Coalition interoperability has received a good deal of focus during the past few years. The Afghan Mission Network (AMN) has given many hope that a repeatable solution for coalition operations could be developed that would allow rapid deployment of a coalition-compatible network for future conflicts. The Future Mission Network (FMN) is envisioned to allow coalition partners to plug into a standards-compliant network with the functionality and security needed to support complex operations.
Additive manufacturing, more commonly understood in the technology world as 3-D printing, is here to stay. Integrating this technology into our fleet and logistical supply chains now could provide incredible benefits, even though the technology still is relatively nascent. The Economist calls this “the third industrial revolution,” and, indeed, these techniques could transform the way we supply materiel in the wars we fight.
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $12,703,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the development and integration of the joint standoff weapon AGM-154C-1 into the F/A-18E/F aircraft's H10E operational flight program software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
GXM Consulting LLC, Ashburn, Va., is being awarded a $29,216,585 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This award supports the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Transformative Apps program. DARPA, Arlington, Va., is the contracting agency.
Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $45 million modification exercising the first option year of a two year base contract with one two-year option and one one-year option for digital imaging network-picture archive communications system. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Mass., was awarded a $50,640,962 fixed-price-incentive, firm fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract for 19 D-RAPCON systems. The D-RAPCON system is a deployable air traffic control surveillance system that provides a supportable, adaptable, persistent, expeditionary terminal approach and enroute surveillance and control capability for use by joint, coalition and civil aircraft worldwide. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBAK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,826,247 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infra red imagery in support of land based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and other overseas contingency operations to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
ImSAR LLC, Springville, Utah, was awarded an $8,760,829 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, for research services in support of the ultra-small aperture radar. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $32,760,829. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity.
Thales Raytheon Systems Co., LLC, Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a $23,147,096 modification, to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to procure Sentinel Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe kits and spares. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $30,442,096. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Md., was awarded a $19,500,000 modification, to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, to provide services in support of the vehicle and dismount exploitation radars. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $177,447,882. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory officials have announced the winners of the 2013 Federal Virtual Challenge at the Defense Users’ GameTech Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The challenge featured two distinct focus areas for entries. The first required training critical thinking and adaptability skills in an immersive environment and measuring learners’ progress. The second focused on improving user interfaces in virtual environments, specifically for individual and group navigation.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,689,518 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed- price contract for the full rate production of 1,496 precision laser guidance sets (DSU-38/B) and the appropriate shipping containers for the U. S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the governments of Saudi Arabia and Japan. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $34,278,736 firm-fixed-price contract for 336 AN/APX-125 F-16 Mode 5 Advanced Identify Friend/Foe units.
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $7,790,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for acquisition of Raytheon GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing (SAASM) modules. The IDIQ will provide authorized Defense Department and foreign military sales users with GPS SAASM. The contract involves foreign military sales. Space and Missile Systems Center/GDK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $35,696,841 contract modification for Global Hawk engineering and manufacturing development. The total cumulative face value of the multi-year contract is $2,297,747,550. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WIGK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.