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Air Force Awards Collision Warning Contract

October 22, 2014

Defense Research Associates Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program. Contractor will commercialize the technology matured under previous efforts by incorporating collision warning capability into fielded aircraft sensor suites without sustaining aircraft modifications. Based on the progress of previous efforts, this effort will continue to implement and integrate the methodologies, technologies and tools to assist the Air Force and other Defense Department entities in design, development, acquisition and sustainment of trustworthy systems. Initial work will continue the technology maturation of the Electro-Optical Small Sense and Avoid System, as part of a multi-spectral sensor suite, in order to address various performance and operational needs.

Work will be performed at Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 24, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive Small Business Innovation Research acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1 million are being obligated for task order 0001 at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-15-D-1797).

L-3 to Upgrade Argentine C-130 Communications

October 15, 2014

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP, Waco, Texas, has been awarded an undefinitized contract action not to exceed $68,874,672 for standardization, removal of obsolescence and upgrade program for the Argentine Air Force. Contractor will modify five C-130s to upgrade and enhance their communication, navigation, airworthiness and air traffic management systems. Work will be performed at Waco, Texas, and Cordoba, Argentina, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8553-15-C-0003).

 

Telephonics to Provide Identification Friend or Foe Technology

October 10, 2014

Telephonics Corp., Communications and Integrated Systems Division, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $19 million modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8730-14-C-0014 for an improved Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) system that is necessary to overcome the deficiencies of the current IFF Mk XII systems in regards to Interoperable Joint Combat Identification, situational awareness and command and control. NATO agency funds in the amount of $19 million will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed at Farmingdale, New York, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 24, 2017. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Small Businesses Awarded $960 Million Air and Space Intelligence Contract

October 6, 2014

Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8604-15-D-7976); Integrity Applications Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (FA8604-15-D- 7975); and Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (FA8604-15-D- 7977), have been awarded a combined $960,000,000 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for services in support of the Advanced Technical Exploitation Program II. Contractors will perform research, development, system sustainment, and intelligence production activities utilizing geospatial-intelligence and non-nuclear measurement and signature intelligence data at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Work will primarily be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; the contract has an ordering period through Oct. 2, 2018, with an option to extend the ordering period through Oct. 2, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive total small business set aside acquisition. Funds will be obligated through individual task orders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Funding Puts DSCOVR Weather Satellite on Schedule for January Liftoff

October 2, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. Congress has approved funding to ensure the Deep Space Climate Observatory, a satellite system developed to monitor for potentially disastrous sun storms, is a go for a January space launch.  

McKenna Principals to Develop Homeland Security Software

October 1, 2014

The McKenna Principals Incorporated, Woodbridge, Virginia, has been awarded a $9,448,830 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for software development. This contract provides for development, testing and demonstration of software and architecture for the Department of Homeland Security. Work will be performed at Woodbridge, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with an expected completion date of September 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,295,750 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-14-C-0210).

Boeing to Develop Airborne Command Post Transmit System

October 1, 2014

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Oklahoma City, has been awarded a $9,774,956 modification (P00204) to previously awarded contract FA8106-07-C-0001 for design and development of an E-4B low frequency transmit system through system requirements review. Contractor will provide engineering services to finalize defined and derived system requirements. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,724,124 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Exelis to Provide Deep Space Surveillance Control System

October 1, 2014

Exelis Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $10,460,027 modification (P00535) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (System) Modular Precision Absolute Control System Project. Contractor will provide a Modular Precision Angular Control System prototype, three refurbished mounts and spare motors. Work will be performed at Yoder, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by December 21, 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,460,027 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (F19628-02-C-0010).

Telephonics to Provide Identification Friend or Foe Technology

October 1, 2014

Telephonics Corporation, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $14,845,476 firm-fixed price, cost-reimbursement contract for Mark XII/A All-Mode Interrogator Systems. Contractor will provide all materials and labor in order to manufacture and install 13 Mark XII/A All-Mode Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator Systems for Sweden's Long Range Air Defense Chain. It also includes seven Mark XII/A All-Mode IFF Interrogator Systems for Swedish Navy's Visby Class Corvettes in accordance with Department of Defense Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/XIIA System (AIMS) Standards. Work will be performed in Farmingdale, New York, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2017. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8501-14-C-0033).

Alion to Provide Persistent Communications

October 1, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $15,214,159 delivery order (0074) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003 for advanced processes for persistent communications. Contractor will develop solutions to help protect the systems from environmental, chemical and biological hazards in theater. Work will be performed at Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by December 29, 2016. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $904,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (FA4600-06-D-0003).

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