Honeywell International, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded an $8,286,161 contract for post-production support services for the RQ-16B T-Hawk Block II Micro Air Vehicle. The RQ-16B is a rugged, field-repairable, single operator, vertical launched, unmanned air system that supports explosive ordnance disposal technicians and is currently used in theater to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting authority.
Solid State Scientific Corp., Hollis, N.H., was awarded a $24 million firm-fixed-price contract for the services in support of multi-spectral sensors for force protection. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications Corporation, Tempe, Ariz., and Exelis Incorporated, Roanoke, Virginia, were awarded a $200 million firm-fixed-price contract between two contractors. The award will provide for the procurement of Enhanced 3rd Generation Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 3, 2017. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
Telephonics Corporation, Farmingdale, N.Y., is being awarded a $60,082,968 firm-fixed-price contract award for the production of 19 UPX-40s to include hardware installation kits, installation support, manufacturing and sustainment support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
The U.S. Defense Department has some hard decisions to make regarding where and how to optimize future research to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. A new report outlines the challenges that military officials must tackle with department and other partners, warning that the amorphous nature of threats limits the ability to identify or mitigate them all individually.
3e Technologies International Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,923,241 contract for the design, development, integration, testing and implementation of critical infrastructure sensor network at government sites for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division. Work will be performed in Commander, Naval District Washington. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Intelligence System Services, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $74,400,000 undefinitized contractual action contract modification for fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance of Angel Fire Spiral 2+ Blue Devil Block I. The location of performance is Afghanistan. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Harris IT Services Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $65,419,729 contract modification to the Network and Space Operations Maintenance contract for services required to operate, maintain and logistically support U.S. Air Force Space Command’s 50th Space Wing mission. The contracting activity is 50 Contracting Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base.
BAE Systems Technology Solution and Services, Rockville, Maryland is being awarded a $49,233,586 contract modification to manage, operate, maintain and logistically support the solid state phased array radar systems. The contracting activity is 21 Contracting Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $7,900,000 contract modification for non-personal services to operate, maintain and support the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System. The contracting activity is 21 Contracting Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Five Rivers Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $6,685,733 contract modification to manage, operate, maintain and logistically support nine Air Force Space Surveillance System Field Stations. The contracting activity is 21 Contracting Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,158,857 modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract. The Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor (ARMS), Multifunction RF program Phase II, will be the detailed design/build phase which aims for a tower demonstration of a controlled flight into terrain sensor and a multifunction sensor suite, and support of integration of radar data into the synthetic vision avionics backbone. This phase seeks to provide the detailed design of the multiple sub-array aperture based on the concepts developed in Phase 1.
ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $34 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Cryptographic Module development and production. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms and other foreign users worldwide.
The benefits of virtualization can be extended to thrifty end-users either through public clouds or via private clouds. The time has come to reach out to the millions of user devices that operate in thousands of separately programmable silos that require spending money on labor-intensive overhead. U.S.
Defense Department projects can be brought into a consolidated cloud environment where much lower costs and increased security can deliver immediate benefits.
Members of government and industry are taking concrete steps to address long-standing problems in the procurement community through plug fests--events that test the interoperability of network devices by plugging them into functioning networks. Various organizations within and outside of government have hosted such programs, but recently a group of public and private partners in the defense industry decided to organize plug fests specifically to address problems in the military arena.
A well-known communications technology company is bucking the trend of reduced sales to government and the defense sector. Its leadership sees the advent of new technologies and capabilities creating a boom market for government organizations looking to tap that innovation wellspring.