DynCorp, BAE, Jacobs Engineering Win Contracts

DynCorp, BAE, Jacobs Engineering Win Contracts<CR>

By Nick Wakeman, Senior Editor

SEPT. 8 ? The U.S. and Canadian governments have awarded three unrelated engineering services contracts that range from updating aircraft to building the infrastructure for an experimental laser.

The contracts were won by DynCorp of Reston, Va., BAE Systems Canada of Toronto and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Pasadena, Calif.

The technical services unit of DynCorp won a $900 million, 10-year contract with the Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide maintenance, material management, repair and modification services for C-12 and UC-35 aircraft.

"This contract establishes a DynCorp presence in the contractor logistics support community and further strengthens our relationship with the U.S. Army," said Robert Alleger, president of DynCorp Technical Services Inc., Fort Worth, Texas.

DynCorp will provide services to a fleet of 169 C-12/RC-12 aircraft and 22 UC-35 aircraft. The company will be working on airframes, engines and components.

The Canadian government has tapped BAE Systems for a $58 million contract to modernize the navigation and flight instruments of the CP-140 aircraft. The project is aimed at improving the aircraft's ability to support multinational missions as well as domestic assignments.

Winning the contract will help BAE Systems Canada pursue other work upgrading P-3 aircraft in other countries. The CP-140 is a derivative of the P-3.

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract to build the infrastructure needed to install an experimental laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

Under the $230 million, four-year contract, Jacobs will provide integration management, project management and installation services at the National Ignition Facility at the Livermore lab. The facility is part of the Energy Department's efforts to maintain the U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons.

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