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Boeing to Upgrade P-8A Trainers

October 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $26,650,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0022) to incorporate the Test Release 21.1 block software upgrade on eight operational flight trainers, six weapons tactics trainers, three part task trainers, and 44 mission system desktop trainers in support of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft low rate initial production II. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Procures Submarine Imaging Systems

October 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $8,847,668 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00024-09-C-6247) to exercise an option to procure 20 AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems (ISIS) and associated spares. The ISIS provides mission critical, all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
 

Lockheed Martin to Support Global Transportation Network

October 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, Va., has been awarded a minimum $8,340,165 modification (0265-01) on a base contract (SP4701-08-A-0008-0265) for support of fiscal year 2014 operational and sustainment services for the operational infrastructures, applications, and interfaces of the Integrated Data Environment Global Transportation Network Convergence (IGC) programs enterprise data warehouse. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services Office, Philadelphia, Pa.

TASC to Research Laser Bioeffects

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

TASC Inc., Andover, Md., has been awarded a $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Optical Radiation Bioeffects and Safety (ORBS) program. The objective of the ORBS program is to conduct research on kinetic energy systems to assist in transitioning Defense Department technologies. Research efforts will include the following technical areas: novel laser bioeffects, laser eye protection and advanced technology demonstration, and applied high energy laser bioeffects. Basic and applied research will be conducted on optical radiation hazards expected in future combat scenarios with the view toward development of appropriate countermeasures. Contract deliverables include data, hardware and software. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-6519).  

Iridium Satellite Awarded Sole-Source Contract

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Iridium Satellite LLC, McLean, Va. was awarded a $7,241,112 sole-source contract for hardware and software repairs, maintenance, Gateway Technical Assistance Center support and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert services for the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services Defense Department Gateway Iridium components. The total potential contract term is for five years to include a one-year base period and four one-year options. The total potential value of this contract is $38,000,004, with the base and each option year period including both firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contract line items. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-National Capital Region is the contracting activity (HC1047-13-C-4037). 

Northrop Grumman Awarded Automatic Target Recognition Contract

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded the fifth contract in a fair opportunity, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity program with a total program amount of $24,375,000 for research and development regarding automatic target recognition (ATR). The Compact ATR and Sustainable Environment (CASE) program addresses efficiency and sustainability concerns associated with the development, operation and maintenance of current non-cooperative ATR technology. Research is focused on reducing template/database dimensionality and cost for single and multi-phenomenology ATR, while maintaining target identification performance. CASE will develop and demonstrate the ability to add new target representations to ATR databases rapidly, including potentially on-the-fly target insertion. CASE will exploit opportunities for increased operational efficiency and robustness through missionization of ATRs. Technology developments will be demonstrated in both laboratory and field environments, including real time flight demonstrations. CASE will also explore the migration of compact ATRs to operational use. The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1750).

Tel-Instrument to Manufacture Flight Line Test Equipment

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,500,000 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture and delivery of communications/navigation radio frequency avionics flight line tester AN/USM-708 and/or AN/USM-719. This contract is in support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and various foreign military sales customers under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0004).

Rockwell Collins to Develop Close Air Support Software

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Network Enabling Software Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $14,960,418 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for development, test, fielding and support of software. This contract supports the Tactical Air Control Party close air support system software version 1.4.5. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting
 activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).

Raytheon Receives Two Cooperative Engagement Capability Contracts

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, St. Petersburg Fla., was awarded a $32,832,550 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-13-C-5212) for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) design agent and engineering services. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $236,663,164. Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Largo, Fla., was awarded a $7,307,299 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-13-C-5230) for Cooperative Engagement Capability Common Array Block (CAB) family of antennas. This contract includes a system requirements review/system functional review; a preliminary design review; and a critical design review and initial production of two versions of the CAB antenna. The CAB-Surface will be utilized on surface ships and the CAB Expeditionary will be utilized for U.S. Marine Corps Composite Tracking Network. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity for both awards. 

C4 Integration with Tactical Vehicles Demonstrated

October 24, 2013

One of the U.S. Army’s top priorities is ensuring the right information is available in any environment down to the lowest tactical level on the battlefield. Oshkosh Defense, recently demonstrated its command, control, communications and computers (C4) and systems integration capabilities to connect soldiers to the network on its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).

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