Defense Operations

August 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $59,728,305 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) for the Navy's fiscal 2014 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) System and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a USW combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.

August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $12,597,184 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P04014) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Operational Software Sustainment Program (IOSSP). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,892,257,714. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLIN 7885 for the sustainment of the IOSSP of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract.

August 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin officials report that some attackers against their networks have disappeared—for now.

August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

September 1, 2014
By Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA (Ret.)

It really is the perfect weapon for a country of couch potatoes. Grab the remote, point, click and “boom,” there goes some hapless al-Qaida bigwig, blown to smithereens in living color. It is like playing “Call of Duty,” but with real ammo.

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

Awareness on the battlefield coupled with lighter loads for increased warfighter mobility are key enablers of the future fight. Brig. Gen. (P) Paul A. Ostrowski, USA, the program executive officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, is focusing his organization on addressing those needs.

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The widespread use of mobile devices on the battlefield, which may have seemed an improbability just a few years ago, may become an actuality within the next few. A recently released strategy document supports that pending reality, which is expected to increase situational awareness, improve operational effectiveness and enhance the operational advantage for U.S. forces.

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Wounded veterans aspiring to receive a college education can earn diplomas from a wide selection of disciplines at a uniquely conceived center that will offer the aid of state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices tailored specifically to meet their needs, irrespective of their disabilities. The facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs a range of advanced technologies to enable an environment for severely wounded veterans, along with any needed caregivers, to pursue educational goals that otherwise might be viewed as inaccessible.

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

The United States is in the midst of preparing its largest intelligence hub outside of its own national borders. The center will accommodate operations with reach into several global areas, including those rife with anti-terrorism operations.

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
Fully packed, the device, measuring slightly larger than a carry-on piece of luggage, weighs 55 pounds and is easily transported.

A new mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications piqued the interest recently of the U.S. Marine Corps’ research and development community.

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers
A NATO soldier launches a Prox Dynamics PD-100 nanocopter. The U.S. Army is using the system as a surrogate while developing the Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance system.

The U.S. Army is preparing—for the first time—to develop and field micro robotic systems under programs of record, indicating confidence that the technology has matured and years of research are paying off. The small systems will provide individual soldiers and squads with critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data in jungles, buildings and caves that larger systems can’t reach.

August 11, 2014

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $13,202,364 modification (P00069) to contract W15QKN-12-C-0103 for post-production conversion of Common Remotely Operated Weapons Systems M153A1 to Common Remotely Operated Weapons Systems M153. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

August 11, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $21,143,345 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00009) for FA8721-14-C-0018 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 8, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Navy competition launches technology innovation and student careers.

August 8, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $34,185,625 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) to migrate the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System from a Technology Insertion (TI-12) baseline to a TI-14, integrate Advanced Processing Build (APB-13 and APB-15) and deliver this capability to multiple submarine platforms. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91.22 percent) and Royal Australian Navy (8.78 percent).

August 8, 2014

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $11,929,705 cost-plus-award-fee delivery order modification (DO 021501). This non-competitive delivery order modification is being issued under previously awarded contract F04701-02-D-0006 for the Unified S-Band Development Phase II at Transportable Remote Tracking Station Block Change.

August 8, 2014

Draeger Medical Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $60 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for patient monitoring systems, subsystems and components. This contract was a competitive acquisition with eight offers received. This is a one-year base contract with nine one-year option periods. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-14-D-0004).

August 7, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. Army engineers developed technology prototypes aimed at weaning U.S. forces from dependence on GPS systems.

August 6, 2014
By Rita Boland

A small form factor device that will allow communications from low-level unclassified networks up to high-level secret classified networks has completed the development stage and is in the process of transferring to its new program.

August 6, 2014

Logos Technologies, Fairfax, Virginia, in partnership with the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, has received an award to design, build and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at the Washington State University-led Dynamic Compression Sector at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The Logos Technologies-led team will provide a laser-driven shock compression capability to produce high pressure, short duration shock waves.

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