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Carestream Digital Imaging Contract Modified

April 26, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $45 million modification exercising the first option year of a two year base contract with one two-year option and one one-year option for digital imaging network-picture archive communications system. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Deployable Air Traffic Control System

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Mass., was awarded a $50,640,962 fixed-price-incentive, firm fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract for 19 D-RAPCON systems. The D-RAPCON system is a deployable air traffic control surveillance system that provides a supportable, adaptable, persistent, expeditionary terminal approach and enroute surveillance and control capability for use by joint, coalition and civil aircraft worldwide. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBAK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Receives Hawkeye Software Sustainment Funds

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $23,000,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement for Full Rate Production Lot 1 software sustainment support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This delivery order provides all aspects of software management support, including the update and maintenance through the life cycle support and to all the software elements of the weapon system, subsystem and support element levels of the aircraft software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Insitu Supports ScanEagle in Afghanistan

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,826,247 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infra red imagery in support of land based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and other overseas contingency operations to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

ImSAR to Research Ultra-Small Aperture Radar

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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ImSAR LLC, Springville, Utah, was awarded an $8,760,829 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, for research services in support of the ultra-small aperture radar. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $32,760,829. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Supports Dismounted Exploitation Radars

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Md., was awarded a $19,500,000 modification, to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, to provide services in support of the vehicle and dismount exploitation radars. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $177,447,882. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop to Provide Anti-Ship Missile System Enhancement Kits

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace, Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $13,461,795 modification to existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to add three additional years to the contract and to add two contract line items to procure (V)4 Electronic Surveillance Enhancement (ESE) kits and technically refreshed ESEs used in the AN/SLQ-32 anti-ship missile system. The maximum estimated contract ceiling will be increased to $43,030,444 and will have an ordering period of three years after award of the modification of the contract. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

SEDNA to Develop Simulation Software

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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SEDNA Digital Solutions LLC, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a potential $56,069,678 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services for high fidelity simulation/stimulation and common processing system software development. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovation Research topic number N05-059, High Fidelity Front End Simulation for Complex Physics Based Processing System.  It includes engineering services and support for the development integration, test, demonstration and certification of a high fidelity sensor level stimulation and common processing system. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Army Announces Federal Virtual Challenge Winners

April 25, 2013

U.S. Army Research Laboratory officials have announced the winners of the 2013 Federal Virtual Challenge at the Defense Users’ GameTech Conference in Orlando, Florida. 


The challenge featured two distinct focus areas for entries. The first required training critical thinking and adaptability skills in an immersive environment and measuring learners’ progress. The second focused on improving user interfaces in virtual environments, specifically for individual and group navigation.


The winner of the first focus area and $10,000 was Virtual World Activities—“Compound” from Alice Hayden of H2IT Solutions Incorporated, and Dr. Filomeno Arenas of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer College. Compound is a virtual team-building game developed for the college’s Virtual World Activities. Students learn how to lead a team, best delegate and communicate tasks, work together to analyze and adapt to the situation, and make decisions to accomplish a mission. Trainees must be able to communicate effectively with one another and to their navigator—the only person with access to the map showing the location of mines. 


The winner of the navigation focus area and $10,000 was VIPE Holodeck—Navigation Interface by Ryan Frost of the Virtual Immersive Training Team at Northrop Grumman Technical Services. VIPE Holodeck explores the use of the low-cost, commercial off-the-shelf motion capture system, resulting in a method for the user to move easily through a virtual environment that feels natural and is easy to adapt to and learn. This entry provided navigation strategies that support a first-person shooter environment. The user can duck, jump, dodge, run and stop with impressive response time.

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