TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated, Annapolis, Maryland, was recently awarded a contract for Military Sealift Command's next generation wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service. The contract has a $315 million ceiling price and will replace the command's current Afloat Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Transport commercial satellite communications infrastructure. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
Cubic Applications Incorporated (CAI) has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value close to $35 million to provide simulation and network services to support battle simulations and battle command systems for the Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) located at Grafenwöhr, Germany, and five other European sites. The JMSC is an element of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), the training command of U.S. Army Europe. The JMTC is the largest training command outside the continental United States. JMTC range and maneuver complexes, simulation centers, classrooms and facilities provide realistic and relevant training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO, and allied units and leaders.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $14 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring efforts in support of airborne mine countermeasures testing and systems development. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Computer Science Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a task order valued at more than $9 million under a previously awarded contract for technical support to the operating forces, a key element of the Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, support for fielded tactical command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for Marine Corps operating forces. Technical support under this effort includes on-site/on-call support at the Operating Forces Tactical Systems Support Center, on-site technical representation at specified Marine Corps Command organizations worldwide, exercise support based upon the operational schedule of the supported units, and support of contingency operations (e.g., hazardous duty, combat operations, peace-keeping) on a discrete basis. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
The Systems Group, LLC, Bonaire, Georgia, was awarded a nearly $8 million contract to provide technical support services to the U.S. Air Force in support of its role to assist the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with programmatic, technical and financial planning for AWACS and other aircraft platforms; command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, and training. Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
DARPA's dynamic spectrum access radio technology is but one solution in the overall quest to increase electromagnetic spectrum efficiency-but it's considered state of the art. The DSA can be likened to a traffic cop in that it directs the flow of spectrum traffic based on usage and volume. Cooperative efforts among international entities in the military, public and private sectors is integral to making this technology a continued success. Read the complete article and share your views on the DSA's impact and further potential.