This initiative launched by the U.S. Defense Department has several purposes to recognize the varied sacrifices and triumphs of the Vietnam War.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California is being awarded a $460 million contract modification to the engineering, manufacturing, and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The modification revises the ground development and delivery strategy and ultimately implements a more flexible ground infrastructure. It also delivers block 10 of ground systems capability and is built upon a smart architecture that allows the four different mission areas to be segregated to achieve future sustainment efficiencies and enable independent evolution of capability. The block 10 delivery provides an interface for other users as a critical step in ensuring that the SBIRS data is available to a large community of users for both real-time activities as well off-line analysis. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $247 million contract to provide logistics support activities required to support Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fielded systems and subsystems used in peacetime operations, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments, and support segments. The contractor shall provide materials and support services to include planning, operations support and maintenance in support of Global Hawk fielded systems used in peacetime continental United States and overseas deployments. The contracting activity is Warner Robins-Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
Kaman Precision Products of Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a nearly $20 million contract modification, which will provide the Air Force with an additional quantity of 6,000 of the Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) to meet munitions requirements. The JPF is a state of the art fuze used with precision weapons systems such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition, and equipped with variable delay capabilities that may be programmed manually or from the cockpit through its in-flight reprogrammability feature. The contracting activity is Air Armaments Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was recently awarded a more than $96 million contract for the operation and maintenance of communication facilities, systems and equipment in Southwest and Central Asia and Africa. Work will be performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $76 million contract for the procurement of the phased array tracking radar intercept on-target engineering services. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a nearly $26 million contract for the technical and consumable material support, as well as planning, management, technical and logistical support to all test, failure analysis, quality reliability assessment and maintenance of the Certified Round Data Management System and maintenance support activities conducted at the Missile Maintenance Facility. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.