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Welkin Sciences Awarded Advanced Communications Contract

July 3, 2014

Welkin Sciences, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $9,909,482 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for small business innovative research, phase III contract, for advanced communication technologies. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division B, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-C-0008).

EastCor Engineering to Develop Novel Sensor Systems

July 3, 2014

EastCor Engineering LLC, Easton, Maryland, was awarded a $29,405,380 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Magnum Project advanced research and development and operational field testing and assessments using novel sensor systems for enhanced target detection and location. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi Division, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-14-D-0002).

Three Countries Purchase PATRIOTs

July 3, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $235,485,020 foreign military sales, firm-fixed-price contract for Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) weapon system, procuring 72 radar digital processor upgrade kits: 62 for the United States and 10 for foreign military sales to Kuwait and the Netherlands; it also includes procuring spares for the United States, Kuwait and the Netherlands. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal Missile, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0002).

Honeywell to Upgrade Satellite Control Sites

July 3, 2014

Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $12,932,500 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to contract FA8806-13-C-0001 for the Hybrid site upgrade at Vandenberg Tracking Station B-Side. The Core Hybrid contract is an approach the government is taking to upgade the remaining sites of the eight Air Force satellite control network sites. The Core Hybrid will modernize the electronics with each of the sites and integrate those electronics with the existing antennas. The Space and Missile Systems Center/Range and Network Systems Directorate, Los Angeles AFB, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Support Saudi Naval Forces

July 3, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,481,100 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in the areas of training and education; engineering; program and financial management; plans and programs; communications, command, control, computers and intelligence (C4I); naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support; logistics and supply; English language training; special studies and management. This contract contains options, which if exercised will bring the contract value to $37,264,370. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (90 percent), Washington, D.C., (5 percent), and Pensacola, Florida area (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2015. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, is the contracting activity (N00189-14-C-Z039).

Lockheed Martin to Define Tasks for F-35 Informational Security

July 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $29,574,329 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-02-C-3002) to define the tasks required to update the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter Air System to be in compliance with informational security functional constraints. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (70 percent) and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2017. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ChemImage to Provide Explosive Detection Kits

July 3, 2014

ChemImage Bio Threat LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was awarded a $13 million firm-fixed-price contract to procure the enhancement, testing, and delivery of vehicle-mounted Light Guard Mercury explosive detection systems. The Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-C-0059).

Federal Aviation Administration Approves First Unmanned Quadrotor

July 2, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Instant Eye small unmanned aerial system received approval last Thursday from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be used by an energy company, which will conduct research, development and training to see if the system is practical for inspecting infrastructure such as pipelines, power lines and insulators on towers. It is the first unmanned quadrotor to receive FAA certification and may be the lightest aircraft ever certified. The approval opens the door for the system to be used for a wide range of commercial applications.

Inertial Navigation System Global Market Predicted to Hit $4.63 Billion

July 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The inertial navigation system (INS) market size is estimated to be $2.75 billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.98 percent to reach $4.63 billion by 2019, according to Research and Markets, a Dublin-based market analysis firm.

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

July 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Today the U.S. Defense Department released its strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This strategy will direct the department’s efforts to prevent hostile actors from acquiring WMD, contain and reduce WMD threats and ensure the department can respond effectively to WMD crises.

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