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U.S. Navy to Upgrade CV-22 Training Devices

August 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a delivery order of about $34 million for the Block 20/C Upgrade to the CV-22 Training Devices, including the Cabin Operational Flight Trainer, Cabin Part Task Trainer, and the Wing Part Task Trainer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Supports U.S. Navy Technology Facilities

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to exercise options for fiscal 2011 technical and engineering support and related operation and maintenance of the Navy's Combat Systems Engineering Development Site and technical engineering support of the SPY-1A test lab and Naval Systems Computing Center. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Provides Phalanx to Five Countries

July 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an approximate $18 million contract modification for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes.  The Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems are installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and used by more than 20 foreign militaries. This contract combines purchases for the United States government and the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Stratos Awarded $315 Million Satellite Communications Contract

July 18, 2011
By George Seffers

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded Stratos Government Services Incorporated, Washington D.C., a not-to-exceed $315 million contract for Military Sealift Command's (MSC) next-generation wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service. The contract will replace the current MSC Afloat Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Transport (BEST) commercial satellite communications infrastructure.

Integrity to Support Anti-Terrorism Force Protection

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Integrity Consulting Engineering and Security Solutions, LLC, Frederick, Maryland, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of about $17 million for program management, technical, and integrated logistic services required to support the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Ashore Program under the guidance and direction provided by Commander, Navy Installations Command. The work to be performed provides for systems engineering and program management services for the ATFP program worldwide. Services include, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for assessments of the ATFP effectiveness, standardization, regional systems solutions, engineering efficiencies, reduction in total ownership costs, reduction of manpower, enterprise network solutions, performance based logistics, configuration management, and recommended design and technical solutions based on commercial off-the-shelf technology. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Support ScanEagle Operations in Afghanistan

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a nearly $46 million contract to provide deployment services and flight hours in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, and will encompass both the operations and maintenance of the ScanEagle UAS to provide real-time imagery and data to U.S. Marine Corps personnel. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps to Construct High-Tech Hangar for Unmanned Planes

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $26 million contract for design and construction of a high bay hanger for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The proposed new construction will consist of maintenance operations/administrative spaces, storage and work spaces, communication rooms, lab spaces, offices and administrative spaces, a mission control system, and spaces to support major acquisition and test and evaluation programs, and sensitive compartmented information facility area. The project also includes an aircraft parking apron, taxiway access, line vehicle parking spaces, antenna farm, mobile command ground station, contractor storage building, roadway and on-site parking, and site improvements. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity

Ausgar to Research Information Technology

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Ausgar Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, California, was recently awarded more than $10 million to provide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) information operations and information technology system research. This contract will support the efforts of the Command and Control Technology and Experimentation Division of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), San Diego, California. SSC Pacific is the contracting activity.

Harris Corporation to Supply Rugged Encryption Devices

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.

Northrop to Convert Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $42 million contract modification to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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