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Qatar to Develop Optionally Piloted Aircraft

March 27, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Thales recently announced the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle-Aircraft (OPV-A), a high-performance intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance system.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Weather Radar Contract

March 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded an $84,289,101 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the C-5 Core Mission Computer/Color Weather Radar Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Program. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-14-C-6596).

Raytheon Awarded Mine Neutralization Contract Modification

March 27, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $17,683,352 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) low-rate initial production systems and provide engineering services and support. The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device. The system will be deployed from the MH-60 helicopter as part of the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission module. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Provide Ship Monitoring System

March 27, 2014

General Dynamics-Advanced Information Systems, Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $10,485,397 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6206) for fiscal 2014 and 2015 multi-purpose processor cabinet and the Total Ship Monitoring System. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Newbegin Operates Online Parts Store for U.S. Air Forces Central Command

March 27, 2014

Newbegin Enterprise Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has been awarded a $15 million modification (P00005) on indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract (FA4803-11-D-0001) to exercise option year three for U.S. Air Forces Central (USAFCENT) Internet-Based Contractor Operated Part Store. The contract modification provides for the contractor to provide automotive and related vehicle parts, automotive chemicals, corrosion control materials, upholstery material, and accessories for USAFCENT vehicles/equipment located in USAFCENT area of responsibility. 20th Contracting Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Hypertemporal Imaging Contract

March 27, 2014

The Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $33,680,614 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the hypertemporal imaging space experiment payload. The primary objective of the hypertemporal imaging space experiment payload effort is to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a space-flight ready instrument capable of conducting hypertemporal imaging from a geosynchronous earth orbit. Detachment 8, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA9453-14-C-0211).   

Hitachi Awarded Radiology Contract

March 27, 2014

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $90,254,284 modification (P00017) exercising the fifth option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8331) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, components, upgrades, accessories, and installation. This is a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment contract. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Siemens Receives Nearly $2 Billion Radiology Contract

March 27, 2014

Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., Malvern, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $1,789,537,539 modification (P00101) exercising the fifth option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8314) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, service, and repair and parts. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Selex ES Signs Contracts for Italy’s Future Soldier Program

March 27, 2014

Selex ES recently announced it signed two contracts, together worth about 60 million euro, relating to the SWave Software Defined Radio (SDR) portable terminals and Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggles (TM-NVG) for Italy’s Future Soldier program, which will modernize the systems and equipment of soldiers. The first supply consists of 2726 radio SDR Hand-Helds for the Italian Army’s light infantry troops. The company also will provide 2726 TM-NVG night vision goggles, a third-generation binocular device developed to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the nocturnal tactical mobility of the future soldier. 

Navy News on the Go

March 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Navy has launched a multiplatform mobile app to connect sailors and families with relevant and updated content.

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