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EDO Jammers to Counter Emerging Threats in Iraq and Afghanistan

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems Incorporated, also known as ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a $103,000,905 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 3,351 Band-C upgrade kits, initial spares and consumables, engineering support services hours, and data to upgrade fielded Counter Radio-Controlled Electronic Warfare Vehicle Receiver/Jammer (CVRJ) Systems. CVRJ systems are vehicle-mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio controlled improvised explosive devices. This contract was not competitively procured as no other source can meet the required schedule for fielding a unit to counter new, emerging threats against military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AFN Radio Station Signs Off as Part of Iraq Drawdown

September 29, 2011

One more sign that the American military presence in Iraq is winding down: an Armed Forces Network(AFN) radio station is now off the air. After 8 years broadcasting in Baghdad, AFN-Iraq--better known as Freedom Radio--presented its final morning program on September 23 and now relays a satellite feed of AFN Europe.

CACI-WGI to Support Counter-IED Operations in Iraq

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI-WGI Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a nearly, $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's Operations and Training Division. Work will be performed in Iraq, and Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Support Integrated Base Defense in U.S. and Iraq

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which is an extension to continue services for the Integrated Base Defense System of Systems support and sustainment effort. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Balad, Iraq; Fort Irwin, California; Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Dominguez Hills, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone, Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Provide Sense and Warn in Afghanistan and Iraq

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $11 million contract modification for the installation or reconfiguration of sense and warn capabilities at nine sites. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 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.

Iraqi Armed Helicopters to Get Sensors and Laser Designators

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications EO/IR Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, has been awarded a $21 million contract for 22 MX-15Di forward looking infrared radar sensors with laser designator for installation on Iraqi Armed 407 helicopters. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Iraqi Air Force Procures Long Range Radar Site

May 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Eagan, Minnesota, is being awarded an approximate $26 million contract to provide a turn-key Long Range Radar 2 site for the Iraqi Air Force. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Integrated Systems Supports Counter Explosive Device Effort

May 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Integrated Systems, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently awarded a $49 million contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Jorge Scientific to Operate Constant Hawk in Iraq

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.

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