Air Force

January 30, 2015

United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado has been awarded a $382,926,946 firm-fixed-price modification (P00061) to FA8811-13-C-0003 to order launch vehicle production services (LVPS) under the requirements contract terms of the basic contract. This modification executes a requirement for fiscal 2015 LVPS in support of the launch vehicle configuration of one Air Force Delta IV (5,4), one Navy Atlas V 551, and one National Reconnaissance Office Atlas V 401. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $4,077,326,882.

January 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $21,744,444 modification (P00019) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0013) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.

January 23, 2015

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22,908,256 modification (P00022) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0012) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2016.

January 21, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price $50,304,260 modification (P00024) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract (FA8726-13-C-0001) for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A platform. The contractor will provide comprehensive tasks and provide personnel, facilities, aircraft subsystems and support equipment.

January 21, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $6,606,907 modification (13) exercising an option to previously awarded task order (FA8723-13-D-0001 0002) for mission continuity for Mobile Consolidated Command Center. The contractor will provide operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for a survivable and endurable command and control of U.S. strategic, space and selected non-strategic forces, to include homeland security when directed.

February 1, 2015
By Capt. Robert M. Lee, USAF

The U.S. Air Force cyber community is failing, but not all is lost. While some aspects are in dire need of repair or replacement, effective solutions potentially are within reach—if leadership is up to the task.

January 12, 2015

The Boeing Company, Directed Energy & Strategic Systems Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $51,164,866 cost-plus-award-fee contract for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) guidance subsystem support. The contractor will provide sustaining engineering support and program management support services for the ICBM guidance subsystem. The primary focus will be to ensure any modifications or changes to the guidance system will maintain and/or improve system-level performance.

January 7, 2014

Cubic Applications Incorporated, San Diego, has been awarded a $9,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for solutions to enhance the U.S. Air Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) counter proliferation and survivability missions program. The contractor will provide research, test, evaluate and analyze short-term and long-term CBRN technologies.

January 7, 2015

Exelis Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,976,038 modification (P00577) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for Globus II sustainment support. The company also was awarded an $8,446,234 modification (P00580) to sustain the infrastructure of the C-6 radar at Eglin Air Force Base, Florid, to include the weapon system management and engineering; field service team; radome maintenance; and requirements definition, analysis and modeling.

January 7, 2015

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $43,291,564 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper field retrofit. The contractor will provide retrofit kits for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 configuration aircraft with field retrofit capabilities. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by July 5, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

January 5, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded $27,594,138 for firm-fixed-price job order 0057 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S. Navy. The company also was awarded $17,800,000 for firm-fixed-price job order 0056 for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S.

December 29, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $64,247,052 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the continued availability of operational APG-63(V)1, APG-63(V)2,  APG-63(V)3 and Talon HATE radars after aircraft installation.

December 29, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., doing business as GA-ASI, Poway, California, has been awarded a $375,212,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance.

December 29, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $7,946,398 firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee contract for KC-135 Block 45.1 upgrade software. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Mar. 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $7,946,398 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
DSCOVR spacecraft at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Scientists gear up to launch revolutionary technology into deep space that will provide the most advanced solar storm warning system to date. The spacecraft includes new research systems that also will better monitor Earth's atmosphere and land. 

December 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, two spare engines and the applicable Ground Control Environment elements. Each will contain an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. Work will be performed at San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 28, 2019.

December 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $308,263,249 firm fixed price modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 to provide the government of Taiwan with 144 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars. Contractor will provide installation on F-16 aircraft and one year of supplier support in Taiwan. Work will be performed in Taiwan and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2021. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

December 11, 2014

Silicon Graphics Federal Inc., Annapolis Junction, Maryland, was awarded a $30,750,000 modification (P0002) to firm-fixed-price contract W912DY-13-G-0025 to acquire commercially available high-performance computing systems for the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program to conduct complex calculations at the Air Force Research Laboratory Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

December 11, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $12,463,696 modification (P00649) to previously awarded contract F04701-02-C-0002 for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system. Contractor will provide protected key management architecture (KMA) for installation, integration and factory test of the replacement KMA system with the existing AEHF control and space segments. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2017.

December 8, 2014

The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, California, has been awarded a $12,941,460 modification (P00078) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8819-08-C-0006 to continue logistics support, special studies and local area network sustainment. Contractor will conduct maintenance and operations services for the development and delivery of the logistics infrastructure for the Space-Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. Work will be performed at Seal Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by June 20, 2015.

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