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Multiple Firms to Support Unmanned Systems

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
AM Pierce and Associates, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-13-D-0009); BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md. (N00421-13-D-0010); Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md. (N00421-13-D-0011); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-D-13-0012); Engility Corp., Chantilly, Va. (N00421-13-D-0013), and Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (N00421-13-D-0013) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for the procurement of systems engineering support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Department, Aircraft Control Systems Division. These services will provide engineering support to developmental programs such as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems, the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, War Fighter Networking, Unmanned Aircraft System/Ground Based Sense and Avoid and Automated Aerial Refueling Support. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these contracts is $243,105,875 and the companies will have the opportunity to compete on individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Extend Reaper Range

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded an NTE $26,222,034 undefinitized contract action (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0106) for Extended Range Phase 2 to provide extended range capabilities for the Block 1 MQ-9 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Insitu Supports RQ-21 Integrator Unmanned System

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded an $8,528,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0008) to address hardware obsolescence issues and align two previously delivered early operational capability RQ-21A small tactical unmanned aircraft systems to the current system configuration. This delivery order provides for hardware upgrades as well as field service representatives and instructors to ensure a seamless transition. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

General Atomics Awarded MQ-9 Technology Insertion Contract

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $39,455,726 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the MQ-9 Technology Insertion Technical Solution. This contract action will modify MQ-9 Block 5, Ground Control Station (GCS) Block 30 and GCS Block 50 as required to enable integration and testing of the tech insertion capability. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0041) 

Longbow LLC Receives Unmanned Aerial System Support Funds

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Longbow LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $6,778,000 modification (P00035) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-10-C-0005) for services in support of the low-rate initial production of Radar Electronics Unit and Unmanned Aerial System Tactical Common Data Link Assembly. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Bosh Global to Support Small Unmanned Aircraft

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Bosh Global Services, Newport News, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $60 million for small unmanned aircraft systems training, logistics support and technical management services. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-13-D-0097). 

Logos to Support Kestrel Surveillance in Afghanistan

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Logos Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $9,286,625 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 19 donut hole kits to support the U.S. Army persistent ground surveillance systems Kestrel systems deployed outside of the continental United States. This modification is in support of a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research 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 July 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Procures Additional Tiger Shark Unmanned Aerial Systems

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Navmar Applied Sciences, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $11,207,449 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for the procurement of hardware in support of the persistent surveillance unmanned aerial system (PSUAS) for the U.S. Army. This effort includes the procurement of 15 additional Tiger Shark PSUAS air vehicles and 15 i200 turrets, which will be integrated into the PSUAS. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va.; Afghanistan; and Raleigh, N.C., and is expected to be completed in January 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

General Atomics Awarded MQ-9 Contract Modification

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $23,951,449 modification to a cost-plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract for additional 904.6 systems release tasks for the MQ-9 Hunter and Killer System Development and Demonstration (SDD) bridge effort. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,143,253. The modification includes additional capabilities added to the basic SDD bridge effort, one aircraft retrofit, and one Systems Integration Laboratory upgrade. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Holloman Air Force Base to Build Reaper Hangar

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
HEW-Phelps, Austin, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $20,620,000 for the construction of an MQ-9 Maintenance Hangar on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, N.M., is the contracting activity. 

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