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Aerospace Corporation Supports National Security Space Community

September 1, 2014

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6,589,859 modification (P00012) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8802-14-C-0001, for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. The contractor will provide planning, systems definition and technical specification support. They will also analyze user needs, design and design alternatives, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control. They will assist with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations and integration of space systems into effective systems of systems. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Areté Supports Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis

September 1, 2014

Areté Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,316,696 modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0007) for engineering services in support of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block 1 program. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battle space for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Airtec to Provide ISR Services in Columbia

September 1, 2014

Airtec Inc., California, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,780,768 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Army's Southern Command. The contractor will provide ISR services utilizing two contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircraft. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in May 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0032).

Bell-Boeing Supports MV-22 Radar Warning System

September 1, 2014

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,395,545 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0096 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Universal Urgent Needs Statement Effort. This order provides for the replacement of the warning system and radar warning receiver system and upgrades the capabilities of the programmer and associated software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Command Launch Computers to Australia

September 1, 2014

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Advanced Hawkeye Contract

September 1, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York,, is being awarded a $32,502,712 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract (N00019-13-C-999) for non-recurring engineering in support of the full rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

United States to Share Space Situational Data with European Organization

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Strategic Command announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

NSA Benefits Outweigh Snowden Damage

August 28, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Revelations about the NSA's monitoring practices created some fallout with the telecommunications industry and other nations, acknowledges Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, the agency’s new director. But the capabilities the agency provides eclipse the damage done.

STRATCOM Improves Space Junk Situational Awareness

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets.

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