Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors is being awarded a $117.1 million, cost-plus-award-fee, fixed-fee contract for Aegis combat systems engineering to support the Government of Spain under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services will include the necessary combat systems engineering, computer program development, ship integration and test, logistics technical services and staging support to deliver a variant of the U.S. Navy Aegis Weapon System Cruiser Modernization Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Refresh 2 (CGM CR2) Computer Program and equipment to support the construction of the Spanish F-105 Frigate.
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VT Halter Marine Incorporated has been awarded a $393.7 million, firm-fixed-price, not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded contract for the detail, design and construction of three Fast Missile Crafts for the Egyptian Navy. The mission of the Fast Missile Craft is to conduct independent and joint operations primarily against surface shipping and armed surface adversaries in the littoral by fulfilling the role of coastal patrol, surveillance, interdiction, surface strike and naval battle group support for the Egyptian Navy. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Incorporated is receiving a $28.3 million, firm-fixed-priced contract for the production and delivery of Identification Friend or Foe, common digital transponder hardware and associated platform integration and testing consisting of three RT-1835 AN/APX-117(V) common digital transponders for the Government of Thailand; two cryptographic units for the Government of Japan; and other devices for the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard under the Foreign Military Sales program.
EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated is being awarded a $40.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of 555 JCREW 2.1 radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
BAE Systems has received a $742 million U.S. Army contract to remanufacture more than 300 Bradley vehicles with additional armor to protect soldiers. The award brings the total value of BAE Systems' 2008 Bradley remanufacturing contracts to $1.3 billion for 578 vehicles. Bradley Combat Systems provide survivability, mobility and lethality to U.S. soldiers in close-combat urban situations as well as in open combat.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $120 million contract order for delivery of LITENING Gen 4 targeting and sensor systems and related equipment to support the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and the U.S. Marine Corps. The order was the first Gen 4 award under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the 647th Aeronautical Systems Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Lockheed Martin has received an $8.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce and support low-cost conformal arrays (LCCAs) for use aboard submarines. The LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure and integrated with the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (A-RCI) AN/BQQ-10 sonar system. It provides situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high-density shipping environments.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, High Power Microwave Division, to support high energy research and applications. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a six-year period of performance and a total contract value of $49 million. Under the contract, SAIC will develop state-of-the-art systems and advance scientific knowledge in the area of directed energy technology. SAIC will deliver high power microwave components, including sources, portable prime power, pulsed power conditioning systems, antennas and novel sources of high energy density plasmas in an effort to advance the state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge in directed energy and related technology.
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the Swiss government's F/A-18 Hornet fighter fleet. The five-year contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and has a total potential value of $25.7 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics, information technology and engineering support for global Swiss F/A-18 Hornet operations. Additionally, General Dynamics will provide communications management and training services to support the Swiss F/A-18 Hornet fleet.
ITT Corporation's Night Vision business has received an order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular. This order is valued at $153 million. The AN/PVS-14 allows users to adjust the gain control in varying light conditions in both urban and rural settings. These versatile devices can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera.