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University Multispectral Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a potential $39 million contract modification to provide support services, which include identification, analysis, selection, testing and evaluation of solutions to warfighter requirements for command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive sensors and sensor-related technology. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $8 million contract for lightweight wide-aperture array inboard equipment and associated engineering and technical support for two Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $52 million contract modification for the procurement of 19 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft Lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at nearly $36 million to provide engineering services supporting the effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation and EM spectrum. Support will provide actual site surveys at physical locations as well as modeling and simulation of sites and equipment sets. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Booze Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a more than $9 million contract for proactive radar electronic protection techniques using multi input multi output and waveform diversity. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Rodale Electronics Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a maximum $13 million contract to provide antennas to the U.S. Army. The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $9 million contract modification for land mobile radio systems and equipment for the "Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture Wireless Interior Communications Program". The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is more than $48 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.