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DARPA Announces Eight Robotics Challenge Trials Winners

January 7, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected eight teams eligible to receive up to $1 million to continue their work following the conclusion of the agency’s Robotics Challenge trials. The robots performed a series of eight simple tasks, such as walking a short distance or cutting a hole in a wall, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida.

Raytheon Awarded Phalanx Modification

January 6, 2014

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $52,084,929 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-5405) for design agent engineering and technical support services for Phalanx, SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems required for maintaineance, reliability, and improvements. PHALANX Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. The CIWS is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating outer defense envelopes. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Southwest Research Institute Awarded Telemetry Network System Contract

January 6, 2014

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded an $11,151,506 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to design, develop, test, integrate, and demonstrate the System Manager and Link Manager Reference applications for the Telemetry Network System (TmNS) in support of the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) Integrated Network Enhancement Telemetry Program Office. The MRTFBs will utilize the TmNS to significantly increase test mission efficiency through networked enabled telemetry components. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-C-0010).

Southwest Research Institute Awarded Telemetry Network System Contract

January 6, 2014

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded an $11,151,506 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to design, develop, test, integrate, and demonstrate the System Manager and Link Manager Reference applications for the Telemetry Network System (TmNS) in support of the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) Integrated Network Enhancement Telemetry Program Office. The MRTFBs will utilize the TmNS to significantly increase test mission efficiency through networked enabled telemetry components. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-C-0010).

BAE to Support French E-2C

January 6, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,835,546 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2020) for supplies and services required for the delivery, installation, and testing of six French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Interrogator units for the government of France. The supplies and services to be procured include non-recurring engineering required for the development of French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A IFF Mode 5/S Interrogator, software modifications required for compatibility with the French E-2C aircraft, technical data, and technical support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

BAE to Support French E-2C

January 6, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,835,546 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2020) for supplies and services required for the delivery, installation, and testing of six French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Interrogator units for the government of France. The supplies and services to be procured include non-recurring engineering required for the development of French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A IFF Mode 5/S Interrogator, software modifications required for compatibility with the French E-2C aircraft, technical data, and technical support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Six Small Businesses Awarded Command and Control Contracts

January 6, 2014

Forward Slope, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $47,851,366 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract (N66001-14-D-0095) to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific command and control (C2) technologies, capabilities, and C2-related capabilities in the areas of innovative science and technology research, systems engineering, architecture, design, development, integration, test, experimentation, implementation and support of C2 net-centric operations (tactical, operational, strategic and national interest).  Support includes information processing relating to Joint, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force operations and their interfacing with civil and non-government components and capabilities. Harmonia Holdings Group, Blacksburg, Va., is being awarded a potential $44,913,923 contract (N66001-14-D-0099); Moebius, San Diego, Calif., potential $40,331,599 contract (N66001-14-D-0097); ISPA Technology, Alexandria, Va., a potential to $39,912,645 contract (N66001-14-D-0098); G2 Software Systems, San Diego, a potential $38,650,655 contract (N66001-14-D-0094); Geocent, Metairie, La., a potential $36,444,193 contract (N66001-14-D-0096). The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Support Aircraft for Several Nations

January 6, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $46,652,280 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0110 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for integrated logistics support and sustaining engineering for F/A-18A-D, F/A-18E/F, and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. Support to be provided includes logistics, engineering, provisioning, information systems, technical data updates, support equipment engineering, training and software integration support. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia; Canada, Spain; Finland; Switzerland; Kuwait; and Malaysia under the Foreign Military Sales program. The company also is being awarded $22,218,372 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0140 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the procurement of an automated maintenance environment integrated software for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Space Services Security Upgrade Contract

January 6, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been awarded a $7,459,516 cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00072) on contract (FA8819-08-C-0050) for security upgrades. This contract modification provides for security upgrades on all Joint Execution and Tasking Systems for Space services, which will include upgrading the commercial off the shelf hardware and software; redesigning and re-implementing the developmental software, which builds the PowerPoint documents from data within the database; and redesigning and re-implementing the software which retrieves messages/files from the Multi-compartmented Collaboration Service. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Pakistan Procures Electronic Warfare Suite

January 6, 2014

Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., has been awarded a $9,796,591 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) on an existing contract (FA8540-11-C-0012) for manufacture and delivery of AN/ALQ-211 (V)-9 AIDEWS pod classified and unclassified spares. This award is the result of a source-directed acquisition and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Pakistan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

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