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U.S. Navy Modifies Tactical Control System Contract

August 8, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $34,185,625 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) to migrate the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System from a Technology Insertion (TI-12) baseline to a TI-14, integrate Advanced Processing Build (APB-13 and APB-15) and deliver this capability to multiple submarine platforms. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91.22 percent) and Royal Australian Navy (8.78 percent). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.

Honeywell Awarded Tracking Station Funds

August 8, 2014

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $11,929,705 cost-plus-award-fee delivery order modification (DO 021501). This non-competitive delivery order modification is being issued under previously awarded contract F04701-02-D-0006 for the Unified S-Band Development Phase II at Transportable Remote Tracking Station Block Change. Space and Missile Systems Center/Range Network Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Draeger to Provide Monitoring Systems

August 8, 2014

Draeger Medical Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $60 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for patient monitoring systems, subsystems and components. This contract was a competitive acquisition with eight offers received. This is a one-year base contract with nine one-year option periods. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-14-D-0004).

U.S. Army Prototypes to Ease Warfighters’ Reliance on GPS

August 7, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. Army engineers developed technology prototypes aimed at weaning U.S. forces from dependence on GPS systems.

Bottom Up! Tool Transfers Unclassified Data to Classified Networks

August 6, 2014
By Rita Boland

A small form factor device that will allow communications from low-level unclassified networks up to high-level secret classified networks has completed the development stage and is in the process of transferring to its new program.

Logos Technologies Team to Provide High-Energy Laser to Washington State University

August 6, 2014

Logos Technologies, Fairfax, Virginia, in partnership with the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, has received an award to design, build and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at the Washington State University-led Dynamic Compression Sector at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The Logos Technologies-led team will provide a laser-driven shock compression capability to produce high pressure, short duration shock waves. By coupling tunable, high energy X-ray beams to state-of-the-art shock wave drivers, the Dynamic Compression Sector will enable unprecedented, real-time atomic-scale investigation of materials subjected to extreme dynamic compression. The team will design and deliver a frequency tripled glass laser based on proven technologies, including state-of-the-art beam-smoothing techniques developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. The laser will deliver 100 joules of energy in consistent, accurate and well-characterized nanosecond-scale pulses.

U.S. Navy Building H-60 Flight Training Facility

August 5, 2014

I.E.-Pacific Incorporated, San Diego, is being awarded $7,877,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0018 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1657) for design and construction of an H-60 trainer facility at Naval Base Coronado. The facility will house two tactical operational flight trainers and two Naval Aircrew Training Systems. The building will include a high-bay space, a classified vault, instructor workstations, a student library, student break room, restricted access, non-secure Internet protocol router network, secret Internet protocol router network, mechanical systems and hydraulic pump room. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by February 2016. Fiscal 2014 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,877,000 are being obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Physical Optics Corps to Deliver Aircraft Ground Encryption Devices

August 5, 2014

Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, California, is being awarded $10,449,470 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0006 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N68335-12-G-0045) for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort for the design, testing and delivery of data transfer units and ground encryption devices in support of the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G. This effort includes 14 non flight-worthy (NFW) data transfer units, seven flight-worthy (FW) DTUs, 21 mission NFW removable memory devices, 25 NFW maintenance RMDs, 17 FW mission RMDs, 15 FW maintenance RMDs, nine ground encryption devices and the required cabling and software. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Cubic Contracted to Operate Korea Battle Simulation Center

August 5, 2014

Cubic Applications Incorporated, San Diego, was awarded a $7,342,769 firm-fixed-price contract with options for operating the Korea Battle Simulation Center. Work will be performed in the Republic of Korea with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019. The Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, is the contracting activity (W91QVN-14-C-0033).

U.S. Air Force Procures Handheld Chemical Identification Systems

August 5, 2014

Veteran Corps of America, O'Fallon, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,070,960 firm-fixed-price contract for TruDefender FTX Handheld Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for chemical identification. The contractor will provide rugged handheld FTIR chemical identification system, including one-year warranty, one-year support and on-site training (one four-hour course per instrument for up to 10 students; training must be accomplished no later than nine months after date of award). This also includes a two-year extension of warranty and support. The 772 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron/Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8051-14-P-0016).

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