The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification of more than $189 million to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. Under this modification, Raytheon will fabricate AN/TPY-2 radar #8.
NASA has awarded two sole-source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) that will make afternoon observations as it orbits Earth. The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument contract is valued at approximately $314 million with a period of performance through September 2018. Under this contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will design, manufacture, test and deliver two VIIRS instruments. VIIRS will gather data on a wide range of Earth's properties, including the atmosphere, clouds, radiation budget, clear-air land and water surfaces, and sea surface temperature. Under the Common Ground System contract, valued at $1.4 billion, Raytheon will design, manufacture, test and deliver hardware, software, and related services for the mission operations of the JPSS ground system.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, California, was awarded a $20 million contract modification to provide replenishment spares relative to the Global Hawk Block 20 battlefield airborne communications node joint urgent operational need effort. Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
DRS ICAS Limited Liability Company, Buffalo, New York, is being awarded a potential $20 million contract for production of AN/USQ-81(V) gigabit ethernet multiplex system (GEDMS) shipsets for new construction and in-service Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers, an Australian land based test site, associated installation and checkout repairs, and related GEDMS hardware for Wasp (LHD 1) class and Whidbey Island (LSD 41) class ships and the AN/SPA-25 radar program. GEDMS is a mission critical ship-wide data transfer network that is a key enabler for the DDG modernization program. The network transfers inputs/outputs for the machinery control system, damage control system, steering control system, AEGIS Combat System, navigation displays, and interior communication alarms and indications. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 10 ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for the government of Poland. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
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.