Defense Operations

December 20, 2013

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., NGIS, Herndon, Va., has been awarded an $8,424,108 modification (P00012) for an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8750-13-C-0120) for software enhancement, testing, integration and maintenance. The contract modification is to provide a full spectrum of technical support to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to maintain, enhance and operate the current infrastructure and applications and incorporate new capabilities required to meet future mission requirements.

December 20, 2013

Exelis Inc., Herndon, Va., has been awarded a $10 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00011) for a ceiling increase to an existing contract (FA8750-09-D-0002). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $59,900,000. The contract modification is to maintain support and prevent loss of support for the 120 operationally deployed systems and continue basic development to address operational gaps.

December 20, 2013

The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., has been awarded a $12,322,017 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00063) on an existing contract (FA8819-08-C-0006) for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. The contract modification is for uninterrupted satellite operations, maintenance, and anomaly resolution of the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2013

Rockwell Collins Inc., Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $46,654,122 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for B-2 Common Very Low Frequency Receiver Increment 1 engineering manufacturing development (EMD) effort. The EMD phase includes the modification, qualification, and testing of the system which consists primarily of an existing terminal/receiver design, an antenna, a Human Machine Interface display, power supply, and other ancillary equipment to enable receipt and display of emergency action messages, including a mission planning ground station.

December 20, 2013

NOVA Corp., Chambersburg, Pa., is being awarded a one-year modification on firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-12-C-0011) for $6,942,234 to provide information technology support for the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD). Washington Headquarters Services, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2013

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a $27,230,781 modification (P00017), sole source, firm-fixed-price to contract (HQ0147-12-C-0005), under a foreign military sales (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide initial spares for the AN/TPY-2 radars being delivered as part of a whole FMS case as an element of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System. The contract modification increases the total contract value from $624,603,783 to $651,834,564. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (HQ0147).

December 20, 2013

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronic, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $10,551,915 firm-fixed-price contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of 45 low-rate initial production technical refresh AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters mission computers in support of Marine Corps helicopters. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-14-C-0020).

December 20, 2013

Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Rancho Cordova, Calif., is being awarded a $49,152,320 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the repair of 1,600 10 KT traveling wave tubes for the AN-SPY-1 radar program within the AEGIS weapon system. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-14-D-D002).

December 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Support and Training, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $103,865,047 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, system design and development contract (N68335-10-C-0225) to exercise two options for the procurement of 36 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) low rate initial production units.

December 20, 2013

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $10,270,794 modification (P00098) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 for Research and Development for Advance Electronic Protect, Integrated Air and Missile Defense System of Systems capability, IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS System Development and Demonstration).  Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,900,000 and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $370,794 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2015.

December 20, 2013

King Aerospace Inc., Addison, Texas, was awarded a $32,353,000 modification (P00213) to contract W58RGZ-05-C-0302 for life cycle support for the airborne reconnaissance low DeHaveilland Dash 7 aircraft fleet. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2013

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $37,872,000 modification (P00048) to contract W15QKN-12-C-0103 for maintenance of the M153 common remotely operated weapon station. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $49,916,668 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the dematerialization-centric intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance effort to perform analyses, assessments, studies, and operational exercises of technologies and systems. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-14-D-0001).

December 20, 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $49,916,668 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the dematerialization-centric intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance effort to perform analyses, assessments, studies, and operational exercises of technologies and systems. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-14-D-0001).

December 20, 2013

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., was awarded a $107,309,000 modification (P00402) to contract W15P7T-04-C-E405 to procure 1500 Manpack radio kits and 500 dismount kits. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded an $8,808,979 (not-to-exceed) firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) on an existing contract (FA8540-12-C-0012) for sniper advanced targeting pods (ATP) for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The contractor will provide compact multiband data link software and firmware configuration support on the RSAF's F-15SA aircraft and provide resources required for the management, fabrication, repair, support, testing and shipping of its non-developmental item sniper ATP system.

December 20, 2013

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has been awarded a $12,878,000, firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-C-0002) for identification friend or foe (IFF) AN/APX-114 Interrogators. The contractor will provide 94 IFFs for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The company also was awarded an $11,662,862 firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-003) for identification friend or foe AN/APX-119 transponders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.  

December 20, 2013

Northrop Grumman, Woodland Hills, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $7,784,925 un-definitized contract for the manufacture and delivery of computers for Navy support services. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPRPA1-09-G-001Z-5011).

December 20, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

When the U.S. Marines needed to set up an emergency communications system on site in the wake of the devastating typhoon that ravaged the Philippines in November, they used an existing rapid deployment networking suite, which allowed nearly instant links with the two governments and with nongovernmental organizations as well. And, it all began with equipment carried into theater as if it were checked baggage.

January 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
Heavy machinery from the 864th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element, grade and pack the Afghan dirt as the engineer soldiers reconfigure an old retro sort yard into a material overflow yard.

The retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan requires a monumental effort after almost 13 years of war and an influx of billions of dollars’ worth of materiel to the country. To return the necessary pieces along with personnel from the landlocked location, logisticians around the military are developing creative solutions that offer redundancy. Plans are progressing more smoothly than in Iraq, as experts apply lessons learned and a hub-and-spoke model that allows for a controlled collapsing of installations.

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