Afghanistan

March 16, 2012
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $10,408,342 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option to procure 14 380-high definition surveillance systems in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Program that is currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in April 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Goldbelt Hawk LLC, Newport News, Virginia, was awarded a $9,990,048 firm-fixed-price contract a maintenance hole distribution system, Internet protocol routers, and combined enterprise regional information exchange secret backbone fiber optic cables. Work will be performed in Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Boston-based DRG has been contracted to deliver an additional 55 Ageon intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to Afghanistan as part of an undisclosed program, bringing the total number to 75. Initially deployed with new ground control shelters, Ageon ISR is now being used to upgrade all existing shelters across the program. Ageon ISR supports multi-intelligence processing, exploitation, and dissemination.

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.

January 30, 2012
By George Seffers

Kuanta Insaat Taahhut Elektronik Tur, San VE TIC.A.S., Ankara, Turkey, is being awarded a $7,444,761 firm-fixed-price contract to provide acquisitions of Air Traffic Control and Landing System and navigational aids in support of Afghanistan's Air Force's rotary and fixed wing flying training program at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan. The location of the performance is Ankara, Turkey.  Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Maine, is the contracting activity.

 

January 27, 2012
By George Seffers

SELEX Sistemi Integrati recently signed two contracts with the Italian Ministry of Defence to support forces in Afghanistan. The first contract concerns the strengthening of the protection level for the forward operating bases and the forward support bases in service in Afghanistan. SELEX Sistemi Integrati will deliver surveillance integrated systems which include the man-portable LYRA10 radar and several electro-optical sensors.

January 17, 2012
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $11,960,102 contract modification to provide training of Persistent Ground Surveillance System operators and deployment services in support of PGSS Phase III B.  Work will be performed in various forward deployed operating bases located in Afghanistan, Hollywood, Maryland, and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in February 2012. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

December 30, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $7,434,530 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 10 Star SAFIRE 380 high-definition systems to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems that are currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Yuma, Arizona; and Wilsonville, Oregona, and is expected to be completed in December 2012. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services, Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $6,300,000 time-and-materials contract modification for the engineering and installation support to command and control information technology infrastructure capabilities. Work will be performed in Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, Israel and various countries in South America, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

November 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems L.L.C., Sarasota, Florida, and FLIR Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, are each being awarded a commercial, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for up to a maximum quantity of 951 Vehicle Optic Sensor Systems (VOSS), including spare parts, maintenance/sustainment, training, and provisional technical data in Afghanistan and the continental United States. The maximum dollar value for both contracts combined, including the base year and four option years, is $513,697,547. FLIR Systems is being aw

November 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $7,185,927 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to procure sense-and-warn capabilities in support of ongoing theater of operation efforts. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; and Huntsville, Alabama. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

November 2, 2011
By George Seffers

A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,851,037 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the modification of an existing contract to provide counter-improvised explosive device training programs in support of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

November 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

Commanders in Afghanistan are experiencing a reduced decision cycle through use of a radio that extends the network down to—and provides situational awareness at—the lowest levels while allowing warfighters to access the network while on the move.

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Information Network Systems Incorporated, Lockheed Martin Corporation Global Training & Logistics, Stafford, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $31,087,481 for firm-fixed-priced task order 0070 under a previously awarded contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Program Manager (PM) Networks and Satellite Communications Systems, and PM for Tactical Communication Systems.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $16,004,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the Night Eagle System services in support of fielded systems. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, Iraq and Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,065,493 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for training of Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS) instructors and operators in support of PGSS Phase III B. This modification will also include logistic and deployment support and properly qualified and experienced PGSS operators at locations outside the United States.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Greenville, Texas, is being awarded a $12,551,264 cost-plus-firm-fixed modification for the integration of two King Air 350ER aircraft in support of the Army Constant Hawk Program. The integrated King Air 350ER aircraft provide an immediate response to urgent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements in combat zones. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

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.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Communications Supply Corporation, Clarksburg, Maryland, was awarded a $20,360,218 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of command, control, communication and computer infrastructure materials. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

EOIR Technologies Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded an $83,750,574 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the maintenance and logistics support for the Constant Hawk-Afghanistan and light detection and ranging aircraft. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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