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.
The Indonesian Navy has ordered two NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulators, each with a 270-degree field of view projected on a cylindrical screen, from VSTEP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The simulator bridges match the actual SIGMA Class Corvette bridge, allowing efficient and true-to-life bridge operations and navigation training. The Indonesian Navy also ordered five custom built ports, and customized navigation screens. VSTEP cooperated with local development and implementation partners, to increase the local content.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $8 million for services in support of the helicopter autonomous landing system. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $9,250,005 contract modification for C-130J Group A large aircraft infrared countermeasures kits. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,621,177,812. Fiscal 2011 funds are being used. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLNNC is the contracting activity.
Immersive Media Tactical Solutions LLC, Fredericksburg, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $14,456,145 for the procurement of route convoy patrol recorders and associated services. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
Technology Service Corp., Silver Spring, Md., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $19 million for the development of a route optimization for survivability against sensors system. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is training with Warfighter Information Network–Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 capabilities for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The nodes will provide the division’s on-the-move network, delivering situational awareness information and enabling mission command. In addition to connecting ground soldiers, the network allows company commanders in vehicles to receive orders in real time from higher headquarters.
HighAction LLC., Fairfax, Va.; Soft Tech Consulting Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Unitech Consulting LLC, doing business as Chameleon Integrated Services, Saint Louis, Mo.; and NOVA Corporation, Chambersburg, Pa., were each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Defense Information Systems Agency Information Technology Enterprise Support Services (DESS). The awardees under this contract will provide support services to operate, maintain, and modernize DISA's Information Technology enterprise.
Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded an $8,640,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of three AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Systems in support of the F/A-18 E/F aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Communications and Power Industries LLC, Microwave Power Products Division, Palo Alto, Calif., is being awarded a potential $35, 291, 485 firm-fixed-price requirements contract to repair a total estimated quantity of 625 continuous wave illuminator electron tubes for the AN-SPY radar program, within the AEGIS weapon system. The Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity.
Sage Management Enterprise LLC, Columbia, Md., is being awarded a $7,955,374 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for advanced multi-integration sensor engineering reports.This contract provides advanced systems engineering, research, and analysis of sensors, networks, and ground stations spanning multiple disciplines to enable the future fielding of operational capabilities.
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $8,627,879 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract services in support of the Phase II AIM-9X System Improvement Program for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and the government of Saudi Arabia, including hardware and software development activities and implementation of security architecture requirements. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., Largo, Fla., is being awarded a $30,020,420 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract for design agent and engineering services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) program. The CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units.
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