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Northrop to Provide Global Hawks to Republic of Korea

December 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, two spare engines and the applicable Ground Control Environment elements. Each will contain an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. Work will be performed at San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 28, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-C-3001).

 

Lockheed to Install Scanned Array Radars on Taiwan’s F-16s

December 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $308,263,249 firm fixed price modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 to provide the government of Taiwan with 144 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars. Contractor will provide installation on F-16 aircraft and one year of supplier support in Taiwan. Work will be performed in Taiwan and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2021. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

Qatar Purchases Target Acquisition Technology

December 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $7,536,967 modification (P00081) to foreign military sales (Qatar) contract W56HZV-12-G-0010 to procure two Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor system spares in support of the Qatar Armed Forces. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,536,967 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2018. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

General Atomics Supports Warrior Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Afghanistan

December 17, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, was awarded an $114,598,215 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0008 to continue contractor logistics for the Warrior unmanned aircraft system. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 16, 2015. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and in Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Progeny Awarded Small-Business Innovation Research Contract

December 15, 2014

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,638,109 cost-plus-fixed-fee option to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6294) for the procurement of engineering and technical services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic Number N96-278–Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf-Based Systems and Topic N98-115–Commercial Off-the-Shelf Approach to Information Security. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (40 percent) and the government of the United Kingdom (60 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to complete by December 2018. FMS funds; fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $970,417 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $77,633 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

Raytheon Receives PATRIOT Funds

December 12, 2014

Raytheon IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $30,192,917 modification (P00006) to a Foreign Military Sales contract (W31P4Q-14-C-0093) to procure engineering services for calendar year 2014 for the Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) system. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,394,897; fiscal 2014 “other” funds in the amount of $10,411,874; fiscal 2014 “other” funds in the amount of $15,878,825; fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,098,815; and fiscal 2015 “other” funds in the amount of $1,408,506, were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is January 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Germany, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Technological Edge in Peril

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

For years, the United States maintained economic and military superiority through technological innovation. Now, that lead is diminishing, and the country must find the resources to respond.

Standards Participation May Help Ease Technology Gap

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The technology gap caused by the growing sophistication of U.S. defense communications and networking systems threatens to leave less advanced nations unable to participate effectively in coalitions. One approach to mitigate the gap is to have allies work with the United States on establishing standards for new systems and capabilities.

Australia Critical to U.S. Pivot to Pacific

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Being longtime allies does not give U.S. forces carte blanche in Australia. The Southern Hemisphere ally is hosting a U.S. Marine Corps detachment, but U.S. forces are treading carefully so as not to upset relations as a new relationship is built.

BAE to Provide Identification Friend or Foe Technology to Multiple Countries

December 11, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $34,290,601 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 53 AN/APX-117A(V) identification friend or foe (IFF) transponders and 10 AN/APX-118A(V) IFF transponders for the U.S. Navy as well as 661 AN/APX-123A(V) IFF transponders for the U.S. Navy (500), U.S. Army (100), U.S. National Guard (four) and the governments of Qatar (24), Australia (13), Korea (seven), Turkey (seven) and Denmark (six). In addition, this contract provides for procurement of 217 mode 5 change kits and 67 integrations of mode 5 change kits for the U.S. Navy; three mode 4 remote control units for the U.S. Navy (one) and the U.S. National Guard (two); 111 mode 5 RCUs for the U.S. Navy (109) and U.S. National Guard (two). This contract also provides for procurement of 121 IFF mounting, six receiver/transmitters, two single board computers, 20 power supplies, six signal processors, four mode 4 chassis, four mode 5 chassis, seven mode 4/5 with crypto shop replaceable assemblies, one mode 4 with crypto SRA and five dummy receiver transmitter chassis for the U.S. Navy. This award will also procure repairs for 10 AN/APX-117A(V) IFF transponders, 30 AN/APX-118A(V) IFF transponders, 30 AN/APX-123A(V) IFF transponders and five RCUs for the U.S.

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