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Congressman Gus Bilirakis Announces a $5 Million Federal Defense Contract for FloridaÁ??s Ninth District

February 5, 2007
Press Release
Contract awarded to Oldsmar Lockheed Martin facility  

February 6, 2007

Washington, D.C
. - Today, Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor) announced the awarding of a $5,363,953 defense contract to the Lockheed Martin facility in Oldsmar, FL.

The contract is for procurement of two Virginia Class Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (ARCI) sonar system upgrades, and 4,129 hours of engineering services for ARCI improvements.

"I am happy to announce the federal government continues to invest in Florida's Ninth District. I will continue to be a strong advocate to ensure that the hard working people of the district continue to receive their fair share of federal dollars," Rep. Bilirakis said.

This grant brings the total federal investment for defense contracts in Florida's Ninth District to $10,511,061 for 2007.

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