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Five Companies Vie for U.S. Navy C4I Funds

December 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Kratos Technology and Training Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $40,058,647 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) support in the areas of test and evaluation, engineering, independent verification and validation engineering, software quality assurance, configuration management, and website maintenance in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific's C4I programs and software support activity. Assured Space Access Technologies Incorporated, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a potential $38,924,619 contract; General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, a potential $36,338,639; Serco Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, a potential $34,899,132; and Computer Sciences Corporation, San Diego, California, a potential $35,041,870 contract. All awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

GD to Operate and Maintain C4 Systems in Korea

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $16,443,478 firm-fixed-price contract for the services necessary to perform command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Korean peninsula. The 411th Contracting Support Brigade, Services Division, Korea, is the contracting activity.

GD Awarded Command Post of the Future Funds

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $78 million cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software development and software maintenance efforts for the Command Post of the Future System. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Australian Defence Force Contract

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G Global Positioning System-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2 System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception. Twenty-eight countries are now using HOOK2 radios for their combat search and rescue operations. The HOOK2 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) system comprises the AN/PRC-112G radio, Quickdraw2 Interrogator and Satellite Communications Base Station, and allows downed air crews or isolated personnel to securely contact combat search and rescue resources over long distances. The radio is interoperable with satellite-based search and rescue systems, including the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.

GD Wins Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Contract

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Incorporated, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded a potential $86,719,986 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV system will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine case burial. The SMCM UUV will also gather environmental data to provide intelligence support for other mine warfare systems. SMCM UUV system will be a part of the Littoral Combat Ship MCM mission package. This contract will also contain an option for the production of up to five low rate initial production systems. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Taps Ramonet for Two Positions

September 21, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics, Falls Church, Virginia, has named Alfonso J. Ramonet president of General Dynamics European Land Systems and a vice president.

GD Awarded $3.7 Billion for Command Hardware Systems-4

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems Incorporated was awarded a $3.7 billion firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Command Hardware Systems-4. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Larry Flynn Becomes President of Gulfstream

August 11, 2011
By Jim Sweeney

General Dynamics Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has promoted Larry R. Flynn to president of its Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

General Dynamics Supports Force Readiness Command

August 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement to provide information technology support services to the U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM). The agreement has a ceiling value of $11 million over a five-year period. General Dynamics will provide FORCECOM with information technology and simulator support services for non-standard workstations and systems. Non-standard workstations are customized and stand-alone from the overall enterprise, and support command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems, navigational, telecommunications and shipboard sensors.

Two Firms Awarded Unmanned System Contracts

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, and Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, are each being awarded a $45 million maximum cost-plus-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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