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U.S. Navy Modifies Anti-Submarine Warfare Contract

March 27, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $17,179,793 modification to previously awarded contract for the procurement of a one year option for fiscal 2013 AN/SQQ-89 anti-submarine warfare engineering services. This includes development and fielding of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 advanced capability builds 11 and 13 systems hosted on technical insertion 12 hardware. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Develop Anti-Submarine Surveillance Technology

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Science Applications International Corp., Arlington Va., is being awarded a $9,468,199 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Research P-8 Life Extension

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $128,393,761 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for engineering labor to perform extended lifetime fatigue testing, teardown, and post-teardown analysis of the P-8A airframe under the P-8A System Development and Demonstration Program. The engineering tasks and analyses are necessary to authorize P-8A operations for up to 150 percent of the specified service life of the airframe, dependent upon the results of the extended lifetime testing. Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation, Navy contract funds in the amount of $128,393,761 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River Md., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards Anti-Submarine Surveillance Contract

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a potential $21,213,511 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Anti-Submarine Unmanned Vessel Contract

August 17, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $58,485,318 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to perform Phases 2 through 4 of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Program. The contractor will design, construct, and demonstrate a prototype ACTUV vessel. The contractor proposed a trimaran platform: key features and innovations for the vessel, sensors, autonomy and software. This design reflects the results of extensive trade studies conducted by Science Applications International in Phase 1, which validated the suitability of a trimaran platform. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Bowhead to Supply P-3 Anti-Submarine C4

June 22, 2012
By George Seffers

Bowhead Innovative Products and Solutions, King George, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,521,315 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum quantity of 59 production kits in support of the P-3 Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program communication, command, computer and control for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mission Systems Avionics Programs. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded Risk Reduction Funds for Poseidon Aircraft

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $13,174,063 modification to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for risk reduction activities associated with the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Increment II. This effort includes acoustic processor technology refresh work, multi-static active coherent Phase I capability, Automatic Identification System prototype development and high-altitude, anti-submarine warfare sensor capability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Applied Physical Sciences to Develop Submarine Detection Technology

November 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $13,523,207 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development of an anti-submarine warfare surveillance capability that operates at extreme ocean depths to detect submarines. The exercising of this 13-month option brings the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $16,368,270. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

RDA Develops Anti-Submarine Warfare Technologies

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

RDA Incorporated, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for continued development of advanced technology products in the field of undersea warfare research and development, and to transition this technology to the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fleet. Applications to be further developed include acoustic and non-acoustic ASW systems, telemetry and recording systems, signal and data processing, algorithm development, mathematical modeling, prototyping, and analysis to predict the performance of the associated ASW systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 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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