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Contract Awards

Northrop Grumman Wins $189 Million DISA Task Order

March 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Systems (NGIS), Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189 million Defense Information Systems Agency task for the Host Based Security System (HBSS) program. HBSS is a flexible, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based program that monitors, detects, and counters against known cyber-threats to the Defense Department enterprise in accordance with the Enterprise-wide Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense Solutions Steering Group. DISA serves as the lead organization providing Defense Department program oversight for defense for the HBSS solution. McAfee Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, is a subcontractor.

British Royal Marines Purchase Shark NAVIGATORs

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

The British Royal Marines have ordered a second contingent of Navigators, the one-man navigation and sonar reconnaissance units manufactured by Shark Marine Technologies Incorporated. Navigator applications include explosive ordnance reconnaissance to confirm the seaway to the beach is clear of obstacles and mines as well as beach reconnaissance, to ensure the beach gradient is suitable for amphibious force landing craft and the approach is clear of obstacles such as sand bars. The British Royal Marine's Navigators have been configured for use by either swimmer or inflatable raiding craft, specifically for beach reconnaissance. Data is collected and processed real-time for immediate determination as to the suitability of the beach.

AeroVironment to Supply Logistics Services for Small UAS

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was awarded an $8,852,535 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to supply logistics services for the Small Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Goldbelt Hawk to Provide Information Technology to Kandahar Air Field

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Goldbelt Hawk LLC, Newport News, Virginia, was awarded a $9,990,048 firm-fixed-price contract a maintenance hole distribution system, Internet protocol routers, and combined enterprise regional information exchange secret backbone fiber optic cables. Work will be performed in Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins E-2C Trainer Contract

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions L.L.C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $37,584,481 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to conduct the E-2C weapon system trainer and simulated maintenance trainer modifications for software modifications and trainer obsolescence upgrades. These trainer modifications will support the E-2C program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Modify Two MQ-9 Reapers

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, is being awarded a $38,398,042 firm-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract to procure two modified Block 1 MQ-9 Aircraft and two aircraft containers. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Awards $881 Million Radar Contract

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army Product Manager for Radars recently awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the AN/TPQ-53 Firefinder Radar. The award is a firm fixed price contract for $881 million with the base year and two option years, which could yield up to 51 systems. The base year is $166 million that will produce 12 systems. All training and testing support to include a limited user test as well as initial operational test and evaluation is covered by the contract. The AN/TPQ-53 (formerly referred to as the EQ 36) provides improved operational and physical functionality over existing AN/TPQ 36 radars systems. The radar detects in-flight projectiles at greater rangers and determines and communicates the firing point locations with a high degree of accuracy. It does this with a low false alarm rate, and with an improved coverage pattern. This capability allows for more effective detection and counter-battery actions.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Radio Equipment for H-1

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,013,321 contract modification to exercise an option to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the H-1. The contract provides for the following: C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets, quantity of 15; MT-6567/ARC mounting bases, quantity of 86; MT-7006/ARC amplifier mounts, quantity of 15; AM-7526/ARC high power amplifier mounts, quantity of 15; MX-11641/ATRC LNA diplexers, quantity of 15; AS-3972/A nine-inch tunable antennas, quantity of 56; CV-4092/A digital converter, quantity of 26; and RT-1939(C)/ARC receiver-transmitter, quantity of 71. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Develop Radar Software for Seven Countries

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $48,663,690 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software development support of the ALR-67(V) 3 radar for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and various other future foreign military sales customers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded Shipboard Electronics Contract

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $55,064,485 contract modification for the integrated shipboard electronics for LPD 27, consisting of: engineering control system; magnetic signature control system; ship control system; navigation data distribution system; shipboard wide area network; wire-free portable communication system; integrated voice communication system; sensors; Marine Corps support equipment; and surface search sensor system (AN/SPS-73). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

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