M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $85 million contract modification for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance initiatives and programs supported by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8 million contract for the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) program, to develop counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. The BLADE program will achieve this objective by developing novel algorithms and techniques that will enable Department of Defense electronic warfare systems to automatically learn to jam new radio frequency threats in the field. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Santa Maria, California, was awarded a $7 million contract for four adaptable multi-based land/ocean stabilized antenna systems to replace aging antenna systems. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a more than $7 million contract to provide a research and development program, which seeks to develop an open architecture for modular open systems architecture common back end for radio frequency that conforms to interface standards. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Integrated Data Services Incorporated, El Segundo, California, was awarded a $10 million contract for the Comprehensive Cost and Requirements System, a financial program management software tool used by U.S. Air Force acquisition and sustainment organizations to accomplish planning and execution of program budgets. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $6 million modification to a delivery order placed against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to exercise an option for engineering, technical and sustaining services in support of Taiwan Air Force E-2C aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
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.