Defense Operations

May 14. 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

East: Joint Warfighting 2013 Online Show Daily, Day 1

Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, set the tone for East: Joint Warfighting 2013 taking place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia, May 14-16, when he opened the conference by talking about changes and choices in today’s morning keynote address. Although the obvious change is the reduction in financial resources, the other is one that has been mentioned at previous AFCEA International conferences: the shift in focus from Southwest Asia to the entire Pacific region.

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a time-and-materials contract with a maximum amount of $24,597,416 for operation and maintenance services in support of Army Knowledge Online—Enterprise Services. The Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Cubic Simulation Systems Inc., Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $19,930,555 modification to a previously award firm-fixed-price, foreign-military-sales (FMS) contract for the procurement of Israeli Defense Forces Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Plus Systems and related services. The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications Corp., San Carlos, Calif., is being awarded an $8,419,810 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to establish a depot for repair of the L8003 output traveling wave tube used in the AN/ALQ-99 (V) Band 4 pod on E/A-6B Prowler and E/A-18 Growler aircraft. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications Corp., San Carlos, Calif., is being awarded an $8,419,810 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to establish a depot for repair of the L8003 output traveling wave tube used in the AN/ALQ-99 (V) Band 4 pod on E/A-6B Prowler and E/A-18 Growler aircraft. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

May 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

It’s time for military leaders, and yes, even members of the intelligence community, to come out from behind the curtain. They not only need to share with the public what networks and radios and tanks and guns mean to a warfighter’s safety but also what they mean to global security.

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Information Innovators Inc., Springfield, Va., has been awarded a $13,781,568 firm-fixed-price, incrementally-funded contract modificatio to contract for non-personal services to provide support of the virtual Enterprise IT Service Desk supporting NIPRnet and SIPRnet with several locations. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $82,779,491. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency/A7K is the contracting activity. 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,837,950 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) in support of the AH-1W helicopters. This contract includes the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations, and non-recurring engineering and program support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $89,425,943 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification that extends the operation and logistics support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads. The contractor shall provide all labor, resources, equipment other direct costs, and travel of contractor personnel for deployment support and operation of the fielded BACN equipped systems. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity. 
 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $110,261,703 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems product support and fleet sustainment operations. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $354,683,431. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 9, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

Unmanned vehicles may become joint platforms as new software allows operators using a standard control system to use craft employed by different services. So, an Army squad deep in the battlefield may be able to use data accessed directly from a Navy unmanned aerial vehicle to bring an Air Force strike to bear against enemy forces.

May 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, N.Y. is being awarded $7 million for ceiling-priced delivery order #7168 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the repair of 13 line items on the advanced electronic attack system used on the EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
 

May 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 3, 2013

The U.S. Army is expanding its Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP) with a high/medium power close-in radar system. The new mobile system will provide fine detail when tracking munitions and other targets at a range of at least 37 miles. The close-in radar system joins the fly-out radar system, the first range instrumentation radar system developed as part of the RRRP. The program aims to help the Army modernize test ranges through cost-effective, digital technologies.

May 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

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