Pacific Outpost Citadels: Full Speed Ahead in 2023

Interesting year-end contract announcements from DOD, emphasis mine:

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action (UCA), with a not-to-exceed value of $527,740,864, inclusive of all options. This UCA will be awarded for a sole-source, hybrid (cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee) modification (P00054) under contract HQ085121C0002. This UCA expands performance of the Aegis Weapon System to implement Integrated Air and Missile Defense capabilities into an Aegis Guam System. An initial obligation of $11,394,512 using fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation funds will occur at the time of award. The work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, with period of performance from time of award through Dec. 31, 2027. The value of the contract increases from $811,633,012 by $425,365,356 to $1,236,998,368. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Gilbane Federal, Concord, California, is awarded an $118,368,220 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of reinforced concrete pads and foundations in support of the installation of the Tactical Mobile Over-the-Horizon Radar equipment in the Republic of Palau. Work will be performed in the Republic of Palau, and is expected to be completed by June 2026. Fiscal 2019 military construction (Air Force) funds in the amount of $20,043,496 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Fiscal 2020 military construction (Air Force) funds in the amount of $98,324,724 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the System for Award Management website, with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-23-C-1311).

Atlantic Diving Supply Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been awarded a $150,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for airfield damage repair equipment. This contract provides updated capabilities to rapidly recover damaged airfield pavements. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach and is expected to be completed Dec. 28, 2027. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received. No funding is being obligated at the time of award. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8051-23-D-0001).

Battle for Angaur Island, Palau Islands, September 17-October 22, 1944. Amphtracs Smash Against the Beach of Angaur. Guns ready, grim-faced Army-Infantrymen sweep toward the beach of Angaur island in the Palaus. This sharp photo of amphibious invasion was made by a Coast Guard Combat Photographer heading toward the beachhead in the first waves. It shows at close range an LVT(A) churning through the surf. Its caterpillar treads enable the landing vehicle tanks armored to creep over the hidden reefs that sometimes block the LCVPs (LOC LC-USZ62-99393)

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