USA: Lockheed Martin Gets USD 49.95 Million TSS Contract


Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $49,950,000 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 18 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) that will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter.

This integration is part of the USMC H-1 upgrade program to remanufacture legacy aircraft with state of the art designs incorporated into the existing fleet of AH-1W’s, converting them to AH-1Z. The TSS provides target identification and tracking, passive targeting for integrated weapons, including Hellfire missiles, and a laser designation capability supporting friendly laser-guided weapons.

Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (90 percent), Ocala, Fla. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. Sole source basis in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), as set forth in FAR 6.203-1(b)(1)(ii), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements .

Lockheed Martin is the only vendor that can provide AN/AAQ-30 TSS in time to meet the Government required schedule. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-C-JQ77).

Source: defense, August 31,2011;