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GD to Support Submarine Hardware and Software

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $28,194,504 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to previously awarded contract for engineering services and production efforts in support of the Multipurpose Processor (MPP) and Total Ship Monitoring System (TSMS) for Navy submarines. The contractor will continue development and production of multiple upgrades to the hardware and software products for the MPP and TSMS that will be integrated into the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion System. The contracting activity is the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Battlespace Flight Services to Support MQ-1Predator

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $412,084,746 contract modification to provide MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance support services. The contracting activity is the Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Alliant to Upgrade Microprocessor Boards

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC., Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $6,506,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the upgrades of 40 microprocessor hardware boards in support of Navy, Air Force, and other U.S. services, military helicopters, rotorcraft, and low/slow fixed wing aircraft. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Support Nuclear Weapons Effects Simulator Program

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

L-3 Services Inc., of San Leandro, Calif., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery /indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for research and development, engineering and test support services for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, (DTRA) in support of the Nuclear Weapons Effects Simulator Program. The maximum value of the ID/IQ contract is $48,965,000. The contracting activity is the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Northrop to Enhance Automated Virtual Information Production Support System

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $10,208,232 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software enhancements for the Automated Virtual Information Production Support System. The contracting activity is U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

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. 

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