Northwest Florida companies earn quite a few current army contracts


FORT WALTON BEACH – While testing of the five aircraft under consideration for the US Special Operations Command’s “armed surveillance” initiative continues – with the possibility that one of the aircraft under consideration, if selected, would be built at Vertex Aerospace in Crestview other companies in the region continue to benefit from military contracts that have already been placed.

Here are the most recent local interest contract awards, stemming from DoD military contract announcements:

23rd June

DRS Training & Control Systems LLC, Fort Walton Beach, is one of the 20 companies responsible for parts of a. were selected $ 950 million, six-year contract to support threat radar systems, tools and infrastructure for Air Force combat training areas. According to the DoD, the work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and / or at the individual contractor’s facilities, depending on the work assignments placed under the contract. The contract was over the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center on Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Before: The Niceville-based contractor receives $ 22 million for further construction work on Eglin AFB

June 22

Aktarius LLC, Panama City, was honoured $ 65 million, five-year contract with an option for a six month extension to provide expertise to work in the design, manufacture, fieldwork, maintenance and disposal of land, expedition and ocean systems for the Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense and other expedition customers.

Under the contract, an initial $ 150,000 contract will be awarded to support testing and evaluation, data management and analysis, and research and development in Panama City, with expected completion in June next year. The contract was awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California.

June 11th

ThomCo Enterprises Inc., Fort Walton Beach, was honoured $ 45 million, seven-year contract for short-term roofing projects in the continental US coastal regions in an emergency. ThomCo Enterprises was one of eight bidders for the work. The contract was awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska.

Vantage International Partner LCC, Destin, is one of 29 companies to receive part of a five-year contract that could be worthwhile if extended to 10 years up to $ 242 million to the combined companies. The contract covers the provision of global expedition goods and services in support of humanitarian and disaster relief, military exercises and emergency response. The order, placed by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Japan, will cover work in 22 areas around the world. Because the specific requirements are unpredictable, the DoD notice cannot currently provide specific information about the percentage of work that might go to Vantage International Partners LLC and the other companies, as well as information about where the work might be done.

More like that: Military contracts awarded in February and March totaled more than $ 1 billion. See the list.

June 9th

Pensacola will be one of the locations in which one of five Virginia-based companies – Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Inc.-Federal, Science Application International Corporation, Capstone Corporation, or Serco Inc. – with parts of a $ 109.8 million contract to provide technical Support services for the Chief Information Officer strategic support, data and information management, technical support, information assurance / cybersecurity and other tasks in support of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training, and Commander Navy Recruiting Command.

According to a DoD contract announcement, 27% of the work is planned for Pensacola, with additional work to be carried out in Millington, Tennessee; Arlington, Virginia; and other locations and contractors in the continental United States. The contract was awarded by the Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

8th June

Yerkes South Inc., Crestview, was honoured Seven-year contract for $ 45 million for fast-reacting temporary roofing in an emergency. According to the DoD, Yerkes South Inc. was one of four companies that were offered for the contract. The contract was awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska. Work locations and funding are determined with each contract award in connection with the contract in accordance with the DoD award notice.