Arete Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $26 million contract for the engineering, manufacturing, production and delivery of three Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) AN/DVS-1 low rate initial production Block 1 systems as part of the Mine Warfare Mission Package onboard the littoral combat ship. As a result of this Small Business Innovative Research Phase III award, the COBRA system will have the software that satisfies the performance requirements, the mine counter measure, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, and tactical littoral sensor modes installed. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Sippican Incorporated, Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $235 million contract for the production of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits, engineering services hours, hardware repair support, test equipment, additional spares and production support material. The MK48 Mod 7 kit production program will supply the U.S. Navy with FIR upgrade kits consisting of a guidance and control box, broadband analog sonar receiver, preamplifier, cable assemblies, and guidance and control materials. The CBASS program will provide the MK48 ADCAP Mod 6 torpedo with a wide band sonar system, and the advanced broadband signal processing algorithms, which will allow for enhanced detection and prosecution of shallow water threat targets employing advanced countermeasures. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
The following companies are being awarded contracts potentially valued at $183 million each for Integrated Security Systems Sustainment support services: Lockheed Martin Corporation; Chenega Technical Services Corporation; Dataline; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services; M.C. Dean; DRS Technical Services; L-3 Services; and Systems Applications and Solutions. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded an $8 million contract for material and equipment, including training center and mobile ground station, to continue operations of the Desert Owl-1 advanced airborne penetrating radar system. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity.
Frontier Systems, Irvine, California, has been awarded a nearly $14 million contract for the upgrade of two YMQ-18A unmanned helicopters to modified Block II configuration. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Akron, Ohio, was recently awarded an $85 million contract for the procurement of 42 MX-20 lite sensor B-kits; 21 MX-20 lite installation A-kits; five upgraded ground control stations and associated gondolas, to include required software upgrades; and 10 STARLite installation A-kits in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was recently awarded a more than $335 million contract for the purchase of system hardware applicable to the Extended Range Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
ITT Corporation, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million basic ordering agreement for engineering service support for Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) Vehicle Receiver Jammer (CVRJ) systems, fielded in theater. The CREW CVRJ systems are electronic jammers that are mounted in vehicles and at fixed-site compounds that prevent the detonation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane Indiana, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification for integrated logistics support; in-service engineering; information systems; technical data; support equipment engineering; automated maintenance environment; training/software integration support; provisioning; and A-D sustaining engineering services in support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.