hey, in addition to the new $15M contract, here is another potential big contract. This is just a pre-solicitation, but it lists Aerosonic and Bell Helicopter as the two sources. Not sure if it will be one or the other, or both may get a piece of the pie...
Solicitation Number SPRRA112R0027
Response Due 12/19/2011
Archive Date 2/17/2012
Point of Contact John Weir, 256-842-0042
E-Mail Address DLA Aviation and Missile Command (Aviation) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Small Business Set-Aside N/A
Description ****ATTENTION***FORMAL COMMUNICATION related to this acquisition should be directed to DLA-AHB, Shalanda McMurray, Contracting Officer, or email SHALANDA.MCMURRY@US.ARMY.MIL. PRON: AX1Q0688AX. The Government proposes to acquire on a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract a minimum quantity of 70 each up to 1150 each maximum Indicator, Height, NSN: 5841-01-374-6039, Part Number: 406-075-824-103, applicable to the BX OH-58D weapon system. Production Lead-time is 70 each due 126 Days after Contract Award with delivery to Red River Army Depot, TX, 75507-5000.) This item is restricted to: BELL HELICOPTER TE, Cage Code: 97499 and AEROSONIC CORP, Cage Code: 98810. The rights to use the data needed to purchase this part from additional source(s) are not owned by the Government and cannot be purchased, developed, or otherwise obtained. All offerors must meet prequalification requirements in order to be eligible for award. Firms that recognize and can produce the required item described above are encouraged to identify themselves. Firms are encouraged to seek source approval in order to compete for future solicitations by accessing the website www.redstone.army.mil/cmo/ and looking under Standardized Aviation and Missile Source Approval Request (SAMSAR). All responsible sources may submit an offer, which shall be considered by the Agency. The closing date annotated is an estimated date and may be adjusted dependent upon the date of release for solicitation; however, the solicitation will not close prior to the date stated above. Foreign Firms are reminded that all requests for solicitation must be processed through their respective embassies. No telephone requests will be accepted.