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Two Firms Win $166 Million for Information Distribution System

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC,Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., each will be awarded a $166,300,000 modification to a previously awarded multiple award contract to exercise options for systems engineering and integration of the multifunctional information distribution system (MIDS) low volume terminal (LVT) and the MIDS joint tactical radio systems (JTRS) terminal. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. MIDS-JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement transforming the MIDS-LVT into a four-channel, software communications architecture compliant JTRS terminal while maintaining current Link 16 and tactical air navigation capability. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Harris Satellite Communications Contract

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Fla. is being awarded a $9,370,956 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract for AN/WSC-6 E(V)9 satellite communication (SATCOM) systems. The AN/WSC-6 E(V)9 system is used by surface ships to provide a military SATCOM capability in the super high frequency range. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $40,515,414. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Targeting Laser

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an $11,567,751 fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce, test, integrate, qualify and deliver an upgraded laser configuration for the Electro-Optical Third Generation Console for the F/A-18 E/F Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and the SH-60 FLIR. This effort will provide two production representative units, 102 upgraded units, and associated technical data, as well as technical and logistics support for the upgrade. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Engility Supports Combat UAS Landing Systems

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $12,490,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option for engineering services in support of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems and the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems programs. Services to be provided include requirements definition and analysis; prototyping; test and evaluation; technical assistance; system analysis; engineering; software development, integration and maintenance; test data acquisition; reduction and analysis; technical logistic support; configuration management; training support; and program and project management. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Exelis Radar Contract Modified

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Inc., Van Nuys, Calif., is being awarded a $20,285,451 modification to previously awarded contract for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the Recovery Obsolescence Availability Radar. AN/SPS-48 radars are installed on USN ships for three-dimensional air search. The modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington,, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat to Develop Sea Sentry Mast and Sensor

June 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $7,562,531 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for the continued procurement and development of a Sea Sentry mast and sensor. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Supports Aegis Radar for Six Nations

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $6,872,082 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance and other operation and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites, including the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility and the Naval Systems Computing Center. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $304,402,466. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Japan, Korea, Spain, Norway and Australia under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Alliant to Support Aircraft for U.S. and Denmark

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $20,017,724 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to procure various AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System Weapons Replaceable Assemblies. These newly manufactured assemblies include 92 A(V)2 and 328 B(V)2 Integrated Optical Sensor Convertors; 18 A(V)2 and 99 B(V)2 Computer Processors. Additionally, this effort will procure 240 A(V)2 to B(V)2 Integrated Optical Sensor Convertor retrofits, and 60 A(V)2 to B(V)2 Computer Processor retrofits for the U. S. Navy and Air Force assets will repair hardware to ready for issue condition and will cover technical and cost data submissions. These systems are for installation on U. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force helicopters, rotorcraft and low/slow flying, fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, these systems are for installation on aircraft platforms operated by the government of Denmark. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Netanya, Israel; Iwata City, Japan; Loveland, Colo.; Northvale, N.J., and various locations throughout the U.S. and should to be completed in December 2015. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

FLIR Wins Hand-Held Imager Contract

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
FLIR Systems Inc., Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a $42,657,995 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Hand Held Imager-Miniaturized Long Range systems and associated support. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

Chesapeake Technology Researches Aircraft Flight Planning Algorithms

June 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Chesapeake Technology International Corp., California, Md., is being awarded a $9,849,647 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity small business innovation research phase III contract under Topic N101-019, entitled “Algorithms for Dynamic 4D (3D space with time) Volumetric Calculations and Analysis.” The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop innovative software capabilities that can correctly and efficiently calculate the optimal flight path given the terrain data, aircraft position, flight characteristics, and positions of known threat emitters. This effort is in support of EA-6B Improved Capability III and EA-18G training and simulation products. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

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