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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, was recently awarded a $64 million contract for product support, logistical support and sustainment operations to the Extended Range/Multi-Purpose Quick Reaction Capability Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
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Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a more than $14 million contract for modeling, building and testing of a single channel transceiver to demonstrate improvements in the Identification at Range Integrated Sensor Program. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Honeywell International Incorporated, Defense & Space Electronic Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded an $8 million contract modification for the procurement of 131 advanced multi-purpose displays (68 5x5 forward displays; 42 5x5 aft displays; and 21 8x10 displays) for Lot 35 F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Alloy Surface Company, Aston, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a more than $19 million delivery order for the manufacture of MJU-64/B infrared decoy devices. The U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Arete Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $26 million contract for the engineering, manufacturing, production and delivery of three Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) AN/DVS-1 low rate initial production Block 1 systems as part of the Mine Warfare Mission Package onboard the littoral combat ship. As a result of this Small Business Innovative Research Phase III award, the COBRA system will have the software that satisfies the performance requirements, the mine counter measure, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, and tactical littoral sensor modes installed. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Sippican Incorporated, Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $235 million contract for the production of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits, engineering services hours, hardware repair support, test equipment, additional spares and production support material. The MK48 Mod 7 kit production program will supply the U.S. Navy with FIR upgrade kits consisting of a guidance and control box, broadband analog sonar receiver, preamplifier, cable assemblies, and guidance and control materials. The CBASS program will provide the MK48 ADCAP Mod 6 torpedo with a wide band sonar system, and the advanced broadband signal processing algorithms, which will allow for enhanced detection and prosecution of shallow water threat targets employing advanced countermeasures. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.