Defense Operations

August 22, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded $15,548,954 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0005 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N61340-12-G-0001) for the procurement of 25 system configuration sets, Navy Aviation Simulation Master Plans, Next Generation Threat System upgrades and 25 liquid crystal display spare kits in support of the F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer Suites.

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Airborne Early Warning & Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $47,596,436 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0055 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering and development of five French E-2C compatible AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures units for the government of France under the Foreign Military Sales program.

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $10,006,600 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0046 for sole source modification for limited scope services to provide additional development and testing of the current Common Infrared Countermeasure Technology Development phase system.

August 22, 2014

Nova Technologies, Panama City, Florida, was awarded a $55 million modification (P00007) to contract W900KK-12-D-0005 for modification of the fire training system for simulated battlefield training of fire support specialists, joint fire observers and soldiers at the institutional and unit level. Army PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 21, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Navy’s afloat network will benefit from cloud computing while enhancing cybersecurity.

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $16,286,671 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 60 Lot 38 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the E/A-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (48) and the government of Australia (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,772,003; 60 percent), and government of Australia ($6,514,668; 40 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $19,522,980 firm-fixed-price contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 FY14 Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units. This contract provides for procurement of 15 SEWIP Block 1B3 LRIP systems and associated data. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) Electronic Warfare System through a modular, open-system approach.

August 21, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $30,385,333 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for the development of a structural repair manual in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, was awarded a $34,666,402 modification (P00054) to contract W15P7T-11-C-H267 for continued operations and sustainment of the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar currently deployed in theater. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $16,296,359 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2014. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Afghanistan.

August 21, 2014

NEXGEN Communications LLC, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,432,040 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Miniaturized Receiver Transmitter (mRXTX) Prototype Modules. Contractor will develop and demonstrate a miniaturized Radio Frequency (RF) transmit/receive module to support Computational Leverage Against Surveillance Systems (CLASS) requirements. The CLASS program requires an integrated transmit and receive module capable of performing wideband self-filtering for frequency division duplexing with high dynamic range and efficiency, which this effort will provide.

August 21, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $11,514,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00006) for FA8721-14-C-0017 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes.

August 21, 2014

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $24,191,749 modification (P00313) exercising an option to contract F19628-00-C-0019 to support critical mission operations for North American Aerospace Defense Command's Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC/ITWAA) in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority.

August 21, 2014

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $124,326,550 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0031) increasing the scope authorized to perform all of the necessary design and development work required to bring Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capability to the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminal and to achieve a successful critical design review.

September 1, 2014

Harris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $450 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract (firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract line items) for services to provide engineering, maintenance, and program management support for the Crisis Management System. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-National Capital Region, Fort Meade, Maryland is the contracting activity (HC1047-14-D-4006).

September 1, 2014

FlightSafety International, Flushing, New York, will be awarded a $27,471,325 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for Gulfstream Pilot/Flight Engineering Training services. This requirement is a recurring requirement within Headquarters Air Force Mobility Command/A3T. This contract will provide initial and refresher academic and simulator training, and a variety of technical courses for U.S. Air Force pilots and flight engineers operating the Air Force Gulfstream series aircraft.

September 1, 2014

ARCTEC Alaska Joint Venture, Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $32,062,792 firm-fixed-price contract, plus one option year, for the operation and maintenance of 15 geographically separated long range radar sites, three remote radio sites, maintenance of the Regional Air Operations Center, and Maintenance Control and Communications Center within Alaska.

September 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $31,905,389 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6404) for fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-type option for the production of 108 MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) Functional Item Replacement (FIR) Kits, related engineering services to support CBASS FIR kits, CBASS FIR kit spares, and CBASS FIR kit warranty. The objective of the MK48 Mod 7 CBASS kit production program is to supply the U.S.

September 1, 2014

Spectro Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded an estimated $9,024,628 firm-fixed-price, commercial, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for repair of spectrometers in support of U.S. Air Force and Army requirements. The award is a five-year ordering type contract with no options. Air Force Sustainment Center, Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8517-14-D-0021).

August 20, 2014
George I. Seffers

The estimated, cumulative value of the multiple award contract is $2,529,500,000. CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks, providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain.

August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

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