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L-3 to Provide Flight Trainers

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $32,399,999 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of operational flight trainers, spare parts and contractor logistic support. Work will be performed in Arlington and Taiwan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training & Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

L-3 to Provide Helicopter Display Units

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications Avionics Systems Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for $18,631,032 for Chinook (CH-47) Helicopter flight display units. Using military service is Army. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. 

Fort Meade to Build New High-performance Computing Center

March 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

Hensel Phelps Kiewit Joint Venture, Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $564,689,000 firm-fixed-price, incrementally-funded contract. This increment is worth $56 million. The award will provide for the design and construction of a high- performance computing center on Fort Meade, Md. Work will be performed in Fort Meade, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2015. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Sustain Biometrics Database

March 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, Va., was awarded a $9,784,125 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to exercise the option for systems sustainment in support of the biometrics database. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

LGS Innovations to Modernize Southwest Asia Communications Hub

February 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
LGS Innovations, Herndon, Va., recently announced it has been awarded a contract worth just over $49 million to upgrade the U.S. Army’s Main Communications Facility (MCF) in Southwest Asia. The MCF, designed as a state-of-the-art commercial communications operations center, will serve as the central information systems hub for the region. The MCF will house 9,000 square feet of usable equipment room space and will be capable of multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits transported over copper, fiber, satellite, or terrestrial line of sight radios. LGS will engineer, furnish, install, test, and secure the Army’s extensive network, transmission, and voice infrastructure in Southwest Asia. The company has also been tasked to execute a critical cutover of transmission circuits as well as design, develop, furnish, and install a virtualized infrastructure to accommodate the migration of servers and their applications from existing facilities to the MCF.

Beefing Up the Apache Helicopter

January 29, 2013
George I. Seffers

The latest version of the Apache Block III attack helicopter, the AH-64E, was approved for full rate production in October 2012. Improvements to the aircraft include an Improved Drive System, increased engine capabilities, technologically advanced composite main rotor blades and sensor enhancements. For more information—and some pretty cool video of the AH-64E in action—see the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command YouTube Channel video.

U.S. Army Extends Information Infrastructure Modernization Contract

January 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Savantage Financial Services Inc., Rockville, Md., was awarded a $9,500,000 time-and-material contract modification to extend support services to Program Manager for Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program for an additional six months. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity. 
 

Northrop Grumman to Shrink Precision Targeting Devices

January 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman, Apopka, Fla., to supply Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTDs). The HHPTD is an advanced targeting system weighing less than 5.5 pounds and providing a greater degree of precision than previous systems. To supply the accurate information needed on the modern battlefield, the device incorporates a celestial navigation module. Devices such as the HHPTD allow forces on the ground to relay accurate targeting data to aircraft and command centers. Under the terms of the $9.2 million contract, Northrop Grumman will supply the systems over a three-year period.

Northrop Grumman to Modernize U.S. Army Training Centers

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Va., a six-year contract to modernize the existing instrumentation systems at the National Training and the Joint Readiness Training centers. Northrop Grumman will modernize the range data measurement system and observer controller communication system portions of the range communication system at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The company also will modernize the observer controller communication system and range data measurement system at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

Thales to Provide Sentinel Radar for Foreign Sales

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Thales Raytheon Systems Co., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded an $18,549,840 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Sentinel radars and spares in support of Foreign Military Sales. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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