Under Contract

• The Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $20.5 million contract to Development Alternatives Inc. to carry out a development project in the West Bank, one of the Palestinian regions of Israel. The goal, according to the award statement, is to “build more effective and competent Palestinian Authority (PA) public institutions that are accountable to the public and respond to citizens’ needs.”

• The U.S. Forest Service awarded Helicopter Express a $2.1 million contract for the production of one medium-size helicopter that will hold 9 to 12 people and lift 2,500 to 5,000 pounds. The agency intends to use the aircraft for monitoring public lands in the Angeles National Forest, located in Lancaster, Calif.

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• The Army awarded a $66 million contract to BAE Systems to construct a type of missile warning systems called AN/AAR-57. These are installed into some military aircraft and warn pilots of incoming missile file. According to the Department of Defense, the contract is to support the foreign military sales for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The work will be performed at BAE Systems’ headquarters in Nashua, N.H., and should be completed by March 6, 2015. 

• The Navy has awarded the small business WM Robots with an $18.1 million addition to an existing contract for the company to produce Vallon-brand mine detectors in support of military sales to Afghanistan. The project will be completed by September 2013.

• The Naval Sea Systems Command added $696.6 million to an existing contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. to construct two littoral combat ships. The work will happen in locations all over the country and will be completed by July 2018.

• The Department of Defense announced that it awarded an $8 million contract to Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. in Atlanta, but cannot say what the money will fund because it is “classified.” Most of the work will take place at the company’s Georgia headquarters, but 41 percent will happen in Billerica, Mass. The contract comes from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and should be completed by March 7, 2016.

Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to mwilson@thehill.com.