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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $7,283,403 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee V-22 multi-year production contract (N00019-07-C-0001) to provide for production line preparation and production incorporation of unique identification marked parts for MV and CV Lot 16 aircraft.  Work will...
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Maryland Guard Members Get New Mission

Maryland Guard Members Get New Mission

The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Normandy, had a new mission here only days after the end of the war in Iraq. On Dec. 18, the last remaining American Soldiers departed Iraq, bringing the almost nine-year conflict to a close. Col. David W. Carey, Task Force Normandy commander, led the last...
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New F-35B Joint Strike Fighters Arrive at Eglin

New F-35B Joint Strike Fighters Arrive at Eglin

A resolution to be even more expeditionary will be met this year, now that Marines here received their first two F-35B Lightning II variants of DoD’s fifth generation fighter Jan. 11. At the 33rd Fighter Wing, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 is the home for the new aircraft where its “Warlords,” pilots and...
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals

Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals

The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 System Development and Demonstration 2011 flight test program resulted  in the completion of more test flights and test points than in any year. The 2011 flight test plan called for the accumulation of 872 flights and 6,622 test points by Dec. 31. For the year, the SDD program...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an $80,554,934 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation and engineering support for all models of the F/A-18 & EA-18G aircraft including future variants, domestic and Foreign Military Sales, for ground and flight test programs conducted...
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More Explosives Found at Newtowne Neck State Park

More Explosives Found at Newtowne Neck State Park

UPDATE Jan. 10 On January 10, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad, Maryland Park Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District continued to assess and sweep the shoreline of Newtowne Neck State Park in St. Mary’s County due to the recent discovery of military ordnance. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office...
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Individual Augmentee Celebrates BAMS-D Anniversary, from First Flight to Current Operations

Individual Augmentee Celebrates BAMS-D Anniversary, from First Flight to Current Operations

When Lt. Cmdr. John McLellan witnessed the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator’s first flight during its initial deployment in January 2009, he never envisioned he would be commemorating the system’s third year of operations this month.   McLellan is an individual augmentee supporting BAMS-D operations in Central Command area of responsibility. He was also...
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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $1,122,306,649 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0005).  A total of $358,597,078 is being obligated at time of award.  The contract includes both fixed price incentive and...
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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally on Dec. 28: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $485,000,000 not-to-exceed cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0002).  A total of $131,500,000 is being obligated at time of award.  This modification provides the F-35...
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Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

  Marine Col. Roger Cordell, right, Naval Test Wing Atlantic’s new commander, accepts the command flag from the wing’s Command Senior Chief Timothy McKinley, left, during a ceremony Dec. 21 at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Cordell replaced Navy Capt. Thomas Huff, center, who retired. (U.S. Navy photo) Punctuated with 15 booming...
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Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Secretary of the Army John McHugh recently released  to Congress the results of a year-long effort to ensure accountability of gravesites and records at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  McHugh submitted the report in accordance with Public Law 111-339, which directed the Army to provide an accounting of gravesites at ANC, and put in place...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I. is being awarded an $80,830,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0077) to provide for the procurement of 25 MH-60R AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems for the Royal Australian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program. ...
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PAX Issues Noise Advisory

PAX Issues Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding the Outlaying Landing Field, Webster Field, may experience increased noise levels during the afternoons of Dec. 21- 22, 2011. Low-level jet aircraft flight operations are required in order to conduct aircraft testing. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing and training activities on the...
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Cannon Noise Advisory

Cannon Noise Advisory

A 15-cannon salute will take place on December 21 around 3:00 p.m. on NAS Patuxent River commemorating the change of command of Naval Test Wing Atlantic. The blank cannon charges are harmless but the public will be able to hear the salute.  
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Pax River Welcomes X-47B UCAS

Pax River Welcomes X-47B UCAS

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System is scheduled to arrive here Tuesday, Dec. 20 after completing a yearlong test phase at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.   Personnel departed Edwards AFB last month with the X-47B loaded on a truck for transport cross-country. “The transition to Pax River is a highlight for the program,” said Capt....
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NAVAIR Engineer Featured in Navy’s Civilian Careers Recruiting Campaign

NAVAIR Engineer Featured in Navy’s Civilian Careers Recruiting Campaign

NAVAIR unmanned aircraft systems engineer Johann Soto is featured in the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) new civilian careers recruiting campaign, which launched Dec. 8. The campaign focuses on recruiting non-military personnel and veterans to pursue civilian careers with the Navy. Soto represents the talent, diversity of ideas and capabilities of civilians within the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $84,386,113 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0032) to exercise an option for the procurement of 226 all up round, full rate production Lot 8 AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles, including associated support equipment.  Work will...
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Hollywood Contractor Awarded $12 Million for Afghanistan Surveillance Balloons

Hollywood Contractor Awarded $12 Million for Afghanistan Surveillance Balloons

The following NAWCAD contract has been awarded locally: Neany, Inc., Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $12,000,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-11-C-0261) for training of Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS) instructors and operators in support of PGSS Phase III B.  This modification will also include logistic and deployment support and properly...
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F/A-18 Trainers Receive 360-degree High Definition Visual System

F/A-18 Trainers Receive 360-degree High Definition Visual System

 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.— The F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFT), Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., recently received state-of-the-art upgrades to their cockpit systems.   The new visual system upgrade, developed by L-3 Corporation’s Link Simulation & Training division of Arlington, Texas, uses High Definition (HD) technology, the first HD 360-degree...
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Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $72,200,480 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0020) to provide for the acquisition of fiscal 2013 long-lead material and associated efforts required for the production and delivery of MH-60R Lot 11...
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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,919,264 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00019-11-C-0023) for the systems engineering/program management and engineering investigations for the H-1 upgrades production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following local Navy contracts have been awarded: Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $10,441,880 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0013) for non-recurring engineering, highly accelerated life test, and integrated logistics services required to complete Part II Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) 6515-E-022 for the MH-60R...
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Panetta Cancels Trip to NAS PAX

Panetta Cancels Trip to NAS PAX

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has scrubbed a planned trip to Naval Air Station Patuxent River slated for Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Panetta was scheduled to meet with F- 35 fighter program workers, but due to a change in his schedule, the trip has been postponed. “The secretary looks forward to visiting Pax River...
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NAS Patuxent River Gate Schedule Changes

NAS Patuxent River Gate Schedule Changes

The entry gate schedule at NAS Patuxent River will be altered during the holiday season, starting Monday, Dec. 12. The normal gate schedule will resume Jan. 9, 2012. Patience is appreciated. a. Gate Hours: (1) Gate 1 – Gate 1 will maintain normal hours of operation 0530 to 1830 during the duration of the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $33,693,891 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00421-03-D-0015) to execute an award term for continued E-2C/E-2D/C-2 planning, program, and financial services in support of the Navy (79 percent); and under the Foreign Military Sales...
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