Two huge defense contracts (probably overlapping) are announced in November:
- General Electric, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded a $643,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity undefinitized contract action to provide F110-GE-129 install engines, spare engines, modernized engine monitoring system computers, over-and-above repair for government furnished property, and technical data reports. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an expected completion date of Nov. 8, 2024. This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-18-D-0029).
- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program for an estimated cost of $1.1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Government of Qatar has requested support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program to include design and construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations facilities, maintenance facilities, training facilities, information technology support and cyber facilities, force protection support facilities, squadron operations facilities, other F-15QA related support structures, construction/facilities/design services, cybersecurity services, mission critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1 billion.