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Northrop Grumman Awarded Autonomous Aerial Refueling Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,736,031 contract modification for autonomous aerial refueling demonstration activities in support of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program. Services to be provided include completion of Delta Critical Design Review (DCDR), surrogate testing, preparation for the X-47B demonstration, travel, and support technical data for the AAR demonstration activities. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Integrate Radar Systems onto Fire Scout

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $33,270,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the development, production, integration, and testing of nine radar systems on the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle. The company also received a $19,166,627 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics services in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Contract

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $7,224,945 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) System Development and Demonstration. This modification provides new certification requirements for the BAMS airborne recorder in accordance with the National Security Administration Information Assurance Security and Requirements Directive. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Raytheon Receives Multi-spectral Targeting Contracts

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded an $18,356,242 firm-fixed-price order #0026 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for 19 multi-spectral targeting systems for the MH-60R/S helicopter. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. The company also received a $14,011,652 contract modification for four multi-spectral targeting system, target location accuracy, high-definition video and targeting systems for the Reaper/Predator program. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  
 

General Atomics to Retrofit MQ-9 Reaper

December 3, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $12,583,958 option exercise for the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft fiscal 2010/2011 retrofits. The location of the performance is Poway, Calif. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Northrop to Support Fire Scout in Afghanistan

November 30, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $15,010,161 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operations and maintenance services in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in November 2013. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Air Force Awards $950 Million Remotely Piloted Aircraft Support Contract

November 16, 2012
George I. Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $950 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for organizational level maintenance support of remotely piloted aircraft. The program supports Air Combat Command, the Air National Guard, and other major command and combatant command customers to sustain the combat and training capability at tasked locations worldwide. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Newport News, Va.

Northrop Grumman to Support Global Hawk Logistics

October 19, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $88 million cost plus fixed fee contract for logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk fielded Block 30 weapon system. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

Memphis Firm to Provide UAV Training

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Crew Training International Inc., Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded a $26,629,629 fixed price with cost-reimbursable line items for the MQ-1/MQ-9 contract aircrew training and courseware development for personnel is support of unmanned aircraft systems operations. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Insitu to Modernize ScanEagle

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $12,430,363 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the hardware required to modernize the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems and the systems ancillary equipment. This hardware includes replacement/upgraded air vehicles and components. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

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