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Simlat to Provide UAS Training Center for Finnish Defense Forces

April 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

Simlat Ltd., Herzliya, Israel, was selected to provide an unmanned aerial system (UAS) training center, including its high-fidelity UAS training systems to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF), as part of the FDF Mini UAS program. The simulation center will support the new Orbiter Mini UAS fleet, which was selected by the FDF last summer as its future UAS. The program includes the manufacturing and delivery of Orbiter Mini UAS, as well as the development of independent operational, training and maintenance capability.

Ace Engineering to Build Predator Launch and Recovery Element

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ace Engineering Inc., La Verne, Calif., was awarded a $9,433,788 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a Predator launch and recovery element at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

Insitu Supports ScanEagle in Afghanistan

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,826,247 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Contractor to Conduct UAV Risk Reduction Flights for Six Countries

March 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $9,839,099 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services and supplies for land and sea-based modeling, testing and risk reduction flights for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Norway. In support of these efforts, the contractor will utilize a Vindicator II System comprised of contractor-owned unmanned air vehicles and high-speed maneuvering unmanned surface vehicles, as well as a contractor-owned helicopter radar signature simulator. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Navmar to Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $31,284,013 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for continued sustainment and establishment of Copperhead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle detachments. This includes the procurement of the 42 TigerShark Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Block III platforms, and up to four ground control stations and associated spares as well as continental United States and outside the continental United States personnel support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports Hunter Unmanned Aircraft in Afghanistan

January 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Ariz., was awarded a $37,275,169 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification of an existing contract to supply logistics and engineering support for the Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 14, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Battlespace to Provide MQ-1 Operation and Maintenance

January 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $13,740,356 contract modification for MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance services. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Innovation Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va. 

AAI to Retrofit Shadow UAS with Common Data Link

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $35,785,761 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of an existing contract to retrofit Shadow unmanned aircraft systems Air Vehicles to the Tactical Common Data Link Configuration. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

General Atomics Supports Predator/Reaper Logistics

December 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $28,282,516 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics support for the MQ-1/MQ-9 Predator/Reaper Unmanned Aerial Systems program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

General Atomics Awarded Predator/Reaper Logistics Services Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $337,143,633 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and material contract to procure logistics services for the MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle program. The contracting activity is the Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.


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