General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a more than $7 million contract to provide a research and development program, which seeks to develop an open architecture for modular open systems architecture common back end for radio frequency that conforms to interface standards. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Integrated Data Services Incorporated, El Segundo, California, was awarded a $10 million contract for the Comprehensive Cost and Requirements System, a financial program management software tool used by U.S. Air Force acquisition and sustainment organizations to accomplish planning and execution of program budgets. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $6 million modification to a delivery order placed against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to exercise an option for engineering, technical and sustaining services in support of Taiwan Air Force E-2C aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Mikel Incorporated, Fall River, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9 million contract to provide engineering services to Team Submarine and the PMS 425 program offices. These services will be rendered as needed to provide for research and combat system development and processing in the areas of automation and data fusion, target motion analysis, weapon employment and tactical decision aids that extend and apply previous efforts that focus on improved automation, reduced manning requirements and improved human system integration over current combat systems applicable to Navy submarines. In addition, these services will include development of tactical combat and surveillance system algorithms and software to include sonar, combat control, weapons, command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and navigation functionality, as well as non-tactical software for undersea fixed and portable tracking ranges. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $14 million contract modification for additional persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle services in support of U.S. Marine Corps combat missions. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $69 million delivery order for the procurement of integrated logistics support, for the F/A-18 Integrated Readiness Support Team Program (FIRST). The tasks include in-service engineering, information systems, technical data, support equipment engineering, automated maintenance environment, training/software integration support, provisioning, and A-D sustaining engineering service for continued support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G fleet. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
From Aerostats to chat rooms, the demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in Afghanistan is at an all-time high. As coordinators work to allocate and organize the largest number of capabilities ever deployed, the challenge remains to maximize the potential of what already exists.
Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.
AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced that it received an order valued at about $46 million under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises 123 new digital Raven small, unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages as well as 186 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order also includes 339 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Army. The Raven system and retrofit order represents the remainder of the funds appropriated for RQ-11B Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009.