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Boeing Awarded Poseidon Aircraft Funds

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.

Northrop Grumman to Operate and Sustain Radars in Afghanistan

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. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

NEXGEN Communications to Develop Radio Frequency Modules

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. The scope of this effort encompasses the innovation, design, assembly and assessment of a miniaturized RF transmit/receive module. The fabrication of the receive module, and then the integration of transmit and receive modules, will be performed. Each module/assembly will be thoroughly tested and reported. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-14-C-0123).

Jacobs Technology to Support Air Force Information Assurance

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. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and Gunter Annex, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Missile Defense Funds

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. This sustainment effort encompasses operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for the target system architecture systems at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station Colorado, the Alternate Mission Command Center, and forward user and sensor sites, as well as maintenance of legacy systems at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Test Development Facility, Space Training System and Joint Space Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and the Integrated Space Command and Control Test and Integration Lab in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also included is the 721st Cheyenne Mountain Communications Squadron (A-76) support. Work will be performed at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 29, 2015. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBQK, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Two Firms to Provide Tactical Targeting Network Technology

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. ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $72,673,450 modification under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N00039-10-D-0032). MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement that transforms the MIDS low volume terminal into a four-channel, software-communications architecture-compliant JTRS terminal, while maintaining current Link-16 and tactical air navigation capability. TTNT will significantly increase operational Link-16 networks' capacities, improve network performance, and provide more capable and flexible Link-16 network designs for the warfighter. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in CANES Contracts

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.

My Day (Not at All) Playing Video Games

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.

Raytheon to Support Patriot Tracking Radar for 11 Countries

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $109,078,477 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort foreign military sales (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine) contract with options for engineering services for the Patriot System Tracking Radar. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0093).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Enterprise Services Contract

August 18, 2014

Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded an $18,170,444 fixed-price-incentive contract, with options, for information management/information technology enterprise services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi is the contracting activity (W91WMC-14-C-0001).

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