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.
BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a $14 million contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The system provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device-compatible defensive weapon system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Raydon Corporation, Daytona Beach, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $15 million contract to provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
NIITEK Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, recently received a $38 million contract to provide 64 Husky mounted detection systems to be deployed to Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.