Hoosier Contractors Secure Defense Work

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Three Indiana defense industry employers are part of U.S. military contracts totaling more than $90 million. Springville-based Ranger and Major Tool and Machine Inc. in Indianapolis will work with Virginia and Maryland companies on a Navy machining and fabrication deal. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) will use Indiana workers to provide maintenance and repair services on some Navy, Air Force and international partners propulsion systems. December 22, 2014

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AEROFAB LLC, doing business as Ranger, Springville, Indiana (N00164-15-D-GP69); Major Tool and Machine Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana (N00164-15-D-GP01); Chesapeake Machining and Fabrication Inc., Baltimore, Maryland (N00164-15-D-GP02); and Advex Corp., Hampton, Virginia (N00164-15-D-GP03), are being awarded a combined, aggregate, not-to-exceed $45,000,000 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support machining and fabrication for various items supporting Strategic Systems programs. Contractors will have the opportunity to bid on each individual delivery order. Each contractor will be awarded $2,000 at time of contract award. Work will be performed at the respective contractors' facilities as task orders are awarded. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) and working capital funding in the amount of $47,368 will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $32,068 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with seven offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $47,208,684 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract N00019-13-C-0016. This modification is for sustainment efforts and operations and maintenance services in support of Low Rate Initial Production Lot VIII F135 propulsion systems, including repair of repairables and replenishment spares. Work will be performed in Hartford, Connecticut (50 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (36 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (14 percent); and is expected to be completed in November 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds (Navy, Air Force) and international partner funds in the amount of $10,911,399 will be obligated at the time of award, $6,720,832 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Air Force ($13,830,097; 29 percent); the U.S. Navy ($29,185,949; 62 percent); and the international partners ($4,192,638; 9 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Source: The U.S. Department of Defense