It was a slow day at the Pentagon Thursday.

The Department of Defense awarded a total of 10 separate contracts today, but the aggregate value of all contracts awarded came to a (in Pentagon terms) measly $123.3 million. Three of the contracts going to publicly traded companies included:

  • A $22,237,386 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract with General Electric (NYSE:GE), exercising an option to buy six F414-GE-400 engines for Navy EA-18 G "Growler" electronic warfare aircraft. GE is expected to deliver the engines by March 2015.
  • $9.9 million for Ultra Electronics subsidiary 3e Technologies International, modifying a previously awarded contract to build a "critical infrastructure control and monitoring system" for Naval District Washington. This project aims to improve the functionality of the Navy's Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System . 
  • An $11.8 million firm-fixed-price contract with Elbit Systems (NASDAQ:ESLT) subsidiary EFW for the purchase of Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) for use by pilots of AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters. EFW will deliver "11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations," also provide engineering and program support. The contract will be fulfilled by January 2015.

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