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Raytheon to Upgrade Missile Defense Radar Under Potential $176 Million Contract

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the contractor will upgrade the Early Warning Radar (EWR) at Clear Air Force Station (AFS), Alaska, with an option to upgrade the EWR at Cape Cod AFS, Massachusetts. This is a joint Missile Defense Agency/Air Force effort and will be funded by fiscal 2012 through 2017 Missile Defense Agency Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, and Air Force Other Procurement funds. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Receives $108 Million ICBM Cryptography Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. The Northrop Grumman-led ICBM prime team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment and system modifications.

BAH to Develop Survivability Technology

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Hendon, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,145,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, and requirements contract for research and development in order to complete survivability technology and vulnerability of threat assessments, risk assessments and forecast reports, and the survivability and vulnerability resource analysis report. The contractor logistics support sustainment division will use these scientific and technical information reports to create a single, all-hazards program focus that shall minimize vulnerability. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Install Radar Systems for Saudi Arabian Air Force

June 6, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $66,814,404 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for the installation and check out of Group A and B radar system improvement kits for the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of five Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Contract Modified

June 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Clearfield, Utah, is being awarded a $108,098,628 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to purchase a modification to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Upgrade II Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Surveillance Radar Contract

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $15,485,267 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Surveillance Radar Program. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

EmeSec Awarded U.S. Air Force Cybersecurity Conract

April 30, 2012
By George Seffers

EmeSec Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded a $1.3 million follow-on contract with the U.S. Air Force Medical Services (AFMS) Office of the Chief Information Officer's Information Assurance Division. The company will focus on providing information assurance (IA) engineering services for a variety of systems and applications supporting 74 Air Force sites. Additionally, the company will deliver certification and accreditation service support. EmeSec will perform risk-management and information security controls evaluation and technical testing to bolster AFMS' security posture. Additionally, the company will manage an IA Engineering Lab as it ascertains real and potential vulnerabilities in procedures, design, operating systems, hardware and software that may expose AFMS to security breaches.

U.S. Air Force Awards $6.9 Billion to Multiple Firms

April 18, 2012
By George Seffers

Ace Technology Partners LLC, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Blue Tech Incorporated, San Diego, California; FedStore Corporation, Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics IT, Needham, Massachusetts; Global Technology Resources, Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia; M2 Technology Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas; and Red River Computer Company, Claremont, New Hampshire, are being awarded a $6.9 billion firm fixed price, multiple award, indefinite delivery, and indefinite quantity contract for the purchase of netcentric products for Air Force customers. This contract vehicle will provide for commercially available off-the-shelf products to support the Internet Protocol Network and will include the following categories of netcentric products and associated support worldwide: (1) networking equipment, (2) servers and storage, (3) peripherals, (4) multimedia, (5) software (not included on other enterprise licenses), and (6) identity management/biometric hardware and associated software. This contract supports the Global Information Grid architecture, Defense Information Infrastructure, Air Force, and Defense Communications Systems info-structure for computer networks and telecommunications network mission areas. Electronic Systems Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Awarded $334 Million Infrared Countermeasures Contract

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded a $334 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support. The LAIRCM system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile. Northrop Grumman will deliver LAIRCM hardware and provide associated support to the Air Force beginning immediately and continuing through April 2014.

BACN Contract Extended

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $34,226,968 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) contract for a four-month extension for the continued operations support and maintenance of two BACN BD-700/E-11A platforms, and operational support and maintenance of the BACN payloads. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.


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