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Rockwell Collins to Support French Air Traffic Control Upgrade

June 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $44,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract to install the KC-135 Global Air Traffic Management Block 40 Upgrade into three KC-135R French Air Force aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. 

Jacobs Technology Awarded Two Service Support Contracts

May 20, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Jacobs Technology Inc., Lincoln, Mass., was awarded two cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract for interim support of services to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services. The contracts are valued at $9,682,777 and $7,543,139. The types of services to be acquired under this contract includes but are not limited to: engineering services, engineering support, technical support, provisioning and logistics, modeling and simulation, configuration and data management, architectural support, test and evaluation, security engineering and certification, capability- based planning, commercial-off-the-shelf integration, integrated master plans and scheduling and technical review assistance to approximately 400 system/program activities. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., with primary geographically separated units at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Tinker AFB, Okla., Lackland AFB, Texas, Randolph AFB, Texas, Peterson AFB, Colo., and Offutt AFB, Neb., with an expected completion date of Nov. 19, 2013. This contract was a sole source acquisition and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity.  Contract has an foreign military sales component as the contract requires company to travel overseas for host nation support.   

U.S. Air Force Procures Fault Detection System

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Total Quality Systems, Roy, Utah, has been awarded a $7,055,753 firm-fixed-price contract for Small Business Innovative Research Phase III Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System, which will provide services in support of the development and delivery of an 8448-channel intermittent fault detection and isolation system and an F-16 AN/APG-68 radar system programmable signal processor test program set, including the required interface test adapter. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill AFB, Utah.  

Jacobs Technology to Support U.S. Air Force Bases

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Jacobs Technology Inc., Lincoln, Mass., was recently awarded two cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract for interim support of services to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services. One contract is valued at  $8,527,294, the other at $14,448,258. The types of services include but are not limited to: engineering services, engineering support, technical support, provisioning and logistics, modeling and simulation, configuration and data management, architectural support, test and evaluation, security engineering and certification, capability based planning, commercial-off-the-shelf integration, integrated master plans and scheduling and technical reviews. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), Mass., with primary geographically separated units at Peterson AFB, Colo.; Langley AFB, Va.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, with an expected completion date of Nov 15, 2013. Contract has a foreign military sales component as the contract requires company to travel overseas for host nation support. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting authority.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $555 Million to Modernize Global Hawk

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum ceiling $555,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk modernization. The tasks on each delivery or task order will fall into, but are not limited to, the following categories:  management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability& maintainability, and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc.; studies and analyses; design, development, integration, test and evaluation; retrofit requirements; and integrated logistics support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Boeing to Upgrade Japanese AWACS

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Kent, Wash., has being awarded an $8,481,422 delivery order to a previously-awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed- fee contract for Japan AWACS mission computing upgrade (MCU)/electronic support measures requirements planning program. The contract delivery order provides a program risk assessment, export licensing planning, modeling and simulation analyses, trade studies, conduct of a MCU demonstration, diminished manufacturing sources monitoring, planning, and sustainment support planning on behalf of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Information Innovators to Support Defense Networks

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Information Innovators Inc., Springfield, Va., has been awarded a $13,781,568 firm-fixed-price, incrementally-funded contract modificatio to contract for non-personal services to provide support of the virtual Enterprise IT Service Desk supporting NIPRnet and SIPRnet with several locations. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $82,779,491. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency/A7K is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Brings Home More BACN Funding

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $89,425,943 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification that extends the operation and logistics support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads. The contractor shall provide all labor, resources, equipment other direct costs, and travel of contractor personnel for deployment support and operation of the fielded BACN equipped systems. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity. 
 

Boeing to Provide Computerized Fault Reporting System to Saudi Arabia

May 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

Boeing Defense, Space & Security, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a $13,650,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for F-15 C/D computerized fault reporting system (CFRS) and aircraft maintenance debriefing system (AMDS). Services to be provided include providing fully-trained personnel to operate and maintain CFRS and AMDS equipment, and to provide CFRS familiarization training to Royal Saudi Air Force members. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia and is expected to run through May 4, 2018 if all options are exercised. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity. 

Harris to Upgrade Counter Communications System

April 29, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Harris Corp., Communication Systems, Palm Bay, Fla., has been awarded a modification to firm-fixed-price contract for two counter communications system (CCS) Block 10 increment 1 system upgrades. The value of this contract modification is $11,323,326 increasing the total contract value from $191,546,750 to $202,870,076. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for the upgrade of the CCS Block 10 system that will increase the overall capability using new, modified, and/or existing equipment. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity.

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