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TCOM to Provide Aerostat Systems

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,354,993 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Navy. Hardware to be provided includes three 28M+ aerostat systems and three site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

TCOM Awarded Persistent Surveillance Contract

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $38,614,787 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 15 TCOM 22M+ aerostats, tether-up spares, line replaceable units, component kits, and field service representative services in support of Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems being fielded by the Army. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Columbia, Maryland; and Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed in September 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

TCOM Tagged for Persistent Ground Surveillance Hardware

July 8, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM LP, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $10 million contract modification for hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes five 22M+ aerostat systems, six tether-up spares kits, and two line replaceable units/site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Modifies Deployed Aerostat Support Contract

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded about $10 million for the procurement of repairs and refurbishments, and logistics support for sensor components of the Legacy Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) and RAID Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems-Combined, Cerberus, and Cerberus Lite systems that are fielded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

TCOM Limited Awarded Aerostat Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM Limited Partnership, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the procurement of hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes 22M+ aerostat systems, tether-up spares kits, and line replaceable units/site spares. Quantity is for a total of five aerostat systems; five tether-up kits; and various spares, including five tether up spares. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Nearly $60 Million Aerostat Contract

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a nearly $60 million contract for the support and sustainment, in all aspects, for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Legacy and Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting Acquisition Management Office, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Logos to Support Surveillance and Threat Detection Projects

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $10 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III small business innovation research project that supports Topic SB072-019 "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques" and Topic SB072-017 "False Alarm Mitigation." This order provides services in support of: wide area persistent surveillance aerostat payloads and ground stations, integration and maintenance in-theater; integration onto persistent ground surveillance systems platforms; lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance; and the Army global civil military emergency preparedness and persistent threat detection system. The work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia; Afghanistan; and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in January 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Syntonics Awarded Aerostat Antenna Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.

Neany Supports Persistent Ground Surveillance System Under $48 Million Award

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $48 million contract for logistics support, configuration management, training, documentation, spares, and field support associated with the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Phase II for the U.S. Army. In addition, the contract provides for delivery of SkyKites and SkyKite-like aerostat systems and platforms and gondolas capable of functioning in high-density altitude environments with multiple sensors. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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