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BAH to Deliver Survivability and Vulnerability Reports

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,784,337 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver survivability and vulnerability reports including Weapons Materials Research Directorate Technology Information Report, Systems Integration Analysis and Scientific and Technology Roadmap for Warfighter Enterprise, and Experimental Tests and Test Planning and Reports. These deliverables provide assessments of emerging technology needed to defeat specific threats such as improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Missile Defense

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Security Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives Sand Dragon Contract

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $26 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Sand Dragon B. This effort is to develop and deploy an innovative airborne counter-IED capability unmanned aerial system. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Supply Deployable Instrument Landing System

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Network Communications Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a nearly $9 million fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement contract to develop a deployable instrument landing system that can provide precision guidance to aviation assets in multiple geographically-separated and environmentally-diverse regions. Headquarters Electronic Systems Center, Directorate of Contracting, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Predator Spares

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.

Panasonic Computers Prove Tough Enough for U.S. Air Force

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. Both mobile computers will be included in the QEB program effective immediately and ending Dec. 31, 2011.

U.S. Air Force Awards $475 Million for Paveway II Technology

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.

Rockwell Collins Receives $160 Million KC-10 Avionics Contract

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. armed forces. Although the aircraft's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carrying fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments.

Accenture to Provide Enterprise Accounting Management System

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.

Raytheon to Support Troops in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan

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.

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