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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.

Mesotech to Provide Weather Observation System

October 13, 2011
By George Seffers

Mesotech International Incorporated, Sacramento, California, is being awarded a $14,904,304 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure the Fixed Base Weather Observation System; an integrated system of multiple weather sensors and data automation components designed to continually measure the conditions of the environment and formulate aviation surface weather reports at military installations and operating areas in support of flight safety and force protection. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

AeroVironment to Provide Raven Digital Link Systems

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was awarded a $6,874,175 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Raven Digital Link Systems and initial spares packages for the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.


Lockheed Awarded $791 Million Contract

September 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $791 million maximum firm-price-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract to provide a set of over 70 reusable, common services to U.S. Air Force combat support automated information systems based on integration of commercial-off-the-shelf, free and open source software, and government-off-the-shelf software components. Electronic Systems Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Alion Wins Two U.S. Air Force Contracts

September 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, is being awarded two contracts. The first is a $28,028,060 cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery, requirements contract to develop, implement, improve and execute new and existing methods and practices in systems architecting, systems engineering methodologies and tools, systems integration. Alion will also develop research expertise in systems engineering and architecting, and provide engineering research, testing, development, information analysis and expertise in all aspects of program coordination and guidance process for Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center directorates. The second is a $24,196,434 cost plus, fixed fee, indefinite delivery, requirements contract to collect, integrate, test, field and sustain promising communication technologies and capabilities that support SSC Pacific United States Marine Corp's command control communication on-the-move for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected combat vehicles and other joint service systems such as Command and Control Personal Computing, Command Post of the Future, and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems. The contracting activity for both is ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Rockwell to Provide Cryptographic Units

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,530,874 cost-plus-award-fee, time-and-material, and firm-fixed-price contract modification to exercise the KG-3X production options for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The KG-3X modernization program provides replacement and cryptographic units used with the Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network and fixed Submarine Broadcast System Network. CPSD/HNCK, Lackland Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Georgia Tech to Research and Develop Sensor Technologies

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $49,853,499 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to identify emerging sensor capabilities, and assess new or innovative sensor concepts that could be utilized to satisfy emerging or existing requirements; utilize analyses, trade studies, and simulations to determine the best potential sensor solutions to satisfy particular operational requirements, and provide that information to acquisition decision makers; design, develop, and prototype new sensor concepts in order to evaluate their effectiveness and determine suitability for transition to fielded systems; provide technology assessments that quantify the readiness of particular sensor technologies for use by Army forces; perform testing and user evaluations in order to determine the performance of various sensor systems, often against vendor performance claims, and develop recommendations regarding initial or continued use; utilize subject matter expertise to provide technical guidance, assistance, and evaluations relative to specific sensor technology areas; disseminate information regarding sensor technology from other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD sources, and conduct training for rapid equipping force and other government personnel regarding employment of those sensor technologies; and analyze existing and developing threat capabilities to determine future sensor requirements, and provide recommendations on how to address those threats. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Support U.S. Air Force Intelligence Mission Needs

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,863,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver the Stakeholder Analysis and Strategic Communication Plan, Capabilities Based Assessment Report, and the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Report to form a baseline for Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and surveillance analytic mission needs organized by key operational mission. The training-mission requirements assessment shall identify training gaps, as well as provide a strategic flight plan to improve intelligence analysis training to meet current and emergent training requirements to improve aircrew and ground forces survivability through improved analytical products. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.


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