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Boyer Machine & Tool Awarded $7 Million Contract for EA-6B, EA-18G, & F-18 Work

Boyer Machine & Tool, Columbus, Indiana, is being awarded a $7,178,100 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for machining requirements in support of multiple aircraft programs. The supplies to be procured are various machined items to support a wide variety of military programs, including the EA-6B, EA-18G, and F-18 aircraft. Delivery orders placed against this contract will assist Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane’s mission to support those programs. Work will be performed in Columbus, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by July 2020. Fiscal 2017 working capital funds in the amount of $5,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-17-D-WR95).

Via: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1076927

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U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

 

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense

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Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

 

SOURCE: DoD

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F-35 Lightening II Work To Be Performed in Indy

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded $18,790,576 for modification POOO17 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0026).

This modification exercises an option for supplies and services to implement engineering changes to the Rolls Royce lift fan systems, 3Bearing Swivel Module Conditioning Flow System, and production thrust recovery in support of the F-35 Lightening II for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and international partners.

Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (97 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (3 percent), and is expected to be complete in December 2018.

Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy); fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) and international partner funds in the amount of $18,790,576 will be obligated at the time of award, $11,183,318 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This modification combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($14,790,025; 78.7 percent); Air Force ($3,394,535; 18.08 percent); international partners ($344,756; 1.83 percent); and Navy ($261,260; 1.39 percent).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense

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Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

Attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements in Syria:

— Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three oil wellheads and two oil storage tanks.

— Near Bab, two strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

— Near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed a front-end loader, an ammunition factory, an oil pump jack and an oil storage tank; and damaged a supply route.

— Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed two oil wellheads.

Strikes in Iraq

Artillery, and attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five strikes consisting of 21 engagements in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

— Near Mosul, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed five watercraft, four vehicle-borne bomb factories, four front-end loaders, an artillery system, a vehicle, two ISIL-held buildings and a command-and-control node; and suppressed an ISIL mortar team.

Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat it poses to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of targets in Syria and Iraq further limits ISIL’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Department of Defense

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Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting U.S. Central Command Operations.

Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 28 in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida.

He was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare unit.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis released the following statement:

I extend my condolences to the family and shipmates of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens.

Ryan gave his full measure for our nation, and in performing his duty, he upheld the noblest standard of military service. The United States would not long exist were it not for the selfless commitment of such warriors.

I thank our gallant troops and their families for their dedication to protecting this nation, and I pass our respects to Ryan’s family in this most difficult time.

SOURCE: U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs

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Rolls-Royce Corp awarded a $73,618,490 DoD Contract

Via U.S. Department of Defense:

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $73,618,490 undefinitized contract action task order (FA8504-17-F-0007) to previously awarded contract FA8504-17-D-0002 for C-130J propulsion long term sustainment. Contractor will provide sustainment support, inventory control point management, repair, sustaining engineering support, and technical data in support. Work will be performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $54,845,626 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

See: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1061625

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