Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems will provide software necessary to upgrade the current P-8A directional infrared countermeasures subsystem with infrared missile warning sensors.
Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, has taken command as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, making him the first U.S. Marine to take the helm of the military’s spy agency.
Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22,908,256 modification (P00022) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0012) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $ 9,250,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications, Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $22,709,796 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of the Common Data Link Hawklink system in support of the MH-60R aircraft. This option includes 29 AN/ARQ-59 radio terminal sets (RTS), 11 retrofit AN/ARQ-59 RTS and 12 weapon replaceable assembly kits. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent); Atlanta (14 percent); Mountain View, California (6 percent); Exeter, New Hampshire (2 percent); and Phoenix; El Cajon, California; Oxnard, California; Salinas, California; Sunnyvale, California; Boise, Idaho; Derby, Kansas; Littleton Massachusetts; Stow, Massachusetts; Minnetonka, Minnesota; Skokie, Illinois; Dover, New Hampshire; Bohemia, New York; York Haven, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Cedar Park, Texas; Ft. Worth, Texas; and Toronto, Canada (1 percent each), and is expected to be completed in November 2016. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $22,709,796 are being obligated on this 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.
Goodrich Corp., Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) division, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $14,485,802 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for high-frequency array (HFA) windows for four classes of United States submarines (SSGN class; Seawolf class; USS Virginia class; and second flight USS Los Angeles class). The HFA is an acoustic "window" used in conjunction with the high frequency sail array. The primary purpose of an HFA window is to provide an acoustically transparent interface to seawater from the HFA by allowing high frequency acoustic signals to pass through with little reflection or attenuation. Secondly, the window provides protection to the array from afloat debris and provides smoother conformance to the hull, thereby reducing flow noise. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by January 2020. Fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $426,228 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-15-D-0449).
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $37,556,621 modification (P00008) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423 to exercise the first option for the Next Generation Technical Services (NGTS) III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure and technologies. It includes the development of new techniques, analytical methods and computational approaches to solve particular high-performance computing problems or to generally advance the state of the art in high-performance computing effectiveness and efficiency. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, other procurement (Army) and operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $20,400,771 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 19, 2015. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Stennis Space Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Lorton, Virginia. The Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Mutualink Inc., Wallingford, Conn., recently announced that its Tactical Collaboration Node solution was selected for inclusion in JerseyNet, New Jersey’s dedicated Band 14 LTE deployable public safety network. Mutualink’s Tactical Collaboration Nodes will enable seamless voice interoperability with other radio and communications systems, and sharing of streaming video, text and files among responders both within a tactical deployment area and with other partner agencies and personnel on a wide-area to nationwide basis via the New Jersey Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform network. Mutualink's technology will be installed in multiple JerseyNet System on Wheels (SOWs) and will also be deployed within tactical portable cases that tether to the SOWs and can also connect to other networks.