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ViaSat Awarded More Than $478 Million for JTRS Terminals

May 29, 2015

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a maximum potential $478,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00039-15-D-0008) for the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a four-channel software defined radio that delivers existing Link 16 with concurrent multi-netting-4 and tactical air navigation functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as tactical targeting network technology, multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms. The MIDS program office mission is to develop, field and support interoperable, affordable and secure MIDS tactical data link and programmable networking technologies and capabilities for the joint, coalition and international warfighter. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and work is expected to be completed May 27, 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,000,000 will be placed on contract and obligated on the first task order concurrent with contract award, which will meet the minimum order requirement. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is expected to combine purchases for the Navy and potentially other U.S.

Engility to Support Multiple Nations

May 29, 2015

Engility Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $23,939,937 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-14-C-0021) for additional systems engineering and technical services. This modification includes systems integration and software development, platform simulation, integration and laboratory engineering, and software engineering. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and governments of Thailand, Taiwan, Norway, Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (84 percent); China Lake, California (5 percent); Point Mugu, California (5 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (2.5 percent); Orlando, Florida ( 2.5 percent); various locations within the continental U.S. (0.5 percent) and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy), fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy), fiscal 2015 working capital (Navy), and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds, as well as Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $9,404,152 are being obligated on this award, $1,217,466 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($23,124,684; 96.5 percent); and the governments of Taiwan ($359,099; 1.5 percent); Thailand ($239,399; 1 percent); Norway ($108,378, 0.46 percent); Australia ($15,483, 0.06 percent); United Kingdom ($30,965, 0.14 percent); Brazil ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Canada ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Denmark ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Germany ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Japan ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Pakistan ($8,847, 0.05 percent); and South Korea ($8,847, 0.05 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

IXI Technology to Provide an Array of Hardware Equipment

May 29, 2015

IXI Technology, Yorba Linda, California, is being awarded an $11,500, 000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for hardware equipment to include critical Navy tactical data systems (NTDS), interface boards, adapter module and cables, peripherals replacement systems equipment simulators, NTDS IO Analyzers and PowerNet Converters. These products are used in multiple systems to include Integrated Warfare Systems Lab, Aegis Training and Readiness Center, Surface Combat Systems Center, Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, Integrated Combat Systems Test Detachment, Land Based Test Sites and the current Aegis Fleet. Work will be performed in Yorba Linda, California, and is expected to be complete by May 2020. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,185,132 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)—satisfying a requirement for unique supplies available from only one source. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-15-D-2017).

Lockheed Martin Supports MH-60 R/S Aircraft for Australia and Denmark

May 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded an $8,463,768 modification to delivery order 4001 issued against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for integration of software modifications of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast into Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Guidance units in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (80 percent); and Owego, New York (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2017. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $8,463,768 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($7,472,598; 88 percent); and the governments of Australia ($693,819; 8 percent); and Denmark ($297,351; 4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Cubic to Develop Counter-CBRN Technologies

May 29, 2015

Cubic Applications Inc., San Diego, has been awarded a $9,900,000 modification (P00001) to increase the contract ceiling to previously awarded contract FA8650-15-D-6580. Contractor will provide solutions to enhance the Air Force chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) counter proliferation and survivability missions program. The contractor will research, test, evaluate and analyze short and long term CBRN technologies. Work will be performed at San Diego; Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; and Camp Smith, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by January 5, 2020. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Supports Helmet-Mounted Cueing System

May 29, 2015

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $54,809,408 modification (P00012) to requirements-type contract SPRWA1-11-D-0007 for 42 NSNs supporting the joint helmet-mounted cueing system. This is a sole source contract using justification 10 USC 2304(c)(1). This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Locations of performance are Texas and Oregon, with a December 31, 2017, performance completion date. Using services are Air Force, Navy and various Defense Logistics Agency field activities. Types of appropriations are fiscal 2016 through 2017 material support division Air Force funds, designated program funding for Navy, Foreign Military Sales program funds for Air Force and Navy and defense working capital funds for the Defense Logistics Agency. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Strategic Acquisition, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

SAIC Supports Integrated Warfare Systems

May 29, 2015

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,390,906 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5103) to exercise options for engineering support services in support of the program executive office for integrated warfare systems for AEGIS and AEGIS fleet readiness, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Future Combat Systems and DDG 1000. This modification combines an effort between the U.S. Navy (80 percent) and the countries of Japan (8 percent); Australia (5 percent); Korea (3 percent); Spain (2 percent); Mexico (1 percent); and Norway (1 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (85 percent); Dahlgren, Virginia (4 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (2 percent); Bath, Maine (1 percent); Mayport, Florida (1 percent); Moyock, North Carolina (1 percent); Moorestown, New Jersey (1 percent); New York City (1 percent); Honolulu (1 percent); Reno, Nevada (1 percent); San Diego (1 percent); and Yokosuka, Japan (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2014 and 2015 research and development; fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy); and FMS funding in the amount of $7,392,173 will be obligated at time of award, and contract funds in the amount of $5,250,541 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Support Royal Saudi Land Force Aviation Command

May 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,037,639 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) with options for post-production support services for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,037,639 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0009).

SMC Awards More Than $735 Million COOLS Contract

May 29, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded the Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment (COOLS) contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, the company recently announced. The COOLS contract is valued at $735,514,938. The COOLS contract will provide operations and sustainment support for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar Block I/II, and Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) constellations. The SMC’s Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate will manage the contract. 

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