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Astronics to Provide Submarine Radio Equipment

April 2, 2015

Astronics Test Systems Inc., Irvine, California, is being awarded a $36,402,740 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity supply contract for the manufacture, test and delivery of radio frequency distribution and control systems (RFDACS) and system parts, which is a major subsystem within the common submarine radio room installed on board all submarine classes. The RFDACS provides a means of routing signals and information between the various antenna systems and other submarine communication subsystems. Work will be performed in Irvine, California, and is expected to be completed by March 2020. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $949,380 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-15-D-1083).

 

Raytheon Receives Radar Funds

April 2, 2015

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $61,978,016 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5115 to provide multi-year procurement funding for two AN/SPY-1D(V) transmitter group radar system ship sets, select missile fire control system (MFCS) MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract modification provides fiscal 2015 funding to support Aegis Weapon System (AWS) production requirements for DDG 121 and DDG 122. The AN/SPY-1D(V) radar system and the MFCS MK99 are critical components of the AWS. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (80 percent); Sudbury, Massachusetts (15 percent); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2019. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $61,978,016 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

 

Lockheed Martin Awarded $485 Million for Sniper Targeting Pods

March 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $485,000,000 firm fixed price with minimal cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractor will provide multiple Sniper advanced targeting pods including initial spares, 1K forward-looking infrareds, and two-way data links. It also includes other items as specified in the contract. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-D-0001).
 

 

Thales to Provide Unmanned Mine Countermeasures System to France and United Kingdom

March 30, 2015

On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence Equipment and Support organisation, the Organization for Joint Armaments Cooperation (OCCAr) has awarded the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract to Thales, in collaboration with BAE Systems and their partners in France and the United Kingdom. Initiated in 2012 under a cooperation agreement between the two countries, the MMCM program develops a prototype autonomous system for detection and neutralisation of sea mines and underwater improvised explosive devices.

The MMCM contract includes three stages, starting with a first phase for design. The next stages, which are subject to contract options, will manufacture and experiment the future mine countermeasures capabilities of both France (SLAM-F future mine countermeasures system) and the United Kingdom (MHC – Minecountermeasures and Hydrography Capability). The program will deliver an autonomous, remotely operated mine countermeasures solution. Thales will provide systems to both the French Navy and Royal Navy for two years of evaluation testing. Each system will comprise an unmanned surface vehicle equipped with an autonomous navigation system, an obstacle detection and avoidance sonar, a threat identification and neutralisation capability based on remotely operated vehicles, a towed synthetic aperture sonar and autonomous underwater vehicles. 

 

Jordan Procures Sniper Targeting Pods

March 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded an $8,906,093 undefinitized contract action. Contractor will provide the Royal Jordanian Air Force, through a third party transfer, 10 United Kingdom Sniper advanced targeting pods with compact multiband datalink, digital data recorder with associated global scope software and data logger modules. Sniper advanced targeting pod system is integrated with F-16 aircraft to provide electro-optical and infrared imagery. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 27, 2016. This contract involves foreign military sales. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-C-0009).

 

Lockheed Martin to Support Army Corps of Engineers

March 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $35,572,000 order dependent contract with options for information management and information technology services supporting the Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology to include headquarters, divisions, districts, centers and field operating activities. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity (W91WMC-15-D-0001).

 

Textron Supports Shadow in Afghanistan and Iraq

March 30, 2015

Textron Systems, Unmanned Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $51,762,329 modification (P00025) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0001 for performance based logistics and operational support for Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems for the Army and Marine Corps. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $45,404,029 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Oct. 31, 2015. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
 

 

iGov Wins Contract for Marine Corps Secret Network

March 30, 2015

iGov Technologies Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,400,323 firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded NASA contract (NNG07DA27B) for Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) (MCEN-S) Enterprise Service Stacks (ESS). The scope of this effort includes procuring and delivery of a technical solution, (i.e., hardware, software, and infrastructure), support services, user training, and lifecycle sustainment support to replace MCEN SIPR ESS. This task order includes options which, if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this order to $9,341,310.

Work will be performed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, Virginia (44 percent); Camp Pendleton, California (14 percent); Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (7 percent); Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan (7 percent); Enterprise IT Center, Kansas City, Missouri (7 percent); Panzerkaserne-Barracks, Boblingen, Germany (7 percent); Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (7 percent); and Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana (7 percent). Work is expected to be completed on March 31, 2020. Fiscal 2013 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $7,400,323 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This task order was competitively procured through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Contract Holders; with four offers received. Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-15-F-4444).

 

Lockheed Awarded Advanced Display System Task Order

March 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded not-to-exceed $9,078,625 for delivery order 1195 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00104-10-G-A109) for the repair of the AN/UYQ-70 advanced display system and the Navy’s current generation of commercial-off-the-shelf display and processor systems for tactical and command, control, communication, computer intelligence applications for target acquisition and tracking, weapons control, theater air defense, anti-submarine warfare, battle group communication, and airborne surveillance and control. Work will be performed at Virginia Beach, Virginia (10 percent), and various Lockheed Martin repair units located throughout the U.S. (90 percent), and work is expected to be completed by April 2016. Fiscal 2015 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $4,448,526 will be obligated at the time of award and these funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for the non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to this solicitation in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-10-G-A-109).

 

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