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NATO Fishes for Data with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

October 2, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Multiple autonomous underwater vehicles equipped with modern sensors relevant to NATO minehunting missions are being employed at sea during the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14), held September 22 to October 13, 2014, along the Italian coast, between Framura and Bonassola, in the Ligurian Sea.

Lockheed Martin Supports Japan's Aegis Modernization

October 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,595,257 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and test of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification provides for efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability. This contract supports foreign military sales to Japan (100 percent). Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (65 percent), and Chelmsford, Massachusetts (35 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2017. Foreign military sales contract funds in the amount of $53,595,257 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Provide ScanEagle to Czech Republic and Yemen

September 30, 2014

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $10,976,866 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0007 against a previously issued basic rrdering agreement (N68335-11-G-0009) for the procurement of one ScanEagle System that consists of nine ScanEagle Electro-Optics and three ScanEagle Infra-red Unmanned Air Vehicles for the government of Yemen under the Foreign Military Sales program. This order also provides for one 12-month/3,600 flight-hour sustainment package with acceptance testing, spares, technical manuals, and training; a site activation team; field service representative; and force protection.

Additionally, the company has been awarded $6,757,764 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0006 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-11-G-0009) for the procurement of one ScanEagle System for the government of the Czech Republic under the Foreign Military Sales program. The system consists of seven ScanEagle electro-optics and three ScanEagle infra-red unmanned air systems. Work will be performed at Bingen, Washington (50 percent), and Afghanistan (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Provide Joint Tactical Terminal Receivers to Australia

September 30, 2014

DRS Intelligence, Communication & Avionic Solutions LLC, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $12,005,974 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture of joint tactical terminal–receivers (JTT-R), JTT-R production engineering test set racks; fixtures and tooling. The JTT-R is an ultra-high frequency receiver that provides near real-time over the horizon threat data for situational awareness and assessment, threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning and communications. This procurement combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91 percent), and the government of Australia (9 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-14-D-WS72).

NAVMAR to Support ISR in Afghanistan

September 30, 2014

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $12,296,784 for delivery order 0015 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topics N92-170: Laser Radar Laser Detection and Ranging Identification Demonstration; N94-178: Air-Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe; and AF083-006: Low Cost Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Efforts include the assessment, procurement and deployment of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; communication systems; unmanned systems; noise reduction technology; improved aircraft aerodynamics to include increased lift and decreased drag; unmanned air vehicle weatherization; improved endurance; support of at sea Navy operations; and related support hardware. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (30 percent); Patuxent River, Maryland (20 percent); Afghanistan (20 percent); China Lake, California (15 percent); and Point Mugu, California (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2015.

Airtec to Support Southern Command Airborne Sensors

September 30, 2014

Airtec Incorporated, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,485,799 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide operations, maintenance and developmental test and evaluation services on a contractor-owned/contractor-operated Bombardier DHC-8/200 multi-sensor aircraft in support of the U.S. Army Southern Command's flight missions. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in June 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0030).

DRS Awarded Navy Technology Insertion Contract for U.S. and Australia

September 30, 2014

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171,065,633 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, integration and production of technology insertion hardware (TIH). TIH is the latest generation of display, processor, and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems for U.S. Navy submarines. Equipment will provide modernization and upgrade of systems currently installed on SSN 688i, SSBN, SSGN, Seawolf, Virginia class, and Ohio Replacement submarines, as well as installation of initial systems for new construction Virginia class submarines. This contract includes an option, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $384,340,759. The option combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (94.2 percent), and the government of Australia (5.8 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, Keyport, Washington, is the contracting activity (N00253-14-D-0004).

General Dynamics to Support Signal Brigade in Korea

September 23, 2014

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,155,487 modification (F40540), exercising option year three, to firm-fixed-price contract (W91QUZ-06-D-0012) for all necessary personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items, and non-personal services necessary, for command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity.

Insight, Oversight Dominate Intelligence Priorities

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. intelligence community must innovate and expand its capabilities menu just as critics are calling for greater oversight on its operations.

Intelligence Disciplines Begin to Merge

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.

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