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Bell-Boeing Supports MV-22 Radar Warning System

September 1, 2014

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,395,545 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0096 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Universal Urgent Needs Statement Effort. This order provides for the replacement of the warning system and radar warning receiver system and upgrades the capabilities of the programmer and associated software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Command Launch Computers to Australia

September 1, 2014

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Advanced Hawkeye Contract

September 1, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York,, is being awarded a $32,502,712 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract (N00019-13-C-999) for non-recurring engineering in support of the full rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

United States to Share Space Situational Data with European Organization

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Strategic Command announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

NSA Benefits Outweigh Snowden Damage

August 28, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Revelations about the NSA's monitoring practices created some fallout with the telecommunications industry and other nations, acknowledges Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, the agency’s new director. But the capabilities the agency provides eclipse the damage done.

STRATCOM Improves Space Junk Situational Awareness

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets.

Three Firms Awarded $2.5 Billion for Utility Monitoring

August 26, 2014

Johnson Controls BAS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-14-D-0050); Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-14-D-0051); and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois (W912DY-14-D-0052), were awarded a $2.5 billion combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems. Other contracts may be awarded under this solicitation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures TASER Technology

August 26, 2014

Aardvark, La Verne, California, was awarded a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the components of the Launched Electric Stun Device Program: TASER XP25 Cartridge, TASER X26 Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), Extended Digital Power Magazine, and holster for the CEW. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0092).

Missile Defense Agency Awards Simulation Contract

August 26, 2014

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum $25,472,255 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling, simulation, algorithms and analysis techniques for Missile Defense Concept and Technology Development. This contract provides for development of foundational models, algorithms and data sets in areas critical to high-fidelity, closed-loop (HFCL) simulations of future sensors and interceptors including flight sciences, sensors, communications, algorithms, phenomenology and lethality. MTSI will develop HFCL simulations for the broad portfolio of future sensor and interceptor concepts. New models, algorithms and data sets will be integrated into simulations of interceptors, electro optical/infrared and radio frequency sensors. An additional capability will be provided to integrate these into a system of systems construct to represent the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-D-0003).

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