GPS

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Company, Fullerton, Calif., is being awarded a $7,057,746 contract modification to update the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System to incorporate availability in Global Positioning System jamming environment into the Increment 1 design as identified by the threshold level system requirements document. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

August 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,798,942 contract modification for production of Defense Advanced GPS Receivers  (DAGRs). Foreign military sales are 3.9 percent of the current effort and include Australia, France, and Italy. Space and Missile Systems Command, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

June 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $12,437,659 firm-fixed-price and modification contract for the order of 4,592 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) units and assorted accessories through the exercise of 30 corresponding options on the DAGR follow-on contract. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

June 8, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,715,771 (face value) firm-fixed-price and modification contract to extend the Global Positioning System systems engineering and integration contract by nine months. Air Force Space & Missile and Missile Systems Center, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2012
By George Seffers

United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, is being awarded a $398 million firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V EELV launch service in support of a Mobile User Objective System-4 mission and Delta IV EELV launch service in support of a Global Positioning System mission. Space and Misssile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded an $8,403,514 fixed-price incentive firm contract for on-orbital operations support of the GPS IIR/IIR-M satellite constellation. Support to be provided will be daily technical support, data evaluation and trending, anomaly resolution, spacecraft processor software maintenance and continuing space segment to the control segment interface. Under a separate $8,403,514 contract announced the same day, the company will provide daily technical support, data evaluation and continuing space segment to the control segment interface. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

April 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Honeywell International Incorporated, Defense and Space Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Florida, is being awarded a $80,228,616.not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price to acquire Global Position System/Inertial Navigation System production units for the AH-64, AB3, UH-60, CH-47, SPN-46, E-2, and UH-1 platforms for the Army, Navy, and Foreign Military Sales requirements. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

March 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,989,452 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract that will extend the Global Positioning System (GPS) systems engineering and international contract by 60 days. Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center is the contracting activity.

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

United Launch Services L.L.C., Littleton, Colorado, is being awarded a $1.516 billion firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service in support of a Defense Meteorological Satellites Program 19; a Mobile User Objective System-3; three National Reconnaissance Office missions; and Delta IV EELV launch service in support of U.S. Air Force Space Command-4, two Global Positioning Systems, and Defense Meteorological Satellites Program-20 missions. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded an $11 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for robust navigation technology supporting anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) development for the High Velocity Penetrating Weapon Program. The objective of this program is to study, investigate, simulate, develop, design, build, and demonstrate technologies capable of operating in a GPS degraded environment. This effort shall provide enough design flexibility to allow for integration with other advanced technologies to help maintain position, navigation, and timing when GPS is denied. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

December 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $29,999,998 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Launch and Checkout System. This is an additional element added to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System. The Launch and Checkout System is necessary to support the launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle I, which includes support exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit and checkout. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $47 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

June 17, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded an approximate $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This contract action will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include sustainment, contractor software maintenance, sustainment engineering, and technical management agency support; and two space vehicle contract line item numbers to include launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. This will also provide funding for continued GPS operational control segment work. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Covia Labs Incorporated, Mountain View, California, recently announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's Small Business Innovation Research program to research and develop public safety mobile broadband applications for mission critical voice communications. Under the contract, Covia will develop a plan and deliver software technology that leverages long-term evolution (LTE), existing communications systems, and Covia Labs' Connector interoperability platform to address these requirements.

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation. Boeing will provide personnel and infrastructure, including supplies and services, to specifically perform software maintenance, hardware maintenance, sustainment engineering support and proposal preparation.

February 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free travel app for iPhone lets you locate Wi-Fi in more than 465,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide. The Wi-Fi Finder app from JiWire Incorporated can find free or paid Wi-Fi so you can stay connected on the road. Using the Global Positioning System function on your iPhone or iPod Touch, the finder will tell you where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is and how to get there. You can narrow down the Wi-Fi locations by provider, such as Comcast, or by location type. Choose between restaurants, hotels and more and receive a phone number and directions to the area.

September 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Dr. Werner Dahm, chief scientist, U.S. Air Force, recently discussed the findings of the Air Force Technology Horizons effort. The four-volume document compiled and released this year focuses on Air Force science and technology efforts in the coming decade and beyond. Volume one of the series is publicly releasable (PDF link).

September 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $161 million contract modification to provide Enhanced Paveway II, III and GPS adapter kits in addition to kit spares, adapter groups, readiness test sets, bomb tool kits, enhanced paveway tool sets, CAMBRE adapter kits and mission planning software. Ogden Air Logistics Center, Utah, is the contracting activity.

June 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

From potholes that need filling to graffiti in the neighborhood, the new GORequest app for the iPhone makes it easy for users to tap into their city and report problems fast. Developed by Government Outreach, the app allows users to select an issue, snap a picture using the phone's camera and submit the problem to the local government with the click of a button. Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) built into the iPhone, the app can sense the user's location and find the correct authority to address the issue. If the GPS accuracy is not working properly, users can also type in an address.

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