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Lockheed to Provide Trident II Navigation Technology

May 25, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a $79,884,066 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and program management support services associated with the Trident II (D5) Shipboard Systems Integration (SSI) Increments four and eight for the navigation subsystem. This contract will provide the required navigation hardware and software design, testing, installation, and deliverables for the SSI Increments Fleet support services for the current fleet ballistic missile

U.S. Navy Modifies BAMS-D Contract

May 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $64,526,366 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0007) to exercise an option for operator, maintenance, logistic support and sustainment engineering services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator (BAMS-D) program.

United Kingdom and Australia Procure Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures

May 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $13,935,792 for modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0026) for procurement of additional hardware to integrate Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures on combat aircraft for the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment: two 2103 signal processors, 23 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GL

ViaSat to Provide Airborne Communications Services for Senior Leaders

May 25, 2017

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, was issued a modification to exercise option one for the period of June 1, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017. This non-competitive firm-fixed price contract modification is to provide senior leaders and their support staff with Ku-band and Ka-band communications utilizing ViaSat subscription service while travelling via aircraft. The face value of this action is $19,277,009 funded by fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funding. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $73,217,722.

Boeing Receives $1 Billion to Redesign Kill Vehicle

May 23, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency has awarded The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, a $1,088,305,700 contract modification for Redesigned Kill Vehicle development.

The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $1,088,305,700 undefinitized modification (P00383) to a previously awarded contract (HQ0147-12-C-0004) for the procurement of Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) development. This includes, but is not limited to, payload development, payload ground testing, integration with the Ground-based Interceptor (GBI) and Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Ground system, flight testing and four initial production RKVs for initial fielding.

U.S. Navy Modifies MQ-4C Triton Contract

May 23, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $49,400,000 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead components, material, parts and associated efforts required to maintain the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system planned production schedule. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland (20.3 percent); Bridgeport, West Virginia (18.9 percent); Salt lake City, Utah (17.1 percent); Red Oak, Texas (15 percent); San Diego, California (13.1 percent); and various locations in the conti

Linquest to Support Remote Sensing Directorate

May 23, 2017

Linquest Corp., Los Angeles, California, has been awarded a $13,546,889 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract (FA8810-16-F-0003) for technical support under the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate. Contractor will provide engineering consulting and technical advisory services to the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by May 22, 2018.

SwRI to Support Electronic Attack Pods

May 23, 2017

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $13,139,976 cost-reimbursement (cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement-no-fee), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering services in support of AN/ALQ-131 and AN/ALQ-184 electronic attack pods. Contractor will provide software test, software studies and analyses, software engineering, software support, test support, and system test and evaluation.

U.S. Air Force Procures 36 MQ-9 Reapers

May 18, 2017

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $399,979,895 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. Contractor will produce 36 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2016 production configuration. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $399,979,895 are being obligated at the time of award.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Three MQ-4C Tritons

May 18, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $303,936,000 for modification P00017 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-15-C-0002) for the procurement of three low-rate initial production Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, trade studies, and tooling. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (42.9 percent); Red Oak, Texas (11.3 percent); Baltimore, Ma

Lockheed to Upgrade Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System

May 18, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin – Rotary and Mission Systems, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded an $8,501,430 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001917F1024) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0057). This order provides for the management, sustainment and upgrade of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) software product baseline and the required system and software documentation for the Navy and the government of the United Kingdom. This order also includes TTWCS discove

Boeing to Reduce Risk on Multi-Object Kill Vehicle

May 15, 2017

Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $58,582,957 with an estimated completion date of May 12, 2020, with no options for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) technology risk reduction effort. This contract represents part of the Missile Defense Agency's technology risk reduction strategy to improve performance and reduce risk for MOKV advanced communications, engagement management, and the discriminating seeker. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama.

Thales to Support Special Operations Multiband Radios

May 15, 2017

Thales Defense Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,900,000 (estimated contract value) single award, indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR) family of radios sustainment in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Procurement Division. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,005 are being obligated at time of award via delivery order 0001.

Red River to Install IT Systems for New Command and Control Facility

May 8, 2017

Red River Computer Co. Inc., Claremont, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $15,079,354 fixed-price contract to provide engineering services and information technology installation support for establishment of a new U.S. Air Force Command and Control Facility. Support includes subject matter expertise for data center, network, audio visual, and enterprise operations to facilitate the design, installation, configuration, and transition to a new information technology infrastructure.

Yorktown Systems to Provide Asymmetric Threat Predictive Modeling

May 8, 2017

Yorktown Systems Group Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $22,469,405 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operations support services, including conducting and providing predictive modeling and trend analyses concerning global asymmetric threats. Bids were solicited via the Internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Fort Meade, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 14, 2021. No funding will be obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Northrop Receives Contract Modification to Deliver E-2D to Japan

May 8, 2017
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract modification to deliver an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Japan.

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract modification to deliver an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Japan.

Charles River Analytics to Provide Artificial Intelligence

May 8, 2017

Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,005,056 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software. Contractor will provide artificial intelligence systems that can explain why a decision was made with supporting details that a domain expert can understand. Work will be performed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by May 3, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 62 offers received.

General Dynamics Wins Defense Logistics Agency’s Enterprise IT Contract

May 4, 2017

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a contract to support the Defense Logistics Agency’s J6 Enterprise Technology Services program. The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of approximately $6 billion for a five-year base period with three option years.

Northrop to Bring Home BACN for Global Hawk

May 4, 2017

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $39,947,203 letter contract for Battle Field Airborne Communications Node (BACN) for EQ-4B Global Hawk. Contractor will provide BACN payload modification, integration, and installation onto the EQ-4B. Work will be performed at San Diego, California; and Palmdale, California, and is expected to be complete by May 2, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $10,759,076 are being obligated at the time of award.

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