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Northrop Grumman Awarded JCREW Option

January 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Network Communication Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $14,098,840 modification to exercise an option under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for all material and services to support system development and demonstration phase through preliminary design review for the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 System of Systems. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman to Modernize U.S. Army Training Centers

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Va., a six-year contract to modernize the existing instrumentation systems at the National Training and the Joint Readiness Training centers. Northrop Grumman will modernize the range data measurement system and observer controller communication system portions of the range communication system at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The company also will modernize the observer controller communication system and range data measurement system at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

Lockheed Provides Acoustic Tech for Submarines

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $13,278,778 modification to existing cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for fiscal 2012 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) TI-12 system upgrades. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI-12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI-14) for the U.S. submarine fleet. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Contract Modification for Aircraft Computers

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $19,189,504 contract modification to exercise an option for 76 forward fit Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman Awarded Command and Control Processor Contract

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $95 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P) Technology Refresh and Link 22 development. The contract addresses obsolescence issues in the current NGC2P system and supports system capability enhancements and new capability insertion, such as Link 22. The contract is acquiring software and hardware system development, engineering services and technology refresh field change kits. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, Calif., was the contracting activity on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence. 

Special Operations Local Area Network Contract Increased to $566 Million

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530 million to $566 million for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN). The contracting office is USSOCOM MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

CENTECH to Provide Base Telecommunications Services

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
CENTECH Group, Falls Church, Va., is being awarded an $11,274,760 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for operation and maintenance services of base telecommunications systems. The 99th Contracting Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Receives Space Based Infrared System Contract Modification

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $12,972,373 contract modification for Space Based Infrared System high component. The Air Force Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

En Pointe to Provide Software Licenses to Special Operations Command

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Micrometer Materials Form 3-D Military Tools

January 9, 2013
By Rita Boland

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University have discovered methods to control folding pathways and enable sequential folding on a millimeter scale using a low-intensity laser beam. Lasers at a low intensity worked as a trigger for tagging applications. Developers are fabricating sheets of millimeter-size structures that serve as battery-free wireless actuators that fold when exposed to a laser operating at eye-safe infrared wavelengths. The metallic structures may respond even to high-powered LED lighting. At the millimeter scale, the structures could attach, jump, apply friction and perform as mechanical switches serving a number of defense functions such as the remote initiation of energetic materials, micro thrusters for robotics and the attachment of transponder tags to fabric surfaces. They also could possibly integrate with logic/memory circuits, sensors, transponder tags and optical modules such as light emitting diodes.


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