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3e Technologies to Develop Infrastructure Monitoring System

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
3e Technologies International Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $9,861,065 modification to previously awarded contract to design, develop, implement, test, deliver and install a functional and efficient facilities critical infrastructure control and monitoring system to increase infrastructure readiness and optimize critical systems, including energy and other systems. This SBIR Phase III extension effort is to integrate the technologies and concepts established under previous Phase I, II and III tasks with new and more advanced technologies and concepts. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity. 

EFW to Provide Helmet Display Systems

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,837,950 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) in support of the AH-1W helicopters. This contract includes the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations, and non-recurring engineering and program support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Contracts

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
BAE Systems, Rockville, Md.; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va.; CACI Inc., Federal, Chantilly, Va.; CGI Federal, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Deloitte Consulting LLP, Alexandria, Va.; General Dynamics One Source, Fairfax, Va.; HP Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Va.; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J.; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, Va.; MC Dean Inc., Dulles, Va.; SAIC Inc., McLean, Va.; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga.; Secure Mission Solutions LLC, Washington D.C.; and URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Md., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract. The contracts are for the procurement of business and force support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $179,908,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $899,543,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Brings Home More BACN Funding

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $89,425,943 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification that extends the operation and logistics support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads. The contractor shall provide all labor, resources, equipment other direct costs, and travel of contractor personnel for deployment support and operation of the fielded BACN equipped systems. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity. 
 

General Atomics Continues Gray Eagle Support in Afghanistan

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $110,261,703 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems product support and fleet sustainment operations. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $354,683,431. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Two Firms to Support Emerging Navigation Technologies

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $30,864,036 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract for support of emerging navigation technologies for air and shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance system applications. Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $29,057,148 contract. These contracts include project management, systems engineering, integration, requirements analysis, basic research, development, testing, and life-cycle sustainment of both software and hardware related to emerging and existing technologies. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Unmanned Systems Soon May Offer Universal Remote

May 9, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

Unmanned vehicles may become joint platforms as new software allows operators using a standard control system to use craft employed by different services. So, an Army squad deep in the battlefield may be able to use data accessed directly from a Navy unmanned aerial vehicle to bring an Air Force strike to bear against enemy forces.

Northrop Grumman to Repair Growler Aircraft Electronic Attack System

May 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, N.Y. is being awarded $7 million for ceiling-priced delivery order #7168 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the repair of 13 line items on the advanced electronic attack system used on the EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
 

3 Phoenix Awarded Submarine Networking Contract

May 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a potential $75 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products, and hardware/software integration required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy open architecture and network-centric operations and warfare systems in support of Virginia-class submarines and other submarine and surface ship systems. This effort is for a follow-on Phase III of a Small Business Innovative Research, topic number N04-138—Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data. These services will be rendered as needed to support the Navy's initiative to maintain the pace of performance improvement through judicious use of lower power electronics, advanced algorithm design, and innovative applications of open software and hardware. The Naval Sea Systems command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 
 

Army Contracts to Develop New Radar System

May 3, 2013

The U.S. Army is expanding its Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP) with a high/medium power close-in radar system. The new mobile system will provide fine detail when tracking munitions and other targets at a range of at least 37 miles. The close-in radar system joins the fly-out radar system, the first range instrumentation radar system developed as part of the RRRP. The program aims to help the Army modernize test ranges through cost-effective, digital technologies.

The new radar system is a contract modification with General Dynamics C4 Systems valued at $16 million.

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