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Stellar Science to Develop Laser Simulation Capability

October 29, 2014

Stellar Science Ltd., Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $7,429,454 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for research and development on the Directed Energy High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute. Contractor will develop a capability to perform end-to-end simulations of all directed energy weapon (DEW) systems by integrating laser source, target effects, ancillary system components and propagation simulations along with directed energy (DE) platform system, engagement and mission level models. In addition, the work to be performed will include basic research and development of underlying DE technologies and integration of simulations for improving DEW system component performance. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 24, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with two offers received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,958,828 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-15-C-0028).

AAI Supports Shadow in Afghanistan and Iraq

October 29, 2014

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $82,215,853 modification (P00020) to foreign military sales, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract W58RGZ-14-C-0001 to acquire Shadow unmanned aircraft systems performance-based logistics and sustainment/operations. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $15,599,124 were obligated at the time of the award. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $215,842,143. Estimated completion date is Oct. 31, 2015. Work will be performed at Hunt Valley, Maryland (50 percent); Afghanistan (30 percent); Australia (5 percent); and Iraq 15 percent). The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

 

Kratos to Provide Aerial Drone Target Systems

October 29, 2014

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, recently announced that its Defense & Rocket Support Services Division’s Madison Research Corporation (MRC) business unit has been awarded multiple task orders with a combined value of more than $6.5 million under its aerial target support prime contract. The MRC will provide specialized aerial target hardware and support services to the U.S. Army Targets Management Office located at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Additionally, Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division will provide high-speed aerial target systems and services under one of the task orders.

Northrop Grumman Sets World Record with 1-Terahertz Circuit

October 28, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A five-year project funded by the Defense Department’s research arm and developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation has netted the world’s fastest integrated circuit amplifier and a place in the record books.

JCS ISR White Paper Calls for More Joint Solutions

October 27, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is purple—or Pentagon parlance for the military services working together in a joint environment. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls for improved development and the sharing of ISR data and technologies, not just among the U.S. military services, but also with industry and foreign militaries.

Hosted Payloads Might Be Pentagon's Affordable Way into Space

October 24, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Defense Department’s experimental “pathfinder” hosted payload satellite program might be the feasible short-term middle ground sought between commercial satellite providers and the federal government, which have haggled over high costs for commercial-based bandwidth services.

NSA Procures KNOX Smartphones

October 24, 2014

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, recently received the Defense Mobile Classified Capability (DMCC) contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of the contract, General Dynamics will deliver up to 1,000 Samsung KNOX-enabled Galaxy S4 smartphones provisioned with added GD Protected software for the U.S. government. With these new smartphones, authorized government personnel will be able to make secure phone calls and access classified email. With GD Protected software, the phone operates using only authorized software and applications from a trusted source. The company will provide system updates and upgrades over the air. The GD Protected Samsung KNOX Galaxy S4 smartphones will also include government-approved mobile device management from Mobile Iron and secure voice from CellCrypt.

Cobham Awarded Australian Maritime Safety Contract

October 24, 2014

Cobham, Wimborne, United Kingdom, recently announced it has secured the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) contract to provide an airborne search and rescue capability in Australia for 12 years from 2016, with aircraft modification and mobilization activity to commence later this year. AMSA utilizes aircraft based in strategic locations across Australia to perform search and rescue tasks such as searching for missing people, locating activated distress beacons, providing communications support at an incident and dropping survival equipment to people in distress.

The contract, secured through open industry competition, has a value including estimated flying charges of AUD $640 million ($563,283,200 U.S.) over 12 years.  If three additional optional years are exercised by AMSA, the full value would exceed AUD $700 million ($616, 091, 000 U.S.).

Cobham will acquire, modify, commission and then operate and maintain four Bombardier Challenger CL-604 special mission jet aircraft to provide a search and rescue capability over land and at sea. The aircraft will be specially modified to Australian requirements and fitted with new generation sensors, high-vision windows and air operable doors for aerial delivery of life saving equipment. Much of the modification work will be undertaken at Cobham’s facilities in Adelaide, South Australia. The aircraft will be based in Cairns, Melbourne and Perth.

Booz Allen Hamilton Supports Cybersecurity

October 24, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,643,293 task order (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-14-A-0023) to provide technical support services for the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Support program. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia, with an expected completion date of Oct. 16, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,643,293 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with two proposals received. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Airbus to Provide Radio-Equipped Lakota Helicopters

October 24, 2014

Airbus Defense and Space Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $82,917,199 modification (P00852) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to acquire 17 72A Lakota helicopters with airborne radio communications 231 radios. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $82,917,199 were obligated at the time of the award. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $2,660,632,872. Estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2016. Work will be performed at Columbia, Mississippi. Ten bids were solicited, with five offers received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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