT, CONSULTING, ADMIN & LOGISTICS - Base operations (a.k.a. base support services) usually involve a combination of: facility management & investment, fire & emergency services, grounds maintenance & landscaping, janitorial services, pavement clearance, pest control, port operations, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, and waste management.

BAE Systems received $7,833,795 for logistics support to U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (Schofield Barracks).

EMCOR Government Services received $22,088,644 for base operations support services at installations within 100-mile radius of Washington Navy Yard.

Lockheed Martin received $46,107,353 for automated personnel records storage & management (reserve & active) for Navy Personnel Command.

Price Waterhouse Coopers received $12,927,718 to work on DOD’s audit, specifically Army working capital fund (AWCF) financial statements, and to enhance Army financial improvement plans.

Synergy Business Innovations & Solutions Inc. received $23,395,788 for assistance & advisory services, engineering & technical assistance supporting Dep. UnderSECAF (Management) office.

TRAX International received $29,906,524 for non-personal test support services for U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (99%); and Fort Greeley (1%).

OVERSEAS BASE OPERATING SUPPORT

DZSP 21 LLC received $39,686,965 and received $42,900,395 for base operating support at Joint Region Marianas. The first award was “result of corrective action taken due to GAO protest.”

OVERSEAS CONSTRUCTION

Moffatt & Nichol received $20,000,000 for architect-engineer services for structural projects and other projects under the cognizance of NAVFAC Pacific.

DOMESTIC INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

AEMC Foster Wheeler received $9,500,000 for architectural and engineering services on USACE dam and levee safety projects in Louisville District.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock received $7,105,000 to build NY-NJ Harbor Deepening Project Anchorage Channel Utility Corridor and shoal removal.

PCCP Constructors, JV received $23,700,000 for variable frequency drives for the 5000HP pumps at canal closures and pumping stations in New Orleans and Metairie, LA.

Schnabel-HDR JV received $9,500,000 to service Louisville District, USACE HQ & Risk Management Center dam and levee safety projects.

DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

American Contractor & Technology; Angel Menendez Environmental Service; Bates Engineers/Contractors; Birmingham Industrial Construction and Robins & Morton JV; Core Engineering & Construction; David Boland, Inc.; EMR, Inc.; FSA & JKC JV; Howard W. Pence, Inc.; Islands Mechanical Contractor, Inc.; Leebcor Services; Lunacon Engineering Group; Orocon - Carothers JV2; Southeast Cherokee Construction; Speegle Construction; The Green-Simmons Company; Webb Construction Group; received a shared $499,000,000 for design and construction services for the Mobile District, USACE.

Blue Rock Structures Inc.; Daniels & Daniels Construction; Joyce & Associates Construction Inc.; Military & Federal Construction; Quadrant Construction Inc.; and T.E. Davis Construction received a shared $95,000,000 for construction projects located primarily within Marine Corps Installation (MCI) East.

Hesco Bastion Inc. received $8,792,000 for new and refurbished gabion baskets.

The L.C. Doane Co.; Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. received a shared $35,000,000 for lighting fixtures.

MS2-MEC JV LLC received $30,000,000 for demolition, abatement and disposal of various buildings and infrastructure at Edwards AFB, and Palmdale, CA.

R.A. Burch Construction Co. received $24,398,067 for renovation, destruction, and construction of buildings at Edwards AFB.

Siemens received $200,000,000 for expansion and upgrading Desigo/Apogee building automation systems. One bid solicited, one received.

Solpac Construction Inc. received $16,736,125 for design and construction work at ammunition supply point compound in Las Pulgas, 43 Area, Camp Pendleton.

 

Thalle Construction Co. received $40,285,698 to construct a raw water storage impoundment dike for the Savannah Harbor expansion project.

 

Walsh Construction Co. received $107,307,948 for repair and renovation of a machine shop facility at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton.

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*Editing consolidated similar contracts. Italics indicate notes from the editor.

**Any clerical errors are the editor’s alone. Each month, Boiling Frogs Post presents a distillation of the previous month’s DOD Contracts. Check back regularly.

***To avoid competitive bidding, DOD invokes 10 U.S.C. 2304, FAR 6.302, and FAR 8.405-6. DOD uses 15 U.S.C. 638 to avoid competitive bidding when dealing with small businesses. DOD uses CFR 206.302-4 to avoid competitive bidding when dealing with treaties and foreign transactions.

Christian Sorensen, a BFP Contributing Author & Analyst, is a U.S. military veteran and Arabic translator.

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  1. One could get very somber and sad over such a list. Brings me close to tears at least. All this money for weapons, equipment and other instruments of war. Imagine all this wealth, energy, manufacturing, manpower etc. being invested into society instead. For some it may make sense this industry of destruction exists, to me it’s insanity.

  2. Montague Thielen says:

    I share your sentiments Richard. Madness.

  3. michael adamian says:

    This list of “pure evil” as you said Mr. Davis has to been shown repeatedly to the American People…what else can be done??

  4. It is funny. When I was a kid I thought all this crap was cool. Back before I knew what it was used for. They immerse you in a world where it is seen as cool. Air shows, video games, ads for the military, t.v., etc… I haven’t yet developed the reaction you people have toward it. To me it is just exhausting and awful to look at. It is the best example of the folly of broken window economics I know of. Destroying crap to make money off it. And the only reason it is necessary is because our race has a bad case of headuptheassiosis. Pride, stupidity, a debased form of idiotic greed, beliefs and gods made of lies, medal adorned men and great systems as idols… the reality is that all the people who die due to this crap die due to one thing and one thing alone, stupidity. They ought to just call it the retarded blowdy uppy complex, R.B.U.C.

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