Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for engineering services in support of transducer and hydrophone programs. Efforts will include research and development in technology areas important to the development of autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) capability; providing engineering expertise to program sponsors in the acquisition process; and, developing and maintaining the Naval Undersea Warfare Center's fleet of AUV testbed vehicles, facilities and related equipment. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a potential $41 million contract for four high-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 systems and associated engineering services and support that will detect and classify bottom and moored sea mines. The AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will be deployed from carriers for self-protection. High-frequency wideband AN/SQQ-32(v)4 will replace the in-service AN/SQQ-32(v)3 detection sonar and will improve detection performance and target resolution in high clutter environments including littoral zones and confined straits. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $24 million for seven airborne mine neutralization low-rate initial production systems and associated engineering services. The airborne mine neutralization system will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralization device. The system will be deployed from the MH-60 helicopter as part of the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission module. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $48 million contract for logistics support, configuration management, training, documentation, spares, and field support associated with the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Phase II for the U.S. Army. In addition, the contract provides for delivery of SkyKites and SkyKite-like aerostat systems and platforms and gondolas capable of functioning in high-density altitude environments with multiple sensors. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins, Satellite Communication, Duluth, Georgia, was recently awarded a contract modification valued at more than $5 million for 43 Swe-Dish CCT-120 satellite terminals. U.S. Air Force 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12 million contract modification to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Army experiments at Fort Benning, Georgia, and will add the software radio waveform to the Wireless Network after Next radio. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the Advanced Airlift Tactics and Training Center sensor/countermeasures engineering and training. The U.S. Air Force 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently awarded a $248 million sole-source contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado. Ball will design, build and test the spacecraft; integrate government-furnished instruments; integrate the satellite with the launch vehicle; and support launch operations and on-orbit checkout. The spacecraft is a clone of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Preparatory Project. JPSS-1 is expected to be ready for launch in 2014. The system includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.