MBDA has been awarded a £165 million ($268 million) contract to support the Sea Viper area air defence missile system. MBDA will ensure the availability of the complete Sea Viper system for the Type 45 destroyer class for a period of six years. The Project Availability Support Service - Sea Viper (PASS-SV) contract is the first support contract let under the Through Life Enabling Contract signed in April 2010 between the Ministry of Defence and MBDA that established a new partnering approach on complex weapons between both parties.
Chesapeake Technology International, California, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $7 million contract modification to provide additional funding for system engineering services for test support, in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout, and data requirements in support of the Improved Capability III EA-6B flight simulator and USQ-113 communication jamming and receiver simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.
Ausgar Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, California, was recently awarded more than $10 million to provide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) information operations and information technology system research. This contract will support the efforts of the Command and Control Technology and Experimentation Division of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), San Diego, California. SSC Pacific is the contracting activity.
TCOM Limited Partnership, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the procurement of hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes 22M+ aerostat systems, tether-up spares kits, and line replaceable units/site spares. Quantity is for a total of five aerostat systems; five tether-up kits; and various spares, including five tether up spares. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.
Three companies--KNWEBS Incorporated, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Array Information Technology Incorporated, Greenbelt, Maryland; and Solutions Through Innovative Technologies Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma-are being awarded more than $43 million each for all personnel, supervision, and services necessary for information technology functions considered to be outside the definition of routine help desk support for Aeronautical Systems Center directorates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, was recently awarded more than $6 million to provide for the execution of a long-term research effort in pulsed power, electrodynamics and hypervelocity physics to overcome technical barriers, and exploit technical breakthroughs. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi Contracting Division, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Three U.S. Army units are preparing to go to war with robots armed, for now, with nonlethal weapons.
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