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King Aerospace to Provide ISR Aircraft

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.

Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Contract Modified

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.

BAH Awarded ISR Contract

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).

BAH Awarded ISR Contract

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).

U.S. Army Procures Manpack Radio Kits

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.

Lockheed to Provide Sniper Pods to Saudi Arabia

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. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Deliver Friend or Foe Interrogator to Saudi Arabia

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.  

Northrop Grumman to Provide Navy Computers

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).

Scalable Communications Key to Marine Typhoon Response

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.

Lessons From Iraq Guide Afghanistan Exit

January 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

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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