Defense Operations

August 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

Industry has been reacting to sequestration woes for some time, but now it appears the details of downsizing are finally making their way into the military sector.

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded an NTE $26,222,034 undefinitized contract action (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0106) for Extended Range Phase 2 to provide extended range capabilities for the Block 1 MQ-9 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $33,931,514 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8650-13-C-5800) to enable collaborative research partnerships between Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and academia and industry in areas including but not limited to materials and manufacturing and aerospace sensors that engage a diverse pool of domestic businesses that employ scientists and engineers in technical areas required to develop critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces through specific AFR

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., has been awarded a $49,836,788 delivery order (HC1047-05-D-4000-0241) for SENSIAC cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for rapid sensor technology analysis, development, and testing to include analysis (including paper studies, modeling and simulation, laboratory experiments, and operational evaluations) of sensor technologies relative to operational requirements. This delivery order is the result of an award on an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Manufacturing Techniques Inc., Kilmarnock, Va., is being awarded a $32,669,822 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, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-13-D-1022).

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $200,504,841 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-11-C-0001) for the procurement of 354 each AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Low Rate Initial Production Lot 13 Missiles and Block II Active Optical Target Detectors for the U.S. Navy (92), U.S. Air Force (92), and the governments of Morocco (20), Malaysia (20), Kuwait (80); and Oman (50).

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Compass Systems Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,978,215 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of an airborne system in support of the Electro-Optical (EO) and Special Mission Sensors Division of the Avionics Department. This contract includes research of emerging technologies, including radar, EO, fusion engines, automatic target recognition and other related intelligence gathering sensors, related to the targeting of enemy positions for improved weapons delivery. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisio

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

SSB Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $8,192,670 for technical support services in the areas of database and web development and maintenance for command and control applications. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-13-D-0014).

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ultra Electronics—Special Operations Technology Inc., Annapolis Junction, Md., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $22,790,011 for the installation, maintenance and operation services in support of communications intercept systems in Afghanistan. The Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9113M-13-C-0039).

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sonalysts, Waterford, Conn., has been being awarded a $17,149,698 modification (P00038) on a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8806-08-C-0001) for Standard Space Trainer (SST) Global Positioning System Next Generation Operation Control System Mission Specific Vendor Plug-In. The contract modification is for development of a training system to operate within the SST training environment. Space and Missile Systems Center Range and Network Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.        

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $7,050,538 cost-plus-fixed fee contract with firm-fixed-price line items for continued support of the multi-tube weapon simulator (MTWS) and common weapon launcher (CWL) products and services.This procurement will provide the necessary technical services and associated products to support technology improvements and enhanced capabilities for in-service CWL and MTWS systems in support of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system.This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulativ

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $9,485,996 for the development of a camera co-collection system. Fiscal 2012 research, development, testing and engineering funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-C-0010).

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $29,601,551 for the testing and delivery of the Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D018).

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $59,300,000 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W15P7T-09-D-M615) for the procurement of spare parts for the Duke System that counters radio control improvised explosive devices. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $788,903,561. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

August 6, 2013

 

At the direction of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense, has ordered a 20 percent reduction in headquarters management spending throughout the U.S. Defense Department. The cuts apply to all higher headquarters staff, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistants (PSAs) and their defense agency staffs, the Joint Staff, and Service Secretary and Service Chief staffs.

August 6, 2013

 

The U.S. Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE) achieved initial operational capability (IOC) on July 31. The JIE is the largest restructuring of information technology management in the military’s history. At the end of the project, personnel will have access to a secure joint environment made up of a shared information technology infrastructure, a single security architecture and enterprise services.

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin–Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $223,310,000 for the procurement of Modernized-Target Acquisition Designations Sight pilot night vision sensors and related services in support of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-13-C-0104). 

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Advanced Technology Systems Co., McLean, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales (FMS) contract with a maximum value of $26,666,806 for the procurement of tetra trunked radio communication systems for the Lebanese Armed Forces. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D082). 

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