The Gray Eagle Extended Range aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Photo courtesy of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

The Gray Eagle Extended Range aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Photo courtesy of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late July. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The U.S. Navy awarded the Teehee Bishop Joint Venture, based in Carlsbad, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for roofing work at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The five-year contract has a $30 million ceiling. The deal covers new work as well as additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest of San Diego made the award, announced on July 31. There were eight bidders. The winning joint venture is a small business.

Sygnos Wins Water and Sewer Work

The Navy also awarded up to $20 million in water and sewer line work to Sygnos Inc., a San Diego small business. Jobs under the indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract are expected to last five years. There were two bidders for the work at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest of San Diego awarded the deal, announced on July 25.

Army to Buy Viasat Radios

The U.S. Army awarded Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for advanced military radios known as small tactical terminals. The two-channel, software-defined radios go on helicopters and ground vehicles. Soldiers can use them to communicate via legacy UHF and VHF, as well as on newer waveforms. The maximum amount that may be awarded under the five-year deal is $28.4 million. The Army will now place task orders under the contract, using working capital funds from fiscal 2019 through 2024. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama awarded the contract, announced on July 31.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gets Army Work

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $21.7 million contract modification covering unique initial spares and ground support equipment for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle extended range aircraft. Based on the original Predator aircraft, the unmanned MQ-1C can fly for as long as 42 hours. Work will be performed in Poway and is expected to last through July 2021. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama made the award, announced on July 30.