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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
W.M. Robots L.L.C., Colmar, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a potential $12,390,063 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Vallon mine detectors and consumable spares supporting the government of Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $38,614,787 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 15 TCOM 22M+ aerostats, tether-up spares, line replaceable units, component kits, and field service representative services in support of Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems being fielded by the Army. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Columbia, Maryland; and Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed in September 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
American Science and Engineering Incorporated, Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract valued at about $32 million. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide on-site maintenance and sustainment on Non-Intrusive Vehicle Inspection Systems Z backscatter vans. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Billerica, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2012. The U.S.
Special Operations Technology Incorporated, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, was awarded a more than $79 million contract modification to install, operate, and maintain the lawful intercept equipment and support equipment at various locations around Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 3, 2013. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded about $8 million for the research, development, and demonstration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, munitions detection, and counter-improvised explosive device technological solutions to address deficiencies. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. There were 999 bids solicited, with 999 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
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.
Smiths Detection Incorporated, Edgewood, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $70 million firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Rugged Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems (RMNIIS). The RMNIIS will be used in military and police security operations at checkpoints and entry control points to identify concealed weapons, contraband, ordnance and bulk explosives.
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $75 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for the development and use of the Persistent Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Systems. This effort includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; continued testing; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration. Some work will be performed in Afghanistan.
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $74 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for the development and use of the Helios unmanned air systems (UAS). This contract includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; engineering, integration, and test and evaluation efforts needed to fabricate and deliver UAS systems and advanced sensors with the UAS systems; continued testing; engineerin
Raytheon Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded about $21 million for: a wide-area, multilateration, en-route airway surveillance system for the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in support of the U.S. combatant forces in Afghanistan and the Kyrgyzstan Republic; air traffic control tower construction at Manas International Airport; and relocation of existing Kyrgyz Aero Navigatzia equipment to the new tower. The contracting activity is Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
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.
Military use of unmanned systems has increased substantially during the years of war in the Middle East, and even the service branch usually at home on the water is taking to the skies to support ground operations. The U.S. Navy is using ScanEagle platforms to support special operations forces in battle, helping to save lives as well as to complete missions successfully.