QinetiQ North America Operations, Limited Liability Company, is being awarded a more than $31 million contract for the Tactical Relay Information Network program to provide a submarine laser communication system that operates in the blue spectrum for evaluation during a naval exercise in fiscal 2012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Oklahoma State University, University Multispectral Laboratories, Ponca City, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $44 million contract for research and development of electro-optical, radio frequency, and acoustic sensors, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles technologies. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems National Security Solutions, BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies, Burlington, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $21 million contract to design a new computer system that is highly resistant to cyber attack, is resilient in that it continues to render useful services in the face of attacks and faults, and can repair itself. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archbald, Pennsylvania, and Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, were awarded separate contracts-$34 million for Lockheed, $23 Million Raytheon-to provide Paveway II laser guided bomb computer control groups (seekers) and GBU-12 air foil groups (tail kits). Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, was awarded a $42 million contract to provide 65 AN/AAQ 29A forward looking infrared production kits and 15 initial spares in support of the HH-60G helicopter. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
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.