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General Atomics Awarded Two MQ-9 Contract Modifications

February 7, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed  $117,286,467 undefinitized contract action (0118) for an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for the MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range effort which will field 38 MQ-9 Extended Range aircraft. The company also has been awarded a $16,595,766 delivery order (0114) for an existing contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for Lead-off Hitter AFSOC MQ-9 Software Line, which will provide MQ-9 software engineering support for the AFSOC fleet of MQ-9 unmanned aerial systems. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. 

Israel Aerospace Industries Appoints Schrift a General Manager

Israel Aerospace Industries, Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel, has appointed Dr. Avital Schrift as general manager of the Missiles Division.

Lockheed Awarded GPS III Modification

February 5, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Newtown, Pa., has been awarded a $14,430,612 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification (P00006) for an existing contract (FA8807-13-C-0002) for GPS III long lead material for space vehicles 07 and 08. The contract modification provides for the acquisition of long lead material under the basic contract. The Space and Missile Systems Center Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Cray Awarded Two Super Computer Modifications

February 5, 2014

Cray Inc., Seattle, Wash., was recently awarded two $21,800,000 modification (P0001 and P0002) to contract W912DY-13-G-0022 to acquire balanced, commercially available, production-grade high-performance computing systems to conduct complex, large-scale scientific calculations at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center and the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Missile Defense Planner

February 5, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth approximately $8 million to provide an air and missile defense planner that will be integrated into the U.S. Air Force Air Operations Center (AOC), the company recently announced. Lockheed Martin’s planner will link dissimilar weapon and sensor data with map-based planning tools and decision aids that will allow AOC operators to collaboratively plan missions with greater speed and higher confidence. By integrating the missile defense data sources on to a common visualization platform, operators can easily generate and publish planning tactical operations documents to support creation of an area air defense plan. In addition, the planner incorporates an open, non-proprietary software infrastructure that will allow the Air Force to rapidly introduce new capabilities. This open architecture also facilities integration with legacy systems and ultimately helps lower total ownership costs.

Lockheed Martin Modernizes Radar Systems

February 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missions Systems and Training, Liverpool, N.Y., has been awarded an $8,534,310 modification (P00017) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8217-11-C-0005) for the modernization of AN/FPS-117 Long Range Radars via the Essential Parts Replacement Program. This contract modification provides for the exercise of unpriced options for a quantity of 13 field maintenance equipment kits to provide spare single point failure items in support of the radar site modernizations in Canada, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded REMIS Modification

February 3, 2014

Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc, Defense Group (formerly Defense Enterprise Solutions), McLean, Va., has been awarded a $26,110,000 modification (P00015) to an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8770-10-D-0001) for reliability and maintainability information systems (REMIS) sustainment and development services. The contract modification is to increase the total not-to-exceed ceiling amount and add option period I to extend the ordering period for 24 months on the basic contract for legacy information technology services for REMIS. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Technology Provides Information Assurance

February 3, 2014

Jacobs Technology, Inc., Lincoln, Mass., has been awarded a $10,657,764 modification (P00019) on an existing cost-plus-fixed -fee and cost-reimbursable contract (FA8721-13-C-0006) to continue providing engineering technical assistance support services, which consists of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. The company also was awarded a $7,712,796 million modification (P00018) on an existing cost-plus-fixed -fee and cost-reimbursable contract (FA8721-13-C-0002). Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Continues Abrams Tank Upgrades

February 3, 2014

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. The M1A2 SEP V2 includes improved color displays, day and night thermal sights, commander remote operated weapon station (CROWS II), a Thermal Management System (TMS) and a tank-infantry phone. The original multi-year contract was awarded in February 2008, which authorized the upgrade of 435 M1A1 tanks that have been in the Army’s inventory for more than 20 years. General Dynamics is continuing the conversion of the tanks in the Army’s active component to the M1A2 SEP V2 configuration.

XTAR LLC Names Ruszkowski Chief Commercial Officer

XTAR LLC, Herndon, Virginia, has named Andrew Ruszkowski chief commercial officer.

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