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Multiple Firms to Support Submarine C5ISR

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Amee Bay Limited Liability Corporation, Charleston, South Carolina; Cambridge International Systems Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia; Forward Slope Incorporated, San Diego, California; Grove Resource Solutions Incorporated, Frederick, Maryland; Prism Maritime, Chesapeake, Virginia; and Professional Software Engineering Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price provisions, multiple-award contract potentially valued at $249,590,000 for the procurement of Production, Installation and In-Service Support (PII) services. The services required include support of design, acquisition, production, integration, testing, installation, and configuration management of certified C5ISR capabilities, with a specific focus on submarine and surface new construction, modernization, systems production/integration, installation and life cycle support of systems and subsystems integrated within or in support of the subsurface and surface platforms, both afloat and shore based. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Rhode Island Firm to Support Submarine Electronic Warfare

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation, Middletown, Rhode Island, is being awarded an $11,178,285 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, technical, and logistic support services in support of submarine imaging, electronic warfare, communication, antenna, and special project programs. This contract will provide a bridge to allow for continuation of support to the Undersea Warfare Electromagnetic Department until the follow-on Seaport-e task order is awarded. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Submarine Photonic Masts

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 KEO, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $11,120,335 contract modification for two photonics mast systems for installation on SSN 788 and SSN 789 submarines, spare photonics mast sensor, and associated engineering services. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared, and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., is the contract activity.

Lockheed Provides Submarine Situational Awareness

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $13,124,804 contract modification to exercise an option for the procurement of four low-cost conformal array (LCCA) production units and engineering and technical services. The LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure that is integrated with the acoustic rapid, commercially available off-the-shelf, insertion AN/BQQ-10 system to provide situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high density environments. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC Submarine Detection Contract Modified

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,647,009 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Deep Sea Operations Program to introduce surveillance that operates at extreme ocean depths to detect quiet submarines. The exercising of this 15-month option brings the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $12,199,237. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Purchases Transfer Switches for Ships and Submarines

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Superior Electric, Farmington, Connecticut, is being awarded a $35,801,255 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design and production of automatic bus transfer switches. Automatic bus transfer switches procured under this contract are intended for use on all Navy ship and submarine classes. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Receives $758 Million for Hardware on Submarines

June 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors, Eagan, Minnesota, is being awarded about $758 million for the design, production, installation and support of technical insertion-12 and technical insertion-14 hardware which includes display, workstation, processors and network systems used in mission critical and mission essential host systems currently installed on Navy submarines. The Program Executive Office Submarine Technology Insertion Hardware architecture will provide a modular framework of processors and display computer resources consisting of consoles, card cages, high resolution monitors, large-screen displays, and associated peripherals. The hardware equipment will interface with local area networks and use a combination of commercial and Navy interface standards. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, Washington, is the contracting activity.

Progeny Awarded Submarine Command and Control Contract

May 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $78 million contract to provide engineering services, including research and development, analyzing, design, fabrication and integration of hardware and/or software solutions that collectively provide command and control, communications and intelligence functionality for delivery to Navy submarines. This effort is being awarded under the Small Business Innovative Research Program and is titled Topic No. N96-278, "Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off The Shelf-based systems." The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Photonic Mast Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachussetts, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to exercise cost-type options for the materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The subsystem comprises the sensor group, the mast group, the data transmission group, and the control and display group. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast system will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Procures Towed Arrays from Lockheed Martin

March 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin-MS2, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a nearly $8 million option to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The multi-function towed array is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability, and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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