Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Business As Usual

Woodstock's own weapons contractor continues its steady stream of military contracts. In the latest of our occasional check-ins to see what they're up to, as archived in the DIBBS website, we find $925,152 worth of Pentagon contracts since March this year. (We don't know if there are more; and we certainly have no information about private and foreign military sales.) Here we pick out only a few made-in-Woodstock contracts for which we can identify the "End Use Item":

A contract for $7,700 dated July 11 is for 5 items described as "SHAFT, SHOULDERED" destined for the F-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. This follows another contract for 5 of these same items dated June 16. We have posted several times before about earlier made-in-Woodstock components for the F-18.

A contract for $72,060 dated May 17 is for 20 items described as "TRANSMITTER COUNTERMEASURE, TRANSMITTER SUBASSEMBLY".

On the same date, a contract for $13,320 is for parts for a transmitter that is part of the Navy's AN/SPQ-9B shipboard radar system.

A contract for $6,867 dated May 4 sends made-in-Woodstock fans to tanks of the M1 series, including the M1A1 and the XM1.

A contract dated $20,350 dated April 3 is for 5 circulating fans for the M88A2 Armored Recovery Vehicle, pictured here.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The US's entire high-tech armory runs on made-in-Woodstock bit parts

Here's a random sampling of some recent Pentagon contracts awarded to Woodstock's weapons contractor and largest employer, showing that made-in-Woodstock spare parts continue to flow into practically every weapons and communications system currently deployed by the US military.

USS Arleigh Burke, a guided missile destroyer

A January 11 contract for $32,100 is for 100 tubeaxial fans that are destined for a variety of ballistic missile systems, notably the Ticonderoga-class and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers which are part of the Navy's destabilizing Aegis Combat System. Another contract (dated January 31, for $4,936) is for 4 more fans that are also designed for these guided missile systems.

A January 17 contract worth $35,600 is for 8 satellite communications terminal widely used by the US military for "Command and Control".
F-18 refuels over Iraq
circulating fans (that's $4,200 each) for the AN/TSC-154 SMART-T (Secure, Mobile, Anti-Jam, Reliable, Tactical-Terminal)

Three contracts dated February 8-10 provide spare parts for the Navy's F-18 E/F fighter aircraft: a $3,350 contract for 67 O-Rings (that's $50 each), a $2,268 contract for ball bearings (a "critical application item") and a $912 contract for a "Cone, Rear, Adapter Assembly".

A January 24 contract for $8,617 is for vaneaxial fans designed for a number of military aircraft including the F-4 Phantom, the F-14 Tomcat, and the Hercules C-130. This follows a $60,553 contract from December 23, 2016, for components of some of these same aircraft along with the AV-8B Harrier; and a December 1 contract ($15,114) for components used in an even wider variety of weapons systems including many of the above and also Forrestal- and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, Tarawa-class amphibious assault ships, the Tartar Missile Fire Control System, the Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ships, the F-22 Raptor Air Dominance Fighter, and more.