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Catapult Health Technology to Provide Research Lab IT Support

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Catapult Health Technology Group, Bethesda, Md., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract with a cumulative maximum value of $26,917,073 for information technology support services for multiple locations of the Army Research Laboratory. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Installation Contracting Division, Adelphi Division, Adelphi, Md., is he contracting activity (W911QX-13-F-0030).

Multiple Firms to Support Unmanned Systems

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
AM Pierce and Associates, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-13-D-0009); BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md. (N00421-13-D-0010); Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md. (N00421-13-D-0011); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-D-13-0012); Engility Corp., Chantilly, Va. (N00421-13-D-0013), and Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (N00421-13-D-0013) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for the procurement of systems engineering support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Department, Aircraft Control Systems Division. These services will provide engineering support to developmental programs such as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems, the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, War Fighter Networking, Unmanned Aircraft System/Ground Based Sense and Avoid and Automated Aerial Refueling Support. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these contracts is $243,105,875 and the companies will have the opportunity to compete on individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

The Bottom Line: Downsizing Devil is in the Details

August 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

Industry has been reacting to sequestration woes for some time, but now it appears the details of downsizing are finally making their way into the military sector.

General Atomics to Extend Reaper Range

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded an NTE $26,222,034 undefinitized contract action (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0106) for Extended Range Phase 2 to provide extended range capabilities for the Block 1 MQ-9 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Air Force Research Laboratory Awards Collaborative Research Contract

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $33,931,514 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8650-13-C-5800) to enable collaborative research partnerships between Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and academia and industry in areas including but not limited to materials and manufacturing and aerospace sensors that engage a diverse pool of domestic businesses that employ scientists and engineers in technical areas required to develop critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces through specific AFRL Core Technical Competencies. AFRL Wright Research Site, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp Receives Sensors Contract

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., has been awarded a $49,836,788 delivery order (HC1047-05-D-4000-0241) for SENSIAC cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for rapid sensor technology analysis, development, and testing to include analysis (including paper studies, modeling and simulation, laboratory experiments, and operational evaluations) of sensor technologies relative to operational requirements. This delivery order is the result of an award on an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Enterprise Sourcing Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity.

Virginia Firm to Prototype Battle Management Systems

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Manufacturing Techniques Inc., Kilmarnock, Va., is being awarded a $32,669,822 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and firm-fixed-price delivery orders to provide for rapid prototype development, hardware fabrication, hardware and software for prototype or prototype pre-production units and kits in support of the battle management systems, Dragon Spear and Littoral Combat Ship programs. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-13-D-1022).

Raytheon Supports Missile Defense for Multiple Nations

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $200,504,841 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-11-C-0001) for the procurement of 354 each AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Low Rate Initial Production Lot 13 Missiles and Block II Active Optical Target Detectors for the U.S. Navy (92), U.S. Air Force (92), and the governments of Morocco (20), Malaysia (20), Kuwait (80); and Oman (50). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 178 Block II Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy (58), U.S. Air Force (58), and the governments of Morocco (10), Malaysia (8), Kuwait (20), and Oman (24); nine Special Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy (7) and the government of Saudi Arabia (2); 147 All Up Round Containers for the U.S. Navy (43), U.S. Air Force (39), and the governments of Saudi Arabia (1), Morocco (9), Malaysia (8), Kuwait (28), and Oman (19); 19 Guidance Unit Containers for the governments of Malaysia (6), Kuwait (6) and Oman (7); three Spare Propulsion Steering Sections for the U.S. Navy (1), U.S. Air Force (1) and the government of Morocco (1); one Spare Missile Tube Assembly for the government of Morocco; three Spare Advanced Optical Target Detectors for the U.S. Navy (1) and U.S. Air Force (2); 20 Spare Tactical Guidance Units for the U.S. Navy (4), U.S. Air Force (4), and the governments of Morocco (2), Malaysia (2), Kuwait (2) and Oman (6); one Spare Inertial Measuring Unit for the government of Switzerland; and 26 Spare Captive Air Training Missile Guidance Units for the U.S. Navy (4), U.S. Air Force (8), and the governments of Morocco (4), Malaysia (4), Kuwait (2) and Oman (4). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Compass Systems to Support Intelligence Gathering

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Compass Systems Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,978,215 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of an airborne system in support of the Electro-Optical (EO) and Special Mission Sensors Division of the Avionics Department. This contract includes research of emerging technologies, including radar, EO, fusion engines, automatic target recognition and other related intelligence gathering sensors, related to the targeting of enemy positions for improved weapons delivery. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-13-C-0367).

SSB to Support Command and Control Applications

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

SSB Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $8,192,670 for technical support services in the areas of database and web development and maintenance for command and control applications. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-13-D-0014).

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