McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $1,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide for aircraft modifications, integration support, and other services outside the scope of the avionics modernization program. Funds on this contract will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued during the course of the contract's ordering period. First delivery order will be for performance of a study on the air data system on the C-130 aircraft. An expected follow-on contract for kit production installation is anticipated to follow this effort. At this time $519,939 of the funds have been obligated. This work is to be completed September 2013. Solicitation began April 2000; negotiations were completed February 2001. McDonnell Douglas will perform this effort in Long Beach Calif., and at other locations. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.