Contract: Leidos, $35.5M

Leidos Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $35,493,358 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for the Sea Hunter II -Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel Hull Number 2. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the contract value to $43,559,069. Work will be performed in Gulfport, Miss. (44.70 percent); Long Beach, Miss. (24.27 percent); Arlington, Va. (16.40 percent); Pasadena, Calif. (6.53 percent); Bowie, Md. (2.33 percent); Newport, R.I. (1.56 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (1.38 percent); Kalama, Wash. (1.25 percent); and various places below one percent (1.58 percent). The base and option periods will run concurrently, therefore, work is expected to be completed Dec. 13, 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $36,493,358 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-17-S-B001 long range broad agency announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science& Technology. Since proposals will be received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00014-18-C-2006). (Source: DoD, 12/15/17)

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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