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Companies to Deliver Cargo Unmanned Aerial Systems in Afghanistan

December 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $45 million contract for two cargo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and pre-deployment readiness activities in support of cargo UAS services in Afghanistan and required modifications to the systems. Frontier Systems Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, Irvine, California, is being awarded nearly $30 million for a similar contract. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

URS Federal to Support Submarine Technologies

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $14 million contract to provide professional support services in support of submarine towed array systems, associated component systems and hull sensor systems. This contract will include services in the areas of program analysis, development, control and monitoring, administration, communication, human resources, business, finance, cost estimating, technical and engineering support, information technology and lifecycle support. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support AN/APG-79 Radar System

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a nearly $17 million ceiling priced order under a previously awarded contract for repair of the AN/APG-79 radar in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies LPD 17 Contracts for Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Incorporated, Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, have been awarded contract modifications valued at more than $43 million for Northrop Grumman and nearly $38 million for Lockheed Martin. The two companies will provide lifecycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. The following services will be provided:  post-delivery planning, logistics and engineering, homeport technical support, integrated product data environment, data maintenance, equipment management, systems integration and design engineering, software support, research engineering, obsolescence management-both technical and logistics, material readiness support, emergent repair planning, training and logistics support; planning yard support of integrated electronic systems, including fleet modernization program planning, ship alteration development and installation, material management, configuration data management, research engineering, logistics documentation, and other logistics and executing activity coordination, and management; performance-based logistics support, including providing sustaining engineering and obsolescence management support for unique LPD 17-class integrated shipboard electronic systems. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

University Multispectral Laboratory to Support Warfighter Requirements

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

University Multispectral Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a potential $39 million contract modification to provide support services, which include identification, analysis, selection, testing and evaluation of solutions to warfighter requirements for command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive sensors and sensor-related technology. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Snags Lightweight Wide-Aperture Array Contract

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $8 million contract for lightweight wide-aperture array inboard equipment and associated engineering and technical support for two Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Provides Electronically Scanned Array Radars

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $52 million contract modification for the procurement of 19 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft Lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Receives Electromagnetic Radiation Support Contract

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at nearly $36 million to provide engineering services supporting the effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation and EM spectrum.  Support will provide actual site surveys at physical locations as well as modeling and simulation of sites and equipment sets. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Harris Receives Land Mobile Radio System Contract Modification

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $9 million contract modification for land mobile radio systems and equipment for the "Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture Wireless Interior Communications Program".  The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is more than $48 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems to Provide Prototype Portal Products and Processes

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a contract modification of more than $10 million for Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research topic, "Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction." The concept is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements.This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to submarines, surface ships, surveillance and air platforms. Progeny will also design, prototype and demonstrate a common technical architecture for a non-tactical data processing subsystem information automation and reduced manning system or engineering development models as needed. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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