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TCOM Awarded Persistent Surveillance Contract

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

U.S. Army Awards Support Contract for Vehicle Inspection Systems in Afghanistan

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

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. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures Intercept Equipment for Afghanistan

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

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 to Demonstrate Explosive Detection Technologies for Afghanistan

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

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 to Provide Sense and Warn in Afghanistan and Iraq

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

Rugged Detection Systems Headed to Afghanistan

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

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. The procurement is for 10 RMNIIS with a maximum ceiling of 45 RMNIIS. The contract includes spare parts, outside the continental United States installation, maintenance, sustainment, training, and provisional technical data. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed July 2013. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR to Provide Unmanned Persistent Surveillance

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

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. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Provides Helios Unmanned Aircraft in Afghanistan

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

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; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration; and continental/outside continental U.S. program support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Yuma, Arizona; Patuxent River, Maryland; Warminster, Pennsylvania; and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed in July 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Troops in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

U.S. Army Modifies Deployed Aerostat Support Contract

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

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