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Georgia Tech to Support Airborne Sensor Modernization

September 30, 2014

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, has been awarded a $16,988,225 delivery order (0275) to previously awarded contract HC1047-05-D-4000 for advanced automated tactical communications aircraft and electronic warfare system engineering and testing. Contractor will provide identification, generation, evaluation, testing and documentation of modernization solutions to address modernization requirements for aircraft, sensors and support systems. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

McCrone Associates to Support Atomic Energy Detection System

September 23, 2014

McCrone Associates Incorporated, Westmont, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,135,521 modification (P00023) to previously awarded contract FA7022-12-0006. Schafer Corporation, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,999,214 modification (P00032) to previously awarded contract FA7022-11 -C-0009 for particle analysis services. Contractors will provide non-personal services to process and analyze particle samples for the purpose of nuclear test ban treaty verification for the Air Force Technical Applications Center nuclear directorate. The contract will support the U. S. Atomic Energy Detection System. The acquisition will provide technical expertise in particle analysis and operational analytical techniques. The Air Force ISR Agency, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Satellite Communications Terminals

September 23, 2014

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, has been awarded a $23,115,046 basic ordering agreement order (0005) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051. Contractor will provide satellite communications terminals, Predator modem assembly, remote split operations racks, 70 MHz-to-fiber optic converters, and test and monitor subsystems. The company also has been awarded a $20,306,274 basic ordering agreement order (0002) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051 for Air Combat Command force structure satellite communications terminals. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Alion to Support Rapid Equipping Force

September 23, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $24,896,089 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0088) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003 for research, development, engineering, technical evaluation and information analysis and dissemination for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Contractor will leverage its research, development, test and evaluation experience in the processing and fabrication methods associated with the design, research and development, production and repair of metals, composites, ceramics, electronic materials and energetic materials to produce, test and validate prototypes for delivery to the Army. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Leidos Awarded Missile Threat Warning Contract

September 23, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,403,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will conduct research and development and perform testing for integrated threat warning and countermeasure response, including missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication. In addition, contractor will develop techniques for detection of missile, laser and hostile fire threats, and develop and validate countermeasures for these threats. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1752).

Networking Defines Air Force Intelligence

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The global network that serves the U.S. Air Force also provides the connectivity it needs for intelligence operations.

General Atomics Awarded Reaper Software Funds

September 15, 2014

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $40,906,190 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (0033) on contract FA8620-10-G-3038 for development of requirements description documents for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and the MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 UAS with the 904.6.0 system/software release. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Sept. 8, 2017. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $40,906,190 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Modifies Large Aircraft Countermeasures Contract

September 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $27,988,682 modification (P00078) to previously awarded contract FA8625-12-C-6598 for the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures C-130 Group A Kits and Installations. The contractor will provide the kits and the associated installations to 28 C-130 aircraft (11 AC-130H, 12 MC-130U, and five EC-130J). Work will be performed at Crestview, Florida, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 and 2012 overseas contingency operations funds in the amount of $27,988,682 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

Northrop to Research Atmospheric Effects on Radio Frequency Propagation

September 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $30 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the W/V-band Satellite Communications Experiment program. Contractor will conduct research to increase knowledge and understanding of atmospheric effects on radio frequency signal propagation. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-14-D-0255).

KEYW Corp. to Support Air Force Research Laboratory

September 15, 2014

KEYW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $38 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will assist the Layer Sensor Exploitation Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory in developing new command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems to exploit existing sensors of all kinds. Some examples of exploitation include target recognition, tracking, fusion, sensor management (autonomy) and registration. Exploitation research is shifting from permissive to contested environments. This shift drives a corresponding need in test strategies to match. Analysis, test and integration of sensor systems is focused on developing laboratory or relevant environments to achieve technology readiness level (TRL) 6, with the desire to achieve higher TRLs through demonstrations and system tests in environments as close to operational as is feasible, affordable and practical. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 12, 2021. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1742).

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