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ESN Supports U.S. Navy C5ISR

May 16, 2014

Engineering Services Network Incorporated, (ESN) Arlington, Virginia, was recently awarded an additional $7.7 million contract year to provide combat systems engineering and systems integration support to the U.S. Navy. Under this contract, ESN will establish an engineering resource for planning and coordinating the installation of combat system, command, control, communications, computer and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems in aircraft carriers and other strike group or strike force units, including LHA, LHD, LPH and other L-class units. In addition, ESN’s team will evaluate design concepts and develop technical documentation to support those efforts on current and proposed Combat System and C5ISR programs. ESN was awarded the original contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC, PHD) on April 28, 2005. With the execution of the fifth award term year, the contract now has a completion date of April 30, 2015, making it a 10-year contract and a total award value of $74 million.

ICF to Support Cyber Network Defense Research

May 16, 2014

ICF International, Fairfax, Virginia $49,983,761 was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support to the Army Research Laboratory Cyber Network Defense Research and Services. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Maryland with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2017. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-14-F-0020).

Textron to Develop Mission Control Software for Indian Jaguars

May 16, 2014

Textron Systems Corporation, Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $17,283,970 modification (P00022) to FA8682-11-C-0044 for the completion of mission control unit software development and aircraft integration for the sensor fuzed weapon. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $310,983,586. The contract modification is for the final phase of sensor fuzed weapon integration to the Indian Jaguar aircraft. This contract involves 100 percent of foreign military sales for India. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Long Range Systems Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded GPS Contract Modification

May 16, 2014

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22 million modification (P00015) to FA8807-12-C-0012 for software coding and security on the military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment contract. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $51,836,354. The contract modification is to mature the software coding of the GPS receiver cards being developed and perform security certification to enable faster fielding of M-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Matrix to Research Advanced Sensing

May 16, 2014

Matrix Research Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the amount of $36,027,000 for research and development of concurrent detection, tracking, imaging, and classification/identification of targets within contested and challenging environments. This will include the development of models, hardware, software, algorithms and techniques spanning basic, applied and advanced research for both active and passive sensing. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1722).

Xtera to Support Southern Command with Undersea Fiber Optics

May 16, 2014

Xtera Communications Incorporated, Allen, Texas, was awarded a $31,220,394 firm-fixed-price contract for the delivery of an undersea fiber optic cable. Work will be performed in the Southern Command area of responsibility, with an estimated completion date of December 2015. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)-National Capital Region is the contracting activity (HC1047-14-C-4018).

Jacobs Supports Information Assurance in Multiple Countries

May 16, 2014

Jacobs Technology Incorporated, Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $23,547,235 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract (FA8721-14-C-0016) 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 (AFB), Massachusetts, Lackland AFB, Texas, Schreiver AFB, Colorado, Eglin AFB, Florida, and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 procurement, aircraft procurement, missile procurement, and foreign military sales (for Oman and Taiwan) funds in the amount of $2,826,951 will be obligated at time of award. The company also was awarded $60,430,781 contract (FA8721-14-C-0018) to provide the same services to Hanscom Air Force Base, Peterson AFB, Colorado, Langley AFB, Virginia, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Seattle, Washington. Fiscal year 2013 and 2014 research and development, procurement, operations and maintenance and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Australia and Taiwan) funds in the amount of $39,988,406 will be obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity for both awards.

EADS to Provide Helicopters with Radios

May 16, 2014

EADS-North America, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $55,361,816 sole-source modification (P00780) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to procure 10 UH-72A Lakota helicopters with ARC-231 radios. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Supports Data Transfer for Three Countries

May 16, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $38,530,708 for delivery order 4003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MH-60 integration and testing of the Advanced Data Transfer System, including mission system and common cockpit suite. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy, and governments of Australia and Denmark. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Scientists Create Harder Ceramic for Armor Windows

May 15, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Scientists with the U.S. Naval Research Lab are the first to succeed at creating a ceramic window for all types of military vehicles that is not only 50 percent harder than current materials, but lighter, more crack resistant and likely to be a cost-saving endeavor, researchers say.

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