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Lockheed to Provide Sniper Targeting Pods to Belgium

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $12,226,992 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract award for five sniper advanced targeting pods (ATPs) for the Belgian Air Force. Additionally, the contractor will supply eight 1K forward looking infrareds, four two-way data links, one 1K TV, two pylons, one depot lay-in, 12 retrofit power supplies, and three retrofit 1K TVs along with integration, training, support and program management. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Warner Robins, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8540-13-C-0025).

General Atomics to Develop Lynx Radar for Reaper

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $12,844,738 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the MQ-9 stationary targeting improvements. This contract action is for the development and delivery of an improved targeting capability with the Lynx synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on the MQ-9 platform to allow for a more streamlined approach to targeting and quicker decision making by the crew. This effort also builds a certifiable Lynx SAR community sensor model (CSM) in order to allow for future implementation in the full MQ-9 CSM effort as well as a trade study to identify a format for encoding SAR imagery and moving target indicator data within the MQ-9 architecture that enables a common digital video format. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0054).


Lockheed Martin to Redesign F-35 Electronic Warfare Components

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $149,041,442 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the redesign and qualification of replacement F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Electronic Warfare system components due to current diminishing manufacturing sources. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Special Signals Software

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Jose, Calif., was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee $11,650,468 modification #20 to delivery order #0003 to previously awarded contract (FA8620-08-G-3007) to procure the software development and flight test of three additional type E special signals required by the warfighter. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Wins Long-Range Imaging Research and Development Contract

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Company Corp., El Segundo Calif., has been awarded a $19,351,087 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Military Imaging Surveillance Technology-Long Range (MIST-LR) Technical Area 2, to research advance computational imaging techniques in support of beyond-the-diffraction-limit imaging. Air Force Research Laboratory/RQKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-13-C-7372).

Northrop Grumman to Develop Radar Maritime Mode

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a $28,608,128 modification (P00256) to previously awarded F19628-00-C-0100 for completion of maritime modes development for the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP). The total cumulative face value of the contract after this action is $1,514,521,395. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Global Hawk Support Funds

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $169,851,218 (estimated) cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0001) on a definitization of an undefinitized contract action (FA8528-13-C-0005) for contract logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The contractor shall provide all logistics support activities, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments and support segments. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

Honeywell Receives Satellite Control Network Contract Modification

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $550,355,001 modification (P00098) to indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (F04701-02-D-0006) to provide for system and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance, and software maintenance of the Air Force Satellite Control Network. This modification is to exercise contract option period three, contract line item numbers (CLIN 301-311), cost-plus-award-fee, cost-reimbursable, firm-fixed-price in accordance with SMC-B3 option period three (August 2000) for fiscal 2014-2016. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity.

Defense Team Welcomes Lt. Gen. Bob Wood, USA (Ret.)

September 16, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor
Lt. Gen. John R. (Bob) Wood, USA (Ret.), is AFCEA's new executive vice president, defense.

Programs Will Perform or Face the Consequences

September 12, 2013
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army no longer has the luxury of propping up program failures with extra money, causing big changes in the service’s decisions. “If a program doesn’t execute, it’s not going to be a program very long,” said Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, USA, deputy for acquisition and systems management, headquarters, Army, during TechNet Augusta. His repeated this main message throughout his presentation, emphasizing that programs must perform and meet budgets.
 
The general also addressed activities by the acquisition community related to modernizing the Army’s network. “If we’re going to get to one network, we’re really talking about enterprise,” Gen. Greene stated. Budget and world conditions are forcing the military branch to adjust how it carries out business.
 
Gen. Greene explained that under normal circumstances, acquisition officials would have the program objective memorandum for 2015-2019 complete and work on the 2016-2020 version would be underway. But because of issues with national budgets, personnel still are reworking the former version. “It’s going to be tough for my community,” Gen. Greene said. During the recent years of war, the Army has focused on immediate solutions, but now it will have to see further out to make decisions about where to place its bets for the future.  One of the most important investment bets is the network.
 

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