Insitu Awarded Blackjack UAS Low-Rate Production Contract

July 27, 2015

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $78,000,001 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-0033) for the procurement of six low-rate initial production Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. This award provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, spares and system engineering and program management. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $78,000,001 will be obligated at the time of award, $1,099,999 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Support U.S. Army Research and Development in Multiple Countries

July 27, 2015

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $45,210,663 modification (003803) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support for the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of February 20, 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $45,210,663.40 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting authority.

Raytheon to Provide Common Sensor Payload System

July 27, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $85,300,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, and cost-no fee (to be negotiated at the task order level) contract for the AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload System, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2025. One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0005).

Milley Assigned to Pentagon

July 27, 2015

Gen. Mark Milley, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Crawford Assigned to Pentagon

July 27, 2015

Rear Adm. James W. Crawford III, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as judge advocate general of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Dotson Assigned to Joint Task Force-North

July 27, 2015

Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy S. Dotson, USA, has been assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for Joint Task Force-North, Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas.