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BAH to Support Saudi Naval Forces

July 3, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,481,100 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in the areas of training and education; engineering; program and financial management; plans and programs; communications, command, control, computers and intelligence (C4I); naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support; logistics and supply; English language training; special studies and management. This contract contains options, which if exercised will bring the contract value to $37,264,370. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (90 percent), Washington, D.C., (5 percent), and Pensacola, Florida area (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2015. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, is the contracting activity (N00189-14-C-Z039).

Lockheed Martin to Define Tasks for F-35 Informational Security

July 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $29,574,329 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-02-C-3002) to define the tasks required to update the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter Air System to be in compliance with informational security functional constraints. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (70 percent) and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2017. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ChemImage to Provide Explosive Detection Kits

July 3, 2014

ChemImage Bio Threat LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was awarded a $13 million firm-fixed-price contract to procure the enhancement, testing, and delivery of vehicle-mounted Light Guard Mercury explosive detection systems. The Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-C-0059).

Federal Aviation Administration Approves First Unmanned Quadrotor

July 2, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Instant Eye small unmanned aerial system received approval last Thursday from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be used by an energy company, which will conduct research, development and training to see if the system is practical for inspecting infrastructure such as pipelines, power lines and insulators on towers. It is the first unmanned quadrotor to receive FAA certification and may be the lightest aircraft ever certified. The approval opens the door for the system to be used for a wide range of commercial applications.

Inertial Navigation System Global Market Predicted to Hit $4.63 Billion

July 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The inertial navigation system (INS) market size is estimated to be $2.75 billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.98 percent to reach $4.63 billion by 2019, according to Research and Markets, a Dublin-based market analysis firm.

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

July 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Today the U.S. Defense Department released its strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This strategy will direct the department’s efforts to prevent hostile actors from acquiring WMD, contain and reduce WMD threats and ensure the department can respond effectively to WMD crises.

MIT Awarded $656 Million for Lincoln Laboratory Operation

June 30, 2014

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded a $656,656,998 modification (P00532) on a cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract (FA8721-05-C-0002) for the operation of the Lincoln Laboratory Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Enterprise Acquisition Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Navy Awards P-8A Funds

June 30, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded $14,863,552 for delivery order 3051 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the P-8A Poseidon Increment 3 Interface Development. This order includes two Mission Systems Emulation Environment (MSEE) units with all required hardware, Tactical Open Mission software with P-8 baseline architecture interface data exposure modifications, interface adapter computer software configuration items, and P-8A real-time simulator and interactive warfare simulator. In addition, this order includes the development, documentation, and delivery of hardware and software updates for four MSEE units. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
 

Rockwell Collins to Provide Aircraft Radios

June 30, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $7,694,320 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 80 RT-1939(C)/ARCs and 80 994M-4 Link 11 smart mounts without isolators. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Awarded Advanced Hawkeye Funds

June 30, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $8,258,253 for ceiling priced delivery order 7252 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-034G) for the repair of 51 line items for the Advanced Hawkeye system used on the E-2D aircraft. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons System Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

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