Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded an approximate $70 million contract for construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter training facility and training hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The proposed new construction will consist of a new training and simulator facility and a new multi-story hangar facility. The new training and simulator facility will include flight simulator spaces, training classrooms, briefing and debriefing rooms, network equipment rooms, administrative offices, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The new training hangar will include an aircraft maintenance bay, shop, administrative areas, data network areas, briefing and debriefing rooms, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Guam Pacific International LLC, Barrigada, Guam, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification for construction of a combat communications operations facility at Andersen Air Force Base. The work to be performed provides for construction of a reinforced concrete facility that will include a command section, offices, briefing/training rooms, administration area, mechanical and electrical spaces, communications, fire suppression/detection, intrusion detection system, environmental controls, utilities, pavements, parking, associated site improvements, hazardous material abatement, antiterrorism/force protection measures and archeological monitoring and all necessary supporting facilities for a complete and usable facility. Work will be performed in Yigo, Guam, and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $7 million contract for the procurement of 10,500 antenna elements used in the Patriot missile system. The U.S. Army Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
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Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded a potential $31 million contract to provide simulation training technology and logistics support to assist the U.S. Army as it prepares to transition security responsibilities to the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, based in Orlando, Florida, awarded the contract. Within an 18-month period, Fidelity will deliver four simulators: MI-17 flight training device, G-222 flight training device, G-222 basic aviation training device and G-222 fuselage load trainer. The simulators will help train Afghan warfighters in support of the Combined Security Transition Command, a multinational military formation designed to train and develop security forces, including the Afghan National Army Air Corps, headquartered in Kabul.
Covia Labs Incorporated, Mountain View, California, recently announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's Small Business Innovation Research program to research and develop public safety mobile broadband applications for mission critical voice communications. Under the contract, Covia will develop a plan and deliver software technology that leverages long-term evolution (LTE), existing communications systems, and Covia Labs' Connector interoperability platform to address these requirements. In future phases, this software can be used to build a working system that will operate over LTE on selected commercially available off-the-shelf, third-party communications equipment and land mobile radio systems to allow the seamless integration of mobile voice with text, photos, video messaging, Global Positioning System, maps and sensors across a wide range of devices.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded more than $17 million for the integration support of post deployment build-7 software in the United Arab Emirates Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Ground System Engagement Control System. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, was recently awarded an approximate $38 million contract for materials, fabrication, integration, system validation and verification, delivery, government acceptance testing, and contractor logistics support of the Multiple Integrated Laser System instrumentation and exercise control/after action review capability for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.