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U.S. Navy Procures Towed Arrays from Lockheed Martin

March 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin-MS2, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a nearly $8 million option to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The multi-function towed array is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability, and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide Laser Gyros for U.S. Navy and Australia

March 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $10 million delivery order against a basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 741 Honeywell model GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (714) and the government of Australia (27 spares). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

View From Space To Keep Israel Safe

March 25, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Israel overcomes geographic limitations to its security, defense and scientific endeavors by reaching for the sky-space, in particular-with upgraded and innovative new satellite technologies.

CSC to Support U.S. Navy Enterprise Network in the Far East

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Computer Sciences Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $22 million contract for support services for the operation, maintenance, support, and management of Outside-the-continental-U.S. Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET), Far East Region. Work will be performed in Yokosuka, Japan; Guam; Atsugi, Japan; Misawa, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Korea; Okinawa, Japan; and Singapore. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Gentex to Provide Integrated Communications Helmets

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Gentex Corporation, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $53 million for light weight helmets/modular integrated communications helmets. These helmets provide ballistic and impact protection for the head. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Procures Counter Measure Systems

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $31 million contract for the procurement of post-production maintenance support of Navy crew fixed site systems and procurement and support of the transmitting set, counter measure AN/PLT-4 systems. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Produce Ground Control Station Software Integration Laboratories

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorported, Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $9 million firm-fixed-price contract for the production and test of two mobile ground control station (GCS) software integration labs (SIL) and a fixed GCS SIL. Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Global Solutions Contracts Increased by $635 Million for Re-compete

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

APPTIS Incorporated (formerly, SETA Corporation), McLean, Virginia, and Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, were awarded two contract modifications to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Global Solutions (DGS) contracts. The increase to the ceiling amounts were to ensure continuous, uninterrupted services provided under the DGS contracts as the government re-competes the associated efforts. As a result of these changes, the DGS contracts lifecycle period of performance end date will be changed to March 31, 2012, and the total combined ceiling will be changed from $4.2 billion to more than $4.8 billion, an increase of $635 million dollars. The DGS contracts are open for use to all federal agencies whenever the requirement to be placed is associated with the lifecycle management of the DISN. These efforts include, but are not limited to:  program management; cost/schedule; management; financial management; systems engineering; hardware and software management; test and evaluation; manufacturing; engineering; logistics; and other services required for DISN support. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Hearing Back From Homefront Hugs

March 24, 2011
By Rita Boland
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AFCEA staff frequently participate in community and troop support activities, and in one such event recently AFCEA provided cards, postage, small gift and prepaid postcards--and a pizza lunch, during which AFCEA staff members hand wrote more than 100 "Get Well Soon" and "Thank You" cards to wounded warriors and the medical personnel who care for them. The prepaid postcard was self addressed to AFCEA so that the warfighters, nurses or doctors could write back if they wanted to.

General Dynamics to Develop Robotic Roller

March 23, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Robotics Systems, Westminster, Maryland, has been awarded a more than $13 million contract to provide for Phase II of the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization's program to develop a remotely-operated ground vehicle utilizing a roller to neutralize victim operated improvised explosive devices. The Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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