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MTNT Energy to Provide Electrical and Communication Services in Afghanistan

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

MTNT Energy Incorporated, Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the installation of new electrical and communication services in support of United States forces in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 15, 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennslvania, is the contracting activity.

NCI to Provide Integrated Soldier Systems to Kuwait, Afghanistan

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

NCI Information Systems Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $34,074,541 cost-plus-fixed-fee for the services in support of fully-integrated soldier systems. Work will be performed in Middle River, Maryland; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fairfax, Virginia; Fort Benning, Georgia; Sierra Vista, California; Vint Hill Farms, Virginia; Kuwait; and Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Harding Security to Provide Biometrics Intelligence in Afghanistan

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Harding Security Associates, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $11,041,052 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for biometrics intelligence support services.  Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Virginia and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2012.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Support Signal Brigade in Middle East

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $12,212,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the support services to the 160th Signal Brigade and their subordinate commands with the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

FLIR to Provide High Definition Surveillance in 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.

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.


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