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Goldbelt Hawk to Provide Information Technology to Kandahar Air Field

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.

DRG to Provide Ageon ISR to Afghanistan

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. Warfighters operating from these shelters use Ageon ISR to fuse high-definition video, wide area imagery, radar, unattended ground sensor, acoustic and human intelligence data to support force protection and intelligence operations.

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.

Turkish Company to Support Afghanistan Air Base

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.


SELEX Supports Italian Forces in Afghanistan

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. The supply also includes the creation of command and surveillance posts for the systems management, surveillance systems for airport areas, camera integrated systems for the internal surveillance of entrances, robotic systems in combat version for the protection of the bases and acoustic systems able to locate the fire sources. The second contract signed is relevant to the strengthening of some of the operational functionalities of the command and control system for the Italian Army (SIACCON2) and the related connective infrastructure (mission network) at the moment in use in Afghanistan by the Italian Armed Forces. The upgrade will allow them to operate with higher efficiency and wider interoperability in the complex multinational mission which is in course in the country.

Neany Provides Persistent Ground Surveillance in Afghanistan

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.

FLIR Systems to Enhance Surveillance Systems in Afghanistan

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.

DRS Supports C2 Infrastructure in Afghanistan and Other Countries

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.

Two Companies Awarded Vehicle Optic Sensor System Contracts

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 awarded delivery order 0001 at $1,985,226.  Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems is being awarded delivery order 0001 at $251,500. The delivery order is for one VOSS unit and co-site integration. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Sense-and-Warn in Afghanistan and Iraq

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.


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