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Raytheon Receives Missile Defense Radar Funding

December 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, of Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a firm-fixed price contract modification in the amount of $207,922,395, increasing the total contract value from $364,024,477 to $571,946,872. Under this contract modification, the contractor will manufacture and deliver the AN/TPY-2 Radar #11 with associated spares and three forward-based Prime Power Units with associated spares. The contracting activity is the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala.

ITT to Support Aircraft Radios

December 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

ITT Exelis, Clifton, N.J., was awarded contract a firm-fixed price, sole source contract with a maximum $7,357,968 for support of aircraft radios. Using military service is Air Force. The contracting activity is the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa.

Carestream Health Receives Imaging System Funds

December 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, N.Y., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year modification, a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment contract with a maximum $62,360,703 for imaging systems, subsystems, and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Army Technology Acquisition Stumbles Despite Best Efforts

December 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

In many cases, haste makes waste as the U.S. Army wrestles with the inherent contradictions that emerged as it tries to speed new information technologies to warfighters.

 

Boeing P-8A Contract Receives $175 Million Modification

December 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $175,500,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for the procurement of engineering, integration, and test efforts for the stores management, acoustics, and communication subsystem modifications for integration into the baseline P-8A aircraft weapon system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River Md., is the contracting activity. 

DRS to Provide C4 Capabilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait

December 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
DRS Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $13,100,000 time-and-material contract for the command, control, communications and computer (C4) capabilities throughout the U.S. Central Command Area of Operations. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2013. The company also was awarded an $11,375,000 time-and-material contract for the rapid response solutions for command, communications and computer capabilities providing infrastructure and information management systems to the Army. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., Afghanistan and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, is the contracting activity for both awards. 

Insight Wins $617 Million Contract for Microsoft Licenses

December 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Insight Public Sector, Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $617,251,927 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Microsoft Enterprise License Agreements for 1.5 million devices. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Robotic Autonomous Activities Advance

December 13, 2012

A vision-driven robotic arm will enable the precise long-range delivery of a payload weighing up to one pound into difficult-to-reach environments.

 

Raytheon Continues Supporting Taiwan Surveillance Radar

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Co., Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $289,458,942 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract for follow-on sustainment support of the Taiwan Surveillance Radar Program. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.              

Exelis to Provide Image Intensifier for Night Vision

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Inc., Roanoke, Va., is being awarded a $10,985,800 firm-fixed-price contract for high-performance image intensifier tube assembly, 18mm micro-channel wafer (MX-10160 Series) and data. This equipment is for use by U.S. Special Operations Command in night vision devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

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