USA: Alliant Techsystems Inks ARGM Contract


Alliant Techsystems, Missile Products, Defense Electronics Systems, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $54,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production, three, of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). 

This contract provides for the conversion of 51 U.S. government-provided AGM-88B high-speed anti radiation missiles into 44 AGM-88E AARGM all-up-round (AUR)/captive air training (CATM) missile systems for the U.S. Navy; and seven AGM-88E AARGM AURs/CATMs missile systems for the government of Italy, including related supplies and services.

Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif. (89.2 percent); Fusaro, Italy (7.5 percent); Ridgecrest, Calif. (1.7 percent); Piacenza, Italy (1.4 percent); and Clearwater, Fla. (0.2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in May 2013.  Contract funds in the amount of $517,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($47,150,000; 87 percent) and the government of Italy ($7,250,000; 13 percent).  The AARGM Italian Cooperative Program is in accordance with the Production Sustainment and Follow-On Development Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Navy and the Italian Ministry of Defense.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-12-C-2005).

Source: defense, November 01, 2011;