Lockheed Martin rolls out its first F-35 for Australia in 2014. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.

Lockheed Martin rolls out its first F-35 for Australia in 2014. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in November. The U.S. Department of Defense reports contract awards worth $7 million or greater, releasing a digest every business day at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The U.S. Navy awarded Centurum Information Technology, a New Jersey company with an office in San Diego, a satellite communications support contract that could be worth up to $11.67 million over one year. If the Navy exercises options for a second through fifth year, the value of the work could grow toward a maximum $59.4 million by November 2024. Some 40 percent of all work will be performed in San Diego.

Centurum will provide technical sustainment engineering, logistics and modernization support for shipboard and ashore installations of satellite communications systems. The business will support Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and Department of Homeland Security programs. The deal is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The Navy plans to award task orders under the contract; funds will be allocated once task orders are awarded. The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific in San Diego awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 26. Two companies submitted proposals.

Australia F-35 Work Arrives in San Diego

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. an $831 million contract modification for the production and delivery of 15 F-35A aircraft for the government of Australia. Aircraft will be built in Fort Worth, Texas. Some 2% of the work, or roughly $16.6 million, will be performed in San Diego. Work is expected to be complete by March 2023. The Naval Air Systems Command of Patuxent River, Maryland awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 26.

Raytheon Radar Work Worth $6.8M Coming

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a $97.3 million contract modification to exercise options covering integration and production support for Air and Missile Defense Radar AN/SPY-6(V). The radars are deployed on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Nimitz- and Ford-class aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. They are slated for the proposed FFG(X) class of guided missile frigates. The just-awarded option covers integration and production support for continued combat system integration and test, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance.

The bulk of the work will be done in Massachusetts, but 7% of the contract, worth $6.8 million, will be performed in San Diego. Work will run through November 2020. The Naval Sea Systems Command at Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 22.

Raytheon Receives More DDG 1000 Work

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a contract modification for DDG 1000 destroyer integrated logistics support and engineering services. DDG 1000 is an advanced, experimental destroyer class comprised of the USS Zumwalt and two sister ships. The third ship in the class, named after President Lyndon Johnson, has yet to be commissioned. Some 42% of the work, worth $3.9 million, will be performed in San Diego. Work is expected to be complete by October 2020. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on Nov. 21.