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Navy Scientists Create Harder Ceramic for Armor Windows

May 15, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Scientists with the U.S. Naval Research Lab are the first to succeed at creating a ceramic window for all types of military vehicles that is not only 50 percent harder than current materials, but lighter, more crack resistant and likely to be a cost-saving endeavor, researchers say.

Halvorsen Named Acting Defense Department CIO

May 14, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Terry Halvorsen, currently the U.S. Navy’s chief information officer (CIO), will take over as the Defense Department’s acting CIO on May 21, a position vacated somewhat abruptly by Teri Takai when she announced at the end of April that she would be leaving the post by May 2.

Lockheed to Fix F-16 Radar Interoperability Issue for Pakistan and Thailand

May 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $7,253,896 modification (P00068) to FA8615-07-C-6032 for F-16 production contracts. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $430,377,045. This modification incorporates a solution to solve a radar interoperability issue affecting F-16 aircraft produced for Pakistan and Thailand under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2016. The contract supports 100 percent foreign military sales for Thailand and Pakistan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Edifice-Schlosser Receives Missile Defense Netted Sensor System Contract

May 15, 2014

Edifice-Schlosser Joint Venture, Hyattsville, Maryland, was awarded a $17,891,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912DR-14-C-0017).

Raytheon to Provide P-8A Radar Kits

May 15, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $50,121,721 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-13-C-0161) to exercise an option for the procurement of 16 APY-10 radar kits for full-rate initial production Lot I P-8A Poseidon aircraft. In addition, this option provides for installation and checkout technical support, configuration management, reliability and maintainability failure reporting and corrective actions, engineering change orders/proposals, integrated logistics support, technical data and repair. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Provide GPS Software Security

May 15, 2014

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $20,022,313 modification (P00017) to FA8807-12-C-0013 for software coding and security on the military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment contract. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $50,916,525. The contract modification is to mature the software coding of the GPS receiver cards being developed and perform security certification to enable faster fielding of M-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Leonie Awarded Afghanistan Information Support Contract

May 15, 2014

Leonie Industries LLC, Pacific Palisades, California, was awarded a $55,449,092 firm-fixed-price competitive contract for the Military Information Support Task Force–Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 21, 2019. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-14-C-0002).

HART Technologies Wins Rapid Prototyping Contract

May 15, 2014

HART Technologies, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,182,700 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and firm-fixed-price delivery orders to provide for rapid prototype development, hardware fabrication, hardware and software for prototype or prototype pre-production units and kits in support of the Battle Management Systems, Dragon Spear and Littoral Combat Ship programs. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-14-D-1009).

Small Businesses Awarded Telecommunications Contracts

May 15, 2014

Long Wave Incorporated, Oklahoma City (N39430-14-D-1422); SiteMaster Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma (N39430-14-D-1423); and Shape Construction Incorporated, Bremerton, Washington (N39430-14-D-1424), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for construction services for specialized antennas, towers, and communication facilities at Navy installations worldwide. The maximum dollar value including the base period and two option periods for all three contracts combined is $45,000,000. The work to be performed provides for the maintenance, repair, or new construction of telecommunication towers and supporting communications and electrical equipment for Navy telecommunication towers. These requirements may include project development, concept development, design, engineering analysis, preparation of plans, writing of specifications, estimation of construction costs, fabrication, construction, and controlling quality, troubleshooting, overhauling old equipment, procuring new components, equipment installation and testing. SiteMaster Incorporated is being awarded task order 0001 at $669,794 for the extension of top-load radials at the Naval Radio Transmitting Facility, Aguada, Puerto Rico. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by November 2014. All work on this contract will be performed at various Navy installations worldwide. The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of May 2017. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards Israeli F-35A Mission Systems Software Funds

May 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $101,900,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-reimbursement contract (N00019-12-C-0070). This modification provides for non-recurring engineering and sustainment tasks for mission systems software and autonomic logistics development of the F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing Air System for the government of Israel under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of autonomic logistics hardware to support Israel pilot training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in April 2015. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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