General Dynamics NASSCO received a contract to modernize and conduct maintenance on the USS Pinckney, seen arriving in San Diego after a deployment in October. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

General Dynamics NASSCO received a contract to modernize and conduct maintenance on the USS Pinckney, seen arriving in San Diego after a deployment in October. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO (NYSE: GD) a $98.7 million contract to modernize the USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer. During the ship’s stay in port, NASSCO will conduct maintenance on the USS Pinckney as well as modernize and repair the ship. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $121.1 million. Work is expected to be completed by July 2023. The contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the beta.sam.gov website. The Navy received three offers. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on June 4.

NuVasive Tapped for Medical Supplies
The Defense Logistics Agency awarded 
NuVasive Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA) of Sorrento Mesa an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for spinal orthopedic procedural packages. The deal could be worth as much as $27 million. This was a sole-source acquisition, as the government determined no other contractor could satisfy its requirements. The one-year base contract has four one-year option periods. Using customers are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support office of Philadelphia awarded the deal, announced on June 4.

Blue Tech to Work for Marines
Blue Tech Inc., based in San Diego’s Sports Arena district, received an $18.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Marine Corps for distributed common ground/surface systems antenna solution and software/firmware maintenance renewal packages. The delivery order was issued against a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Work will be performed in Cincinnati and is expected to be completed by June 15, 2027. The contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the NASA SEWP website. The Marine Corps Systems Command of Quantico, Virginia awarded the contract, announced on June 4.

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Richard Danforth, CEO, Genasys Inc.

Genasys Receives $9.7 Million Order
Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS) announced on June 16 that it received a follow-on $9.7 million order from the U.S. Army for LRAD 450XL acoustic hailing devices. The device can send focused, intelligible sound for more than a mile. This is the third order received by the company in fiscal 2021 under the Army’s Acoustic Hailing Device (AHD) program of record.
“Military Police, Transportation Security and PSYOPS units in the Army’s Active, Reserve and Guard will deploy these systems across the full spectrum of conflict, including training, disaster response, and military operations,” said Genasys CEO Richard Danforth. “As the Army’s AHD of choice, the LRAD 450XL provides critical long-range communication and scalable escalation of force capabilities that increase the decision time and distance for military personnel to differentiate between security threats and noncombatants, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives.”
Low profile, lightweight and designed to be mounted on tripods, vehicles, small vessels and Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS), the LRAD 450XL incorporates LRAD’s patented technology to generate the audio output of a unit almost twice its size and weight with the same high level of clarity and intelligibility consistent with the LRAD product line.

Kratos’ Work in Qatar Progresses
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced on June 8 that it successfully completed the critical design review for the build-out of the advanced space radio monitoring system for the Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar, in the Middle East.
Kratos is providing turnkey services from the design, installation and integration of the advanced space radio monitoring system to help the government regulate and protect the satellite spectrum. The scope of work under the contract includes implementing the core satellite technology and associated hardware and software.
The advanced space radio monitoring system includes a fixed site and mobile unit to monitor satellite downlinks to manage and protect the spectrum. The comprehensive system includes Kratos’ antennas, satellite monitoring and geolocation products, and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle spectrum analysis solution to detect and mitigate any potential interference events.
Financial terms of the deal, awarded in 2020, were not disclosed.