Navy

March 2, 2016

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems-West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded $16,930,838 for modification PO0022 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of 29 AN/ARQ-59 radio terminal Common Data Link Hawklink systems in support of the MH-60R aircraft. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (14 percent); Mountain View, California (6 percent); Exeter, New Hampshire (2 percent); and Phoenix, Arizona; El Cajon, California; Oxnard, California; Salinas, California; Sunnyvale, California; Boise, Idaho; Derby, Kanas; Littleton, Massachusetts; Stow, Massachusetts;

March 2, 2016

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $18,500,550 for modification P00004 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0024) to exercise an option for night vision cueing and display system hardware, support equipment, non-recurring engineering, testing and technical data for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing system. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire (79 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (15 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (4 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2018. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $18,500

March 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $20,144,483 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6318) for the exercise of options for Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems (ALMDS); depot services and software support; and peculiar support equipment in support of Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships. ALMDS is a laser-based system which uses streak tube imaging light detection and ranging to detect, classify and localize surface and near-surface moored sea mines. ALMDS provides a revolutionary, high area coverage rate capability. Work will be performed in Melbourne,

March 2, 2016

BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd., United Kingdom, is being awarded a $22,172,442 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of Archerfish Destructors and fiber optic spools. The Archerfish Destructors are a component of the airborne mine neutralization system. The Navy has a mission need to neutralize bottom, close tethered and moored sea mines.

March 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems. This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation for, but not including, initial operational test and evaluation. The MQ-8B scope includes providing aircraft maintenance support for two government-owned MQ-8B test aircraft.

March 2, 2016

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $276,261,820 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the production and delivery of two full-rate production Lot III P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (80 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (3 percent); Greenlawn, New York (2.8 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (1.7 percent); North Amityville, New York (1.1 percent); Rockford, Illinois (0.9 percent); Rancho Santa Margarita, California (0.7 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (0.6 percent); and various other locations within the continental U.S.

March 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $50,762,901 for modification 0026 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for non-recurring engineering, product support, engineering investigations and software sustainment in support of the full-rate production Lot 4 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (52 percent); Syracuse, New York (13.6 percent); St.

February 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control Technical Services, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $10,415,856 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-D-5250 for the Navy’s fiscal 2016 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 installation support. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. Work will be performed in Honolulu, Hawaii (40 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (35 percent); and San Diego, California (25 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Fiscal 2016

February 26, 2016

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N63394-16-G-0002) and Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia (N63394-16-G-0001) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee basic ordering agreement with a potential combined value of $9,890,837 as a follow-on to a previous multiple award contract (N63394-16-G-1240). The agreement is for engineering services, overhaul, repair and upgrade in support of the AN/UYQ-70 (Q70) advanced display system. The intent of this procurement is to provide necessary personnel, materials and services to overhaul, repair, modify, upgrade and/or maintain legacy parts, items and components of the AN/UYQ-70 (Q70) advanced display systems equipment an

February 26, 2016

Systems Planning and Analysis Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,544,903 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-only contract for engineering, technical and professional support services for above-water sensor systems development. This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $35,062,087. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (93.2 percent) and the government of Japan (6.8 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (92.8 percent); Lexington, Massachusetts (3.7 percent); Crane, Indiana (1.6 percent); Dahlgren, Virginia (1 percent); and Cooks, Michigan (0.9 percent).

February 26, 2016

Harris Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $10,276,458 modification to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price contract (N00039-13-C-0001) to exercise an option for Commercial Broadband Satellite Program systems, including two Force Level Variant (FLV) dynamic shipboard systems, three FLV dual antenna/dual channel systems and one FLV dynamic shipboard system with radar cross-section reduction. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida, and is expected to be completed by January 30, 2017.

February 19, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman
Key sea service leaders comparing perspectives in a town hall format are (l-r) Vice Adm. Charles D. Michel, USCG, vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, CNO; Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; and moderator Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

West 2016

The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 3

Quote of the Day:
“Innovation is a contact sport; it is not for the weak of heart.”—Jay M. Cohen, principal, The Chertoff Group, former chief of naval research

The U.S. Navy is counting on industry and academia to generate new capabilities that can meet sea service needs rapidly in a dynamic threat picture. Achieving this goal effectively will require overcoming cultural inertia and an acquisition architecture that is stacked against speed and innovation.

February 18, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman
Vice Adm. Ted N. Branch, USN, deputy CNO for Information Warfare, describes how the Navy is embracing that warfighting doctrine in his morning keynote address on Thursday at West 2016 in San Diego.

West 2016

The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 2

Quote of the Day:

“I want industry to look at the Pacific Fleet as a laboratory.”—Adm. Scott H. Swift, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

The book on establishing and maintaining naval supremacy may need wholesale revision as planners confront the challenges facing the U.S. Navy. What worked in the past might be, at best, obsolete, and at worst, counterproductive as the Navy deals with two potential peer rivals and possible conflicts ranging from asymmetrical sparring to overt maritime control.

February 16, 2016
Northrop Grumman Corp. delivery order 7492 for includes eight line items of repair for the Advanced Electronic Attack System used in support of the EA-18G aircraft.

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $9,272,555 for ceiling-priced delivery order 7492 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-12-G-034G for eight line items of repair for the Advanced Electronic Attack System used in support of the EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in Baltimore (58 percent); Crane, Indiana (25 percent); and Bethpage, New York (17 percent). Work is expected to be completed by February 2017. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $4,543,552 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole-source pursuant to the authority set forth in 10

February 16, 2016

ManTech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,080,803 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4110) for the accomplishment of the uninterrupted enterprise support to the Navy Ship Maintenance and Logistics Support Information Systems Program. ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. will provide expert engineering support in the areas of information technology life cycle planning, operations and sustainment, documentation, program management, application technical refresh, testing, training, and deployment.

February 16, 2016

The Cameron Bell Corp., doing business as Gov Solutions Group, Daniel Island, South Carolina, is being awarded a $13,199,621 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for project management and technical support services to develop and sustain the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Navy Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence Reporting Analysis Systems. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period thatwhich, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $22,066,430. Work will be performed on-site, primarily in the San Diego region (90 percent); and occasionally at SSC Pacific detachments and other Space

February 16, 2016

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,269,353 option year under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-reimbursement type contract (N66001-12-D-0060) for support of technology insertion; software and systems engineering; modeling and simulation; system level and systems integration testing; and integrated logistics in support of communications, information technology and other command, control, communications, computers and intelligence efforts. Work will be performed in San Diego (85 percent); and Fairfax, Virginia (15 percent), and it is expected to be completed by February 11, 2017.

February 9, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Technicians test systems in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic's Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR) production area. The curved design of the facility mimics the hull designs of four Navy submarine types, which allows for streamlined integration before systems are installed aboard the subs, and reduces cost and installation time.

Non-submariners can get a rare sneak peek into the bowels of a submarine’s control centers during the upcoming sea services conference in San Diego next week. Well, sort of. It’s not a peek into an actual boat's radio control room, for example, but an opportunity to see and touch equipment that simulates a variety of shipboard systems.

February 1, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman
The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, departs its dry dock at Bath Iron Works, Maine, prior to conducting at-sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. The technology-rich Zumwalt may serve as a template not only for future Navy ships but also for a highly skilled crew capable of handling multiple tasks.

The modern technology-intensive fleet the U.S. Navy is putting to sea will require a new skill set for sailors who increasingly will be harder to recruit. The Navy needs the same high-technology talent coming out of high schools and colleges that the commercial sector seeks rigorously, and this competition likely will intensify for the foreseeable future.

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