Defense Operations

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $173,643,542 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-no-fee, time and material contract for sustainment of the LITENING Targeting Pod System. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

March 15, 2013
By Max Cacas
NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory flies over the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, Palmdale, California. The  DC-8 is participating in ACCESS flights measuring the emissions and performance of biofuels in jet engines.  (NASA Photo)

NASA is in the midst of its first phase of flight tests to determine the effects of alternative biofuels on the emissions and performance of jet engines flying at altitude.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

W.M. Robots LLC, Colmar, Pa., is being awarded an $18,081,851 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Vallon mine detectors and consumable spares in support of foreign military sales to Afghanistan. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., is being awarded an $8,387,809 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for software and hardware architecture framework prototype development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $20,562,405 contract modification for large aircraft infrared countermeasure hardware and support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $30 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for contractor logistics support services in support of the AN/ASQ-236 aircraft radar pod. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, N.Y., was awarded an $11,989,659 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure interim contractor support for the AN/TPQ-53 radar systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

BAE Systems Inc., Nashua, N.H., was awarded a $66,000,015 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of AN/AAR-57 common missile warning systems.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2), Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $9,040,687 not to exceed delivery order #1082 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the repair of parts for the NA/UYQ-70 advanced display and processor systems for tactical and command, control, communication, computers intelligence (C4I) applications for target acquisition and tracking, weapons control, theater air defense, anti-submarine warfare, battle group communication and airborne surveillance and control. U.S.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a potential $21,213,511 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $71,623,427 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the modification and delivery of six vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and seven ground control stations in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 13, 2013
By Max Cacas

On the road to the future “expeditionary Army of 2020,” Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, USA, chief information officer/G-6, says the path through a changed environment will include buying only what is needed to deal with network and information technology refresh programs in the short term. In discussing how the Army will spend its money in the year to come, Gen. Lawrence said that her staff has done the basic engineering work and initial purchasing decisions for the network modernization of 10 installations.

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
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/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $6,575,554 firm-fixed-price contract for the services in support of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
 

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded an $11,716,130 fixed-price-incentive contract modification to procure logistics support for the Universal Ground Control System and Universal Ground Data Terminal. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $32,399,999 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of operational flight trainers, spare parts and contractor logistic support. Work will be performed in Arlington and Taiwan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training & Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications Avionics Systems Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for $18,631,032 for Chinook (CH-47) Helicopter flight display units. Using military service is Army. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. 

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

Aero Thermo Technology Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a potential $20,741,835 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide guidance systems, technical, analytical and program services to support the TRIDENT II Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile guidance systems requirements for strategic systems programs. They will support key guidance system technology development and coordination between the U.S.

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