Defense Operations

June 6, 2014

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $7,051,595 contract (FA8650-14-C-5502) for the Affordable Radio Frequency Multifunction Sensors (ARMS) program. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $3,750,297 contract (FA8650-14-C-5503).

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $90,914,168 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to incorporate the updated system architecture into the original Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign activity for the Electronic Warfare System in support of the F-35 Lot VII effort for the U.S.

June 6, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $10,043,483 modification (P00004) exercising the option one period on a seven-month base contract (HR0011-14-C-0010) with one 17-month option period for air-vehicle design to meet the objective of the DARPA Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental aircraft (X-Plane) program. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $452 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for re-entry system/re-entry vehicles (RS/RV) subsystem support. The acquisition provides sustaining engineering, maintenance engineering, aging surveillance, modification of systems and equipment, software maintenance, developmental engineering, production engineering, and procurement of the MMIII RS/RV subsystem and related support equipment.

June 6, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $11,916,219 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) for the upgrade of the E-6B Mercury Weapon System Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Army has baked up a scheme to add pizza to its Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) menu. And in keeping with military tradition of making just about any project, program or technology part of an alphabet soup, has assigned it the acronym SSP—shelf stable pizza.

June 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has teamed with the U.S. Navy to use naval technology to better forecast ocean currents and possible dangers that now can be employed for commercial and public use, according to a press release.

June 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, California, has been awarded a ceiling $9,900,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for B-2 modernization and sustainment. The Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team (FAST) II contract requirements include B-2 enhancements, sustainment logistics elements including sustaining engineering, software maintenance and support equipment. Also included is programmed depot maintenance of the fleet and other interim contractor support.

June 4, 2014

L-3 Communications, IEC, Anaheim, California, has been awarded an $8,281,679 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00017) on FA8807-12-C-0011 for software coding and security certification on the military global positioning system user equipment contract. 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 military-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter.

June 4, 2014

Ibis Biosciences Inc., Carlsbad, California, has been awarded a $7,217,926 cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The contract is to develop the PUMA Biosensor system, which is a new point-of-care hand-held device suitable for use in the field with molecular diagnostics for screening viruses, respiratory pathogens and bio threats. The contracting activity is DARPA, Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-14-C-0083).

June 4, 2014

SeKON Enterprises Inc., Herndon, Virginia is being awarded a potential $9,499,405 firm-fixed-price contract (HT0011-14-F-0009) to provide support to the Defense Health Agency’s Information Management office. The total potential contract value including the eight-month base period, four one-year option periods, and the transition-in and -out periods is $64,746,604. The contractor will provide analysis to support DHA IM office decisions on business need, mission priorities, alternatives solutions, business process change, policies, and funding.

June 4, 2014

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $15,947,962 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. This option provides for the procurement of 182 RT-1990(C)/ARCs and conversion of four RT-1939(C)s to RT-1990(C)s. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

June 4, 2014

APPTRICITY Corp., Irving, Texas, was awarded a $10,543,119 firm-fixed-price contract for the annual license maintenance for the Transportation Coordinators Automated Information for Movements System II commercial supply chain solutions software, Theater Operations Software. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-D-0069).

June 4, 2014

ScImage Inc., Los Altos, California, has been awarded a maximum $45 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for digital imaging network-picture archive and communication system, components, system options and accessories, upgrades, training, maintenance services, and turnkey installation. This is a two-year base contract with one one-year option period. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

June 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, has been awarded a $914,699,474 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-reimbursable and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, manufacturing and development, production and deployment for the Space Fence program. The contractor will have 52 months after contract award to reach initial operational capability. The contract was competitively procured with two bids received.

June 3, 2014

Raytheon Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $298,000,044 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) for FA8705-13-C-0005 for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) Command Post Terminals (CPT) Production program. As a result of this down-select decision, low rate initial production, full rate production and interim contractor support contract options may be exercised to deliver FAB-T CPT-Only Terminals.

June 3, 2014

L-3 Communications, Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $41,500,000 undefinitized contract action for the procurement and modification of four intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, training and spares in support of the counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. Work will be performed at Waco, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Yemen.

June 3, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $6,990,140 modification (P00039) to contract W31P4Q-12-C-0029 to acquire Rocket Artillery Mortar Warn Equipment for 2-44 Air Defense Artillery fielding six platoons. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 2, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Robert Cardillo has been named the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and will take over as the agency’s leader in October from Letitia A. Long. Long announced her retirement and will leave later this year after four years as director, according to a Defense Department news release.

June 2, 2014

Exelis Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $143,100,534 modification (P00012) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for operations and maintenance support of Title X communications equipment and information systems under the Network Enterprise Technology Command (Army), 160th Signal Brigade and its subordinate units in southwest Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bahrain, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Fort.

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