Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $39,951,691 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (FA8808-16-C-0006) for protected tactical service field demonstration (PTSFD). PTSFD will demonstrate the ability to provide wideband anti-jam communications to tactical users using the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) constellation and commercial SATCOM. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2020.
Technica Corp., Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a $40,825,603 task order (FA8732-14-D-0015-X001) using the NETCENTS-2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology services. The award, supporting the Air Force National Capital Region, includes four one-year options that if exercised would bring the total contract value to $224,402,153. Work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland; Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.; the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; National Military Command Center, Washington, D.C.; and other Air Force organizations within the national capital region.
L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation and Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $38,318,978 fixed-price incentive firm contract for the new Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) Flight Crew Training System (FCTS) program. Contractor will provide for development and delivery of a government-owned AWACS DRAGON FCTS. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received.
Oasis Systems LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,153,576 modification (25) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0001 0003 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor and industry practices for the Theater Battle Control Division in support of surveillance and command and control capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense; Joint Forces Air Component Commander; Commander, Air Force Forces; and peacetime surveillance and maintaining air sovereignty of U.S. and Canadian airspace.
Datum Software Inc., Johns Creek, Georgia (FA8771-12-D-1001); Digital Management Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (FA8771-12-D-1002); Diligent Consulting Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FA8771-12-D-1003); Diversified Technical Services Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FA8771-12-D-1004); DSD Laboratories Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts (FA8771-12-D-1005); Excellus Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia (FA8771-12-D-1006); Exeter Government Services LLC., Gaithersburg, Maryland (FA8771-12-D-1007); IndraSoft, Reston, Virginia (FA8771-12-D-1008); Segue Technologies, Arlington, Virginia (FA8771-12-D-1009); SI Systems Technologies, Folsom, California (FA8771-12-D-1010); Array Information Technology Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland (FA8771-12-D-1011); and ActioNet Inc., Vienna, Vir
The U.S. Air Force and industry partners are developing a unique phased array for high-throughput intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services for X-band satellite services.
During a recent display at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Ball Aerospace and XTAR demonstrated that Ball’s Airlink X-1 antenna configured for the C-130 hatch was able to transmit 4.5 megabits of data per second over the XTAR-LANT satellite, a marked throughput increase over existing terminals, officials say.
I suspect it is no surprise to the men and women who read SIGNAL Magazine that the U.S. Air Force is facing readiness and modernization challenges after 25 years of continuous combat. What you readers might not realize, however, is that our Air Force is actually smaller today than it was when it became a service in 1947. And, according to recent congressional testimony, it sits at about 50 percent readiness. Across the board, our service members proudly carry out their missions as the world’s premier fighting forces. But if we are asking them to execute the published National Security Strategy, we owe it to these patriots to provide proper resources.
Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,982,374 modification (P00181) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011 for an additional quantity of two months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network. Work will be performed at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii; New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Thule Air Base, Greenland.
L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS), Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $43,874,673, fixed-price incentive contract for Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) modifications, maintenance and operations.
Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.
ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, was awarded a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract to provide senior leaders and their support staff with Ku-band and Ka-band communications utilizing ViaSat subscription service while travelling via aircraft.
Telos Corp., Ashburn, Virginia, has been awarded a $26,978,951 predominantly firm-fixed-price and cost reimbursement contract for De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) upgrade. Contractor will provide modification and replacement of the aging DMZ that will include networking equipment composed of a suite of equipment, known as a kit, that contains a firewall, intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, web-portal capability and security management. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Beale Air Force Base, California; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Wichita, Kansas, and is expected to be complete by April 17, 2019.
Exelis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,357,560 modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA8730-16-C-0009 for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). The contractor will provide use of InfiniBand Wide Area Network high-speed transport layer and data usage and dissemination capabilities. This effort provides direct feed of information without going through a third party, increased speed for data collection/processing, and cloud computing architecture, while supporting growing technologies.
Raytheon Co. - Integrated Defense System, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $28,656,989 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8730-15-C-0002 for the Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center. Work will be performed at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by May 4, 2017. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Qatar. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training, Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $8,499,996 undefinitized contract action (P00070) to previously awarded contract FA8621-13-C-6323. Contractor will upgrade existing Block 15 Predator Mission Aircrew Training System devices to the Blue Box High Definition configuration. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be complete by November 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $2,327,800 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a $20,897,644 modification (P00009) to previously awarded contract FA8307-09-D-0003 for KIV-78 Identification Friend or Foe production. Contractor will provide addition of contract line items for the newly approved device configuration and associated spares. In addition, this modification provides for the purchase of an estimated additional 700 units per year for foreign military sales. Work will be performed at Scottsdale, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by August 31, 2019. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.
Harris Corp., formerly Exelis Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,176,202 modification (P00654) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for system sustainment for Distributed Space Command and Control-Dahlgren. Contractor support includes program management, systems engineering, systems administration, software and hardware maintenance, and system test and evaluation. Work will be performed at Dahlgren, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,522,949 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
Exelis Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $58,018,301 modification (P00642) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR) Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Pave Phased Array Warning System (BPP) sustainment support projects. Contractor will maintain the sustainment posture of the BPP systems, which include field service team, mission assurance, system program agency operations and weapon system management and engineering.
Northrop Grumman, San Diego, has been awarded a $61,750,409 modification (P00114) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8726-09-C-0010 for Battlefield Airborne Communication Node (BACN) payload operations and support. Work will be performed in San Diego and overseas locations, and is expected to be complete by January 23, 2017. Fiscal 2016 overseas contingency operation and operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $61,750,409 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $16,622,453 modification (P00080) to previously awarded contract FA8808-10-C-0001 for increased government insight of Boeing's satellite manufacturing process. The contract allows for the government's increased role in assuring mission capability and asset longevity for Wideband Global SATCOM Block II follow-on satellites. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and is expected to be complete by February 28, 2018. Fiscal 2016 missile procurement funds in the amount of $16,622,453 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.