Pentagon Spends $1.3 Billion on Contractors

The Department of Defense issued $1.3 billion worth of new contract awards Friday. However, a single, $950 million award for engineering services accounted for the bulk of the spending -- and that one went to a series of privately held companies. Publicly traded names fared less well. Among the few winners:

  • L-3 Communications was awarded a $10.5 million firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract to supply Egypt with RT-1606 digital radio transceivers.
  • General Dynamics' Electric Boat subsidiary won a $9.5 million firm-fixed-priced modification to a previously awarded contract for maintenance and modernization work on the nuclear fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) through September. (Trivia: the Hartford was the first U.S. submarine to successfully launch and recover an unmanned underwater vehicle -- the underwater equivalent of an airborne drone -- from a torpedo tube.)
  • Alon USA won a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply aviation turbine fuel to the Defense Logistics Agency -- Energy. The ceiling value on this award is $11.6 million, and its performance completion date is Sept. 30.

The article Pentagon Spends $1.3 Billion on Contractors originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Rich Smith has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of General Dynamics and L-3 Communications Holdings. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Investing in Real Estate

Learn the basics of investing in real estate.

View Course »

Forex for Beginners

Learn about trading currencies and foreign exchange transactions

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum