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Navy Adds to Continental Maritime Contract

SHIP REPAIR: Deal Covers Guided Missile Destroyer USS Momsen

The U.S. Navy awarded Continental Maritime of San Diego a $57 million modification to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price contract for work on the guided missile destroyer USS Momsen.

The deal covers a fiscal 2024 depot modernization period. Work will include a combination of maintenance, modification and repair. Work will be performed in the dry dock nearby at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair and is expected to be complete by June 2025. The entire depot modernization period lasts 22 months.

Previously, dry dock work was to be performed at the graving dock at Naval Station San Diego.

At this point the deal is an undefinitized contract action — one where the deal has yet to take on its final terms, specifications and price. The Navy and the contractor expect to reach a definitized deal in March.

Fiscal 2024 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $57 million were obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center of San Diego awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 9.

The deal follows an $88.2 million contract awarded in October 2022 for modernization of both the USS Momsen (a 2024 project) and the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (a 2023 project). That deal had options which, if exercised, would bring the total value to $204 million.

The two-ship contract from 2022 was procured using full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website. Two competitive proposals were received in response to the solicitation. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract.

Vista-based Datron Sold

North Carolina-based Cyberlux Corporation (OTCBB: CYBL) acquired Datron World Communications of Vista, the companies announced in late September. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Datron is a manufacturer of radios for U.S. allies. The business has served as primary supplier of tactical communications to the Afghan National Defense and Security Force.

“We are delighted to become part of the Cyberlux family,” said Art Barter, president and CEO of Datron. “We’ve deployed thousands of Datron built radios in over 80 countries, a testament to our unwavering commitment to advancing U.S. Security Assistance objectives and meeting host-country defense requirements. Each radio represents a vital connection that strengthens global security and cooperation. I have full confidence in the Cyberlux team to carry our exceptional record into the future.”

Navy Funds Raytheon Radar

The U.S. Navy awarded Massachusetts-based Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTX) a $53.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the fiscal 2024 option for design and engineering work related to the Dual Band Radar (DBR) installed on a handful of Navy ships.

Under the deal, Raytheon will support the advanced DBR systems installed aboard Zumwalt-class destroyers (also known as DDG 1000) as well the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.

Some 15% of the work, valued at $8 million, will be performed in San Diego. Work is expected to be completed by November 2024.

The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 13.

Navy Chooses Synergy Electric

Synergy Electric Co., a small business from Santee, was one of seven small businesses receiving indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts from the U.S. Navy for new construction, renovation and repair of utility projects at Navy shore bases. The seven companies now have the opportunity to bid on work valued at up to $495 million. Synergy and its six peers are each awarded a minimum $5,000 under the deal.

Work under the contracts will be performed at various installations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility including, but not limited to, California (87%), Arizona (5%), Nevada (3%), Utah (2%), Colorado (2%), and New Mexico (1%). Work is expected to be complete by November 2031.

This contract was competitively procured via the sam.gov website, with 20 offers received. NAVFAC Southwest, San Diego awarded the contracts, which were announced on Nov. 9.

IntelliDyne to Offer Network Support

IntelliDyne of Falls Church, Virginia will perform information technology and network support services in San Diego and other U.S. cities under a $13.7 million bridge contract awarded by the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 31. Work will run from Nov. 1 to April 30. The government has an option to extend work to Oct. 31, 2024. The deal was announced Nov. 9.


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