Which came first-the virtual scenario or the reality? Amazing U.S. Army-funded simulation technologies are blurring that line while at the same time clarifying mission goals and accomplishments.
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, is being awarded nearly $538 million for the Airborne Sensors Program. Under this contract, L-3 Communications will provide mission support and operations and sustainment for the High Altitude Observatory I, II and III and the Wide-body Airborne Sensor Platform. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded nearly $40 million for the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System program, a 150-kilowatt laser designed for flight traceable performance, ready to integrate into a field test system for ground demonstration. The system will include battery and thermal management systems to support representative airborne, seaborne, and ground-based scenarios, which present multiple target prosecutions in sequence. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $12 million contract modification to procure spares and consumables to support fielded Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) dismounted systems. Dismounted Joint CREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIED. This contract is for the procurement of spares and consumables to support fielded CREW 3.1 systems, to be used by forces in each of the military services of the Central Command area of responsibility. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded about $10 million for the procurement of repairs and refurbishments, and logistics support for sensor components of the Legacy Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) and RAID Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined, Cerberus, and Cerberus Lite systems that are fielded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Blue Tech Incorporated, San Diego, California; CDW Government LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia; Mercom Incorporated, Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; and Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, are each being awarded a $100 million supply contract for the procurement of commercial-off-the-shelf, command and control equipment and related incidental support services. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the individual contracts to an estimated $500 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Technical Services Company, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $74 million for support of the Navy Forces Surveillance Support Center Relocatable Over the Horizon Radar (ROTHR) System. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded an approximate $13 million contract modification for software development activity including system engineering, software, hardware deployment and support, and management efforts required to field the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of the United Kingdom under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Torch Technologies, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded more than $48 million to investigate, design, develop, and evaluate a scalable simulation enterprise for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command Research, Development, and Engineering Center. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.