Nanotechnologies aim to streamline military gear and miniaturize equipment used by U.S. forces, under efforts by the U.S. Army Research Office Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
QinetiQ North America Incorporated, Systems Engineering Group, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded a nearly $40 million contract to provide for the procurement of services to design, assess and mature an integrated architecture characterization capability through system analysis, trade studies, battle studio experimentation and field test demonstration. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications EO/IR Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, has been awarded a $21 million contract for 22 MX-15Di forward looking infrared radar sensors with laser designator for installation on Iraqi Armed 407 helicopters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $14 million contract modification for software maintenance of the Network Integration Kit Ground Mobile Radio and associated waveforms. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Niitek Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a more than $11 million contract for support services for the Husky Mounted Detection System, including system installation, training, and sustainment services to maintain fielded systems. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Integrity Consulting Engineering and Security Solutions, LLC, Frederick, Maryland, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of about $17 million for program management, technical, and integrated logistic services required to support the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Ashore Program under the guidance and direction provided by Commander, Navy Installations Command. The work to be performed provides for systems engineering and program management services for the ATFP program worldwide. Services include, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for assessments of the ATFP effectiveness, standardization, regional systems solutions, engineering efficiencies, reduction in total ownership costs, reduction of manpower, enterprise network solutions, performance based logistics, configuration management, and recommended design and technical solutions based on commercial off-the-shelf technology. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.
Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a nearly $46 million contract to provide deployment services and flight hours in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, and will encompass both the operations and maintenance of the ScanEagle UAS to provide real-time imagery and data to U.S. Marine Corps personnel. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, is being awarded a $61 million contract modification for the C-130 Avionic Modernization Program (AMP) low rate initial production, part two to Lot 2, including two C-130 AMP kits; engineering and program management support; initial spares and support equipment for Little Rock Air Force Base and St. Joseph's Air National Guard Base; a functional test bed modification; a C-130 AMP part task trainer; and a C-130 AMP Weapon System Trainer. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $22 million contract modification and a more than $13 million modification. The first is for: software maintenance, covering the tasks necessary for the contractor to maintain and support software for air vehicle, ground and support segments; and flight test, covering the tasks necessary for the Global Hawk (GH) system integrator (prime contractor) to participate in planning, provisioning, conducting, analyzing, and documenting an integrated GH Combined Development/Operational Flight Test Program. These tasks provide the software maintenance and flight test to keep the development program operating. The second if for the infrastructure portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) block load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allow the contractor to manage the day-to-day EMD contract operations of the Global Hawk weapon system including air vehicle, ground segment, and support segment. These tasks provide the infrastructure necessary to keep the developmental program operational. They are not directly tied to any one specific developmental capability. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity
Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $26 million contract for design and construction of a high bay hanger for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The proposed new construction will consist of maintenance operations/administrative spaces, storage and work spaces, communication rooms, lab spaces, offices and administrative spaces, a mission control system, and spaces to support major acquisition and test and evaluation programs, and sensitive compartmented information facility area. The project also includes an aircraft parking apron, taxiway access, line vehicle parking spaces, antenna farm, mobile command ground station, contractor storage building, roadway and on-site parking, and site improvements. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity