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General Dynamics Awarded $363 Million Air Traffic Control Contract

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently received a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to deliver radios that allow air traffic control personnel to communicate with commercial and military aircraft throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). The 10-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $363 million if all options are exercised. The contract is part of the FAA's Next Generation Air-Ground Communications (NEXCOM) Segment 2 program which includes replacing outmoded air traffic control (ATC) air-to-ground radios with radios using the latest in communications technology. The software-defined CM300/350 VHF and UHF air traffic control radios will provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities along with improved ground-to-air communications performance.

U.S. Air Force Awards $6.9 Billion to Multiple Firms

April 18, 2012
By George Seffers

Ace Technology Partners LLC, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Blue Tech Incorporated, San Diego, California; FedStore Corporation, Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics IT, Needham, Massachusetts; Global Technology Resources, Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia; M2 Technology Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas; and Red River Computer Company, Claremont, New Hampshire, are being awarded a $6.9 billion firm fixed price, multiple award, indefinite delivery, and indefinite quantity contract for the purchase of netcentric products for Air Force customers. This contract vehicle will provide for commercially available off-the-shelf products to support the Internet Protocol Network and will include the following categories of netcentric products and associated support worldwide: (1) networking equipment, (2) servers and storage, (3) peripherals, (4) multimedia, (5) software (not included on other enterprise licenses), and (6) identity management/biometric hardware and associated software. This contract supports the Global Information Grid architecture, Defense Information Infrastructure, Air Force, and Defense Communications Systems info-structure for computer networks and telecommunications network mission areas. Electronic Systems Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Additional Funds for Ship Monitoring System

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,775,647 contract modification for the procurement of the Multipurpose Processor and Total Ship Monitoring System spares under the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off the Shelf Insertion (ARCI) program requirements for fiscal 2012. The multipurpose processor is used within the ARCI program to improve submarine acoustic processing capability on Seawolf and Virginia class submarines. ARCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Promotes Casey, Poitras

April 4, 2012
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics, Falls Church, Virginia, has named John P. Casey executive vice president of its Marine Systems group, and Kevin J. Poitras president of Electric Boat.

General Dynamics to Support Signal Brigade in Middle East

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $12,212,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the support services to the 160th Signal Brigade and their subordinate commands with the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Provide Wide Area Network Services

March 14, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics, C4 Systems Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded an $82,935,215 cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide for the multi-level security information systems wide area network services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Two Companies to Support C4I Efforts

February 15, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $39,879,448 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract, and Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,989,671 contract to provide technology insertion, software and systems engineering, modeling and simulation, testing, and integrated logistics in support of communications, information technology, and other command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) efforts. Both awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes two, one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $68,088,406. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is the contracting activity.

Five Firms to Research and Develop ISR Technologies

February 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $89,447,206 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide research, development, test, and evaluation of emerging surveillance technologies, sensors and systems with potential for applicability in the areas of air, ground, and shipboard intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and information operations systems. Stanley Associates Incorporated, Fairfax, Virgina, is being awarded a a potential $77,775,689. General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, could receive as much as $76,559,590. Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, will receive a potential $72,642,658, and L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, could receive $62,640,527. Awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. Each contract includes one two-year option. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Radio and App Capabilities Merge

January 31, 2012

Elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan are now using a combined radio/wearable computer that enables intrasquad communications as well as the ability to share text messages, situation reports and other information.

GD to Provide Advanced Computers for U.S. and Australian Fighter Jets

January 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a $20,585,146 contract modification to exercise an option for the full-rate production of 80 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the Navy F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of three Type-3 AMC spares for the Royal Australian Air Force. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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