Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Arizona, has been awarded an $8 million contract for the initial integration of the Type-II Interim Encryption System (TIES) and 37 sets of the Hunter unique TIES hardware to be installed at various locations. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12 million contract for the procurement of 43 launchers for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, was awarded a $23 million task order under the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) defeat technology contract for phase three of the Integrated WMD Toolset (IWMDT). The contractor will provide the development and integration architecture framework to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency technology transfer, gateway and portal use. In addition, the contractor will support the development, maintenance, and update responsibilities as needed for common software and support documentation to efficiently facilitate tool developer participation and integration into the IWMDT. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a more than $18 million contract modification for non-recurring labor, materials and 233 kits to update the configuration of the electronics warfare power supply on the F-22 fleet. U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Hydroid Incorporated, Pocasset, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $17 million contract modification to provide service for the currently fielded legacy Small Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SUUV) systems and to provide continued depot level and engineering support for the SUUV program. The SUUV program provides explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces with a very shallow water mine countermeasures and underwater object location system. Hydroid will provide expert technical and engineering support services to maintain the full functionality of fielded systems as well as provide additional systems that may be required by the EOD community to meet mission requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Argon ST, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $45 million contract for the procurement, testing, delivery, training, and logistical support of the Joint Precision Air Drop System Ultra Light Weight (JPADS-ULW). The procurement is for the acquisition of a JPADS-ULW, an aircraft deployed, steerable canopy system that is capable of delivering cargo loads of 250 pounds to 699 pounds rigged weight, safely and effectively from 24,500 feet mean sea level through hardware, software altitude control, glide management of system descent and landing. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
In an era of social media and WikiLeaks, information assurance is critical to the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. And Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, USMC, chief information technology officer, has his hands full ensuring that information flows smoothly and securely throughout the service.
Those still participating actively in TRICARE will be able to access new benefits soon. Beginning this spring, qualified, unmarried military dependents up to the age of 26 can purchase TRICARE coverage on a month-to-month basis as long as they are ineligible for their own employer-sponsored health coverage.
Harris Corporation has received a $6 million order to supply Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). The Harris AN/VRC-103 includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio. Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment. The radio features voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $40 million task order under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract to support the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). General Dynamics will provide 24-hour supervision for the Directorate for Information Management's enterprise service desk, which includes a customer call center and managing mission essential services. The company will be responsible for ensuring unresolved service desk requests are routed to the appropriate support organizations, as well as ensuring that all incidents are promptly and accurately documented in the incident tracking system. General Dynamics will consolidate seven regional service/help desks to two enterprise service desks in the Washington, D.C. area and Colorado Springs, Colorado.