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Littoral 
Combat Ship 
Loaded With 
Unmanned
 Systems

December 1, 2013
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Navy intends to deploy an arsenal of airborne, surface and underwater unmanned systems for its new shallow-water combat ship. The array of unmanned systems will extend the ship’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, enhancing awareness of enemy activities, and will reduce the number of sailors deployed to minefields, saving lives.

Developmental UUVs Offer Offense, Defense From Anywhere

November 25, 2013
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Navy is expanding its autonomous subsurface fleet with the introduction of a platform designed for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as offensive capabilities.

U.S. Navy Selects 914 SeaPort-e Contractors

November 22, 2013

The U.S. Navy is awarding indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to 914 contractors that will provide for their competition for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research and the U.S.

Exelis to Provide Radar Simulators to Australia and Brazil

November 22, 2013

Exelis Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., is being awarded a $7,028,919 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 62 radar signal simulators in support of the MH-60R and S70-B aircraft for the U.S Navy (33), the government of Australia (27), and the government of Brazil (2) under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0005).

Boeing Awarded Two P-8 Support Contracts

November 22, 2013

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $26,879,866 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-12-C-0112) to exercise an option for the diminishing manufacturing sources re-design in support of the U.S. Navy P-8A Full Rate Production Lot I aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. Additionally, the Boeing Co., Defense and Space Group, Seattle Wash., is being awarded at $10,119,307 firm-fixed-price requirements contract to repair 559 items required to support the P8 aircraft. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-14-D-006F).

Firm to Provide Surveillance System for U.S. and African Nations

November 22, 2013

Pacific Architects and Engineers Applied Technologies, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $44,577,164 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, testing, and installation of the SureTrak Surveillance System for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and governments in Africa under the foreign military sales program. The SureTrak System is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated, multi-sensor, data acquisition and display system used for airspace surveillance, waterway clearance, shoreline surveillance, and environmental monitoring functions. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-D-0001).

Onyx-Ace to Provide Geographic Information System Services

November 22, 2013

Onyx-Ace Joint Venture LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architect-engineer services for professional Geographic Information System services for activities at various locations primarily in the Pacific and Indian Ocean Areas. The maximum dollar value for the not-to-exceed 60-month period (including the base year and four one-year option periods) is $10,000,000. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-14-D-0200).

U.S. Army Increases Contract Ceiling for Biotechnologies University

November 22, 2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Calif., was awarded a $56,591,679 cost-sharing contract for an extension and ceiling increase modification to maintain the Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) University Affiliated Research Center. Services include engineering and research capabilities focusing on research to enable biotechnology solutions that address Army needs through the application of the principles of cross-disciplinary bioengineering sciences. UCSB/ICB is dedicated to performing research at the interface between biotechnology and engineering in order to solve difficult problems in the areas of sensors, materials and systems engineering. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, N.C., is the contracting activity (W911NF-09-D-0001).

UES Awarded Biosignatures Detection Contract

November 18, 2013

UES Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $46,200,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Molecular Signatures program to develop technologies to discover, characterize, detect, and analyze complex biosignatures in order to provide tools for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and human performance assessment. Multiple sensing modalities will be used to qualitatively and quantitatively measure molecular signatures for increased situational awareness of the operational environment and performance of the human (operator and analyst) in that environment. The program is charged with leading identification and characterization of the molecular attributes present in humans, the environment and pathogen biology for the purposes of developing human-centric ISR solutions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-6516).

Bell to Support MQ-8C

November 18, 2013

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $8,266,644 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacturing and delivery of three Bell 407 analog helicopters in support of the endurance upgrade of the vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-8C Fire Scout. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0022).

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