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Raytheon to Retrofit Advanced Targeting Pods

June 25, 2014

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is being awarded $14,899,999 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0054 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) to complete an engineering change proposal to retrofit an infrared marker into the existing Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pods for the F/A-18 E/F aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support Ship Radar System

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $12,171,921 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300 CLIN 0012) to provide procurement and engineering efforts in support of the TRS-3D Radar installation for the Port Hueneme Test Ship. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Bath, Maine, is the contracting activity.

NIITEK to Support Husky Mounted Detection System

June 25, 2014

NIITEK, Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a $26,122,231 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options in support of the Husky Mounted Detection System, which will provide ground penetrating radar, deep buried detection, and marking capabilities, installed on the Husky, thereby enabling the detection of underbelly-attack explosive hazards during route clearance missions. The contract includes a 21 -month engineering and manufacturing development base period with a 15-month low rate initial production option. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W909MY-14-C-0025).

Lockheed Martin to Repair Advanced Display Systems

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $10,607,674 delivery order (1155) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00104-10-G-A109) for the repair of the AN/UYQ-70 advanced display system used for processor systems for tactical and command, control, communication, computer intelligence applications for target acquisition and tracking, weapons control, theater air defense, anti-submarine warfare, battle group communication, and airborne surveillance and control. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

MECTS to Support Persistent Ground Surveillance System

June 25, 2014

MECTS Services Joint Venture, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,283,732 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-13-C-0292) to exercise an option for logistic services and spare/repair parts in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Provides F-35 Helmet Mounted Displays

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $75,980,553 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the procurement of 252 helmet mounted display systems in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Japan and Israel. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($33,541,274; 44 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($28,938,439; 38 percent); international partners ($10,103,656; 13 percent); and the governments of Japan ($2,264,917; 3 percent) and Israel ($1,132,267; 2 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Experts Sound Off For Congressional Committee on Defense Acquisition Reform

June 24, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Significant changes to the federal acquisition process can come when better attention is paid to the people who make up the work force—or so was the dominate theme expressed by a panel of defense acquisition experts who testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

DARPA-Funded Research Offers Faster, Better Views of Entire Brain

June 23, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A new research protocol developed at Stanford University and sponsored by DARPA improves on a previous technological breakthrough, reducing the imaging process that lets neuroscientists visualize a brain across multiple scales from 80 years to 220 days.

Missile Defense Agency Awards Focal Plane Array Contract

June 23, 2014

BAE Systems Incorporated of Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $9,404,964 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 512×512 two-color high speed Digital Focal Plane Arrays (DFPAs). The contract provides for development and demonstration of 512×512 two-color high speed DFPAs for missile defense, offering a combination of high resolution, high frame rate and advanced digital processing functionality. BAE will deliver five DFPAs of the Baseline Development Run and three DFPAs of the Baseline Process Verification Run to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for additional testing, a set of interface electronics and a user guide to facilitate testing. Options work will also include an updated read-out integrated circuit design, leveraging available results from the base program and verification of DFPA design compliance to MDA’s High Altitude Exoatmospheric Nuclear Survivability Standard. This contract was a competitive acquisition under the MDA Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Technology Innovation, HQ0147-11-ATI-BAA. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-C-0007).

Boeing to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb Software

June 23, 2014

The Boeing Company Defense, Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $80 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb Increment 1 (SDB 1) technical support. The contractor will provide SDB 1 weapon integration support, including technical support to the designated aircraft system program offices testing, upgrades, program management support, and software updates to the SDB 1 system required to integrate the SBD 1 weapon system with other weapons systems. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8672-14-D-0007).

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