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United States to Share Space Situational Data with European Organization

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Strategic Command announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

Saudi Arabia Procures Airborne ISR Capabilities

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-4023).

Northrop Grumman Supports French E-2C Aircraft

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Airborne Early Warning & Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $47,596,436 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0055 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering and development of five French E-2C compatible AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures units for the government of France under the Foreign Military Sales program. In addition, this delivery order includes hardware and software modifications required for compatibility with the French E-2C aircraft, modification kits, aircrew and maintenance training, publications, post-installation ground and flight testing, and technical data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Australia Procures Electronic Warfare Aircraft Advanced Computers

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $16,286,671 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 60 Lot 38 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the E/A-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (48) and the government of Australia (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,772,003; 60 percent), and government of Australia ($6,514,668; 40 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0068).

Northrop Grumman to Operate and Sustain Radars in Afghanistan

August 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, was awarded a $34,666,402 modification (P00054) to contract W15P7T-11-C-H267 for continued operations and sustainment of the Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar currently deployed in theater. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $16,296,359 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2014. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Technology to Support Air Force Information Assurance

August 21, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $11,514,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00006) for FA8721-14-C-0017 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and Gunter Annex, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Patriot Tracking Radar for 11 Countries

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $109,078,477 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort foreign military sales (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine) contract with options for engineering services for the Patriot System Tracking Radar. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0093).

Boeing to Provide P-8As to United States and Australia

August 15, 2014

The Boeing Company, Seattle, is being awarded a $295,643,284 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot II Full Rate Production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy (8) and the government of Australia (4). This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($152,043,495; 51 percent) and the government of Australia ($143,599,789; 49 percent) under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0067).

Northrop Grumman Supports ICBM Software

August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $12,597,184 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P04014) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Operational Software Sustainment Program (IOSSP). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,892,257,714. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLIN 7885 for the sustainment of the IOSSP of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Iraq, Russia, Defense Hot Topics for U.S., Australia Dialogue

August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

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