The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for Phase 1 of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) program. IBCS will provide air and missile defense warfighters the advantage of full situational understanding and the tools needed to effectively carry out their mission. The 11-month contract is valued at $15 million. IBCS will establish a network-centric system-of-systems solution for integrating sensors, shooters and battle management, command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Army air and missile defense.
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Alion Wins $38 Million Contract to Provide Anti-submarine Warfare Training Systems for Naval Air Warfare Center
Alion Science and Technology has won a $38 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide personal computer-based, integrated anti-submarine warfare training systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida. Alion will support the continued development of Mission Rehearsal Tactical Team Trainer technologies for the SH-60B and SH-60F Navy helicopters.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded two task orders by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide modeling and simulation support to the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center - Systems Simulation and Development Directorate (SSDD). Their combined ceiling value is $160 million if all options are exercised. SSDD evaluates and analyzes performance of new and modified weapon systems and provides technical simulation support for Army program managers and other government agencies. SSDD also conducts weapon systems research, exploratory and advanced development and provides engineering and scientific expertise for the Army.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to provide technical support for the operational Defense Support Program spacecraft, primary infrared sensor and mission analysis. The cost-plus-award-fee contract is valued at $206 million if all options are exercised.
BBN Technologies has awarded subcontract awards totaling $12 million for 29 academic/industrial research teams to build, integrate and begin to operate the first prototypes of the GENI suite of network research infrastructure. GENI prototyping is sponsored by the National Science Foundation to support experimental research in network science and engineering.
DynCorp International LLC is being awarded a $44.3 million contract to provide support services for Philippines operations support in the Republic of the Philippines for the Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.
Namtek Corporation, a small business, is being awarded a $9 million contract to provide installation of protected distribution systems; Secret Internet Protocol Routed Network/Non-secure Internet Protocol Routed Network support services; annual training and certification of personnel; annual certification and accreditation of classified enclaves; local area network security camera support; and local area network nuclear, biological and chemical sensor connectivity support. The Marine Corps Installation East Contracting Office, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.
The October issue of SIGNAL magazine is now available. You can read available web articles by visiting SIGNAL Online's Table of Contents
Direct Hit Quotes for October:
"What we don't want to do is give commanders history lessons."-Col. Chuck Mehle II, USA, commander, Joint Transformation Command for Intelligence, JFCOM, in "Laboratory Integrates Intelligence."
"It's not blind jamming. We call it smart or responsive jamming. It's responsive because we know the threat, and we respond to this specific threat."-Valery Rousset, director, Thales C4ISR marketing and capability development, command and intelligence unit, in "Jammers Transmit Battlefield Flexibility."
Petty Officer 3rd Class Georganna Bowden, assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, gives the signal for a clear deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during an ammunition onload with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard. The George Washington is training with Carrier Air-Wing 5 during a transit to Japan where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier.
Alenia North America Incorporated is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract not to exceed $287 million. This requirement is for the acquisition of 18 refurbished G222 aircraft to support the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The procurement also includes an initial inlay of spare parts and ground support equipment to support the fleet; technical manuals in English and Dari; two Very Important People modules; technical publications support; engineering studies; mission support kits; and contractor logistics support services. This effort supports foreign military sales to Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Places $152 Million Order for 12 Additional Lockheed Martin EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radars
The U.S. Army has exercised $152 million in contract options for 12 additional systems from Lockheed Martin in order to accelerate the fielding of the new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition radar. The EQ-36 radars will detect, classify, track and determine the location of enemy indirect fire such as mortars, artillery and rockets in either 90-degree or 360-degree modes.