Air Force

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-1 spares and retrofit kits. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

August 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Panasonic Solutions Company, Secaucus, New Jersey, recently announced that the U.S. Air Force has selected Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers for its rugged mobile computing requirements, including flightline, maintenance, mission, and support activities. The Toughbook 31 rugged notebook and Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet can be purchased as part of the USAF Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program and will be delivered by Intelligent Decisions.

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Archbold, Pennsylvania, and Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona, are being awarded a $475 million firm-fixed-price contract for Paveway II laser-guided bomb computer control groups (seekers) and GBU-12 air foil groups (tail kits). The Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a contract to provide systems integration and avionics for the KC-10 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Cockpit Modernization Program. The contract, valued at more than $160 million over the life of the program, calls for Rockwell Collins to provide the flight management system, displays, data link communications and surveillance capabilities. The KC-10 aircraft is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S.

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Accenture Federal Services, L.L.C., Reston, Virgina, is being awarded an approximate $7 million contract modification for the Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System, which provides a system designed to allow U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Air Force the ability to reduce and ultimately eliminate reliance of legacy stove-piped systems. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded about $21 million for: a wide-area, multilateration, en-route airway surveillance system for the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in support of the U.S. combatant forces in Afghanistan and the Kyrgyzstan Republic; air traffic control tower construction at Manas International Airport; and relocation of existing Kyrgyz Aero Navigatzia equipment to the new tower. The contracting activity is Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a contract modification of about  $9 million for procurement of 4 Griffin Block II A telemetry rounds, (part number 2292000-25), and 74 Griffin Block II A all up rounds (Part Number 2292000-26) to include shipping, engineering services, and proposal development costs. U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded about $18 million for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10, serial number 9001, and the two engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease in support of overseas contingency operations under contract. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and fo

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, a nearly $8 million contract to develop an open system architecture (OSA) common back-end digital processor for the entire family of Air Force radio frequency electronic devices, to include radars, signals intelligence sensors, electronic-warfare and communication systems.

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $7 million contract modification for advance procurement long lead items associated with two Block 30 and two Block 40 Global Hawk air vehicles; two in-line Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload; two Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program sensors; two in-line EISS sensors; and other items and activities required to protect the production schedule for Lot 10. One firm was solicited and one firm submitted a proposal.

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems Corporation, San Jose, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to continue technical support and additional testing using two Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) 1C sensors; buy replacement ASIP 1C assets; design and build one set of flight line MQ-9 emulator support equipment assets; and support the government program office that is designating and building shipping containers for the ASIP 2C pod, cradle and test stand.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, is being awarded a $61 million contract modification for the C-130 Avionic Modernization Program (AMP) low rate initial production, part two to Lot 2, including two C-130 AMP kits; engineering and program management support; initial spares and support equipment for Little Rock Air Force Base and St. Joseph's Air National Guard Base; a functional test bed modification; a C-130 AMP part task trainer; and a C-130 AMP Weapon System Trainer. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $22 million contract modification and a more than $13 million modification.

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Missile Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a nearly $83 million contract modification for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy low rate initial production lot four. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

EDO Corporation, North Amityville, New York, is being awarded a $20 million contract modification for the repair of AN/ALG-161A Radio Frequency Surveillance/Electronic Countermeasures System components; 225 repair contract line items; one contract line item for material; and one contract line item for travel. The 638 Supply Chain Management Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation.

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $13 million contract for the purchase of 8 Linux processors, 41 improved display kits and associated spares for the ground control stations under the Predator/Reaper program. Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Three companies--KNWEBS Incorporated, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Array Information Technology Incorporated, Greenbelt, Maryland; and Solutions Through Innovative Technologies Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma-are being awarded more than $43 million each for all personnel, supervision, and services necessary for information technology functions considered to be outside the definition of routine help desk support for Aeronautical Systems Center directorates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a greater than $9 million contract modification to extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP post-initial operational test and evaluation flight testing on the Global Hawk platform. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company of El Segundo, California, is being awarded a roughly $25 million contract for remanufactured B-2 aircraft antenna parts. The contracting activity is 448 Supply Chain Management Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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