Working together with industry and other military partners, the U.S. Special Operations Command is piecing together communications technologies-some designed-in from the start-to make the command a leaner, lighter, more efficient force.
Science, Engineering and Technology Associates, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded about $48 million for the procurement of a counter-bomber system to provide detection capability of suicide bombers approaching a controlled access site. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Denver, Colorado, has been awarded the first competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) contract in the nation, as well as the first contract under the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, for recipients of the FCC 700 MHz broadband waiver. The more than $8 million contract will provide Adams County, Colorado, and the adjacent Denver community, with a 15-site LTE communications system that delivers the public safety user access to next-generation broadband capabilities such as streaming video, remote data access and information sharing. The system will be deployed over the next 21 months and will become part of the nationwide public safety LTE network that will provide broadband data services to all levels of first responders throughout the county.
Lockheed Martin, Mission System and Sensors, Owego, New York, was awarded a $47 million contract to provide autonomous technologies for unmanned aerial systems to maximize performance requirements and capabilities with mature technologies. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
TCOM LP, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $10 million contract modification for hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes five 22M+ aerostat systems, six tether-up spares kits, and two line replaceable units/site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a more than $9 contract modification to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for CH-53E CNS/ATM. The contract provides for 54 RT-1851A(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters and 54 C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets. The contract will also provide for AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the E-6B in the following quantities: 22 C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets; 36 MT-4935/ARC mounting bases; 36 MT-7006/ARC amplifier mounts; 44 AM-7526/ARC high-power amplifiers; and 44 RT-1939(C)/ARC receiver-transmitters. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.