SIGNALScape

Improved Security Slipping Through the Video Vortex

March 18, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Nearly all participants in a survey about video surveillance technology agreed that with the quantity of video data exploding, the potential for enhanced situational awareness and better intelligence is massive, but only if it is analyzed.

Northrop Grumman Receives Advanced Hawkeye Funds

March 17, 2015

A contract modification has been awarded for nonrecurring engineering, product support, engineering investigations, and software sustainment in support of the full rate production Lot 3 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program.

General Atomics Awarded Gray Eagle Contract Modification

March 17, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $132,660,931 modification (P00022) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0109 to acquire 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 SATCOM Air Data Terminals, one lot of initial spares, and one lot of ground support equipment. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $132,660,931 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 31, 2017. Work will be performed in Poway, California. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Raytheon to Support Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

March 17, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $8,449,632 for cost-plus-fixed-fee job order 0052 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of depot support for the Multi-spectral Targeting Systems (MTS) and data for the Department of Defense. The MTS system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infrared, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range finding, and laser designation for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by March 2018. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funding in the amount of $1,686,467 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

 

Harris Supports Satellite Control Network

March 17, 2015

Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,281,361 modification (P00152) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. Contractor will provide three months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network antenna sites worldwide, as well as various communications, operations, software and related support services.

Work will be performed at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Diego Garcia; Andersen AFB, Guam; Oahu, Hawaii; New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire; Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida; and Thule Air Base, Greenland. Work is expected to be complete by June 30, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,146,998 are being obligated at the time of award. The 50th Contracting Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

 

Mercury Delivers Radio Frequency Jammers

March 17, 2015

Mercury Systems Inc., Chelmsford, Mass., has announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary has received $2 million in follow-on orders to deliver advanced digital radio frequency memory jammers to the U.S. Navy. The orders are part of a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity time and material contract award issued in 2010. The systems should be shipped by the end of the company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter. 

 

Exelis Awarded Deep Space Surveillance Contract Modification

March 17, 2015

Exelis Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $21,958,021 modification (P00583) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for Ground-based Electro-optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) Phase II. Contractor will provide system service and upgrade for the GEODSS weapons systems. Work will be performed at Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia; and Maui, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 13, 2018. Fiscal year 2013 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,233,194 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

 

Northrop Awarded G/ATOR Funds

March 17, 2015

Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $113,276,299 modification under a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2072) to exercise an option for procurement of two additional Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production (LRIP) systems. Exercise of this option brings the total production of G/ATOR LRIP systems to six systems. 

Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (55 percent); East Syracuse, New York (24 percent); Stafford Springs, Connecticut (5 percent); Wallingford Center, Connecticut (2 percent); San Diego, California (5 percent); Camarillo, California (1 percent); Big Lake, Minnesota (3 percent); Londonderry, New Hampshire (2 percent); High Point, North Carolina (2 percent); and Woodbridge, Illinois (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2017. 

Fiscal 2013 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $1,396,263, fiscal 2014 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,320,179, fiscal 2015 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $80,992,517 and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $22,230,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $1,396,263 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification is awarded against a sole-source contract in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

 

PreTalen to Provide Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems

March 17, 2015

PreTalen Ltd., Columbus Grove, Ohio, was awarded a $6,641,200 firm-fixed-price contract for the Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) System-of-System Architecture (SOSA) test program, PNT Autonomous Negotiator Applying Cognitive Effects-Based Analysis (PANACEA) Systems Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract. This contract is for the procurement and delivery of 14 PANACEA systems for use in the PNT SOSA test program. Work will be performed in Columbus Grove, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July 15, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,641,200 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-C-0010).

 

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