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Northrop Grumman Awarded Automatic Target Recognition Contract

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded the fifth contract in a fair opportunity, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity program with a total program amount of $24,375,000 for research and development regarding automatic target recognition (ATR). The Compact ATR and Sustainable Environment (CASE) program addresses efficiency and sustainability concerns associated with the development, operation and maintenance of current non-cooperative ATR technology. Research is focused on reducing template/database dimensionality and cost for single and multi-phenomenology ATR, while maintaining target identification performance. CASE will develop and demonstrate the ability to add new target representations to ATR databases rapidly, including potentially on-the-fly target insertion. CASE will exploit opportunities for increased operational efficiency and robustness through missionization of ATRs. Technology developments will be demonstrated in both laboratory and field environments, including real time flight demonstrations. CASE will also explore the migration of compact ATRs to operational use. The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1750).

Tel-Instrument to Manufacture Flight Line Test Equipment

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,500,000 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture and delivery of communications/navigation radio frequency avionics flight line tester AN/USM-708 and/or AN/USM-719. This contract is in support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and various foreign military sales customers under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0004).

Rockwell Collins to Develop Close Air Support Software

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Network Enabling Software Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $14,960,418 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for development, test, fielding and support of software. This contract supports the Tactical Air Control Party close air support system software version 1.4.5. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting
 activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).

Raytheon Receives Two Cooperative Engagement Capability Contracts

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, St. Petersburg Fla., was awarded a $32,832,550 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-13-C-5212) for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) design agent and engineering services. 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. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $236,663,164. Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Largo, Fla., was awarded a $7,307,299 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00024-13-C-5230) for Cooperative Engagement Capability Common Array Block (CAB) family of antennas. This contract includes a system requirements review/system functional review; a preliminary design review; and a critical design review and initial production of two versions of the CAB antenna. The CAB-Surface will be utilized on surface ships and the CAB Expeditionary will be utilized for U.S. Marine Corps Composite Tracking Network. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity for both awards. 

C4 Integration with Tactical Vehicles Demonstrated

October 24, 2013

One of the U.S. Army’s top priorities is ensuring the right information is available in any environment down to the lowest tactical level on the battlefield. Oshkosh Defense, recently demonstrated its command, control, communications and computers (C4) and systems integration capabilities to connect soldiers to the network on its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).

Lockheed Martin to Continue Supporting Persistent Surveillance in Afghanistan

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin will continue to support a tethered aerostat-based system that provides real-time, around-the-clock reconnaissance and surveillance for warfighters in Afghanistan.

ESN to Provide Engineering and Technical Services

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic awarded an estimated $700,000 task order to Engineering Services Network Inc. (ESN), to provide engineering and technical services.

U.S. Special Operations Command Orders V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicles

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was awarded a contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for non-developmental V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicles (ITV).

Australia Procures Electro-Optical Sensor System

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

L3-Kollmorgen Corp., Northampton, Mass., was awarded a $10,970,754 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5447), for the fiscal 2013 MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System units including the associated equipment, services and emergent provisioned item order for spares requirements and level-of-effort engineering services.

BAE to Provide Deep Water Mine Hunting Technology

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded an $11,005,126 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6302) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three AN/SQQ-32(V)4 Minehunting Sonar Set High Frequency Wideband upgrade systems.

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