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iRobot Awarded Man Transportable Robotic System Funds

April 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., is being awarded a $28,776,935 modification to previously awarded contract for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories. The Man Transportable Robotic System is a small robotic vehicle used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Comtech to Provide Ship, Shore and Submarine Ethernet Bridging

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a potential $28,350,859 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for development and production of Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP). The ATIP will replace the legacy TDMA Interface Processor. The ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device that will be installed on ship, shore and submarine platforms. It provides transparent bridging capability among Internet protocol users that are geographically dispersed and connected via Milstar Medium Data Rate (MDR), Advanced Extremely High Frequency MDR/Extended Data Rate (XDR) or Enhanced Polar XDR links. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

BAE to Improve Airborne Mine Countermeasure Systems

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
BAE Systems Electronics Ltd, Maritime Services Division, Portsmouth, U.K., is being awarded an $8,268,703 modification to previously awarded contract that includes firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers (CLIN) for program management and support and calibration and maintenance services and a cost-plus-fixed-fee CLIN for engineering services support. This modification will complete production and delivery of Archerfish neutralizers (destructor, mine neutralization, Airborne EX64 Mod 0 Archerfish) system upgrade provides a significant reliability and performance improvement to the current MK-105, increasing the U.S. Navy's capability to conduct quick-response, high-speed airborne mine countermeasures for the next decade. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Logos Supports Persistent Surveillance in Afghanistan

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Logos Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va., is being awarded an $8,000,994 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for field service representatives, operators, and analysts required to support Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems Kestrel systems deployed outside of the continental United States. The company also is being awarded a $7,154,836 modification to delivery order #0003 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the same purpose. The modifications are in support of a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Project under Topic 072-019 entitled "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques." Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Fairfax, Va., and is expected to be completed in October 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

Two Firms to Support Ocean Testing with Remotely Operated Vehicles

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Eclipse Group Inc., Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $22,879,990 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for operational and logistics support for ocean testing and related at sea projects. Seaward Services Inc., New Albany, Ind., is being awarded a $21,849,824. The contractors will be required to provide operational support personnel and specialized equipment such as remotely operated vehicles, diving services, aircraft support, specialized mobilization equipment and vessels with crews and provisioning in support of open ocean sea tests. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity. 

Computing Infrastructure Support Contracts Valued at Potential $249 Million

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Atlas Technologies Inc., North Charleston, S.C.; Ausgar Technologies Inc., San Diego, Calif.; By Light Professional IT Services Inc., Arlington, Va.; Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Va.; Case, LLC., Alexandria, Va.; DKW Communications Inc., Washington, D.C.; Dynamic Network Enterprises, Stafford, Va.; KinetX Inc., Tempe, Ariz.; Professional Software Engineering Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; and Trace Systems Inc., McLean, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus fixed-fee, performance-based contract with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders. The contracts are for the procurement of transport and computing infrastructure support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $49,918,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $249,590,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Enhance MH-60R Data Link Software

April 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $13,516,318 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order #4083 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the implementation, integration and testing of MH-60R data link/data fusion enhancements to existing MH-60R capabilities as a software modification. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Announces 2014 Laser Deployment Plans

April 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans April 8 to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. The Office of Naval Research released a video of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command. LaWS uses commercial fiber solid state lasers and can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon system or other targeting source. Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, described directed energy initiatives, especially the solid-state laser as “among our highest priority science and technology programs,” adding that the solid-state laser program is "central to our commitment to quickly deliver advanced capabilities to forward-deployed forces.” 

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Funds

April 5, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md.; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va.; CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va.; Centurum Information Technology Inc., Marlton, N.J.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Glotech Inc., Rockville, Md.; Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md.; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J.; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, Va.; M.C. Dean Inc., Dulles, Va.; Qinetiq North America Inc., Services and Solutions Group, Fairfax, Va.; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.; Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta; and ManTech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based multiple award contract with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price task orders. The contracts are for the procurement of decision superiority support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support, including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C5ISR), information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated ceiling value of the base year is $179,957,600. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of these contracts to an estimated $899,788,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

NAVMAR to Develop Advanced Sensors for Special Operations Command

April 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $17,970,662 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for engineering, integration, system maintenance/repair services, and training for the continued development of advanced sensors and systems in support of naval aviation missions of the Special Operations Command. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

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