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Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for February 2017

• by Christian Sorensen

The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $26,544,044,000 on 169 individual contracts during February 2017.  This amount does not include 18 Foreign Military Sales transactions worth $2,089,000,000.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS)Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations.

BAE Systems received $63,969,918 for transmitter T-1687/ALE-70(V) countermeasures for Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program Office (PMA272) Air Expendable Countermeasures Program for USAF (19%); Australia (41%); Israel (32%); South Korea (4%); Norway (4%). Sole-source.

Boeing received $13,541,943 for electronic classroom upgrades and long lead spares for P-8A aircrew & maintenances training devices for Australia. Paid for with International Partner funds.  Boeing received $18,651,691 to install Operational Loads Monitoring System on one P-8A (lot 7) for Australia. Cooperative Partner funds ($18,651,691) obligated.

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