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Air Force Awards $3 Billion for Research and Development

June 6, 2014

Alion Science and Technology, Burr Ridge, Illinois (FA8075-14-D-0014); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (FA8075-14-D-0015); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0016); EOIR Technologies Inc., Fredericksburg, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0017); Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (FA8075-14-D-0018); MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA8075-14-D-0019); Mantech TSG-2 Joint Venture, Fairfax, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0020); Prescient Edge Corporation, McLean, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0021); Strategic Analysis Inc., Arlington, Virginia (FA8075-14-D-0022); TASC Inc., Andover, Maryland (FA8075-14-D-0023); URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland (FA8075-14-D-0024); and Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8075-14-D-0025) have been awarded a maximum $3 billion cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TATs). The DS TATs contracts will provide research, development, test and evaluation, and advisory and assistance services related to research and development efforts for technical area tasks within the Advanced Materials; Autonomous Systems; Directed Energy; Energetics; Military Sensing; Non-Lethal Weapons and Information Operations; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability; Survivability and Vulnerability; and Weapons Systems focus areas. Generally, work will be performed at government facilities, and the period of performance is five years.

Two Firms Receive Scanned Array Sensor Contracts

June 6, 2014

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $7,051,595 contract (FA8650-14-C-5502) for the Affordable Radio Frequency Multifunction Sensors (ARMS) program. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $3,750,297 contract (FA8650-14-C-5503). The ARMS program will focus on developing new manufacturing processes to enable an increase in reliability and a decrease in cycle time and costs for Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) sensors. The emphasis will be on addressing key manufacturing issues while decreasing the program risk and increasing the manufacturing readiness level to 6. Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing Technology Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Awarded F-35 Electronic Warfare Funds

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $90,914,168 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to incorporate the updated system architecture into the original Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign activity for the Electronic Warfare System in support of the F-35 Lot VII effort for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and the governments of the F-35 International Partners: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky Receives X-Plane Contract Modification

June 6, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $10,043,483 modification (P00004) exercising the option one period on a seven-month base contract (HR0011-14-C-0010) with one 17-month option period for air-vehicle design to meet the objective of the DARPA Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental aircraft (X-Plane) program. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

Lockheed Receives Re-Entry System Contract

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $452 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for re-entry system/re-entry vehicles (RS/RV) subsystem support. The acquisition provides sustaining engineering, maintenance engineering, aging surveillance, modification of systems and equipment, software maintenance, developmental engineering, production engineering, and procurement of the MMIII RS/RV subsystem and related support equipment. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8214-14-D-0002).
 

Rockwell to Upgrade E-6B Trainer

June 6, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $11,916,219 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) for the upgrade of the E-6B Mercury Weapon System Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Awarded Nearly $10 Billion to Modernize B-2 Bomber

June 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, California, has been awarded a ceiling $9,900,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for B-2 modernization and sustainment. The Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team (FAST) II contract requirements include B-2 enhancements, sustainment logistics elements including sustaining engineering, software maintenance and support equipment. Also included is programmed depot maintenance of the fleet and other interim contractor support. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, B-2 Division Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA8616-14-D-6060).

L-3 Awarded GPS Software Contract

June 4, 2014

L-3 Communications, IEC, Anaheim, California, has been awarded an $8,281,679 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00017) on FA8807-12-C-0011 for software coding and security certification on the military global positioning system user equipment contract. The contract modification is to mature the software coding of the GPS receiver cards being developed and perform security certification to enable faster fielding of military-code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. The Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Ibis to Develop Biosensor System

June 4, 2014

Ibis Biosciences Inc., Carlsbad, California, has been awarded a $7,217,926 cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The contract is to develop the PUMA Biosensor system, which is a new point-of-care hand-held device suitable for use in the field with molecular diagnostics for screening viruses, respiratory pathogens and bio threats. The contracting activity is DARPA, Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-14-C-0083).

SeKON to Support Information Management Office

June 4, 2014

SeKON Enterprises Inc., Herndon, Virginia is being awarded a potential $9,499,405 firm-fixed-price contract (HT0011-14-F-0009) to provide support to the Defense Health Agency’s Information Management office. The total potential contract value including the eight-month base period, four one-year option periods, and the transition-in and -out periods is $64,746,604. The contractor will provide analysis to support DHA IM office decisions on business need, mission priorities, alternatives solutions, business process change, policies, and funding. This contract will also support the development and management of business processes, health data management strategies and collaboration in the development and implementation of national health IT standards. This contract was competitively procured under the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's CIO-SP3 Small Business government-wide acquisition contract. Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia is the contracting activity (HT0011-14-R-0004).

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