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U.S. Air Force Awards GPS Systems Engineering and Integration Contract

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

The SI Organization Inc., King of Prussia, Pa., was awarded an $83,748,017 multiple-type contract including cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price for systems engineering and integration (SE&I) technical support. This contract provides for SE&I for the GPS Enterprise system of stems that are composed of three product segments that are a space segment, a control segment and a user segment. The Air Force Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8807-14-C-0001).

Raytheon to Provide Miniaturized GPS Receivers to Allies

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo Calif., was awarded a $38,634,619 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for supplies and services necessary for the production and sustainment of the miniaturized airborne Global Positioning Systems receiver 2000-S24 (MAGR 2000-S24). This contract involves foreign military sales to North Atlantic Treaty Organization and other allied countries. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8807-13-D-0001).

Australia Firm to Demonstrate GPS Technology

September 13, 2018
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has signed a Co-operative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with Locata Corporation, Canberra, Australia, to build and demonstrate new Locata technology for use in GPS receivers. The CRADA is specifically directed to evaluate Locata’s patented Vray switching antenna and new correlator technologies for multipath mitigation in position receivers that run at GPS frequencies. AFIT will first design and build a GPS-frequency multi-element switching antenna prototype that is based on Locata Vray patents. When built, AFIT intends to use their GPS receiver and this prototype Vray to physically demonstrate the feasibility of using Locata technology to improve GPS receiver performance.

Harris to Continue Supporting Satellite Control Network

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

Harris Information Technology Services Corp., Dulles Va., has been awarded a $65,083,169 modification (P00122) to previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. The contract modification exercises an additional one year of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network and maintenance and logistics support of Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna sites world-wide. It also supports various communications, operations, software and related support services for the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and the 50th Space Wing's geographically separated units in the United States and foreign locations. 

Technology Advancement Group to Produce GPS Survey System

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

Technology Advancement Group Inc., Dulles, Va. was awarded an $8,832,000 firm-fixed-price, option eligible, non-multi-year contract for production of the Global Positioning Survey System and related support to the U.S. Army Geospatial Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Geospatial Center, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-D-0003).

Sonalysts to Provide GPS Training System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sonalysts, Waterford, Conn., has been being awarded a $17,149,698 modification (P00038) on a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8806-08-C-0001) for Standard Space Trainer (SST) Global Positioning System Next Generation Operation Control System Mission Specific Vendor Plug-In. The contract modification is for development of a training system to operate within the SST training environment. Space and Missile Systems Center Range and Network Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.        

Rockwell Collins to Provide Advanced GPS Receiver to Saudi Arabia

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $29,601,551 for the testing and delivery of the Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D018).

Raytheon to Provide GPS Anti-Spoofing Modules for Foreign Sales

April 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $7,790,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for acquisition of Raytheon GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing (SAASM) modules. The IDIQ will provide authorized Defense Department and foreign military sales users with GPS SAASM. The contract involves foreign military sales. Space and Missile Systems Center/GDK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Reduce GPS Control Station Crew Size

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colo., is being awarded a $26,300,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee modification contract for GPS operator control station minimized crew manning to reduce crew size from eight to four personnel. The contracting activity is Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

Lockheed to Provide GPS On-Orbit Support

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Newton, Pa., is being awarded a $68,856,746 fixed-price, incentive-firm contract for Global Positioning Systems On-Orbit support. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  


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