DoD Contracts: General Electric Aviation Systems, LLC Awarded $29M for F/A-18 Aircraft

NAVY

General Electric Aviation Systems, LLC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $29,252,000 five-year performance based logistics requirements contract for the stores management system and the control system converter for the F/A-18 A/B/C/D/E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Florida, and work is expected to be completed Nov. 5, 2019. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. The first delivery order, using fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $5,900,000, will be issued concurrently with the contract. No funds will expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).…

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DoD Contracts: Kelly Aviation Center Awarded $325M for T56 Engine Overhaul

AIR FORCE

Kelly Aviation Center, LP, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a $325,835,698 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contractual action for T56 engine overhaul and repair. Contractor will provide depot level overhaul and repair of the T56 engine and component parts. Work will be performed at San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 5, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $30,521,404 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8124-15-D-0002).

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DoD Contracts: DynCorp International Limited Liability Co. Awarded $81M for T-6A/B Texan II Aircraft

AIR FORCE

DynCorp International Limited Liability Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $81,983,360 modification (P00029) to previously awarded contract FA8617-12-C-6208 for Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply non-personal services for the joint primary aircraft training system T-6A/B Texan II Aircraft. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance and Navy operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $29,003,790 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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Veterans Roundup: How to Track Veteran Candidates During the Midterms, Don’t Call It a Backlog: VA Disability Claims Increasing

VA Disability Claims Soar
Daniel Huang (@Huangplan), The Wall Street Journal. The number of VA disability claims has increased 44% in recent years, a rate many believe is too high for the VA to handle. As the VA works on improving its practices after the scandal over doctors’ appointment wait times, regulators have also seen evidence that some veterans are receiving disability pay by exaggerating claims and “stolen valor” arrests are on the rise. –MC
Bottom line: This is not a simple issue, no matter how it gets talked up in political stump speeches. Claims are rising faster than staffing levels. Pressure on reviewers is so great that they are…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $411M for F-35 Lightening Joint Strike Fighter

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $411,111,649 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0031) for the repair and replenishment of government-owned F-35 Lightening Joint Strike Fighter assets, including spare parts for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and international partners. In addition, this modification provides for sustainment analysis and training related efforts. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2015. Fiscal 2014…

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