AT&T Corporation, Oakton, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $218 million contract for Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Video Services-Global (DVS-G) which provides video service and video teleconference services. This contract will provide interoperable global unclassified and classified video services and a full-service video teleconferencing utility for all DISN users. The video teleconferencing service is a real-time, near-full motion video service that allows simultaneous video and audio communications between two or more dedicated or dial-up sites worldwide. DVS-G provides critical support to a variety of overseas contingency operations missions. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $7 million contract to provide management, supervision, manpower, equipment and supplies necessary to provide satellite-based wireless service for morale, welfare, and recreation purposes to three locations within the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The locations are Camp Leatherneck, Camp Delaram and Camp Dwyer. Leatherneck Regional Contracting Center, Helmand province, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Red Bank, New Jersey, was recently awarded a $31 million contract for 350 Wolfhound systems, as well as managing, producing, testing, validating, delivery, and supporting the services and products associated with the Wolfhound systems. The U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Misssouri, was recently awarded a nearly $37 million contract for the test support and training, software, and fielding efforts for Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team low rate initial production Set 1. U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded an $88 million contract for Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System aircraft, which encompasses a 24-month engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) base effort for four units with an option for an additional two EMD units and more options for a total of six low rate initial production units and interim contractor logistics support. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totaling $38 million to provide thermal imagers for the U.S. Army's Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II and Stryker programs. The TIM1500 thermal imagers used on remote weapon stations allow soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while remaining protected inside their vehicles through remotely controlled, vehicle-mounted platforms for light- and medium-caliber weapons. The TIM1500 provides extended viewing range capability to detect vehicle targets at a significant range for target acquisition, long-rang surveillance and situational awareness. BAE Systems will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS. The company recently shipped its 10,000th TIM1500 imager, and increased its production rate in support of Army requirements, including deployment of the units on mine-resistant, ambush protected combat vehicles.
The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet ultimately is facing relegation to the cyberspace garage, with the sea services revving up their new NGEN for launch in 43 months. By going the multivendor route, rather than using a single vendor, NMCI/NGEN architects must adjust to multiple changes and procedures. They see no risks, but the current vendor does. Will the NGEN changeover be smooth, or is the road ahead a rocky one? Share your views.
EDO Western Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a more than $10 million contract for the manufacture of TR-302 transducers for Navy submarines. Efforts will include manufacture, test, inspection, packaging, and delivery of TR-302 first article transducers, drawings, technical repair standards and up to a maximum of 50 production transducers per year for five years. An additional line item for engineering services is included in the award to perform design and trade-off studies, engineering change development, reliability studies, repair and refurbishment studies, failure analysis studies and logistic analyses. The government will request and award specific studies through individual task orders. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.
SeeByte Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland, is being awarded a nearly $9 million contract modification to exercise option two for Common Operator Interface command and control software for Navy explosive ordnance disposal teams. The software application is used for mission planning, equipment data transfer, mission execution tracking, post mission analysis, and data reporting by Navy explosive ordnance disposal mobile units, mobile diving and salvage units, and research and development activities. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.