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STARA to Provide Surveillance Technologies in Afghanistan

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

STARA Technologies Inc., Gilbert, Ariz., is being awarded an $11,267,011 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research contract under topic A07-046 “Precision Guided Aerial Delivery of Intelligent Ground Based Munitions and Sensors”. This effort is for persistent ground surveillance towers, common ground control stations, surveillance tower integration kit systems, integration support and field service representatives for the Persistent Ground Surveillance System forward operating bases throughout Afghanistan for the Army. Work will be performed in Gilbert, Ariz., and Afghanistan and is expected to be completed in September 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed to Support Optic Sensors in Afghanistan

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems L.L.C., Sarasota, Fla., was awarded an $11,036,550 firm-fixed-price contract for vehicle optics sensor systems and support services. Work will be performed in Sarasota; Afghanistan; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supports Sensor Netting System

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Company, Largo, Fla., is being awarded a $7,008,900 contract modification for engineering support services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) program. The CEC program is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity. 

SAIC to Deploy Sensor Suite to Afghanistan

September 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Intelligence System Services, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $74,400,000 undefinitized contractual action contract modification for fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance of Angel Fire Spiral 2+ Blue Devil Block I. The location of performance is Afghanistan. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

ChemImage to Develop System for Screening Vehicles for Explosives

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

ChemImage Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently announced that the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command awarded the company an $811,000 contract for integrating its real-time sensor technology used for standoff detection of explosives into a multi-sensor vehicle screening system. The comprehensive screening system is currently being designed to screen vehicles for explosives. ChemImage Corporation, in conjunction with other detection sensor developers, is working to design a system that will allow military personnel to detect vehicle-borne threats from a safe distance.

Oklahoma State to Provide Sensor Technology for Warfighters

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Oklahoma State University/University Multispectral Laboratory, Ponca City, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $13,639,889 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed fee, performance-based contract to provide services that bring together research, practical application, and the integration of hardware and software to execute testing and evaluation of sensors and related technologies to fulfill warfighter requirements. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to an estimated $49 million. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Sensor Kinetics for Android

July 17, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Have you ever wanted to delve a little deeper into your smartphone? With the new Sensor Kinetics app, Android owners can test and monitor all the standard sensors available in their devices.

Army Procures Portable Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensor Systems

March 22, 2011
By George Seffers


Manufacturing Techniques Incorporated, Kilmarnock, Virginia, was awarded a $20 million contract to provide 111 Cerberus lite portable surveillance and reconnaissance sensor systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Woolpert to Investigate Improved Data Collection Rates

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Woolpert Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, was recently awarded a nearly $15 million contract to provide for the investigation of capability enhancements, including higher-flying platforms, improved imagery resolution and accuracy, improved processing and sensor payloads for improved collection rates. Work is to be performed in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, and in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Geospatial Center, Contracting Office, Alexandria, is the contracting activity.

URS Federal to Support Submarine Technologies

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $14 million contract to provide professional support services in support of submarine towed array systems, associated component systems and hull sensor systems. This contract will include services in the areas of program analysis, development, control and monitoring, administration, communication, human resources, business, finance, cost estimating, technical and engineering support, information technology and lifecycle support. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


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