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Transformation, Coalitions and Interoperability

May 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

 

 

 

Northrop Grumman Awarded $555 Million to Modernize Global Hawk

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum ceiling $555,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk modernization. The tasks on each delivery or task order will fall into, but are not limited to, the following categories:  management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability& maintainability, and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc.; studies and analyses; design, development, integration, test and evaluation; retrofit requirements; and integrated logistics support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Rockwell Collins to Provide Electronic Radios for Aircraft

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $9,175,668 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 40 C-12561A/ARC control radio sets; 80 MT-6567/ARC mounting bases; 40 MT-7006 ARC amplifier mounts; 40 AM-7526/ARC high power amplifiers; 40 MX-11745/ARC low noise amplifier (LNA) diplexers with high power radio frequency switches; 4 C-12561A reprogramming kits with universal serial bus (USB) port connectors; and 80 RT-1990(C)/ARC receiver-transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

Three Firms to Support Shore Networks

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., is being awarded a potential estimated $79,344,625 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract to support shore networks with sustainment services for the Base Level Information Infrastructure to include project management; engineering, technical and integrated logistics support; configuration management; certification and accreditation and enterprise applications. Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential estimated $73,228,573, and Engility Corp., Mt. Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a potential estimated $67,773,004. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance, Navy and Fiscal 2013 Other Procurement, Navy funds will be obligated against individual task orders as they are issued, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Boeing Surveillance Aircraft Contract Modified

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $27,500,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for additional integrated logistics services in support of the low-rate initial production of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.   

FLIR to Provide Talon System

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

FLIR Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $82,434,800 for the procurement of the Talon Forward Looking Infrared System. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Experts Focus on the Effects of Sequestration

May 14. 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

East: Joint Warfighting 2013 Online Show Daily, Day 1

Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, set the tone for East: Joint Warfighting 2013 taking place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia, May 14-16, when he opened the conference by talking about changes and choices in today’s morning keynote address. Although the obvious change is the reduction in financial resources, the other is one that has been mentioned at previous AFCEA International conferences: the shift in focus from Southwest Asia to the entire Pacific region.

Exelis to Operate, Maintain and Defend Communications in Southwest Asia

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Knowledge Online Contract

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a time-and-materials contract with a maximum amount of $24,597,416 for operation and maintenance services in support of Army Knowledge Online—Enterprise Services. The Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

Cubic to Provide Simulation System to Israel

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Cubic Simulation Systems Inc., Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $19,930,555 modification to a previously award firm-fixed-price, foreign-military-sales (FMS) contract for the procurement of Israeli Defense Forces Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Plus Systems and related services. The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

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