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An MQ-1 Predator drone, with a Hellfire missile slung under each wing.

Battleland noted with interest earlier this week last Friday’s $412 million contract announcement to the drone drivers over at Battlespace. It caught our eye, given that Battlespace had been awarded a $950 million contract for similar work a month earlier.

CONTRACTS

AIR FORCE

Battlespace Flight Services L.L.C., Arlington, Va., (FA4890-07-C-0006, P00120) is being awarded a $412,084,746 contract modification to provide MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance support services. The location of the performance is Creech Air Force Base and deployed sites worldwide. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2013. The contracting activity is AMIC/PKCA, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

We noted that $412 million seemed like a lot of money for a contract set to end by Feb. 1. “It suggests a mismatch between what the Air Force expected to pay and what it – i.e., we – are ultimately going to spend,” we solemnly reported.

Earlier this week, the Pentagon issued the following correction, apparently but not explicitly to that $412 million announcement.

CORRECTION

AIR FORCE

Battlespace Flight Services L.L.C., Arlington, Va., (FA4890-07-C-0006, P00120) is being awarded a $7,042,809 contract modification to continue to provide MQ-1 O-level Operation and Maintenance Support Services. The location of the performance is Creech Air Force Base and deployed sites worldwide. The contract modification is for the exercise of the first option month for the period of Jan. 1 through 31, 2013. The contracting activity is AMIC/PKCA, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Quite a difference: $7 million is less than 2% of $412 million.

A coupla things bother Battleland:

– How come the correction doesn’t specify what is being corrected? For all the reader knows, the original announcement erroneously specified Nellis Air Force Base instead of Creech.

– Why do such errors keep happening? And what do they say about the ones we – and the government, apparently – fail to catch?

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ShirlFrostHawes
ShirlFrostHawes

uptil I saw the paycheck which was of $7437, I didn't believe ...that...my neighbours mother could truly receiving money parttime on there computar.. there uncles cousin has been doing this less than seven months and a short time ago took care of the depts on there house and bought themselves a Fiat Multipla. go to......... BIT40.ℂOℳ   CHECK IT OUT

Don_Bacon
Don_Bacon

Frank Kendall will fix it. Oh wait--


NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer on Wednesday reassured industry executives and investors that there was still "a lot of money" to be made in the defense business, despite mounting budget pressures that will limit spending on new arms programs.

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