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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.

A-T Solutions to Provide Counter-IED Training in Afghanistan

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.

The Little Radio That Could

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.

Lockheed Martin to Support U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and Elsewhere

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. The scope of this effort is represented in the following areas: logistics management support, inventory management support, equipment fielding support, deployment fielding support, and management and administration. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; Afghanistan; and Hawaii. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Supports Night Eagle Surveillance in Iraq and Afghanistan

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.


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