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Northrop to Provide Global Hawks to Republic of Korea

December 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, two spare engines and the applicable Ground Control Environment elements. Each will contain an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. Work will be performed at San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 28, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-C-3001).

 

Lockheed to Install Scanned Array Radars on Taiwan’s F-16s

December 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $308,263,249 firm fixed price modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 to provide the government of Taiwan with 144 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars. Contractor will provide installation on F-16 aircraft and one year of supplier support in Taiwan. Work will be performed in Taiwan and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2021. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

SOCOM Awards Geospatial Analytical Support Contract

December 17, 2014

CACI-Athena Inc., Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $38,408,431 firm-fixed-price contract for joint geospatial analytical support services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The work will be conducted in multiple locations in the United States and overseas and is expected to be complete December 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition, with five proposals received. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity (H92222-15-C-0012).

 

General Atomics Supports Warrior Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Afghanistan

December 17, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, was awarded an $114,598,215 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0008 to continue contractor logistics for the Warrior unmanned aircraft system. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 16, 2015. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and in Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Data Link to Provide Information Distribution Systems

December 17, 2014

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $32,606,821 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) on Ship (MOS) Lot Four follow-on production (N00039-15-D-0022). The contract covers the fabrication, integration, testing and delivery of up to 12 MOS Lot Four production units for shipboard application. The contract also includes spares related to the aforementioned production.

This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $38,624,221. Work will be performed in Wayne, New Jersey (70 percent), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2017. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,580,902 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with one offer received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-D-0022).

 

Engineers to Showcase Robotics at DARPA Challenge in June

December 16, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Industry and academia are gearing up to showcase some of the most advanced robotics and research work at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, a competition of robotic systems and software teams developing robots with a goal of helping humans respond to natural and man-made disasters.

DISA Issues Draft of Revised Cloud Security Requirements, Seeks Industry Input

December 15, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has released a draft of suggestions and recommended revisions to its cloud computing security requirements guide (SRG), which documents the agency’s cloud security requirements for the Defense Department. When accepted, the new SRG would supersede and rescind the previously published cloud security model.

U.S. Navy Modifies P-8A Contract

December 15, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $67,812,302 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-04-C-3146) for integration of capabilities and training system upgrades for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. These include high-altitude, anti-submarine warfare weapon capability, high-altitude, anti-submarine warfare sensor capability and Link-16 network-enabled weapon capability. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (64 percent); St. Louis (23 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (13 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation (Navy) and international partner funds in the amount of $26,002,829 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

Northrop Grumman to Provide LCS Mission Packages

December 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $21,619,028 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6311) to provide two mission modules and support containers for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Navy’s plan is to use continuous evaluation of system maturity through a disciplined system engineering framework to improve mission capability in identified mission areas. LCS mission packages will be optimized for flexibility in the littorals. Mission package capabilities are currently focused on primary mission areas of mine warfare, emphasizing mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare and littoral surface warfare operations, including prosecution of small boats. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia (44 percent); Huntsville, Alabama (31 percent); Bethpage, New York (22 percent); Hollywood, Maryland (2 percent); and Manchester, New Hampshire (1 percent) and is expected to be completed by July 2016. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $21,619,028 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

Progeny Awarded Small-Business Innovation Research Contract

December 15, 2014

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,638,109 cost-plus-fixed-fee option to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6294) for the procurement of engineering and technical services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic Number N96-278–Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf-Based Systems and Topic N98-115–Commercial Off-the-Shelf Approach to Information Security. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (40 percent) and the government of the United Kingdom (60 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to complete by December 2018. FMS funds; fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $970,417 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $77,633 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

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