Stanley Incorporated has been awarded nine task orders by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center (USASIC) totaling $8 million over the next five years. Stanley will assist the USAIC's Battle Command Battle Lab by providing subject matter expertise and program managers to manage the development of new ground sensor systems and prototypes. Stanley also will provide combat-proven all-source intelligence subject matter experts to conduct a comprehensive warfighter information capabilities assessment for the USAIC Requirements Directorate, developing and assessing the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination process for all intelligence disciplines. Stanley also will work with USAIC's Doctrine Directorate to develop and publish focused doctrine products that support the current global war on terrorism and future military operations.
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Alion Science and Technology has received a U.S. Air Force contract worth a total ceiling value of $8.6 million to assess shortfalls in future weapons systems and to plan, develop and analyze Air Force electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. Alion will provide the Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force EW Life Cycle Management Group with EW research and associated technical analysis to enable capability planning, development analysis and sustainment.
Harris Corporation has received a series of new orders totaling $6 million from the U.S. Defense Department for its RF-7800W high-capacity line-of-sight radio. Harris will deliver RF-7800W radios to the U.S. Army for use in a range of missions, including in support of the Multinational Division North Iraq. Separately, the U.S. Marine Corps is buying an additional quantity of RF-7800W radios as part of the wireless point-to-point system.
DRS Technologies Receives $33 Million Order for Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System Subassemblies
DRS Technologies Incorporated has received a follow-on order of $32.7 million for electro-optical subassemblies for the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) program. The Raytheon Company is the prime contractor. LRAS3 is a multi-sensor infrared system for Stryker, HMMWV and MRAP vehicle platforms. It enables real-time detection, recognition, identification and geo-location of distant targets 24 hours a day.
BearingPoint Incorporated has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for an identity and access management (IAM) solution. The contract is worth up to $15.6 million if all options are exercised. The IAM project is part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services program of record. The IAM solution will serve as the single IAM system for all Marine Corps systems and users.
Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Develop New Laser Technology for High-Efficiency Fiber Amplifiers
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to develop single-frequency fiber amplifiers for the new Revolution in Fiber Lasers program by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Northrop Grumman will design the building blocks needed to combine laser beams that can be scaled to a weapons-class power level while maintaining good beam quality. Northrop Grumman received a $4.5 million, 15-month contract for Phase I, with an option for a $4.6 million, 18-month Phase II contract.
ITT Corporation has received a $25.9 million firm-fixed-price contract. This requirement is necessary to expand the command and control capability for Iraqi signal platoons and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance battalions. Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity.
U.S. Army soldiers soon will be equipped with an enhanced night vision system that will increase their situational awareness in combat. Developed by BAE Systems through the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier Enhanced Night Vision Goggle advanced technology development program, the digitally fused enhanced night vision goggle, ENVG (D), allows soldiers to view imagery that exploits features from visible, low-light and infrared sensors. The prototype system features a monocular eyepiece that provides several modes of fusion for varied mission needs, such as visible-only imagery, infrared-only images, monochrome fusion or colorized fusion with a user-selectable color palette.
CSC has been awarded a task order to provide engineering, architecture, integration and readiness support services. The contract was awarded the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications Tactical and is worth an estimated total value of $88 million. CSC will provide a comprehensive and diverse range of support for the Army's Future Battle Command program. Services include systems engineering and integration, network engineering, architecture development, information assurance, technology upgrade and integration, prototyping, testing, fielding and training.
The Raytheon Company has received a $165 million U.S. Navy contract to provide MK54 lightweight and MK48 heavyweight torpedo hardware, engineering and support services. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will produce and deliver 228 MK48 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) torpedo guidance and control upgrade kits and 192 MK54 lightweight torpedo kits. Nineteen MK48 CBASS upgrade kits are to be produced for the Royal Australian Navy, and 100 MK54 torpedo kits will be delivered to the Turkish Navy via a foreign military sales agreement. In addition, Raytheon IDS will provide associated services to support the U.S. Navy's operational requirements for torpedo programs.