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Two Firms Awarded C4ISR Contracts

August 17, 2015

M.C. Dean Inc., Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded an $853,777,308 costs-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0035). Task orders under this multiple award contract will achieve the successful installation and operational certification of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by the program executive office for C4I, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. government and foreign military sales customers. The C4ISR systems are produced under various production contracts (separate from this contract) and are delivered as government furnished equipment to this contract for installation onboard surface ships, submarines and shore stations located worldwide. Work will be performed aboard Navy platforms on the East and West Coasts, as well as locations worldwide, and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an $805,170,296 costs-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0034).

Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of the minimum guarantee, which is $5,000, will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. The contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with full and open competition via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
 

Rockwell Collins Awarded Night Vision Cueing and Display Contract

August 17, 2015

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,864,770 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) systems in support of the Aircrew Systems program. This contract provides procurement for non-recurring engineering, testing, technical data, support and production of 120 NVCD systems and modified support equipment, 30 helmet mounted display test sets, and 120 interim spares. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire (79 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (15 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (4 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2019. No funding will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-D-0024).

 

Advanced IT Concepts to Support Combat Training Centers

August 17, 2015

Advanced IT Concepts Inc., Winter Springs, Florida, was awarded a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract for procurement, delivery, installation, and testing of hardware to promote total life cycle support at the combat training centers and Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 13, 2021. Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-D-0006).

 

BAE to Provide Fire Support Sensor Systems

August 17, 2015

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $8,666,962 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 49 Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) mod kits and five authorized stockage list spares. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 14, 2016. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,666,962 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0117).

 

Boeing Awarded Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Contract

August 17, 2015

The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $9,800,000, competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle. Under this new contract, the contractor will define a concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. The contractor will define a proof-of-concept prototype plan and demonstrate risk mitigation steps and critical functional aspects of the concept (Concept Definition, CLIN 0001). The contractor will assess the technical maturity of their concept, prioritize and nominate risk reduction tasks for all critical components and describe how the tasks will reduce risk (Risk Reduction, CLIN 0003). The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Huntington Beach, California; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of May 2016. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website through an Advanced Technology Innovation broad agency announcement with three proposals received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,076,521 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-15-C-0014).

 

Military Robotics Is Moving Into Position

August 13, 2015
By David E. Meadows



The future for battlefield robotics is now, and many countries are committing to automated warfighting in a bid to catch up to the United States.

NIST Forms International Telecommunications Alliance

August 12, 2015



The 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance will focus on 3D channel modeling at high frequencies, or millimeter wavelengths, addressing how a wireless signal would propagate in different bands of the spectrum. The alliance will also focus on directional channel sounding, which involves measuring whether signals are distorted or lost in a given channel.

Lockheed Martin Wins Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Contract

August 12, 2015

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $9,679,107 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle. Under this new contract, the contractor will define a concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. The contractor will define a proof-of-concept prototype plan and demonstrate risk mitigation steps and critical functional aspects of the concept (Concept Definition, CLIN 0001). The contractor will assess the technical maturity of their concept, prioritize and nominate risk reduction tasks for all critical components and describe how the tasks will reduce risk (Risk Reduction, CLIN 0003). The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California, with an estimated completion date of May 2016. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website through an Advanced Technology Innovation broad agency announcement with three proposals received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,076,521 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-15-C-0015).

 

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