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BAE to Provide Friend or Foe Identification Technology to Four Nations

December 30, 2013

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration (IESI) Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $16,472,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Common Identification Friend or Foe hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the governments of Korea, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates, including transponders, remote control units, mounts, power supplies; chasses, displays, repairs, and modification kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0034).

Australia Purchases Jamming Equipment

December 27, 2013

Sensor and Antenna Systems, Lansdale, Pa., is being awarded a $21,804,323 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0047) to exercise an option for the procurement of eight low-band transmitters (LBT), 11 vertically polarized (VPOL) antennas, and 17 high-band, horizontally polarized (HPOL) antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 tactical jamming system (TJS) for the U.S. Navy. In addition, this option provides for the procurement of 11 LBT, 6 VPOL antennas, 6 Band-2 adapter interface assemblies, and 7 high-band horizontally polarized (HPOL) antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 TJS for the government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Swiss Aircraft Targeting System

December 27, 2013

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $8,035,430 firm-fixed-price contract for support of naval aircraft advanced targeting system. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. Location of performance is Texas and Switzerland with a December 2014 performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRPA1-09-G-001X-0112).

Lockheed Martin to Provide Integrated Common Processor to Japan

December 27, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,912,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the Integrated Common Processor Program. The organization will provide software and hardware development, production, installation, training, maintenance and provisioned items under the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, PMS-485, Program Executive Office Submarines, Naval Sea Systems Command. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $83,502,467. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (90 percent) and the government of Japan (10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-14-C-0035).  

Exelis Awarded Estonia Radar Contract

December 27, 2013

Exelis, Van Nuys, Calif., has received a contract valued at more than $8 million to provide transportable, precision ground control approach capabilities to the Estonian armed forces, the company recently announced. The GCA-2020 radar system will enable Estonia Amari Air baseto support NATO exercises, contingencies and humanitarian efforts. 
The solution provides Estonia with a transportable, solid-state, electronically scanning radar providing three functions—primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach—in a single integrated unit. 

Lockheed Martin to Provide Integrated Common Processor to Japan

December 23, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,912,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the Integrated Common Processor Program. The organization will provide software and hardware development, production, installation, training, maintenance and provisioned items under the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, PMS-485, Program Executive Office Submarines, Naval Sea Systems Command. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $83,502,467. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (90 percent) and the government of Japan (10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-14-C-0035).  

Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Contract Modified

December 20, 2013

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $37,872,000 modification (P00048) to contract W15QKN-12-C-0103 for maintenance of the M153 common remotely operated weapon station. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Sniper Pods to Saudi Arabia

December 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded an $8,808,979 (not-to-exceed) firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) on an existing contract (FA8540-12-C-0012) for sniper advanced targeting pods (ATP) for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The contractor will provide compact multiband data link software and firmware configuration support on the RSAF's F-15SA aircraft and provide resources required for the management, fabrication, repair, support, testing and shipping of its non-developmental item sniper ATP system. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Deliver Friend or Foe Interrogator to Saudi Arabia

December 20, 2013

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has been awarded a $12,878,000, firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-C-0002) for identification friend or foe (IFF) AN/APX-114 Interrogators. The contractor will provide 94 IFFs for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The company also was awarded an $11,662,862 firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-003) for identification friend or foe AN/APX-119 transponders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.  

Scalable Communications Key to Marine Typhoon Response

December 20, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

When the U.S. Marines needed to set up an emergency communications system on site in the wake of the devastating typhoon that ravaged the Philippines in November, they used an existing rapid deployment networking suite, which allowed nearly instant links with the two governments and with nongovernmental organizations as well. And, it all began with equipment carried into theater as if it were checked baggage.

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