In the first article of a four-part SIGNAL semaphore series, the Internet of the future is envisioned, examined and its implementation explained by leaders of industry.
Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel, recently announced that it was awarded a $40 million order by the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the follow-on Digital Army Program (DAP). The total value of this phase of the program is approximately $300 million and the additional orders are due to be received subsequently. The DAP enables force coordination at all levels, access to updated situational pictures, improved overall operational capabilities, including survivability and accuracy and more efficient utilization of personnel and other resources. The contract calls for the supply and support of all hardware and software, including command and control stations, data processing and distribution systems.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, and Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, are each being awarded a $45 million maximum cost-plus-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Tapestry Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, was awarded an approximate $11 million firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for the managing and operating battle simulation training services for U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification for maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation and engineering support for the C-2, E-2, Advanced Hawkeye (E-2D), and applicable platforms associated with airborne early warning equipment, rotor dome and vapor cycle system. Additionally, supportability/safety studies on various highly specialized and uniquely configured E-2 and C-2 aircraft and weapon systems maintenance engineering and logistics services will be performed. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded an approximate $29 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for support to the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Modernization Program. The equipment being purchased includes the AN/PRC-117G man-pack radio and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification to develop, demonstrate, and transition Tactical Targeting Network technology and related interoperable technologies such as Quint Network technology to support information exchange between the tactical edge platforms and users within the Defense Department. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
Intelligent Software Solutions Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a nearly $50 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide software maintenance and enhancements to Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System tool kit baselines. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
RDA Incorporated, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for continued development of advanced technology products in the field of undersea warfare research and development, and to transition this technology to the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fleet. Applications to be further developed include acoustic and non-acoustic ASW systems, telemetry and recording systems, signal and data processing, algorithm development, mathematical modeling, prototyping, and analysis to predict the performance of the associated ASW systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.