Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an approximate $18 million contract modification for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems are installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and used by more than 20 foreign militaries. This contract combines purchases for the United States government and the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Harris Information Technology Services Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $64 million contract modification for the network and space operations and maintenance, maintenance and logistics support to be provided to Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing. This includes configuration management, electrical power systems management, database applications support, 24-hour maintenance management, industrial safety, communications security, information management, communications network control center operations, communications circuit management, satellite control center support, computer operations support, communications-computer systems maintenance and operations and maintenance for the Defense Satellite Communications System, Secure Communication System, and MILSTAR. In addition, the network and space operations and maintenance contract will provide operations, maintenance, logistics and training support for the Air Force Satellite Control Network at remote tracking stations around the world. Maintenance and logistics support will also be provided for Global Positioning System (GPS) ground antennas and monitoring stations, software analysis and support for GPS, orbital analysis of military satellites in orbit in support of military satellite controllers and security forces at New Boston Air Station, New Hampshire. The 50th Contracting Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
The effort to field mobile devices down to the squad level continues as the U.S. Defense Department certifies security credentials for the iPhone and Android operating systems. However, the arduous accreditation process still poses many hurdles for the military as it moves toward a more mobile communications environment.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated recently announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a contract for development of the complete Demonstrator Laser Weapon System (DLWS) for the agency's High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System (HELLADS) program. The contract award follows the successful development and test of the company's HELLADS weapon class unit cell under a previous contract. The HELLADS laser concept combines the high-storage density of solid-state with the efficient heat removal of flowing liquids. The HELLADS program seeks to demonstrate a 150-kilowatt laser weapon that weighs less than 2,000 pounds and could be mounted to military platforms as small as patrol ships, fighter and surveillance aircraft, armored combat vehicles, and perhaps even unmanned aircraft.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded about $9 million for Foreign Military Sales Peace Drive II ALQ-211 (V) 9 integration. The AN/ALQ-213 countermeasures set (CMS) integrates electronic warfare suite functions by providing centralized control/resources management of the F-16 defensive suite. The ALQ-213 CMS software will be tailored in this technical task to integrate the AN/ALQ-211 (V) 9 into the existing F-16 A/B MLU Peace Drive II electronic warfare suite. Enterprise Sourcing Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
Rodale Electronics Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, was awarded about $23 million for Enhanced Position Location Reporting systems dual power adapters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Superlative Technologies Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $35 million to provide information technology support services for the command, control communications, and computer (C4) systems that support the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters. The scope of the contract is to provide services for program management business process improvement and operational support services to ONR as it further develops its emerging business processes supported by state-of-the-art information technologies. ONR needs all of its legacy C4 support in one enterprise program that will support planning, program management, integration, operation, and maintenance of the communications, computer networks, software applications. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.